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How to Find Coupons for Organic Food

by Stephanie Nelson

As shoppers become more selective in making healthy choices at the supermarket, many are opting for organic grocery products. The good news for organic shoppers on a budget is that there are a fair amount of coupons available for organic foods.

You can now find more organic food coupons in the Sunday newspaper circulars. You can easily preview the types of coupons available in the free "Grocery Coupon Database" found at couponmom.com. Use the search box at the top of the list to see if coupons for your favorite brands are available. You can also use generic search terms like "organic" or "natural" or "healthy" to find a broader range of products.

You can also seek out the websites of organic food companies to see if they issue coupons directly from their site, by mail, or at retailers' locations. For example, companies like Mambo Sprouts provide coupons to shoppers in two different ways. First, they provide shoppers with a coupon booklet distributed in about 1,000 retail outlets four times a year. Additionally, the booklets are mailed three times a year to 385,000 health, natural, and organic product consumers in the metro and suburban areas of Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore/Washington, D.C., Chicago, Denver/Boulder, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. A special holiday booklet is produced and distributed in Whole Foods Market and Wild Oats during the busy holiday season. Shoppers can also print coupons directly from the Mambo Sprouts website at mambosprouts.com.

You can easily print coupons for dairy products and yogurts from Stonyfield Farms at stonyfield.com. Look for the coupon and promotion sections to find more printable coupons at the sites for Organic Valley, Santa Cruz Organic and Coleman Natural Foods.

Individual health food stores also have printable coupon sites for many natural products. You can print these "health ecoupons" at any natural food store website and use them locally. I found a great coupon section at shopnatureoasis.com, which is actually a health food store in Durango, Colorado. But their coupons are for national brands, so you can use them at any store that carries these products.

I found these easily by doing a search for "organic coupons." Search these terms and more to make sure you are taking advantage of the coupon savings available for your favorite organic products. You should also sign up for the email newsletter or traditional newsletter of your favorite natural and organic food stores. You will receive news of special promotions, coupons, and perhaps educational seminars held at the store, too!

Stephanie Nelson shares her savings tips as a regular contributor on ABCNews.com. You can find more of her savings tips in her book "The Greatest Secrets of the Coupon Mom" and on her website at www.couponmom.com.

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