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When you make the switch to organic foods, it can be a challenge to fit the higher cost into your grocery budget. I know for us, it took some time to buy mostly organic foods because we took our time and did not want to double our budget overnight. One easy way to cut our budget was by finding coupons for organic food brands that I could combine with sales.
Making the switch to organic and whole foods was one of the best things for us since it allowed me to figure out ways to save money and get more bang for my buck. I was an avid couponer before starting to buy more organic food so it took some adjustments for me to figure out what were some of the best ways to save money on organics.
I’m sharing with you my top 7 tips for making the most of your organic grocery shopping trip.
Organic coupon sites:
There are several different sites where you can find coupons for organic food. One of the best websites for printing organic coupons that I have found is MamboSprouts.com. They offer a great variety of high-value coupons so you should check them regularly before you head out to the grocery stores. You can also subscribe to their email list and they will email you coupons straight to your inbox. Another website I have found helpful for organic coupons is CommonKindness.com. I’ve also found that big coupon websites such as Coupons.com also offer organic coupons so they are always worth the check. And remember, most coupon websites will let you print every coupon twice per computer so if you have multiple computers in your house, you can print more multiple copies.
Stores such as Target and Whole Foods have their own apps where they feature discounts and coupons, including many organic options. Always check out the apps for your favorite grocery store before heading to the store to see what coupons may match up with your grocery list. In many cases, you can stack a manufacturer’s coupon with a store discount or coupon for even more savings. Just make sure to check the store’s coupon policy before you check out so you know what you can and cannot do when it comes to coupons.
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Brand websites and email lists:
If there is a particular organic brand that you would like to buy, go to their website and see if you can sign up to get emails from them. Often, companies will send exclusive coupons for organic food just to their email list so this a great way to get coupons without much effort on your part. I’d recommend signing up for as many organic brands as you can since you never know which ones will be sending out coupons. Bonus tip: create a separate email address just for signing up for discounts to make it easier to keep track. Just make sure to check it regularly.
Check products in store:
I’ve had great luck keeping my eyes open for coupons attached to products that I buy frequently. Many stores will put coupons directly on the product’s packaging so make sure you don’t miss those. I like to scan the items behind the first row of products because those tend to get overlooked. If you see coupons attached to an item that you buy often and you know you will use, get a few (don’t take all of them). Stores put those on the product because they want to get you to buy it so why not get some extras for the next time you are at the store? I’ve found great coupons that way for granola, cereal, canned tomatoes, peanut butter, milk, yogurt and much more.
Store coupon booklets:
Some stores have coupon booklets that can help you get additional discounts. They are usually located by the cash registers. If you can’t find them or you are not sure if the store has them, ask a cashier. Some of the booklets have store coupons and some have manufacturer’s coupons. Either way, they are often a great way to get a discount so make sure to look through them and see if there are any coupons you can use before checking out.
Store loyalty programs:
Many grocery stores have a loyalty program that offers discounts on a variety of products inside the store. Make sure you sign up for the loyalty program of every store that you shop at since they are an excellent way to get coupons. Some stores will actually mail coupons to your house for items that you buy regularly, including coupons for organic food.
Another great way to get discounts on your organic groceries is by using an app such as Ibotta. Even if you used a manufacturer’s coupon, a store coupon or both on your grocery store purchases, you can save even more money by getting cash back through an app. All you have to do is check the app before you head to the store to see if any of the items you are planning to buy have a rebate, then once you get home with your groceries, follow the instructions and scan your receipt to get cash back for the food you already bought. Win!
I mentioned this briefly above but I think it’s important enough to elaborate a little more here. Some stores such as Target and Whole Foods will let you combine a manufacturer’s coupon with a store coupon for some amazing savings. Make a point of going online and researching a store’s coupon policy so you can take advantage of stacking your coupons. If you are able to combine a sale (or a rain check!) with a store coupon and a manufacturer’s coupon, it’s a great opportunity to stock up.
These are some of the best ways to find coupons for organic food. While there are not as many coupons for organic food as they are for conventional ones, there are still plenty of savings to be had. Using coupons is one of the many ways that we afford to eat organic food as a family of four for $500 a month.
Resources that I love:
If you’re looking to save money on your shopping, then I highly recommend checking out these ideas!
Amazon Prime – With free unlimited two-day shipping and no minimum purchase required, Amazon Prime is the perfect solution for your holiday shopping. You get a FREE 30-day trial membership for signing up through my link. I absolutely love my Amazon Prime membership!
Ebates – Get cash back for any purchases that you are already making online. Just go through the Ebates cash back portal and you will get a percentage back of your total order price. You can also use coupons on top of going through Ebates for even more savings. Read my review of Ebates here. You get $10 FREE cash back after you make a $25 purchase for signing up through my link.
Ibotta – Get cash back for purchases, including groceries, clothing and more! Download the app on your phone, check it before heading to the store so you can add any rebates that interest you, then shop as usual. When you get home, just scan your receipt and enjoy the cash back. It’s such an easy way to get some extra cash!