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Top Five Money-Saving Tips for Shopping

December is a serious shopping month. Seriously. While we can’t provide any advice to help you with the craziness at the mall (other than avoiding them!), we do know the ins and outs of getting the most out of your shopping at Whole Foods Market. Here are our favorite tips for getting the good stuff — and the basics — at the best prices possible. 1. SHOP THE SALES More than 1000 items are on sale in our store right now. Sign up for our e-newsletters for what’s on sale, and in the store look for the sale signs to save! 2. GET YOUR VOLUME DISCOUNTS Get discounted pricing on many items when you buy a full case or more than a certain amount at once, including cases of party favorites like tonic water and our Top 10 Holiday Wines in most stores. Get the details at Customer Service. 3. PLAN YOUR MENUS Create full menus and shopping lists for all the meals you’ll need, especially when you’re expecting company so you don’t overshop when the time comes. Make it easy with our iPhone recipes app and online recipe-box and shopping-list features. 4. REMEMBER MEALS BETWEEN You won’t be eating at parties every meal this month! Keep simple meal makings on hand to avoid budget-busting takeout.
  • Buy a big bag of individually-quick-frozen chicken breasts (they don’t need thawing before cooking).
  • Try “breakfast for dinner” with cage-free eggs or whole wheat pancakes and fresh sausage patties or links.
  • Toss frozen broccoli florets into the cooking water a few minutes before the pasta is done for boxed mac ‘n cheese.
  • Organic frozen brown rice is a quick, filling base for our popular simple recipes featuring winter greens, such as chard, mustard and kale. For a bunch of recipes, go to our recipes page and search for “greens” or by the greens’ name.
5. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR GOOD NATURE Our team members are there for you in every department and at our Holiday Orders Table. Don’t be shy! Let us help you make your celebrations easy and affordable. There are even more tips for shopping, giving and entertaining in December’s The Whole Deal. Plus, you’ll find online coupons and budget-saving “small bites.” How do you shop and save during the holidays?

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Thomas says …

As far as the Top Five Money-Saving Tips for Shopping go, I came across the greatest tasting protein snack that is about the best value anywhere. Your 365 Organic Roasted Soynuts, 12oz for only 2.99. The bag is huge, they're amazing and filling and I don't have to spend $6.00 plus anymore. Just to share my new discovery.

Melissa says …

I buy your 365 Organic and Whole Pantry products as pantry staples. That is a starting point for yummy meatless meals.

Catherine says …

money saving tips - buy products when on sale, there is a coupon and get the case discount whenever you can - great savings; also buy your favorite products when they are on sale and get more than one -it makes a big difference in your budget and you do not buy at the higher price plus you have your favorite product on hand; grains go a long way and nuts are filling as is dried fruit - all very nourishing and sustaining; Even though they are what I call "fun" products, the products that do not last as long, again, try to buy when they are on sale.