Your favorite grocery store is now open!

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The day is finally here! Sprouts in Philly is now open, every day from 7am-10pm. Check out more about Sprouts in my last two posts here and here (what Sprouts is all about and how to $ave the most money when you shop!)

I also have to mention that I went to Expo East (a large tradeshow for natural foods) last weekend and every brand I hadn’t heard of yet, but was super interested in, told me they are in Sprouts! HOW ABOUT THAT.

Now, I had the opportunity to check out the store before they opened, yesterday. Being among the first to walk into a new building is really amazing. In addition to the obvious benefits, like seeing everything first, I’m also a weirdo and love how clean and pristine and less germy new places are (why I needed to renovate our current home - so I could be the first in my kitchen aka no outstanding crumbs, and the first to use toilets…).

A few of us Philly health-people got to see a cooking demo using Sprouts products, and have a tour around the store. Like I said before, it kind of reminds me of a farmer’s market because the products are just so … abundant, and open, and fresh! Yet, you still get the benefits of having a complete grocery store, with bath and body and packaged goods as well.

(also, the building is stunning in itself)

Here are my favorite things / products / moments from the store:

The bulk section. I am so excited to be able to literally buy a tsp of something if that’s all I need. They have over 300 items in bulk including nuts, seeds, and spices.

The produce is CHEAPER than I am used to. I bought massive blueberries the size of grapes and I’m so excited to share them with the kids.

Speaking of - they have a kids section with food, diapers, wipes - and the brands I like too - like Earth’s Best, Honest and Little Duck. I picked up some quinoa crackers that looked interesting for PJ.

The frozen section rivals Trader Joe’s. Except it is way better. I picked up two Caulipower pizzas (margherita and vegetable). (They also have a few plain gluten-free crusts that looked interesting) I also got gluten-free waffles made from cassava flour (fun!) and chicken tenders for Carmen. Also, this is like…an entire section of cauliflower rice and other veggie noodles.

Oh wow - look at those crab legs. Their meat and seafood department is abundant! And the meat is never frozen - always fresh. They have an entire section for cheese, prepared foods, and rotisserie chickens are $6.99.

They also have almond milk, oat milk and a cooler made just for fermented foods. Also around this area, I found a better-for-you snickers bar and mounds bar. Had to get.

They have a massive pumpkin display outside. I asked if they will be locked away at night and was told “no”. I am curious to see how many are left in the days to come. Lol

Look at this supplement aisle. I am pretty sure anything you need can be found here. You can also ask an associate to crack open ANY of these to see them or try them. Wild.

Key things to remember, if I have explained anything well over the last 3 weeks:

  1. Read my past posts here and here for full run-downs on what to expect and how to save money

  2. Be sure to download the Sprouts app for exclusive mobile coupons and to see what’s on sale each week.  

  3. If you are ever curious about a product - the team at Sprouts is trained to be top-notch to help you find what you need (like, they are actually interested) - and you can even sample products right on the spot!

  4. This is not just a raw, or gluten-free, or vegan store - they offer a FULL grocery store for all of your needs, no matter your diet (including The Butcher Shop, The Fish Market, a full-service deli with convenient and high-quality prepared foods, bulk foods where you can purchase as little as you need or as much as you want, an extensive selection of vitamins and supplements, dairy, tons of raw/organic/vegan/gluten-free items, bakery, beer and wine and more)

  5. This is THE place to shop if you want to live an affordable healthy lifestyle. They deeply discount their products, create their own private label offerings for less, have a massive bulk section, and offer products you often can’t find in other stores!

FYI This post is sponsored, but all opinions are my own.










BTS tips on how to save at sprouts market

In my last post, I gave you the full rundown of what Sprouts is and why you should be super-excited for them to open on Wednesday, September 19th. (Broad and Washington!)

Since we last connected, I had the chance to try some of the store-brand products, which are really tasty. They make their own coconut oil spray (coconut oil is the only ingredient) for cooking, raw honey, bath and body items, and probably my most favorite item are these little coconut cookies made with coconut flour and sugar - similar in texture to pirouettes that you eat with coffee.

Have you had them? Well now you need to try this new variety.

IN THIS POST, I’m going to help you save the most money possible. Not only are the prices at Sprouts already legit, but they offer so many ways to save even more, using their App, Weekly Ad, Deals of the Month and more.

And keep in mind: don’t be afraid to try new things. Sprouts offers a 100% money-back guarantee.

First - and most importantly - GRAND OPENING deals.

On September 19th (Wednesday):

  • The first 200 shoppers in line will receive 20% off their initial total purchase (doors open at 7AM so my advice is to go for a morning run to Sprouts, get in line, and eat/drink your breakfast while you shop, before work)

  • At checkout, every 15th shopper will receive a coupon book featuring Sprouts savings AND every customer will get a free reusable bag

On September 22nd (Saturday):

  • The first 200 customers to make a purchase will receive a coupon booklet for five free deli items

On September 23rd (Sunday):

  • At checkout, every 15th customer will receive a coupon for $5 off a purchase of $15+ to use on their next visit

Here’s how to save outside of opening weekend.

  1. SO MUCH IS ALWAYS ON SALE. More than one-third of the store is on sale ALWAYS. ONE-THIRD! Check out the Deals of the Month flyer in the store, or online!  

  2. PRODUCE - CHEAP! Farm-fresh (remember, this place is basically a farmer’s market) produce is priced (on average) 20-25% below supermarket prices. And you will find more than apples and oranges - star fruit, lychee and other unique produce compliments this section beautifully. You can also SAMPLE anything you are unsure of (just as a team member); WILD.

  3. DOUBLE AD WEDNESDAYS. There are weekly ad prices. These ads will overlap on Wednesdays which means you end up with a Double Ad Wednesday - double the deals - shop on Wednesday!

  4. APP + MOBILE COUPONS. Sprouts has an app where you can clip mobile coupons, then scan your custom barcode at checkout to use the savings.

  5. BULK SAVINGS. Sprouts has a huge bulk section where you can save on nuts, seeds, beans, grains, and spices. I personally use bulk when I know I need just a little bit of something. I can spend cents on a spice like Harissa that I know I will only need for a specific recipe.

  6. WINE. There are even more ways to save but I don’t want to lose you in this post. The last and maybe most important is that if you buy 6 bottles+ of wine, you save 10%. LOL.

Check out my last post to learn even more about Sprouts and why everyone in Philly should be stoked for its arrival. It’s inexpensive, you can find any kind of product you are looking for to fit your dietary restrictions (raw, gluten-free, vegan), and Sprouts' buyers look far and wide to find and try new products, including everyday grocery essentials and unique, seasonal items. It is going to be amazing!

Have you been to a Sprouts? Are you looking forward to it? Check them out here, or on IG @sprouts.

They open on September 19th (2018) at 1100 South Broad Street. I will keep you posted as I continue to cover the opening!

 

FYI This post is sponsored, but all opinions are my own.