How to Save on Gluten-Free Foods

Posted on Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 1:35 pm
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In honor of National Celiac Awareness Month, we thought we would share a few tips to help you save on gluten-free foods. When sticking to a specific diet, it can be more difficult to save since the foods you can purchase are limited. Here are a few tips to help gluten-sensitive shoppers save!

Coupons

Coupons for gluten-free foods are a little more difficult to find. There are some methods to receiving these rare coupons. It just takes a little more planning and effort on your part. Sometimes, you’ll get lucky and find coupons for a gluten-free product in your Sunday newspaper. If you don’t want to buy the whole paper just to learn there aren’t any coupons you can use, consider browsing our Sunday coupon preview each week. You can also print coupons from great online resources like Mambo Sprouts or Common Kindness. They offer coupons for great natural, organic, and gluten-free brands. Another great way to get gluten-free coupons is to sign up for eNewsletters, check Facebook or visit the official site for some of your favorite brands. You can also try contacting the company and letting them know you’re interested in their product. They might just send out a coupon or a free sample!

Shop Online

You can buy many non-perishable products online through sites like Amazon or Vitacost.com. You can also try the individual manufacturer’s website. They might have an online marketplace. To get deeper discounts on Amazon.com, try utilizing other sites like Swagbucks. With Swagbucks, you can redeem your points for Amazon gift cards. You can then use the cards to buy your favorite gluten-free brands on Facebook!

Buy In Bulk

Buying foods in bulk is a basic way to save money on any diet – conventional or not. Gluten-free grains like quinoa can often be purchased by the pound at your local natural or health food store. Other items like meat, fish, bread or certain fruits and vegetables can be stored in the freezer until you’re ready to use them. In other words, if you see a great deal on your favorite gluten-free  bread, stock up! You can store any excess in the freezer! You can also check with the manager of your local store. See if they’ll offer any sort of discount for buying in mass quantities.

Other Tips

Be sure to utilize your store loyalty cards at grocery and drugstores. In many cases, the more you use those cards, the more you save overall. Certain supermarkets send you reward checks or coupons just for subscribing to their savings program. Grocery stores are adding more and more gluten-free, organic and natural products to their shelves. Be sure to check your favorite store and utilize that loyalty card!

Another idea is to check out the natural food co-ops in your community. You might be able to find great products at a lower cost. The bonus is that you’ll be benefiting your community!

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