Quitting the big box retailer
What everyone doesn’t realize is it’s hard to save money even there because you get so distracted and excited about other things you walk out spending double or even triple your original intention.
As a former employee that favors the online grocery program, I liked the service and was convinced I was saving even more by using online grocery.
Sure, I was saving more by not going into the store. However, I was still spending more than I needed to.
How is that possible?
There are still plenty of distractions that are too easy to add to your cart just like in the store.
Where did I start shopping instead?
Aldi and dollar tree are low price stores.
Benefits of Aldi:
- mostly specific to grocery items
- lower prices than most stores including Walmart
- fewer distractions or impulse buys
- great for a small budget
- ever-growing gluten-free and organic choices
- larger shopping carts
- high-quality items
Benefits of Dollar Tree
- everything is one dollar
- fresh bread
- most household items can be found here
- now sells freezer items
- can use manufacturer coupons
- cheaper than shopping at other big box stores
- lots of health and beauty products
Do I still occasionally shop at other stores?
Yes, I do. While these stores are perfect for grocery items, I still have specific products or things that are only available in the bigger stores like dog food, hair products, special kinds of toothpaste, etc.
When I realized the big box company wasn’t actually saving me money
One day, I decided that it was a great idea to try shopping at Aldi instead of going to Walmart.
Creating a grocery list of items I usually get from Walmart for food and other items, the difference was phenomenal.
Between dollar tree and Aldi, I only spend around 70 for meal planning items.
Also, my kids are snack a holics, so they eat a massive amount of yogurt and fruit.
At Walmart, the yogurt costs between 60 cents and a dollar a cup whereas Aldi sells their yogurt for 29 cents a cup for their brand.
For the ones who like to snack on potato chips Aldi’s chips cost just over a dollar a bag, Walmart sells these between 2-4 dollars a bag.
Do you shop at Aldi?
Aldi became my new favorite store to get groceries from. The prices are great, and the quality of the items you get is phenomenal.
Have you ever shopped there? If so what was your experience?
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