I learned two things from shopping at ALDI this week:
First, don't bring your kids if at all possible. It seems easy to bring kids to ALDI compared to the supermarket, since it is so much smaller. But the temptations are still there!
I brought my youngest with me, and of course she wanted things that she saw there. I relented on the bagels pictured above. But I wouldn't have bought them otherwise.
(Okay, I already knew this lesson, I admit.)
Second, try going to a different ALDI store once in a while. Yes, they basically have the same stuff at each store. But you might find something you didn't expect!
A few weeks ago, I had found some lemon cookies on the discount aisle. I bought two boxes, and my kids loved them! But when I went back to my store, they were all gone.
But this week, I went to a different ALDI store for a second trip. And in the discount aisle were... the lemon cookies! So I bought two more boxes.
Here's what I got on the two trips:
Trip #1 (pictured above):
2 gallons milk @ $3.09 = $6.18
1 cottage cheese @ $1.99
1 cinnamon bagels @ $1.49
1 chili powder @ 99¢
2 apple juice concentrate @ 99¢ = $1.98
1 tray Roma tomatoes @ $1.19
1 cantaloupe @ $1.19
2 whole wheat bread @ $1.29 = $2.58
Total spent: $17.59
1 gallon milk @ $3.19 (ouch!)
1 16-oz shredded cheese @ $2.99
1 2-lb grapes @ $1.98
1 20-ct tortillas @ $1.99
1.97 lb bananas @ 44¢/lb = 87¢
1 chocolate syrup @ $1.69
2 boxes lemon cookies @ 99¢ = $1.98
Total spent: $14.69
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