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Super Savings Saturday: Aldi, Dillon’s, Health Food Store, and Dollar Tree

I had a 2.5-hour time block today to run errands and do my grocery shopping. Jesse was working on things with the children, so I went by myself. And somehow, in that 2.5 hour time block, I made it to six different stores!

One of my errands was to go to the party store to buy things for a big bridal shower I’m hosting at our house this next week. They had everything I was looking for and almost all of it was on sale! I also stopped at Walgreens but they were completely out of everything I’d hoped to buy (no surprise since it’s Saturday, but I still decided to stop since it was right on my way!).

Here were the groceries I ended up getting at the four other stores I went to:

Dillon’s Shopping Trip

2 heads of lettuce marked down to $0.75 each

2 bags of croutons — $1.99, used 2 $0.55/1 coupons that “doubled” to $1/1 = $1 per bag (not the best price for these, but I’d signed up to bring them to a get together tomorrow so I went ahead and bought them since I knew I didn’t have time to make homemade croutons between now and then.)

Total: $3.81 with tax

Dollar Tree Shopping Trip

3 packages of Nature’s Own Hamburger Buns — $1 each

Sea Salt — $1

Total: $4.29 with tax

Aldi Shopping Trip

2 bags of shredded cheddar cheese — $2.99 each

Baking soda — $0.49

Straws — $0.99

Carrots — $0.99

Colored pepper pack — $1.79

2 packages of sweet corn — $0.99 each

4 packages of tomatoes on the vine — $0.99 each

Total: $17.36 with tax

Health Food Store Shopping Trip

10 cartons of Almond and Rice Milk for $0.99 each

2 organic Toaster Pastries at $0.99 each

6 mangoes at $0.33 each

4 lbs. of peaches at $0.79 per lb.

6.3 lbs. of marked down bananas at $0.39 lb.

Blueberry yogurt marked down to $0.99 each

Brown cow yogurt marked down to $1.99

Total: $24.11 with tax

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37 Comments

  • I love health food store finds- they other day they were clearing out some of their gluten free breads and brownies for only $.99 each- I would have bought them all if I had a freezer!!

    jen

  • Thanks to birthday errands and our anniversary, we ate out WAY too much this week. I didn’t actually go grocery shopping at all! (Except for one run for fresh fruit.) And, the one Target run I made didn’t have any spectacular deals. But, some weeks are like that. Back to reality next week 🙂

  • wow you got lots of yummy, healthy foods!

  • Jojo says:

    What health store did you go to? Was it the whole food store?

  • I linked up my post about what I got at CVS/Walgreens this week 🙂

  • Mona says:

    Can you share your menu for the Bridal Shower? I am always looking for food ideas for parties on a budget. Thanks. 🙂

  • I am in awe of your health food store bargains! We have nothing like that here in S. Florida. I have half the family on almond milk now so that would be a great find for us.

  • Wow, what great health food store deals! Especially the almond milk. We got through about 3 cartons a week, and it’s a very rare occasion I can find it for less than $1 with coupons and sales.

  • We stocked up on mangoes and peaches too!

    I haven’t really eaten mangoes before, but we made an awesome smoothie and some delicious mango salsa. I am definitely a fan now!

    Thanks for the link opportunity. 🙂

  • Joy says:

    How funny!I’m hosting a bridal shower for my sister in two weeks. I’m just doing a deli tray, pasta salad, fruit salad, etc. Each of the bridesmaids are bringing a dish to help cut down on my costs. The most expensive thing for me is going to be the deli tray and the cake.

  • Linda says:

    Aldi is my first stop shop and I go to the neighboring state where there is no sales tax on food and I combine the trip with recycling drop off, Lowe’s, visit my daughter, and a stop at Dollar General on the way home. May take all day, but that’s my day off to do whatever.

  • Thanks for the opportunity! 🙂

  • Linda says:

    Aldi is my first stop shop and I go to the neighboring state where there is no sales tax on food. I combine the trip with recycling drop off, Lowe’s, visit my daughter, and a stop at Dollar General on the way home. May take all day, but that’s my day off to do whatever I need to do.

