GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — If you shopped at Meijer on Saturday, you may have had issues if you were trying to pay with a debit, credit or electronic benefit transfer card, also known as a bridge card.

A representative at Meijer’s corporate office said all Meijer stores nationwide have had issues with card payments on Saturday.

As a result of the recent storms, several data systems have been damaged, the representative said. 

The corporate representative said just before 8 p.m. Saturday that the company’s IT department was working on the issue and was hoping to have it resolved soon. Meijer did not indicate when the problem might be resolved.

The Meijer website said, “We are currently experiencing issues with payment processing — thank you for your patience as we work to quickly resolve this.”

Lowes and Starbucks in the Grand Rapids area experienced similar problems early Saturday afternoon, but systems recovered later in the evening.  

A number of News 8 viewers say they’ve had trouble paying with their credit or debit card at several business around the area. Additionally, some reported seeing multiple charges appear on their bank accounts even though their card transactions were declined. 

There have been social media posts mentioning similar problems at other local businesses, however we have not been able to confirm that this is a widespread issue.