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Aldi is King- $89.74 Grocery Haul 5-11-20

This weekend, I was so excited- I actually went inside Aldi for the first time since like March! And it went really well- there was someone out front sanitizing all the carts; another right inside counting the people that walked in; and arrows pointing us down the one-way aisles. I got everything I needed, including fresh and cheap produce. It felt SO good to be back!

I’d been trying to avoid the stores as much as possible during this time; but I’m just now starting to feel comfortable going out by myself, and I knew Aldi had to be one of my first stops.

So, not included in my grocery money, but something I wanted to show you anyway, are these snacks I bought on Amazon using gift cards.

I’ve been gushing on Instagram over this app called Hatch by CSpace. It’s a survey app; while you don’t qualify for everything, and you have to wait 2-3 weeks to get your Amazon gift cards, the payout is huge. Last week I got $42.00 in gift cards from surveys I’d taken a few weeks before, and I’m waiting on another $25.00 to come in soon!

You get paid anywhere from $2.00-$15.00 per survey and they only take 5-10 minutes max. Seriously, if you want some extra gift cards, sign up today! I’m not getting paid to talk about this app; I just enjoy it that much.

Also, today starts my free 5-day challenge in my Facebook group– “Healthy Summer Kickstart”! If you want some Summer recipes and tips to stay healthy in the heat, head on over!

Wal Mart

I did Wal Mart’s grocery pickup because they had a few things Aldi didn’t:

  • Spring roll wrappers
  • Enchilada sauce
  • Coleslaw mix
  • K-cups
  • Whole wheat pasta

Those chocolate K-Cups are amazing. It was my first time trying them and I highly recommend!

The only substitution was that Eckrich turkey smoked sausage. I wanted ground turkey sausage; but I’m using those for breakfast burritos so it’ll still work!

Total: $35.56


It felt really good to be in-store again! They had everything I needed, including the fresh chicken which I had heard was totally out the day before.

And strangely enough, Aldi has the best cottage cheese out of every brand I’ve tried. The 4% is super creamy and you just can’t beat it. Does anyone else have a favorite brand?

Total: $54.18
Weekly Total: $89.74. This leaves us with an extra $10.00 in the budget that we’ll put towards our Sam’s Club fund.


Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.


  • Chicken Asian Wraps, stir fry vegetables*, rice*- one of the recipes in my Facebook challenge!
  • Grilled chicken, Black Bean and Corn Salad- another recipe in my Facebook challenge!
  • Spaghetti* and meatballs*, frozen broccoli*- I didn’t make it last week so pushed it to this week
  • Vegetable soup, homemade bread
  • Black Bean Sweet Potato Enchilada Skillet, roasted zucchini
  • Pancakes
  • Leftovers


What’s on your menu this week? Share below in the comments!

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