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Yes, I know you don't necessarily associate Whole Foods and Slickdeals, but I actually live a few blocks away from one(in the same shopping center as a CVS, lol), and I frequently stop in on the way back from the gym. No, they don't double coupons, and you usually can't get the outrageous deals that you can get at CVS or a conventional supermarket for that matter, but you can frequently get decent deals, not to mention lots of free samplesyummy And their '365' house brand is usually comparably priced to Trader Joe's, and cheaper than a comparable supermarket item. And maybe it's the economy, but I have noticed them getting considerably cheaper on some advertised items as of late.

Sales for Whole Foods stores are regional, although they seem to have some national deals on grocery items(canned and packaged foods). Sales tend to run on 2 and 4 week cycles, and new cycles tend to start on Wednesdays. They also tend to have regional sales, that run on the weekends or may also run on 2 week cycles(the "Madness" sales in the Northeast) that tend to feature regional deals like produce, meat, prepared food, bakery etc.

Your best bet to find out what's on sale at your local store, is to go to your store's website, which is located at www.wholefoodsmarket.com. Enter your zip code up top, and pick your store. In addition to the sales circular, there is often a calendar of store events, a twitter feed or facebook page.
One aspect of Whole Foods is that the stores tend to have a lot more "events" than a conventional supermarket. These can be promotions, contests,
sampling events, cooking classes. If your store calendar isn't posted online, there is always one at the store entrance. And while many of these promos are not worth a separate trip(though I have gotten some nice sample packs at times), if you are going to the store anyway, why not go when they are giving something away?

Whole Foods also distributes a coupon book in store, called "The Whole Deal". These are store coupons and are will NOT scan at other retailers, despite the bar codes. You should be able to combine them with a manufacturer coupon, but YMMV.

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WHOLE FOODS GLOBAL COUPON POLICY

http://m.wholefoodsmarket.com/ser...pon-policy
WHOLE FOODS DEALS

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com

Whole Foods sales are a combination of national(usually grocery items) and regional(produce, meat, prepared food) check your store's circular at Wholefoods.com for your specific sale items.

Also, see if your store has its own Facebook page(example: https://www.facebook.com/WFMCharlesRiverPlaza or twitter feed example: https://twitter.com/WFM_Swampscott

In addition to sales, you can find information for product sampling events, giveaways, and other promotions. If you're going to go to the store anyway, why not go when they're giving something away?

WHOLE FOOD STORE COUPON MATCHUPS

WFQ x5/30 matchups

$1.00 off any ONE (1) Good Food Made Simple Item

$2.00 off any ONE (1) Gaia Herbs Ashwagandha, Holy Basil, Rhodiola Rosea or Adrenal Health Product

$1.00 off any ONE (1) Good Karma Flaxmilk

$3.00 off any ONE (1) "I and love and you" Cat or Dog Food (4-lb or Larger), or "In the Raw" Dehydrated Dog Food (1.5-lb or Larger)

$2.00 off any ONE (1) 8.8-oz Can of illy coffee

$2.00 off any ONE (1) illy Ready-to-Drink Coffee 4-Pack

$2.00 off any ONE (1) Rescue or Rescue Plus Product

$1.50 off any THREE (3) 6-oz Stonyfield Grassfed Yogurts
$1.25 OFF any TWO (2) Stonyfield Organic 5.3oz or 6oz cups or ONE (1) Stonyfield Organic 32oz qt @mambosprouts.com
Stonyfield Organic Yogurt Buy 1 Get 1 FREE on any Stonyfield 6 oz. Yogurt (excludes Oh My Yog!) (Max Value: $1.09) (Available at Walmart) Print [coupons.com] 12345

$2.00 off any ONE (1) Nubian Heritage Product (Except Bar Soaps & Travel & Trial Size)
$2.00 OFF any ONE (1) Nubian Product (Excluding Bar Soap and Trial & Travel products) @mambosprouts.com

$1.00 off any ONE (1) Swerve Granular or Confectioners 16-oz Bag of Sweetener $1.50 off any TWO (2) Bags of Veggie Fries (any variety)

$1.50 off any TWO (2) Bags of Veggie Fries (any variety)
VEGGIE FRIES frozen, $1/1, Print [smartsource.com] 77477

$1.00 off any ONE (1) Vermont Creamery Product

$1.00 off any ONE (1) ZICO Premium Coconut Water (11.2 fl.oz or larger)

