UPDATE: Mejier will offer MPerks with home delivery option

Posted at 2:56 PM, Sep 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-07 14:59:38-04

Michigan-based Meijer announced today that they are now offering home delivery members who sign up for mPerks the ability to earn rewards for their orders. 

Beginning Thursday, Meijer customers who have an mPerks account can link to their Shipt home delivery account and begin earning toward rewards on qualifying purchases. The rewards, can be earned and used on items across the entire store. Once earned, customers can redeem during in-store visits at any Meijer location in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Kentucky. 

“As popular as our home delivery service is, we know that customers still visit the store and are always looking for new opportunities to save,” said Art Sebastian, Vice President of Digital Shopping for Meijer. “By adding the ability to earn Rewards through home delivery purchases, now customers can earn rewards for all their family’s shopping trips to Meijer—whether they make those shopping trips themselves or make them using Shipt. We look forward to finding new ways to enhance convenience for our home delivery customers.”

A lot of grocery stores lately have been jumping on the home delivery bandwagon. Amazon is partnering with Whole Foods to ship groceries,and even fast food giant McDonald’s is rolling out home delivery.

Leslie Yang has a hard time getting to the grocery store and literally goes whenever she can even if that means when it's pitch black outside.

“No one wants to be out grocery shopping at 8 at night that's just not how it's meant to be," Yang said.

She said it's tedious and she could use all the help she can get.
Meijer said it's new delivery service is designed for people like Leslie.

"Whether it's your mobile devices or apps to manage your life, our consumers are feeling much more comfortable shopping on line, and so this is sort of the evolution of how consumers can shop for groceries," Art Sebastian said.

The store is partnering with Shipt for home delivery. Customers place their orders and pay with a credit card through the Shipt app. The groceries are then delivered to their home.

Meijer said college students, and business professionals have also tried it in addition to parents like Leslie.