How to Find the Best Deals at Whole Foods

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by on November 6, 2012

DSC_0720You all know that I love to find a deal, but I also want to find quality products for my family. That’s why I try hard to focus on healthy foods, including organic or all natural products. Of course, it can be a challenge make sure you are finding a deal on these things, but one thing I have noticed in the past several years is there is a perception that healthy products are more expensive, when in actuality, many times they are the same price (or even cheaper!).

The key to finding healthy products when you are on a budget, is to be a savvy shopper!

Know your prices, understand sale cycles, shop with coupons (check the organic coupons and gluten-free coupons round up each week), check store specials, meal plan, and only buy what you know you will use. These really are basic principles that apply to anything you are buying, not just health food, but they are good reminders for all of us.

DSC_0717When I was asked to check out a Value Tour at Whole Foods to learn about more ways to save and then shop for my family for a week’s worth of meals, I was excited and up for the challenge!

Ways to Save at Whole Foods

DSC_07161. A big tip for saving at whole foods is to check out The Whole Deal, which is a value guide with coupons, deals, budget-friendly recipes (love that!), a daily meal planner, and other money saving tips. This booklet was at the front of my store, but the good news is that is also available online, so you can check it out before heading to the store.

DSC_07342. Shop the bulk bins. If you haven’t checked out the bulk area at your Whole Foods yet, make sure you head there first next time you shop. You’ll find a variety of products that you can buy in bulk: rice, grains, flours, pasta, soup mixes, beans, cereals, trail mixes, nut butters, sweeteners, dried fruits, nuts and seeds, as well as snacks and treats. My store also had bulk herbs and spices, too.

How does this help you save? For one thing you purchase only what you need, not a box that will just sit in your cupboard. Only need 1 serving? Then you buy only 1 serving. Buying bulk also helps you save on the cost of packaging. If you are buying a lot, or just a little, buying in bulk is perfect because you pay for exactly the amount you want.

DSC_07193. Buy in season and local (if possible).  Buying in season is not only better for freshness and taste, but it will save you money because the produce doesn’t have to travel as much (thus, cutting down on shipping costs). I really love that Whole Foods tries to offer as much organic variety as possible, but it is also great to see that they are supporting local farms. The origin of the produce is displayed, so you know exactly what you are getting and from where.  And if you are curious where other products are from, check out the Local Growers Map they have available.

4. Use coupons! Whole Foods has coupons in the Whole Deal and online, so grab the ones you want before heading to the store. You can always check the Coupon Database, too, to look for coupons on specific products.

DSC_07425. Shop sales. Check the weekly ad, the coupon match-ups, and any sale items while in the store. Just like other stores, you want to follow the sale cycles of products to buy at the lowest price. Check for any manager mark-downs and don’t be scared to ask about any specials on meats, baked goods or pre-made items.

DSC_07396. Shop 365 Everyday Value products to save on grocery items. These products have everyday low prices, but what I also like is that they meet the store’s strict quality standards. You’ll also find that they come in both natural and organic varieties, and are cheaper than some of the other name brand products.  Plus, the great part is that they offer coupons for these lower priced products!

The Challenge

My challenge was to buy a week’s worth of meals for my family of 5 at Whole Foods for $100. I’ll be honest and say I wasn’t quite sure if I could stick to that price while buying organic, but I was up for the test! Here’s my meal plan:

Breakfasts:

Cereal & Milk
Bagels & Jam
Stonyfield Yogurt
Fruit: Pears, Apples & Bananas
Eggs & Toast

Lunch:

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches (for kids in school all week)
Banana Chips (bulk bin)
Pretzels
Applesauce
Salads – spinach, dried cranberries (bulk bin), dressing, bell peppers, cucumber
Hummus & Carrots
Rice bowl with leftover chicken

Dinners:

Spaghetti Squash Casserole
Chicken Fajitas
Baked Chicken & Quinoa Vegetable side
Yams with black beans
Frozen Pizza & Salad (Friday Family night)
Spaghetti with shredded chicken

So, how did I do? I actually came in with spending just $92.85! That is for a week’s worth of food for a family of 5. What really helped was buying from the bulk bins and using coupons. I also planned Sunday night as our “leftovers” night to finish eating up whatever was left from other meals. My highest priced item was a value pack of chicken, but as you can see, I was able to use it all week in various meals. If you don’t plan to use up all the value meat you buy, don’t forget you can also freeze it.

