New Meijer Coupon Policy!

by cindy on April 16, 2012

I wanted to give everyone a head up that Meijer has updated there coupon policy.

Here are the highlights:

  • Two coupons of the same type may not be used toward the purchase of a single item
  • mPerks offers cannot be combined with paper coupons (manufacturer or Meijer) toward the purchase of a single item
  • Transactions cannot be broken up to avoid coupon stacking restrictions
  • Separate checklanes will not be opened or designated for customers with large coupon orders

Click here to view all the changes.

I know change is hard. Just go with it and do the best you can. Lets try to stay positive. :)

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Michelle C April 16, 2012 at 11:15 am

My thoughts…grrrrrrrrrrr…. I was at the Fields Ertel Meijers Saturday and noticed this and when I asked the stupid kid said…well it’s been like that for as long as I’ve been here and I’ve been here over 5 years. BS! I realize policies change (even stupid ones) but don’t LIE to me. That just makes me so mad! I’m not stupid and I KNOW my coupon policies!

Michelle C April 16, 2012 at 11:17 am

Oh wait, this is different than I saw. they would only double the first TWO of a coupon. Is that new or did I just always get away with it? LOL

Tracy Q April 16, 2012 at 11:17 am

Is Meijer trying to loose customers? I have always gone to Meijer, LOVE all that they do for the comunity but this makes me unsure if I will still do my main shopping there.

Kendel April 16, 2012 at 11:22 am

“Two coupons of the same type may not be used toward the purchase of a single item”
Does this mean that they won’t accept more than one of the same coupon per transaction? Or does this mean they won’t accept 2 coupons per 1 item? Policy wording always confuses me.

Carmen April 16, 2012 at 11:24 am

On the bright side it does still say the following:

“Customers may use up to one manufacturer/Catalina manufacturer coupon with one Meijer/Catalina Meijer coupon per item”

These result in some pretty good deals. I do have a question:
Is coupon stacking different from coupon doubling? I often break up my transactions so that all my coupons double. Is this what they are referring to or is it something different?

Stephanie April 16, 2012 at 11:49 am

This is very frustrating. I’m so tired of being punished and treated like I’m a criminal because I choose to use coupons. I’m not extreme, I just want to shave at least 25% off my grocery bills. Also, with manufacture coupons, don’t those get refunded to the grocery store from the manufacture?? If thats so,why do they act like your stealing from them, they’re not the ones refunding the money!

Shari April 16, 2012 at 12:11 pm

You can blame those that have abused coupons including examples on those extreme couponing shows.

Amy April 16, 2012 at 12:21 pm

I am so sad to read this. I shop at meijers almost always because of their coupons policy. This is such a let down.

Kimberly April 16, 2012 at 12:35 pm

“Customer may use one manufacturer coupon “with” one Meijer coupon per item”. Doesn’t this mean you can still stack one manufacturer coupon with one mperk per item as before? I was there Saturday and had no problem stacking the Milo’s dog treats coupon with the Milos mperk or the Hamburger Helper coupon with the Hamburger Helper mperk. I checked my receipt and both were deducted.

Kimberly April 16, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Or is and “mperk” not considered a Meijer coupon? Makes no sense to me…..

Tammy April 16, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I just called Meijer in Fairborn for some clarification. They said you can still use Meijer Mealbox coupons and manufacturer coupons together- it just applies to the Mperk. Also, I couldn’t get a good answer but it looks like there are no longer any restrictions on how many coupons they will double for like items in a transaction.

Jennifer April 16, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Glad to hear we can still use Mealbox coupons with manufacturer coupons :-)

Dezirae April 16, 2012 at 1:04 pm

What is most frustrating to me is that you are no longer allowed to use Mperks with Manuf coupons. I don’t understand that since they come from two different sources. Also, I suppose that since Mperks comes off automatically, we will have to be careful not to select an mperks coupon if we have a manuf coupon that we would rather use.

Lindsey April 16, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I asked at my Meijer and their main goal is to eliminate ‘paper’ coupons and just use MPerks. Most coupons if you read the fine print says the manufacturer will reimburse full face value and some say an additional few pennies or so.

