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7 Ways to Save At Whole Foods

on 4.16.2015 at 5:34pm
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Follow the 7 tips below and you will be ready to save money on next or first shopping trip at Whole Foods Market.

Whole Foods Market is known for serving customers organic and natural products that meet certain standards, but sometimes it get’s a bad rap for being expensive. It doesn’t have to be though if you are a smart shopper!

Follow the 7 tips below and you will be ready to save money on next or first shopping trip at Whole Foods Market. And, if you choose to take the kiddos along, look for the Kids Club Wagon filled with yummy snacks to keep them happy while you shop.

7 Ways to Save At Whole Foods

Whole Deal Booklet Coupons

You can find store coupons in a small booklet called the Whole Deal booklet. The Whole Deal booklet averages around 30 to 40 coupons and changes every two months. You can also print the coupons that are in the Whole Deal booklet on the Whole Foods website. We will see a new booklet for May soon, so stay tuned for those new coupons to be found in the Coupon Database.

One extra thing to note about the store coupons is that there is not a limit to the number of store coupons you use, just a limit of one coupon per product that you have. In my experience, I let the cashier know the number of items I have and give them one coupon. They will then take the value of the store coupon off the number of products I have.

Weekly Store Flyer

Just like other grocery stores, Whole Foods offers a weekly store flyer that starts on Wednesdays and ends on Tuesdays. The flyer lists the main items on sale during the week and they vary by region. You can find all the best deals and sales I’ve found this week in the Whole Foods Weekly Ad.

Hot Weekend Deals

Each weekend you find different deals in several departments that they advertise as a Hot Weekend Deal. The deal usually lasts from Friday to Sunday and will vary by store. To give you an example of a Hot Weekend Deal, my local Whole Foods had all facial care products 20% off. Some of the items were already on sale, so you can stack the 20% off deal with the sale price!

One Day Sale

Similar to the Hot Weekend Deal, Whole Foods also has One Day Sales that can vary by store. The One Day Sale is on Fridays and you can usually see posters advertising the deal by the Wednesday before. This week at my store, you can get Wild Alaskan COHO Salmon fillets for $8.99 lb (reg. $15.99 lb).  For these deals there is usually no limit!  So you can stock up on whatever is an awesome price.  We’ve seen organic blueberries for 99¢ lb, organic whole chicken for $1.99 lb (tends to be in February) and lots of other deals.

Free Marinating Meat

If you love cooking with marinated meat but are looking to cut time and cost, ask the butcher in the meat department to marinate your choice of meat. They do this for FREE! To get the best deal, make sure to look at the selection of meats on sale or ask for a recommendation for the best meal with lowest price.

Case Discount

If you see something that you want more than just a few of the item, you can purchase a case and get a 10% discount. If you are purchasing wine for an upcoming party and purchase at least (6) bottles, you can get 10% off your purchase. The case amount will vary by product, but you can ask any Whole Foods Team Member for correct quantity to receive the discount.  You would still be able to use a coupon on each item you’re buying so this is an extra savings!

Bring Your Own Bag

If you have some extra bags lying around, you can use them as your grocery bags and save 10¢ per bag off your total. This is just another small way to save that can help boost your savings in the end.

Do you have any other tips for saving at Whole Foods?

Follow the 7 tips below and you will be ready to save money on next or first shopping trip at Whole Foods Market.

 

    • jenn

      I really like their store brand condiments. Many of their store products (365 brand) are certified nonGMO, too.

    • Mel

      I learned on their website that if you only want a certain amount of something for example 1/2 of a melon they will be happy to do it for you.

    • andy

      Way to go Jenny for getting these ideas out there. I’ve become WFM savvy self taught the last 20 months. I’ve incorporated all of the above into my style in doing business with my local store in lower SC. I’ll add this what I’ve used with success: buy discounted WFM gift cards (raise.com e.g.) online, pay with a case back credit card. further, at certain times of the year your local WFM may offer their “corporate” gift card discount program to the public. Mine did. I purchased a good sum up front in early January, as they were ending their December program (flyer was right at the entrance). with my purchase, because of the sum I put up right there out of pocket, they gave me $150 in free WFM gift cards.