Friday, October 2, 2009

Meijer: October 4-10, 2009

This week's ad is smaller (both in size and in amount of items) than usual, a trend that will continue in coming weeks as Meijer cuts back on the number of sale items per week. According to an inside source (doesn't that sound professional!?), corporate felt that shoppers were overwhelmed by so many deals and that the large ad was just too confusing. Unfortunately, this means that there will be fewer items to match with coupons to stretch your grocery dollar. If this change disappoints you, be sure to let Meijer know.

This week also brings a Meijer Brand sale week, so the deals are even slimmer.

These best deal matchups were calculated using a Meijer Ad for Detroit Area Stores. Metro Detroit Meijer stores double coupons up to $0.50 (with some restrictions - please see the end of this post for more info). I'll continue to edit this list with updates throughout the week, so be sure to check here again before you shop! And please let me know if you find a good deal that I've missed!

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$0.99 Tony's Pizza for One (price drop through 10-18, unconfirmed)
-$0.50/1 coupon (from 10-4 SS)
FREE after coupon*
NOTE: Coupon reads "do not double" and may be restricted by your cashier.

$1.25 Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables, 10-12oz (asstd varieties including rice)
-$1.00/2 Meijer Frozen Food coupon or printable (LIMIT 1 per transaction)
-$0.35/1 Birds Eye coupon (from 9-13 SS), use 2
$0.05 each when you buy 2 with coupons*

$1.69 Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner, 24 oz
-$0.50/1 coupon (from 10-4 RP), use 2
-$1.00/2 Meijer Mealbox printable coupon
$0.19 each when you buy 2 with coupon*

$0.39 Meijer Macaroni & Cheese, 7.25 oz original or 5.25 oz shapes
Since Kraft was on sale for this price recently, it's not a good deal.

$0.39 Meijer Canned Vegetables (limit 12)
Since Del Monte was as low as $0.16 recently, this isn't worth the price, either.

$0.59 Meijer Pasta, 12-16 oz

$1.69 Clorox Liquid Bleach, 82-96 oz
-$0.50/2 coupon (from 10-4 RP), use 2
-$1.00/2 Meijer Mealbox printable coupon
$0.69 each when you buy 2 with coupon*

$0.89 Meijer Bread or Hot Dog/Hamburger Buns

MEIJER 10 for $10, Get the 11th Item FREE
For best savings, purchase these items (IF you absolutely need them, since the savings are far from spectacular) in groups of 11. You'll pay about $0.90 each by mixing and matching in groups:
$1.00 Meijer Shells & Cheese or Deluxe Mac & Cheese
$1.00 Meijer Boxed Potatoes
$1.00 Meijer Stuffing Mix, Gravy, Bread Crumbs or Coating Mix
$1.00 Meijer Bagel Pizza Snacks or 15 ct Pizza Rolls
$1.00 Meijer Crescent Rolls, Cinnamon Rolls or Pizza Crust
$1.00 Meijer Pasta Sauce, 26 oz
$1.00 Meijer Dressing 16 oz or Croutons 5 oz
$1.00 Meijer Ketchup 20-24 oz or Mustard 16 oz
$1.00 Meijer Tomatoes or Sauce, 28-29 oz
$1.00 Meijer Frozen Vegetables, 16 oz
$1.00 Meijer Essentials Paper Towels, single roll
$1.00 Meijer Applesauce, 25-26 oz
$1.00 Meijer Fruit Snacks, 5.4 oz
$1.00 Meijer Soft Cookies, 10-11 oz
$1.00 Meijer Microwave Popcorn, 3 ct
$1.00 Meijer Pretzels, 9-15 oz
$1.00 Meijer Plastic Utensils, 48 ct
$1.00 Meijer Liquid Dish Soap, 25 oz
$1.00 Meijer Facial Tissue, 66-160 ct
$1.00 Meijer Cheese Puffs, Puffed Popcorn or Corn Dippers

$2.49 Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, 35 ct
-$0.50/1 coupon (from 10-4 RP), use 2
-$1.00/2 Meijer Mealbox printable coupon
$0.99 each when you buy 2 with coupon*

$2.49 Kashi Heart to Heart Crackers 8 oz or Kashi TLC Bars
-$1.50/1 printable coupon or -$1.00/1 printable coupon (print 2 per computer)
$0.99-1.49 after coupon

$1.33 Meijer Plastic Cups, 50-80 ct, Party Plates 15-22 ct, Party Bowls 24 ct or Party Cups 20 ct

$1.99 Kleenex Family Size Facial Tissue, 280 ct basic or 180 ct lotion
-$0.50/2 Meijer Mealbox printable coupon
-$0.50/3 coupon (from 10-4, unconfirmed)
$1.49 each when you buy 3 with coupons; $1.41 each when you buy 6 with 2 Kleenex coupons and 3 Mealbox coupons.