75¢ off any ONE (1) 7-8-oz Pkg Wellshire Breakfast Sausage (Turkey Maple, Original Port, Pork Maple or Chicken Apple)

50¢ off any ONE (1) 6- to 14.75-oz Can 365 Everyday Value® Alaskan Wild Salmon (Red Sockeye or Pink)

$1.00 off any ONE (1) Whole Foods Market™ Brand Cleaning Product

$1.00 off any ONE (1) Box Whole Catch® Alaskan Caught Cod Cakes (Maryland Style, Thai Style or Mediterranean)

50¢ off any ONE (1) 7-oz Bag 365 Everyday Value® Baked Naan Chips (Green Chili Chutney, Tamarind or Tikka Masala)

$1.00 off any ONE (1) Whole Foods Market® GlutenFree Bakehouse™ Angel Food Cake

$1.00 off any TWO (2) VOSS Items

$2.00 off any THREE (3) TastyBite Products (Excluding Spice & Simmer Sauces)

$1.00 off any TWO (2) So Delicious Dairy Free Products

$3.00 off any ONE (1) Bottle of SmartyPants Vitamins

$5.00 off any ONE (1) Renew Life Probiotic, Enzyme, Fiber, or Cleanse Supplement

$1.75 off any TWO (2) Mi-Del Products

$1.00 off any ONE (1) Organic Valley Cheese (6-oz or larger, excluding single serves)

75¢ off any ONE (1) Bag of Lundberg Family Farms Rice Chips

$2.00 off any TWO (2) Lightlife Products

75¢ off any THREE (3) 16-fl.oz Bottles of Honest Tea

$1.00 off any TWO (2) Happy Baby Clearly Crafted Pouches

$3.00 off any ONE (1) Garden of Life RAW Protein or Organic Plant Protein (excluding individual packets)

$1.50 off any TWO (2) Enjoy Life Products (excludes 1.12-oz chocolate bars and 1-oz single-serve products)

$1.00 off any ONE (1) Earth Balance Snack Item

$1.00 off any ONE (1) Canyon Bakehouse Gluten-Free Item

$4.00 off any ONE (1) Avalon Organics Facial Care Product (excluding towelettes and lip balms)

75¢ off any ONE (1) Alexia Item
$1.00 OFF any ONE (1) bag of Alexia Bread @mambosprouts.com


COUPON BOOKS!

Mambo Sprouts Manufacturer's Coupons
http://www.mambosprouts.com/

Mambo Sprouts coupon book store locator.
http://www.mambosprouts.com/coupon-book-finder

Whole Foods App
The Whole Foods App is available in the Android and Apple stores. App coupons do not appear to combine with Whole Deal coupons, though.

You can also find many natural foods coupons at commonkindness.com.

Whole Foods Whole Deal Booklet
Booklets are available in the stores. NOTE: Coupons are only good at Whole Foods, the bar codes do not work at other retailers You should be able to combine one of these with a manufacturer's coupon, but YMMV on that.
Click here [wholefoodsmarket.com] for a selection of printable coupons

Grocery Case Discount

The standard grocery case discount is 10% off purchases of full cases of grocery items.
The discount is intended for items outside of our loose shelf stock, and cases must be in their original case packaging/box to receive the discount. Exceptions may be granted by store management.
The case discount also is available on full bags/boxes/pallets of bulk items 15 lbs and larger, such as produce, rice, and grain.
The case discount is available on special orders.
“Everyday Deal” priced items and “Specials” are not eligible for the case discount.
Please be advised that this policy may be amended in the future, and Whole Foods Market reserves its right to grant exceptions to the foregoing policies in order to further its commitment to extraordinary customer service.
Please consult with a Whole Foods Market team member/employee if you have any questions concerning this policy.

Wine Discount

A 10% discount is available on the purchase of 6 or more bottles of wine, including Specials and Everyday Deals.
This discount applies to any size bottle of wine.
Spirits are not included in the wine discount.
Periodically, Whole Foods Market may offer certain wines at such low prices that the 10% discount will not be available on those wine. The exclusion of such wines from this discount will be indicated by signage where applicable.
Please be advised that this policy may be amended in the future, and Whole Foods Market reserves its right to grant exceptions to the foregoing policy in order to further its commitment to extraordinary customer service.
Please consult with a Whole Foods Market team member/employee if you have any questions concerning this policy.

