Meijer Shopping Guide

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Meijer is a great place to save money on your groceries, health and beauty items, household, prescriptions, apparel, and more.  They accept manufacturer’s coupons, competitor coupons, and has in-store coupons.  They also offer various rewards programs through Meijer mperks.

Meijer has weekly sales, occasional Friday & Saturday sales, and PriceDrops.  Weekly sales run Sunday through Saturday.  Friday & Saturday sales are special sales that Meijer will run occasionally at the end of the week.  They still have their weekly sale at the same time.  PriceDrops are sales that are advertised and unadvertised.  You cannot get a rain check on PriceDrop items.  You can get a rain check on sale items.  Rain checks expire in 30 days after they are issued.  You will get the sale price on a rain check item, however if there is an additional promotion involved it may be difficult to get that promotion.


Competitor Coupons

Meijer accepts competitor coupons from stores that are within their region.  The competitor coupons they will accept depends on the location of the store.  It is at the discretion of the store manager as to which stores they will accept coupons from.  Competitor coupons must be for an amount off and not the price of an item.  For example: You can not use a coupon that says, “Pampers Wipes $1.99”.  You can use a coupon that says, “Save $1.00-off Pampers”.  You can combine a competitor’s coupon with a manufacturer’s coupon on one purchase.  See example photo below.  Coupons from dollar stores are excluded and cannot be used at Meijer.  


The top coupon is a Target coupon that was printed from Target’s website. It states Target Coupon, which makes it a competitors coupon. The bottom coupon a manufacturer’s coupon that is accepted anywhere manufacturer’s coupons can be used. It states Manufacturer’s Coupon at the top. At Meijer you can use both on the same purchase. Example scenario: Purchase 2 jumbo packs of Huggies diapers for $8.99 each use (1) $3.00/2 Huggies Target coupon AND (2) $2.00/1 Huggies manufacturer’s coupon Pay $10.98 for both packs

 Meijer Coupons

Meijer coupons usually come in the form of a Catalina coupon and state “Meijer Coupon” at the top.  Not all Catalina coupons are Meijer coupons.  Some are manufacturer coupons.  You can tell the difference by what it states at the top of the coupon.  Meijer coupons can be combined with manufacturer coupons.  They cannot be combined with competitor coupons since those are also store coupons.  Meijer coupons print from the catalina machine during promotions or randomly.


Pharmacy Catalina coupons are rewards you can earn when you use the Meijer Pharmacy.  If you have a coupon that states you will earn $20 when you use Meijer Pharmacy you will get $20-off gas or groceries when you rdeem that coupon with any new or transferred prescription.  You can earn $10 on refills.  Coupons cannot be used towards your prescription, but they can be used on groceries or at the Meijer Gas Station.  These Meijer coupons can also be used with manufacturer coupons or other Meijer coupons you may have.  You can only redeem one Meijer Pharmacy coupon per customer per day.  If you have more than one coupon and prescription you can pick them up separately. Medicaid and Medicare are excluded from this program.

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Meijer mPerk Coupons

mperks are digital coupons that you can clip and redeem at Meijer by using your cell phone.  You do not need to have the cell phone to use mperks.  You can sign up here.  At the checkout you can enter the phone number along with your pin number to redeem your coupons.  mperks are not printable coupons, however you can print a list of your mperk coupons so you know what you’ve clipped.  mperks must be clipped prior to your shopping trip to be redeemed at checkout.  It’s good to use your mperks at the checkout even on shopping trips that you do not have any coupons or rewards.  Some mperks are loaded to your account based on what you purchase.  Plus, if you use mperks at the checkout your receipt will also be loaded into your account. So there is no need to keep track of those paper receipts anymore.  You can also create your shopping list on your mperks account.

There are several ways to save with mperk coupons on products such as: baby, food, produce, meat, dairy, clothing, furniture, gas, school/office supplies, and more.  If an mperk is a manufacturer’s coupon you cannot use it with a paper manufacturer’s coupon.  If an mperk is a store coupon you can use it with a manufacturer’s coupon.  You can determine which coupons are manufacturer or store coupons by view the complete details of the coupon.

Meijer mPerk Rewards

Meijer mperk rewards are rewards you can earn.  There are different types of reward programs such as; Personalized Rewards, Baby Rewards, and Pharmacy Rewards.  Rewards give you money off of your purchase when you redeem them.  For example; if you earn a $5 mperk reward, you will get $5 taken off at the register on your next purchase after you clip your reward.

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Personalized Rewards have three sections.  There are anywhere from three to five rewards to choose from in each section.  You can only clip one reward from each section, which will give you a total of three rewards that you can earn at a time. Personalized rewards change monthly.  If you earn a reward before the month is over you will have the option to redeem another reward.  The amount you spend to earn your reward is counted before coupons.  For example: If you have an mperk reward that states, “Earn $6 off of your next purchase when you spend $40 in Laundry, Paper Goods, or Household items.”  Your total must be $40 prior to coupons and sales tax.  You can use your coupons to bring the total below $40 and you will still get your reward.  You do not have to purchase everything at once to earn a reward. You can have multiple purchases throughout the month.  You can track your spending through your mperks account.


Baby Rewards is an ongoing reward.  You will earn $10 off of your next shopping trip when you purchase $100 in baby products.  If you go over $100 it will carry over.  This reward also goes by the price before coupons.  If you use coupons to bring your total below $100 you will still get your reward as long as your total is $100 before coupons and sales tax.  Some times there are promotions where you can earn $10 when you purchase $50 in baby products.  This reward can be combined with other promotions when they are available.  You do not have to purchase $100 worth of baby products all at once.  You can track this reward through your mperks account. You must enroll in this program prior to shopping to activate it.  It is separate from joining mperks.  


Pharmacy Rewards is a way for you to earn rewards when you use the Meijer Pharmacy.  You can earn pharmacy mperk rewards even if you are earning the $20 or $10 Pharmacy coupons mentioned above.  Pharmacy mperk rewards working different from the pharmacy catalina coupons.  You can earn multiple points at once.  For every five prescriptions filled, whether they are new or refills you will get one credit.  You can use credits to get coupons.  For example: When you have five prescriptions filled you can use one credit to get a coupon good for $10-off your in-store purchase or at the Meijer gas station.  You must enroll in this program prior to shopping to activate it.  It is separate from joining mperks.  

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