Celebrate our 3rd Birthday with UNLIMITED Double Up!

For the month of August only, there will be NO LIMIT on Double Up transactions. Typically when customers spend $20 of SNAP/EBT at participating locations, they are matched with an extra $20 of Double Up tokens/currency per day. For the month of August 2019 only, customers can match ANY amount of SNAP/EBT, taking home even more fresh fruits and vegetables, dried beans without added ingredients, and food-producing plants and seeds.

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Adrienne Udarbe
DOUBLE UP HOW-TO’S: ARIZONA RESOURCE ROUNDUP

From food saving tips to answers about SNAP, our blog is here to help you get the most out of your Double Up Food Bucks! Check out this resource roundup for everything you need to know about Double Up markets and stores, using the program, tips and tricks for using fresh fruits and veggies, and more: 

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Lindsay Robinson
CELEBRATING EARTH DAY WITH DOUBLE UP FOOD BUCKS!

Double Up Food Bucks Arizona is proud to celebrate Earth Day! We only have one planet to call home, and it’s everyone’s job to keep it happy and healthy. When you use Double Up Food Bucks at participating markets, you are nourishing the planet and helping to make every day Earth Day in our beautiful state. Here are a few ways you can celebrate with us:

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TIME CRUNCH: MEAL TIPS TO FIT YOUR BUSY SCHEDULE

When juggling a busy schedule from morning to evening, it can sometimes be difficult to squeeze in time for fresh and filling meals. Preparing and planning meals is always a great way to ensure you are getting nourishment throughout the week, and there are also easy and quick tricks to save you time and stress. Here are a few ways to enjoy delicious and nutritious meals when you’re crunched for time:

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CELEBRATE ST. PATTY’S DAY WITH IN-SEASON GREENS!

St. Patrick's Day is this weekend, and Double Up Arizona is celebrating with some of our favorite in-season greens! It’s the perfect time of year to explore different types of greens like spinach, Swiss chard, kale and much more. Look for these delicious and nutritious greens at your neighborhood farmers market, and Double Up on your favorite ones for an extra special St. Patty’s Day! 

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FRUIT AND VEGGIE SUBSTITUTES FOR ANY CRAVING

With  all of the wonderful varieties of fresh, colorful produce out there, swapping your usual meal ingredients for fruit or veggie substitutes can be a breeze! Switch up your menu by adding a delicious and nutritious twist to favorite meals, whether you’re craving pasta or planning a fiesta night. Double Up on these items at your favorite Double Up Arizona markets, and swap your way to new and creative mealtimes. 

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SPRING PLANTING TIPS FOR GARDENERS OF EVERY LEVEL

Growing your own food can be an affordable way to get your favorite produce in the convenience of your own home. The planting season is approaching quickly, and being prepared ahead of time will let your garden flourish and help you get the most out of the planting season. Since we have such a warm climate from spring on, many fruits and vegetables can have full growing seasons, even harvesting late into July. Check out these tips for spring planting that will give you a head start this season!

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DOUBLE UP TIPS: PLANNING MEALS FOR ONE OR TWO

Finding recipes for one or two people can sometimes be a challenge. Double Up knows that food waste is an important factor in stretching your food dollars, and we want to help smaller households avoid this the best they can. It’s easier to eat well and cut down on food waste if you have a plan! Take a look at some of these tips and ideas for planning meals for one to two people.

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BANG FOR YOUR BUCK: SIMPLE MEALS THAT LAST ALL WEEK LONG

When it comes to saving money, eliminating food waste can stretch your food dollar and help you get the most out of the items you are purchasing. When every dollar counts, so does every food item. Some items can be cooked at the beginning of the week and used for other meals later on, saving time and trips to the store or market.

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Lindsay Robinson
DOUBLE UP TIPS: STRETCHING YOUR MONTHLY FOOD BUDGET

Stretching your food budget from month to month can be a challenge. Double Up Food Bucks is here to provide you with some tips and tricks on how to make your SNAP/EBT last longer, and how get more out of the money you’re spending. Time, budget and more can affect how long monthly SNAP/EBT benefits can last. On average, people get about $125 dollars per month in SNAP/EBT, and sometimes this amount can be as little as $15 dollars or less. With such a wide range of budgets, these tips can be adjusted accordingly. Take a look and see what works best for you!

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SNAP RESOURCES DURING GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

The government shutdown is affecting thousands of households across Arizona. Families and individuals who rely on SNAP/EBT are questioning how they will receive their benefits, and how long they can make them last. Double Up wants to make sure you have access to all possible resources and information in case the shutdown prolongs.

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SNAPLindsay Robinson