Low Cost Produce: Cheap Fruits & Veggies with Coupons and Discounts

I know I’m a huge nerd, but getting a great deal on something makes me really happy (especially if it’s food!). Today, I got a great deal on a whole pile of fruits and veggies, and I am so proud I just had to share; with the perfect storm of weekly store discounts & coupons I was able to score all of the produce in the photo above for about $12. Here’s a list:

  • Container of strawberries – $2.50
  • Avocado – $1
  • Container of cherry tomatoes – $3
  • Bunch of kale – $1
  • Container of “Baby Spring Mix” salad – $2.25 (with $0.75 coupon)
  • Bunch of Broccoli – $0.61
  • 2 bags of snack-ready carrots – $2.25 (with $0.75 coupon)
  • Fuji apple – $0.65
  • 2 Granny Smith apples – $1.49
  • Small onionĀ  – $0.43

Add in a “$3 off $15 worth of produce” coupon, and the total for my cornucopious score is only $12.18. I am really starting to get the hang of including coupons in my shopping routine, and it’s awesome! The 3 coupons I used today all landed in my mailbox over the last month just because I have the store’s loyalty card.

I’ve saved additional money over the past few months by grabbing coupons from coupons.com, from the coupon printer at the checkout, and off the shelf while walking down the aisle of the store. I know I’m not putting the full effort into it yet, but I think I’ve got a good start; most importantly, I am not buying things that I don’t normally buy, just spotting coupons and discounted prices for my normal purchases.

As the wind and snow blow outside, the onion and kale will be used in a nice pot of warm, comforting, and healthy chili tonight. The rest of my bounty will help keep me healthily fed throughout the week.

What’s the last great deal you grabbed?

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