Saving money while on a gluten-free diet: Celiac disease support

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One of the problems people with celiac disease often face is related to the high cost of switching to a gluten-free diet. Many of the products on the market labeled as gluten-free cost more than the versions with wheat, barley or rye. However, there are steps that people can take to save money while staying on this important diet.

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Despite the cost of switching to a gluten-free diet, celiac disease sufferers know that they must avoid the food items that can aggravate their condition. One of the most common tips for saving money is to spend more time cooking from scratch and carefully watch grocery store sales to buy in bulk. Some cooks report dramatic savings by making their own common food staples such as bagels. Although these are good strategies, there are other ways to save.

Coupons may not seem like a novel approach to reducing the amount of money you are spending on a gluten-free diet, but there are several websites that have made the process easier. A common complaint among shoppers is that finding coupons that are specifically for gluten-free products is time consuming because they have to wade through a large amount of useless information. However, the following websites have eliminated the struggle by making the process easier for celiac disease sufferers.

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BeFreeForMe.com gives users the chance to receive both coupons and samples of gluten-free products. These items are mailed to people who sign up for the free service.

SurvivingTheStores.com offers a weekly list of gluten-free coupons, so visitors to the site do not have to wade through information they cannot use. There is also an option to receive an emailed newsletter with the updates.

Glutenfreemall.com has daily discounts on a variety of products that do not have gluten. In addition, if you click on get coupons on the site, you will be prompted to sign up for free email updates that will include coupons. The website also offers a rewards program that essentially gives cash back for each purchase.

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