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Are you a member of the Shoppers Optimum Rewards program and wondering how to earn points faster so you can redeem them for free stuff more often?
There are many tips and tricks for earning Optimum points faster. By following them (or at least some of them), you should have no problem earning points at a more rapid pace than you are now.
Here are a few of those tips:
Only shop on bonus points days.
There is usually a promotion once every month or 2 where you can earn 20x the points on your purchases. There are also special promotions such as “spend $50, get 10,000 points” or “spend $75, get 18,500 points”. These are the best times to shop.
Note: For events where a certain spending amount is required (such as “spend $75, get 18,500 points”), you do NOT have to spend the required amount in cash/credit if you’re using coupons. As long as your total hits the required amount before your coupons, you will get your points (regardless of what the cashier says). This does not include “FREE” or BxGx coupons.
Buy a Shoppers Drug Mart gift card to pay for your purchases.
You do NOT get points for gift cards except for Shoppers Drug Mart gift cards. So, if you plan on spending $50 at the store one day, buy a $50 gift card right when you walk in, do your shopping and then pay for your purchases with the gift card that you just bought.
Doing so will net you 500 points for the gift card purchase and 500 points for the $50 worth of items you just purchased (and paid for with the gift card).
Use the Shoppers Optimum Mastercard.
Instead of earning 10 points for every dollar in purchases, when you use the Shoppers Optimum Mastercard, you earn 25 points per dollar in purchases. That’s more than double the points! There is no annual fee for this card and you will also be awarded 15,000 bonus Shoppers Optimum points after your first purchase.
I truly believe that the Shoppers Optimum program is the best rewards program in Canada. When you know how to “play the game”, it’s easy to accumulate thousands of points for very little money out of pocket.
Wouldn’t you like to earn thousands of points to redeem for free stuff? Follow the tips above and you will be well on your way.
I also encourage you to download our Shoppers Optimum Guide. It’s a FREE eBook with tons of information on the Shoppers Optimum program and dozens of tips for earning points fast.