As many of you know I spend the last week with some good friends down in Illinois. I have been a huge blog follower and coupon-er lately. I realize how lame this is about to sound, but when we got their my friend asked which grocery store I wanted to go to. I of course did not bring coupons so just said "whatever is cheapest."
Now, don't get me wrong I have heard of Aldi's thank to lifeasmom, but had never been or see one. It was definitely an experience. First you have to "pay" a quarter for your cart. You get it back, BUT only if you put it back. I agree that every store should have these, because who really wants to be out that quarter. It adds up right?
Then, once we got in it seemed like a normal grocery store. No. The brands were all brands I had never heard of so of course I thought does it taste the same? I was assured most did and Jen pointed me in the directions of things she said tasted the same. Much cheaper though even without coupons.
Once we got to the checkout stand I got the whole grab any empty boxes! Our cashier checked us out and just put all our groceries in a cart. What?! Yep you guessed it, no bags! So we scooted over and put all our groceries into boxes. My friend said "this is why the groceries are so cheap though." Gotcha!
All in all it was a good experience, I do wish we had an Aldi's around Chadron for the simple fact that it is different and much cheaper with most things.