Great Grocery Deals! 11/10/13

Great Grocery Deals

Saturday evening I was working on my monthly order with Azure Standard. If you have a route in your area, and you like to purchase “whole food” or “real food” type items, you really should check them out. I think you have to create an account in order to see their prices, but they really do have great grocery deals. They brought a route to my area of the country early last year, and I’ve been so glad that they did! They’re opening up more routes all the time, so if there isn’t one near you, contact the company and tell them you’re interested. Maybe they’ll bring one your direction soon!

When I’m shopping with Azure, I like to comparison shop with Amazon and with Vitacost. While Azure has GREAT prices, I do sometimes find lower prices at one of these other places, so I usually check to see.  I already order quite a few grocery-type things from Amazon, but recently I discovered a couple of new items that are great deals and I wanted to share!

Great Grocery Deal: Almond Butter

Barney Almond Butter Great Deal on Groceries

Did you know there’s an almond butter shortage? Until recently, the absolutely best deal on almond butter was at Trader Joe’s, but as a result of the shortage, even Trader Joe’s is struggling to keep it on the shelves. Prices for almond butter have really gone up everywhere and it can be difficult to find at all.  I noticed about a week ago that Amazon’s Subscribe and Save program carries a brand called Barney Butter. It’s a roasted almond butter, not a raw butter, but we like to keep roasted around to make sandwiches, especially when we need to take lunch somewhere that’s not peanut-friendly (we don’t have peanut allergies ourselves). There are three scenarios for ordering from Amazon:

  1. Just order it once: The 3-pack of Barney Butter Almond Butter is regularly $26.97, or $8.99 for a 16 oz jar, which isn’t too bad these days for almond butter.
  2. Order the 3-pack via the Subscribe and Save Program: You’ll get a 5% discount for subscribing (set your delivery increment at anywhere from 1 to 6 months and cancel at anytime), which brings the price down to $25.62, or $8.54 for a 16 oz jar.
  3. Order the 3-pack via the Subscribe and Save Program, along with 4 other items: When you have 5 items shipping to you in a single month in Amazon’s subscribe and save program, you get an extra 20% discount on all of the items that you order. That brings the price down to $21.58, or $7.19 for a 16 oz jar, and that’s a GREAT deal!

Nut Thins Amazon Subscribe and SaveGreat Grocery Deal: Nut Thins

A friend who also has celiac introduced us to these gluten free crackers. They’re delicious, but like most gluten free things, can be kind of pricey at the grocery store. This evening, I was trying to see if I could find a better deal at Azure, Amazon, or Vitacost and discovered that these are also part of Amazon’s Subscribe and Save Program.  Again, that means there are three scenarios for ordering from Amazon:

  1. Just order in once: The 12-pack of crackers is regularly $26.51, or $2.21 per box. That’s actually not a bad price compared to the grocery store
  2. Order the 12-pack via the Subscribe and Save Program: You’ll get a 5% discount for subscribing (set your delivery increment at anywhere from 1 to 6 months and cancel at anytime), which brings the price down to $25.18, or $2.10 per box.
  3. Order the 12-pack via the Subscribe and Save Program, along with 4 other items: When you have 5 items shipping to you in a single month in Amazon’s subscribe and save program, you get an extra 20% discount on all of the items that you order. That brings the price down to $21.21, or $1.77 per box, and that’s a GREAT deal!

I love Amazon’s Subscribe and Save program! I order from them pretty much every month, so it’s usually not difficult for me to find 5 items to order from them in total.  You can see some of the other items that I order from them here. I especially love that you can order something as small as this and it still counts toward your five items and your 20% discount!

What about you? Found any great deals on groceries lately? If so, please share!

Photo of grocery carts source: Code Poet, Creative Commons License

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