ALDI Shopping Trip

As I write this I sit in front of my TV watching one of my favorite shows Extreme Couponing. I do not consider myself an extreme couponer even though I am a couponer. My couponing trips are generally under $100 each even though I save hundreds couponing. During the time when I couponed the most I was working part time and using couponing to lower the amount I had to spend on groceries and necessary household items. Now that I work full time it is much harder for me to find the time to do this- especially with groceries. Therefore, I have been trying other strategies to save money. I still try to do short couponing trips for household products thus illustrating that couponing doesn’t have to be all (aka extreme couponing) or nothing. But frankly for the majority of my grocery shopping I’m lucky if I can find the time to make it to a store. With the very little spare time that I carve out I have to be very careful to balance my time with money saving strategies.

I recently discovered a store called ALDI that is saving me a lot of money. Click HERE to read a really great article that I found comparing ALDI to Walmart and apparently ALDI is much cheaper. The above picture is of my shopping trip today and my total was only $63.65!!! (Not pictured are 6 gallons of water and a watermelon). I bought 40 items including a family size frozen lasagna $2.79, MILK $2.69, three romaine hearts of lettuce for $1.99.

Below are some other great deals I have found there.


The toilet paper for $4.99 for a 12 pack and $2.39 for laundry detergent help me set my price point. A price point is a price that you will not buy an item above because you know you can get it for less. I will not spend more that $5 for a 12 pack of toilet paper or more than $2.50 for laundry detergent. Best of all, these are not crappy cheap products. Quality is valuable too and I won’t buy items that will end up costing me more in the long run.

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