We don't have an Aldi anywhere near here, but I'm very grateful one of stores in our town will honor competitor's prices and coupons. I've indicated if an amount was the sale price.
4 apples--$1.26 super sale (78 cents/lb.)
3 cans refried beans--$2 sale
tub of vanilla yogurt--$2.15
big block of Colby Jack cheese--$3.99
one Yoplait cup--10 cents (Score! sale and coupon)
hot dogs--99 cents
tortilla chips--$1.50 sale
small pkg of strawberry Jello--25 cents markdown (damaged box)
big jar of strawberry jam--$2.49 sale (I actually haven't bought jam in YEARS because I make homemade jam every summer, but we've been flying through our stash now that Nathan is packing a lunch and often taking PBJ. I'm going to save the good stuff for toast/rolls, and use the storebought for sandwiches)
apple kiwi strawberry juice--$1.50 sale (Again, not something I normally buy, but this was a request from Eric, and he rarely asks me to buy specific things, so I had to oblige!)
2 boxes Kashi cereal--$2.98 total (Another score! sale and coupon)
3 gallons 1% milk--$2.58 each (Major sale price, which is why I bought 3--reg. price is $3.27)
head of lettuce--88 cents
celery--99 cents (Speaking of celery: Last fall when I was in Colorado visiting my parents, my mom informed me that she can buy celery by the individual stalk at her grocery store. I had never before seen or heard of that, and I'm curious how many of you have this option at your store?)
That's it! Grand total of $33.20. I've done two shopping trips this month, and am right on track with where I need to be with my spending. I had hoped to spend closer to $25 on the above trip to create more leeway at the end of the month, but I also wanted to be sure I could make it until at least next Saturday before needing to go back.
If you ever write out the contents of a grocery shopping trip, I'd love to see them. =) And please note that I wrote this strictly for entertainment--not to show that I'm better or worse than anyone else when it comes to grocery shopping.