ONE shopper is taking budgeting to a whole different level at Aldi.
It comes as the inflation rate has hit a whopping 9.1% for June compared with the same period last year – the highest in 41 years.
During the year, the overall cost of food has risen by 10.4%, with consumers paying up to 35% more on grocery items.
But regardless, Aldi and Walmart have been recognized to be big money-saving grocery stores.
One budgeting pro, who goes by “Amy Way to Save” on TikTok, has found a way to make two dinners for just $3.90 in total by shopping at the two stores.
Through her channel, she often makes similar budgeting content and how to score freebies at major retailers.
Here’s what she purchased and cooked up in a recent video.
What she bought and made
The first store Amy went to was Aldi to shop for two adults and one toddler.
She bought a can of Happy Harvest tomato sauce and Peanut Delight peanut butter for just $1.48
Then she went to Walmart and picked up Linguine pasta and chicken broth.
It also appears that Amy bought zucchini, an onion and ginger.
She spent a total of $3.90 at the two stores combined.
Here are the two meals Amy made for each night:
- Thai Peanut Noodles
- Linguine with Tomato Sauce
Also, with the linguine meal, she served garden lettuce, which she claims she got for free.
Another buying meals at Aldi
Meanwhile, a food expert who goes by “Jesshurst0” on TikTok spent a little more money on five meals for her family.
Here are the ingredients she bought and made for a total of $25.
Cajun chicken & avocado ciabattas with fried okra
- Ingredients: Green, red and yellow peppers, tomato, lettuce, one onion, and avocado
Chicken tortilla soup
- Ingredients: Green, red and yellow peppers, onions, cooking stock, black beans, garlic, corn, tortilla chips
Cilantro lime chicken with rice
- Ingredients: Lime, white rice, cilantro, jalapeno
Ground beef spinach ravioli
- Ingredients: Priano beef ravioli, Classico tomato & basil sauce, parmesan cheese and Simply Nature organic baby spinach & arugula
For more on how you can save money, here are six hacks at Starbucks that will give you more coffee for less.
A money coach reveals how you could reduce your grocery bill by $250 per month.
And a budgeting expert reveals how she got seven items at Kroger for $2.