At StyleDemocracy, we know shopping! We deliver the scoop on all things retail related including how to get the best value at your favorite stores. Hidden offerings, insider secrets and the ultimate savings… we’ve rounded up the 10 things every Shoppers Drug Mart shopper needs to know. Keep reading for the top tips for shopping at Shoppers Drug Mart.

1. Every Store is Different

No two Shoppers Drug Mart locations are identical. You’ll find that the size, product selection, operating hours and even the return policy can differ from store to store based on the location and clientele. We found super accommodating return policies in rural Shoppers Drug Mart stores and early opening times at locations in downtown Toronto.

2. President’s Choice Items at Shoppers Drug Mart

Since Loblaw Companies acquired Shoppers Drug Mart in 2013, President’s Choice products can be spotted throughout the aisles of Shoppers Drug Mart stores. This includes yummy PC Decadent Chocolate Chip cookies!

3. Hello, Joe Fresh!

You can now find a HUGE selection of Joe Fresh beauty products and Joe Fresh jewelry displayed in Shoppers Drug Mart stores. We love the big selection and low price point of these items super trendy items.

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4. Free Makeup Application

That’s right! Planning to purchase a minimum of $50 in cosmetics? Call your local Shoppers Drug Mart ahead of time to make an appointment with a Beauty Boutique aesthetician for a free makeup application. 

5. Speaking of Makeup…

Are you familiar with Shoppers Drug Mart’s online Beauty Boutique? They are seriously giving Sephora a run for their money with exclusive gift sets, luxury skincare brands and frequent Shoppers Optimum Points bonus offers!

Bonus: If you shop the Beauty Boutique through Ebates, you’ll get 10% cash back, plus Optimum points. 

6. Speaking of Shoppers Optimum Points…

*A previous version of this article stated that the Shoppers Optimum Points program was ending. We have updated the article to reflect the correct information. 

The program is ending changing! According to Shoppers Optimum Program Terms and Conditions, the program terminates on December 31, 2016. What does this mean? Everything is staying the same but there are a few changes coming to the program. Check them out below. 

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7. Bonus Redemption Days

Before you use all of your Shoppers Optimum Points, look out for Bonus Redemption Days! About once a month, Shoppers Drug Mart encourages customers to redeem their points in order to increase their value, getting you closer to redeeming for that new Xbox system.

8. A One-Stop Shop for Gift Giving

Shoppers Drug Mart’s Gift Card Mall is amazing for the laziest of gift givers. There’s a gift card for everyone on your list if you find yourself shopping during the eleventh hour.

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9. Passport Photos

Often overlooked, you can always grab a quick passport photo at any Shoppers Drug Mart store. There’s no need to hunt down a post office or photo studio when you’re in a crunch for a passport pics.

10. There’s a Shoppers Drug Mart Mobile App!

Download the Shoppers Drug Mart app if you’re seeking more savings like customized digital coupons and a handy digital Optimum card so that you can lighten your wallet.

Do you have anything to add to our list of things every Shoppers Drug Mart Shopper should know?

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  • Adora Tsang

    As per number 6, their terms and condition has always been expiring by the end of the year as a precautionary legal thing. It is so that they can make changes should they want to. But it doesn’t necessarily mean it ends this year. They have always renewed it in the past.