For those of you who live in the Springfield area, it is probably hard to choose between Wal-Mart and Meijer. I’ve heard people argue that Meijer’s prices are higher on most household items as well as grocery items. I am no expert, but I have found that Wal-Mart really does stick to their slogan of “everyday low prices” meaning they rarely run a good sale. Wal-Mart rarely runs bulk pricing, example: Buy two HI-C for $3.50. Meijer tends to have general higher prices, but when something is on sale, it is sometimes $2 or $3 cheaper than Wal-Mart.
Meijer also offers a really cool program called mPerks. You simply sign up and use your phone number and a special pin as your password. Once you have an account, you’ll be taken to a site that has pages and pages of coupons available. GET THIS: all you do is click on the clip button and they are instantly saved to your phone number. The next time you are in the store at the check-out line, simply click the mperks button on the credit card machine, enter your phone number and password, and tada! your savings are immediately deducted. Some products you buy will spit out coupons for $1 off your next purchase at Meijer or even $5 off your next purchase.
You don’t have to print anything, or even carry anything around with you. Simply add coupons to your mPerks card and your golden. So for those who say they don’t have time to clip coupons, spend 5 minutes less on facebook and spend it adding mPerks coupons to your phone number!
NOW FOR THE REAL SAVINGS
The amazingly awesome thing about mPerks is that it can be combined with manufacture’s coupons. YES, you heard me correctly. For any item you have on your mPerks card, you can match it with a manufacture’s coupon and save even more.
Perfect scenario: (Currently available)
Current sale price: 2/$5.00 (normally $3.19 a piece)
mPerks Coupon: $1.00 off
Yoplait Smoothie coupon (Like their facebook page for $1.00 off)
Final Price: $3.00
Total savings: $3.38 (basically buy one get one free!)
There are currently some great coupons on mPerks, including Hawaiian Punch, Suave products, Vasoline Products, Bob Evans, Kraft, Jell-O, Planter’s Peanuts and MORE!
Also, check out Meijers MealBox for even more coupons at the right hand side. There is a specials button, below will pop up coupons, add them to the shopping list and the print!