On Wednesday I took my boys around the city shopping, which they are thankfully getting used to. In the morning I take the two youngest boys to Target, CVS and Publix, then I drop my middle son off at school before picking up my oldest son. I then head to Aldi and another Target store with my oldest son and my middle son, and if the little one is napping, my oldest son and I get to spend some bonding time. I know, bonding over grocery shopping might not be fun for many, but in a house full of boys, believe me it is very special to get mom’s undivided attention, even if it means going shopping.
So while I am out doing a the weekly grocery shopping, I bring my grocery price comparison list with me, I update prices, and I look out for great deals to share. The past couple of weeks I have noticed quite a price jump at every store, which I guess might be due to the increases in gas prices, but the way that Target has increased their prices seems a bit strange. For the past couple of weeks, they have had a price jump on an item one week, and while it would normally go back to regular price once the sales period is over, it instead goes to an increased regular price.
Market Place Apple Juice 64 oz was on sale at $1.74, the regular price was $1.84, but it is now $1.94.
Market Place chips was on sale at $2.49, the regular price was $2.69, but it is now $2.79.
This is something I have never really paid close attention to, but with the work that goes into the ever expanding and constantly changing grocery price comparison list, I pay attention to the smallest price change.
The prices at Publix seem to just keep on increasing, and they too will have a sale, only to increase the regular price the week after. Two weeks ago they had the morningstar veggie burgers on sale, but they did not have the Spicy Black Bean burgers that I love, so I got a rain check for these. However, when I went back to get them the next week, the regular price had increased $0.20.
While Aldi’s prices constantly fluctuate, and continues to go up as most of the competitor’s prices, one thing that does not change is Aldi’s position on the price comparison list. They always seem to be below the competitor prices by a certain percentage.
The below price comparison list is based on my local South Florida prices, and prices may vary by region.
You can see the full grocery price list at the Aldi Spot, it is updated every week.