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Material things don't matter much to me. That is one major reason why I love to thrift. It doesn't cost much, it's an adventure and you always come away feeling good. So why not thrift?

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Aldi's is the place to shop

The last thing I wanted to do on one of the coldest, snowiest nights of the year was grocery shop.
I didn't feel like pushing a cart through the snow, and I didn't feel like packing the back of my car with groceries only to have to lug them back into my house again through the snow.
But I was just about out of everything.
Plus, I needed to pack my lunch for the following day.
I decided to venture to the Aldi's which is about two miles from my house.
Aldi's? You ask?
Yes, Aldi's.
If you have never been there, you should check it out if you like to stretch your money as far as it can go.
With $200 in hand, I walked around and filled my grocery cart with everything from condensed cream of mushroom soup (59 cents), whole grain penne pasta (49 cents), baby carrots (59 cents) and organic bananas ($1.38).
Who says it's expensive to eat healthy?
Not if you shop with me. I like to eat healthy and I don't seem to have a problem with finding items which are reasonably priced within my budget.
The most expensive thing I bought was a fancy pack of mini cheesecakes that cost $6.99. The other 59 items on my receipt were $5.99 or less including 33 ounces of coffee for $5.49. With all of the items in my cart, I was expecting my bill to be at least $180 or more.
Instead, my total came to $134.45. That averaged out to $2.25 per item.
As I packed my own groceries (which you do at Aldi's), I was feeling pretty good about all of the deals I found.
It made shopping in the snow and cold worthwhile.

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