A few months ago, I was shopping at as many as four groceries: Giant Eagle, Kuhn’s, Shop n’ Save, and Aldi.
To catch all stores, it took about 2 hours, including driving time. That’s an awful lot of time!
The last few weeks, I’ve just gone to Aldi. Now that there’s a new store near me, it’s really been worthwhile to visit it.
I’ve found that the prices are low, quality is high, and since the store is small, it doesn’t take as long to get everything on my shopping list.
Today, it took me 23 minutes from the time I walked in the store to the time I walked out.
I didn’t have to mess with coupons or try to calculate the best value for similar items, since Aldi usually carries just one variety of an item.
I’m going to continue looking at sale fliers for my three other stores, because sometimes meat or other items go on a supersale that even Aldi can’t beat.
But I think I’m going to scale back my grocery couponing, and just stick with cutting coupons for things I can get at the drug stores.
While it’s possible that I would save more money by going to several grocery chains, I don’t think it would amount to all that much. My time is important, and if I can save a few hours each week, that’s worth it to me.
What about you? Do you go to just one grocery? Do you go to Aldi only? Aldi and another grocery? What’s the situation?