Imagine being able to save money every time you walk into a grocery store or supermarket?
Wouldn’t that be great?
Well, at Meijer stores you can!
Meijer customers can join a rewards program, called mPerks. It’s a program that no frugal shopper should be without.
And today, we’re going to tell you everything you need to know about this program so you can start saving real money (and make up the lost money if you haven’t been using it the right way).
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Meijer is a regional supercenter chain (much like Menards) that features locations throughout the United States.
It sells groceries, electronics, home and style products, as well as many other items. And just like Target, Walmart or even Kmart, it also has a pharmacy.
The majority of the Meijer’s 200 stores are located in Michigan, but if you live in Ohio, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Illinois or Indiana, then you may have also seen their stores, as the company has locations in these states too.
If you do live in an area or close to an area that has Meijer stores, then you should definitely check out the mPerks program.
What is Meijer mPerks?
If you already shop at this Midwestern superstore, then you’ll definitely want to sign yourself up for the mPerks rewards program.
It’s entirely free to join.
With it, you get access to digital coupons, and you’ll earn rewards that you can later spend on your shopping at the store.
It’s a great way to save money on groceries each week.
How it Works
As a member of the mPerks program, you get access to a variety of savings, including:
One of the main ways that you save money through mPerks is with rewards.
Rewards give you savings based on the products you purchase at the store.
Each time you shop at the store, you earn towards rewards, like:
- $2 off your shopping trip if you spend $5 or more on seafood.
- $5 off your next shopping trip if you spend $300 or more on apparel.
- $3 off your next shopping trip when you spend $20 or more on fresh vegetables
As you can see above, to earn certain rewards, you’ll need to reach the spending goal.
How to earn rewards
All you need to do to start earning is shop as you normally do. You’ll start making progress towards available rewards
When you sign up for mPerks, you get a unique ID, and a PIN (we explain a little more about those later).
In order to get access to the rewards, you need to enter these numbers each time you check out.
Tracking your rewards
While shopping as you normally do might net you some great rewards, you’re more likely to unlock rewards if you know what’s available.
For example, there might be a reward available that gives you $2 off when you spend $15 or more on fresh fruit.
If you know that reward is available, then you know how much you’ll have to buy to unlock it.
That’s why knowing what awards are available to you can be so useful. You can unlock them quicker!
Viewing available rewards and checking rewards in progress is easy.
All you need to do is login to your account on the mPerks website or through the Meijer mobile app.
Once you’re logged in, go to the “Rewards” section. There, you’ll be able to see what rewards, if any, are currently available to you, and how close you are to unlocking others. By tracking your progress, you’ll always know how close you are to earning your next reward.
Also, when you enter your mPerks number and PIN at checkout, you’ll be notified if there are any rewards available to you.
2. Pharmacy Rewards
Another perk of being a member is that you get access to Pharmacy Rewards.
As soon as you create an account with the program, you are enrolled in Pharmacy Rewards.
Essentially, each time you fill a prescription, you earn rewards.
As with the general rewards above, you’ll need to enter your ID and PIN at checkout.
For every five prescriptions that you fill, you get one reward credit. You get to choose the reward that you want to receive, which is a pretty great deal.
Tracking your pharmacy rewards
As with the general rewards above, you can track your pharmacy rewards progress.
Simply visit the “Rewards” section when you’re logged into your account. You’ll be able to see how close you are to earning a credit.
Aside from earning rewards each time you shop, there’s also another big benefit to being an mPerks member – coupons!
As a member, you get access to a huge range of digital coupons, and the best part is that you can clip as many as you’d like.
And these are serious coupons, not just pesky coupons worth a few cents. For example, you may get the Meijer $20 pharmacy coupon. That’s $20 saved at just the pharmacy!
You can search through coupons, which is simple to do, as there are filters that make finding the coupons you want quick and easy.
Alternatively, you can browse offers by department.
