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Tue, 08-14-2012 - 1:46pm
I could use some help on saving $ on gluten free foods any ideas???
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Registered: 05-15-2009
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Tue, 08-14-2012 - 2:11pm
Oh, I know how expensive gluten-free foods can be. One good thing is a lot of major brands are starting to carry gluten-free versions. If a gluten-free version of a product exists, you can usually use the coupons for the regular product to get the same discount.

I don't know if you have a Trader Joe's or Whole Foods store near you (I don't, but I always check out their sales when I happen across one), but they do run sales on gluten-free products. If you find a good sale, stock up on your favorites.

You could also try to eat foods that are naturally gluten-free. Fresh fruits, veggies, meats, eggs, etc. I've heard of some people making their own gluten-free snacks and breads. I make my own bread, and it's really easy to premake "loafs" with the dry ingredients and then add the wet ingredients later when I'm ready to actually do the baking. You could do this with lots of other homemade things too (muffin mix, pancake mix, etc.).

You might also want to check out local co-ops. It's possible there's a group near you that buys gluten-free in bulk.

I hope this helps!

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Registered: 07-25-2007
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Tue, 08-14-2012 - 2:11pm

I know Whole Foods offers a discount if you buy by the shipping box. I buy our pb that way. It might be worth it to talk to your store's customer service and see if they offer a bulk discount.

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Registered: 02-18-2003
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Tue, 08-14-2012 - 9:12pm
I found calling the companies works well for getting coupons to save some money on allergy free foods

good luck
Becky