Thursday, January 17, 2013

ALDI: My default store for produce


Over the three years that I've been blogging about grocery deals, my strategy on purchasing produce has changed many times.

At first, I often went to Albertson's, Western Beef, Doris's Italian Market, or Penn-Dutch for produce.  Then a discount produce store opened in my area, so I often went there, buying whatever happened to be low priced that day.  Then it (sadly) went out of business, so I was back to Western Beef and Penn-Dutch, especially when Penn-Dutch had $2 off $10 coupons in the newspapers.

Those coupons aren't available anymore (though they might be online), so I do most of my produce shopping at ALDI now.  I get extras of the things on sale, and hold my nose to buy the items that I feel are a little highly priced, but that I need anyway.

I got lots of produce this week - here's the full list:


Trip #1:

2 large eggs @ $1.69 = $3.38
1 whole wheat bread @ $1.29
1 whole wheat mini bagels @ $1.99
1 3-lb onions @ $1.59
2 trays Roma tomatoes @ $1.29 = $2.58
2 3-lb apples @ $1.99 = $3.98
3 cucumbers @ 35¢ = $1.05
1 celery @ $1.29
2.53 lb bananas @ 44¢/lb = $1.11
1 tray green peppers @ $1.39
1 pint blueberries @ $2.39
1 apple juice concentrate @ 99¢
1 16 oz shredded cheddar @ $3.29
2 gallons milk @ $3.29 = $6.58
1 thin wheat crackers @ $1.29
1 cream cheese @ $1.19
1 cottage cheese @ $2.19
4 tuna @ 68¢ = $2.72
1 olives @ $1.19
2 canned mushrooms @ 59¢ = $1.18
1 baby dills @ $1.29
1 20-ct torillas @ $1.99

Total spent: $45.94

Trip #2:


2 dozen eggs @ $1.69 = $3.38
1 cottage cheese @ $2.19
2 bags sweet onions @ 99¢ = $1.98
2 bags multicolored peppers @ $1.29 = $2.58
2.19 lb bananas @ 44¢/lb = 96¢
1 pint blueberries @ $2.39
1 20-ct tortillas @ $1.99

Total spent: $15.57

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1 comments:

Jan Lipi January 18, 2013 at 7:50 AM  

The blackberries were excellent this week ... $1.19 I think ... I can't believe the eggs are getting as high as that ... I skipped past them, will continue to buy the xlarge ones at Costco every 6 weeks or so. Did you hear that they are introducing organic items? Have not seen anything YET in the store but heard another blogger talking about it.

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