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Super Savings Saturday: Dillon’s, Aldi, & the Health Food Store

I had some extra money leftover in the grocery budget from this past month, so I had fun buying a few extras in my grocery shopping trip today (including, ground lamb–something I’ve never purchased before!):

Dillon’s Shopping Trip

Bob’s Red Mill Hot Cereal — clearanced to $2.09
Kroger White Whole Wheat Flour (I’m all out of wheat and haven’t had a chance to get to the bulk foods store yet!) — $3.49
Organic Leaf Lettuce — $1.99
Organic Spring Mix Lettuce — reduced to $1.79
2 Pure Protein Bars — $1, used 2 $0.55/1 coupons (“doubled” to $1 off), free after coupons
5 packages of Garlic Bread (I’m bringing this to a get-together tomorrow.) — $2.49 each
Hebrew National Franks — $3
Total with tax: $26.71

Aldi Shopping Trip

Gala apples — $2.99
Dried cranberries — $1.39
Yogurt — $1.99
Salsa — $1.79
Roma Tomatoes — $1.29
2 bags of frozen peas — $0.99
Oats — $1.99
Cucumber — $0.69
Grapes — $1.58
Cheese — $1.99
Tortilla chips — $1.19
2 dozen eggs (my brother’s hens aren’t laying much so I bought store eggs for the first time in months!) — $1.19 each
Total with tax: $22.80

Health Food Store Shopping Trip

Lamb — marked down $4.99
Bacon — marked down $3.99
5 cantaloupe — $0.99 each
Rudi’s organic hot dog buns — marked down to $0.99
Total with tax: $16.01

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44 Comments

  • Kimberlee says:

    What are you going to do with the lamb?

  • Jada says:

    Crystal, my friend, who is South African, makes a great dish called Bobotie. She uses beef, but has said that you can use lamb for it (I have used lamb).
    Here is the link:
    http://lottamadness.com/home/2011/06/27/bobotie/

  • Thanks for the link-up. Enjoy your ground lamb! We’re doing chicken gyros this week, and making our own tzatziki sauce. Yum!

  • Cheri says:

    What health food store do you shop at? We’ve recently moved and I haven’t had much chance to look around. I’m having a problem finding organic food around here

  • Lori says:

    I’ve noticed you always buy Hebrew National hot dogs. Can you tell me why? I’m going to try to pay better attention to the amount of nitrates we eat and I figured that’s probably why you choose that brand, but wasn’t sure.

  • Crystal says:

    What do you do with your cantaloupes? We love cantaloupe but I don’t think we could eat five in the time that it looks like those need to be eaten. Just curious! 🙂

  • Hailey MacDonald says:

    The fact that you can buy bacon at your health food store makes me happy, lol!!

  • Katie says:

    When you say “bulk foods store”, are you talking about Sam’s or Costco, or is there a shopping secret that I have overlooked? 🙂

  • Jane says:

    Thanks for your post, I always look forward to it! Just a heads up, links #31 and #32 are not a super savings sat, but looks like a post for affiliate links. (the free cheerios and floss links)

  • Jessica says:

    I’ve also left comments in the past about couponsandfreebiesmom.com always posts affiliate links every week 🙁

  • Rachael says:

    Crystal,

    Are you goint to make your pita bread from scratch/bread machine? I tried them this summer and they are awesome. My parents went on a trip to Israel this past year with some friends and they are now hooked on homemade pitas, as well. They are pretty simple to make, actually 🙂

  • Shelia says:

    I have been couponing for a couple of years but have never posted any of my good deals on another persons blog. Sorry if I am doing this wrong. I think you are doing an awesome job and appreciate the time you take to post all of these great deals.

  • crystal says:

    crystal, have you looked into starting a bountiful basket in your area? we have one here that i’m helping run and i love it! if you run a site you get your basket for free. it saves us a TON of money each month…. i love it!

  • Steve F says:

    To lop a quick 25% – 50% off your grocery bill, avoid the big, national grocery chains like the plague! Most areas have warehouse food stores that will give you all the quality and selection of the big boys, and sometimes more. We’ve done almost all our shopping at these for quite some time, and the savings really add up.

    We use primarily Boise ID based Winco Foods, which is a west coast only chain, but there are similar markets all over this land that will save you a tremendous amount on the same foods you’re buying now. Try them, and pay off your credit card debt with the money you same, it will leverage your grocery bill savings into even more money!

  • Rhonda says:

    Thanks for posting your prices. I only paid $2.59 for kroger white whole wheat flour (5 lbs) this week and wondered if that was high. I’m excited to hear that I got a deal. I was almost completely out of flour. How’d that happen?!?

  • Crystal, you can get whole wheat berries delivered right to your door from Honeyville farms. Their 50 pound bag is about $48 and there is a $5 shipping charge. You can google Honeyville Farms or I have an affilliate link on the sidebar of my blog. =)

  • Elizabeth says:

    We had sheep when I was growing up, so we at a TON of lamb. This is my favorite lamb burger recipe… http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/lamb-burgers-with-feta-spread-recipe/index.html

  • I love all the great deals you were about to get! The lamb sounds amazing! I love gyros! Also, thanks for the link up!

  • MaryEllen says:

    Since we started on a cash budget, I’ve consistently been under-budget each month for groceries. Rather than lower the budget, my husband agreed to keep the budget the same and let me try to start spending a little more on organic produce and other healthier foods that cost a little more. We would definitely prefer to eat that way, but before the cash budget, we always thought we couldn’t afford it! I’m so glad we started this!

  • Erica Hall says:

    I just found Pampers Prints diapers, 56 in the size 4 box marked down to $6.94 at Target today. I used the $4 off coupon from the newspaper and could have used the $2 off diapers and wipes to get a free pack of wipes. The size 4 works out to only $.05 per diaper. I used the $5 off 3 Cherokee uniform items to get 6 shirts for under a $1.

  • Stephanie says:

    Crystal-
    How do you like the chips from Aldi? I buy some produce and canned goods there but haven’t bought any type of chips. I’d like to buy their tortilla chips but haven’t as of yet. Got some taco shells there once that were stale so I’m hesitant about any type of chip product.

  • Theresa says:

    I’d been wondering for awhile which small store you were hitting up but I picked up some .99 cantelope and saw the hot dog buns on the clearance shelf, so I know now! LOL 🙂 I am even more in love with the store since they expanded.

    I’ve been switching all my spices to organic as I run out and they’re bulk spices really are a great price!

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