I know we’ve comparison-shopped ALDI against Cub before. ALDI came out victorious and by the numbers, we confirmed that we were saving approximately $1000/year on groceries.
Fast-forward two years: We have a friend who is all-Target all the time and has been begging us for ages to comparison shop ALDI against the Bullseye. Because, you know, what if ALDI isn’t really a bigger deal.
We resisted for the longest time because, duh, ALDI is the best deal in town and shopping at big box grocery stores is draining wallets left and right. But without the cold, hard, facts to back us up he would NOT give it up.
So, without further adieu, our comparison shop of Target v. ALDI on staple foods we buy on a very regular basis.
|Ground Turkey||$1.69||$4.00||1 LB|
|Tomatoes||$2.99||$4.50||5 Vine Tomatoes|
|Romaine||$1.99||$2.09||3 Hearts, 1 Pack|
|Tomato Paste||$0.78||$1.12||2 Cans|
|Green Onions||$0.99||$1.29||1 Pack|
|Flour Torillas||$0.99||$2.09||10 Pack|
|Tomato Sauce||$0.25||$0.77||1 Can|
$14.78/week x 52 weeks = $768.56
The numbers speak for themselves because once again, we are not talking savings in the odd latte or tank of gas, we are talking savings on the order of PLANE TICKETS.
I was shopping at Lunds a few weeks ago to pick up some scallops for dinner at my parents’ house and I will be the first to admit that wandering through that store is so, incredibly soothing. You walk in and it is like You Have Arrived. Even the in-house brands feel Nice. But I would happily trade paying to feel that way for 20 minutes while running an errand for the money that we get to spend on other things instead.
Where do you do most of your grocery shopping? Do you have any great frugal grocery tips?