You may have realized from previous posts that I kind of like food in general and I happen to like my grocery shopping sometimes. Yes I am in my 20′s not heading for the retirement home, but I like food so buying it comes with the territory. I am sure most readers are aware of a variety of rewards programs that retail stores offer to keep you coming back, and keep track of your purchases. The PC Plus program is brand new and allows you to collect points at a variety of grocery stores including No Frills, Loblaws, Superstore, Zehrs and a variety of other banners. As a student I’ve always been a big fan well saving money, and going to lower priced grocery stores like No Frills.
PC Plus Program Benefits
Being thrifty like I am I’ve also had a President’s Choice Financial bank card since I started university and have been able to collect PC points which were exclusive to banking customers. Now what’s new about the PC Plus program is that it is now available to anyone, even if you don’t have a bank account or credit card with them. You can use the app on your phone instead of carrying around a card and you load up offers each week that give you extra bonus points which were never available before in their old program. It took me about 4 years to collect enough points to actually make something out of it whereas now I could buy 10 romaine hearts and get $10 off my next purchase. Oh and did I mention it’s free-of course it is, but I felt I need to make that clear.
Honestly it’s always great when you can earn additional points when you purchase groceries, it’s a necessary purchase already. If you really want to you can double dip and get PC Plus points with your card and then gain say Air Miles with your credit card.
In the end the PC Plus program can help save you a bit of money here and there as long as you pay attention to bonus point offers. Some things to remember;
- Don’t just buy items because they offer bonus points, that’s the reason why they have those promotions-still be smart with your purchases
- Make sure to still use coupons so you can save extra money and keep track of pricing, always keep your grocery shopping basics in the back of your mind
- Load up the promo’s each week-you can sign up for their emails so you can keep on top of it (I honestly hope they change this feature-they should be already loaded on your card if you ask me)
Will you sign up for the PC Points program? Do you think it’s worth it?