This time I’ll speak of one of my more “meh” cards, but that are better than nothing and cost nothing to get. A Pharmaprix (Shopper’s Drug Mart) Optimum Card. We’ve all had to go to Pharmaprix at some point, whether it be your pharmacy of choice or convenience, or simply where you go if you’re walking downtown and your shoe broke and you want to buy cheap flip-flops (Dollarama has those too). I personally boycott the one at Place-Ville-Marie for many reasons. First of all, since they get all the business people they actually have the chutzpah to charge more on everyday products than other Pharmaprixs. I know this for a fact, going to two different Pharmaprixs on the same day (I’m crazy like that). Secondly, they don’t follow fliers, and don’t have their own, since they consider themselves a “luxury” pharmacy or whatever. They do pick up some of the deals and offers, but I find their ridiculousness too much to bear. I know they have more selection when it comes to perfumes and cosmetics, but do me a favour and shop around a bit. Or walk over to the Bay. Thirdly, they once had me waiting an hour and a half to pick up some run-of-the-mill monthly “feminine” prescriptions, when there were only three people ahead of me when I got there. They kept serving other people. I finally gave up and asked them to give me my prescription back, and told them I was transferring to another pharmacy. All of a sudden they were all attentive, too little too late. So I went down the street and realized that there was another Pharmaprix actually much closer to where I live, on St. Alexander and Ste. Catherine, gave them my paper and was served within five minutes. Sometimes you just have to stand up for yourself. It’s taken me a lot to come out of my shell is these types of situations, I used to be border-line doormat when it came to customer service. I NEVER endorse being rude, just keeping a calm voice and asking for what you deserve as a customer.
Anywho, they have a points card that you get for free, I’m sure a lot of people have it. It works on thresholds, where after a certain amount of points you get cash discounts on your purchase. The points are cumulative. Every week they have some special or another, this week UNTIL FRIDAY they have a special where if you spend 75 bucks you get 25 bucks worth in points back. As I’ve said before, I know it’s hard to fathom spending 75 bucks at a pharmacy, and don’t fall into their trap either where you end up buying stuff that’s overpriced and cheaper elsewhere. We all have common sense, just do the math. If you can find 75 bucks worth of stuff on sale, like a hair-dryer+face cream+deodorant+fabric softener , than it’s totally worth it, since you’ll also get 25 back.
From Saturday to Monday, get a 20 buck Esso card when you spend 75.
Stuff worth buying EXPIRING ON FRIDAY:
-Royale tissues, 69 cents.
-Cascade, 2.99. (I personally only buy biodegradable/natural cleaning products, but I don’t judge people who don’t. It’s a matter of preference. Unless you think that green products are more expensive, they’re actually not.)
-Hair Removal products, 20% off.
-Cheerios for 2 bucks!!!
-Gillette/Satin Care/Noxzema/Old Spice shaving gel, 2.99. Nothing wrong with using guy gel, as long as you don’t mind the muskiness. Otherwise it’s the same shizzle. Maybe less moisturizers, though. I personally use shower cream/gel.
-Trident Layers for one buck. Finally in Canada! How bout that dollar, eh!
-Dove for Men? Somehow I don’t see that panning out.
-A lotta Crest/Oral B stuff.
Here’s the link: http://sdm.ca.flyerservices.com/cached_banner_pages/publication.aspx?BannerName=SDM
Pharmacies are Phun!