OTHER

Get your meat marinated LMAO

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on a separate note:

i went to buy some marinated organic chicken, meat counter person said they can't sell pre-marinated organic chicken, because the meat area has non-organic meats, and so once they process the organic meat, it is considered non-organic, even though in reality it is organic.

ahh, good to know.

however, once they give you this disclaimer, if you select a cut of prepackaged organic free range chicken, or organic grass fed beef or what have you, they will happily baste it in the marinade of your choice should you so want. which means while you shop around the store, and then drive home, the meat can marinate and then you can cook it as soon as you get home and put away the other groceries. it's a decent time-saver if you don't mind the brief contact with non-organic meats in the counter area - i figured it's a good option to keep in mind for when one is really crunched for time.

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Yeah I don't know, I've never tried that at Whole Foods! I have some Stonyfield coupons as well, and I didn't even think of that. But I would guess it's gonna be a big YMMV, they still look at me strangely at the local store when I give them their own coupons, ha, so I would guess that they might challenge you on 2 different coupons for the same item

And it really isn't much trouble maintaining the thread, but I appreciate all your nice comments! Smilie Basically, the store is on my walk home from the gym and in a shopping center with a CVS, so I usually stop in anyway. I used to never shop there very much, but I started noticing a few months ago that they started to have much better deals, at least on some items. So it takes only a few minutes, and they usually have some tasty free samples! drool

But it's definitely annoying that they don't put out a conventional circular like most other supermarkets. Maybe if business stays bad enough, they will start doing it!
I was going to add that, it was the first time I used coupons there and the cashier had to call over the supervisor twice... very silly!

Cool, well, I do just like to let people know they are appreciated as often as is true! Wink

Oh, speaking of samples...they had some strange purple corn juice.it scared me!! I made myself try it. ewe!! Yucky!
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I started shopping at whole foods recently. I only went in because of a $20 gift card someone sent me, and only for eggs, but they have some nice stuff there!

Their soups are delicious.

And we tried a soy lo mein or something like that sample, it was extremely tasty! I have never eaten soy stuff in my life, but I will now!
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Just a thought for a healthy, reasonable lunch at Whole Foods...

I used to always get their soup for lunch at $2.29 a cup, but when they increased the price to $2.99 and the selection/quality of the soups went down, I stopped getting it. Now I often get a piece of rotisserie chicken and a salad.

In the rotisserie chicken warmer, the store near where I work offers individual leg quarters seasoned with lemon pepper or herbs or plain. The prices vary from $1.50 to $2.00. I also get a little side salad from the salad bar with baby spinach, shredded carrorts, shredded zuchinni and a little balsamic dressing for about $1 to $1.50. There salad bar is $7.99/lb, so I try to go for the stuff that is lightest in weight and healthiest (no mayo laden cold salads).

Total:
1.80 Chicken
1.10 Salad
.20 Whole Grain crackers (near the soup bar)
= $3.10 plus tax
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Just a thought for a healthy, reasonable lunch at Whole Foods...

I used to always get their soup for lunch at $2.29 a cup, but when they increased the price to $2.99 and the selection/quality of the soups went down, I stopped getting it. Now I often get a piece of rotisserie chicken and a salad.

In the rotisserie chicken warmer, the store near where I work offers individual leg quarters seasoned with lemon pepper or herbs or plain. The prices vary from $1.50 to $2.00. I also get a little side salad from the salad bar with baby spinach, shredded carrorts, shredded zuchinni and a little balsamic dressing for about $1 to $1.50. There salad bar is $7.99/lb, so I try to go for the stuff that is lightest in weight and healthiest (no mayo laden cold salads).

Total:
1.80 Chicken
1.10 Salad
.20 Whole Grain crackers (near the soup bar)
= $3.10 plus tax
I agree w/you on the heavy salad stuff...plus it's kinda gross to me anyway, regardless of $$.

If I understand your post properly though, that's ONLY 2 OUNCES of salad (for easy math roughly $8 pound, 16 ounces in a pound = .50/ounce). If it works for you that's good. But it ain't gonna work for husband nor me.

