I knew that Amazon* sold groceries, but I had never realized quite the extent of their selection until I started searching for unusual brands and varieties online. Turns out they have a great selection of specialty foods and brands for people who need frugal strategies for special diets. I had never bought anything other than maple syrup from Amazon, but with the high prices and limited selection of gluten-free products at my local stores, I was willing to give it a try.
2) Use Swagbucks to earn Amazon Gift Cards for FREE. Swagbucks is a program I post about often; you can earn “Swagbucks” for doing searches with their search engine, then redeem them for $5 Amazon Gift Cards. I've been using it to purchase all kinds of household goods and free up money from my family budget to pay down debt. By purchasing my gluten-free groceries at Amazon using FREE gift cards, I'm not impacting my regular grocery bill while I try out new products to see what works for me.
3) Share your savings with others. If a case of 3-4 gluten-free flours or baking mixes is too much for you to store or pay for at once, consider sharing the order with friends or family who are also gluten-free. You'll each get what you need at the reduced price. Ask around in your MOMS Club or church group to find other moms or kids who are on a specialty diet.
I so appreciate all the support you've given me as I've adapted to a gluten-free diet over the past few months. I hope these suggestions help you save some money on your own journey to good health!
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