The Top 10 Cheapest Supermarkets in the US

The Top 10 Cheapest Supermarkets in the US
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FoodFindsAsia | The Top 10 Cheapest Supermarkets in the US | With inflation rising and the cost of living crisis playing havoc with people’s budgets, people everywhere are looking for ways to save a little extra.

In particular, people are noticing the price rises at the pumps and the grocery stores. The increased cost of these necessary everyday items means extra strain for households.

That’s why it’s important to cut costs wherever possible.

Many people are opting for cheaper grocery stores to hunt for those bargains.

Top 10 Cheapest Grocery Stores

The Dunnhumby study group regularly publishes reports on the state of the retail world. Among other metrics, it publishes findings on the cheapest grocery stores for consumers.

Here is its most recent list:

  1. Aldi
  2. Market Basket
  3. WinCo Foods
  4. Lidl
  5. Food4Less
  6. Costco
  7. Walmart
  8. Trader Joe’s
  9. Sam’s Club
  10. H-E-B

Not surprisingly, Aldi comes out on top once again. With its non-brand items, Aldi owners have built a reputation for passing on the best savings to the consumer. 

It manages to do this through a range of measures that mean lower overheads for the company. These include smaller stores meaning less staff, energy-efficient stores meaning lower energy bills, less money spent on marketing, and intelligent buying methods snapping up unsold stock from elsewhere.

Its business model is based on saving the consumer money, and, in the current climate, it’s becoming increasingly popular as a result. 

If you want to take advantage of Aldi’s bargains but don’t have the time to head to the store, you should use the Instacart app.

What is Instacart?

Instacart is a service offering groceries delivered straight to your door.

Simply head to the website or app, and you can fill up a virtual basket at Aldi. 

Instacart partners with Aldi, so you’ll be able to shop there wherever you are in the country, as well as other local supermarkets and pharmacies. 

Once you’ve filled up your basket with those super-cheap items, a personal shopper will head to the store and do the shopping for you. They’ll contact you if any items are out of stock so that you can give preference for replacements. 

If you’re in a rush, this can all be done the same day, usually within a five-hour window from making your purchase to the items arriving at your door. Alternatively, order ahead of time and schedule a delivery for a specific date.

How much does it cost? 

Naturally, you’ll have to buy the price of your Aldi groceries – the cheapest in the land.

On top of this, you’ll pay processing fees, delivery, and a tip for your deliverer. You can sign up for an Instacart Express membership for $9.99 a month to get free deliveries and reduced processing fees on orders of $35 – perfect for families who regularly spend over that on their regular shopping trips. 

Try it out with a promo code

To entice you to use the service, why not use an Instacart promo code to see how the service works with $5 off your first order. 

Switching to Aldi will already lead to savings – using Instacart to get your groceries delivered saves the shopping on trip and avoids using gas, too!

Photo by Gustavo Fring: