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The Whole Deal Value Guide Out Now

Whole Deal April In case you haven't seen it yet, wanted to give you a heads up that the spring issue of The Whole Deal value guide is in stores now, packed with money- and planet-saving tips just in time for Earth Month! Want a sneak peek? Here's what you'll find:

Learn to Cook, Learn to Save

  • 12 budget recipes including:
    • Steak and Goat Cheese Salad ($3.74/serving)
    • Mahi Mahi Pineapple Skewers with Tomatillo Salsa ($3.49/serving)
    • Crowd-pleasing Spanish Tortilla with Roasted Peppers and Spinach ($0.75/serving)
  • 11 Sure Deals!
    • Whole Foods Market™ Organic Pasta ($1.99 for 16-ounce box)
    • Allegro® Bargain Brew Coffee ($9.99 for 12-ounce bag)
    • 365 Everyday Value® Cereal Bars ($2.49 for 6-bar box)

Save Money and Save the Planet

  • Drink Up without Filling Up Landfills: Get a water filter or refill dispenser water jugs instead of single-use plastic bottles
  • No Waste While Watching Your Waist: Watch portion sizes to help balance consumption with resources. Make and take your lunch in a reusable container.
  • Change Habits & Change the World: Use cloth towels instead of paper towels. Carry reusable shopping bags. Use bulk bins to save on packaging. Vacuum fridge coils and wash clothes in cold water to save energy.

Shortcut to Savings: Meet the (French) Press

  • Make your favorite coffee-shop drinks at home with a French Press for big savings
    • Latte or Cappuccino: 90 cents at home compared to $2.70-$3.00 at coffee shop
    • Mocha: $1.30 compared to $3.00-$3.50
    • Flavored Latte: $1.70 compared to $3.00 to $3.30
Whole DealYou can check out more on The Whole Deal page, but you have to pick it up in the store to get the great coupons!

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Cynthia Cramer says …

How about if you make "the Whole Deal" available electronically, with coupon codes instead of paper coupons?...less paper, less ink, less energy. Also--I live in Medina, when I make my trip north to my favorite grocer, it would be nice to be able to view the specials to help me plan the trip--I can only justify the trip when I am combining it with other things in the Cleveland area, or for holidays, the flyer would be a great planning tool. Thanks, Cynthia

Connie Bowers says …

I agree with Cynthia. I live on the far side of town but make the trip to the north side 20+ miles away as often as I can. Without knowing what the sales are I know I'm missing out on good deals by not being able to time my trips with respect to items I would like to stock up on at a savings. I'd be more likely to make more trips if I knew what items were being offered with coupons and like the idea of coupon codes instead of having to remember the paper coupons. Love the store, wish there were one closer!

Driana says …

Yes! Coupons online are what I am looking for right now in planning what I am shopping for. I try not to deviate from my list, so if you had them printable online, I could get just what I need as I need it. And it would save paper! Please consider it. I will check back with the site to see if it comes about.

Jan says …

I agree with the other comments. I, too, drive quite far to go to the store in Overland Park, KS, and I have to combine it with other activities. I stock up when I am able to shop at your store. Since I buy frozen and refrigerated items, Whole Foods Market is always the last place on my list to go. It would be nice to be able to know what the sales are and have coupons available before going to the store. I used to see a lot of printed information about the store, like "The Whole Deal", but that sort of thing has not been available, lately. It would be nice to have that information on-line instead of trying to find it at the store and instead of wasting paper printing it. Whole Foods Market is my favorite store because of the quality of your store and because of your store philosophy. Please keep up the good work.