For years, I've bought dishwasher soap at Costco. But, I realized earlier this year that the Costco near me stopped carrying the Kirkland brand of dishwasher soap. I had two choices: buy the more expensive bottle of Cascade or find another alternative... I was concerned about 2 things-- price and how well they the soap would clean my dishes!
So, I started trying to figure out the best deal. I watched the target ads and local grocery store ads. I checked Wegman's store brand and Aldi's. I didn't want to deal with coupons if I could help it. I discovered as I searched that Wegman's store brand cost $3.50 for 75 oz. and Aldi cost $2.50 for 75 oz.
I started by using the Aldi bottle and it has worked great. I wish I had switched a long time ago! I do use Finish rinse with the soap, but I always had to use it with the Kirkland brand in order for my dishes to get cleaned without spots.
Costco brand: 2 bottles of 116 oz. each
I remember paying $11 or $12 for the 2 bottles.
Aldi: $2.50 for 75 oz.
Smaller bottle, easier to store under the sink
For $10, I could purchase 300 oz. Aldi dishwasher soap or 232 oz. Costco brand.
I'm so thankful to have found a solution that cleans my dishes that is less expensive--without coupons!