How do you think you would do shopping at Whole Foods with $100? Could you find even better deals?

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  • Kelly p

    Shopping the sales cycle is the main way I save. I also try to use coupons whenever possible, although I find they are often for processed foods that I don’t care for

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    watching the ads and using coupons on sale items

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    I always use coupons and search for the best deals in town!

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    I always compare ads and try to price match as much as possible.

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    I purchase a Bountiful Basket every week! Saves a lot of money for great produce.

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    I use coupons and search the internet for specials. I also subscribe to newsletters like this.

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    I use coupons and buy fruits and veggies when they are in season and freeze them.

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    Love coupons!

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    Double coupon day is my best friend :) And I watch for the organic sections older fresh products that will be marked down for quick sale.

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    I compare ads, buy in-season produce and eat more meatless meals!

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    bulk, and coupons of course

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    I use coupons as much as possible and look for deals online such as in your blog!

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    I love whole foods!

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    Whole Foods IS great!

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    We try to save with couponing and shopping where there are sales… sometimes bulk at Costco if thats more cost effective

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    I stack WF and manufacturer’s coupons to get the best deals.

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    i use coupons to save

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    We try to buy in bulk from the bulk bins, and stock up on sales.

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    Use coupons and shop on sales.

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    I wait for sales on grass fed meats and store them in the freezer.

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    Love Whole Foods!

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    I use coupons!

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    Shop sales as much as possible.

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    We use coupons and buy perishables in limited quantities so as to not waste.

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    One way we save on healthy products is by growing our own garden ;)
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    I buy seasonal fruits and veggies

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    Eat less meat and buy fresh fruits and veggies. Plan meals around leftover produce from a meal we already made.

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    Stock up on what’s in season and on sale for the week

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    I like to freeze veggies.

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    I try to look for low prices at our Farmer’s Market and can. Also look for marked down items in stores.

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    I try to shop sales and use coupons!

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    Make weekly meal plans and buy accordingly using coupons

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    I use a lot of coupons!!! You have to shop smart in these tough times. I comparison shop at all my local grocery stores. I watch the expiration dates on items. They reduce them as they get closer to expiring!

  • Heather

    Thanks for the tips! This will be my first Thanksgiving gluten free and I plan on getting a lot from Whole Foods this year

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    Shop sale ads and price match

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    I buy in bulk on certain items

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  • Rose Marie

    I’ve been very savvy about prices in the area and keep tabs on weekly specials. I bulk up where it makes sense. I almost never pay full price, unless it is the best price. I also compare prices online (keeping in mind shipping).

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    I use coupons for the things I can, buy fruit and veg in season when it’s cheapest, then the money I save can go toward healthful food that’s more expensive.

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    I use coupons from common kindness!

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    You did a pretty good job! I would find it difficult to shop for only $100, unless I bought my meat elsewhere, But stacking WF coupons with manufacturer coupons definitely helps!

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    i honestly did not think you could do it under $100. i’m going to try it.

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    Sales, clearance and coupons.

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    We buy in bulk and shop farmers market for produce.

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    We try to use coupons whenever possible.

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    I’ve never shopped there before but I’ve been considering going Gluten free and I hear that this store is a life saver. I’d use it towards that.

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    I try to shop sales, match coupon, and stock up when prices are low.

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    I try to use coupons and read the labels of what I’m buying

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    watch the sales

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    We go to Farmers market every saturday for veggies. Cook from scratch and buy from bulk bins for whole grains.

