Ad matching: this fruit for how much?
Here’s the cost breakdown:
5 Mangoes at $0.49 each
13 Avocados at $0.33 each
2 lbs Strawberries at $0.99/lb
1 cantaloupe for $1.29
All we had to do was pick up an Aldi’s ad.
Wal Mart often has high-quality produce, but the prices aren’t always great. Aldi’s can often have some really great sales, but for subpar merchandise. It’s a pretty great fit. With ad matching smaller grocery stores’ ad prices, you can pick up all the great sales around town, in one place. One lady we talked to in the produce department, she had just a list written out of all the different ad prices from several different stores’ sales. That’s our plan, eventually, but we have yet to actually do it.
As a side note: I’m in favor of supporting small businesses, especially struggling ones that feel the need to have the lowest prices around, just to get people in the door. If you do find one of these gems, I think you won’t regret going a bit out of your way to help keep them in business.
Back to the ad-matching…
Since you can freeze avocados, we decided to stock up (I don’t see this good a price on them very often!) For just the 3 of us, this is a ton of fruit, but it’ll all freeze just fine.
My husband estimated that the cost for this at their normal (even “sale”) prices would have been over $22! Considering that’s better than half-off our entire purchase… We’re pretty happy.