(This post is a follow-up to the post How to Save Money on Gluten-Free, Organic, and Natural Foods: Coupons)
To take full advantage of weekly sales I check all of my regular stores’ sale advertisements before making my weekly meal plan and grocery list. I prefer to shop at Portland’s Co-Op’s (Alberta Street, Food Front, and People’s), so I always start by checking their ads.
Portland’s co-op’s give financial benefits to their member-owners. Food-Front and People’s also have quarterly 10% off days for the public. I time my stocking-up trips to these special sale days. If I don’t need to stock-up, then I delay my weekly shopping trip until the day of the sale.
Click here to view New Seasons weekly advertisement. (Then click on the link in the lower right corner.)
Click here to view Whole Foods weekly advertisement. (Then enter your zip code to find your store.)
Click here to view the Fred Meyer advertisement. (Then enter the city of your store.)
I organize all of these links and the links from the post How to Save Money on Gluten-Free, Organic, and Natural Foods: Coupons into a bookmark folder called ‘Coupons & Ads’, and check-in with them regularly.
Glancing at the ads does take a few extra minutes. However, I’m finding that I have some prices memorized, the grocery bills are a little less, and the trips are quick and focused!
Do you have any tips for saving money on gluten-free, organic, and natural foods? Any tips for keeping grocery shopping organized? Share them in the comments below.