On-line shop versus Aldi/Lidl

(10 Posts)
Methenyouplus4 Sun 18-Nov-18 22:11:35

I know this will depend on your own personal shop, but do you find Aldi/Lidl cheaper than shopping on-line?

I usually spend £125ish at Aldi for x6 of us (3 adult portions/3 smalls) which covers most lunches too.

If I do go to Morrisons etc I tend to spend more like £170 but not sure if that is because it's more £ or simply because have a different/wider range of stuff so end up buying things I wouldn't normally (like a random bottle of spiced gin).

Has anyone tried both? Which worked out most cost effective? Only other concern was that I follow a pretty tight meal plan and hate it when online shops give an alternative as can disrupt a whole meal and can end up with random accompanying food for that meal but not the main item.

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SlB09 Sun 18-Nov-18 22:13:30

Definitely lidl for us, ive tried all combinations and this is deffo the cheapest.

Starlight345 Sun 18-Nov-18 22:15:42

I have only ever done huge online shops.

Ido find difference between Morrison’s and Aldi shocking . I come out with far less for more from Morrison’s

mrsoutnumbered Mon 19-Nov-18 12:20:22

In the past I have experimented - I found aldi to be slightly cheaper... but as I don't have a car, I'll always choose online shopping as the extra £5-£10 is worth it to have everything delivered.

MERLYPUSSEDOFF Mon 19-Nov-18 13:39:05

Aldi/lidl all the way. even with staff discount it's still cheaper.
If it aint there I don't buy it = saving.

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 20-Nov-18 08:34:39

If you put your last shopping receipt into mysupermarket it will work out the cheapest.

Then next time put your shopping list in before you go and choose the shop that way.

user187656748 Tue 20-Nov-18 08:36:41

I do both. Aldi and lidl are significantly cheaper. I do a very large online shop once a month for heavy stuff in bulk. Day to day I'd go to Lidl.


lovewatchingrainfall Tue 20-Nov-18 08:55:41

See I find this interesting I spend far more on Aldi/Lidl then I do on an online Shop I think it's because I am not tempted by anything if I shop online. If I am doing a big shop in store I tend to do Asda because it's cheaper. 2adults &2 children in nappies I spend roughly £60 a week on everything

JakeBallardswife Tue 20-Nov-18 09:00:44

I wonder about this too, I spend around £110 per week for 2 adults and 2 x teens, all meals online from Ocado but aldi is cheaper but I buy more, occasionally not what’s needed. I then do top up shop from also too. So online cheaper for me

fuckedoffwithlife Thu 22-Nov-18 15:47:36

It depends on what you are buying and cooking.
I'm trying to budget food wise at the moment.
I do 3 to 4 slow cooker meals a week using fresh meat and veg etc plus a couple of if it's nights,breakfasts (all of mine like diff stuffhmm)pack ups x 3 people 5 days a week plus quick freezer meals for eldest when he's on shift work.
Cold meats and extra snacks plus all cleaning washing stuff etc etc and I'm currently managing about £90 a week sometimes slightly less.
They all also have diff juices each and youngest is currently on gluten free which is a different entity in its own right so a separate meal for her most nights.
Altogether there's 4 adult portions and a small portion every day plus an extra adult portion three tunes a week. Plus breakfast naps on weekends.

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