I boycott them all but it's taken awhile to get to this point. We buy 100% organic food so everything is from the local organic shop or organic butcher, cosmetics are from the organic shop or online, toys are bought online as we don't have any plastic toys anyway. We buy toilet paper and tissues from Aldi. DP has finally stopped buying beer from Dan Murphys. We avoid their petrol stations where possible but I'm guilty of forgetting to fill up until a little beeping light reminds me as I'm ducking into the closest one I can find!
I wish we had an Aldi here! Damn Townsville.
I hate them both. The quality of their produce and meat is getting worse by the week! I did a Coles shop last week and half the meat was full of gristle and even one lot of mince was GREEN in the middle Ive never had a dodgy piece of meat from IGA. Our local IGA is a bit of a drive for me though I try and get vegies and fruit from the local fruit shop now. Woolies is trying to flatten him though
Bananas are the biggest freaking rip off going with Coles and Woolies, I refuse to pay more than $2 a kilo for them, my father used to grow them for a living and I know the ins and outs of the wholesale market for them.
Mmm how are they unethical?
We try to buy organic or local when possible so we get veggies from the Sunday markets (they keep sooo much longer than the ones from the grocery store) we try to buy meat from the local butcher as much as possible as I find his meat to be better quality and they get it from the local farms. I do use whoolies and Coles points/rewards programs for staples, I read the labels and buy the ones with less preservatives.
As far as clothes go I use eBay a lot! Baby clothes especially they are usually in very good condition.
I'm still pulling out new toys from my baby shower, but I've bought new stuff like a jungle gym and bits and pieces usually from B-G vv when on discount we have baby n1 and plan on more so all that will get good use!
We don't have a choice. The 'specialty' stores like green grocers and butchers are too expensive near us and our local IGA are a COMPLETE rip off. They charge $2-$3 for every item and have no variety.
Be nice if we could support our locals but we just don't have the money.
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