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Whole Foods Market is a popular chain of natural and organic grocery stores, and is now a part of Amazon Prime! We make it easy to save big on all your organic groceries at Whole Foods with sales and coupons, whether you're shopping in-store or opting for delivery. From Thanksgiving dinner savings to plant-based diet foods, bakery treats, and even the Whole Foods 365 brand, we're sharing all of our fave finds right here. Keep on reading as we're also sharing all the best Whole Foods Market shopping tips.
Have a Whole Foods Market nearby?Who doesn't love saving big on groceries! Whether you're a regular at Whole Foods OR have never stepped foot inside their doors (no judgment!), check out these practical tips for ways to save on your next trip at this popular & healthy grocery store (and you won't be calling it "Whole Paycheck" anymore 😉).
1. Get exclusive discounts at Whole Foods with Amazon Prime.Good news for Amazon Prime members! If you didn't already know, Amazon acquired Whole Foods Market back in 2017 and has since dropped prices by about 5%. Even better, if you're an Amazon Prime member, you can save an extra 10% on all of the store's sale items and take advantage of additional discounts/promos at stores nationwide.
While shopping in-store, you’ll want to look for items that are tagged with yellow or blue stickers. The yellow tags will qualify for an additional 10% off at checkout (excluding alcohol). The blue tagged items have special pricing exclusively for Amazon Prime members. To receive these exclusive deals and savings in-store, just download the Whole Foods Market app, sign in with your Amazon account, and then scan the app’s Prime Code at checkout. If you’d rather, you can instead use your phone number to save at checkout. Visit Amazon for more details.
2. Download a cashback app, like Ibotta or Drop.Unfortunately, Whole Foods Market no longer offers store coupons or rewards.😩 However, one way to spend less money out of pocket is to take advantage of cashback apps, such as Ibotta or Drop. Just purchase qualifying items and submit your receipt(s) to earn cashback. Even sweeter, you can submit to more than one rebate site with the purchase of just one item!
3. BYOB - Bring your own bags to Whole Foods.It doesn't get more simple than this — consider bringing your own shopping bags for a 10¢ credit for every reusable bag you use!
4. Don't be shy to ask for samples.If you can't make up your mind or just don't want to spend $5 on a new snack you're not sure about, don’t be shy about asking to sample items. If you want to sample a product like a unique cheese, sparkling beverage (not including alcohol), or even chocolate, team members are allowed to let you try it. Employees will open the package for you and share the rest as samples with other customers.
5. Check out the food bars at Whole Foods.If you just need a small number of veggies to make a pizza or stir-fry for dinner, be sure to check the salad bar area first – all ingredients are pre-washed, pre-chopped, and often organic. However, at $8.99/lb, be sure to choose your items wisely, as heavier foods cause the price to rise quickly.
You won't want to miss the hot foods section either. Picking up a quick dinner on the go is so easy and you know it will be fresh and delicious!
6. Ask the Whole Foods meat department for help.Be sure to take advantage of the services at the butcher shop if you're planning to buy meat! They will shuck, dry rub, marinate, peel, fillet, cube, and even cut up your meat for FREE, so if you're in a hurry and don't want to mess with meat when you get home, just stop by the butcher shop.
Also, if you're looking to make homemade stock or broth, you may be able to ask your meat and seafood departments for leftover bones or shells, which some locations can give to customers for FREE. If not, participating Whole Foods butcher and seafood counters sell inexpensive, pre-packaged bones and shells for a fraction of the cost of a steak or a whole fish. It doesn't hurt to ask!