If you have a large family or if you are thinking about checking out Aldi and haven’t done so yet, you’ll for sure want to read Jamerrill’s detailed post and watch her video on her First Aldi Grocery Shopping Trip.
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I love Aldi…every time i have shopped there has been a great experience and the prices are awesome. Yea they don’t always have the name brand of some things but the Aldi Equivalent had never disappointed me or my family. I recommend trying your shopping there. ?
When my kids (7 of them) were small, we had an Aldi’s near us. I would go there first and buy as much of the things there that my family would eat. I would try new items and make sure before buying bulk and having it go to waste. Just buying milk there (14 gallons at a time for a week) saved lots. They did not carry meat at this time, so I went to the local store that had good quality meats. We have never eaten much of the processed meats, all that they carried then. I also joined a food co-op where I could get bulk purchases of cheese, grains etc. Local man for honey in 5 gal. pails. We moved to NC about 20 years ago. None of the above available, and my grocery bill about doubled instantly. My husband now has bees, so we have our own supply of honey now. Aldi about 30 miles away and just the 2 of us not as much of a big deal now. I stop there if I happen to be in area. I still do lots of canning and cooking from scratch. About to retire so I will need to get back into a more frugal lifestyle once we are living on social security!
After several years of shopping mostly at ALDI (and Target—ours has a great grocery section now), I get really irritated when I have to go to a “regular” grocery store for something. Way too big, and way too many choices. I don’t need a dozen types of whole wheat sandwich bread to choose from! I can get in and out of ALDI with three kids and a week’s worth of groceries in an unbelievably short period of time. In addition to the $$ savings, that store has streamlined my shopping and saved me a ton of time.
I highly recommend that people try it out, at least a few times. It takes a little getting used to, but it’s worth it!
J L says
I would live to shop at Aldi, but the one near me is in a bad neighborhood, and it is gross. Not being snobby, it’s just the truth.
I’m so exciting because we are finally getting an Aldi and they are building it just about 5 minutes from my house! Can’t wait for it to open this fall!
Crystal Paine says
We are so happy to live close to an Aldi’s. I find the best deals are going once or twice per week for their produce specials. I can find baby carrots for 69 cents, avocados for 30 cents, or tomatoes for 79 cents a pound sometimes. I also try to check their clearance items. I generally find milk cheaper at Kroger if it’s on sale, and meat as well. The pantry items are generally cheaper at Aldi’s (such as flour, sugar, baking powder). Heads of lettuce are cheaper at Kroger, but the packaged lettuce is usually cheaper at Aldi’s along with salad toppings and dressing. They also have a great selection of wine.
Same here with me. Aldi’s just opened near our area last week and find that Kroger had some better deals on some things, but I plan to shop at both stores.
My closest Aldi’s is 3 hours away, but every chance I get to go to one, I do. What a great store, if you live near one consider yourself lucky!
interesting. in my aldi, they limit you to about 3 (i think). gallons of milk. I think it’s because they have by far the cheapest milk, and they don’t want restaurant folks coming in (i live in an expensive area). I saw someone with a cart FILLED with milk, and the cashier made him go put most of it back!
Never seen them limit anything to their customers here in Ohio. Love them and never disappointed with any of their items!!!!!