Don't listen to people who say Whole Foods is too expensive! You can absolutely save money shopping at Whole Foods.
By finding sale prices and taking advantage of store and manufacturer coupons, you can spend less while making healthy food choices.
The best way to save money at Whole Foods is by knowing the prices of the items you buy and timing your purchases accordingly.
Look for sale prices and stackable coupons, and keep an eye on the Grocery Coupon Network blog for advance notice of great deals.
The Whole Deal is a publication that Whole Foods offers in their stores. It is released every other month, and contains articles and recipes for healthy eating as well as many store coupons.
Because The Whole Deal is only updated every two months, the coupons found inside can have generous expiration dates.
Check each coupon closely for the terms of the offer, then look for opportunities to stack them with manufacturer coupons and sale prices for like items.
If you find a bargain on something you know that you'll use often, look for additional copies when you're shopping in the store and stock up on what you can.
Whole Foods offers what they call the Whole Planet calendar in exchange for donations to their Whole Planet Foundation.
The foundation supports small companies in some of the developing communities which provide goods for Whole Foods stores.
The calendar also provides over $25 in coupons that you can use throughout the year at Whole Foods.
Many of these are high-value coupons, and all of them can be stacked with manufacturer coupons to increase your savings.
Whole Foods does offer sales on many grocery items you buy regularly, often for basics like produce, meat and dairy products. (Be sure to check out our tips on making budget-friendly organic meals for kids)
Look for weekly produce sales on items in season, as well as one-day and three-day sales on specific items.
As always, look for opportunities to stretch these sale prices by freezing and preserving fresh items for later use.
Many of these sale offers at Whole Foods do not have purchase limits, and the ones that do are often quite generous.
on ONE (1) Contadina Whole, Diced or Crushed Tomatoes 28 oz. (Available at Walmart)
when you buy two Quaker® Old Fashioned, Quick or Instant Oats or Quaker® Oatmeal Squares Cereal
on any TWO (2) Sargento® Ultra Thin® Cheese Slices
on any TWO Kellogg's Frosted Flakes®, Froot Loops®, Apple Jacks® &/or Corn Pops®
on ONE (1) Giovanni Rana™ Family Size (20oz) Pasta
on any ONE (1) COTTONELLE® Toilet Paper (6-pack or larger)
on any ONE (1) Newman's Own® Salad Dressing
any ONE (1) Lysol® Toilet Bowl Cleaner
on any TWO (2) Hostess® Donettes® 9.5oz or greater
on any TWO (2) bags of Cooked Perfect® Meatballs