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[pullquote_left]by Sarah Jehnzen[/pullquote_left][clear]
Did you know that Meijer offers a digital alternative to traditional coupon clipping?
It’s called the Mejier’s mPerks program and it contains digital coupons that link to your cell phone number. You can use these on sale items or regularly priced items. Some of the guidelines are:
- Limit one time use per coupon.
- Limit one mPerk account per cell phone number.
- Limit one mPerk account per transaction (in most cases, sometimes they allow more but it will state the limit).
- Limit 80 total coupons clipped at one time.
- No doubles or triples.
- No cash back.
To start, you need to sign up for and verify your account with your phone number. You’ll have the option to receive a text message with your account verification code or to call toll free number with the number you enrolled with to verify your account.
After your activation is complete you need to log in to your account at mperks.meijer.com.
Then you’ll be able to select mPerk coupons to load to your account. You will not be able to use any coupons until you “clip” the ones you want. Once you clip the coupons, they will be saved to your virtual coupon file.
Get ready to save some space in your purse, because there is no need to print and carry your coupons! (You can print the list for reference or email it to yourself, though, so you have a list of what you clipped.)
There are two types of mPerks coupons: Manufacturer Coupons and Store Coupons. You will find them labeled at the bottom of each coupon. You select them both the same way.
This distinction makes a difference in how the coupons can be used in store, so it matters. Manufacturer mPerks are treated as manufacturer coupons. You are subject to paying any tax on the amount and they can not be used in conjunction with another paper manufacturer coupon. In contrast, store mPerks coupons are a store discount and will remove applicable sales tax from your order – as well as be stacked with paper manufacturer coupons.
We sometimes get mPerks Offer Codes that give us special deals. If you receive a code via email, on a postcard, on Facebook or otherwise you can log in to your mPerks account and enter the code in the box at the top of the coupons section to unlock the special offers. Then you simply clip the ones you want.
After selecting your mPerks coupons it’s time to shop!
Head to the store with your list, select your items and go to check out. At the self checkout you select the mPerks button on the screen and follow the directions. At regular cashier you select the mPerks button from the credit card system. Enter your phone number, then your pin number as it instructs and it should then take off all the loaded coupons that match to items that have been scanned.
Sarah Jehnzen is the owner and primary writer at Deals in the Mitten, a West Michigan based and Michigan focused website that teaches you how to save money in stores, online and at home. She is also the Coupons and Deals Expert at WOTV4Women helping viewers get the most for their money every week.