Thursday, March 31, 2011
Why I Shop at Aldi
First off, Aldi's prices are amazing. I mean off the charts good. Let's see, all winter I've spent around $2.00 for bags of apples, bags of oranges are under $2.00, milk $.99, eggs are under a dollar... I could go on and on. To give you an idea, I feed my family for around $80.00 a week and that includes everything...and the best part is I never look at, clip, or organize a single coupon.
The store is only about four isles wide. This comes in handy when shopping with a little three year old gentleman that insists on pushing the cart for me. It is a store with all the basics, therefore my meal plan for the week is set up with that in mind. When my hubby wants to cook a gourmet meal, that's when a trip to Whole Foods is in order. I am the cook, he is the chef in this house.
I'm not enticed by any impulse purchases (well, maybe on the ice cream isle), like for instance, at Target where there seems to be a magnetic pull and my cart always ends up in the shoe department. I do still treat myself to the occasional excursion to Target or Whole Foods, a girls gotta live a little.
Really, I've found that shopping at Aldi has just simplified my grocery shopping experience while helping me be a good steward of the money God has given us. That's why I shop at Aldi in a nutshell. If you decide to venture out to the world of Aldi, a word of warning: have a quarter in an easily accessible place (I'll let you find out why for yourself) and bring your own grocery bags. Also, they only take cash or debit cards, the Ramsey followers out there will appreciate this. Happy shopping!