So I've tried many different ways to save money on groceries.
Setting a Budget
Eating Oatmeal and Ramen (kidding)
You know, spending money on food, it can get expensive.
Well, I am an ALDI convert. I don't know what happened, but I know some friends and family that shop here and I decided to give it a shot.
Two weeks running and I have cut my food bill in half. HALF. I don't buy everything at ALDI, but I buy enough to see a difference in my bill. And truth be told, we haven't eaten anything we don't like yet.
Here's the run down.
I buy bread, snacks, drinks, some produce, canned goods, cereal, and even a rouge men's deodorant in ALDI.
I shop my local butcher shop/deli for meat, salads, Italian bread.
I haven't had the need to go to my local grocery store yet, but I'm not opposed to picking up some organic items there.
So far, my ALDI bill has been between $35 to $40 a week and my Butcher shop bill has been about the same (less the time I came home with store made lasagna because I love it so much).
This is HALF of what I typically would pay in my local food store, local Target, Wal-mart, etc. While my roughly $120-160 spending did include household items, such as laundry detergent, TP, soap, etc, I still think I am saving on the goods.
I'll let you know how the 4 weeks end up and if I still saved with my new shopping stores.
I'd like to hear how you are saving money and tips you have.