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I discovered Aldi Grocery store about a year ago. I learned of this discount grocery store while visiting a frugal forum, got curious what all the fuss was about, and decided to check it out. Turns out, I had two Aldi stores in my area. Once I visited this great discount grocery store, I could not believe all the savings I had been missing out on.

I had visited other so called discount food stores and was not very impressed. They really didn't amount to substantial savings for me. Many were much further away than my local stores and therefore I had to account for driving time and expense in considering savings also.

One thing I've learned is that your grocery budget is the one place that you have total financial control over. You have the most savings potential right there in your own kitchen. Besides planning meals and shopping with a grocery list, where you shop can add up to substantial savings. <

I preach the power of Aldi's to anyone who will listen. I know if I can just get them in the store, they will see the savings and agree that it's the only store to shop at. I recently calculated the USDA estimate for food costs for a family of six (my size family). It came out to approximately $900 - $1000 per month. I spend on average about $400 - $450 per month on groceries.

I credit Aldi grocery stores for most of my grocery savings. I'm not the only Aldi grocery advocate. Tawra Kellam of has experienced substantial savings as well!

Shopping At Aldi Grocery

- By Tawra Kellam

I spend $250-$300 a month on groceries for my family of five. One of the best things I do to keep my budget is to do most of my food shopping at Aldi grocery. You can get a good price, get in and get out fast and you don't have to mess with using coupons.

Aldi grocery is a small discount warehouse store. It is not an outlet store and does not sell outdated or rejected products. They offer a double your money back guarantee for all of their products. If you don't like it, they will give you your money back plus a new item. The foods are mostly Aldi brand foods. The Aldi brand is usually very good quality. I have only had one or two items where my family preferred the name brand over the Aldi brand.

The savings are significant. On a lot of items, I can save $1 or more over the price at a regular grocery store. Here's an example:

  • Chocolate chips at the local supermarket cost $1.99. Aldis regular price is .99
  • White bread in the supermarket costs $1. Aldis bread costs .59
  • Whole grain bread costs $2.59 in the regular grocery store, but Aldi's regular price is $1.29

Aldi grocery stores are all over the world. Here is the link to the Aldi grocery store website to see if one is near you:

There are a few rules to follow that keep their prices low:

  • They accept only cash, debit or food stamps.
  • They don't accept coupons.
  • You have to pay a .25 deposit to get a shopping basket. There is a little quarter machine on the basket. When you return your basket, it gives you the quarter back. This keeps prices down because they don't have to pay someone to get baskets.
  • You bag your own groceries. Bring your own bags. Put all your extra plastic sacks in an empty tissue box and bring it with you. You can also use the boxes they have there for free. If they don't have any boxes available and you forget your bags, they charge .10 per bag for you to buy them.

To get the freshest produce, ask when their truck comes and go shopping the next morning. Be prepared. The checkers check you out very fast. I have timed it and on average it's 2-3 minutes check out time with a full basket of groceries. It may be a little awkward the first time getting used to a different way of shopping, but once you do it once or twice, the savings are addicting!

By shopping at Aldi grocery, I get two weeks worth of groceries (excluding meat -- I buy it as a loss leader from other stores when it's $2 or less a pound. ) for $100.00.

I am in and out of the Aldi grocery store in 30 minutes including bagging my groceries. Plan a little longer the first time asyou learn your way around the store. Try it a couple of times and see if your grocery bill doesn't go down!

As a single mother of two, Jill Cooper started her own business without any capital and paid off $35,000 debt in 5 years on $1,000 a month income. Tawra and her husband paid off $20,000 debt in 5 years on $22,000 a year income.

Find an Aldi grocery store near you and save a lot of money on your grocery budget. Aldi grocery will save you time and money.

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