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moi Program: Earn more points at the grocery store with this spending strategy

To the point You can easily multiply your points with the Moi program when you spend strategically. Find out which bonus points are offered most often and which are the rarest to watch out for in each category.

In order to maximize the accumulation of points offered by the new Moi program, certain strategies need to be deployed. Some products offer points regularly, others less often. Here’s an overview of the frequency of points based on a weekly grocery list.

Every week, the website Les accros des points M publishes a list of bonus points available in grocery stores. Drawing on the analysis published by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, I have compiled the data according to the following categories:

  • Bakery
  • Grain products
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Dairy products and eggs
  • Meat, poultry and substitutes
  • Fish and seafood
  • Frozen foods
  • Snacks
  • Pantry
  • Beverages
  • Household products

Top categories in terms of frequency

To keep an eye on the points on offer, the site Les accros des points M publishes a weekly list of bonus points available in grocery stores. An average grocery list includes fruits, vegetables, condiments, proteins, snacks, baked goods, dairy products and beverages.

The strategy of planning purchases early when points are on offer helps you accumulate points quickly. The trick is to take advantage of the bonus points offered, and to avoid at all costs buying out of necessity without receiving bonus points in return.

Over the past 22 weeks, certain categories have been offering points more frequently, including fruits (150), vegetables (123), meat, poultry and substitutes (129), dairy products and eggs (103), pantry products (136) and beverages (155). Since the analysis covers 22 weeks, we can be sure to have points offers every week in each of these categories

Categories Bonus points offers
Bakery 98
Grain products 82
Fruits 150
Vegetables 123
Dairy products and eggs 103
Meat, poultry and substitutes 129
Fish and seafood 46
Frozen foods (pizza, hors d’oeuvres) 36
Snacks 48
Pantry 136
Beverages 155
Household products 61

To earn more points, don’t forget to view and add your personalized coupons each week from the Metro and Super C mobile applications.

moi Program Grocery purchases - Frequent products

A closer look reveals that certain products are more frequently offered in each of the following categories. It should also be noted that more chicken is available in frozen format. This frequency makes it possible to plan ahead and wait for higher points to become available.

Produits les plus souvent offerts


Category Frequency Points
Specialty bread (Première Moisson) 19 Baguette Première Moisson: 15 to 25 points depending on the week
Tortillas 23 Pom: 30 points
Old El Paso, Selection (purchase of 2): 40 points
Grain products
Ready-to-serve cereals 27 Kelloggs, Quaker, Nature’s Path: 35 points
Rice 31 Dainty: 45 points
Selection: 50 points
Ben’s Original: 35 points
Minute Rice: 50 points
Canned fruit 11 Dole: 10 points
Fresh fruit
Blueberries 11 20 to 25 points
Lime 11 30 points
Pineapple 11 25 to 30 points
Canned vegetables 7 Selection: 25 points
Lesieur, Del Monte, Géant vert: 15 points
Fresh vegetables
Onions 9 15 to 20 points
Tomatoes 9 15 points
Lettuce 10 15 to 25 points
Dairy products and eggs
Cream 15 20 to 35 points (Québon, Sélection, etc.)
Firm and fine cheeses, cheese snacks 24 Artisan Irresistibles: 40 points
Cracker Barrel: 20 points
Yogurt 42 15 to 30 points
Irresistible: 50 points 3 times
Milk 11 20 to 25 points
Meat, poultry and substitutes
Bacon 14 35 to 50 points
Beef 16 Cubes: 45 points
Strips: 50 points
Alouettes, rosettes, tournedos: 45 points
Steak: 50 points
Sausages 19 Lafleur: 15 to 25 points
Olymel, Fernandière: 50 points
Selection: 30 points
Chicken 61 Exceldor: 50 points
Chest: 20 points
Flamingo, Janes, Bâton Rouge: 50 points
Naturalia: 25 points
Maple Leaf cutlet, Selection: 50 points
Fish and seafood
Pollock 9 Clover Leaf: 25 points
Selection: 20 to 25 points
Clover Leaf 12 Varies between 20 and 50 points
Frozen foods
Pizza 23 Selection: 50 points
Oetker, Giuseppe, Ristorante: 25 to 35 points
Chips 16 35 to 40 points
Crackers 16 15 to 25 points
Sauces 51 25 to 35 points (all varieties, dry, canned and jarred)
Vinegar 9

Selection: 15 points

Maille: 40 points

Spread 10 Nutella, Laura Secord: 50 points
Oil 9 50 points
Coffee 44 50 points
Juice 49 35 to 50 points
Beers 30 75 to 100 points
Household, personal and pet products
Cleaners 14 20 to 30 points
Toilet paper 10 15 to 35 points
Pet food 12 Whiskas: 15 points
Friskies: 35 points
Purina: 50 points
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moi Program Grocery purchases - Rarer products

On the other hand, certain products are rarely offered in bonus points, so it’s best to seize the opportunity when it presents itself. You don’t want to find yourself in the position of buying a product that offers no bonus points in return. More concretely, butter, flour, salmon, maple syrup, aluminum foil and laundry detergent very rarely offer bonus points. So take the opportunity to stock up when points are offered.

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Category Frequency Points
Dairy products and eggs
Butter 1 50 points
Fish and seafood
Salmon 3 75 points
Flour 5 50 points
Syrup 1 100 points
Household, personal and pet products
Aluminum foil 2 50 points
Laundry detergent 4 Tide, Gain: 50 points

moi Program Grocery purchases - moi RBC Visa Credit Card

With the RBC Visa Card you can earn a welcome bonus of 10,000 points :

  • 3,000 points upon your first purchase;
  • 3,500 additional points when you spend at least $500 in the first three months;
  • 3,500 additional points when you spend at least $2,000 in the first 12 months.

With this no-annual-fee RBC credit card, you can earn 2 points per dollar on:

  • qualifying purchases made at participating Metro, Première Moisson and Brunet stores in Quebec, and at participating Jean Coutu stores in Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick by swiping your Moi card and paying with your moi RBC Visa credit card
  • dining, gas and EV charging purchases

And 1 point per dollar on all other purchases.

Plus, save 3¢/L on gas at Petro-Canada and earn 20% more points when you pay with a linked RBC card

Bottom line

An analysis of the past 22 weeks reveals 3 main trends:

  • Points vary from one offer to another for the same product. It is therefore necessary to plan ahead to seize the opportunity when the product offers higher points, around 25 to 30 points, rather than when the product offers bonus points between 10 and 15 points.
  • The rarer the bonus point offer, the more generous it obviously is. So keep in mind that if the points are high, it’s because the product rarely offers bonus points.
  • Although it’s still too early to say for sure, the banners of the moi Program seem to be increasingly limiting their bonus points offer in favour of member prizes. It is therefore recommended to stick to purchases that offer points, by planning and pairing them with points events.

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