Jackie April 16, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Looks like I will start doing my shopping elsewhere!

Jordana April 16, 2012 at 9:56 pm

I am not a fan of this situation. Most of the time, I was drawn to Meijer because of the ability to combine paper coupons with the Mperks. There were so many times I chose Meijer over another store for that reason alone. Now I will go with whoever has the better deal. I am bummed. I was a HUGE fan of Meijer.

Renee April 16, 2012 at 10:35 pm

If Meijer employee told Lindsey that they were trying to eliminate paper coupons then why would they still allow stacking of MC and Mealbox??? That seems to defeat the purpose. I went tonight 9pm Monday and used my acct and hubbys-by the way check your mperks acct hubby had $2 off anything coupon on his-did 2 transactions-I walked outside to car in between. Both transactions I bought 1 item that I had a mperk for and a MC and both times I got both discounts taken off so maybe this hasn’t started yet…..

Kimberly April 17, 2012 at 6:04 am

Renee, My husband got the text notification to check his acct yesterday. He also got the $2 off any purchase. I got nothing :(

Marci Loehner April 17, 2012 at 9:10 am

I guess this is just gonna be the last reason that I no longer shop at Meijer. I guess they are trying to push those of us away who like to save money and keep those who like to pay retail….shame on you Meijer!

Lindsey April 17, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Renee I did get the info from a cashier not manager or anything, so not sure if it’s 100% true. I should have clarified, sorry.

Jordana April 17, 2012 at 3:18 pm

I’m not a fan of this situation either, but I have kindly expressed my disappointment to Meijer. I wrote them an e-mail expressing my reasons for choosing them as my main grocer (the ability to combine Mperks and paper coupons), and explaining that I can no longer drive the extra miles to go to Meijer when the coupon policy is basically the same at Kroger, which is closer to me. I function under the policy “that nothing can be fixed if no one knows it is broken”.

Mel April 17, 2012 at 4:05 pm

for places that want to sell things – these companies sure make it as hard as they can on customers. I will switch back to Krogers.

Leah April 17, 2012 at 9:24 pm

My perfect timing, as always. I just signed up for MPerks on my phone last week. I had a great shopping trip on Friday – spending more than ever before at Meijer but getting lots of good stuff by stacking mperks with manf coupons. I was kicking myself for overlooking the store in the past. Now they have policy changes?

I think they will see sales go down on none coupon items. In my one shopping trip they had $60 in add-on sales because my hubby showed up to help me and bought a sport t-shirt and a bunch of seeds and plants from the garden center. He never buys that stuff from Meijer, but he would rather buy where he is at than shop around. How many other husbands were doing the same?

I went back to Meijer on Saturday to pick up a few more items that they were out of on Friday. The store was packed with shoppers both days. It looked like everyone in town was there. I then went to Payless (Kroger) on the way home for a few items. Noted 2 things…Payless does not stack digital coupons with paper coupons AND the store was like a ghost town with hardly any shoppers at all. I am not saying one policy caused Payless to be less busy, but the more coupon friendly stores will definitely take the business.

Good luck to Meijer, but when they discourage honest couponers they also send whole families of shoppers elsewhere.

Lisa January 25, 2013 at 9:41 am

A little late to this party since once I heard of the change, I just kept using both and hoping for the best…but I just noticed that a lot of mfg coupons I clipped off coupons.com are duplicates of mperks. But I’m guessing mperks don’t double so if I have a print coupon for .50 and a mperks for .50 on the same thing, then I’m guessing that it’s better to use the print coupon… I think I will wait to enter my mperks until all my coupons have come off.

Abbey February 21, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Can I use a coupon that I received from Kroger (but is a manufacturer coupon) at Meijer?

cindy February 22, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Abbey, I have been able to use them fine. The worst they can say is no. IF they do I just ask them to take the item off my list.

Sarah July 15, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Most M-perks actually say “Manufacturer Coupon” on them…so I have never stacked them with paper coupons, though I would sometimes use both if I bought more than one of the same item.

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