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    Default Here's what you get when you spend $32 on groceries at Acme, Aldi, Trader Joe's and W

    Interesting comparisons. I wish she had also shared the recipes.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/21/what...ole-foods.html

    I think if she had been more flexible with her menu she could have made WF or TJs work a little better. Also, being willing to shop more than one store to get the lowest priced items between the two could also bring costs down.
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    Interesting. 1 lb bags of frozen vegs do provide a lot of options as she notes on the Aldi trip. I also buy whole bags of onions (3 lb) and potatoes (5 lb) and they are often BOGO. I still really like Target for pantry items and free delivery on a $35 order, doing that about once a month now.

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    I would love to see what recipes she used. I am trying to dial our grocery budget back and stop spending like I have a printing press in my spare room.

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    Very interesting thanks for sharing. I need to use Aldi's more.

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    She touched on something that some people I know found out: if you can't buy in bulk, you're going to spend a lot more. These people had a lot of debt, so they sold almost everything they had and moved into an RV. A lot of bills went down, but their food costs went up. When there's no room to store items bought on sale, you're stuck paying with whatever they cost when you need them. I save a vast amount of money buying items in bulk on sale, and then either freezing or canning them. People who don't have much money to begin with also have a difficult time getting to where they can buy on sale and wait out the higher prices.

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    yes having some stock up money in the budget is good to take advantage of sales. and being flexible in your recipes.

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    Flexibility is key. Like my grandma used to say, if you don't got what you want, then want what you got. I love honeycrisp apples, but I don't buy them when they're out of season and cost $5/lb. I buy some other kind of apple, or other fruit.

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