I had both kids with me for my shopping this week, and since Aldi was only my first stop, I really wanted to get in and out. I was thrilled to see that they had Lifeway Kefir (or “strawberry milkshake” as my kids know it!) for $2.49/bottle again. They also had Bolthouse Farms 100% Organic Carrot Juice for only $2.69/bottle (normally $4.29 at Wegmans). I didn’t buy any though, because I’ve never tried carrot juice. Is there a reason why I should?
I also found blueberries from New Jersey for only $1.99 — I prefer to buy local, but both kids were with me and were dying for them, so I figured that would be a good treat for cooperating at the store.
The total was $19.59, and here’s how it broke down:
Whole Milk, 1 gallon — $1.95
Lowfat Kefir — $2.49
Wild Salmon, 1 lb — $4.49
String Cheese, 12 oz — $2.99
Smoked Ham, 1 lb — $3.29
Blueberries — $1.99
Butter quarters — $2.39
Sadly, the price of butter is up $.10 since the beginning of June, but Aldi’s price is still cheaper than Wegmans price of $2.79. I’ve been shopping at Aldi for about 2-3 months now and I definitely see a difference in my grocery bill. I need to scrutinize my receipts to come up with an exact amount, but I would say at least $10/week. But part of that may be a combination of menu-planning and shopping with a list.
Here’s what my trip looked like:
Oh, and as a side note, I saw the sidewalk chalk I bought for $2.69 a couple weeks ago at Aldi’s at Wegmans today. It was “on sale” for $5.99. So glad I shopped around!