Save on fruits and veggies: Walmart begins price-matching produce
By Brittany Anas
If you’re obeying the food pyramid and getting your recommended daily servings of fruits and veggies, we commend you! And, we also know that your grocery cart is no stranger to the produce aisle. Savvy shopping experts tell us that shopping the perimeter of grocery stores, which of course the produce aisle is a part of, translates to savings in the checkout line. We’re always up for a challenge — especially when it comes to saving money — and we have found some tricks for saving even more on fruits and veggies. Eating great on a budget = thinner waistlines, fatter wallets, and that’s our kind of math.
- Walmart to begin price-matching produce. You’ve price-matched your electronics, toys, household goods and perhaps even canned goods. Soon, you’ll be able to price-match your fruits and veggies. Walmart has a Savings Catcher app (read more about it here) that allows you to scan your receipt and compare prices at competing stores in your region. Whenever there’s a price difference, Walmart will refund you the difference on an e-gift card that you can use in stores or online. Save time and money by shopping for your groceries (including produce) online and have them delivered to you in the parking lot at your local Walmart or to your home. When you shop with ShopAtHome.com, you’ll earn Cash Back, too!
- Buy what’s in season. It’s August and we’re in prime zucchini and peach season, friends. We’re talking zucchini bread for breakfast and peach cobbler for dessert. Zuchinni noodles (zoodles!) make for a great low-carb substitute. Always know what’s in season by bookmarking this website: Eat the Seasons. It mainly focuses on fruits and veggies — but also throws in meat and seafood options. By buying what’s in season, you’re getting the freshest, best-tasting foods and you’re also saving money because you’re not paying for scarce fruits and veggies that have traveled a long way to make it to your supermarket. P.S. – one of our fave foodie bloggers over at Skinnytaste.com has 35 zucchini recipes that are delish! (Hello, zuchinni tots!)
- Stock up on frozen veggies. Studies have shown that frozen veggies have the same nutritional value as fresh veggies. If many of the recipes you have in your rotation call for chopped onions, for example, or you’re an expert at hiding broccoli in your kid’s dinners, buy frozen in bulk when it’s on sale. Save with ShopAtHome.com grocery coupons.
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