How to Earn Optimum Points Fast at Shoppers Drug Mart

It’s not often that you will see me buying a cart full of groceries at Shoppers Drug Mart (the store is WAY overpriced for most things), but when you do, I have a very good reason for it. That reason is likely because I am getting a boatload of Shoppers Optimum Reward points for buying a whole whack of stuff (or, I’m redeeming those points for a ton of free goodies). In my opinion, the Shoppers Optimum Rewards program is the best rewards program that is offered in Canada. I am not paid by Shoppers Drug Mart to promote their program (I wish!), but I love it so much that I tell everyone who will listen. It really is quite simple to rack up lots of Optimum points in a short period. Tips on How to Earn Shoppers Optimum Rewards Points Fast: 1. Only shop on Bonus Point Days This should be obvious, but many people don’t know that the only time you should ever set foot inside a Shoppers Drug Mart location is when they are hosting a bonus point promotion (20x the points, 8,000 points when you spend $50, etc.). Of course, there are exceptions to this rule (prescription pick-up, checking out clearance deals, or […]

Make The Most Out Of Black Friday Deals Without Crossing the Border

With at least 18% of Canadians expected to cross the border to enjoy deals on Black Friday in the U.S., some might be wondering if it’s even possible to save money from within Canada? I’ve been blogging about shopping deals and frugal living in Canada for a few years now, and I wanted to share some of my best tips to get the most out of your Black Friday shopping in Canada. That’s right, there are some great discounts to enjoy on our side of the border too! Black Friday Deals in Canada Since the Canadian dollar is now on par with the U.S., many Canadians have picked up the habit of crossing the border to shop the Black Friday sales. Now, Canadian stores aren’t blind, they have taken note, so that more and more Canadian retail stores are also offering comparable deals on Black Friday to keep paying customers on Canadian soil. Shopping the Black Friday deals in Canada avoids the long waiting lines at customs and the crazy hordes in shopping centres while saving money on gas too. Some offers might not be as good as what’s on offer in the U.S. (it’s getting closer though). But you also need to take into consideration […]

Why Canadians Love FREE Product Samples?

EVERYONE LOVES SOMETHING FOR FREE   Do you love Free Product Samples like I do? I’m sure all of us have bought a product and were disappointed by it at some point in our lives whether it was a beauty, cleaning, or food product.  Sometimes, I feel kind of “cheated” when I buy a full-size product for the first time, only to throw it away shortly afterwards. That’s why it’s always a good idea to “try before you buy”. If you are frugal like we are and use coupons you’re better off letting your coupons expire before you use them on full product especially if you haven’t had a chance to use the product before. We like to try and find samples first and we don’t see samples we’ve been successful in the past asking the customer service associate if they have any samples of the product to test. Not all products in-store will have free product samples you can test especially if it’s a taste test or something you need to add to your laundry but if it’s lotions, perfumes or food you might just get lucky. How many of you run to the free sample booth at the […]

Where to Find Canadian Coupons…?

CLIP CANADIAN COUPONS AND SAVE MONEY NOW   Finding Coupons…Where to Find those Canadian Coupons to help build your stockpile! So you’ve decided to start couponing! Using coupons is a great way to save money in the budget without having to compromise your quality of life. As the activity of couponing increases in popularity, so do the outlets from which you can acquire these little money saving pieces of paper. No matter your location, there are a variety of methods you can use to build your coupon collection!   Coupons By Mail   There are several websites you can visit that offer a rotating variety of free coupons you can order to be delivered to your home. Besides the obvious convenience of this service, this is also a great option since some retailers do not accept printable coupons. These coupon sites include Save.ca, Websaver.ca, GoCoupons.ca. Note: Brandsaver.ca only allows printable coupons and has the inserts. They no longer mail to your house.   Coupon Apps   NEW!- If you have a Smart Phone get involved with even more COUPON Savings with these amazing Coupon Apps.  You can now save even more money by pairing coupons with savings and the Coupon […]

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