Is your grocery cart loaded with more organic and natural foods than it was a year or two ago? If it is, then you’ve probably noticed that you’re not using as many coupons as you used to. There are coupons for these products out there – you just need to seek them out.
In the past, you probably had to look no further than the Sunday circulars for a book or two full of useful coupons. As you start to eat more naturally, however, you realize that most of those coupons are for foods you don't eat often anymore. Every once in a while, you might find coupons for natural or organic foods in the circulars, but not many of them.
If you want to find more coupons for foods that are good for you and good for the earth, look in these places.
Grocery store. Many stores will have coupons for organic/natural products somewhere in the section where those products are. My store has a monthly free magazine that has short articles on food/health and a few advertisements with coupons. Take a look up and down the isles of your store – either the entire store if it sells only natural/organic or just in the specific section.
Magazines. Magazines that are of interest to people who are into organics, healthy lifestyles, yoga or even just food often have coupons along with advertisements. With a quick flip through a recent issue of Body and Soul magazine, I found a coupon for Frontier Natural Products and one for Old Orchard Healthy Balance Juice.
Favorite brand’s website. If there is a specific brand of natural or organic food that you like, you can often find coupons for their products on their website or sign up to be sent coupons via e-mail. Some companies, like Kashi, make it easy to get their coupons by sending them to you. Other sites, like Organic Valley, have coupons to download on their site.
Mombo Sprouts. Mombo Sprouts is a website that has information on natural and organic foods. If you sign up, you can be sent a booklet several times a year with coupons. The site is also working on launching an e-mail coupon program, too.
Coupon websites. There are several websites that are dedicated to all kinds of coupons. Many of them have coupons for natural and organic products. Type “natural and organic coupons” into your search engine and you’ll come up with several dozen of them. It may take some time searching through them, but you’re likely to find some money saving coupons. Some of the websites require you to download software to get the coupons. Make sure you trust the site before you download software.
Remember that coupons are usually for processed foods. Even natural and organic foods can be processed. It’s best to try to eat mostly whole foods – those that haven’t been processed. Sometimes, though, our hectic lives have us reaching into the cabinet or freezer for something packaged. I know mine does.