How To Save Money on Healthy Items
Let's face it...living a healthy lifestyle can put a dent in the bank account.
Manufacturers know that those who want to eat organic, pasture raised, grass fed, Non-GMO stuff and use non-toxic, chemical free, fragrance free skin care products will pay the price for it.
It also costs them more to produce this good stuff for us! I am a super frugal person and have figured out some ways to save some gluten free dough <--- ha ha see what I did there :)
Seriously, take a look at my money saving tips below and if it seems overwhelming, use one resource at a time!
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Amazon - What can't you get on Amazon?! Most of the time, Amazon has better pricing than stores or other websites. If you order frequently from Amazon, I suggest getting Amazon Prime. It is $119 per year, but there are so manybenefits with your Prime membership: free two day delivery (sometimes even same day) on most items, stream music, discounts on video games, free kindle books, movies and TV shows, photo storage, discounts on diapers and items off a baby registry and more. Then if you set up Subscribe & Save on items you buy most frequently, you'll save 5-15% more. I'm not gonna lie...I have the amazon app and I do a lot of my shopping on Amazon. Some of my regular purchases are my fave protein bar, what I use for sweetener, and my go to whole foods vitamins.
Costco - Costco is starting to sell a lot of awesome items finally! Healthy items I've seen at my local Costco are pasture-raised eggs and chicken breasts, organic frozen fruit and fresh produce, organic unsweetened vanilla almond milk, organic coconut water...just to name a few. The prices can't be beat...the eggs come in cases of 18 and they run about $6.99 and the organic almond milk comes in a case with 6 boxes of milk and is less than $8. The items available vary from Costco to Costco, but it's worth checking out.
ButcherBox - I'm new to ButcherBox and I'm absolutely loving it! With a ButcherBox subscription, you get meat! :) You pick the type of meat you get...beef, chicken or pork and if you want a mixture of beef and chicken, beef and pork, all of the above, etc. It's $129 per box, but all the meat is pasture raised, grass fed/grass finished, no hormone, no antibiotic and delivered directly to your door! It's a really good amount of meat in each box too! In my first box, we received multiple types of steaks, ground beef, bacon, pork chops and pork loin. You can also choose how often you want your box delivered to you.
Then there are phone apps that you can earn money back from:
Apps with fewest returns on healthy items are Checkout 51 and Ibotta. Although Ibotta can be used for rebates on retail and sites like Groupon too. Both deposit money to PayPal, Venmo, or a gift card once you reach $20.
The only app I've seen and used with rebates on healthy items is BerryCart.
I also use Receipt Hog. In this app, you take snap shots of any receipt and get points. Once you get to a certain amount of points, you get cash!
Websites with coupons on healthy items:
My favorite website to use to look up coupons on healthy items is www.allnaturalsavings.com. They show you store coupons matched with sales, then give you links to print coupons. It's an awesome resource!
Finally, there's meal planning! Meal planning saves so much time and money! Read more about it on my post. I use RealPlans as my meal planning service. It's super cheap, you can customize it to your specific dietaryneeds or likes. They'll send you weekly meal plans for all meals with recipes and shopping list. Then download their app and take it to the store with you!
I LOVE my essential oils! I consider them a must have tool in my wellness toolbox. Good quality essential oils can be a little pricey, depending on the specific oil. My fave brand offers a wholesale membership where you get 25% off ALL of their products (essential oils, supplements, skin care, baby items, weight loss products and more). If you find essential oils intimidating, I offer a free 30 minute video that covers the must know basics that you can get instantly to your inbox here.
Those are my fave hacks! Share your favorite money saving hack in the comments :)
Peace, love and wellbeing -