There are many myths to couponing and not being able to coupon for healthy food is one of the main ones. Sure, couponing for the packaged foods containing all kinds of sugar and salt and who knows what else to keep it’s shelf life longer is easier, but it is very possible to get deals on healthy foods as well!
For more info on Myths: “Couponing Myths“
I went grocery shopping this week and bought $138.92 worth of groceries and personal care products for $56.91.
When looking at the picture be sure you notice the bananas, grapes, apples, sweet potatoes, corn, yogurt, organic juice boxes, Quorn product, and milk. Lots of healthy, non-processed or minimally processed foods.
So here are just a few examples of ways to save on healthy foods like produce!
Fresh produce is a must in my household. With two growing children, we do our best to give them a healthy diet. So, in order to not break the bank, I do several things to keep the costs down.
First, I watch the sales. If a certain brand of apples is on sale, then I will purchase those for that week. If grapes are on sale over strawberries, then we are snacking on grapes throughout the week. Buying only the sale items will automatically save money without using coupons!
Second I purchase produce items whole and clean and cut them myself. A head of lettuce will set you back about $1 or less, but a bag of precut and cleaned salad will cost $3 or even $4. Don’t be lazy- cut up your own fruits and veggies and see that savings!
Third, check out the websites of your favorite products and sign-up for the mailing lists, like Driscoll’s for berries! They will give you coupons for being a member and more for sharing your opinion on their products!
For more info on Ibotta: “Rebate App: The Ibotta Edition“
For more info on Checkout 51: “Rebate Apps: Checkout 51 Edition”
And if you are unlike me and have a green thumb, then it is always a great idea to grow your own produce! Not only can you save your family money, you can share with friends and family when the crop over produces! That’s what I love about my next door neighbor, we have tomatoes all summer because of his little garden.
If you have another tip please share in the comments!