Kelly the Culinarian: September Savings Day Two: Shop at ALDI

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

September Savings Day Two: Shop at ALDI

I know some people have a fear of ALDI that I just can’t understand. Tim and I aim to spend $50 a week on groceries and household items combined. We couldn't achieve this goal or come anywhere close if I was making a weekly trip to Jewel or Dominick's.

Yes, their food is mostly private label and yes, you do have purchase your own shopping bags, bag your own groceries and pay a $.25 deposit on your shopping cart.

But their food isn’t any different than what you would get at other stores. I’ve been shopping there for many years for pantry staples, fresh produce, dairy products, frozen meats and even household items. I even type my blog from my ALDI-brand computer and prepare meals in my ALDI-brand stainless steel cookware. I have only once purchase something and found out at home it was rancid, and the store refunded the full purchase price.

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