Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Hello All,

Sorry it's been a a little while since my last post. Hopefully it won't be so long the next time. Let me preface this by saying that this particular post will only be pertinent to those lucky enough to live in Canada.  Go Canucks!!  It's all about the Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum Points Card. The reason I wanted to showcase this is...well because I sure wish I had come across a post telling me how brilliant this little card really is. I've only had one for about a year but boy do I wish I had it sooner! Unfortunately I am notorious for zoning out whenever anyone starts with a spiel about signing up for this, that, and the other. Luckily one day I had a fantastic SA...the kind where they make the experience feel more like your yakking with a girlfriend while  showing you some really cool stuff. Anyhoo as we were making our way to the counter with a bevy of goods, she casually mentioned the points card and for the first time I found myself saying the following..."oh that sounds so tell me more."

Basically every few weeks, Shoppers has a promo that if you spend $75 or more, and it can range from beauty products to kitchen products, absolutely anything that you would pick up at a drug store. When
you spend that amount, you collect 25 times the points. In essence you get back $25. That's huge! It's literally a third of your money back. How often does that happen?  These bonus days used to happen every month of so but in the last 6 months it seems that they have them every two weeks. I usually just wait for one of these days to pick up sundries for the home. Before long your able to rack up $150 worth of points that you can spend on anything. The have many other types of points days so it's well worth it to just bookmark the site. I usually check once a week to see what the deals are and off I go. I mean we are in constant need of toothpaste, toiletries, shampoo etc, why not make money back when buying these things, and I have to say $300 ain't no chump change. What's also terrific is that they have a Beauty Boutique where they carry a few higher end brands such as Christian Dior and Guerlain, as well as Shiseido, Benefit and other popular brands. So for all you Canadian gals out there that were like me and totally put off by being constantly pitched about something. You may want to perk up your ears so you don't miss out on the amazing deals!

               This is one bit of plastic I don't mind.


  1. Hi! I totally agree! Do you wait for bonus redemption days too? You can turn that $150 into $200!

  2. OMgosh there's a bonus redemption day??!!....I had no it just random or is it a particular time of the month...I'm sure they would have it on the website n'est pas?

  3. Hey - I LOVE the Shopper's Card. Have you ever been to the Murale in Vancouver?

    They are like a Sephora - but owned by shopper's. If you sign up on their site, they will send you emails of their promotions. They are always having a 20x the points and double the redemption too. So if you redeem points, you get double the $$ worth. Definitley check it out!!!
    LindyLoo999 from youtube

  4. In fact!!!!! they are having a redemption special on now at the Vancouver store May 6-9

  5. @ldyson9 I have seen Murale and did know that they were a part of Shoppers but I had no idea about these redemption days...I'll definitely have to check it out!! Thanks so much for the heads up...;-DD

  6. I have been enjoying benefits of this card for 3 years now, and I LOOOOVE redemption days!!!
    Sign up for their newsletter!
    Murale has more high-end brands (Chanel, YSL, bobbi brown etc.) than Shoppers and you can redeem your points there as well!!!!

  7. It really is the best points system out there in my opinion! Yes Murale is great ;-D

  8. LOL i'm a bit late reading this...but me and the hubby are both equally obsessed with Optimun points...we only go on bonus days and 20x the points! soooo fun to go on a feww 150$ shopping spree:)

  9. FYI they just changed it as of July 1st. Still a great deal but different points structure have to spend more but they also give you a little more too ;-) but it's still the best points system out there! Woohoo to free shopping sprees!!