I just wanted to share a tip with y'all. One word: ALDI.
Do you have one in your neck of the woods? I've been shopping at Aldi for over a year now and I'm in love. Seriously. This is a totally unprovoked review.
Sure, they make you use a quarter to get a shopping cart (you get it back when you return it). Why do they make you use a quarter? The quarter ensures you return the cart to its rightful place to get the quarter back – and that saves ALDI money on paying someone to collect carts all day long. Genius, right? When Aldi saves money on stuff like that, you feel the difference on prices.
I love how fast the check-out lines are. As a Scandinavian company, everything at Aldi is run very efficiently (think: Ikea). Sure, they carry generic food items – but as you may know, generic just means it was made by one of the big food makers and given a different style label and name so as not to compete with the brand name.
Aldi is a total generic paradise: they have everything from generic fiber one bars to generic hummus. YUM!! If you want to save some serious money on your grocery bill and don't have time to coupon – check out Aldi!