Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum points for the Mega Redemption weekend Dec 3-4 2011- My Shopping Trip

This weekend our shopping trip didn’t include coupons yet I still managed to get $500 worth of of FREE product! As many of you know Shoppers Drug Mart had their Mega Redemption Weekend promotion, where we redeemed our Optimum points!

I was surprised how hard it was to spend $500 that was not planned. Since Christmas not too far away and we are expecting in 4 months, the extra $500 did come in handy for the unplanned shopping.

We cashed 95,000 Optimum points which generally would be $170 (note that I say $160 in the video however it is indeed $170) with the Mega Redemption this weekend end at Shoppers Drug Mart we received $250 instead of the $170 that we would generally get. We did two transaction 2 x $250 = $500 of FREE product. The cashier also made a few mistakes that I pointed out after analyzing the receipt and wondering why I had calculated a few things incorrectly. It was the cashiers mistake so he kindly reimbursed those products straight onto my credit card! Bingo more cash… I love the Scanning code of practice.

Watch a quick clip of my shopping trip and where the cashier went wrong.

 

My Mega Redemption at Shoppers Drug Mart:

1st Transaction:

Medela Breast-pump $149.00
2x Huggies Refill Wipes (216) $5.99
Playtex Feeding Newborn Set $23.99
Safety 1st Pampering Kit $15.99
3x Plamers Tummy Butter $3.99 Sale price – Retail price $8.99
4x Bambini Sleepsuit $2.99 – (Incorrect priced at $13.99 x 2)
Medela Disposal Breast Pads $12.99
Essential Cosmetic Pads $3.79

Total Saved: $260.67  Refund: $27.98
** taxes not included

2nd Transaction:

2x Huggies Diapers Size 3 $17.99
1x Huggies Diapers Size 2 $25.99
2x Quo Make Up Brushes (xmas gifts) $39.99
3x Janes Chicken Burgers $12.99
2x Catelli Harvest Pasta 2/$4 – 2x $1 off coupon – $1 each
4x Liquid Tide $5.99 Sale price – Retail price $6.99 – 4x $1 off coupons – $4.99 each
Oasis Health Break Juice $2.99 (incorrect pricing- should be 2/$5)
Oasis Health Break Juice $3.99 (incorrect pricing – should be 2/$5)
Neutogena Eye Make up remover $7.99 Sale price – Retail Price $12.99
Cadbury Chocolate 4/$5
Hershey Chocolate chips $3.99
Palmers Nursing cream $3.99 Sale price – Retail price $8.99
Large Life Rubbish bags $4.99
Zincofax Diaper Cream $8.99
Spa exfoliating gloves $2.89
Baby Life Bottle Brush $5.89

Total Saved: $250.05 Refund: $45.95
** taxes not included

Profile imageAuthor: Steven Zussino on May 3rd, 2013. Steven Zussino is the co-founder of Grocery Alerts Canada. He loves to help Canadians save money on groceries. He also runs the blog, CanadianPersonalFinance.com.

Enjoy these related post(s):

American Express Gold Rewards card

Want a travel Card that knows no boundaries?

  • Earn a Welcome Bonus of 25,000 Membership Rewards points (worth $250) just by making $500 in purchases in your first 3 months of membership. That's enough for a round-trip flight almost anywhere in North America!
  • No annual fee for the first year. A value of $150!
  • Earn 2 points for every $1 in Card purchases at eligible gas stations, grocery stores and drugstores in Canada
  • Earn 2 points for every $1 in Card purchases for eligible travel purchases, including flights, hotels, car rentals, cruises, and more.
  • Earn one point for every $1 in Card purchases everywhere else.
  • Transfer your points to frequent flyer programs, or one-to-one to Aeroplan and Avios.
  • Charge any travel including gas to your Card and pay with points, with no blackout periods.

Apply for card