If you are a Canadian, you know where I am going, yes girl, the Optimum Program at Shoppers Drug Mart.
If you already know the basics about Shoppers, skip down below to My Strategy for Gaining Points subtitle.
The Basics about Shoppers Drug Mart
So before I get into the good stuffs, we need to start with the Basics. Shoppers Drug Mart is a Canadian store franchise that is literally, everywhere. It is a drug store that also holds select high-end beauty brands. For you Americans, it is not comparable to Ulta, not even close, Ulta has much more beauty products (wish we had some here!!). They have many of the drugstore brands such as l’Oréal, Maybelline, Revlon, Rimmel London, Esssence, Marcelle, Covergirl, etc. For high end they hold Stila, Smashbox, Laura Mercier, Lancôme, Lise Wathier, Clinique, Cover FX, Benefit, Pur Minerals, Estée Lauder. They also have a huge fragrance section with tons of selection from Gucci, to Juicy Couture and many more. It also depends on the size of the Shoppers, not all of them hold all the brands, but drive another 3-5 minutes and there is another Shoppers with more selections!
Although you can’t get all the high end brands, you can still get a good selection and pick up some essentials close at hand. In my region, Sephora are in short demand, there are only 2 stores and neither of them are convenient to get to, but Shoppers are a dime a dozen.
Now the GOOD STUFFS.