Ways to save money when buying organic food

17 Aug

I found a great article I wanted to share that provided tips to save money when buying organic! The article, titled “5 Ways To Save Money on Organic Foods” gives pretty good tips to cut cost but still allow you to purchase the organic items you enjoy. See below for the tips or click the link above for the complete article. (Image is also taken from the article)




1. Search the Internet. Many organic food companies offer printable   coupons available on their Web sites.

2. Buy in bulk. Warehouse clubs are beginning to carry a wide variety of   eco-friendly household items (recycled paper towels, cleaning supplies) and organic food items; larger quantities up-front, mean bigger savings at the register. Consider buying the essentials you will always need: cold-pressed organic olive oil, recycled paper toilet tissue, a big bag of organic lemons (if you are planning to make freshly squeezed lemonade for a party, etc.).

3. Save money with store brands. Decades ago, supermarkets created “no-frills brands” that lacked expensive packaging, and passed the savings on to the consumer. These generic items were easily identifiable by their plain, black-and-white packaging. Today, supermarkets have evolved generic into store brands. These are high-quality, gourmet varieties of popular items like soy milk, chocolates, olive oil, canned beans, frozen   fruits and vegetables, and much more, often made from organic ingredients at lower prices. The store-brand organic soy milk I drink is actually cheaper than the lowest-priced regular milk!

4. Sign up for a free shopper’s-club savings card. Many supermarkets  have a bonus card program so they can collect valuable data on consumer   habits, helping them stock the stores with items their customers actually   buy. To reward your loyalty, they often offer discounts throughout   the store; these items frequently include the organic items, often at very   steep discounts. If you see a good deal, stock up.

5. Grow your own. One way to save on organic foods is to grow them yourself. Get several amazingly simple and effective tips in my video below on how to fertilize, control pests and kill weeds without chemicals. For more how-to’s like this, check out my new Gaiam DVD Simple Steps to a Greener Home.

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