8 Tips and Tricks To Make the Most of Your Next Whole Foods Trip

Get ready to save some money!

Depending on when you shop at Whole Foods, it can be heaven on earth or an absolute zoo. That's why it's good to know the best times to shop so you can avoid the madness and take advantage of the best deals.

There's also a big misconception that the Texas-based chain can be pricier than other grocery stores out there, but just like with any shopping experience, there's always opportunities to save money. Shopping in the middle of the week and buying in bulk are just two ways to get deeper discounts on your grocery haul. Another great thing about Whole Foods is the friendly and helpful staff. Don't be afraid to ask a team member for help—they're always happy to assist.

Keep reading for more ways on how you can improve your next trip to Whole Foods by making it less stressful and less expensive.

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Download the Whole Foods app

It pays to be an Amazon Prime member for many reasons, but did you know that Prime members can save an additional 10 percent on Whole Foods weekly deals? Use the Whole Foods app to place an order for pick-up or delivery, so you can see what's on sale that week. If you're shopping in-store, don't forget to show the cashier your scan code for extra savings.

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Get fresh seafood how you want it

Whole Foods has a beautiful selection of fresh fish and seafood, and it can be customized based on your preference. If you don't want to get your hands dirty, you can kindly ask the fishmonger to debone a piece of fish, crack crab legs, or peel shrimp for you at no extra charge.

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Shop on Wednesdays for extra savings

If you're able to do your shopping in the middle of the week, you might be able to save big. Whole Foods refreshes all of its sales on Wednesdays, so if you do your grocery shopping that day, you'll have first pick of all those new deals.

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Grab the Whole Foods deal book

Check out the weekly deals in the Whole Foods deal book. It's usually available in the front of the store or at the customer service desk. You can find discounts from Whole Foods' private label, 365, as well as various manufacturers' coupons.

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Ask for a sample

Not sure if you want to buy that fancy cheese? No problem! You can sample almost any product in the store before you buy it. Just make sure you ask a team member before opening a bag of nuts or munching on a handful of grapes. They will be happy to help you!

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Buy in bulk

Did you know that you can purchase certain products in bulk? If your family loves a certain brand, you may be able to order a case and save up to 10 percent. Just call your local Whole Foods and ask if they can order it for you.

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Don't be afraid to cut the cheese

There are countless cheeses to choose from, but luckily a team member can help guide you so you can create a perfect charcuterie board. You can also ask them to cut the exact amount of cheese that you need so you don't wind up buying something too big or expensive.

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Avoid shopping in the middle of the day

If you're looking for a relaxing and peaceful shopping trip, it's a good idea to head to Whole Foods in the morning. Many people head to the store in the middle of the day during their break or to pick up lunch. If you want the best selection of everything while avoiding the mayhem, try to get to the store before 11 a.m. local time.

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