Three steps to save on organics

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MEMPHIS, Tenn.--  Who says eating healthier has to equal a hefty grocery bill?

Check out these three easy ways to save on organic foods!

A health scare led Renee Hovelsrub to change her diet a few years ago and she's committed to eating organic foods.

Consumers who want to add more organics to their daily diet now have more options than ever.

In addition to stores like Whole Foods, retailers like Kroger, Walmart, and even Aldi have expanded organic offerings.

"There are many alternatives, online, meat, local farmers," Hovelsrub said.

While most organic shoppers make the transition as a conscious lifestyle change despite the higher costs, there are some ways to save.

#1 - Shop by What's on Sale

WREG scoured the stores and weekly ads for organics with lower prices and found plenty of fresh veggies on sale.

Organic beets at Whole Foods were $0.99 per pound.

The same for the organic kale, cabbage and carrots at Kroger that week.

The key is to shop for what's in season and you'll always find better prices on produce.

Hovelsrub said, "I live my life sort of that way, eating in season."

 #2 - Search for Coupons

Contrary to popular belief, coupons aren't just for junk food.

Most stores offer their own coupons for organics and so do product makers.

For example, we found an organic, buttery like spread that runs $3.99 a tub.  Stacking a store and manufacturer's coupon, drops the price to only $.99.

We also found some organic broth on sale for $2.50, but a dollar off coupon knocks that down to $1.50, which is a savings of almost $3.00 on the original price.

All we did to find those deals was search the internet using the the name of the grocery store along with the words "coupon match-up."

#3-Look for store brands

Nearly every store these days has its own brand of organics and the prices are usually pretty competitive.

Following just these few, savvy shopping moves could mean adding more organics to your grocery cart and diet, without adding quite as much to your bill.

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