I had to go to the Post Office today because we were down to a couple of stamps and I had a gift to mail. So rather than throw out my disposable mask after that trip, I went grocery shopping.
I had not gone to Aldi’s since before the sickness. I was sad because I really love Aldi’s. I decided to stop there. The reason I hadn’t gone there was because it is so small and I was worried about the social distancing. There was no reason to worry!
I was so impressed not only by the precautions Aldi’s is taking but by the selection of food. Our store is sanitizing their carts, letting you use a cart without putting a quarter in, only letting a certain amount of people in at a time, social distancing strips on the floor at the checkouts, letting you use the same cart to exit the store, and there is plexiglass in front of the cashier.
As you can see in the pictures, I made out well. Every item that was on my list I was able to get. Many were on sale. They were fully stocked. That has not been the case for Niagara Produce or Top’s. Top’s is the worst. When I would go to Top’s, there would be very little meat and the produce was terrible quality. Niagara Produce was low on meat.
The chicken breasts were on sale for $ 1.89 a lb. which is the lowest price I have found in many weeks. There was a limit of 2 which was fine.
I have not been able to find bacon under $4.-$5. a lb. This bacon was $ 3.49 each and there was no limit. The organic ground beef was only $ 5.15 a lb. I think the last time I purchased it, it was $4.69 a lb. So a $ .51 lb. increase is not too bad.
What I found was that most of their prices had not changed and what did go up, did not go up as high as other markets are raising them. I was delighted to see that.
So Aldi’s will be my #1 store from now on. Sure I will shop other stores for good sale prices when they have stock, but Aldi’s will be where all of their sale items and any non sale items will be purchased. I have already updated my price book with these prices today.
The only other news here is that our region of NYS is supposed to open up for Phase 2 tomorrow. The governor is still making up his mind. He is slower than molasses in January. Phase 2 includes most retail, real estate, barber shops, hair salons, etc. Our dentist reopened today.
My credit union is not opening yet which I find ludicrous. They have had many weeks to get them ready for the safety of employees and clients. But they have not. So our region is open but my credit union you still can’t walk into. However the credit union within a mile of my house is ready to open tomorrow. So hopefully your areas have opened up and things seem a little bit more normal. Well, as normal as they can be here with everyone wearing masks and social distancing.
Have you gotten any good grocery deals lately?