My first Aldi vs. a Regular Grocery Store price comparison was so popular, I decided to hold a rematch to see if I'd get similar results. So, I took my receipt from my last Aldi shopping trip to Giant Eagle (a papular, local grocery store chain) and compared prices. Just like last time, I chose 'store brands' when they were available to try to keep the comparisons equal.
I spent $19.27 at Aldi. The identical products, if purchased at Giant Eagle, would have been $38.44. That's a 49.9% savings by shopping at Aldi! That's an even higher percentage than I saved last time, which I think can be attributed to the great mixed fruit deal I found at Aldi, as well as having to buy two bags of chocolate chips that were much more expensive at Giant Eagle. Either way, I'll gladly accept the savings. Can you imagine how much larger the savings would have been if I had compared the Aldi receipt to 'name brand' products?
The breakdown is below.