6 Secret Places to Find Coupons for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
By Melissa Neiman
Healthy eating often comes with a hefty price tag. Even the most expert of coupon clippers grouse about how difficult it is to find bargains on fresh fruits and vegetables.
That is especially frustrating when you are trying to eat a more healthful diet. However, it is possible to save on delicious, nutritious produce — if you know where to look.
Following are six secret places to find coupons for fresh produce.
This free service gives you cash back for items you buy at major grocery store chains. It can even be used for online grocery purchases.
Every Tuesday, SavingStar presents a new "Healthy Offer of the Week" for an item of fresh produce. For example, the offer for Jan. 12 was "Save 20 percent on any single purchase of loose tomatoes."
Now that's healthy choice for your body and your bank account.
Register with Earthbound Farm
Earthbound Farm sells a variety of fresh, healthy produce items, including salads, slaws, powermeal bowls and smoothie kickstarts. The company offers many nutritious frozen fruits and veggies, too.
When you sign up for their Organic Bound guide, which promotes "happier, healthier living," you'll receive "recipes, tips and exclusive coupons delivered straight to your inbox." According to the company, members can save as much as $50 a year.
Sign up for the Fresh Express newsletter
You've probably noticed Fresh Express ready-to-eat packaged salads in the produce section of your local grocery store. But did you know that you can get tips, recipes and –perhaps most importantly — coupons for these assorted leafy greens when you subscribe to the company's newsletter?
You can also visit Fresh Express' Salad Swap site to learn how to recreate your favorite recipes using healthier ingredients and access additional product coupons.
Register with Driscoll's
Join Driscoll's "Berry Community," and enjoy two ways to save on the company's strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries, which are sold at major retailers throughout the country.
As a Driscoll's Rewards Club member, you will be eligible for special offers, including a birthday gift.
You can also elect to become a member of Driscoll's Customer Advisory Panel, which provides an opportunity to earn additional product coupons for completing customer surveys. Talk about a berrysweet deal!
Get mobile coupons from Target
Target sells practically everything, including fresh fruit and vegetables. And the popular superstore occasionally even offers produce coupons that can help you hit the bull's-eye when it comes to better physical and financial health.
For example,Target recently offered coupons for $1.50 off when you buy $7 worth of produce, and $5 off $25 worth of perishable foods.
Download the company's mobile Cartwheel app to access coupons when you're on the go. Last week, customers with the Cartwheel app received offers for 5 percent off of both fresh oranges and apples.
Join Organic Girl's e-mail list
Fresh arugula, kale, romaine, spinach and spring mix... Organic Girl sells it all. You can save on the company's top-quality fresh produce when you join its email list.
You'll receive a $1 off coupon just for signing up — and be sure to keep an eye out for additional perks, promos and healthy recipes sent straight to your inbox. Can you already savor the savings?
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