I ran out to Aldi’s today to pick up some odds and ends in order to top off the pantry. Before I started going to Aldi’s these were the kind of trips that would wind up costing $40, $50, $60 dollars or more. And you all know the feeling once you saw the total on the cash register, how did these few random items come out to so much money? The feeling gets worse when you unpack at home, “This is all I got, for how much money?
Take a moment to compare what you are paying at other grocery stores with my receipt from today,
$2.29 – 24 pack .5 liter purified water.
$0.35 ea. -Canned cat food X 7 cans.
$3.99 – 14.4 # Scoopable cat litter in a handy pourable plastic jug.
$1.79 – Quart of Half and Half creamer.
$1.09 – Solid White Albacore Tuna 5 oz. can (not the shredded slime junk)
$1.99 – Sugar free fruit snacks, 12 individual packs, total8 oz.
$1.19 – 13 oz. box of instant mashed potatoes.
$0.89 – 1# box of Saltines
$0.59 – 15.5 oz. can of kidney beans.
$0.99 – New Orleans Rice Mix
$1.19 - Large 28 oz.can of baked beans
$1.49 – Box of 6 bags of 94% fat free popcorn, total of 16oz.
$0.69 – 8 oz. whole fresh mushrooms.
$0.89 - Large spicy beef stick ala Slim Jims for the ride home.
I believe you will easily see savings of from 30% to 100% on my list. The quality is as good or better than the Leading Name Brands. Aldi’s is the only store I can still shop at in a somewhat carefree manner. An impulse item won’t break the bank. I only go to Major Grocery Chains to cherry pick the door buster deals or coupon specials.
Oh, I almost forgot, the total for todays trip illustrated above was,
$21.53 before tax.
Squeeze that Mr. Whipple …