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and I don’t miss it.  The last time my husband and I went to Wal-Mart we spent over $100 on some household items and a couple pairs of socks.  Neither my husband or I could figure out exactly how we spent so much money and only came out with a few bags.  We didn’t put meat in the freezer or fresh fruits in my favorite white bowl on the table.  Just paper products, cleaning supplies, socks, and filters for the water pitcher.  Just 2 days before our Wal-Mart trip we went to our biweekly grocery store trip and spent almost the same amount of money.  Granted I don’t go to Wal-Mart weekly or anything like that.  I usually try to keep it to a once a month trip for household necessities and for my household, which is only 2 adults, it really seemed like a lot to put out over 100 dollars for a few bags from Wal-Mart.  My husband decided in an effort to preserve his wallat that Wal-Mart was off limits.  We would go to other discount stores like Dollar General or Family Dollar in an effort to limit our spending.  I thought it was crazy at first, but here we are months later and I’ve not seen the inside of a Wal-Mart.  I had not even realized so much time had past.  I don’t miss going to Wal-Mart.  I am not missing anything in my household that I cannot get somewhere else for about the same price.  Often times I just shop the sales at the grocery store that I go to and my husband gets paper products from the Dollar General.  Granted, my paper towels are not as nice as the ones I used to get, but the cost savings make up for that. 

If you find yourself spending hundreds of dollars at Wal-Mart every month I’m hear to tell you that you can break the habit.  Wal-Mart is not really saving you that much money if you are continuously in there and buying things you think you need, but may not actually.  You can break your Wal-Mart addiction.

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I am thinking of going to the Aldi Grocery store in an effort to save some money on groceries.  I have heard that you can save a lot of money shopping there, but I am a little hesitant.  I usually go to Harris Teeter and I know that I pay more for my groceries because of the atmosphere, all the cashiers and baggers, choice of paper or plastic, nice aisle, pretty signs, a lovely bakery section, etc.  I am used to these things and they make the shopping experience overall more positive.  I regularly shop with coupons and buy sale items in order to save money, butI think the time has come for me to go for full on frugality.  The only problem is gas is still expensive, though the price is falling, and the Harris Teeter is less than 3 miles in a car from my house.  If I was in a jam I could walk.  I even have a Kroger that is closer at 1 mile in the opposite direction from Kroger and I do walk there on occasion when I just need a few items or some exercise.  My dilemma is would going to Aldi, which is 15 miles away, still be a frugal choice?  I hope to be able to get some feedback from this post.  You do not need to have an account with wordpressto leave me a comment (just click at the bottom of this post). 

 Take my poll and/or leave a comment and tell me if you have experience with Aldi Grocery store and think it is worth the drive in order to save on groceries.

Yunus 10:18

And they worship besides Allâh things that hurt them not, nor profit them, and they say: "These are our intercessors with Allâh." Say: "Do you inform Allâh of that which He knows not in the heavens and on the earth?" Glorified and Exalted be He above all that which they associate as partners with Him!

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