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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RMN = Retail Me Not
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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One of the biggest myths about using coupons to save money is that you are only going to buy processed junk food. While it’s true that packaged items are often free or just a few cents after coupons, you can still apply the same concepts to organic yogurt, vegetables, meat and just about anything else on your shopping list.

The key is to set a budget and shop when items are on sale. Your goal is still to buy enough to last until the next sale, so you may have to get creative with fresh items.

You may want to consider freezing, canning, dehydrating or coming up with other ways to extend the life of your fresh items. Setting a meal plan can really help strategically use your ingredients and maximize your savings! Learn more outside the box tips for saving on produce and meat.

Note: These prices are based off of averages and are subject to change weekly.

5 Easy Whole Food Recipes to Help You Stay on Budget

Shrimp, Sugar Snap & Asparagus Salad

Greek Yogurt—$1

Sweet Potato Tandoori Salad

Sweet Potatoes—$1/lb
Olive Oil—$4.99 for 16 oz
Bell Pepper—85¢

Spice Rubbed New York Strip w/ Avocado-Lime Salsa

NY Strip Loin Roast—$8.99/lb

Peanut Noodles with Shredded Chicken & Veggies

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast—$2.99/lb
Peanut Butter—$2.50
Whole Wheat Spaghetti—$1.25
Frozen veggies—$1.09

Bean and Pineapple Soft Tacos

Bell Pepper—85¢
Black beans—99¢

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Stay on budget while eating fresh and healthy ingredients with these 5 whole food recipes to help you make the most of your grocery budget!