SOME are wondering what items they should buy to keep their grocery bills within a strict budget — and one Aldi shopper has an answer for a $40 limit.
This was provided by TikToker “asap.kristy”, which provides money advice to its 41,000 followers.
These range from saving to investing.
One of the ways the 22-year-old saves money is shopping at Aldi, where she keeps her budget under $40 a week.
Additionally, Kristy noted that she only spends $150 a month on Aldi’s “cheap and affordable” selection.
Apart from being profitable, she also praised the quality of the store’s items.
In a recent videoKristy revealed what she had in her basket for a week.
What she bought
Kristy bought a dozen items during one of her errands at Aldi.
Her basket consisted of a combination of carbs, fruit, protein, and dairy.
The items she bought on a recent shopping spree are as follows.
- Chicken drumsticks
- whole grain bread
- bundle of oranges
- tortilla rolls
- Frozen spinach
- Sliced Mozzarella Deli Cheese
- Frozen strawberries
- Diced beef
- Premium honey smoked ham
In total, it cost Kristy $36.50, according to her receipt.
But keep in mind that prices may vary by location.
General ways to save money on purchases
When shopping (whether at Aldi or elsewhere), it’s important to keep some general savings tips in mind.
One includes buying house brand items rather than name brands.
This is said to save shoppers up to 30%.
And if you’re worried about sacrificing the taste of private label products over top brands, you shouldn’t.
Market research by IRi found that 75% of respondents believe the quality of private label items is as good as the country’s leading items, as cited Ramsey Solutions.
Additionally, shoppers should be on the lookout for clearance items.
At Walmart, for example, you could save up to 90% by taking advantage of the offers in this section.
Also, buying products in bulk with a longer shelf life could be another way to reduce the number of grocery shopping trips.
For example, a shopper spent less than $100 on groceries that lasted a few weeks for two people following this strategy.
And for more related stories, check out three ways to budget as social media pushes Americans into bad money habits.
And a Target shopper bought a week’s worth of groceries on a $50 budget.