If you have never shopped at ALDI, you should give it a try. There are a couple of things you should know before you go. Bring a quarter to rent your cart and bring your own bags. They do have bags for sale, but it is so easy to bring your own. So you may be thinking...Ugh, I don't want to bag my own groceries. They have bagging counters and it only takes a few minutes, but saves you money on your groceries because it keeps costs down. ALDI does not take credit cards, but they take debit cards, EBT and of course they take cash. I always pay with cash. This is another way they keep costs down by not paying credit card fees.
Now that you are through ALDI 101, let's talk savings. I compare prices everywhere I shop and most of the time ALDI prices can't be beat. They carry mostly their own store brands, so you won't be using manufacturers coupons. I have shopped ALDI for years and have found most of their products comparable to national brands. I love their produce as you can see in the picture above. Admittedly, I don't buy much meat at the grocery store because I buy meat at our local University meat lab and my parents give us a lot of deer meat. But when I have bought meat at ALDI, I thought it was good quality. I will sometimes stock up on marked down meat at ALDI and freeze it.
To show you how good their prices are, here is a breakdown of this week's ALDI shopping trip. All of this for only $36!
Bananas, 1.96 lb. X $0.40 lb. = $0.78
Fresh green beans = $1.39
Old fashioned oats = $2.29
Butter, 1 lb. = $1.79
24 bottles purified water (not pictured) = $2.29
Bag organic popped popcorn = $1.79
Avocados 7 X $0.49 = $3.43
Artisan lettuce = $1.29
Mini Sweet Peppers = $1.99
Crisp rice cereal = $1.79
Eggs = $0.59
Diced tomatoes 2 X $0.55 = $1.10
3 lb. bag red delicious apples = $2.69
Canned green beans 2 X $0.34 = $0.68
Kiwi 6 pack = $1.69
Gallon milk = $1.49
Hard salami 1/2 lb. = $2.99
Cucumber = $0.29
6 pack raisin boxes = $1.29
2 lb. Sweet onions = $2.29
1 lb. Roma tomatoes = $0.99
White chocolate covered pretzels marked down to $0.99
Tax = $0.36
Total = $36.27
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Hi, I'm Faith, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher turned food blogger. I love God, my family, and food. You can usually find me in the kitchen preparing family friendly, homemade recipes and taking lots of pictures.
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