Do you have a Trader Joe’s in your area? They offer a unique selection of groceries at competitive prices.
I love to shop there because I’m always discovering something new.
However, there are a few secrets you need to know before you shop a Trader Joe’s.
#1 – Trader Joe’s claims all it’s products are Non GMO with no artificial colors or flavors or preservatives. However, you won’t find the Non GMO project certification on any of it’s packages.
If you want to know exactly what standards they use when sourcing their products, they have it all spelled out on their company website.
#2 – Trader Joe’s does not offer sales. Ever.
That means you get their lowest price without having to have a loyalty card, a digital app or coupons! This guarantees hassle free shopping every day.
#3 – You can use manufacturer coupons at Trader Joe’s.
While most of the products you find at Trader Joe’s are private label, they do sell brands like Udi’s, Earth Balance, Bob’s Red Mill, and Oregon Chai.
#4 – Trader Joe’s blooms are a bargain!
If you are looking for fresh flowers for an occasion, a gift, or even for everyday, Trader Joe’s has a great selection of in season flowers at incredibly low prices.
At Christmas, the $10 boxwood wreath and $6 poinsettias are a Pinterest lovers dream! 😉
# 5 – Watch the pricing on fruit!
Some of the fruit at Trader Joe’s is priced by the piece – not the pound! Bananas at $0.19 each are a bargain. However, apples are priced by the piece too! This can be confusing for those of us who are used to paying by the pound.
#6 – You can sample ANYTHING!
There is always a sample station set up in the store that samples a feature product.
However, if you want to try ANYTHING in the store before you buy it, all you have to do is ask! A store employee will assist you.
#7 – If you don’t like something, you can take it back.
This is true of anything you buy in the store! If you get home and something you purchased does not meet your expectations, you can return it for a 100% refund!
#8 – Bring your own bags and you could win a free gift card!
When you are checking out, be sure to bring your own bags. Then, ask the cashier for a ticket to enter the weekly drawing.
Fill out your ticket and drop it in the box on the way out, and you could win a free Trader Joe’s gift card!
#9 – Stock up on greeting cards for only $0.99 each!
Trader Joe’s has an excellent selection of beautiful greeting cards for only $0.99 each! I like to have several cards on hand for every occasion so I’m never without a card.
Trader Joe’s offers competitive prices that rival those of Whole Foods. I did the price comparison. And they offer a good selection of healthy snack items I like to buy.
What do you like about shopping Trader Joe’s?