PC Financial World Elite MasterCard $20 + $100 Gift Card Freebie + Shoppers Drug Mart Bonus!
The PC Financial World Elite MasterCard is perhaps the best no annual fee grocery credit card out there. It offers 3% cash back (PC Optimum Program) when shopping at Loblaws group of stores (Loblaws, Dominion in NL, Real Canadian Super Store, No Frills, PC Mobile, and Shoppers Drug Mart) and you can redeem $10 or more towards products in their group of stores. For Loblaws shoppers out there, this card is a winner, especially since it doesn’t have an annual fee.
So what’s the freebie? If you sign up through Rate Supermarket, for a limited time you get 20,000 PC Optimum points sign-up bonus which is equivalent to $20 in free groceries PLUS a $100 gift card towards select retailers – Starbucks, Cineplex, Cara Restaurants (Swiss Chalet, Montanas, Milestones etc) or iTunes.
As an extra bonus, the points program is offering new PC Financial World Mastercard holders up to 13.5% in bonus points when buying items at Shoppers Drug Mart (until the end of 2018). Stack that with their regularly 20x bonus on weekends, and you will accumulate some serious points.
I must say that the more we focus on the PC Optimum the larger the rewards are becoming. This program will likely be the largest contributor to rewards redemptions in our household for 2018. More on this in a future post.
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