BTW - if you have a BajaFresh nearby, black bean & rice platter for ~1.60 + $1.00 for grilled veggies, all you want fresh salsas + comp corn chips. Fills hubby up, it's more than I can eat + they have receipt coupon survey for $2 off if you spend $5.00
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Oh, speaking of samples...they had some strange purple corn juice.it scared me!! I made myself try it. ewe!! Yucky!
Yeah I've definitely had some strange stuff there, but I hit the jackpot the other day. They had a large sample bowl of chocolate covered cherries(normally $15/lb!), which were almost the size of ping pong balls. woot Those were really good....drool Too bad that I didn't see the "one sample per person" sign! Wink I mean, too bad for the people who got there after me!

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There salad bar is $7.99/lb, so I try to go for the stuff that is lightest in weight and healthiest (no mayo laden cold salads).
One thing to keep in mind is that the cold salads are actually less expensive in the refrigerated case or even at the deli counter. For example, cole slaw is 3.99/lb, the exact same cole slaw is 7.99/lb as part of the salad bar! Potato salad etc is also cheaper, in fact, as part of one of summer madness sales, they had 2 lb containers of it on sale for 1.99.

BTW, it was too big a container for me, but the family size "mac + cheese" on sale this week is actually 4 lbs! So that's actually not that bad a deal for 6.99. Although I've had it before, it's more like a homemade product than a commercial one--it doesn't have the intense flavor that the packaged or Stouffer's does. They usually have it at the hotbar(ha at 7.99/lb), so you could always sneak a 'sample' to see if you like it, ha.

Oh also, I'd definitely stock up on the real deal booklets. The cover is dated through 9/30, so no guarantee they will keep them out after that date, but the coupons are good until 10/31 or even 12/31. And I've been able to use the coupons at Shaws without any problems. Unfortunately, they raised the Clif Kids bars to .69 at Whole Foods(so .19 after coupon), but they are 3/$2 at Shaws and the coupon doubles to .66(won't give you overage) but it is free after coupon.

No weekend 'madness' sale this weekend...Mad
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Yeah I've definitely had some strange stuff there, but I hit the jackpot the other day. They had a large sample bowl of chocolate covered cherries(normally $15/lb!), which were almost the size of ping pong balls. woot Those were really good....drool Too bad that I didn't see the "one sample per person" sign! Wink I mean, too bad for the people who got there after me!
Wow, those sound out of this world!!!!!!!!!! OMG


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Unfortunately, they raised the Clif Kids bars to .69 at Whole Foods(so .19 after coupon), but they are 3/$2 at Shaws and the coupon doubles to .66(won't give you overage) but it is free after coupon.
Where are they located at Shaws? I haven't seen them in the Organic Bar Section yet.....
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Oh also, I'd definitely stock up on the real deal booklets. The cover is dated through 9/30, so no guarantee they will keep them out after that date, but the coupons are good until 10/31 or even 12/31. And I've been able to use the coupons at Shaws without any problems. Unfortunately, they raised the Clif Kids bars to .69 at Whole Foods(so .19 after coupon), but they are 3/$2 at Shaws and the coupon doubles to .66(won't give you overage) but it is free after coupon.
I've also been able to find the Kids Cliff Bars at Krogers for .50 cents
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Wow, those sound out of this world!!!!!!!!!! OMG




Where are they located at Shaws? I haven't seen them in the Organic Bar Section yet.....
I guess it depends on the store, the Shaws at Prudential has 3 different kinds, but they were with the rest of the organic bars. They were on a different shelf than the other Clif bars, maybe because they are 'kids'? But they were definitely in the same section.

There's also a .50 coupon on the chocolate dipped Mojo ones, but while Shaw's has the regular Mojo ones, I haven't seen any chocolate dipped ones there.

BTW, waaaaaaaay off topic, but if you want free movie tickets, American Eagle is rerunning the try on a pair of jeans and get a free ticket promo. There are both AMC and Regal tickets, the AMC ones are only good for a few weeks, but the Regal ones are good until mid October. There's a thread about this over in the Freebie forum.

http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?sduid=151368&t=911905
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I guess it depends on the store, the Shaws at Prudential has 3 different kinds, but they were with the rest of the organic bars. They were on a different shelf than the other Clif bars, maybe because they are 'kids'? But they were definitely in the same section.

There's also a .50 coupon on the chocolate dipped Mojo ones, but while Shaw's has the regular Mojo ones, I haven't seen any chocolate dipped ones there.

