Originally posted on 21stfinance.com
I like to eat. A LOT. I very much enjoy eating out, making fulfilling meals at home, and it always ends up the same way. I spend way too much money on food, and I have struggled time and time again to save more money on my food budget.
There are a lot of ways to save money on your food bill, and many of them are common to many people. Buy in bulk, choose store brands over name brands. Yeah, yeah, yeah. We all know that. There is one simple thing that I used in college that ended up saving me a ton of money on my food bill without sacrificing quantity or quality.
It all came down to the physical store I shopped at.
By switching from my regular grocery retailer of Hy-Vee to a placed called Aldi, I saved hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on the exact same quantity of food that I could get at Hy-Vee.
Aldi is a low-budget, high quality retail store that specializes in saving their customers money. They eliminate some things from traditional stores (plastic bags, baggers) to ensure that you get a low price without eliminating quality.
You can save a lot of money on basic grocery items by shopping at the store, and they taste great too! Looking at the graphic below from safetynet.com, you can also see the money you save on various grocery items.
With just a few purchase changes to Aldi stores, the savings can add up.
Next time you are out shopping, check out Aldi for food products that are delicious and affordable for nearly everyones budget.
If you are a college kid with one of these stores in your town, I highly recommend it.
Good luck, and happy saving!