Friday, July 19, 2013

ALDI: Why I don't take my husband shopping



This week, I made an unusual Sunday trip to ALDI with the whole family, as we were out of several basics like milk and bread.  While there, I asked my husband if he needed any snacks for his office.  He mentioned that he could use a can of nuts, so he went over and picked up a can for himself.

I didn't realize until I got home and looked at the receipt that he had picked up a container costing $11.99!  Holy cow, that must be one of the most expensive items in all of ALDI!

So I think I'll run to ALDI myself from now on...

I made a second trip later in the week.  I bought the usual perishables, but also whipping cream and fudge sauce, which will be used for a recipe I'll be featuring next week!

Here's what I got on my two trips:

Trip #1:
2 gallons milk @ $3.39 = $6.78
1 cream cheese @ $1.29
1 8 oz cheddar block @ $1.79
1 apple juice concentrate @ 99¢
1 grape tomatoes @ $1.19
1 Romaine hearts @ $2.19
1 baby carrots @ 59¢
1 3-lb apples @ $3.89
1 duplex cremes @ $1.39
1 whole wheat bread @ $1.29
1 20-ct tortillas @ $1.99
1 instant oatmeal @ $1.49
1 salt @ 39¢
1 Parmesan cheese @ $2.39
1 cashew mix @ $11.99

Total spent: $40.93


Trip #2:
2 dozen eggs @ $1.49 = $2.98
2 gallons milk @ $3.39 = $6.78
2 lb red grapes @ $1.78
2.36 lb bananas @ 44¢/lb = $1.04
1 heavy whipping cream @ $1.99
1 cream cheese @$1.29
1 16-oz shredded cheddar @ $3.29
1 5-lb all-purpose flour @ $1.79
1 apple juice concentrate @ 99¢
1 fudge sauce @ $1.49
1 whole wheat bread @ $1.29

Total spent: $24.71

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1 comments:

Anonymous,  July 20, 2013 at 8:41 PM  

I completely understand about the hushand and shopping. I learned a long time ago to leave husband and small children at home. My youngest is now 13 and loves that I coupon but she usually just sits in the car with the computer/broadband or her kindle. She knows that what I save helps to pay for all her riding lessons.

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