6 Ways Shopping at Meijer Can Save You Serious Cash

Find out how shopping at Meijer—one of the Midwest's favorite super stores—can really help you save big.

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Indianapolis - Circa June 2017: Meijer Retail Location. Meijer is a large supercenter type retailer with over 200 locations
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If you’re looking to save money, shopping smarter at the grocery store is a great way to start. Whether it’s picking up these best-value items at Aldi or learning how to shop at Costco without a membership (yes, it’s true!) there are a few tiny changes you can make to overhaul your budget. To be honest, I was never one for store loyalty until I realized how much I began saving at Meijer. After calculating how much I saved, I was able to treat my family to a vacation in London! While you might not pinch enough pennies to get those tickets overnight, you can save a ton with these tips.

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Use your mPerks

Like other grocery stores, Meijer has its own app which houses its digital coupons. Not only can you save big on items you shop for every week, but you can also often get 10 to 15 percent off a category like general merchandise, apparel, houseware and more. This is a good opportunity to stock up on items in bulk.

Don’t miss these 11 genius ways to save at any grocery store.

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Save at the pharmacy

When you use mPerks, you not only get access coupons, but you can earn rewards as you shop (and even use the pharmacy!). You can earn upwards of $20 off of your next shopping trip depending on how frequently you visit. (Filling just 5 prescriptions at Meijer is equal to saving $10 off your next purchase!) Rewards alone can be a huge savings and have made me a loyal Meijer shopper.

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Look for free items in coupons

Of course like most supermarkets and big box stores, Meijer accepts coupons. In addition to the ones you find in the paper or online, Meijer sends out coupons—most times they include a coupon for a free item. Cha-ching!

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Survey the clearance section

Meijer has phenomenal clearance prices. Learn where your store houses clearance items and make sure to check them out weekly. Before the seasons change, they often take even more money off of the clearance price. After the holidays, they typically reduce already well-priced Christmas clearance by an additional 40 percent. It’s a great way to stock up on extra decor and gift wrap.

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Watch for major sales

Like all stores, Meijer has pretty significant sales that will save you big bucks! They are good about advertising this, particularly if you have signed up for their emails or texts. My favorite sale to hit up is when they offer 75% off of toys. I did a majority of my Christmas shopping there and got some amazing deals on gifts for my daughter and nieces! This is also a great opportunity to stock up on toys to donate to charities during the holidays.

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Enjoy 10 for $10 deals

Periodically, Meijer slashes the prices on staple items to just $1. When you buy ten of these one-buck items, your eleventh is free. I take this opportunity to stock up on tissues, pretzels, sandwich bags and more. Recently, I stocked up on Rotel so I can have the makings of a great cheese dip anytime!

If you can, check out your local Meijer store and save big!