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scrappinginontario

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yup, and most of us work both programs. Sure some of us lean harder to one or the other. I'm very loyal to my airmiles as you can tell by the threads I maintain. I still collect PC points but they don't have the same pull since we don't shop at many of the stores. We don't play the shell with points/ miles swapped for gift cards or cash towards other purchases because it makes no sense with our banking system. We treat all of our reward points/ miles as free and use them on things we'd never buy or to upgrade to a more expensive version.
You're right that so much depends on where you shop. I don't tend to go to AM stores very often but frequent the PC stores....well, as much as I 'frequent' any store right now! ;)

Something I have noticed lately is that Canadian Tire seems to be working with more stores than I was aware of. I've earned Triangle points at Canadian Tire, Sportcheck and today at Party City. I even noticed a Party City section with signage set up in my Canadian Tire when I was waiting to check out.
 

bababear_50

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Joined
Feb 5, 2007
I work the AirMiles program way more than the PC Optimum as Sobeys is my main store and I rarely shop at Superstore or No Frills. I have just started back with Rexall points and can redeem $40 if I want on my next shop.
I'm with you on the Rexall BeWell Points.
It has been very easy for me to rack up a few BeWell Points and I plan to save them for next Christmas.

The limiting of items even though they are advertised and then staff shouting at myself and my son have stopped us collecting PC points.
Who knows maybe when Covid is over we might try going there again.

Real Canadian Supercenter shop yesterday
4 items not available
1. stuffed chicken breasts
2. Herb & Garlic cream cheese
3. Cavendish potato wedges
4. Thick cut Villiaggio bread

No subs available & no phone call just an email 1 hour before pick up.
The thing is the 4 items helped even out the cost of the other prices of food.
Not a good shop.

Hugs
Mel
 

hdrolfe

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Joined
Feb 16, 2014
I haven't been early any points really, AM or PC. I have been enjoying walmart pick up, and it's funny because I would never go grocery shopping there in person, but the pick up is so easy to organize. I know I can buy giftcards at Shell and get airmiles, but that requires going in to the store to do so isn't happening. Once covid is over perhaps I will return to shopping in stores.
 

scrappinginontario

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Nov 7, 2010
I'm with you on the Rexall BeWell Points.
It has been very easy for me to rack up a few BeWell Points and I plan to save them for next Christmas.

The limiting of items even though they are advertised and then staff shouting at myself and my son have stopped us collecting PC points.
Who knows maybe when Covid is over we might try going there again.

Real Canadian Supercenter shop yesterday
4 items not available
1. stuffed chicken breasts
2. Herb & Garlic cream cheese
3. Cavendish potato wedges
4. Thick cut Villiaggio bread

No subs available & no phone call just an email 1 hour before pick up.
The thing is the 4 items helped even out the cost of the other prices of food.
Not a good shop.

Hugs
Mel
It's always so disappointing when they're out of what you want when do do a pick-up order! It's part of the reason I started shopping again. I now try to go at 7am and find the store isn't very busy and those who are there tend to be 'rule followers' yet at the same time I understand shopping in person is not an option to all.
 

bababear_50

DIS Veteran
Joined
Feb 5, 2007
It's always so disappointing when they're out of what you want when do do a pick-up order! It's part of the reason I started shopping again. I now try to go at 7am and find the store isn't very busy and those who are there tend to be 'rule followers' yet at the same time I understand shopping in person is not an option to all.
Yeah
A 7 am shop to Sobeys/Metro once in awhile. (When I do this there is never more than 1 or 2 other people in the store.)
We will continue to get a online order once in awhile.

Hugs Mel
 

person

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Joined
Dec 20, 2005
I have almost written off AM, like 90%PC and 10%AM. The declining stores, declining ability to get AM has really turned for our family. I dont even try anymore.
But give me a 20x event almost every week at Shoppers and we are getting 30%back as we check out and that is cash, no worring about how the AM math works...Bring it on.
Our gas stn does Air Miles and it's kind of instinctive to go there anyway...
 
  • Mickey&JoshNut

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    Sep 15, 2004
    I have almost written off AM, like 90%PC and 10%AM. The declining stores, declining ability to get AM has really turned for our family. I dont even try anymore.
    But give me a 20x event almost every week at Shoppers and we are getting 30%back as we check out and that is cash, no worring about how the AM math works...Bring it on.
    This is us as well...the only place I collect AM now is Shell and that is not very often as I am now working at home and will be for the foreseeable future. I too like that I can redeem however much I want in my points towards my groceries. Since the start of the pandemic and we started using PC Express, I would transfer the $ amount of the points I redeemed into a separate bank account...the balance is at almost $600.
     

    Debbie

    DIScovering DIS magic-missing my colours
    Joined
    Jun 28, 2000
    yup, and most of us work both programs. Sure some of us lean harder to one or the other. I'm very loyal to my airmiles as you can tell by the threads I maintain. I still collect PC points but they don't have the same pull since we don't shop at many of the stores. We don't play the shell with points/ miles swapped for gift cards or cash towards other purchases because it makes no sense with our banking system. We treat all of our reward points/ miles as free and use them on things we'd never buy or to upgrade to a more expensive version.
    I agree with your with respect to how to spend the points. I don't mind spending a few extra points for rewards I wouldn't normally by (although if there is a huge discrepancy, I hesitate) and have picked up experiences (zoo, safari, tickets) with them.
    I'm with you on the Rexall BeWell Points.
    It has been very easy for me to rack up a few BeWell Points and I plan to save them for next Christmas.

    The limiting of items even though they are advertised and then staff shouting at myself and my son have stopped us collecting PC points.
    Who knows maybe when Covid is over we might try going there again.

    Real Canadian Supercenter shop yesterday
    4 items not available
    1. stuffed chicken breasts
    2. Herb & Garlic cream cheese
    3. Cavendish potato wedges
    4. Thick cut Villiaggio bread

    No subs available & no phone call just an email 1 hour before pick up.
    The thing is the 4 items helped even out the cost of the other prices of food.
    Not a good shop.

    Hugs
    Mel
    We don't have a Rexall close, so I don't even bother with that program. I'm sorry you had the issues with PC Express pick up. I find that I get better service from one store over the other that I use. They are in different directions into the city, so I get great service one way and just okay the other.
    Wednesday, save your offers day!
    Ugh! I had brought this up to read yesterday, and got waylaid with the unpacking from the move, and forgot to read and remember. I just checked. I had 9 offers-one makeup that I'll never use-and all of the offers that which I use regularly. Sadly, my desperately needed cat food is not on the list. :p
    Personally, I use PC, AM, and a cashback credit card. PC is usually for food, with the AM for everything else. Both have a few automatic payments on them, so every month, I collect a few AM. Not enough to be Onyx though.
     

    Minniemoo15

    DIS Veteran
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    Jan 27, 2016
    I love collecting PC - I find I rack them up so much faster and more naturally than AM. I do almost all my grocery shopping at Atlantic Superstore , get my gas at their gas bar, and have prescriptions at Shoppers. I get optimum points on the full price of my prescriptions even though my co-pay is quite low which is a huge bonus. When my kids were little I used to get a ton of points for diapers, formula, baby food, etc.

    I usually cash them in every December for Disney gift cards that we use on our March trip. I guess the one upside of not traveling this year is that I’ll have double the giftcards for next year !
     



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