Friday, September 28, 2012

Budget Cooking and a Tour of Whole Foods Market

Awesome insulated bag I received at the tour full of great information!
The title of this post may be confusing to some.  How can budget cooking and Whole (aka Whole Paycheck) Foods Market  be together?  Well my friends, I recently learned some tips to make that possible.

This post has been a long time in the making.  OK, technically what I have wanted to write/do has been bouncing around in my brain for weeks and the actual writing and doing has taken place over the last few days, but I wanted to write a post focused on budget cooking for awhile so let’s pretend it’s been a long arduous process, K?  There are a lot of blogs out there devote to being frugal, using coupons and shopping for deals.  A LOT.  But it was perfect timing that a couple weeks ago my local Whole Foods posted on Facebook that they were offering a tour on how to value shop in their store.  I immediately responded and made a reservation to attend.  It was going to conflict with the soccer (such is how it goes in my life), but I was determined to go see what they had to say because in an effort to do my grocery shopping on a tighter budget, I had not been to Whole Foods for any shopping in a couple of months.  I took notes on my phone notepad hoping the team members giving the tour didn’t think I was texting someone the entire time.  The notes really helped me to remember important tips so I can plan future shopping trips and I wanted to share with you my notes.