Thursday, January 1, 2009
The Whole Deal
The new Whole Deal flyer and coupons are out at Whole Foods. The good news is there are some exciting, high-value coupons this quarter. The bad news is the coupons are no longer manufacturer Qs, they are now Whole Foods coupons. But I'm all about making lemonade from lemons (or non-toxic lemon-scented cleaners for that matter) so I spent some time in Whole Foods today looking for the best deals. Oh, the sacrifices I make...
First of all, you should be checking the Ann Arbor Observer for $/$$ coupons. This month there is a $10/$50 coupon on page 23. Those will save you lots of money, because you can use that coupon first, and then use any other coupons you have to bring your total down further. (Whole Foods sells A2 Observers, so I bought another one today for another coupon.)
The most exciting coupon/sale match-ups this week are:
Wolfgang Puck organic canned soups, 2/$5 (regularly 2.99). Use the 1.00/1 Whole Deal coupon to get each for 1.50.
Method Naked Wipes are on sale for 2.99, regularly 4.99. Use the 1.00/1 WD coupon to get them for 1.99 each.
Muir Glen diced tomatoes are 2/$3. Sign up here to print a 1.00/1 coupon which will get you a 15 oz. can for 50 cents. Also remember that the small cans of tomato sauce are .99 every day, so those are free after coupon.
Near East couscous is $2. Use the 1.00/3 WD coupon to get three for 1.67 each.
Back To Nature crackers are 2/$5. Use the .70/1 WD coupon to get them for 1.80 each. Or if your kids love mac and cheese as much as mine do, the BTN versions are regularly priced at 1.69 and 1.99; around a dollar for organic mac and cheese is very decent.
Here's an example scenario to show how easy it is to save money at Whole Foods just by doing match-ups.
(6) Method @ 2.99 each
(6) Wolfgang Puck soups @ 2.50 each
(5) BTN mac and cheese @ 1.69 each
(1) BTN crackers @ 2.50
(1) Muir Glen diced tomatoes @ 1.50
(3) Near East couscous @ 2.00 each
Total before coupons: 51.39
(6) 1.00/1 Method
(6) 1.00/1 Wolfgang Puck
(6) .70/1 Back to Nature
(1) 1.00/1 Muir Glen
(1) 1.00/3 Near East
Total after coupons: 23.19
These are all staples for us, so now is a great time to stock up the pantry. If anyone finds any other great deals this week, let me know!