I had lots of plan for Shoppers this weekend; it was a bonus redeem weekend, so $200 for only 95,000 points (or $100 for 50,000), there was also boxes of Lindor dark chocolate balls expiring November 30th and some places had Starbucks coffee expiring Dec 5th which needed to “harvested”…
In total this weekend I got $1,150.48 in product for $181.62 and 11,450 Optimum points (which is worth around $15). BOOM! – SAVINGS!
I went into my first Shoppers and figured there wouldn’t be much there. It was bonus redeem day, so I didn’t think they would have great sales…I was wrong, they did! I got a pair of $40 Sony earbuds for $8 BOOM! – SAVINGS! Also, I got a $35 card reader for $5.99! BOOM! – SAVINGS! … I should really save the “BOOM! – SAVINGS!” for what is coming up…
Minor Boom! – Savings! -> Starbuck’s has a promotion where if you buy 3 of their products from grocery stores or pharmacies you get a $10 gift card. Luckily I can find lots of Starbuck’s stuff at low prices ($12.99 bags of coffee? More like $2.99, $10.99 Starbuck’s ice coffee? Also, $2.99)…So buying 3 packs of stuff for $9 gets me the 3 packs of coffee and a $10 gift card! BOOM! – SAVINGS!
MAJOR BOOM! – SAVINGS! ->I somehow managed to catch Shopper’s Drug Mart with their pants down. I had been watching the boxes of Lindor dark chocolate at several of the stores I visit and they weren’t selling and their Best Before Date was fast approaching.
I don’t know why, but they usually catch stuff like this and put manager’s coupons on them (the stickers from every post I write, pay attention!) …For some reason this time they didn’t. I visited too many SDMs this weekend, but I did manage to find 3 locations with a total of 35 boxes. Not one location was aware they were expiring and not one location was not willing to give me a deal I couldn’t walk away from!
What worked out AMAZINGLY well for me was that two of the deals actually triggered bonus points (after LONG discussions on the phone with Customer Service Representatives: turns out no note was left on my file (see last post) and despite “Sir, this just looks wrong!” I got my points). In two places I dealt with a Supervisor, they seem lower in the chain of command than a Manager, because their deals aren’t as good. They sold them to me for $2.99 each instead of $10.99. The nice thing about these two transactions were that I got 10 boxes and 12 boxes, this put me over the $100 threshold before manager’s coupons so despite “only” paying $44 and $53 I got about $39 in points from each transaction. So 12 boxes of Lindor chocolates for about $19 instead of $273.11! BOOM! – SAVINGS!
The third store was even better. I talked to a Cashier and asked to speak to a Manager. I showed her the product and she said a Manager wasn’t in, but she would call the inventory guy in the back (he had a cool title, but I can’t remember what it is) , they have a lot of power, they can price things however they want. She explained to him over the phone that the 13 boxes of chocolates were expiring tomorrow and he said something back to her… Her reply “Oh really!?!” and told me I would be really happy. $1 per box? Yeah, I was happy! $14.69 instead of $161.44! BOOM! – SAVINGS!
What am I doing with 35 boxes of chocolates? Giving most of it away. I sold some boxes too, to people that are on my “Let me know when you score on Lindor” list. In all I bought 455 chocolate balls. I have eaten 2, and don’t think I will have anymore than that, 99.6% Calorie reduced! BOOM! 🙂
For those of you that worry that I haven’t posted about the charities in a while, don’t worry I did manage to find some stuff to sooth for teething and some stuff to help with flu symptoms (GET YOUR SHOTS, FRIENDS!)…They were all marked down to $1 from $11.99 and are good until 2018! BOOM! – SAVINGS! I got 14 in all, saving $153.86. I also got some ladies razors to donate, but not enough to write about.
I could go on and on, but I won’t. I think this enough for writing about one weekend. I bought 135 things at Shopper’s this weekend and only one thing wasn’t on sale…SP wanted to be bribed with Kinder Surprises for helping me out shopping…COMBO BREAKER! LOL …
I almost forgot to write about the $0.29 per litre chocolate milk! Shopper’s was clearing it yesterday because it was expiring today. What better for a Grey Cup party than gambling on whether the milk was sour or not! The reward was worth the risk. My nieces and nephews (and others) seem fine today… 🙂 Greek yogurt 4 packs for $0.99? Danone 6-pack yogurt drinks for $0.99? Starbucks ground coffee for $1.99? BOOM! – SAVINGS! Friggen Kinder Surprises… 😦
Until my next post, be happy and be safe…Good luck shopping!