You can get better deals. Shop around. Don’t assume Aldi are the cheapest place to buy things or it is in business to be your friend.
When we lived in Brisbane where there was Aldi, we predominately shopped at independent fruit and vege grocers and Asian family supermarkets and butchers. We often told friends what we bought things for and they were amazed how cheap we would buy our fruit, vege and meat. Some only shopped at Woollies, some Coles, some Aldi and some a range of different supermarkets chasing ‘specials’.
None of our friends could beat the prices we could get at the independents…some used to come shopping with me to also enjoy the savings…and to give me company.
Shopping around is easy to do…and one shouldn’t assume the hype of advertising or social media to where it is best to shop.
Choice generally compares the major supermarkets on standard item pricing…as it is difficult for them to compare every supermarket or grocery store to see where it is best to shop. Choice’s surveys are relevant particularly when most consumers shop at the majors most of the time for their groceries.
In Tassie we face a different shopping environment to Brisbane, where quality is usually superior, but so is the price. We still tend to buy as much as possible at independent, family run green grocer/grocery stores away from the shopping centres as they are cheaper and usually have fresh products which are in season significantly less than at the supermarkets (noting we don’t have Aldi in Tassie).