Higher cost is the most common reason Organic groceries aren’t in every fridge, and it’s the most common reason I’m given for not buying organic. However, there is good news for families looking to save is that the margin between pesticide containing crops and organics is closing, and there are many ways to save on Organic goods. I have been shopping for 12 years for Organic Groceries and will share my tips and trick for Saving Money. With these methods, you’ll find that the price gap isn’t so wide, and it’s easier to purchase organics then ever.
Printable coupons come in many forms. There are websites like coupons.com that many are familiar with, but often companies will offer a coupon directly through e-mail or their social media page like Facebook. Many websites including Stonyfield Farms offer printable coupons that refresh for your e-mail address (or addresses) every month. Don’t miss out!
Look in your cupboards. See products you just can’t live without, and would like to save on? Send a personal e-mail message, or make a phone call to the company and request coupons. I have good luck with this method and many companies including Santa Cruz Organic, Woodstock Farms, Bolthouse Farms, and Stonyfield. Some companies have policies about sending out coupons every so many months at a consumer’s request, so mark your calendar!
Check with your local supermarket. Tuesdays here Senior Citizens get 5-10% off groceries!!! Nothing like taking Grandma along for the trip to save a bundle on food. This percentage, in combination with coupons really helps out the grocery bill, and Grandma loves coming shopping with my brood.
If you purchase something and find that it doesn’t meet your expectations….call. Companies often value constructive feedback about their products…and are happy to send out a refund, or replacement coupons for additional products so you can try something else.
Be flexible. If supermarkets get a good deal, often they pass it onto consumers. Maybe you were planning on having chicken, but the supermarket is offering $1 off Organic Pasta. Spaghetti it is! We recently took a trip to Wegmans and found they were offering $1 coupons off their new organic pasta varieties and took home 4. We regularly find organic meat clearance, that needs to be used or frozen in a day or two and take advantage of seasonal organic goods that are often at a great price!
Recently I discovered P&R, however some Moms love shopping at Aldi’s! This store, local to me, offers organic groceries that are near to expiration at huge discounts. I buy organic popped corn that runs $4 at my regular grocery store for .99 a bag! The list goes on and on. It’s a great way to save and my family eats groceries quickly.
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