When you closely consider it, a Whole Foods Weekly Ad can be one of your tickets to a healthier life! You just have to know the following tricks that can turn your money-saving couponing plan into a health-friendly plan, too!
Shop According to the Season
Whole Foods usually include in-season fruits and vegetables in its weekly ad for a reason – the supply can be more than the demand, thus, the fresh produce can be given with deep discounts for consumers. You should stock up on the fresh produce and buy them in bulk, if you can. You don’t have to worry about spoilage for most of the food items as you can freeze or preserve (e.g., pickles, jams) them for later consumption.
Shop in the Perimeter
Your diet will be healthier when you stock up on these food items instead of the boxed goods, processed foods, and canned foods located in the middle aisles. Keep in mind that Whole Foods supermarkets may pride themselves on stocking “organic, healthy” foods but not everything is as they seem – so stick to the perimeter, if possible.
Shop According to the Colors
You will save more money when you look for the brightly-colored tags. Bright yellow tags on the shelves mean that the items are on sale particularly in the produce section while bright red tags mean everyday deals. You should also be on the lookout for bi-weekly sales and Friday sales at Whole Foods, which are opportunities to save even more dollars on your food purchases.
Shop in the Bin
You will cheap and healthy foods in the bins, too! Your shopping list can include dried fruits and loose leaf tea, both of which are available in the bulk bins.
Of course, you have to use the coupons clipped from the weekly ads on your purchases.