I happen to be lucky enough to be able to do most of my shopping at the Victoria Market in Melbourne. I used to shop three days a week there buying very little from the supermarkets. However, with age, I am only able to visit once a week with someone who takes the items home for me. I buy 90% of meat, cheese and vegetables at the market with huge savings. I nearly have a heart attack when I am forced to go to the supermarket to buy these items. I also have a stall at the Vic Market who provides me with many condiments and Italian based products at cheaper than I can purchase at the supermarket, if at all. It is only things like bread, cleaning products, hygiene and the occasional carton of mini cokes or canned vegetables that we purchase from the supermarket. The brochures are scanned for specials including Aldi's Wednesday and Saturday specials. Eggs are bought from a colleague who keeps hens, not necessarily cheaper than the market, but I prefer to purchase from him. Overall, I think that we save a lot by shopping this way. Costco would be a possibility if we had a large family and plenty of storage space and did not mind eating the same thing over and over again.