$1.50 Meijer Essentials Napkins, 250 ct

$1.99 V8 Splash or V8 Splash Smoothies, 46 oz all varieties
-$1.00/2 coupon (from 9-13 SS)
$1.49 each when you buy 2 with coupon

$1.59 Meijer Reclosable Bags, 10-40 ct freezer or 40-50 ct storage or 2-6 ct Containers

$1.79 Meijer Lean Entrees, Paninis or Pizzas,
6-9 oz
-$1.00/4 Meijer Frozen Food coupon or printable (LIMIT 1 per transaction)
$1.54 each when you buy 4 with coupon

$1.99 Meijer Frozen Potatoes, 24-32 oz asstd varieties
-$1.00/3 Meijer Frozen Food coupon or printable (LIMIT 1 per transaction)
$1.66 each when you buy 3 with coupon

$1.69 Meijer Apple Juice, 64 oz

$2.49 Meijer Pizza Rolls, 40 ct
-$1.00/4 Meijer Frozen Food coupon or printable (LIMIT 1 per transaction)
$2.24 each when you buy 4 with coupon

$2.98 Walnuts, 1 lb bag (or bulk per pound)

Purina ONE Dog, Puppy, Cat or Kitten Food
-$5.00/1 Meijer Purina One printable coupon, expires 12-31-09
-$3.00/1 Purina ONE coupon (from 9-13 RP)
Final price will vary, but save $8.00 after coupons!

$5.99 Glad Waste Bags, select varieties
-$1.00/2 Meijer Mealbox printable coupon
$5.49 each when you buy 2 with coupon


$0.39 Meijer Yogurt, 5-8 oz cups
$0.99 Meijer Shredded or Chunk Cheese, 5-8 oz (LIMIT 4)
$1.59 Meijer Cheese Product Singles, 12 oz or Natural Cheese Slices, 8 oz
$1.75 Meijer Gallon Milk, all varieties excluding chocolate & organic (LIMIT 4)
$1.88 Meijer Butter Quarters, 16 oz
$2.50 Meijer Grated Parmesan, 8 oz asstd varieties

$0.85/lb Meijer Fresh Whole Chicken
$0.89/lb Cook's Shank Portion Smoked Ham
(save $1.40/lb)
$0.99/lb Meijer Bone-In Split Chicken Breasts, family pack (save $0.80/lb)
$1.69/lb Angus Ground Beef from Round (save $2/lb)
$2.49/lb Hormel Low Sodium Deli Ham (1/2 price!)
$2.99/lb Boneless Top Sirloin Steak, family pack (save $2.80/lb)
$2.99 Meijer Tilapia Fillets, 16 oz frozen (1/2 price!)
$3.99/lb Jennie-O Turkey Breast (honey mesquite, oven-roasted or smoked)
Look for $0.55/1 lb or more Jennie-O coupons on the deli counter!

$1.79 Hillshire Farm Rope Style Smoked Sausage, 14-16 oz
-$1.00/2 coupon (from 10-4 RP)
$1.29 each when you buy 2 with coupon
OFFER: Buy 3, send in the UPCs and receipt to get a Free Hillshire Farm 75th Anniversary Cookbook ($10 value)

$0.97/lb Pears, asstd varieties
$1.00 Broccoli or Greenhouse Cucumber

$1.29 Round White Potatoes
, 10 lb bag
$1.49 California Strawberries, 1 lb
$2.29 Half Peck Michigan Apples (about 5-5.5 lbs, $0.46/lb) - Red Delicious, McIntosh, Empire, Jonathan, Gala or Jonamac


$2.00 Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste
-$1.00/1 coupon (from 9-27 SS), use 3
-$1.00/3 Meijer Mealbox printable coupon
$0.67 each when you buy 3 with coupons

$0.79 V05 Shampoo or Conditioner, 15 oz (limit 4)

$6.69 Ester-C Supplement, 60 ct
-$5.00/1 coupon (from 10-4 RP) or -$2.00/1 printable coupon
$1.69 or $4.69 after coupon

Promotion: Buy any Meijer Brand Health & Beauty products priced at $2.97 or more, get a checkout coupon valid on your next health, beauty or cosmetic purchase (limit one offer per transaction):
*Buy 3, get a $3 checkout coupon (save $1 per item after checkout coupon)
*Buy 4, get a $5 checkout coupon (save $1.25 per item after checkout coupon)
*Buy 5, get an $8 checkout coupon (save $1.60 per item after checkout coupon)

$2.19 Meijer Body Wash, 18 oz (unconfirmed price)
Buy 5, get an $8 checkout coupon
$0.59 each when you buy 5 after savings - great charity donation!

