Shoppers Drug Mart: 20x Optimum Points OR $20 Gift Card When You Spend $50 or More (Feb. 26, 2011 Only)


*Offer valid Saturday, February 26th only. Excludes prescription purchases, Shoppers Optimum Bonus Points®, Shoppers Optimum® MasterCard® points, products that contain codeine, tobacco products (where applicable), lottery tickets, passport photos, stamps, transit tickets and passes, event tickets, gift cards, prepaid phone cards, prepaid card products and Shoppers Home Health Care locations. Gift card cannot be redeemed for cash or credit, and is valid on your next purchase of $20 or more. Gift cards are subject to terms and conditions on the back of the card. One Shoppers Drug Mart Gift card per transaction per customer. See Gift card for expiry date. While quantities last.

A couple of important things to note here: If you opt for the $20 gift card, you can’t apply it to that transaction, as it’s valid on your NEXT PURCHASE of $20 or more. Also the gift card has an expiry date and we don’t know when that is. You’ll most likely have to spend $50 after coupons, as the cashier has to actually hand you the gift card, and I’m guessing they won’t if your after coupon total falls below $50, despite the fact that coupons are a form of payment and the store will get reimbursed by the manufacturer.

22 responses to “Shoppers Drug Mart: 20x Optimum Points OR $20 Gift Card When You Spend $50 or More (Feb. 26, 2011 Only)”

  1. kris says:

    IS this a regular gift card or is it more like save $@) on your next purchase of $20 or more coupon? I’d do it if it is like a regular gift card but not if theres a minimum purchase on it…

  2. kris says:

    i meant to type the number 20, the shift button got stuck again.

  3. Arshes87 says:

    The last one was a card with a $10 value but not an actual gift card, you had to use all of it at once and it had an expiration date, not like a real gift card.

  4. Jigna says:

    just a quick question, does it says before coupon? I would really like to know because i heard people do that during 20x and 15x. I tried buying things once and used coupon to bring down the total but the cashier said that I won’t get the 20x points although i didn’t try to do it below specified amount.

    can someone put more focus on it?

  5. Arshes87 says:

    Coupons shouldnt make a difference, esp with the bonus points because the till should just do it automatically.

    But i cant say for sure, because with gift cards your dealing with a cashier.

    But i made a $48 purchase at Saveonfoods, had a bonus points coupon for $35 or over, and after coupons i paid $17.00+, but the bonus points coupon still rang through.

  6. haha says:

    which is worthier? 20* or $20 card?

  7. Kyla says:

    If you’re only spending $50, then the gc is better. $50 with 20x the points is 10,000 points, which is a little over the $10 mark. If you’re spending $75 it’s equally as good as the other. Anything over that I would go for the 20x the points, plus it’s only one gc per customer.

  8. Draggy says:

    on a bonus day 10,00 points ($50 spent) is worth $21, 15,000 points ($75 spent) is worth $31 and 20,000 points ($100 spent) is worth $42.

    So it’s the same as the gift card.

  9. Emma says:

    I am going to let the cashier rang in everything & ask if I have enough products, then use the coupons as payment. Since the cashier told me I had enough stuffs, he/she can’t just argue with me.

  10. Janetta says:

    Emma: Good idea, I hope it works!
    Though..I have a feeling they’ll just say something along the lines of, “’ve got coupons? Your total will be less than $50, I can’t give you the gift card.”

    I’d stand my ground though!
    Or maybe I’ll check with a manager before hand, explaining coupons are a form of payment and that they do get reimbursed etc.

  11. moehunter says:

    *Offer valid on the purchase total of $50.00 or more on eligible products after discounts and redemptions and before taxes.

  12. find.nicole says:

    soo… i have a question. i got the $10 giftcard from the previous Valentine event that they have. let’s say if i wanna use that… do i have to do $60 worth of stuff? or just $50.. but that brings it down to $40…

  13. ls1101 says:

    I’ve never been able to get my bonus points until the after coupon total was $50 (or $75 or whatever the promotion was). I don’t know if there is regulation about this, but if anyone actually does know what the rules are (there must be one with all the promotions stores run!) maybe they’d be kind enough to post on here so we all know once and for all. I don’t think it can just be something that’s left up to the cashier to decide since many are high school students who wouldn’t really know. Thanks in advance!

  14. bambinoitaliano says:

    The final pay out has to be at least $50 before tax.

  15. SuperShopper says:

    I actually get the whole “coupon problem”. Whether Shoppers or whoever ends up getting the money in the end – you haven’t actually paid for it yourself. The company who pays Shoppers is entitled to any points for the coupon and not yourself. Essentially because you did legwork to get a coupon you think you should get points and redemption….not so. I am an avid coupon collector and have no issue with their policy. You can’t profit at the company who’s coupon it is expense.

  16. sharp1 says:

    I was wondering the same thing as find.nicole except I got a $50 one. I think I will try to use it and get the points instead of another gift card.

  17. find.nicole says:

    hey sharp1

    let me know if it works out for you!!

  18. sharp1 says:

    It’s Saturday only right? I will probably go early in the morning.

  19. find.nicole says:

    yes it is only saturday…

  20. SavingMentor says:

    To answer some questions:

    You should be able to use coupons as long as they are not free products coupons and the cashier codes them the right way in their system when they enter them in (2001 I believe). In short, coupons will count towards your $50 in spending so you can end up spending $25 out of pocket and still meet the $50 minimum.

    As for using a shoppers drug mart gift card with an expiry date. I’m pretty sure that won’t work. You will need to spend $60 to qualify for the promotion if you want to do that.

  21. fishnutbrittle says:

    Can the gc be used in combination with points redemption in the future? If I redeem 95,000 points for an expensive product, can I also use the gc to pay for whatever the points don’t cover?

  22. sharp1 says:


    I went this morning to spend my $50 Valentine GC and was told I wouldn’t get the points or the $20 GC. I decided to use it anyway since it was going to expire this week.

    I was kinda bummed about losing out on 20x points day, but lo and behold, when I checked the receipt when I got home, the points were added. Yay!


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