|ALDI Trip 4/8/11...$16.14|
After my trip to Hy-Vee this morning, I made a stop at nearby ALDI. It was a good trip, but I was a little sad to see some rising prices. For instance, bananas (which had been $0.39/lb. as long as I've been shopping there regularly) are now $0.44/lb....& tortilla chips seem to have risen from $0.99/bag to $1.19/bag. I still bought some bananas, but I had been hoping to buy more. At this price, I held back to one bunch. I'm afraid rising grocery store prices might just be where we're headed. :-( This makes it all the more important to stick to a reasonable budget & be sure to shop & coupon strategically. I still highly encourage shopping at ALDI, though. I think we'll still be finding significant savings here (as compared to regular grocery store prices).
Here's what I chose to buy at ALDI today:1-Bananas, one bunch, $0.44/lb. = $0.79
1-Red grapes, 2 lbs., $1.49 ($0.75/lb.) ~great price!
1-Rice cakes, carmel flavored, $1.29 ~a great snack for the kids
2-Flour Tortillas, $0.99 each
1-Multipack peppers, 3, red, orange & yellow, $1.99 ~great price!
1-Large eggs, dozen, $1.08
1-Milk 1%, 1 gallon, $2.35
1-85% Lean Ground Beef, 1 lb., $2.49
1-Canola cooking spray, $1.19
1-Strawberry preserves, $1.49
Total = $16.14 to subtract from my $200/mo. grocery budget
To learn more about shopping and saving at ALDI, see: Store Tips & Policies: Grocery Stores