A simple and easy way to save money at the health food store is to take advantage of the bulk bin section. According to the Bulk Is Green Council, organic bulk foods cost about 89 percent less than buying the same item in packaged form. Since bulk bins do not have excessive packaging, the consumer saves money. Generally, bulk items like nuts, flours, spices, grains and other pantry staples are a greener option to buy since less packaging also means more can be transported on trucks, which means less fuel is wasted. No disposable paper and cardboard packages have to be made, so forests and the energy to make those packages is eliminated, too. But the best reason to buy in bulk? You can try something new without committing to a whole lot of it.