Every Day

My Aldi’s Shop, etc.

I am sure that we have all spent a lot more money on groceries the past year and 1/2. I know we have. However, there comes a time when you feel you don’t need to spend as much as before. We are in “saving mode” right now because we have other priorities for our money the next few months. So my grocery trips are getting smaller and they are farther apart.

Today I went to Aldi’s to pick up some Wednesday sale meat. I was there a couple of minutes after my store opened. As I was parking, I saw a man unloading a very overloaded cart into his trunk. I recognized him as a local restaurant owner. He had about 1/2 cart of chicken thighs and the rest was assorted beef. I ran into the store hoping that they had at least one package of the boneless thighs left. I only wanted one since they were on sale for $ 1.69 a lb. I got it.

I also went to get the grass fed organic ground beef for $ 17.96. That amount gets you 3 packages totaling 4 lbs.which cost $ 4.49 a lb. I picked up 2 packages of 3 each. So all I spent today was $ 41.13.

The beef will give us 8 meals and the chicken will give us 3 plus some meat leftover for a brunch salad. So the 12 meals will cost us about $3.42 for the two of just for the meat. That is not too bad.

As I was driving by my Super Walmart, I decided to run in just to look at how well stocked it was. There were so many shelves empty that I was amazed. Deli and meat selection was poor also. I had been hearing about how Walmarts’ all over the country have low stock but I didn’t really think anything of it until I saw mine this morning. I left the store without buying anything.

So many people are asking this question: “Why is Walmart so under-stocked when our local supermarkets have plenty of food?” I don’t know. But the only thing that makes sense to me is that a lot of the food in Walmart comes from China. So they may be having a supply chain issue.

Does anyone know why? Do any of you work for Walmart and know the answer? Please let me know if you do.

6 replies on “My Aldi’s Shop, etc.”

I don’t know why WalMart is having such a problem. I haven”t been inside a WalMart in over 16-18 months! But I do order from them online. It has become increasingly difficult to get anything from them lately, especially beans. You may want to reconsider not stocking up and go back to restocking up. I do a lot of my shopping at Aldi and a local grocery store, Adam’s, that sells mostly local food products such as vegetables, fruits, chicken, pork and (sky high priced) beef. The store is very very expensive BUT at least I’m guaranteed I can get food, regardless of the price. Aldi has been somewhat good at keeping prices down. I stocked up on those thighs. My husband loves them. Me? Not so much. I would never buy that beef you did. Too expensive. We get ground turkey instead.
It’s getting scary out there, to be honest. I don’t know what to believe anymore, other than what I can see with my own eyes. UGH!

Hi Cindi.

I find many things out of stock when I place a delivery order also. It is getting tougher and tougher to find food at a reasonable price too. Your reasoning is why I do Aldi and Top’s. They are well stocked. However Top’s prices are atrocious so I only buy what is on loss leader sales. Hubby does not like ground turkey. This is the only ground beef that either of us like. We will give up junk food or desserts to keep being able to buy it. You are so right about it being scary. Prices have gotten so high that I don’t know how people who have lower incomes are surviving.

Hi AD. We don’t have Walmart close by so I hardly ever go there. They also do that “just in time” delivery so it is not a surprise there are issues with their supply chain.

Kroger had a good ad this week. I got several things for my stockpile: sugar .97/4 lb, roll sausage 2.49, peanut butter $1/jar, lunch meat 2.49/package, eggs .97/18 ct. I also got several good deals on the mega sale they are having. The rest of my order was meat and produce on sale. I stayed in my budget and saved 45% on my overall bill, which I consider a win for Kroger.

Our garden finally has enough tomatoes that I am making BLTs for supper tonight. Yay!

Hi Chris,

You do great with the grocery shopping! I love those prices. I am not finding those prices here. Yeah on the BLT’s. Great minds must think alike. I have picked 4 tomatoes so far with a lot more ripening. Since I am going to be out most of the day tomorrow, I have planned BLT’s for when I get home.

Got a few deals this week, large size creamer was on sale for 4.99 so I bought 3 and used a 5.00 of 5.00 coupon. Had a few store coupons as well and was able to stack a few with sales. Passed on items that I would’ve bought without thinking realizing, I can do without the extra snacks. I was very mindful and took my time.

Hi Patti,

Nice score on those creamers! Mindful always pays off! I just got done going over my grocery list for tomorrow to make sure that I am getting the best deals on the things that I need. There are so many things crossed off that I decided I didn’t need.

Leave a Reply