Meijer Coupon Policy & Frequently Asked Questions

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Checkout the latest Meijer coupon matchups and deals.

Meijer offers many Meijer store coupons to  stack (use) with manufacturer coupons to help you maximize your savings.    The trick to saving money at any store is to understand the store’s policies and take advantage of all the various savings promotions they offer.  Meijer is no different.  If you walk into Meijer and throw items in your cart, you won’t save much, if anything.  The key is to use your coupons on sale items, or better yet Mega Sale items, to maximize your savings.

Meijer Resources

Meijer Sales

Meijer sales may start on Sunday or Thursday, depending on your store.   The Meijer Deals & Coupon Matchups on In Good Cents are for the Central Indiana area. Prices may vary by location, but are often similar. Price differences typically include product and/or soda prices.

Meijer often has 10 for $10 sales and 10 for $10, 11th item FREE sales. For these sales, each item will ring up as $1.  You DO NOT have to purchase 10 items to get each item for $1.   However, the fact that you’ll get an 11th item free is enticement to make sure you purchase 11.  To maximize you savings, buy 11 items and use 11 manufacturer coupons.

Meijer Coupon Policy

The Meijer coupon policy is available online and valid nationwide.

When accepting coupons, Meijer uses the following guidelines:

Meijer accepts manufacturer, Catalina manufacturer, Meijer, Catalina Meijer, mPerks, internet, and competitor coupons within certain guidelines.

  • Coupons must be presented on or before the expiration date
  • All coupon terms and conditions must be met and validated by the checkout register
  • Customers may use one manufacturer coupon (paper or digital) per item.
  • Customers may also combine one manufacturer coupon per item with applicable Meijer coupon(s) where allowed undercoupon redemption terms.
  • Transactions cannot be broken up to avoid coupon stacking restrictions
  • Separate checklanes will not be opened or designated for customers with large coupon orders
  • Manufacturer coupons and Catalina manufacturer coupons require the Customer to pay sales tax on the full retail amount
  • Meijer, Catalina Meijer, and competitor coupons require the Customer to pay sales tax only on the discounted price
  • Meijer will accept coupons from major competitors in each store’s trading area, for Grocery and or for Health and Beauty Care items
  • Meijer will accept coupons from major competitors in each store’s trading area for General Merchandise items only if the competitor’s price point is included. The item must be the identical item on the coupon for the match to occur.
  • Meijer does not accept competitor coupons for beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes, double and triple coupons, clearance, percent off, total trans- action discounts, special promotions, gift card promotions, limited quantity items, mail-in rebate offers, and going out of business sales
  • Meijer reserves the right to limit coupon quantities and to determine the order of application of multiple coupons and/or promotions

Meijer Price Matching Policy

Meijer price matches local competitor ads in store. You can find the Meijer Price Match Policy online.

Meijer will match ads for General Merchandise from major competitors in each store’s trading area within certain guidelines:

• The ad must display the competitor’s sale price point

• The purchased item must be identical to the item displayed in the ad

• Item must be in-stock at the competitor for ad match to occur

• All ad conditions are met in accordance with its terms

• Meijer does not match competitor ads for Grocery and or for Health and Beauty Care items

• Meijer does not accept competitor ads for beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes, double or triple coupons, clearance, percent off, total transaction discount, special promotions, gift card promotions, limited quantity items, mail-in rebate offers, and going out of business sales

• Meijer reserves the right to limit quantities and timeframes for any competitor ad match

*Meijer will not match general merchandise competitor doorbusters or limited hour sales.*

Additionally, Meijer will not match ads for the following:

–Supermarket, alcohol, or tobacco items
–Clearance
–Special limited quantities
–Percent-off discounts
–Buy one get one free offers

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why are the prices at my Meijer different from those listed on your site?

A: Meijer sale prices are typically nationwide with a few exclusions, like soda and produce. Regular prices vary regionally and sometimes even from store-to-store within the same area. Generally prices are reasonably close, but some may vary greatly.

Q: Does Meijer offer rain checks? How do they work?

A: Meijer does offer rain checks on out-of-stock items at customer service. However, if you have a coupon that will expire before Meijer restocks and they are out of stock of that particular item, Meijer will not issue a rain check at the coupon discounted rate for that item.

Q: Meijer often has 10/$10, 11th Item Free sales. What is the best way to take advantage of this sale to get the best deal?

