20 Items You Should Buy at Whole Foods (Because They're the Cheapest There)
Whole Foods might be a little more expensive on certain items, but there are definitely several things you can pick up there that are cheaper than other grocery stores. For example, you can get a lot of great deals with Whole Foods 365 brand. They also issue new in-store coupons every month and you can use regular coupons as well. Plus, they always have weekly specials advertised in a flyer at the front of the store and they have a different discounted item every Friday that you can get a deal on. Some examples of those kinds of deals include gallons of lemonade for only $1, rotisserie chickens for $5, and organic grass fed ground beef for only $4.99 a pound. A couple of things to get a good deal on at Whole Foods are nuts, granola, produce, and natural juices.
Here’s the top 20 items you should pick up at Whole Foods.
1. Organic Milk
Whole Foods’s 365 Everyday Value Brand was priced at $4.99 a gallon, while Safeway’s O Organics brand cost $5.29 a gallon.
2. Organic Chicken Broth
Whole Foods’ house brand for a 32-ounce carton of organic chicken broth costs $1.99, compared to Safeway’s house brand, which $2.59 for the same size carton.
3. Organic Russet Potatoes
Russet potatoes cost $2 a pound at Safeway and $1.49 a pound at Whole Foods.
4. Organic Frozen Vegetables
A 16-ounce bag of 365 Everyday Value frozen green peas costs $1.99 and yellow corn is $1.79. Over at Safeway, the same size bag of Organic frozen corn or peas is $2.79.
5. Organic Pasta Sauce
365 Everyday Value pasta sauce is $2.29, compared to Safeway’s O Organics version, which is $2.79 for the same size jar.
6. Elbow Macaroni
A 16-ounce bag of Safeway Kitchens macaroni sells for $1.29. The same size bag at Whole Foods—from its 365 brand—costs 99 cents.
7. Organic Coconut Oil
Whole Foods offers a house-brand jar at $5.99 for 14 ounces. Safeway charges $8.39 for Spectrum-brand jar of the same size and does not offer a house brand version.
8. Cream Cheese
An 8-ounce package of 365 Everyday Value cream cheese is $1.69, compared to $1.79 for Safeway’s house brand.
9. Meatless Frozen Foods
Whole Foods’ meatless soy burgers and chickenless nuggets are cheaper than their counterparts at Safeway.
10. Seeds, Like Pumpkin Seeds, Sesame Seeds, and Flax Seeds
You can get these items in bulk for cheaper at Whole Foods than any other place, even online when you consider shipping.
11. Dry Beans
Purchased in bulk for only $1.69 per pound.
12. Roasted Whole Nuts
Almonds and cashews cost almost twice as much at Safeway.
13. Cereal Bars
House brand cereal bars are roughly four cents more expensive per bar at Safeway.
14. Peanut Butter
A 20-ounce jar of house-brand peanut butter is 20 cents cheaper at Whole Foods.
15. EnviroKidz Cereals
The same size boxes cost $2.99 at Whole Foods and $3.79 at Safeway.
16. Organic Condiments
Organic yellow mustard costs 18 cents per ounce at Whole Foods and 22 cents per ounce at Safeway. Organic ketchup is also more expensive at Safeway, where it sells for $2.29 for 20 ounces versus $2 for 24 ounces at Whole Foods.
17. Imagine Soups and Broths
Pick up a carton of soup or broth for only $2.99 and use a coupon for $1 off to get it even cheaper, making it $1.99.
A 16-ounce bag of 365 Everyday Value brand pretzels costs $1.89 at Whole Foods, while Safeway’s Snack Artist brand costs $2.49 for a 13-ounce bag.
19. Energy bars
Larabars sell for $1.50 each at Safeway and $1.29 a bar at Whole Foods. Kind bars are also more expensive at Safeway. Safeway sells them for $1.67 each if you buy three, and Whole Foods sells them for $1.49 each.
20. Zevia and 365 Natural Soda
Whole Foods has Zevia 6-pack’s of can’s for only $3.50, or get the 365 brand of natural soda even cheaper. The 365 brand also comes in a 2-liter for only $1.
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