We have a large family with 7 awesome and ornery kids. They eat A LOT! Because of this, we always like to keep fresh produce in the house. Of course, with me trying to lose weight, this is a good thing for me, too.
In our town, we have one mostly overpriced, small grocery store and we have Walmart. I do a lot of my daily shopping needs at Walmart, but we try to stock up at Aldi and Sam’s once a month in a larger city. One of my favorite reasons to go to Aldi is because of the amazing prices on fresh produce that they have. Their sales alternate from week to week, but we eat oranges like crazy in the winter months, thanks to Aldi sales.
I had heard that you could price match Aldi prices at Walmart, but I never realized that applied to me, since I didn’t have an Aldi in my town. I learned though, that your Aldi can be as many as 45 miles away and Walmart will still price match (some stores may vary from this). It took me a while to get up the guts to do it, but finally, I brought in my phone with the Aldi ad loaded onto it and showed them my ad, and they quickly changed the prices for me as they rung me up.
The first week, I tried this, I bought some mushrooms for 99 cents, and 10 avocados for 29 cents a piece! What’s nice about this is that Aldi avocados tend to be really small, but these from Walmart were really big!
This week, I was able to buy the following:
5 – 4 lb bags of navel oranges – $1.88 per bag (normally $3.88 at Walmart)
4 – 1 lb bags of baby carrots – $.69 per bag (normally $1.78 at Walmart)
2 – containers of grape tomatoes – $0.99 each (normally $2 at Walmart)
I spent around $14 for a little more than 25 pounds of fresh produce! Now that’s a steal!
If you have an Aldi in your town, I’d be sure to shop there first if I can, since they are so kind to offer such amazing deals, but….if you don’t, and know you wouldn’t make it otherwise, this is an awesome option! The sales change every Wednesday, so be sure to get to the store each week by Tuesday evening.
I love not stressing about the amount of money I’m spending on fresh produce. I also love getting a great deal.
What about you? Have you tried this before? How do you save money on fresh produce?
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