Here is some news that will be exciting to some people. Not too far back there was talk of a survey that asked people what they thought of the idea of being able to exchange their Shoppers Optimum points for PC Plus points. Some people thought it would be a fantastic option, and others had mixed feelings. For some of you, this option will now be a reality.
We have heard that people are currently receiving emails inviting them to exchange their Shoppers Optimum points for PC Plus points. I know very few details at the moment, as I myself have not received the email, nor has anyone that I have asked. However, I do know that the conversion rate is 40 PC Plus points for every 70 Shoppers Optimum points. So to put this simply, if you normally redeem 8000 points for $10 at Shoppers Drug Mart, that same 8000 points converted to PC Plus points would become approximately 4,560 points, worth $4.56.
Even though there is far more selection in terms of redeeming points PC Plus versus Optimum, that loss in value of points would prevent me from exchanging them! Would you be interested in exchanging your points?