A: Try to stack your 10/$10, 11th Item Free items with coupons. If you have 11 items, you can have 11 coupons. You can even use a coupon on your free item. Here’s an example:

Buy 1 Glaceau Vitamin Water (Use $1/1)
Buy 1 Hunts Ketchup (Use $0.20/1 & it doubles)
Buy 1 Pillsbury Cake Mix or Frosting (Use $0.35/1 & it doubles)
Buy 2 Ken’s Salad Dressing (Use $1/2)
Buy 2 Aunt Millie’s Bread (Use 2  $0.35/1 & it doubles)
Buy 2 Bar S Meat Franks or Bologna (Use $1/2)
Buy 2 Country Crock Butters (Use 2 $0.25/1 & it doubles & stack with Meijer $1/2)

Grand Total: $11.00 ($1 each)
Coupon Total: $7.50
11th Item Free Discount: $1.00
FINAL OOP: $2.50 + Tax

Q: What   is the difference between the Sat-Sun circular and Thurs-Wed circular?

A: Different areas release their circulars at different times.   Though, in this area, the Sat/Sun and Thurs/Wed circulars are similar enough to do in one listing, there are variations.   Typically they include lower costs on sodas and produce in the Thurs/Wed circular.

Q: Does Meijer participate in the UPromise program?

A: Meijer no longer participates in the UPromise program in stores.

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1 Jennifer April 17, 2010 at 9:04 AM

Right now meijer has suave products buy3 get 1 free. I printed 2 coupons for $3 off the purchase of any 2 suave 24 hour deodorants. The doedorants were $1.89 each. I bought 4 deodorants got one free then used 2 $3 dollar coupons . So before tax they were free plus i made .33

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2 Chris Meyers September 17, 2010 at 10:12 AM

I have a complaint about this weeks sale on Meijer FRESCH Grade Abone-In-Split Chicken Breasts. Bought a family size package for soup. When opened, it did not seem as they were fresh, more likly frozen and thawed. The chicken was tough after cooking and the broth did not taste like from fresh chicken, wich I do cook often.
It was a disappointment. Do not know where else to complain about it, since I through out the wrapper.

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3 Beth September 17, 2010 at 10:20 AM

You can complain to me if you want, LOL :) Not sure I can help you much, since I’m not affiliated with Meijer, but I can be sympathetic. Sorry about your experience! They’ve always been great when I’ve bought them, but I’ve found some sketchy things at almost every store at sometime in my life. One national store near me always had expired food on the shelves. Gross.

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4 tarah January 31, 2011 at 12:47 PM

i recently tried to use 2 coupons for a bogo sale, and they would not accept the 2nd coupon because the 2nd item was free.

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5 Beth January 31, 2011 at 4:14 PM

Tarah, this is one of those touchy areas. Many managers and store locations just don’t understand how coupons work. Sometimes if you call headquarters, they’ll help you out. I use two coupons on BOGO sales all the time at my local Meijer without a single issues. It is allowed, since they are reimbursed on it.

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6 marlo February 19, 2011 at 11:01 PM

where can you find out for example like buy 4 kraft cheeses and get $3 off next purchase or buy 5 or more get $4 off next purchase and other deals that meijer has like this? I usually get them telling me about them on the catalina coupons, yet insnt there a list of all these kind of deals??? thanks

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7 Suzanne Blair September 13, 2011 at 4:18 PM

Thanks for the great policy outline!

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8 Beth September 13, 2011 at 6:58 PM

You’re welcome!

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9 brandi September 20, 2011 at 12:55 PM

can i combine my paper coupons with mperks? if so, will my paper coupons still double? for example:
product is $1.so
mperks coupon .50
manufacture coupon .50

would product total be .50 or would it be free?
thanks so much!

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10 Beth September 20, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Yes, you can use a manufacturer paper coupon with a Meijer store MPerks coupon and your manufacturer coupon will still double. On that scenario, it would be free with just the manufacturer coupon, so you can save the MPerks coupon. Meijer will not give overage.

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11 Jennifer September 29, 2011 at 2:13 AM

The Meijer in my area will not accept a coupon for an item that they state is b1g1 or the 10/$10 get 11th free- i cant use a coupon for the 11th item. I wonder why that is. It is not stated in their coupon policy anywhere or did I miss it somewhere?

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12 Beth September 29, 2011 at 12:46 PM

Jennifer, rules like this tend to vary by location right now. Only a very few stores have laid down a nationwide policy and Meijer is not one of them. However, if you call Meijer headquarters, they’ll often explain that you can use a coupon on the free item and set your store straight. I haven’t called them in a while, so it may have changed, but it’s not addressed in their coupon policy yet.