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    Would really help out for Thanksgiving

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    I try to use coupons and watch for sales.

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    So many ways to save! Using coupons is a huge one! I also like to buy things when they are on sale and make double batches. I put the extra one in the freezer then can have it in the future.

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    I buy what I can locally and coupon for the rest.

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    i scan the organic produce section at kroger, and we are trying to eat less processed foods

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    we plan meals around what is on sale that week

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    I mainly use coupons and shop sales.

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    If I had a Whole Foods in my town I’d probably save more, I always end up grabbing a few things I can’t get in the city where I live (like Go Max Go Jokerz Candy Bars for my husband or the 1lb size can of Eden beans & Tofurky pizza. I’d save on gas too if we had a local store since I have to drive about an hour to get to WF. I print coupons form the Whole Foods site to see if I need any of the items on sale. I’m getting better at saving there since I’ve started couponing this summer I can manage to save at least $20 every time I hit em up.

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    Shop Local Farmer’s Market

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    Buy fruits and vegies in season

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    We grow many of our foods like tomatoes, beans, watermelons, beets, and herb garden

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    We have a garden and I only buy produce that is on sale. This helps to change things up each week.

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    I shop at Whole Foods and buy things on sale and in season.

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    Coupons and sales are the way to go!

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    I use coupons, make a list and a menu plan

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    I save on healthy products by eating mostly things we make from scratch rather than buying processed snacks and food.

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    How I try to save on healthy products for my family: We make a menu plan and coupon like crazy ;)

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    I buy things that are in season. Sometimes there is an occasional coupon that works for fruit and whole grains :)

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    I buy in bulk and use coupons. I also cook most meals from scratch even if I am cooking ahead and freezing meals for the week.

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    Love whole Foods! Thanks for offering this giveaway!

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    We buy both things that are in-season, and things that are on sale… And store brands, too. ;-)

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    I try to find coupons and look for sales

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    combine coupons with sales

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    I save by shopping for good, whole ingredients and making a lot of meals from scratch. I also plan my meals for the week based on the sale circular- it helps a ton!

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    I check the sales at several grocery stores to find the best deals.

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    First I check our garden. Then the canned and frozen items from our garden. From there the menu starts. I check your page for the deals to go with them. Clip my coupons and go save!

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    Save by watching the sales!

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    I try to save by using coupons and watching the sales whenever possible.

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    I always stockpile on sales.

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    Coupons and sales

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    I shop sales, the bulk bin, and try to buy most of my organic produce from farmer’s markets whenever I can. =)

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    I follow on Pinterest!

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway! Whole Foods is our go-to grocery store, so I think I’m more excited about this giveaway than any other. =)

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    I buy on sale and using coupons and email subscriber

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    Love the idea of saving money at whole foods!

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    I shop the ads and coupon when I can!

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    I try to shop sales

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    I try to buy as much Organic as I can. I save the most with coupons and my price list.

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    Buy seasonal and stock up on frozen foods when they are also in season.

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    I buy from local farmers when possible. I get a great deal on fresh produce from a neighbor. I even save gas because their house is just steps away.

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    Stockpling on items when they are on sale and also using coupons to match them.

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    We’ve started doing WW which makes us make more conscience choices about the foods we make. This also helps me make better choices about what I buy at the grocery. This weekend, I only perimter shopped…it was amazing.

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    Coupons, and eating less garbage

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    We love Whole Foods!

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    I save on healthy foods by using coupons and buying items on sale!

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    I use coupons to try to save. I have really been wanting to try whole foods!

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    I have to coupon and buy them in bulk when they are on sale. We have to eat gluten free and I havent been to whole foods yet but would love to go.

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    We buy in season produce as much as possible!

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    I would try to incorporate some meatless meals so that I can save money and keep my Whole Foods bill under $100

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    We don’t eat out very much, so I try to make our food stretch far by making meals that will fill our bellies but last for leftovers, as well. My Mom taught me well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Davis-Paine/100001611376433 Davis Paine

    coupons when I can and watching for sales. your match ups at Sprouts helps!!!

