I just went to the butchers to buy 2 racks of pork ribs for tea. The cost was $23.... I could get 2 meals of awesome pork ribs, chips and unlimited salad bar at my local bistro for $35. Feeling silly now I hope I don't stuff them up.
I've tried aldi too but their prices are about the same as other supermarket generic brands, so I found I wasn't actually saving any money, plus it was time consuming to go to so many different shops.
Have a look if you have a local food cooperative. I buy all my fruit & veg from mine (and you can get fruit & veg boxes). Usually they're all sourced from local growers and the money stays in your community. Mine even has meat, dairy and groceries available.
Also, if you can, farmers markets that are outside of a major city are super cheap!! I went to one at Fernvale (bit of a drive!) and I got my whole week's worth of fruit & veg for $12!!!
I also notice with aldi there are no weekly specials so name brands they stock like milo and vegemite are never reduced therefore I can always get them cheaper elsewhere when they are regularly on special.
Also their meat is never reduced to clear- I buy most of my meat when reduced to clear and freeze it so save a lot that way- aldi never seem to reduce the price of anything to a bargain.
Plus I end up buying silly crap from aldi I don't need with their random special buys lol.
And packing bags, with cranky toddler, plus using a token, and still having to go elsewhere to get other little things....
I used to swear by aldi but either the other chains have picked up their game with offering cheap but decent generic brands or aldi have let themselves slide.... But it isn't the really cheap option it used to be. Especially with their lack of specials- anything on special that week from the other chains is always cheaper than aldi.
Last edited by Little Miss Sunshine; 29-05-2015 at 11:06.
There is a lot here that deliver fruit and veg they source locally but their prices aren't much better and you can't swap things out that you wouldn't eat. I could always drive down the range to the big orange but that's not something I'd want to do all the time. The markets make a little bit of a difference but it's nothing drastic.
I shop online (Woolworths) and find it really helps as I can meal plan and shop at the same time, as well as shop directly from the catalogue to see what's on special.
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