What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express at both locations and for phone and online Products, Classes or Gift Card orders.
Is it possible to pay by check?
No. We no longer accept personal checks as payment.
When is my credit card charged?
Your card is charged just before we ship your order.
Is it safe to use my credit card online?
Yes, using your credit card at WWW.MEININGER.COM to purchase Products, Classes or Gift Cards is safe. We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology that encrypts your account information. Our online store is PCI compliant.
Do you charge sales tax?
We are required to collect sales tax for orders being shipped to locations in Colorado (2.9%). Because we have a store in Denver, we must also collect tax for orders being shipped to the city of Denver (4.31%) and within the RTD (1.1%) for a total of 8.31% in Denver.
Orders shipping to Colorado Springs or elsewhere in El Paso county, must also pay the appropriate tax (3.12% for Colorado Springs and 1.23% for El Paso county with a 1% PPRTA). With the 2.9% Colorado tax, Colorado Springs tax totals 8.25%.
Can I purchase items for resale online?
We have Products, Classes and Gift Cards for sale online. They are not for resale.
Can I get a special discount for buying a large quantity of an item?
Quantity discounts are automatically applied to qualifying items.
Do you offer a student discount?
No. We offer the same low prices to all of our customers.
I am a teacher buying supplies for my school. Do I get any special pricing?
In an effort to promote art education, Meininger's has set up a special discount for both private and public schools. To qualify, the materials must be purchased with school funds, i.e. school credit card, check, or house account only.
Purchases made with personal funds will be taxed, State form DR0137 "Claim for Refund" is available at our stores or online at colorado.gov and may be submitted to the state for reimbursement.
Do you offer a printed catalog?
No, we do not offer a printed version of our art materials and only a portion of what we carry is on our web store currently. To check the availability of a product please contact us at ASK US ANYTHING>, 303-698-3838 or 1-800-950-ARTS .
We carry over 80,000 fine art, graphics, architectural, crafts, kids, fine pens and gift items.
Do you ever do special orders?
Meininger's does do special orders. Special orders are defined as orders of items not regularly stocked, unusual quantities of items, or custom products such as engraved pens or custom-built, stretched canvas.
Special orders may take up to 3-5 weeks and you are responsible for shipping costs. Due to manufacturer's minimums, the order may not be placed immediately. We require pre-payment and special orders are not returnable.
To inquire about special orders please contact us at ASK US ANYTHING>, 303-698-3838 or 1-800-950-ARTS .
How long will it take to receive my order?
Shipping time depends on where you live and the carrier. Once we receive your order, it may take up to 48 hours to process. We encourage you to use UPS's Time in Transit calculator to determine the shipping time from zip code 80203 to your location. By adding the 48 hour processing time and time in transit information, you can approximate when you will receive your order.
How will I know that my order has been shipped?
We are happy to provide you with that information, please provide us your email address, most shipments are sent with a tracking number and we can email you that information.
How do I track my order?
You can track your package with the carriers tracking utility. Just let us know if you require a tracking number.
How much do you charge for shipping?
Most shipping charges are based on your order's subtotal. Please contact us at ASK US ANYTHING>, 303-698-3838 or 1-800-950-ARTS  for next- and second-day shipment cost quotes that are based on weight and destination. Please refer to our Shipping> page for more detailed information.
What happens if the product I ordered is out of stock?
Occasionally, we must backorder an item that is out of stock. If more than one item is backordered, we will wait until all items have arrived and ship a complete backorder via ground service at that time. Since shipping charges are figured based on the initial order's subtotal, any shipping charges for the backordered items will have already been paid for. No additional shipping charges will be added to that backorder.
What is your return policy?
Please refer to our Returns> page.
For more information on how to complete a return that will be shipped or mailed, Shipping Returns>.
Do you have a brick & mortar store?
Meininger's has two retail locations.
499 Broadway | Denver, Colorado 80203 MAP>
201 So. Weber St. | Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903 MAP>
Can't find the answer to my question?
Please contact us at ASK US ANYTHING>, 303-698-3838 or 1-800-950-ARTS  and we will respond to your question personally.
Can you recommend products?
Please contact us at ASK US ANYTHING>, 303-698-3838 or 1-800-950-ARTS  for any product recommendations or questions.
Is Meininger's hiring?
For information about employment at Meininger's, please refer to our Careers> page.
How do you pronounce 'Meininger'?
Meininger is a three-syllable name pronounced "mine in ger" (as in 'tiger') with a stress on the first syllable.
Does Meininger's offer any services or just art supplies?
Please contact us at ASK US ANYTHING>, 303-698-3838 or 1-800-950-ARTS  for more information about these services.
DENVER: 303-698-3838 | 1-800-950-ARTS 
COLORADO SPRINGS: 719-578-8070