  • Jessica

    I try to buy seasonal fruits and vegetables to save money

  • cw

    I use coupons….whole foods coupons are great and you can double them with manufacturer coupons

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=655601008 Emily Ward

    Coupons!

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    I am a daily subscriber

  • Heather Martinez

    What a fabulous post and giveaway…. proof you can eat healthily for less than people think!

  • Kristen

    i use coupons

  • Jane

    Coupons are easiest and knowing what is in season helps too, always good prices on products widely available

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1209256291 Beth Dunlavy Hoppe

    use coupons

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    Coupons of course. But I also try to buy in season. It helps keep costs down!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/imafreaper Melissa Diaz-Acosta

    Coupons are the best way I save on healthy foods

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    I’m a subscriber

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    Thanks for starting this and I follow u FB & Twitter and get your daily emails

  • Kimberly

    Grow what we can and shop the sales on the rest!

  • Cory

    I just try to find the best deals and get coupons whenever I can.

  • Mollie

    I try to buy seasonally, utilize frozen veggies when items are not in season, and watch sale ads/coupons.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002819885335 Shaunie Wyatt

    We try to use only what we need and not in excess…it cuts back on using items just because we have them

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    already a subscriber

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    I follow you on pinterest

  • Missy

    I coupon and try to buy local!

  • http://www.facebook.com/superpowertwin Beth Casey

    coupons

  • susan

    love whole foods!

  • Susan H.

    By using coupons.

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    I’m a subscriber.

  • latanya

    buy only when stuff is on sale

  • latanya

    I follow on pinterest

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    yummy!

  • Deb

    I buy produce in season and freeze

  • Sharon

    Great suggestions!

  • http://twitter.com/klepto_chris Tekkie

    Good organics! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002743094890 Janel Myers

    I use coupons from the Mambo Sprouts newsletter

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004086832893 Justin Henry

    I go to manufacturer’s web sites to look for coupons. Surprisingly easy and fast.

  • chromiumman (at) mail (dot)com

    i clip coupons like a maniac

  • Megan

    I shoot to buy what’s on sale!

  • http://twitter.com/LLLSummer Summer I

    I match coupons with sales to help save on healthy products for our family.

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  • Abby B.

    I use coupons and shop sales.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cricket-VonMusser/100001376716621 Cricket VonMusser

    I use coupons to try to save on healthy products for my family

  • http://www.facebook.com/sheilarae.rutherford Sheila Rae Rutherford

    Buying when the fruit or veggie when it is on sale and then storing it in my FridgeSmart containers to help it last longer so that I don’t lose money by having to throw away spoiled produce.

  • Susan Pertierra

    I shop the sales, B1G1F, coupons (both manu. & store coupons) and cook in quantity to have more than 1 meal out of each batch.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sheilarae.rutherford Sheila Rae Rutherford

    I subscribe to your emails.

  • Milian O

    I buy fruits and veg when they are in season, eating most and freezing some. Then I defrost and use when they are out of season.

  • http://www.facebook.com/xCylencex Jacqueline Cooley

    I always have coupons and know when everything is on sale!

  • vickie

    I coupon like so many other…shop tag sales and have a huge garden! We have a community garden where we exchange fruit veggies, canned put up goods and fresh eggs. Love it. Saves a lot too…and, so very good for sustainable living.

  • DearDreamWeaver

    I would probably end up spending $20+ of it on candy and sweets. I have no shame.

  • Sherrie C.

    I save by shopping comparing prices, shopping sales ads, and using coupons as often as possible.

    callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Darlene-Fox/100003706617731 Darlene Fox

    I buy on sale, use coupons and buy seasonal fruits and veggies. This always saves money.

  • talonts

    We coupon like crazy. Usually at least 75% of the things we buy have coupons and are on sale.

  • degree248

    I save by buying on sale and using coupons!

