You’re not the only person who complains that Whole Foods is too expensive. But if you feel like you can’t afford to shop there, you may be shopping wrong! We've compiled the ways that you can hack your Whole Foods experience and save a bundle on high quality groceries.
Your Daily Bread
It’s baked fresh in-store and you cannot beat the quality for the price.
Review Your Receipt
Read over your receipt before you leave the store. See if they didn’t give you a sale price on something or if the price was wrong, because usually they will give you that item for free.
Sample Anything And Everything
Sample almost anything in the store. It’s their policy.
Take ALL The Coupon Flyers
Whole Foods releases coupon booklets every two months, but the coupons in them are valid for three.
Stack Your Deals
You're allowed to combine a Whole Foods coupon, a manufacturer coupon, and several rebate offers on any given item. So pile them up! Note that the Whole Foods policy is to present your coupon with each item rather than at the end, so be organized in the checkout line and everyone will appreciate it.
Be Smart At The Salad Bar
The lighter the food, the less it costs. Examples: Skip tomatoes or cucumber since they’re heavy and go for the dressing on the side. Pile on the leafy greens though!
Buy Produce On The Weekends
Their produce is absolutely the best but it’s even more discounted on the weekends!
Six Bottles Of Wine = 10% Off
Like you needed an excuse to buy multiple bottles of vino at once.
The Butcher Can Do The Work
Let the butcher break down a chicken, pound a chicken or tie up a pork loin roast for free. The fishmonger will even steam your fish for you!
Stalk Them On Social
Follow their sale days. Follow Whole Foods on social media to find out the best sales for each day. For example, on Fridays, it’s the best day for discounts on meat or seafood.
Get your whole dinner at Whole Foods:
You may not see the Whole Foods prepared foods counter as the place to get a whole meal but they have plenty of deals on prepared meals, especially closer to the end of the day.
The 365 products are not only competitively priced, but some of the items like the salsa, soap, tomato sauce and pita chips are also of the best quality.
Go Big In Bulk
The bulk section actually has some of the best deals! Plus if you buy 25 lbs or more of anything, you get 10% off.