On a hunt to find and share ideas to live more frugally without giving up living.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
My Aldi IS saving us money!
Thought I would give you all another look at Hubby's handsome profile.
I DO track my grocery spending and have for a few years, but just got around to analyzing how our first full month of having an Aldi compared to our previous grocery spending. Please note, this is not food only. I could anything bought at the grocery store, dollar stores, Walmart, and drugstores, except for prescriptions in my grocery spending. If no food/HBA/pets is purchased in the trip, I won't count it, but I don't break down each trip. So, sometimes, yes, potting soil may be in the grocery category. LOL!
So, here are the numbers, comparing May, 2013 to previous months:
Average grocery bill for Jan - Apr, 2013 = $427.72
Average spent at Kroger, same period = $276.30
Grocery bill for May, 2013 = $354.21
Amount spent at Kroger, in May = $200.48
So, we saved $73.51 over our average of the first 4 months of the year. And we spent $75.82 less at Kroger than we averaged there during the same time period!
AND our entire grocery spending was $85.35 less than we avereaged per month in 2012!
WooHoo for us! And we really have have NOT made a concerted effort to cut back. Our spending would have been even lower if we had not discovered the delicious cheesecake two-packs at Aldi. I have to STOP picking those up!
I am married to the man of my dreams and we are happy empty nesters. I have always loved looking for deals and have found that since our kids moved out, we have a LOT more money thanks to my deal hunting. So I keep doing it.
I love reading other blogs and finding new, and old, ideas on saving money and making life better.
The best part of "blog world" is all the fabulous, funny, witty, people I have found!