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Whole Foods Wednesdays: Everyday Ways to Save

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Thanks for coming back for week 2 of Whole Foods Wednesdays!

Last week, I told you of my desire to want to eat healthy while staying on budget, but being intimidated by how to make that happen at Whole Foods Market.  It turns out I wasn’t alone in my lack of knowledge about where to start, so I approached Linda Nishida, marketing team leader at Whole Foods Market at Green Hills , for help. Whole Foods Market is so committed to helping people lead a healthy lifestyle and save money that they agreed to help me educate everyone out there on everyday ways to save at their store through this video series!

Last week we learned how to get started Eating Healthy on a Budget at Whole Foods. This week Linda and I will be giving you more in-depth tips on how to save everyday.

Watch this week’s video: Everyday Ways to Save at Whole Foods:

Here are the ways to save everyday at Whole Foods Market:

1. Shop the Specials
Each store has special weekly and weekend deals, which can be found online and on the stores’ flyers in the front lobby. The weekly specials kick off every Wednesday and last through the following Tuesday.  The weekend specials – their exclusive Hot Weekend Deals – go from Friday through Sunday of each weekend.

2. Save with the Seasons
It is cheaper to shop seasonally. It also pays to know when the “peak” of the season for fruit and vegetables are in your region. Stock up on berries when on sale and freeze for smoothies and baking. Likewise, stock up on other veggies, prep & chop, then freeze to pull out later for stir-fry, chili, soups and more.

3. Check out Store Brands
Whole Foods Market’s exclusive brand products such as 365 Everyday Value™ and 365 Organic Everyday Value™ provide consumers with high quality products at everyday value prices. You’ll also want to check for extra savings on these products via their in-house publication, The Whole Deal, as well as online.

4. Waste Not, Want Not
Buy bargains in quantity when on sale (enough to get you through 4-12 weeks). Create a stockpile in your pantry for dry goods or freeze extra meat & fish. When shopping, think about creative ways to use leftovers, giving them new life in soups, salads and sandwiches.

Come back each Wednesday this month for another episode in our video series about Eating Healthy on a Budget at Whole Foods Market!