  • Vanessa

    I like to buy basic ingredients and cook from scratch whenever possible. Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/michelle.p.sepulveda Michelle Patino Sepulveda

    I try to save by shopping the sale items and using coupons when I find them

  • http://www.facebook.com/michelle.p.sepulveda Michelle Patino Sepulveda

    I already subscribe

  • Linda D

    I use coupons, buy store brands and try to use in season fruits and veggies.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002436681982 S.e. Thomas

    I watch the sales and make use of coupons on a regular basis.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002436681982 S.e. Thomas

    I subscribed to the newsletter

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002577439458 Steve Cohen

    would be great

  • rakkel

    We are sugar-free at the moment so that saves a lot of money (just wont buy anything with it)! :)

  • Judy

    Cool

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sara-M-Ford/1195003905 Sara M Ford

    I try not to use as much salt, I have been reading lables more buying organic fresh foods. I have never let my kid drink soda or eat sweets unless its a treat

  • Meriaten Long

    I save by only buying things I’m going to use

  • http://www.facebook.com/nicole.lake.311 Nicole Lake

    Buy produce when I get a good deal and freeze what I can

  • http://www.facebook.com/marcia.goss.5 Marcia Goss

    I plan my meals using produce that is in season.

  • http://www.facebook.com/caitcorns Cait Corns

    I always try to make food when I can using only the freshest products.

  • TxdoHawk

    I’d look for good calories to value purchases!

  • http://www.facebook.com/tye.copeland.1 Tye Copeland

    I save on healthy products by bartering at my local farmers market and growing my own vegetables.

  • Cande

    I try to use organic food when possible.

  • tweetyscute

    I try to buy items based on what is on sale

  • http://www.facebook.com/cathy.d.riley.3 Cathy Delfs Riley

    I love to try whole foods and shop the sales. There isn’t one that close to me so I make a trip once a month

  • Christy Anderson

    I shop for produce at Aldi and use coupons.

  • Jodi Aanes

    I love whole foods, but it is quick expensive! This would great to win!

  • catherine ly

    i look for the weekly sales ads and stock up when possible.

  • sillykittygirl51

    By in season produce, use coupons as often as possible and don’t buy (too much) junk food!

  • http://twitter.com/sommeremery Sommer Emery

    I try to buy them when they are on sale!

  • http://www.facebook.com/toni.bryantwilliams Toni Bryant Williams

    I cut coupons & buy things on sale. We r starting 2 try the gluten free diet 4 my sons & I would like 2 try shopping here.

  • Julieanne Fisher

    I love love love shopping the bulk bins!

  • http://www.facebook.com/carrie.demas Carrie Demas

    This would be awesome to win! It would really help out with those holiday meals coming up!

  • http://www.facebook.com/carrie.demas Carrie Demas

    I combine sales prices with coupons to save money.

  • Deanna G.

    I find lots of great deals online! You just gotta shop around.

  • amy

    would love this thank you!

  • Melissa W

    Using healthy recipes

  • Jennifer Speed

    already subscribe

  • Janelle

    I do my best to combine coupons with sales.

  • Kelly

    I combine coupons with sales to get the best price possible when shopping for my family!

  • DeAnn S

    would love to win this it would help so much now with holidays and care of my elderly mom now I try to make healthier choices.

  • Domestic Diva

    We stock up when things are on sale, and buy mostly in bulk (so we get what we need).

  • Paula

    coupons and sale items

  • roseautumn23

    I try and stock up when on sale.

  • Nicole mc

    Coupons and shopping at produce junction a discount fruit n veggie place

  • kb

    Love Whole Foods and I menu plan around sales.

  • journeytowardsuccess

    I’m learning to coupon to save and shop the sales combined with the coupons. There are many farmer’s markets in our area so those help with fruit and veggies, too. Thanks for the opportunity! Kimberly

  • http://www.facebook.com/beth.meckowski Beth Meckowski

    I only buy meat on sale and I know the prices of the regular items I buy all the time.