And the best part is that you don’t have to look for printable grocery coupons anymore. Although, technically you can print these coupons, but you won’t be able to use ’em at the store since it’s a digital coupon program. The printed coupons can be used just for your own shopping reference.
To actually use the coupons, you have to “clip” them digitally. When you’ve clipped a coupon, it’s stored in your account for you to use when you need it.
Clipped coupons have a green or blue treatment with a white checkmark in the top right corner.
If you want to view your clipped coupons, visit the coupon section and look at the Clipped tab.
How to redeem mPerks Coupons
If you want to use a coupon, make sure you clip it before you go to the store.
Once you’ve clipped your coupon, you don’t really have to do anything else. At the checkout, you’ll just need to enter your mPerks number and PIN like usual, and the coupon is automatically redeemed when you purchase a matching item.
You can view your savings on your receipt.
Coupons that expire are removed from your account, and once you redeem a coupon, it automatically disappears.
If you accidentally clip a coupon or decide that you no longer want to use a particular coupon, then you can remove it from your clipped tab by clicking on “unclip” on the coupon you don’t want.
Other features of Meijer mPerks
As you can see, being a member gives you a generous selection of rewards and coupons to choose from, but that’s not all it offers.
Aside from these money saving benefits, there are also a few other advantages to being a member.
Take a look.
- Digital Receipts: As a member of the program, you get access to digital copies of your shopping receipts. This means that you cannot only keep tabs on what you spend on groceries each month, which makes keeping up with your budget a little easier, but you can also review your savings.
- Shopping Lists: Another handy little feature of the program is its in-built shopping list. You can create shopping lists, view your shopping history, and share your list via email. While this feature doesn’t save you money, it saves you time and makes your shopping trips more efficient.
- Total Savings: As a member, you can easily track your total savings at the store, as well as your spending. Again, this feature doesn’t save you money, but it makes tracking how much you save easier. If you want to view how much you’ve saved, then take a look at the “Receipts & Savings” section on mPerks.
How much can you Save?
Everyone is different. What one person buys and spends at the store each week will differ from what another person buys and spends.
This means that it’s difficult to tell you exactly how much you’ll save as a member.
However, the store does state that, on average, mPerks rewards members save $212 more per year.
How to Sign up for mPerks
You don’t have to pay any sort of membership fee to become a member. All you need to do is sign up.
To sign up to the mPerks program, you’ll need to provide your mobile phone number. This acts as your unique 10-digit number.
You will also need to create a PIN. Each time you shop at the store, you’ll need to enter your number, along with your PIN at the checkout, in order to get access to savings.
Where to sign up
The first thing to do is to create an account.
On your desktop PC or laptop, visit mperks.meijer.com/mperks to sign up for the program.
Download the app
While you can join the program through the website, you can also download the Meijer Mobile app.
With the app, you don’t have to pick and choose rewards manually. Once you purchase an eligible item and input your mPerks ID at check out, you’ll start earning available rewards.
Plus, when rewards are ready to redeem, you’ll be notified at the register, and you can claim them right away.
Another advantage of the app, which makes it worth using, is the fact that it makes finding and redeeming digital coupons so easy.
Tips to save even more
Here are a few tips to help you save even more money:
1. Use discount gift cards for more savings
Remember that you can use discount gift card sites to buy Meijer gift cards for cheaper than their face value.
That is an easy way to save a little before you even step foot in the actual store.
2. Save your paper receipts
It’s like free money. So don’t waste the opportunity to earn more rewards from what you already paid for.
3. Stack your coupons
Yes, you can stack coupons at Meijer.
Here is what the company says about their coupon policy:
Customers may combine one manufacturer coupon (per item) with applicable Meijer coupon(s) where allowed under coupon redemption terms.
If you already shop at Meijer, then you should definitely take advantage of the mPerks program.
You get rewards just for buying stuff that you’re probably already purchasing anyway, and you also get access to exclusive coupons that can save you hundreds of dollars.