the healthy shopper: 2010 edition in stores now!

photo credit: the healthy shopperThe Healthy Shopper is a coupon book for natural and organic products, many of which are gluten free! If you haven't heard of The Healthy Shopper, it's really worth checking out. It is available for free at participating retailers in Canada, to find your nearest store click here. You can also order it online free of charge, but you do need to pay for the shipping. If you register online you will have access to the e-coupons, which you simply print as many as you need, and then go shopping! 

We first told you about the 2009 Healthy Shopper back in January, and since then, the 2010 edition has become available. The e-coupons have been available for download since Arpil, however I managed to get my hands on my first physical booklet today from Choices on Cambie. I was at Whole Foods on Broadway a few days ago, and they didn't have any left. It isn't a big deal, because as I said you can simply register and download as many e-coupons as you like. In fact, that might be the more environmental approach since you are only printing the coupons you will actually use.

The products in the 2010 edition are slightly different from last year. I have noticed that Glutino, for example, is no longer participating, too bad. There are still many great products with good savings in this latest edition.

Some of the gluten free products you will find are:

Please note that some of these companies are exclusively gluten free, while others are not. Please check with the product websites to verify which products are gluten free. We have already posted on several of these, Simply Natural Organic Mustard, Pamela's Products Classic Vanilla Cake Mix, Envirokidz, and Tom's of Maine.

In addition to savings on gluten free food and beverages, there are some great savings as well on vitamins and supplements, household cleaning products, cosmetics, and diapers! That's right moms and dads, there is a coupon for $2 off the purchase of any package of Seventh Generation diapers.

Combine these savings with other grocery store reward programs, like at Choices Markets and Greens Organic & Natural Market, and you can really make a difference in your grocery bill. And if you are Celiac don't forget to save your grocery receipts this year to claim the incremental cost of the gluten free food you purchase on your 2010 taxes.  Andrea.