B1G1 All Meijer Vitamins and Supplements, identical items only


  • Buy 4 of any Pillsbury refrigerated baked goods in one transaction, get a $2.00 checkout coupon; buy 5, get $3.00; buy 6 or more, get $4.00. Includes crescents, cookies, sweet rolls, Grands! biscuits, Grands! cinnamon rolls, pie crusts, dinner rolls, loaves, breadsticks, or pizza crust (10/5-11/1)
  • Buy any 3 Clorox products, get $5 off a flu shot at Meijer Pharmacy (with checkout coupon). Limit 1 per transaction.(10/4-10/14)
  • Buy any 2 DiGiorno Pizzas or Flatbread Melts and get a checkout coupon for one-night redbox DVD rental FREE. Limit 1 offer per transaction. (10/4-10/31)


*DOUBLE COUPONS - This deal requires a coupon to DOUBLE at Meijer. Note that most Macomb-area Meijer stores will double only 2 identical coupons (up to $0.50) per transaction. See additional notes below.

You may want to print a copy of the Meijer Mealbox store policy, as posted here on the Mealbox Website and keep it with your shopping list to show your cashier (in case they aren't familiar with corporate policy):

1.) Mealbox coupons may be used in addition to Manufacturer coupons.

2.) Mealbox coupons may be used each time a condition is met, which could be multiple times per transaction.
(For example: a coupon for $1.00 off 2 soups can be used multiple times if you have a coupon printed and the number of soups purchased matches, i.e. 2 coupons = 4 soups.)

3.) Mealbox coupons cannot be doubled or tripled at any time.

4.) Stores have the right to limit the quantity of items to normal retail purchases per transaction.

You may use more than one identical Mealbox coupon per transaction, but note that some coupons won't deduct at all - be vigilant about watching your subtotal while coupons are scanned. If your total isn't reduced with the scanning of each Mealbox coupon, the coupon didn't work and you'll need to ask you cashier to adjust it manually.

Please let me know if you see any other good deals I've forgotten to mention (we could ALL benefit from your contributions)! View the Meijer Ad online here (available on Sunday).

Other Reminders:

  • MOST Macomb Meijer stores will double coupons up to $0.50, but no more than 2 identical coupons per transaction. Additional identical coupons will be redeemed at face value. You may want to call your location before shopping to verify. The Clinton Township location on Groesbeck will double ONE identical $0.50 or less coupon per transaction. For best savings on multiple items with coupons that will double, break your order into multiple transactions (this is most easily done at the U-scan).
  • You can print 2 copies of each printable coupon per computer, with some exceptions. Use your back button and refresh the screen if necessary or return to the original coupon link. You can print as many Meijer Mealbox coupons as you'd like.
  • When a particular sale item is out of stock, be sure to ask your cashier or a customer service assistant for a raincheck.


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  1. If you have an Entertainment Book and you used the $5 off your next Meijer brand purchase when you spend $50 today, the $5 would come in handy next week with all the Meijer brand deals.

  2. Meijer's shifting strategy and promoting new lower everyday prices. Kronger's employed a similar strategy in much of the rest of the country -- lower everyday prices complimented by volume-driven multi-week sales -- in order to fend off Walmart. It sucks for us deal seekers who seek out, print & clip store/manuf coupons to get Boston Market meals for 80 cents each -- in groups of four on one Saturday only -- but makes sense for the average shopper who forgets their coupons at home, buys groceries weekly (as opposed to stocking up) and sees a $3.29 sticker price at Meijer and $2.50 at Walmart.

    Looks like the future of Meijer is the chain leveraging its store locations (generally better placed than Walmart, since Meijer was here first), upgrading its produce-meat/deli/seafood-bakery product (see Auburn Hills), promoting lower prices (more competitive with Walmart) and offering a handful of sale prices to get people into the stores.

    (Worth mentioning that Walmart also offers sales... small shrimp rings were $2.50 and Healthy Choice entrees were between $1.40-$1.70 yesterday.)

  3. I love all the deals that Meijer has been having and I love supporting a Michigan company. But I agree that the sales ads can be overwhelming- that is why I just print the match ups from this site and bring the ad along as a reference. You do a wonderful job!

  4. I have been doing great recently at Meijer's usually saving 75%! But JB as a marketing major I can see what you are saying and I guess it does make sense for a corporation. Super Wal-Mart's have cropped up all over the place now and will definitely start eat at Meijer's customers. I don't know where I'm going to shop now though, it will be hard to get all the deals I need, I'm in Oakland County and thus I'm not close to half of the other stores that have match ups on this site. I did email Meijer's though expressing my disappointment in the ad.


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