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Gearing up for Aldi

April 1st, 2007 at 01:23 pm

Iím taking Mr. Bean to the train station tomorrow and will be passing Aldi on the way back (both are ~ 30 miles from our house).

Iíve used Amyís wonderful Aldi price list
to construct a list of items that we need /(or can store for use in the near future) and are cheaper than what I can purchase locally with a coupon.

I recently started keeping an Excel price book- so although itís still in infancy, it helped me pinpoint which items are significantly less at Aldi.

I should note that Amyís list was compiled in August 2006. I donít know if Aldiís prices vary regional, but these prices may not reflect what Iíll actually find at the store. For example, I already know the last time I bought cottage cheese there it was $2.28 for 24 oz, but Amy has it listed for $1.69 / 24 oz.

Hereís my list:

Pure Maple Syrup (this isnít on Amyís list, but I saw it there during my last trip. I donít remember the exact price, but I remember it was cheaper than the grocery store).

Eggs ($0.69 / dozen)

OJ ($1.69 / 64 oz., Iíll only buy this if itís not from concentrate)

Shredded Cheese (($1.69 / 12 oz)

Fresh Spinach ([if available] $1.29 / 9 oz)

Onions ($0.69 / 3#)

Multicolor Bell Peppers ($2.29 / 20 oz)

Canola Oil ($1.79 / 48 oz)

Dry Milk ($6.99 / 64 oz)

Hazel Nut Spread (1.69 / for a little piece of heaven)

Frozen Veggies ($0.69 / 16 oz)

Whipped Topping ($0.69 / 8 oz)

Ground Turkey ($0.79 / 16 ozóIíll only buy this if itís at least 85% lean)

Coffee *$3.29 / 39 oz)

100% Whole Wheat Bread ($1.29 / 1 loaf)

Lots and lots of tasty German Chocolate! (~ $0.99 / pound)

There are certainly other items that are a great deal at Aldi (ie. the flour is 40.89 / 5#! But I don't need any right now!)

Anything else you love to buy at Aldi? I enjoy poking around a new store and comparing prices. That will be half the fun for me!

7 Responses to “Gearing up for Aldi”

  1. Frayed Buckeye Card Says:

    Your area prices for Aldi's are quite different than in my area. I didn't realize there could be such a varient. For instance coffee-$4.29 here. I'm doing better on some items but much costlier on others.

  2. boomeyers Says:

    I just posted in my blog about how I got sticker shock from going grocery shopping the other day. Nothing is consistent! Our Aldi keeps going up too! I do receive the Aldi emails that list the specials for the week. You should subscribe to that!

  3. daylily Says:

    The fresh mushrooms are 99-cents (much less than 1.99 at my regular store).
    The broccoli is usually 1.29.
    When they have gala apples, I buy the 3 lb bag for 1.29. Recently though all they've had is red delicious and rome.
    Bananas are 29-cents/lb! Much better than 59-cents.
    I also buy cans of cashews there 2.49 and I also buy bags of pecans.
    Canned tomatoes are 49-cents.
    I also buy the cucumbers which are usually 29-cents. (Cucumbers usually sell for 89-cents each at my other store)
    I have a stock-up trip to Aldi planned tomorrow. I haven't been there in over a month.

  4. daylily Says:

    I noticed maple syrup on your list. My Aldi does not carry real maple syrup. They have some stuff in a bottle that says it is maple syrup but it is not. Be sure to look at the bottle closely because I wonder if what you saw is the same thing that I am talking about.
    The best price for real maple syrup that I have found is 3.99 for 12-oz bottle at SuperTarget.

  5. Lux Living Frugalis Says:

    Do yourself a favor and buy some of their Loven 12 Grain Bread - another slice of heaven to go toasted under the hazelnut spread! YUMMERS!

    When I'm at the Aldi's near here and it's a 30 minute drive as well, I'll buy 6 or 7 loaves and store the extra in the freezer. GOOD STUFF!

  6. daylily Says:

    I made my trip to Aldi's today and the syrup that I was talking about has a label that says 'Maple Praline' but when you look closely at the ingredients it is not maple syrup but rather corn syrup.

    Also, a surprise: I found golden raisins there for the first time. The sign said they were a seasonal item. They were $1.99 for 15 oz. Unfortunately I had already spent $2.63 on a box last week that I bought to make your Penne with Spinach and Raisins.

  7. katwoman Says:

    At my Aldi the bananas are 39 cents/lb and the cucumbers can run 39-49 cents each.

    I've also noticed that despite advertised sale prices the register sometimes rings the item at the regular price. This happened this very week with their liquid coffee creamers that are on sale for $1.79 but rang up at the usual $1.99.

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