Clean Couponing Zucchini

Who wouldn’t want a coupon that gives you 85% off your purchase?  Sounds pretty good to me!

You could be missing out on a win-win for you and your grocery store and the potential to purchase good for for just 15 cents on the dollar.  How?  Sometimes it’s there just for the asking.

I needed some squash for baking and didn’t want to pull all of my frozen summer squash from the freezer. So, I spotted some zucchini in the organic section of the local grocery store.  The few sad specimens remaining in the bin looked a bit blemished and not entirely fresh.  Yet they were priced at $3.39 per pound.

I politely asked the produce manager on duty if she could do any better on price, considering the condition.  Without hesitation she said those zucchini were destined for a 99-cent clearance bag.

I ended up with a generous two pounds of organic squash that should have totaled $6.78, for less than 15% of their original price.  Clean couponing in this case didn’t require clipping a coupon at all.  It just required an eye for good produce and the willingness to ask a question.

Remember to be polite and sincere — you’ll be more likely to score a deal like this if you’ve been a loyal shopper who supports your store’s produce department.


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