Let’s face it, coupons for produce just don’t come around that often. In the 2+ years that I’ve been seriously couponing, I’ve seen a good handful of coupons in the Sunday paper for Cuties clementines, two printable coupons for potatoes (which I didn’t need because another brand was cheaper) and one (yes, only one) printable for Vidalia onions (which I also didn’t buy because another brand was cheaper). So in the end, if I only bought produce with coupons, I’m basically stuck with oranges.
Don’t get me wrong, those little Cuties are DELICIOUS, but a gal can only take so many oranges before feeling a little over-acidic herself, ifyouknowwhatImean.
One tip for easy savings is to check for marked-down produce. These are fruits and vegetables that are past their “good-lookin’ prime,” but still very edible. I’ve seen bananas for as low as $0.22/lb, and watermelon, pineapple, cantaloupe and honeydew for less than $0.80/lb – and it was already chopped for me! My buy-now price for produce is $1 per pound, so anything less is great!
Get to know your local grocery stores and where they keep their marked down produce. Check the sections each time your there to see if you can find hidden treasures. I’m not saying stalk the stores, because that would just waste gas and be silly, but make an effort to check if you’re going to be there anyway. I found marked down bananas at Nob Hill over the weekend just by looking around. You never know what kind of savings you’ll uncover!
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