21 April 2008

Bag lady

Check out my sweet new grocery bag from my favorite store:


My favorite thing about it, aside from its spacious interior and $1.99 price tag, is the pro-capitalist message couched in environmentalist terms and symbols, which pretty much sums up my approach to ecology. (Apologies to genuinely crunchy bloggers and readers! Ha!)

I know not all of you are fortunate enough to have an Aldi, so here's a related project to cheer you up.

13 comments:

Liz said...

Say, what's the price savings at Aldi compared to a regular grocery store or Wal-Mart? Just asking because I'm trying to figure out if the gas is worth the savings.

Pr. H. R. said...

Waaaayyyy cheaper. I'll hunt around for a receipt, but for example, pineapples, in season, go for 99 cents each, grape fruit for a quarter a piece, milk for 2.39 a gallon, eggs for 1.79, back of corn chips for 99 cents, etc. So it's definitely worth checking out. Obviously, from my memorization of such prices we too have to combine errands to make up for the drive and I end up doing a lot of Aldi shopping on shut in calls.

+HRC

Liz said...

Thanks! I'll have to give it a try. We just got Aldi a year or so ago, but I haven't been close enough to one to give it a go until two weeks ago.

Kelly said...

Very nice! I admit, I'm an Aldi snob - I've never really liked it, but for the last few years we've been able to take advantage of the Mexican grocery stores which offer significant savings over the Overpriced Big Chains. You ladies seem to read my mind over here. I have an eco/crunchy post that I'm working on but haven't had time to finish!

Glenda said...

UGh! I've been overdosing on House Hunters lately after the kiddos are in bed. EVERY commercial talks about "being green." So much so I want to use up all the plastic bags, buy bottled water again, open the windows while the heat is running, drive somewhere, anywhere, just because, turn on all the lights, and run the dishwasher, washer, and dryer all day.

Now what prevents me from doing such things is not my desire of being green, but my wish to use common sense, save money (for us and the church), and set some sort of reasonable model for the children.

As for Aldi, we have a new one and I am shopping there more. But no bags for me, I simply wheel it to the van, and load it in. If I ever need anything more to keep items from rolling, I'll stick a milk crate back there, which is what I saw in numerous cars while I was in Germany.

But I must say, "Cute bag, I do like it!" :-)

Gauntlets said...

I covet you your Aldi's. Blast you, Affiliated Foods! With your dingy aisles full of pricey, rotten fruit!

Now, I must smolder.

Rebekah said...

Glenda, how do you get it all into your fridge? Is this one of those things I need older kids for?

Reb. Mary said...

I'm right there with Gauntlets!
2.39 milk--now that's really something to covet--we're a full dollar above that here, ugh.

Gauntlets, is it possible to smolder in sludge?

Gauntlets said...

Sams had milk for something like 2.75 the other day and I thought I'd struck gold. All the other stores are pushing $4.

As for the sludge: It's "special," and therefore makes allowances for smoldering. ;)

Glenda said...

Rebekah, I have two refrigerators. That is a very nice luxury especially with fresh produce and buying 7 gallons of milk/week. And older kids are nice in that they can help unload and put everything away - but by golly make sure they know how *you* want it put away, or it'll just be more work later. Which actually it is the first several times, but then, oh how nice!

Btw,our Aldi has 2% milk for $2.59 and skim for $2.49 - still cheaper than anywhere else, even Kwik Trip.

Rebekah said...

Aha! I've been wondering how long we'll be able to hold off on that. And where I'm going to get another one when the time comes.

Gauntlets said...

Kwik Trip has cheap milk?!?

I'm learning so much.

We got really blessed with the second refrigerator in the basement set up. I highly recommend it. Right now it's only half-full, but I imagine it will overflow some day. Thank God.

Susan said...

Kwik Trip not only has cheap milk, but you can get it in half-gallon bags, which should get you some carbon-credit indulgences because of not using so much plastic!