The most common thing I’ve heard in regards to couponing is “I don’t ever use coupons because we eat healthy!” or “I’d love to use coupons, but all the coupons out there are for processed, boxed foods”. It is true that the majority of coupons in the newspapers or coupon websites are for more processed foods, but it’s totally possible to coupon AND eat healthy! Companies are beginning to realize that people want to make healthier choices, so there are more and more coupons popping up for healthier and organic foods. I’ve come up with a list of ways you can coupon for healthy food items to keep your budget low while still feeding your family better food!
Think of your favorite organic/healthy brand, and visit their website. Chances are, they have an email newsletter you can sign up for that includes coupons from time to time! Here is a small list of the ones I can think of, but I know there are a lot more you can try.
- Earthbound Farm
- Mambo Sprouts
- Whole Foods
- Horizon Dairy
- Coupons.com – Not technically a manufacturer, but they do carry different kinds of organic/healthy coupons at times! Plus, if you print these same coupons from Swagbucks, you can earn 10 Swagbucks per redeemed coupon, which is essentially 10 cents cash back for every coupon!
Digital store coupons
Like I said above, stores are listening to us now. They see what we buy and want us to keep coming back, so they offer coupons they think we’ll use! A lot of these include the store brand items and even produce. One of my favorites is Meijer. I had bought Chobani yogurt at least once a week for a short time, and mPerks designed a coupon for me to get a free 32-ounce tub of yogurt with any $5.00 purchase! Here is a list of stores that offer digital coupons to download and use:
- Meijer mPerks
- Simple Truth (Kroger brand)
- Target Cartwheel
Coupons for household items
Sometimes you just can’t get coupons for the healthy food you want to buy. In that situation, it’s good to find coupons for the household items you usually use! When I hear people say, like above, that they don’t use coupons because they only eat non-processed foods, I usually ask, “Do you use toothpaste? Toilet paper? Then you can totally coupon!” You can get items like toothpaste for free if you pay attention to sales and stack them with a coupon. I currently have about 10 tubes of toothpaste in my rotation because I’m constantly able to get them for less than a dollar each.
The best way to take advantage of stocking your house for less is to buy as much as you can when those items are on sale. So if you can get deodorant for $.50 each and you have 10 coupons, buy 10! That’ll last you a long time, and you’ll have extra money now to buy the healthy/organic food you want while saving coupons for your next run of deodorant or other household items.
If you’re new to couponing, check out my Couponing101 series where I give tips to those just starting out with coupons. You can save money with coupons, whether it’s for food or just your household essentials! Where is your favorite place to get healthy/organic coupons?
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Sunday 26th of June 2016
Excellent points, as always, Jaime. I think it's funny that people say it's expensive to eat healthy. I used to be one of them. But those people aren't thinking big picture. And coupons are good for so many things!
Saturday 25th of June 2016
Great tips! I do find that there are less coupons available to me now than when we ate less real-food. However, using the sites that you listed I am finding more real-food and organic coupons. Thank you so much for sharing!
Sunday 26th of June 2016
Thank you! I'm still pretty new in our journey of eating healthier, so writing this has helped even me with finding cheaper ways of eating better! =)