Whole Foods offering invasive species to Florida customers

Whole Foods Offering Invasive Species To Florida Customers

Lionfish are a highly invasive species that have been causing problems in Florida's waters for some time, reports UPI.

According to Sun Sentinel, attempts to rid the area of them have proven unsuccessful, so now Whole Foods Market has stepped in with a possible solution.

The stores in the state are selling it by the pound.

Consumers can be assured that, while the fish is notoriously toxic, all of the venom-packed parts have been removed, neutralized, or both.

Further, preparation advice is available to those not quite sure how to go about cooking the creature, which, according to some, tastes just like halibut, notes Orlando Sentinel.

The lionfish is being offered through May 31st at a special introductory price of $8.99 per pound. Come June, the price will increase by $1.

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Whole Foods offering invasive species to Florida customers

Be wary of dairy in glass containers

If you grab milk or cream from a glass bottle, you'll be charged for the price of the bottle in addition to its contents. If you must purchase the glass bottle version of the product, be sure to bring it back to Whole Foods next time you're shopping and customer service will give you a voucher.

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Bring your own bags

Whole Foods will offer you a five to 10 cent discount from your total for bringing your own bag.

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Don’t buy Whole Foods pre-packaged containers of fruits and veggies

You'll end up paying way more and receiving way less. Always opt for the full version of the fruit or vegetable and prepare it yourself.

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Take advantage of bulk meat deals

Deals on bulk amounts of certain meats vary from location to location. Ask the butcher about what bulk meat deals your local Whole Foods is offering.

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Look for bright yellow tags

Special deals (that only last for a few days or a week) are unadvertised outside of the store but can be found while shopping by their bright yellow tags.

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Check out specialty online coupons

You can enter your local Whole Foods store online and print off coupons and deals that are specific to your local Whole Foods--some coupons are valid for up to three months. 

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Buy cases of products you like and save 10 percent

Whether it's protein bars or wine, Whole Foods will discount a case-sized version of your product for 10 percent, a well worth it investment if it's a product your consuming often.

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Shop the Friday-only sales

Stores will offer specialty Friday-only sales that can offer you major one-day savings.

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Shop the Whole Foods 365 value brand

The store's value brand is extremely well-priced and will offer you the healthiest version of discounted products, as there will be a significantly lower amount of preservatives than other discount brands, according to Whole Foods.

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"Like" your local Whole Foods' Facebook page for news on special deals and discounts

Deals will vary from store to store and are always advertised through social media.

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Bring your own containers when shopping the bulk section

When weighing your bulk purchase at checkout, Whole Foods will subtract the price of the weight of your container if you bring your own from home instead of using the ones provided in the store.

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