BTW, waaaaaaaay off topic, but if you want free movie tickets, American Eagle is rerunning the try on a pair of jeans and get a free ticket promo. There are both AMC and Regal tickets, the AMC ones are only good for a few weeks, but the Regal ones are good until mid October. There's a thread about this over in the Freebie forum.

http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?sduid=151368&t=911905
Thanks for the tips, I'll have to look around better.. now that I have all those coupons! That was the best part of my trip to Whole Foods last weekend! Beautiful too because it is right across the street from the Shaws I go to!

Nice deal! Thanks for sharing! Can't beat free movie tickets for a few minutes time! *Actually afterthought we don't have AMC or Regal.. I will have to check out the details in the thread
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I guess it depends on the store, the Shaws at Prudential has 3 different kinds, but they were with the rest of the organic bars. They were on a different shelf than the other Clif bars, maybe because they are 'kids'? But they were definitely in the same section.
http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?sduid=151368&t=911905
Wait, you shop at the Shaw's at Prudential! The Whole Foods I get my lunch at is the one at Symphony at Westland Ave. I'm the one in there with a handful of coupons!
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I was just looking at my receipt, I actually think the Stonyfield deal is better than I thought. The cashier scanned the coupon and it took off .99, which is the regular price. So it was actually 2 for .51! Also, I don't think the Fat Free is on sale, it's the Low Fat, and Whole Milk ones.

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Nice deal! Thanks for sharing! Can't beat free movie tickets for a few minutes time! *Actually afterthought we don't have AMC or Regal.. I will have to check out the details in the thread
Yeah American Eagle did it last year I think or maybe the year before. What it's really good for is that, as you know, a lot of movie chains are located near or even attached to malls and virtually every mall in the solar system has an American Eaglelaugh out loud . So if you were going to go to the movies anyway, just pop in to the American Eagle store beforehand, and woohoo free tickets. I must have done that 3 or 4 times when they did the promo last time.

But I think it's just those 2 chains. Probably the best thing to do if you're interested is to call the nearest store, and ask if they are participating and if so, which chain(s) they are passing out tickets for. Last year(or whenever) the tickets went pretty quickly(within a few days or a week iirc), so it's probably worth it to call ahead regardless.

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Wait, you shop at the Shaw's at Prudential! The Whole Foods I get my lunch at is the one at Symphony at Westland Ave. I'm the one in there with a handful of coupons!
That's funny, I shop at the Whole Foods at Charles River Park! And I'm probably one of the few people who uses coupons there as well, ha. They probably have our pictures tacked up behind the service deskLMAO .
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BTW, as it turns out the Mambo Sprouts .50 off Clif Mojo coupon is good on either the regular or the dipped(it actually says that on the coupon, I just didn't read it that closely!).

Shaw's has the regular Mojo bars on sale this week for $1---so they are free after coupon at Shaw's! The coupon scanned without a problem.
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BTW, as it turns out the Mambo Sprouts .50 off Clif Mojo coupon is good on either the regular or the dipped(it actually says that on the coupon, I just didn't read it that closely!).

Shaw's has the regular Mojo bars on sale this week for $1---so they are free after coupon at Shaw's! The coupon scanned without a problem.
Great news!!! Thanks a bunch! I will def. pick up some this week!!
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And finally, there is a .50 off Clif Nectar coupon--these are on sale for 1.25, so .25 AC at Shaw's. These are also good on the Nectar Cacao bars--the dark chocolate raspberry well worth the .25 imo!

So, to summarize

Clif Bars on sale at Shaw's this week:

Clif Kids 3/$2--use .50 Mambo coupon, free after doubling
Clif Mojo $1--use .50 Mambo coupon, free after doubling
Clif Nectar $1.25--use .50 Mambo coupon, .25 after doubling
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And finally, there is a .50 off Clif Nectar coupon--these are on sale for 1.25, so .25 AC at Shaw's. These are also good on the Nectar Cacao bars--the dark chocolate raspberry well worth the .25 imo!

So, to summarize

Clif Bars on sale at Shaw's this week:

Clif Kids 3/$2--use .50 Mambo coupon, free after doubling
Clif Mojo $1--use .50 Mambo coupon, free after doubling
Clif Nectar $1.25--use .50 Mambo coupon, .25 after doubling
Thanks, I have all those Qs, in the Shaw's section on my coupon holder! Thanks for the info and summary! The nectar bar sounds good, have you tried that one?
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