If you’re a loyal Whole Foods Market shopper, you’d better be shopping on a Wednesday to maximize your savings. But that is only one of many ways to save money at Whole Foods.
The folks at Business Insider recently broke down some money-saving techniques at Whole Foods and here are the highlights worth knowing.
1. Shop on a Wednesday
According to Whole Foods content editor, Molly Siegler, the key to finding the best deals at the store is to remember Wednesdays.
Specifically, she told Business Insider, “New weekly sales start on Wednesday and run through the following Wednesday, so there are actually double sales every Wednesday.”
Check out this page to find all of their current coupons and deals and shop on a Wednesday, and you’ll definitely maximize your savings.
2. Go Frozen
When buying fish and meats, check for a label reading “Previously Frozen” at Whole Foods as you might be paying a premium for “unfrozen” food.
If you find this is the case, opt for the frozen variety and you’ll save a little bit of money and then just simply defrost at home.
3. Buy the 365 Brand
The store brand at Whole Foods is labelled “365” and it provides a great value when buying staples and non-perishable items.
The kicker is that all “365” branded products are organic or non-GMO.
4. Know the Organic “Dirty Dozen”
Avoid many expensive organic fruits and veggies by knowing the 12 items that are actually healthier in the organic form.
This “dirty dozen” includes apples, cherries, grapes, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, nectarines, celery, lettuce, spinach, kale, and collards, sweet bell peppers, and potatoes.
Conversely, items like corn, onions, and mushrooms aren’t worth the extra money as the non-organic varieties have very small traces of pesticides.
5. Know the Expiration Dates
Check out this handy guide detailing how long produce lasts and shop accordingly at Whole Foods.
By avoiding purchasing all items with a similar expiration date, you’ll waste less food and always have produce in your fridge or pantry to cook with.
The article has a bunch of other great tips on saving money at Whole Foods that you’ll want to know. Go check it out:
How to save money at Whole Foods | Business Insider
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