It's kind of an odd thing, but grocery shopping is one of my most favorite things to do. I love getting a good deal on whatever. I've learned (and been taught) that it is worth making a few trips to a few different stores, especially if you have a plan.
I was a SaveAlot shopper for a long time, and my girlfriend finally convinced me to go to Aldi's! That was quite a blessing. Both stores do have phenomenal product, they don't always have EVERYTHING, but they have more than just the basics, and it's cheap.
I do shop at Meijer and Kroger, but I am SHOCKED to see some of the prices they charge!! That big container of Oatmeal - $3.29 at Meijer... $1.79 at Aldi. And the list goes on and on. But as with everything, always know your prices, sometimes the bigger 'chain' stores do have some extraordinary deals.
I sometimes find myself saying "oh, I'm here" but last night at Kroger $1.99 cream cheese made it worth the trouble to run to Aldi. And it really wasn't any trouble, it was on my way home from Kroger anyway. And on four items I saved over $4 or I would have been ripped off $4 depending on how you look at it!
I don't know how people can survive shopping at the big chains for everything!
James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.