Shoppers Drug Mart has an awesome Bonus Redemption weekend coming up that is a little out of the ordinary. The redemption levels are increased this weekend only for us to optimize our savings! Make sure to stop by Shoppers Drug mart September 8th & 9th to redeem your points.
Here are some examples at some of the regular redemption levels compared to this weekend:
- Redeem 30,000 points and get up to $40 off /This weekend redeem just 25,000 for $50 (get an extra $10 for 5,000 less points)
- Redeem 50,000 points and get up to $85 off / This weekend redeem 50,000 for $110 (get an extra $25)
- Redeem 95,000 points and get up to $170 off / This weekend redeem 95,000 for $220 (get an extra $50)
If you are a SDM points collector like I am I wait specifically for weekends like this to get the most from my money. I wrote a while back on how to get the most for your points but because this weekend is a redemption, I thought I would just refresh your memory with a few quick tips.
Wait for the top 2 levels of redemption: It can take a while to get to the top 2 levels of redemption but waiting until your points reach that mark is key. They almost never have a bonus redemption with anything but the 2 top levels of redemption amounts. That means if you cash out your rewards every time you hit the $10 or $30 mark, you will only save that amount of money. If you can wait until you hit the highest 2 levels (shown on the back of your receipt or online), then every couple of months they will do a bonus redemption and make the value back much higher. This means that you will get more free groceries/items for your points.
Use Coupons: I make sure to check the Shoppers Drug Mart flyer for sales and match any printable grocery coupons I have to those sales. Since the coupons are treated like money and taken off your total, you will be able to get more for your points. For example, say a tube of tooth paste is price at $2 and you have a $1 coupon for it, that means if you are redeeming $90 instead of that item being $2 of your $90 it will just be $1. Using coupons on redemption days is a must for me. The last redemption I did, I used about $35 in coupons meaning instead of $200 free items I really got $235! It pays to use coupons!
Shop early or very late: Since the Redemption days are only 2 days each time, popular sale items go very fast (especially if there is a coupon to go with the item). I try to shop either as early as possible (so I know that the item I am looking for will be there) or late at night (because at the 24 hour locations the items will be restocked late).
(Expiry: 9th September 2012)