You know the economy is bad when. . .

By Mir
October 15, 2008
Category Groceries

… even Whole Foods starts giving out coupons.

‘Round here, we lovingly refer to Whole Foods as “Whole Paycheck,” so I don’t know that many of you will find this one useful. Still, if you have a store nearby, you can print out this coupon for $5 off your $25 purchase and use it through October 22nd, 2008.

So that should be enough to get you a box of organic, free-range, sugar-free cookies, anyway.


  1. I don’t know if it is all the Whole Foods in world, but the one near us gives military discounts. I know this isn’t a help to everyone, but I think they may offer discount to police and government worker bees too.
    Lesson I learned was it never hurts to ask if you have a community service job if a place gives a discount.

    Now to take my $5 coupon and my discount and splurge on something crazy, like fruit.

  2. Ha! That’s what we call it, too!

    I think that the $5 coupon will only get you ONE cookie, though. And you’d have to buy the chocolate chips separately.

  3. Thanks for this. Was just headed there today or tomorrow. Maybe I can splurge on a muffing or something! An around here they have gotten less expensive than the other natural grocery stores.

  4. The one thing we specifically buy at Whole Foods is olive oil. The 365 brand Extra Virgin Olive Oil is actually a good deal, and tastes really great. There are different kinds, Spanish, Italian, etc., but they’re all good. We do most of our cooking with it. And, I just opened our last bottle, so time to stock up. Thanks!

  5. Thanks for this! I actually find a lot of their 365 brands to be a decent deal, and they do have produce sales. If you buy organic produce at other stores, you are probably used to rarely finding it on sale, and at WF you can find a couple organic veggies on sale.

    Oh, also you can make a lunch or a snack out of all the samples they often have out. Which could save you from dropping $12 on a salad at the buffet like I did last time I was there.

  6. I buy the hormone free milk, and it is actually MUCH cheaper at WF than at regular grocery stores around here. Thanks so muhc for posting this! I’ll use it right away!

  7. Thanks Mir. We follow your advice and go ahead and spend money on high quality food and try to penny-pinch elsewhere. With time constraints, one trip a week to one grocery store is all we can manage so Whole Foods it is! I have to agree with other posters that they have some great sales and as far as organics go, the price is better there especially if you go with the house brand. We buy all organic dairy (Yes, it costs a ton) but it would cost an even bigger ton elsewhere.

  8. Hee hee, there IS a Whole Foods about 30 minutes from here, but I’m saving that as a special treat for when our house is paid off (as it would cost at least half a mortgage payment to shop there).

  9. Actually, I’ve picked up our pumpkins there for halloween, and they were cheaper than Publix. 3 for $13 for regular orange ones and 2 for $13 for the fancy smancy ones. Wish I’d had the coupon when I went Monday!

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