How to save money by shopping at Aldi

Published on February 28, 2014 By Lauren

So many people refuse to step foot in Aldi and I have NO idea why.  Maybe it is the strange quarter machine that you have to use to get a shopping or the fact that you have to bring your own bags to package your foods.  Whatever the reason may be, there is no reason to fear such an amazing store!

Make sure you check out my Aldi Meal Plans to help you save even more money.

Aldi is one of my favorite places to shop because their every day prices are so much lower than the grocery store.  I love their produce deals; some favorite deals of mine are a 3 pack of green peppers for $1.99, $0.99 organic baby carrots and 5 oz organic lettuce packs for $1.99 {Normally $3.99 in the grocery store).  They have a full product line of organic products, as well as Gluten-free items and K-cups!  I can get an entire grocery cart full of full for under $100.00 which is impressive!

If you have never shopped at Aldi, here are a few tips to make your shopping experience pleasurable:

  1. Bring a quarter with you because you need it to unlock a shopping cart. Don’t worry, because you get the quarter back when you return the cart.  I have what I call an ‘Aldi Quarter’ in my van at all times.
  2. Bring your own reusable bags because you have to bag your own groceries.  They do sell plastic Aldi reusable bags there for $0.10 each.  I keep these in my car so when I need to stop there on my way out I have them.
  3. They have a few different lines of food. There is a Fit n’ Active brand, an organic line, their Live Gfree gluten-free line, and Aldi brand.
  4. They often stock weekly name brand products but these items are often the same price if not more than the regular grocery store price.
  5. Their baby wipes are AMAZING – comparable to Pampers and only $0.89 per pack!

They do not take coupons, but they recently started accepting credit cards!  You can also pay with debit or cash.

I threw a party this year for my mom’s group with 35 women for under $100. All the food was provided by Aldi and we have a delicious spread of food and didn’t spend a fortune!

What are your favorite items to by at Aldi?

 

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