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    Default Aldi a year ago verses last night.....

    I went to Aldi last night. I generally go to Aldi only a few times a year as what I find to be their best deals I can buy in bulk and store. Every time I've went this year the jumps have caught me off guard. Last night when I cam home I pulled out the Thanksgiving/Christmas receipt envelope from last year to pitch it and pulled my Aldi reciept from the a few days before Thanksgiving last year.

    Here are some of the jumps at the Aldi here:

    ...................................Then..................Now
    ketchup...........................89........................1.39
    mandrine oranges.............33...........................55
    choc. chips......................89........................1.69
    veg. oil...........................1.29.......................2.29
    sweet. cond. milk..............89.......................1.39
    eggs............................3/1.00.........................99
    tuna..................................29.........................57
    stuffing..............................59.........................79
    syrup................................89.......................1.39
    rice mixes.........................59..........................59
    sugar (5lb)......................1.29........................1.89
    english muffins..................49...........................99
    coconut.............................89........................1.39
    applesauce........................59...........................99
    cr. of ? soup.......................29...........................49

    I avoided things like cheese and so forth this year so I couldn't compare them but these price jumps look a lot higher to me than the 6% they've been talking about.... and ..... the sad part is these are still better prices/jumps than most of the stores.

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    I haven't been tracking the actual prices, but they have jumped ALOT. I shop there weekly, and even some weeks we see a huge jump. I guess it is still better than shopping elsewhere, where the prices are going up too. At our jewel, some of those prices are quadruple what we pay at Aldi's!

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    wow....there are some big jumps over the year.

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    ~You were getting some good deals last year! Our Aldi had your high prices last year and they've gone even higher still. Our oil is now $2.79. What's great about Aldi though is that their prices are adjusted frequently. I have receipts that show 5-10 of the same products and they vary $.10-.50 each every week so you can stock up on the good weeks. And some things in our store are much less expensive than last year, like milk, eggs, rice and beans. But this year, for the first time, I've been buying some of my staples(like chocolate chips, sugar, fruits and veggies) at grocery stores because they're actually cheaper than Aldi.~

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    It's awesome that you had your slips from last year. It's really interesting to see what is happening. The government"s figures are jaded with some items that we don't buy often or even not at all. This is a true representation on what is happening to the average American. Thanks for sharing!

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    Thanks for sharing....you put in black and white what we all knew to be true!

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    Yep, I've seen the same thing. Unfortunately they are still the cheapest option in our area. I swear the stores don't have sales except on pre-packaged stuff I don't use anyway. I did learn something I didn't know. Aldi prices things based on the stores in the area, thus they are higher in higher cost areas. Which means if you live in one of those areas you just can't catch a break, ~sigh~

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    Hi
    Thank you for sharing the old list versus the current list.

    I was in Walmart yesterday and was pricing canned veggies there.
    More than I wanted to spend.
    Went to Aldi's as the plan was to get some veggies stocked back up here.
    I bought 24 cans at .49 each. The kidney beans are now .55 each.
    I was just looking at my cash register slip from Nov 2 /08, so only 18
    days ago, and the kidney beans were then .45 each.
    I bought one can of corned beef hash, and current price is 1.18. Not
    too long ago, it was .99
    A gallon of skin milk was $ 2.75 a gallon. I checked the price of powdered
    milk just out of curiousity and it was $ 5.99 and that made 8 quarts.
    Which translated, the whole milk was cheaper !

    I been tracking our groceries for the last month in a book and it is wee scary.
    I am being frugal, and shopping wise or so I think. And the prices keep adding up

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    I agree. I usually only buy certain things at Aldi, but do compare prices. Prices are going up everywhere around me, so last weekend I went in to do the majority of my shopping with them. I definately noticed prices going up and some for the same price differences you gave. The milk was great at 1.99 a gallon, but the cheese was a much better deal at Kroger as was the cereal I bought there last week at $ .87 a box. I used to always buy cereal at Aldi, but now I can be either cheaper or about the same for brand names at the regular grocery store. And I agree about the english muffins. I used to stock up and freeze at the old price, but now they are $ .99 and they are different and do not taste as good. I can actually get great ones from Kroger for $1.00. It definately pays to shop around, these days.

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