Aldi is a discount grocery chain that opened in our fair town earlier this year. They have about a 1,000 stores that operate in only 29 states. And most of those states are located in the east and southeast United States.
It kinds of makes up for the fact that we don’t have a Trader Joes here.
This store carries mostly private labels in a warehouse type setting. But occasionally they have a guest appearance by a name brand, at a deeply discounted price. You can find out what special purchases they have for the week by going online, or checking their circular.
If you are lucky enough to have an Aldi near you, bring a quarter. You’re going to need it to free a cart from the cart prison. And when you return said cart to the cart prison, you get your quarter back.
Also, bring your own bags. I did a post all about the joys of taking your own bags to the grocery store here. You’ll be bagging your goods yourself. And there’s no one to help you out to your car. Oh, and no credit cards. Check or debit card are accepted. Well. I suppose cash is good too. But who carries THAT around?
This is how they are able to offer such good prices. And I say, RIGHT ON DEEP DISCOUNT GROCERY STORE!
I love Aldi. I wanted to share with you the prices of some favorite regular purchases that I make at Aldi.
• Clancy’s Multigrain Chips: $1.69
• Bag of fresh Spinach: $1.69
• Bag of Cinnamon Raisin Bagels: $1.39
If I’m lucky, I find these at .45 cents each when they are trying to get rid of them like at a “day old bakery” and I buy a bunch and freeze them. My kids love them with butter, a little extra cinnamon, and a bit of sugar on top – then beamed in the microwave.
• 100% Whole Wheat Bread: $1.19
Again, I buy 4 or 5 loaves at a time and freeze them.
• 12” Cheese Frozen Pizza: $2.49
• Bananas: $.39/ lb.
• Romaine Hearts: $1.99
• American Cheese Slices: $1.49
Also, I found the most amazing fresh salsa I’ve ever tasted at Aldi. And I’m from Texas. South Texas. I am simpatico with Salsa. The brand is Grandessa, and the flavor is “Artichoke Garlic.” Don’t worry, it’s mild. The price is only $1.99 for 16 ounces.
I’ve saved the best for last. My SIL, Tiffany turned me on to this. Aldi carries a skin care line called “Lacura” that has won all these skin care line awards. I quit using Victoria Principal’s line when I found Lacura. Hang on to your crow’s feet, the prices are unbelievable.
- Cleanser (almost 9 oz.): $2.99
- Toner: $2.99
- Day or Night Cream: $4.99
- Eye Care Cream: $3.99
Not kidding. And people, have you seen me posting about unsightly pimples lately? NO, you haven’t. I love this stuff.
And btw, this is most certainly not a paid advertisement. The good folks at Aldi don’t know me from Adam. I just get a kick out of passing on good deals when I find them to y’all.
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Have a great weekend, everyone!