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Sure Deals on Organics and Seasonal Favorites

By Elizabeth Smith, September 12, 2012  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Smith

Craving organics and seasonal flavors morning, noon and night — plus snacktime? Want to step up the standards of the products you stock in your bathroom? Here are 18 sure deals to take you around the clock and around the house saving you money without compromising what’s important to you.

Harvest these deals at these prices at your local Whole Foods Market® from now until the end of October. Want to squirrel away even more savings? Print coupons before you shop.

BUDGET BREAKFASTS

365 Everyday Value® Organic Instant Oatmeal
$3.49 or less
Oats and Flax, Apple Cinnamon, Cinnamon Spice, Maple Spice, Multi Grain with Flax, Original or Variety Pack. 8 packets
A good-for-you tasty breakfast shouldn’t be the hardest thing you do all day, so here are single-serve packets for your convenience and soluble fiber for your health.

365 Everyday Value® Organic Ground Flax
$5.99
Fine or Coarse. 14 oz
Try this deliciously nutty way to add fiber and nutrition to oatmeal, smoothies and baked goods. A resealable bag and cold milling helps preserve its precious omega-3 fatty acids.
Try it in: Flax and Honey Banana Bread

Three Beans Canned Coffee
$4.99 or less
Dark Roast or Medium Roast. Whole Bean. 13–14 oz
Please your bean counter by getting your caffeine fix for less with this 100% Arabica. Choose sweet, smooth and full bodied Medium Roast or smoky, ultra-deep Dark Roast. Extra perk? The cans are made from 50% recycled content and nitrogen-flushed to preserve freshness.

LUNCH STEALS

365 Everyday Value® Organic Fruit in Fruit Juice
$3.39 or less
Yellow Cling Diced Peaches in Pear Juice, Diced Pears in Pear Juice or Peaches & Pears in Pear Juice. 4-pack of 4-oz bowls
There is a French saying that goes, “cutting the pear in two," that means reaching a compromise. Your kids want a fuss-free tasty treat; you want to give them a nutritious snack without too much sweet. These organic fruit bowls do both. Plus, they’re an excellent source of vitamin C.

365 Everyday Value® 100% Recycled Lunch Napkins
$2.19 or less
200 ct
Save a place for Mother Nature at the lunch table by using napkins made of 100% recycled paper (80% post-consumer), not trees. While most napkins are bleached with chlorine — including some brands made from recycled material — these are whitened using a safer method that does not release dangerous chemicals into the environment making this one earth-friendly value.

Organic Valley Organic American Singles
$5.99
12 slices
The nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers, has made American slices…well, grate! This is unprocessed organic cheese (as opposed to icky “processed cheese food”), gluten-free and packed with calcium. It’s simply slices right off a block of mild, organic Colby-style cheese made from milk from grass-fed cows, tasty and ready to go for sandwiches and snacks.

Whole Foods MarketTM Fresh Mozzarella ball
$3.99
8 oz 
Arrivederci rubbery, bland mozzarella. Produced by Wisconsin family farmers, our fresh mozz is made on the same property that the animals are raised.
Try it in: Italian (and family) favorites like homemade pizzas, late summer tomato salads and Baked Meatball Subs with Fresh Mozzarella

GREAT MEALS

Wellspring Creamery™ Goat Milk Brie
$3.99
4.4 oz
This people-pleasing cheese starts with milk from family farms in Wisconsin and Iowa. Its mild flavor and creamy texture is great for cooking or simply enjoy it with crackers, nectarines or figs. No synthetic hormones for the goats, and no artificial preservatives in the cheese—no kidding.

Try it in: Heirloom Tomato Salad with Goat Milk Brie, Leek and Potato Gratin with Smoked Salmon and Brie or add small pieces to mac n’ cheese

Innovacíon Wine made with organic grapes
$9.99
Malbec/Cabernet or Torrontes. 750ml*
Our down-to-earth sommeliers travel the globe from here to all over, including Argentina's largest family-owned winery, looking for delicious deals off the vine. While the medium-bodied Malbec-Cab blend delivers ripe black fruits and round soft tannins with a long finish, the Torrontes has notes of rose petals, litchi fruit, orange peel and white peaches. ¡Qué bueno!

Crispin Bare Naked Organic Hard Apple Cider or Fox Barrel Pear Naked Organic Pear Cider $7.99
22 fl.oz* 
This fall the cider house rules. Rule no.1: Go naked... choose simple ingredients such as organic pear and apple juice. Rule no.2: Leave sulfites and gluten behind. New to hard cider? Softly sparkling and fresh-pressed, it pairs with cheese or shines in cooking.
Try it in: Sausage and Quinoa One-Pot Supper

*Sorry, some of our stores sell alcohol, some don’t. It’s the law. Please see our list of stores that do sell alcohol or our list of stores that do not sell alcohol.

