Meijer Shopper Twice Bitten
Posted: 2007-12-04. Categories: Meijer, Michigan

This weekend I was overcharged at two different Meijers at two separate times.

On Thursday, I went to a Meijers in Grand Rapids, MI. I bought some Margarita mix. The price tag was marked $15.88. When I got home, I checked the receipt and the item had rung up for $17.95. I called the store and they said I could come in for a $2 refund, but I did not because the roads were getting bad.

On Sunday, I went to the Meijer’s in Standale. I did some grocery shopping and also bought a stick of lipstick. I was cashing out at the “do it yourself” lane, and as I scanned the lipstick, it rang up for $4.99. but the price tag said $3.66. I caught this incident in time and the cashier was able to correct it.

This is frustrating, especially when it happens 2 times in one weekend. I will not be shopping at Meijer’s for a while.

Does the scanner law apply to any of these situations?

Thank you,
Grand Rapids, MI

1 Comment to "Meijer Shopper Twice Bitten"

  1. Retail Bandit says:

    Dear Lindsay,

    I can totally relate to your frustration. It takes a real savvy shopper to avoid getting bitten by the overcharge bug and their appears to be no relief in site for harried shoppers.

    To answer your question. The Margarita mix may qualify for the bounty, you don’t mention if the mix contains alcohol. If it does, the store may put up a fuss. I’ve heard from more than one shopper that stores refuse the refund on puchases of alcoholic beverages, though I have been unable to locate anything excempting alcoholic beverages in Michigan code.

    The second purchase you made in Standale, does not qualify because you must have the receipt in hand, showing the overcharged amount. Because you caught the error before completing the sale, the sale does not qualify for the refund. I had this happen to me once, so yes, I know it’s frustrating.

    Thank you for writing in.