[Expired] Meijer Mperks: $10 Off $150 Visa Giftcards (11/6 – 11/12)

Deal has ended, view more Meijer deals by clicking here.

Update 11/6/22: Deal is back and valid from 11/6 – 11/12 (ht GCG)

The Offer

Direct link to offer (search for Visa)

  • Meijer grocery store chain is offering $10 off when you purchase $150 or more in Visa gift cards.

 

The Fine Print

  • Valid thru 9/12/20
  • Must clip coupon
  • Limit one coupon per offer

Our Verdict

Meijer sells $200 Visa gift cards, and some locations sell $500 Visa gift cards, so this is a profitable deal especially when you use a card that earns at a high rate on grocery store purchases.

Post history:

  • Update 9/4/22: Valid from 9/4 – 9/10
  • Update 7/3/22: Deal is back and valid from 7/3 – 7/9
  • Update 3/20/22: Deal is back and valid 3/20 – 3/26; stacks well with the Q1 Freedom 5x grocery category.
  • Update 11/6/21: Deal is back and valid 11/7-11/13
  • Update 9/4/21: Deal is back and valid through 9/11/21. Hat tip to Elizabeth & Celia
  • Update 7/3/21: Deal is back and valid through 7/10/21.
  • Update 3/21/21: Deal is back and valid through 3/27/21
  • Update 11/8/20: Deal is back through 11/14/20 (ht reader Celia)

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raekwon
raekwon

So to follow up from the thread from Rae, Celia, and myself below… I went to another local Meijer where ALL Visa/MC gift cards were at customer service (not just the variable ones), so I was prepared for them to tell me “debit or cash only.” They did not say that, so I tried using my Discover via GPay and… it worked!

Big time YMMV, I guess.

Rae
Rae

A dp for those wanting to use Google pay/Discover to purchase these.
It won’t work. You have to use a debit card linked to Gpay to buy these. I tried anyway, even after the cashier told me it wouldn’t work.

Celia
Celia

Odd. I used GP/Discover to buy a $500 Visa yesterday without issue.

raekwon
raekwon

Rae (Got confused for a sec bc that’s literally my first name.) Thanks for the heads-up. Just went to Meijer intending to do exactly that w/ Discover/GPay and they told me it had to be debit or cash, so I just said never mind and left. I was planning on going back this evening in case the person didn’t know what they were talking about or that it least wasn’t hard-coded in the system but if it doesn’t work, I’ll just use debit. It’s still a (much smaller) money maker.

Celia Must be a very recent change. Credit worked for me as well all of the previous times I’d done this there, including maybe a month or two ago.

Celia
Celia

raekwon Interesting. If using self checkout, how would they know? Or are you saying it’s hard coded in your location?

raekwon
raekwon

Celia At my location, all variable Visa/MCs are now behind the customer service counter, so self-checkout is no longer an option. But it appears that Rae is saying that it’s also hard-coded, in that they tried and it didn’t work.

Celia
Celia

raekwon That stinks if it spreads. I’m about to do my second account this afternoon though it will be with Apple Pay on that account. The cards are all on the rack and I do self checkout and it hasn’t failed me yet (famous last words).

Rae
Rae

Went to another location that didn’t have them behind the service counter and was able to use G Pay at the self-checkout. So I guess it’s just for the ones behind the counter.

Celia
Celia

raekwon No problem using AP this afternoon at self checkout with my second account. And it looks like Rae was able to do it as well. It must just be for those locations that have it behind the counter.

AllenW
AllenW

They also have a $10 off $50 happy card coupon.

Celia
Celia

Wish I had the $10 off. I only got a $10 Meijer gift card with $50 Happy Card.

AllenW
AllenW

That’s odd. Might want to make a new mperks acc.

Wish I had grocery store spend left on my Amex. Will have to use the 2.5 Alliant.

raekwon
raekwon

FYI, at my local Meijer, they’re now putting the variable cards behind the customer service desk so if you don’t see them out on display, check there.

Sam
Sam

Is there a Meijer equivalent in CA state?

Leo
Leo

Walmart

RM
RM

No. Sam

Jacob
Jacob

At the risk of a dumb question should I factor the fee in the $150 or not? Say if I buy $144.05 + $5.95 it will work or must I put $150 before the fee? Just wanna be safe 🙂

lori
lori

at least $150. You can also buy up to $500 if your store has $20-500 variable card.

