A trip to town could not be avoided any longer. I put off leaving the house til I can no longer talk myself out of leaving and today was the day I HAD to go to town. We were out of several things . . oh, heck . . the truth is . . Vince doesn’t like Schlotzsky’s and I love it and he wasn’t coming home for lunch today so treated myself to Schlotzsky’s. Really, Schlotzsky’s treated me because I had earned whatever you get and I only had to pay 73¢ for my sandwich, chips and Dr. Pepper!
I stopped by Aldi just to get almonds. I usually have plenty of them but had run out and was trying to decide if I was going to get more now or wait til cooler weather because of shipping them in this heat but . . I needed them. I was thinking I wouldn’t even get a cart and then I’d grab my almonds and be on my way but then I said . . You know how you are! Get a cart!
Oh, my goodness . . did I get some deals today. I love Aldi for their regular prices but when I happen upon markdowns like I did today . . I just want to bring my knitting bag and find a corner and stay there forever!
The first thing I saw was the canned Lychee fruit marked down. We will drive 2 hours to an HEB to get this and pay $1.89/can for it. I had never seen it at Aldi and would have been happy to pay their full price for it but for 49¢ a can, it all came home with me – 17 cans!
Notice that shelf is now empty!
The ancient grains . . I’ve plenty of those little bags for full price. Love them all. I probably should have bought more of that at 99¢ a bag.
The stuffing mix, which I know you’re going to think is crazy, but I love it . . was 49¢ per box.
The croutons are pumpkin/cornbread and they were on sale for 25¢ per bag. The peas were on sale for 69¢ per bag. One pound of dry garbanzo beans or black eyed peas for 69¢! That’s a price I don’t see around here any more. They also had light red kidney beans which I like but Vince doesn’t like so I didn’t get those.
My biggest find ..
The hams were half price! They had bone in, boneless, ham steaks — all half price. I only bought two of them but one is about 9-1/2 pounds and it was $7.05. The other is almost 10-1/2 pounds for $7.68. Do you know how many meals I can get from a 10 pound ham? Breakfast, sandwiches (sliced ham, ham salad) for lunch, baked ham, ham with scalloped potatoes .. there are so many quick and easy things I can do with ham. Then there’s the bone! Beans or soup . . yum! I should keep track but I’m betting I can get 15 meals out of a 10 pound ham. Of course, other things will go in there but for the meat, it will not cost over $1 per meal.
I didn’t need milk but they have milk now for 99¢ per gallon. Other stores in town have it on sale for 99¢ per half gallon. What a deal for those of us who drink and use lots of milk.
Having an Aldi here definitely cuts down on the grocery budget. Some trips end up costing more than I had planned but in the long run, Aldi saves this household a lot of grocery dollars.
We had a local supermarket go out of business, everything in the store was half off. Now that it’s closed, it’s time to make the drive to Aldi.
I went to Aldi this morning (second time ever!) and found some deals, but nothing like yours.
How do you break your ham down before freezing it? I’m assuming you do and don’t consume 15 ham meals in a single week.
Dottie N. says
We went to Aldi’s in Wichita Falls last week and I was SHOCKED to see the milk at $.99/gallon, eggs $.79/dozen, avocados $.29/each and a package of LARGE red/yellow/orange peppers for $1.49. Didn’t find any super clearance things though. Milk around us is $2.19/gallon, eggs are $1.50 – $1.79/dozen (or more). We don’t have any chickens so I need to buy eggs, LOL.
Congratulations on all your bargains!
I too love Scholtzkey’s. We don’t have one in our town but there is one about 30 miles away. I always ask my husband to take me there for my birthday and any other time we go that way. I could make a meal out of the bread alone. Love it!
What will you do with 17 cans of lychees?
I like the sales, too, but you hit some good ones today! It’s the cheapest place in town for milk, eggs, chips (my son loves blue corn chips and they are notoriously expensive elsewhere!), OJ, pizza and bread, just for the common things I get there all the time. There are a few things I get elsewhere, but I wouldn’t have much of a grocery budget if it weren’t for Aldi!
Amy Makson says
wow… you had a great day there! Good shopping! ( I am trying to teach my daughter this… she runs to the market every other day to get what she needs and never looks for sales and stocks up…sigh).
DANG!! I didn’t find ham at either of the Aldi’s I checked. NO ham! I was so excited because we like to find exceptional deals like that for when we serve dinner at the Ronald McDonald house. This past Tues., we fed them brisket and fried chicken (which we get for a good price at local chicken restaurant), mashed potatoes, green beans, broccoli rice casserole and corn casserole in addition to fruit and green salad, bread and desserts. They like it when we show up!! I’ll continue to check when you post your bargains! 🙂
Rebecca in SoCal says
Wow! I JUST read that an Aldi is opening up (in the “next town over”) and wondering if it would be worth driving to (traffic aggravation). This certainly implies YES!
I’m with Carol: 17 cans of Lychees? I haven’t noticed them that much on your menu?
Cathy W. says
Our Aldi never has markdowns. I think the tourists come and buy everything up. We have’t had hams since before Easter. In fact, they ran out before Easter and had a sign on the door saying ” no more ham”. I emptied the shelf of the ancient grains several weeks ago but they were not marked down.