Originally Posted by Capt Lightning
...There are a number of 'budget' stores such as Aldi & Lidl and we do quite a lot of our shopping there. Always a like a bargain!
We have Aldi on this side of the pond, too! I used to shop there rather regularly when we lived in Ohio. They had opened a store about two miles from our home in the late 1980s and I was a Girl Scout leader. Great place to pick up Scout meeting treats, or to stock up on items when we would do overnight camp trips. Then we moved to Massachusetts in 2000, and no Aldi in sight. By the time they started moving into the area about (maybe) eight years ago, I could not believe how much the quality of their products had improved.
Himself and I just ran into one today to get a container of mixed nuts...and came out with about 6-8 other things.
It's nowhere near as close as my favorite, regular grocery store, but I might get back in the groove of shopping there. The prices are definitely better, and now that Himself is retired and no longer pulling in the "big bucks" I need to shop smarter. Plus, I noticed they now take credit cards. We use our Discover card for everything to earn the cash-back bonus points, then pay the bill off in total each month so as to not pay interest.