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Thursday thoughts 5-13: Finding coupons for organic products

Posted May 12, 2010 11:21 p.m. EDT

Do you like to buy organic products but can never seem to find coupons for your favorite brands? Although not as common as those for non-organic items, there are coupons for organics out there. You may need to be a little more creative in your search, but with a little effort, you can lower the cost of these traditionally high priced goods. Recently, there have been coupons for organic products including milk, soy milk, cheese, yogurt, pasta, rice, cereal, peanut butter, granola bars, soaps and much more. Following are some tips and resources for finding coupons for organic products.

Print out your savings: There are many manufacturers who offer printable organic coupons through their websites or through coupon printing sites including www.coupons.com. Although there are not always coupons available at these sites all the time, if you sign up for their newsletters, many will e-mail coupons on a regular basis. Check out the links in the box to find coupons and sign up for newsletters for the most popular organic companies including Cascadian Farms, Earth’s Best, Hain, Horizon, Kiss My Face, Muir Glen, Organic Valley and more.

Check in stores: Stores including Whole Foods offer coupon booklets in-store. Make sure you ask at customer service if any are available.

Call the company: Contact the manufacturers of your favorite organic products directly at their 1-800 numbers or through their online customer comment sections to request coupons. Let them know you love their products and would really appreciate any coupons they could send.

Look in Sunday coupons: Some manufacturers are now offering coupons for their products in the Sunday paper. Make sure you take a look through the inserts before giving them to another couponing friend or neighbor to use.

Online organic deal sites: Check out online organic deal sites like http://www.organicgrocerydeals.com/forums/. You will find information about deals and new organic coupons at many of the organic stores like Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and Earthfare.

If you use organics, it’s worth your time to find some coupons to offset their higher cost. Don’t forget that many stores now have store brand organics as well. As I always say, it’s your money, spend it wisely!