Sams’s Club vs. Aldi – PART 2!
Sams’s Club vs. Aldi – PART 2!
This article is a comparison of the prices of olive oil and extra virgin olive oil at Sam’s Club vs. Aldi U.S.A. It is so exciting to share with you all! Today, I continue the series with olive oils, starting with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and then moving on to ORGANIC Extra Virgin Olive Oil. This is very interesting, and hope you enjoy reading!
Extra Virgin Olive Oil – EVOO
As I review the prices of these extra virgin olive oils, I will use the abbreviation “EVOO.” I learned this from watching many episodes of Rachael Ray‘s ’30-Minute Meals’ some years ago. I think the abbreviation is cute, just like Rachael, and it reminds me of her every time!
Sam’s Club – EVOO
My first stop was Sam’s Club. I bought Bertolli EVOO – a two (2) liter bottle for $13.98. The price per liter, is $6.99 per liter. Sam’s Club provided unit pricing that is useful when compared with Aldi U.S.A. unit pricing, so we’ll compare that, too – $6.63 per quart.
I also tried the Member’s Mark EVOO, that you can buy in a three (3) liter bottle for $16.98. The cost per liter is $5.66, and the cost per quart is $5.36.
Aldi USA – EVOO
At Aldi U.S.A., I bought two different packages of Carlini EVOO. The first was a 500 ml (half-liter) bottle, sold for $3.49. Converted for our comparison purposes, that means that it cost $6.98 per liter, or as shown by the unit pricing – $6.61 per quart.
Aldi U.S.A. has the 500 ml. bottles of Carlini EVOO in these half-liter bottles in stock almost all the time. The day I visited my local Niagara Falls, NY store, they also had Carlini EVOO packaged in a three (3) liter tin. The tin has a pouring spout at the top corner of the tin, so it’s very easy to pour. This was a ‘ALDIfinds Limited Time, Premium Buys,’ a series of special buys that Aldi runs periodically. It will probably be available in the store for only a short time. When I see these specials in the stores, I always check them out because they are always something special. The price per liter when packaged in the tin was $5.66, or $5.39 per quart.
A comparison of the prices of EVOO prices between Sam’s Club and Aldi U.S.A., it is clear that there is little price difference between them. If you see the special buys at Aldi, you had better buy it to get the same price as at Sam’s Club. I’ll include these figures into my little chart at the end of this post so you can see the price differences (if any!) for yourself.
Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Now, as promised, I’ll take a look at the organic EVOO. The day I shopped, Sam’s Club was having their instant Savings promotion. Because of that, there was a bit of a price break on the first organic EVOO.
The Daily Chef Organic EVOO came in a 1.5 liter bottle for a regular price of $11.48 ($9.48 with the Instant Savings promotion price). This works out to $7.65 per liter ($6.32 with the Instant Savings promotional price), and $7.22 per quart ($5.96 per quart with the Instant Savings promotional price).
At Aldi U.S.A., I found Simply Nature Organic Extra Virgin Mediterranean Olive Oil. It cost $3.99 for one half-liter bottle, which is $7.56 per quart.
Heads up, everyone!
It seems that all the containers for olive oil come in liter packages. That’s one of the reasons I wanted to do this type of article. These little differences make it hard for the average person to comparison shop. Who wants to fool around with a calculator when you’re in the store? How can anyone remember all those unit prices? That’s why I’m here – to help you out!
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Comparison Chart
|Regular Extra Virgin Olive Oil|
|Bertolli||Member’s Mark||Carlini 500 ml.||Carlini 3 liter|
|Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil|
|Daily Chef||Simply Nature|
|Regular Price||Instant Savings’ Price|