Tips to save a little cash at Whole Foods! Let’s cruise the isles and check out some easy ways to put a little extra dough back in your wallet.
How to Save Money at Whole Foods
Oh Whole Foods! We all love shopping at this majestical place of all organic things. However, we are often victims of a little panic attack when we finish up our trip at the cash register. What was just a quick trip to pick up a few things can add up to an expensive shopping trick very fast!
Follow along and we’ll take a small stroll through Whole Foods together to look at some of the ways I have found helpful. I am pretty careful when it comes to my shopping list for Whole Foods. It is so easy to get carried away since they always have lots of delicious prepared items and new things that I haven’t had before. Sometimes even the fruit looks better! Never arrive to the store hungry and have a plan of attack at the ready.
Even though I do come with a list I always check out the coupons when I enter the store. Why? There can be a lot of potential savings within those little pamphlets. I will sometimes stock up on a particular items if it is something I use frequently. There’s always a little wiggle room on frozen or canned items so I’ll snag more if there’s a sale.
I don’t really use social media to score deals. However, I have heard that Whole Foods offers deals if you follow them certain channels like Twitter.
I choose eggs very carefully. However, you’ll want to look closely at your local store to compare prices. Often, eggs are offered in larger cartons and these are almost always cheaper than the tiny packages that contain a dozen or less.
Buying medium size can also be a big savings and if it’s a large enough difference I will go with that size selection.
Two words for you – bulk bins. These bins are a huge way to save a lot of money. They are one of my favorite things about shopping at Whole Foods. Nuts, beans and grains are items that are perfect to pick up here. Nuts can be quite costly and buying them in bulk this way is a great way to buy just the amount you truly need. I love the flexibility of being able to buy a few different types rather than one giant bag of almonds or walnuts. Variety is at your finger tips here!
This is a piece of advice that belongs to any type of food shopping. Selecting seasonal produce is an easy way to save cash. Since the travel time is less costs naturally go down. Plus, it is my understanding that eating the food closest to harvest is naturally better for us. So this one is a win-win!
365 is the store brand of Whole Foods. It is often much cheaper than other competitive brands so look closely! Remember when you are cost comparing to look at the actual amount in the package and not just what the entire package costs. Weight is also a factor.
Avoid the Extras
I reserve the salad bars typically to go out to lunch so that it is more an experience. The cost adds up quickly so even though I appreciate the convenience I avoid making it any type of habit. Same goes for the coffee bar, juice bar or any type of grab and go. Remember to bring your shopping bags too! You get a small discount and it’s also better for the environment. Leave them in your car so it’s not a hassle to bring them in with you. I used to always forget, but now I typically remember when I pull into the parking lot.
Happy Whole Foods shopping!
How About You?
- Do you shop at Whole Foods?
- How do you save on your bill?