Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wednesday Weekly Shopping: Try a new store!

I invite you to link up to your best grocery deals below, to inspire others to save more!

This week, I tried a new 99-cent produce store in my area.  I was a little doubtful at first about going in, but I found it had some great deals!  You did need to know your prices, and not all of the produce was in the best of shape, but I found some great deals there.

So I encourage you to try one new store a month and see what you can discover in your own area.  Try an ethnic store, a smaller local grocery store, or even a convenience store.  Or try a farmer's market.  You might be surprised with what you find - and find a new place to shop!

Here's my shopping for this week (click on the links below to learn more about the trip):

Overall, this week I spent $65.51 for items which retail for $115.07, or a 43% savings.  (But don't compare percentages!)  Of course, if I compared the ALDI prices to supermarket full prices, it would show a lot more savings. 

For the year (12 weeks), I've spent $775.70 for items which retail for $1600.91, and saved $825.21, or a 52% savings. That's an average of $64.64 spent each week for a family of five (husband, wife, and daughters ages 13, 10, and almost 6).

See all my shopping here.

How did your shopping go this week? What bargains did you get? Please leave a link to your blog post about your weekly shopping. The aim is not to brag, but to inspire!  Please link up directly to your post, not to the blog itself. I'd appreciate it if you put a link to Wednesday Weekly Shopping in your post as well. If you don't have a blog, please leave a comment!

For more great shopping deals and trips, please check out the bloggers listed on the left sidebar under Shopping Deals Linkups. There are lots of great ideas on each blog and I'm sure you'll find inspiration for you to save even more!

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sara March 23, 2011 at 9:24 AM  

Great idea on trying a new place! I'm actually going to be checking out a farm store tomorrow, for the first time :) It's attached to a large dairy farm, and they're supposed to have eggs, organic cheeses (made on site!), grass fed beef and pork, and then in the summer months pastured chicken. I'm hoping to get some eggs and cheese there tomorrow, and get more info on their meat.

Ruth March 24, 2011 at 9:15 PM  

Wow, that is a LOT of produce for one week! Sadly that much produce would definitely go bad in this house, but it does look like you got some amazing deals. Great job Laura!

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