Aldi vs. ShopRite: Week of December 2

The sales flyers are in and there are some great deals to be had at both stores this week. I do shop at both stores each week. They are close to each other so there no extra expense of the gas or time to consider. But which store has the best prices? Let's take a look. When making the price comparison, I've used like products and sizes in this post.

UPDATE: Again, the price of butter keeps fluctuating at Aldi. At the time I started this post, the butter was $2.99. Now it's $2.04 again!!


1. BUTTER
Aldi: Countryside Creamery 16 oz., $2.99 $2.04
ShopRite: ShopRite Butter, 16 oz., $2.99 on sale ($3.49 reg.)
With the SuperCoupon, the price is $1.88.

Where To Buy It: ShopRite. Save $1.01 $0.16


2. SHREDDED CHEESE

There are 2 sizes of shredded cheese at Aldi on sale this week. Depending on the variety of cheese you shop for the savings will vary.
Aldi: Happy Farms, 12 oz. for $1.99
Price Per Ounce: $0.166

Aldi: Happy Farms, 16 oz. for $2.49
Price Per Ounce: $0.156


ShopRite: Cabot, 8 oz., $1.77 on sale ($3.49 reg.)
Price Per Ounce: $0.22
On paper, ShopRite is cheaper, but look closer and you'll see that the price per unit is different.


Where To Buy It:

  1. Aldi: If you need 12 or 16 oz. of cheese, you will spend up to $0.42 (for the 16 oz. package) more out of pocket but get an additional 8 oz. of cheese. That saves you $1.05 this week.
  2. However, if you know that you only need 8 oz. of cheese, buy it at ShopRite.

3. BLOCK CHEESE
Aldi: Happy Farms - Assorted Varieties 8 oz., $1.69 ($1.99 reg.)
Price Per Ounce: $0.211

ShopRite: Cabot - Assorted Varieties 8 oz., $1.77 on sale ($3.99 reg.)
Price Per Ounce: $0.221

Where To Buy It:

  1. Aldi: Yes, you only save $0.08, but let's do the math. The pennies add up to $4.16 a year that you save on 1 item, simply by buying it cheaper. Hey, that's a cup of coffee for some!

4. ORANGE JUICE - Not From Concentrate
Aldi: $1.99
Price Per Ounce: $0.033 I calculated this based on 59 oz.. Unless Aldi changed the size of the container, the text in the ad is wrong. I am waiting to hear back from them. If you look closer the item featured is 59 oz. and I still have a container in the refrigerator that is 59 oz. Aldi is changing its' size to 52 oz. So the price per ounce is now $0.038.

ShopRite: Simply Orange, 52 oz., Limit 1 @ $1.49, sale price $1.99 (reg. $4.29)

Price Per Ounce: $0.029 w/ coupon and sale price, $0.038 sale price.

Where To Buy It: ShopRite. Save $0.50.

There is a cheaper alternative if you don't mind orange juice from concentrate:
Price Per Ounce: $0.026


5. COFFEE
Aldi: Daily Basics 100% Ground Coffee, 30.5 oz. - $4.79 ($0.157/oz.)
ShopRite:: Chock Full of Nuts, 10.3 - 11.3 oz. - $1.99 with coupon or $2.77 on sale.

$1.99 may seem like a great buy, but the price per ounce is higher at ShopRite. There is a limit of 1 per coupon. Each additional coffee is on sale for $2.77. Therefore, you need to purchase 3 cans at ShopRite to equal Aldi's size, spending $7.53.

Where To Buy It: Aldi. Save $2.74.


6. CAFE BUSTELO Aldi: Cafe Bustelo, 10 oz. - $2.88

ShopRite: Cafe Bustelo, 10 oz. - $1.99

Use the SuperCoupon for the $1.99 price on 1. Each additional purchase is $2.49.

Where To Buy It: ShopRite. Save $0.89.


7. EGGS
Aldi: Goldhen, $0.79

ShopRite: Eggland's Best, $1.77 on sale (reg. $3.49)

Eggland's Best coupons were available in the 09/09/18 and 11/11/18 Retail Me Not Sunday inserts. Depending on your region there was a $0.35 or a $0.50 off 1.

Where To Buy It

  1. Aldi: Without coupons, save $0.98
  2. Aldi: If your coupons do not double, save $0.48 or $0.63.
  3. Aldi: If you have the $0.35 coupon that doubles, save $0.28
  4. ShopRite: If you have the $0.50 coupon that doubles, save $0.02

8. ORGANIC EGGS
Aldi: Simply Nature, $2.99 on sale (reg. $3.49)


ShopRite: Eggland's Best, $2.99 on sale (reg. $4.49)

Eggland's Best coupons were available in the 09/09/18 and 11/11/18 Retail Me Not Sunday inserts for $0.50 off 1.

Where To Buy It:

  1. Aldi or Shoprite: Without coupons, they are both $2.99.
  2. ShopRite: With coupons that do not double, pay $2.49.
  3. ShopRite: With coupons that double, pay $1.99

9. RAISINS
Aldi: Southern Grove, 20 oz. - $2.85 sale price (reg. $3.59)

ShopRite: Sunmaid, $2.99 on sale (reg. $3.29)

There is a $2.00 off 2 ShopRite ecoupon available. It expires on 12/08/18.

Where To Buy It: Aldi: Save $1.13 for 20 oz.


10. CHOCOLATE CHIPS
Aldi: Semi Sweet Baker's Corner, 12 oz. - $1.29 on-sale ($1.89 reg.)

ShopRite: Hershey's Semi Sweet, 12 oz. - $0.99 on-sale ($2.29 reg.)

Where To Buy It: ShopRite: Save $0.30.


11. FRENCH FRIES
Aldi: Season's Choice 28 oz. - $1.65 ($3.30 for 2)

ShopRite: McCain, $1.66

There is a $1.00 off 2 coupon available (SS 11/11/18, exp. 02/11/19). Maximize the savings and pick up 2.

Where To Buy It:

  1. Aldi: Save $0.01 wyb 1
  2. ShopRite: Save $0.98 with the coupon wyb 2.

Final Totals

For the calculations at ShopRite without coupons, I factored in the use of your Shoprite card.

Item Aldi ShopRite with Coupons ShopRite w/o Coupons
Butter $2.04

$1.88

$2.99
Shredded Cheese

$2.49 (16 oz.)

$3.54 (2, 8 oz. pkgs.) $3.54 (2, 8 oz. pkgs.)
Block Cheese

$1.69

$1.77 $1.77
Orange Juice $1.99

$1.49

$1.99
Ground Coffee

$4.79 (30.5 oz.)

$7.53 (purchase 3 to equal Aldi's size) $8.31 (for 3)
Cafe Bustelo $2.88

$1.99

$2.49
Eggs $0.79

$0.77

$1.77
Organic Eggs $2.99

$1.99

$2.99
Raisins

$2.85

$3.98 $5.98 (2 @ $2.99)
Chocolate Chips $1.29

$0.99

$1.49
French Fries $3.30 (wyb 2)

$2.32 (wyb 2)

$3.32 (wyb 2)
Totals $27.01 $28.25 $36.64

This week, with the use of ShopRite SuperCoupons and clipped coupons the prices are very similar. If you can make it to both stores, shop for those items in red and spend $23.34. That saves you $3.67!

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