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Meijer has an offer in the Rewards section of your Mperks account that’s offering $5 off a future shopping trip for every $50 spent on participating gift cards.
- Get $5 off your next total purchase for every $50 spent on select gift cards.
- Expires August 18, 2018.
- Limit 10 rewards per customer.
- Excludes Meijer gift cards, iTunes, Amazon, gaming, Sling TV, Google Play, CBS All Access, Spotify, HBO Now, Hulu, Steam, phone cards, prepaid debit, Visa, Mastercard and American Express, Gas Station, In-Store Business, Previous Purchases & taxes.
- Allow two hours for reward to start.
I tend to be a Kroger loyalist, but I’m staying in a city this week with no Kroger stores or any of their subsidiaries. One of the closest grocery stores is Meijer, so I signed up for their Mperks scheme and started loading digital coupons.
While exploring my Mperks account, I noticed that there are several additional rewards available that, unlike Kroger, don’t appear to require the loading of a digital coupon. This offer for $5 off a future trip when spending $50 on select gift cards is one such reward.
The wording of the offer states that you’ll earn $5 for every $50 you spend with a limit of 10 rewards. That makes it sound to me like you could spend $500 on one card and get $50 back, rather than having to purchase 10x $50 gift cards.
A 10% discount isn’t amazing, especially seeing as Amazon gift cards are excluded. However, this could still be a break even (or possibly even profitable) reselling opportunity for Best Buy gift cards.
The downside is that you have to wait up to two hours for the reward to be loaded to your account. I need to go grocery shopping and want to take advantage of this offer, but that means either purchasing the gift cards first and returning to the store later, or waiting up to two hours at the store before paying for groceries. As much as I enjoy grocery shopping – and I do! – two hours of ambling around the store when I only need to be there for 30 minutes doesn’t appeal to me.
It looks like this offer has been running for a few weeks, so those of you with Meijer stores near you might already be aware of this offer. For those of you with plenty of Meijer experience, does it generally take two hours for the rewards to be loaded to your account, or do they tend to appear more quickly?