SDM “Spend Your Points” Event Haul
Planning a shopping trip and making a big list of beauty items to buy makes me one giddy Birdy! Going shopping for those items makes me happy, and playing with each new product when I get home is super fun! But knowing that I got everything for only $25 is the sweetest icing on the cake!
Last weekend Shoppers Drug Mart hosted a “Spend Your Points” event – something that happens maybe twice a year – and something that I have been waiting very patiently for! When I received the e-mail notifying me of this promotion, I quickly began jotting down a list of high-end and drugstore products I wanted to try. I even scheduled the shopping trip into my Saturday, and if I’m honest, it was probably the highlight of my weekend…
There were two options:
- Redeem 50,000 worth of points, get $85 off a purchase and $15 worth of bonus Optimum points
- Redeem 95,000 worth of points, get $170 off a purchase and $30 worth of bonus Optimum points
I chose the latter.
Now before you go ahead and make too many presumptions – yes, I probably spend more than the average person would at a drugstore, but I have been saving up these points for a very, very long time. I also like to think of myself as a “smart” Shoppers Drug Mart shopper. Let me explain…
I use my Optimum card for EVERY. SINGLE. PURCHASE (no matter how small the cost). You know the ol’ saying “every penny counts”? Well I live by this same saying when it comes to Shoppers Optimum Points.
I load my personalized offers obsessively each week and I’ll often be persuaded to try one brand over another if it comes with bonus points.
I’ll try to make “bulk” trips and buy all of my toiletries or other necessities at once, on a day that allows me to qualify for five, 10 or 20 times the points if I spend a certain amount. I am mortified to admit, but I once went a couple of days without deodorant while waiting for a bonus day to arrive…
I managed to snag $230 worth of beauty items and the satisfaction/massive smile on my face when I got home was 100% worth every bonus point! Check out all of the goodies I picked up:
Garnier SkinActive Ultra-Lift Anti-Wrinkle Firming Eye Cream
Garnier Whole Blends Green Apple & Green Tea Refreshing Shampoo
Garnier Whole Blends Green Apple & Green Tea Refreshing Conditioner
Garnier Fructis Deconstructed Texture Tease Spray
Essie Colour Corrector for Nails Primer
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation in Vanille Clair
Maybelline The Colossal Big Shot Mascara in Blackest Black
Covergirl Outlast All-Day Soft Touch Concealer in Fair
Pink Sugar 3-Piece Gift Set
Essence Gel Eye Pencil Waterproof in Urban Jungle
Essence Superfine Eyeliner Pen Waterproof
Lancome Juice Shaker in Piece of Cake
Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in Out Loud
Maybelline Colour Sensational Inti-Matte Nudes in Brown Blush
There’s a good chance you’ll see reviews in the near future on some of the products listed above, so stay tuned!! I’ll be sure to share my thoughts.