Finding Deals at Trader Joe’s
Posted on Monday, August 8th, 2011 at 9:12 am
Many people overlook Trader Joe’s as a budget wise place to grocery shop because of the “gourmet” atmosphere and lack of store coupons. However, I’ve personally found some great deals at Trader Joe’s. Although Trader Joe’s doesn’t offer store coupons for their house brand products, they do accept manufacturer coupons, so you can still put some of your coupons to good use. Read more about their coupon policy here.
Deals at Trader Joe’s
Despite the gourmet, specialty feel of Trader Joe’s, the overall prices are really quite good on a lot of their house brand products. The reason that Trader Joe’s is able to keep their prices low is actually in part because of the numerous house brand products. By manufacturing their own brand, they are able to save money and thus share the savings with you, the customer! Plus, all Trader Joe’s brand products are guaranteed to have no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives, no genetically modified ingredients, no MSG, and no added trans fats. That being said, Trader Joe’s offers some great deals. Here are some of the best I’ve found:
- Banana’s for 19 cents each – you just can’t beat this deal!
- Bottled water
- Frozen lemonade
- Charles Shaw wine (aka “Two Buck Chuck”) – at just $2 a bottle, this wine is cheaper than some water!
- Coffee beans
These are just a few key grocery items you can save on at Trader Joe’s – there are plenty more good deals where these came from, just keep your eyes peeled as you browse the aisles. Trader Joe’s also carries a lot of fun products you might not find at your regular grocery store, which can make grocery shopping a little less chore-like.
Couponing at Trader Joe’s
In addition to many affordable house brand products at Trader Joe’s, there’s a few additional brands which you can use your manufacturer coupons on. These brands include:
- MorningStar Farms
- Annie Chun’s All Natural Asian Cuisine
- Nature’s Path Organic
- Figi Water
- Orangina Sparkling Citrus Beverage
- O.N.E. Coconut Water
- Clif Bar and Luna products
You can also sign up to receive Trader Joe’s newsletter, The Fearless Flyer, via email or mail. This newsletter won’t bring you any coupons, but it will keep you up to date on any new products or specials. It also has lots of information about Trader Joe’s products, mixed with a bit of wit and humor for your enjoyment. What are some of your favorite Trader Joe’s deals and products? Let us know in the comment section!