  • Jen says:

    Where in the world do you find mangoes for 33cents?!? The cheapest we ever get them is $1/each.

  • ann says:

    Hi MoneySavingMom,
    Just wanted to know what you would be doing with those tomatoes. Are you planning a Freezer cooking thing and making extra pasta sauce, etc. I too got a lot of tomatoes from the farmer’s market today and am looking for some ideas. 🙂
    This week Aldi has those baby carrots for 29 cents a bag, you might want to check your online ad. Mine also has cauliflower for $1.29.
    And I love those Organic bananas you got. What a steal!
    Enjoy your weekend! 🙂

  • Brooke says:

    Thanks for the link-up! 😀

  • diana says:

    I also would love cheap mangos! I only like them in a mango avocado salsa recipe that I love. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/avocado-tomato-and-mango-salsa/detail.aspx Its wicked addictive!

  • Melissa R says:

    I love living lettuce, I buy it at Meijer even when it’s not on sale. I’d rather pay $1.50 for a head of lettuce that stays fresh in the refrigerator up to two months than pay less than $1.00 for a regular head that turns brown in a week.

  • Jane says:

    Wow! Your health food store prices are amazing! I can’t find almond or rice milk for under $2.50 around here (IL). Sure wish I lived closer to your store!

  • Amy Lauren says:

    I really love how your blog shows that you can save money on healthier food :). Everything you bought is really healthy, it shows that you can coupon and get deals without buying all junk food!

  • Maura says:

    Wow! That is a lot of milk. Can you freeze it, or does your family just drink that much? Super curious.

    • Courtney says:

      The milk looks like it is all in aseptic packages – so it is shelf-stable and doesn’t need to be refrigerated until opened.

  • Jessica says:

    All the links from http://www.couponsandfreebiesmom.com (and there are a ton) are affiliate links/posts and not blogs about actual deals she got 🙁 I’ve noticed that over many weeks.

  • I am always amazed, Crystal, at the great organic bargains you find! What a blessing to have these mark-downs available to you!

  • Rachel says:

    I’m also curious to hear what your plans are for the tomatoes and bananas! Great finds!

  • I am sharing our newfound great dessert – homemade coconut milk ice cream. So reasonable if made at home.

    Also shared my cost analysis of dehydrating, canning and freezing. We’re just starting to take in a lot of produce and need to keep storing it up!

  • Sabrina says:

    I am trying to re-stock my pantry after not shopping for over 3 months (besides milk, eggs, cheese, bread) so I bought lots of pantry items from 2 salvage grocery stores nearby. I wish we had a decent health food store nearby, you got some great deals there!

    I did also buy about 20 banans for $2, which I am going to use tonight to make banana chocolate chip muffins (with the semi sweet chocolate chips I got for $1.50).

  • flutemom says:

    “jealous” of your almond milk bargains!!! i rarely see it under 2.39 a carton. hooray for your bargains!

  • Rose says:

    Great Deals! No health food stores here for many many miles… BUT I did do great at Aldi today (Sunday) the boxes of cherries were marked down to .99… so I got 3, Choc Milk was .99, mini carrots were.59, tri color peppers were .99… and hot dog rolls were .25 and raisin bread was .99 So I did great.. (and I was going out for the Staples cheap stuff and the almost free paper.. to use with the 5 off of 25 coupon…)

  • Laura says:

    I love your health food store finds. Makes me wish we had one closer.

  • It looks like you had a really good week. I’m just back from a vacation so didn’t get anything, but I’m looking forward to stocking up on HBA in the weeks to come. I find that this is the best time of year to do it, so I try to get enough to last 12 months.

  • Andrea says:

    I really like Aldi’s but is anyone else willing to pay more for local farmers markets or produce stands? I try to support our local product stands because we do not have a lot of farmers markets close by and I always pay more then if I would have gotten it from Aldi’s. My husband has his own local business and I feel it is important to give back and buy local. Am I crazy?

  • Marlene says:

    Someday I will find awesome deals at our local health food store as well! Good for you . . . your deals inspire me to keep checking!

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