  • Sara

    Shop Whole Food Meal Deal coupons and try to hit sales

  • beverly waters

    Try to use veggies/fruits that are in season.

  • Tina

    Shop the ads

  • http://profiles.google.com/beenheredonethis Ali Wykis

    I try to save money by buying in bulk!

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    I followed you on Pinterest.

  • Karina H

    I cook from scratch as it’s cheaper and healthier than processed foods.

  • Jill Blanchard

    We cook a great majority of our foods from scratch

  • Maggie Ray

    Local honey is one of my favorite things to buy at our local Whole Fnoods. My daughter loves it on toast and I drink it in my tea !!!

  • Claire Stires

    I save by using coupons :)

  • Beth

    I buy in season and use coupons.

  • Melissa

    I buy produce in season.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dietawesome Andrianna Kostelnik-Miller

    Saving on healthy- coupons and sales. Freeze what you can’t use right away. I even learned how to can my fruits and veggies.

  • Cheryl

    Whole Foods just opened where I live. Can’t wait to check it out!

  • http://www.facebook.com/CraftMasterE Erica Dermer

    I try to use as many gluten-free coupons as I can possibly find to save money at Whole Foods!

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    I already signed up for your email list!

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    I just followed you guys on Pinterest and love it!

  • Kate

    Only buy what’s on sale!

  • Kate

    Only buy what’s on sale!

  • Jill

    I save by using coupons and sales on the items.

  • Jill

    View sales ad then use my coupons.

  • Jill

    View sales ad then use my coupons.

  • Jill

    I am an email subscriber.

  • Jill

    I am a Facebook fan.

  • Mary

    I look for coupons and sales.

  • Mary

    I look for coupons and sales.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002097675416 Robert Cummings

    Use coupons!

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    Use coupons!

  • Shelagh

    I try not to buy pre-packaged foods with preservatives.

  • Trish

    I would do great shopping at Whole foods for healthy and wholesome foods

  • http://www.facebook.com/Jaded.Devotion Alicia Stacey

    We try to buy fresh foods as much as possible, avoiding pre packaged and processed foods

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    Wow – what an awesome trip!

  • Patricia Mohl

    Try to use coupons and store deals together.

  • carey p

    I try to look for coupons and buy some things from local farmers

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    Already subscribe

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    I use coupons and shop the sales.

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    Already subscrbe!

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    Already subscrbe!

  • soha molina

    I try to use coupons

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jamie-Koval-Casolari/1548266754 Jamie Koval Casolari

    I use coupons, shop the sales, and in-season produce and buy from the bulk bins

  • Lucy Lopez

    I look for sales and use coupons.

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    I subscribe

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    I subscribe

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    Love hitting up the bulk bins!

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    Get the newsletters!

  • Felicia

    Eat healthy snacks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lisa-Li/100001824541625 Lisa Li

    I try to buy healthy foods on sale or in bulk

  • Donna Parker

    I try to use coupons and meal plan (so we’re not tempted with ‘convenience’ foods) – not always successfully, but I certainly try!!

  • Jenny

    I try to buy based on what’s on sale in the weekly circulars

  • tori

    I look for sales and love to buy “in season” fruits and veggies!!

  • tori

    I’m an email subscriber!

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    I’m a FB fan and I LOVE your site!!!

  • L C

    I use coupons and try to buy in bulk

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    I am a Facebook fan.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chrystal.thompson.94 Chrystal Thompson

    Watch for sales and coupons.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kim.anderson.75457 Kim Anderson

    I try to save on healthy products by using coupons and check food labels.

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    I’m an email subscriber.

  • http://www.facebook.com/idobeads Karen Olson

    Shop sales plus use coupons.

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    follow on pinterest

  • Jessica P.

    I always check out the coupons online and plan my week of groceries that way. Buying the items that are on sale with those coupons :) I love the Sunday leftovers idea!

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