Thursday, April 17, 2008

Wow! I've wanted to do this for a long time...

I am really excited to be able to start this blog, now I just hope others will come along and share. Today I shopped at Aldi's, which is something I haven't done much of, even in my most frugal moments. I have decided that they will become my primary grocery store. You know those Gorton's fish fillets that come in flavors like lemon pepper and garlic butter? At my local store they are priced at $5.45 and contain 2 pieces of fish about the size of a deck of cards. Now don't get me wrong, they are tasty, but expensive. I saw the same product at Aldi's for $1.99 today. I bought two packages of Aldi's brand for less than the cost of one package of the name brand. We had them for dinner tonight and they tasted great. So, here's a break down of my trip to Aldi's as compared to my local store prices:

Item ............................ Aldi's Price .............................................Local Store Price

Fish Fillets ..................1.99....................................................................5.45
Peanut Butter..............1.29...................................................................2.89
Sanitary Pads...............2.29..................................................................4.39
Frozen Gr Beans..........1.29..................................................................2.29
Total.......................6.86...................................................15.02

Get my point here? Would some of you please share some of the stores in your area that offer great deals ( such as Sam's, Save-a-lot, etc) and how much you are saving?

3 comments:

MsPilatesLuvr said...

Wow! My husband and I talked about going there. I am just not into the "bringing your own bags" and "bagging your own groceries" We've gone to a place where we bagged our own groceries and it was more of a hassle. But we're willing to try Aldi's! :)

Anonymous said...

Please come back and do more blogging. I just stumbled upon it this morning. We are in terrible shape right now, trying to live on $700 a month for the two of us.

I could really use some of your tips and advice!

I'm gonna have to post this as annonymous as it won't take my gmail address. Sorry!

Anonymous said...

I agree. We could all use a place where we can blog about ways to save money. Thanks.