Getting Started At Meijer
Meijer is my favorite store to shop for grocery savings. Many price drops through out the store every week, usually lots of sales and specials happening regularly. Most cashiers seem to be coupon friendly which is a huge plus for me. If Meijer is not your favorite, it may become one of your favorites once you begin couponing for savings.
Meijer weekly circulars normally run Sunday-Saturday. Additionally, many Wednesday-Saturday and Saturday only sales added in for additional savings. I quite often have access to an online version of the weekly circular ahead of time (before Friday Night). So, be sure to drop by CincyShopper.com to have a sneak peak at the upcoming sales and coupon matchups.
Meijer accepts all manufactures coupons. Also, Meijer offers Meal Box coupons (Meijer Store Coupons) available for print allowing you to use a manufacturer coupon and a Meijer Meal Box coupon for maximum savings (stacking).
Meijer does have a right to limit quantities (never had this happen) or refuse any coupon that looks suspicious. Meijer shopping has always been a breeze for me. I never have a problem doing multiple orders, etc.
Meijer doubles coupons up to .50. So, a coupon with .50 off doubles to a dollar. A coupon with .25 off doubles to .50 off. There is a limit of (2) of the same coupons that will double. An example would be…..
If you were purchasing 3 boxes of fruit snacks and you had 3 of the same .50 off 1 fruit snack, only 2 of those coupons will double to $1.00. This is why I always split my orders into separate transactions if buying more than 2 of an item. Be sure to plan your trips so that you can maximize your savings and grow your stockpiles.
You can use one manufacturers coupon and one store coupon per item you purchase. The manufacturer is reimbursing Meijer for the Manufacturer coupon and Meijer is offering the mealbox coupon. So an example for using both would be..
Meijer is offering a sale on cereal for 2 boxes for $4. You have (2) manufacturer coupon for .50 off 1 box of cereal. Additionally, Meijer is offering a Meal Box coupon for $1/2 boxes of cereal. You can use the (2) manufactures coupons for a saving of $2 and use the Meijer Meal Box coupon as well for another $1 savings giving you 2 boxes of cereal for $1.
Meijer occasionally will have buy one item get another free. So, they will allow you to use a coupon on the free item as well. So, if you have (2) coupons on a buy one get one item use both and any additional store coupon (Meijer Meal Box) if available.
My Meijer seems to keep things stocked quite well. If something is not on the shelf, or on the end caps displays, I will ask one of the people stocking if they can check out back for me for additional product. If there is no stock on hand, I will approach customer service for a rain check and I always ask for max allowed quantity. If it is an item I want to stockpile, I will quite often check a few times a week and save my rain check for later (Meijer rain checks are good for 30 days).
I try to shop later in the evening when the store is not so crowded. This also allows for the opportunity to do multiple transactions as the cashiers are not as busy. I can also seem to spot more in-store coupons, peelies, tearpads, savings books, etc.
If Meijer is having a 10 for $10 sale, you do not have buy $10 to get the item for $1. Meijer advertises “Mix & Match” to make you think you have to buy 10 to get the sale price. You can buy 10, you can buy 1, or you can buy 11 and still get the item for $1.00. It is the same with 3 for $5, etc. The only time you do have to buy the quantity state is when the ad specifically states it. Meijer usually has 10/$10 sales with the 11th item free. In this instance you would have to buy 11 items (not necessarily 10 of the SAME items, just 10 of the items included in the mix and match).
Be sure to check Cincyshopper.com for all your weekly Meijer coupon matchups and shopping scenarios.