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In the interest of science I chose to shop at Walmart this week instead of Aldi.
Well, not really. I was in a hurry and just wanted to stop at one store. I was afraid to find out what my total would be because generally Walmart prices are higher on most items despite their advertising.
Walmart Produce and Dairy
I did not purchase as much produce as I normally do because the prices were too high but I was able to purchase a huge cantaloupe for $1.98, organic green onions for $1.33 and a 1 pound bag of mini sweet peppers for $2.98.
I splurged a little and purchased organic milk since that was an option. I paid double the Aldi price for a gallon of milk so I am not sure that it was a wise move on my part. 🙂
Walmart Meat & Grocery Items
If you need to feed a big family chicken leg quarters are one of the cheapest meats you can buy. We make BBQ chicken with them and the kids love them. I also purchased frozen shrimp which was not on sale $6.98 per bag), but we have not had any for a while and I was low on will power.
Weekly Total: $130.10
July Monthly Total: $495.07
(I am slightly over budget for this week, but I made my $500 goal for the month – woohoo! )
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You can price-match produce at Walmart. I do it pretty much every week and get the lowest prices of all the local stores while only going to one. I do miss living near an Aldi, though! I have had no trouble at all price-matching. I just tell them the price and the store. In years of doing this (living in two different states), I can only remember one occasion where the checker even pulled out an ad to confirm it.
Kimberlee Stokes says
Thanks Sheila. I was in a hurry this week and didn’t check any ads, but that is a great tip.
I always look forward to your weekly shopping trips! At the moment, we have a $60 a week budget for me, my husband, and 9-month old. After formula, that leaves $37 which includes any household items, and now that she’s eating real food, we need to be more conscious about getting fruits and veggies that she can eat. Doing my shopping tomorrow at Kroger and Aldi with only a $22 budget, and I think we’ll hit it. =) It’s been rough eating mostly cheap meals like rice and beans, hot dogs, etc., but in 3 more months she’ll be off formula and we can start eating real food again, lol!
Kimberlee Stokes says
Wow – that is amazing Jaime! Good for you for sticking to such a strict budget. Check with your pediatrician but now that she is eating more solid food you should be able to limit her formula intake and start giving her water to keep her hydrated. That should help too.