One of the hardest things about starting to eat healthier is that a lot of the produce and healthier foods come with a much higher price tag and rarely have coupons. I’m happy that a few more of the Organic and Produce companies are starting to release coupons now and again.
One of the ways to save on produce is to eat What’s in Season. Over the Spring/Summer months, I post things to look for that you might be able to find seasonal savings on. It’s a little tougher to find as many savings in the winter months, though. Just keep watching for produce “loss leaders,” which are items that the stores drop to a lower price to entice you into the store, with the hope that you’ll buy more things.
I wanted to encourage my readers to eat a little healthier and am sponsoring this giveaway so that two lucky readers that win this giveaway will be able to pick a $25 Grocery Store Gift Card of their choice-the only catch is that they’ll have to buy healthier foods with it!
Even after spending several years trying to focus on buying from farmers, choosing Organic and eating healthier, it can still be hard for me to pay the higher prices. As a veteran couponer, I know how easy it is to get so much food for cheap or even free. I just keep reminding myself that in the long-run, it’s the best thing for our health. I’m glad that when I tell the kids that they can pick any one item in the store that they always choose some type of fruit. And when I stop and think that I could pay $3 for blueberries or $3+ on a bag of greasy potato chips, I’m happy to dish out the money for those blueberries.
I’m hoping that over the course of this month that you will all accept a challenge to do what you can to buy most of your foods in the outer aisles of your grocery stores. Those are where most of your healthier foods are and most of the processed foods tend to be in the middle aisles.
Remember, you can’t win $25 in healthy foods at a grocery store of your choice if you don’t enter!
HERE’S HOW TO ENTER:
NOTE: Beneath this posting is the word “Comments.” This is where you’ll put your entries. Only entries on this posting will be counted.
1) To enter the giveaway, leave me a comment letting me know what healthier foods would you buy with a $25 gift card if you won?
After that, here are other ways to enter: (Please, make sure that you submit extra comments if you do these.)
2) “Like” Coupon Geek on Facebook or Follow me on Twitter and leave a separate comment letting me know you have done this. If you are already following , thank you and make sure you leave a 2nd comment letting me know.
3) Subscribe to my email newsletter or RSS Feed and leave a separate comment letting me know you have done this. If you are already subscribed, thank you and make sure you leave a 3rd comment letting me know.
4) Blog, Tweet or Share on Facebook about the giveaway. Make sure you come back and leave a separate extra comment letting me know that you’ve done this.
Entry is open to US residents only through 11:59PM CST on Saturday, February 11, 2012. There is a total of four entries allowed per person. Winner will be chosen using a giveaway service and contacted by email. If you’re the winner, you’ll have only 48 hours to respond or an alternate will be chosen.
Good luck to all of you who enter!
This giveaway is sponsored solely by Coupon Geek as a way to encourage my readers to make healthier food choices whenever possible.
Important Note: All comments are moderated so there will be a delay from when you post your comment until it’s visible under the giveaway.