How to Buy Organic on a Budget

by Mackenzie on October 30, 2013

How to Buy Organic on a BudgetThere is a common coupon myth that many people believe, and that is that coupons and savings for organic products just can’t be found. This myth could not be more false. There are in fact many ways to still enjoy the organic products you love for less. You just have to know a few simple tips and tricks that can help you save on these healthy and popular products. Take a look below at these easy tips you can follow that will help you know how to buy organic on a budget. You don’t have to sacrifice the organic products you love in order to not break your grocery
budget. Instead, give these tips a try and see what a difference it makes!

Request Coupons
There are many organic companies that will send you coupons just for the asking. To ask, just visit their websites and send an email or get on their mailing lists. Some companies great about sending coupons are:

Follow Companies on Facebook
Follow organic companies such as Amy’s, Mambo Sprouts, Peter Rabbit, and other organic brands for up to date offers and savings. You will be able to print coupons, request samples as they become available, and even enter contests for great prizes. “Like” your favorite brands on Facebook and save.

Buy on Sale and Save
You can always buy organic items on sale and keep a stockpile going. Soups and dry goods will store just fine. Should you find organic produce at a great price, don’t be afraid to stock up. You can always dry, freeze, or can what you are unable to use before it goes bad.

Join Swagbucks
How on earth can Swagbucks save you when buying organic? Well, when you join Swagbucks you can take surveys to earn points redeemable for gift cards. Gift cards are available for retailers such as Amazon, Target, and Walmart. Then, use those gift cards to purchase organic items you have not been able to find savings for.

Use Your Loyalty Card
You can score additional savings on organic products just by stacking a coupon with the store savings being offered. Use your loyalty card and start stacking those savings on your favorite brands.

Check Online For Lower Prices
One place to search for organic items is Amazon. Surprisingly you can find great deals on nonperishable (produce or meat) items such as coconut oil for cooking or even flour and sugar for baking.

Select Certain Foods As Organic

When buying organic on a budget you want to get the biggest bang for your buck and that means possibly selecting only certain items as organic. The best way to do this is to buy organic-only from the Dirty Dozen: The produce with the most amount of pesticides. This includes:

  • Peaches
  • Apples
  • Sweet Bell Peppers
  • Celery
  • Nectarines
  • Strawberries
  • Cherries
  • Pears
  • Grapes (Imported)
  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Potatoes

In addition to the dirty dozen, fresh organic meat is another great way to get the most for your money. In fact simply buying from your local farmer, whether organic or not, is the best way to know where the meat is coming from and how it is processed. By getting to know the farmer you are getting to know the meat you are purchasing.

Give these tips a try and see how you too can enjoy organic products for less

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Mackenzie is the mother of three beautiful little girls and the wife to a wonderful man who is a Navy Reservist and lives in New Hampshire. She enjoys bargain hunting, photography, and working outside! Above all, she enjoys family life and soaking up every moment. She shares her tips on parenting, saving money, green-living and more on her blog The Centsible Family.

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Sendi December 4, 2013 at 11:34 am

Thank you for nice tips
I want to try it!

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