BEING WELL AND STAYING WELL

365 Everyday Value® Moisture Soap
$3.99
Lavender, Citrus, Pomegranate Red Currant or Fragrance Free. 6 oz
Made with 74–77% organic ingredients, our vegetable-derived glycerin soaps are extra moisturizing, use organic palm oil and are triple milled for long-lasting bars that give rich lather. We’ve set the bar high with these soaps that meet our Premium Body Care™ standards. That means no harsh preservatives, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfates or parabens, and only naturally derived fragrances.

365 Everyday Value® Hand Sanitizer
$3.99
Gel or Spray. Peppermint or Citrus. 2 fl.oz
Enjoy a better chance to get to the head of the class, with less chance for a head cold. Our sanitizer kills more than 99.9% of harmful bacteria and is made without artificial colors or scents, carbomers or other synthetic stabilizers. Its handy size means you’ll never be caught off (germ) guard.

365 Everyday Value® 100% Recycled Facial Tissue
99¢ or less
100 count
In Tibetan Buddhism, a sneeze can provide a moment of “clear consciousness,” when people are open to greater understanding. Perhaps they’re onto something. After all, when you reach for our 100% recycled facial tissue, you’re making a choice that reduces consumption of trees, water and energy and saves you money. That’s certainly nothing to sneeze at.

SNACKING EASE

365 Everyday Value® Stick Cheese
$3.39
Colby or Mild Cheddar. 6 1-oz sticks
Moooove over vending machine snacks! Wholesome and tasty, these will ease your mind and please your children. Made with milk from family-farm cows not treated with synthetic growth hormones (rBGH/rBST).

365 Everyday Value® Sandwich Bags
$2.69 or less
100 ct
Two of the smartest tips for saving are in the bag: pack your own lunch and keep food fresh so it won’t go to waste. Even smarter, these are free of phthalates and PVC (that’s polyvinyl chloride).

365 Everyday Value® Organic Apple Sauce
$2.99 or less
Unsweetened, Cinnamon or Mixed Berry. 6-pack 4-oz cups
Make snacking easier on your conscience and your wallet. There’s perfect balance here between value and values and between sweet and tart flavor. Plus, no bruised fruit!

365 Everyday Value® Organic Wheat Square Crackers
$2.99 or less
8 oz
It’s no secret that crackers like these are excellent on their own or with dips, cheeses and salads. But the real aha moment comes with these organic ones containing no hydrogenated fats or artificial flavors and preservatives.

Serve with: Heirloom Tomato Salad with Goat Milk Brie

365 Everyday Value® Organic Honey Graham Bears
$2.69 or less
Original or Chocolate. 8 oz
Our little bears are made with organic wheat and graham flours, real vanilla extract and just a touch of organic honey. They’re sweet, crisp and free of any icky stuff.

Looking for more ways to save money and make impressively easy meals? You’ll find $50+ in coupons, Sure Deals, 8 budget-friendly recipes and money-saving tips in the current issue of The Whole Deal value guide.

Which products are sure to make into your shopping cart? We’d love to hear what’s caught your eye.

 

3 Comments

Comments

Karla Boza says ...
I recently wrote a blog post about this too. Buying organic AND cheap at the same time is absolutely possible; you just need to know how and when to do it. You can check out the post here http://foodcitizenship.com/2012/09/the-secret-for-shopping-at-whole-foods.html
09/12/2012 11:05:27 AM CDT
Joanne says ...
Hello! I purchase several food and non-food items at Whole Foods. I would like to thank you as I just posted on your Facebook wall, for allowing us to use both a store and manufacturer coupon at the same time. My budget is limited so I feel incredibly lucky to make these purchases without feeling a sense of guilt in spending. For example, if I am able to save on dairy products I can then purchase meat/poultry foods for my growing toddler and know that I will have enough to spend. As with many families these days our budget is of great importance. I would also like to thank those at my local Whole Foods who have offered to let a try a product at no cost to see if it something we could enjoy. I recently spoke with an employee who knows my son has many food allergies, and he let me try an item as a tester in his diet. I've observed that I am usually the only one who is using coupons at your store, I wish I saw many more do so as I know they can benefit from this opportunity as well. Thank you, Joanne
09/12/2012 11:34:50 AM CDT
Timo says ...
Thank you for the ideas! :)
09/13/2012 9:08:40 AM CDT