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I had all intentions to post yesterday. I just couldn’t seem to find enough time to gather my thoughts and sit down to type.
On Tuesday, I had been part of a Stumble Upon hop called Stumble Tumble Tuesday. While going through the different sites that we were to Stumble for the day, I came across one that really caught my eye.
Frugality is Free had a great post comparing three grocery stores. The first is Publix (which is where we normally shop). The second is Target (the Target by us has a supermarket in it, but we don’t tend to go there because it is always packed with too many people). The third one was Aldi’s. I had never heard of this store before.
Since the blogger had mentioned that she lived in South Florida, I decided to Google this store. Apparently, one just opened up by me a few weeks ago.
We decided yesterday to go shopping there since we needed to pick up a few things anyway.
Shopping at Aldi’s is an entirely new experience. There are several things you will want to know before going shopping.
First, bring a quarter for your cart. They have all the carts linked together and you need to deposit a quarter to get a cart. Don’t worry, you will get your quarter back. The reason they do this is to prevent theft of carts. Plus it lowers the risk of going out to find someone dinged up your car with their cart that they left roaming the plaza.
Second, bring your own bags. Its not really necessary, but it does save money. If you don’t bring bags, you have the option of grabbing empty boxes off the shelves, loading your car with the items not in bags, or buying bags from them.
Third, you may not find all the “Name” brands you would normally pay exorbitant prices for. However, you will find tons of great quality products are low prices. We bought a gallon of milk for only $1.99. That is incredible. In Publix, you can’t even get half a gallon for that price.
And every Wednesday, they release the weeks “Specials”. These are items that are brought into the store just for that week only. They are at bottom dollar prices for really great items.