I've heard it said time and time again. You can't buy organic or even "healthy" foods using coupons.
In many instances this is true, however this is changing somewhat. There are usually several organic coupons at the beginning of the year so if you're able to print off several and take advantage of sales and double/triple coupons you can save a decent amount. I was able to get print several Cascadian Farms, Immaculate and Silk coupons in January and February, then took advantage of sales and triple coupon week at Schnucks to get these things for very little.
Another thing I do is like companies' Facebook pages or contact a particular company directly. A lot of the times there are offers on their Facebook page or they will send you coupons.
What I like to call my couponing secret weapon is Target's Cartwheel app. If you don't use it, you really should because you're able to save anywhere from 5-40%, plus you can use Target AND manufacturer's coupons in addition to the app, meaning you get to triple stack your coupons! I use Cartwheel to purchase Target's Simply Balanced brand of organic, no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial food dyes, no preservatives foods, and clean fifteen produce as well as everyday household items. Speaking of Target, I also make sure to check out their clearance food shelves because you can sometimes score great deals...like the $2.96 (originally $11.59!) Bob's Red Mill Almond Flour I found on my last grocery trip.
And finally, I coupon mainly toiletries now, creating extra money to buy organic. I can get a lot of stuff for free or almost free, which means that the money we have in our budget for toiletries can now go toward organics.
Stay tuned next week for the last post in this series, all about shopping online!
You can read part one and part two of this series about shopping local and food preservation here and here.
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