Let’s be honest, Whole Foods Market can be an intimidating place! The only reason I really enter their doors is to devour some chicken fried tofu OR get gelato-happy.
It bothered me that I didn’t feel comfortable enough to navigate the store to find the best budget-conscious deals, so I jumped at the opportunity to attend a FREE “Quality & Value Tour“. Whole Foods “Quality & Value Tour” is offered to help customers learn about shopping on a budget and their quality standards. We were led by a very friendly & knowledgable Team member who took us through all the sections & aisles of the store, let us sample some specialty products, and sent us home with a great goodie bag (including a $5 gift card!). Here are a few money-saving tips I learned on the tour:
- Look for the YELLOW SALE SIGNS.
- Peak at those PRICE TAGS. (Many foods are sold per pound so while it may sound like a lot it’s all dependent on the amount you purchase.)
- Go for milk or coffee in REFILLABLE GLASS CONTAINERS. (You’ll pay more 1st time around to cover the cost of the container, but refills will be cheaper after.)
- Buy BULK FOODS.
- Fill an “ALL-YOU-CAN-FIT” BOWL with prepared foods for just $12.
- Cut costs with a CASE of goods and receive 10% off those items.
- BYOB (aka Bring Your Own Bag) to get $0.10 off your purchase.
- Seek out the 365 Everyday Value or Whole Foods Market brand steals.
- See what’s on sale in your nearest store’s SALES FLYER.
- Bargain hunt with a “BUNDLE DEAL” or “DEAL OF THE DAY” or “ONE DAY SALE” or “HOT WEEKEND DEAL“.
- Snip sure deals & coupons with THE WHOLE DEAL. (These offers can be applied to more than 1 product!)
- GET SOCIAL with your nearest store’s Facebook, Twitter, & newsletter for the latest budget- friendly buys.
Tell me, what’s your best cheap trick when grocery shopping?