New source for coupon savings on produce

01/21/2014 4:48 PM

01/21/2014 4:49 PM

Coupons on fresh fruits and vegetables are harder to come by than coupons on packaged groceries.

But starting today, saving on produce will get bit easier with a new program from the digital coupon site SavingStar.

The coupon site announced it’s launching a “Healthy Offer of the Week.” A new offer will appear each Tuesday.

This week’s coupon is a 20 percent discount on broccoli marked with the code PLU #4060.

The discount is valid on up to $10 in broccoli and is valid through next Monday, Jan. 27.

Buy $5 worth of broccoli, for instance, and you’ll receive a $1 credit.

If you’re not familiar with SavingStar, I highly recommend signing up at, which allows you to save money at up to six different stores in the Triangle. It takes only a few minutes to register your store loyalty card numbers. Once you’ve done that, it only takes a few seconds each week to select the offers you wish to use.

At the store register, SavingStar coupons are NOT automatically deducted from your grocery order. Instead, the savings accrue in your SavingStar account. Once you've saved $5, you select how you want to be paid.

Have the cash deposited directly into your bank or PayPal account. Or choose an Amazon e-giftcard or donate the money to charity. I typically opt for the Amazon option, using the windfall as a way to purchase gifts around the holidays. Last year, I wound up with more than $75 in my account.

In the Triangle, six stores participate in SavingStar: CVS, Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Kroger, Lowes Foods and Rite Aid.

The SavingStar coupons may only be used once.

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