Sunday, September 21, 2008

Back to Blogging

So I'm getting back to blogging. I'm still shopping bi-weekly, and it's working out wonderfully. I went grocery shopping Friday night. Here's what I got:
Just for price comparison, here's what I spent at Aldi this week:

  • Bag of frozen chicken tenderloins: $6.49
  • Sliced bacon: $2.29
  • Chicken Breast Nuggets: $3.99
  • Pepperoni Pizza: $2.29
  • Breyer's Ice Cream: $2.99
  • Loaf of Bread: $0.79
  • hamburger buns: $0.85
  • Wide egg noodles: $0.99
  • Gallon of Milk: 2 @ $2.49
  • Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese: $2.99
  • Shredded Mozzarella: $3.79
  • American Sliced Cheese: $1.99
  • Deli Turkey: $2.49
  • Neufchatel Cheese: 3 @ $1.09
  • Sugar: $1.99
  • Ranch Dressing: $1.19
  • Dill Pickles: $1.29
  • Pinto Beans: $0.89
  • Chili beans: $0.89
  • Canned Tuna in Water: $0.57
  • Canned Chicken: 2 @ $1.79
  • Canned Sloppy Joe Mix: $0.69
  • Cooking Spray: $1.29
  • Seasoned Mashed Potatoes: $0.85
  • 100 Calorie Snack Pack Cookies: $1.99
  • Animal Crackers: $1.29
  • Macaroni and Cheese: $0.35
  • Italian Dressing: $1.19
  • Chex Mix: $1.99
  • Tortilla Chips: $0.99
  • Apple Juice: $1.89
  • round butter crackers: $1.69
  • Cereal: $1.89

    We decided to give Walmart another try, because people are always trying to argue how Walmart is much cheaper than Target. So, we made two stops there this week. One the first trip we got:
  • Colgate Toothpaste: $1.88
  • Little Debbie Cakes: $1.43
  • Baby Wipes: $4.64
  • Comet: $0.88
  • Betty Crocker Brownie Mix: $0.92
  • Campbell's Condensed Cheddar Soup: $1.36
  • Speed Stick Deodorant: $1.77
  • Refrigerated Pizza Dough: $1.44
  • Basil: $1.94

    On our second trip, I was reminded of why we quit shopping at Walmart. We needed to make a quick stop for two things. Jaxson needed milk, and I needed some make-up. Normally, I wouldn't buy milk anywhere but Aldi, but they were already closed. So I head to Walmart's dairy section to find there is not whole milk. Jaxson has to have whole milk because he is in dire need of calories. There is a huge section where whole milk used to sit, but the lady before me grabbed the last gallon (at the bargain price of only $5.62 per gallon, might I add). I grabbed my cell phone out and scrolled through my contact list to the Trussville Walmart. When the lady answers, she transferred me to the meat department instead of the dairy department. I ask if someone can put out some more whole milk. Surely, they have more, right? WRONG! No whole milk, so I just grabbed 2%. I rush over to the cosmetics section, only to find out they're sold out of the Almay foundation I use... I was reminded of why we quit shopping there in the first place... They never seem to have what we need!
  • 1 comment:

    Trina said...

    Just a tip, not sure if you know this but usually Walgreens has Barber's milk at the same price or cheaper than Publix or Walmart store brands. And we just recently got some Barber coupons in a recent insert. I would try that next time Aldi is closed. Sorry about the frustration. I get that at Walmart too, which is why I avoid going there when I can.