With a new baby on the way, i am trying to save money everywhere.
So when you do food shopping do you say go to one store for meat, one for breads, catalog shop for specials?
eg: Woolworths have loo paper & ham on special do you go there just for those items? of do you just shop in one store for everything?
If you mix shop do you think its worth the extra hassle & planning?
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11-09-2013 14:21 #1
Food Shopping - Do you mix stores?
11-09-2013 14:24 #2
Yep, i go to a Fruit and Veg wholesalers for all my fruit and veg - eggs are usually cheaper there too. I go to a butchers for meat, Crazy clarks for cleaning products pet food etc and only go to woolworths for things like homebrand milk and bread etc
11-09-2013 14:27 #3
I don't go catalogue shopping where if one thing is cheaper at wollies I go there compared to Coles......the only thing i would do that for is like cartons of coke etc but I find that it all evens out in the end. I buy fruit and veg at the produce store outside of Coles and save big time. Also if you buy a lot of chicken breasts than buy them at the deli section of your supermarket. I recently bought 10 for $21.....
11-09-2013 14:29 #4
Lenards- chicken, unless it's breast I am after than I buy Mt Barker at Coles.
Coles- everything else.
Except for the cleaning products my weekly bill is around $250 sometimes less if hubby is away sometimes more if we have something nice planned ie BBQ with friends. I always menu plan. My cleaning is quite cheap, I get 20% off as well but I have not added it up on a weekly basis, I spend about $20 a month if that.
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11-09-2013 14:31 #5
I go to aldi one week and Coles the next. We have a local green grocer where I buy the bulk of my fruit and veg (top up when at aldi or Coles). Once a month I go to the health food store for things like coconut oil and to stock up on gluten free things I prefer from there. It sounds like a lot of running around but isn't - I'm in a routine. It definitely saves us money.
11-09-2013 14:33 #6
I have been going to the same butcher, deli, fruit shop, fish shop, organic shop and bakery for over ten years, I prefer to buy from people who know and source their products and can order whatever I want , I only go to supermarkets ( mainly IGA) for cleaning stuff /dairy and pantry items
11-09-2013 14:34 #7Member
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Honestly I don't think the hassle is worth it most of the time, if you have to drive out of your way around town. Waste of petrol/ time
However, if it is in the same centre then it is worth it. I shop at Aldi, coles and delicatessen, they are all in my local centre. But before Aldi came I just did all coles.
I should add I hate grocery shopping!! Upto to you if you have the time especially when the little one comes, I found it was more get in and get out before feed/sleep time.
11-09-2013 14:48 #8
I tend to just go local cause I'm too lazy to compare and shop around. So atm woolies is my local supermarket so I tend to shop there the most.
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11-09-2013 14:53 #9
I go to one of my local shopping centres. I start park near Coles & write down their veg prices. I then go to Aldi & get what I can, then the veg market for any fresh produce Aldi don't have & the Asian grocer for gluten free flours. Then back to Coles for any veg that were the cheapest price, staples like milk etc, and stop at the chicken shop for bulk chicken. I wouldn't do it if they weren't all in the same centre. I used to shop only at Coles but got sick of their high prices for fruit & veg
11-09-2013 14:56 #10
We have a Woolies, Bakers Delight and fruit shop all together. I buy bread from BD and all my fruit and veg from the fruit shop, it's much cheaper and better than Woolies! Now I just need to find a good butcher
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