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13 Stacey December 22, 2011 at 12:07 PM

I don’t know if this falls under the Competitor Coupon Policy” above or not. Will Meijer accept manufacturer coupons that have printed out at the register at another store (have that store’s logo on them)? I guess the question is really, are they supposed to accept them per their corporate policy? It seems like they should since it’s a manufacturer coupon, but I’ve had some cashiers reject them before. And in the policy above just Gen. Merch. and HBC items are mentioned. So grocery items aren’t included in this policy?

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14 Beth December 23, 2011 at 4:46 AM

Grocery item aren’t included in this, correct. And, as for Catalina manufacturer coupons, the official policy from Catalina is that it’s up to the store. Many stores don’t accept them, because they don’t understand and many don’t scan at other stores. They are 100% within their right to refuse them though. However this line: We will honor a competitor’s coupons and/or ads if the coupon or ad shows the competitor’s price point for the sale item. means that they will only accept competitor coupons that have the price on them, so Walgreen’s in-ad coupons that say $0.99 for Bic Pens (10 ct.). They won’t accept competitor coupons that say $1/1 unless it says the price after the coupon somewhere. Hope that helps.

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15 Stacey December 22, 2011 at 12:11 PM

I had another question also, about the mPerks program. I have a phone where I can receive text messages, but don’t currently have a data plan, so I don’t like to receive too many of them for cost reasons. Can I still use the mPerks program? Do you receive several text messages with it, or is it mostly just getting the activation code and an occasional promotional text? I know you have to enter your mobile number at checkout.

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16 Beth December 23, 2011 at 4:47 AM

Stacey, they text you every time they add new coupons, so I get about one a week, sometimes more if they are having specials, like around the holidays.

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17 Beth December 23, 2011 at 4:48 AM

You can probably turn off these notifications. I haven’t looked into it, but since they aren’t necessary to use the program, I bet you can.

18 Amanda June 10, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Do you happen to know if either the noblesville or 96th street meijer round $0.51 and up coupons to $1?

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19 Donald Nice September 25, 2013 at 2:08 PM

I no longer want to receive Meijer emails. Please stopo sending them to my email account.

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20 Beth Montgomery September 26, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Donald, at the bottom of each email is an unsubscribe link. Simply click that to unsubscribe from any emails you are currently receiving.

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21 Donald Nice September 26, 2013 at 1:06 PM

cannot find the unsubscribe section you told me about stopo sending emails

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22 Beth Montgomery September 27, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Donald, I’ve gone through all of my email lists and confirmed, assuming you commented with the email address you are receiving the emails, that you are not on any of my lists. If you are trying to unsubscribe from Meijer’s newsletter, please keep in mind that In Good Cents is not associated with Meijer in anyway and, unfortunately, I will not be able to help you. You’ll have to contact Meijer directly with the issue. In Good Cents is a website that finds and shares deals at multiple Midwest-area grocery stores, including Meijer, Kroger, and Marsh.

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23 Doctor of Savings November 9, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Hello Beth,
I live in Cincinnati, Ohio. Even though Meijer stopped doubling MQ’s, I still do most my grocery shopping there. Do you know what Meijer’s NATIONAL policy is regarding competitors’ “store” coupons. About six months ago, I tried to use a Target “store” coupon (downloaded from the Target website). Both the Meijer staff AND the store general manager told me that they do NOT have to honor a competitor’s “store” coupon, even though there is a Target store right next to my Meijer store. The manager said that each local store manager makes a decision on what coupons his store will or WILL NOT accept. Thanks for your time!

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24 Beth Montgomery November 13, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Meijer’s National store coupon policy is online now at http://help.meijer.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/92, so you can print it and take it in with you. In reference to competitor coupons, you’ll find this:

  • Meijer, Catalina Meijer, and competitor coupons require the customer to pay sales tax only on the discounted item price.
  • Meijer will accept competitor coupons from Food Retailers or Mass Merchandise Retailers.
  • Meijer defines Mass Merchandise Retailers as a retail store offering both food and general merchandise/apparel under one roof. Coupons from Club Stores and Dollar Stores will not be accepted.
  • Meijer does not accept competitor coupons for beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes, double or triple coupons, clearance, percent off, total transaction discounts, special promotions, gift card promotions, limited quantity items, mail-in rebate offers, and going out of business sales.

They should accept the Target coupon, as long as it does not fit within their excluded coupons listed above.

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25 Beth January 31, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Maria, I missed this comment somehow, but I’d call headquarters. I use a coupon on my 11th item all the time. They get reimbursed for it from the manufacturer. It is one of those things that many managers don’t understand, but it is allowed.

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