Supermarket Shopping Trip

Yes, you can “coupon” at Whole Foods!

I have been so busy lately, I have barely had time to breathe, let alone look for free items.  My shopping trips have been on a whim or “we need this item now basis”…totally unplanned, and yet I have still been able to snag some amazing deals!

A few weeks ago I started a new chapter in my life.  I began the journey to becoming a yoga instructor and started RYT200 training.  This amazing journey has changed my shopping habits two fold.

1.) I have less time and 2.) I am making a serious effort to return to “clean eating.”  Meaning  more natural, organic, and less processed foods.  Since the farmers market has been slowing down I’ve been visiting whole foods more often for fish and veggies.

Today’s entry is just a little reminder that just because we “coupon” does not mean we can not eat healthy.  Today we are going to take a look at my latest whole foods trip. *I am not including the fresh produce I bought in the picture and item break down****At my whole foods local organic apples were only $.79 a lb!!!  We stocked up, check to see if your store is offering the same deal!

I walked into whole foods with only my coupon book and reusable bags (they give you $.05 for each bag you bring from home)…no plan, and walked out with huge savings!

DeBole’s Pasta

  • -Bought (3) on sale for 3/$4 (or $1.33 each)
  • – Used (3) $1.00 off coupons (from whole foods in store ‘wholedeal’ add, spet/oct.  Or on whole foods website)
  • -Total = 3 boxes for $1.00 or $.33 each!!!!

365 Pasta Sauce

  • -Bought (2) on sale for 2/$4.00
  • -Used (2) $1.00/1 coupons (from whole foods in store ‘wholedeal’ add, spet/oct.  Or on whole foods website)
  • -Total = 2/$2 or $1.00 per jar of organic pasta sauce!!!!

Mur Glen Organic Tomatoes

  • -Bought (2) on sale for 2/$4.00
  • -Used (1) $1/2 coupon from ‘whole deal’ in store add
  • -Total= 2/$3 or $1.50 per can of tomatoes

365 organic Parm cheese

  • -Bought (1) for $2.99
  • -Used (1) $1 off coupon (from in store sept/oct ad)
  • -Total $1.99

Bare Naked Granola

  • (in full disclosure don’t really care for this brand of granola…its usually expensive and the taste is mediocre at best.  I only bought it since it was such a great deal)
  • -Bought (1) on sale for $3.99 (normally $5.99!)
  • -Used (1) $1/1 coupon from in store add
  • -Total $2.99

Brown Cow Yogurt

  • -Bought (5) on sale for 5/$3.00
  • -Used (1) $1/5 coupon from in store ad
  • -Total= 5 for $2 or $.40 each!

Tazo Tea

  • -Bought (1) on sale for 2/$7
  • -Used (1) $1.50/1 coupon from 9/18 Sunday paper
  • -Total= $2.00 woot woot

Stacy’s Pita Chips

  • -Bought (1) on sale for 3/$7
  • -Used (1) $.55/1 manufacture coupon (not sure which paper its from)
  • -Total= $1.80

Ethnic Gourmet Frozen Meal (for my lunch 🙂 )

  • -Bought (1) on sale for 2/$6.00
  • -Used (1) $1 off coupon from instore ad
  • -Total = $2.00 (pretty darn good cheap lunch!)

My grand total for everything pictured above was $16.79.  A 75% savings using nothing more than store sales and store coupons

We can shop organic with coupons 😉


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