So Meijer is at it again with the ever-changing Coupon Policy! Yesterday they released a revised Coupon Policy with clarifications on stacking “Meijer Store Coupons” with “Manufacturer Coupons”. See the red items below for the updates.
Updated 04/17/2012 01:49 PM
Coupon Acceptance at Meijer Stores:
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 under coupon 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
So I went browsing around the mPerks website and it looks like they are coding some of the mPerks (I only found one) as manufacturer coupons and most of them are still Meijer ‘Store’ Coupons. Here’s how to tell:
$1/2 Kashi mPerks eCoupon that is a ‘store’ coupon and can be ‘stacked’
with a paper manufacturer coupon – per the new policy above.
$1/2 Morningstar mPerks eCoupon that is a ‘manu’ coupon &
CAN NOT be ‘stacked’ with a paper manu coupon – per the new policy above.
So, the good news it that it’s mostly business as usual as long as we keep an eye out for the differences in mPerks coupons so that we don’t violate the new policy. Many of you are concerned about the multiple transactions policy but unless you’re sitting there doing ten transactions and really holding up a checkout line, I can’t imagine that they’re going to enforce that one. Try to shop at non-peak hours – don’t forget, Meijer is open 24 hours every day except Christmas!
I haven’t tried it yet but…per this Coupon Policy we should be able to use Target, Walmart, Kmart, Walgreens and any other of your local store’s ‘store’ coupons at Meijer for Grocery, Health & Beauty items. Since Meijer allows stacking of their store coupon with a manu coupon you should be able to do the same ‘stacking’ with a local competitor’s coupons and a manu coupon…we’ll see how that goes!