Emily emailed in the following tip:
My family of 3 eats a 90-100% organic, non-GMO diet… and we spend about $250-300 per month on our homemade meals. After buying as much local foods as we can, and growing what we can in the spring/summer, we use coupons and watch for store deals.
Here are a few sites where I find coupons for natural & organic products:
The GreenBack’s Gal
Manufacturer’s websites (i.e. Enjoy Life, Stonyfield, Annie’s, San-J, Organic Valley, Horizon, Applegate, Simply Organic, Zevia)
Manufacturers Facebook pages (i.e. Maranatha, Green & Black’s)
We make our weekly menu, then our grocery list, and then we go online to see which manufacturers offer printable coupons. We also check sales ads on store websites, and then check all the other sites for possible coupons for things on our list.
It takes a little extra time at first, but once you develop your routine, it’s pretty quick, and definitely worth it. We have saved just under 50% on a large grocery trip by using coupons and sales.
Also, don’t forget to check clearance items at grocery stores, too. Sometimes things are marked way down because they’re almost at their expiration date, but are easily preserved.