TJ
TJ

My educated guess would be that the $5.95 fee is not included in the minimum $150 spend. As a side note, most people in this game are looking to spend the maximum amount possible to acquire maximum credit card points and/or minimum spend requirements.

Jason
Jason

If you’re in this game, and are already paying the $5.95 fee, why wouldn’t you want to max out at $500?

Celia
Celia

Agreed if you have a card that gives a high percentage. For me, I only have the Citi Custom card that gives me 5% on groceries and 3 Meijer accounts so I don’t max out either. I just turn the 150 cards into Costco gift cards.

scott7k
scott7k

P1 purchase for me went through OK, for P2 and P3 Mperks accounts the cards did not activate but my credit card was still charged. Had to get charges reversed at the service desk.

Seems like they might have implemented some new restriction. I used two different credit cards as well so it wasn’t the card.

Celia
Celia

Curious, how did you realize at the store the card didn’t activate? Did it not print the extra activation receipt? I did P1 and P2 one after another (though did use two different credit cards).

Jason
Jason

> Seems like they might have implemented some new restriction

Highly doubtful.

How do you know they didn’t activate? Are you saying you just couldn’t register them online? Or did you actually try using the cards to see if the funds were on there? Or did you not get the activation slip printed out? Did you actually call MB to see if the cards were active or not?

My (somewhat educated) guess is if you *just* checked them online, there was simply a (known) glitch that caused the cards not to available to register online, have seen this happen multiple times.

scott7k
scott7k

The activation receipts did not print and the self checkout light turned red. Attendant had to clear the error and told me the cards did not activate. Maybe it’s just me – interested in seeing any other DPs.

Rye
Rye

There is a velocity around 10 maybe a bit more. If someone bought more than you, that would trigger yous to not activate.

Jason
Jason

Business as usual over here. Must have been some kind of glitch.

Jacob
Jacob

Limit of $1,000 per 5 minutes. You’re buying too much too quick.

Rye
Rye

I did more than that this morning. 8 back to back and I’ve done 10 before. so limit is definitely more than 1k/5min!

Jeff
Jeff

You shouldn’t be doing this anyways. Meijer policy supposedly limits you to one $500 GC purchase per day.

I tried buying 2 earlier today through self-checkout and I had the second card taken away and put back on the GC rack.

Amy
Amy

Mine now requires you to make the purchase at the customer service counter rather than at the regular checkout, rather annoying.

Beth
Beth

This velocity limit happens routinely at both my local Meijer –everytime I buy more than 2 $500 gift cards in a row the third charges my card but doesn’t activate. the register freezes up the attendant comes over, they have to cancel out the transaction and the receipt clearly says “one or more of your gift cards did not activate, please take this receipt to customer service” even though you have been charged.
The gift cards are truly not activated and you should take them to customer service when this happens. When I present them to customer service, if I’m lucky they pay out in cash and leave the charge on my card, otherwise they refund it back to the credit card (depends on who’s working the desk, some of them believe you cannot ever refund a gift card purchase). Incidentally if you are buying gift cards for grocery credits in different promos that are regularly available, you get the grocery credits on the mPerks account even if they refund the credit card.

If you wait 5 minutes after buying two $500s, you can buy two more.

Rye
Rye

YMMV. I can get 8-10 in a row at my location. You might have someone else purchasing the same time as you?

Beth
Beth

it seems that it is obviously location specific. But my mileage never varies in my area. I can never ever buy more than 2 without this happening. It’s coded into the registers. I actually depend upon it and use it to my advantage when they have the grocery credit promotion as I noted above, i get the grocery credit even if they refund the charge. — I only had to buy $1000 worth of cards and ended up with $300 of grocery credit after the last promotion.

Glenn Lee
Glenn Lee

Last time I did a Meijer purchase, it did not code as grocery.

Jesus
Jesus

Would be insightful if you mentioned which card.

Aks
Aks

Chase Freedom does not accrue 5% reward even when the Merchant type
shows as Grocery stores and supermarkets.

Celia
Celia

FWIW, I used Chase Freedom at Meijer and it coded as grocery and accrued as 5% UR. I also used Discover the same day and it also coded as grocery and 5%.

lori
lori

Can these VGC load to BB or buy MO in full amount or still $99 each time? Thanks!

Kyle

YMMV

anon
anon

Back this week! Freedom card Q1 spending done!