There are so many convincing reasons you should shop at ALDI. This store has the KCL community buzzing.
And for good reason. At the heart of the ALDI craze are big savings opportunities to get the best bang for your buck. Sure, they have a more limited selection than most grocery stores, but ALDI products are usually high quality and super cheap.
Between their weekly special deals and low prices, anyone would make ALDI a must in their grocery shopping repertoire. That’s why I’ve made a list of the reasons you should shop at ALDI.
But before you dive in, download the KCL app and “favorite” ALDI to get deal alerts sent straight to your phone.
1. You can get produce for 40 – 60% less at ALDI grocery stores than you can at Walmart.
No matter the produce, though, you can save a ton on produce by the pound.
Blueberries, per pound:
California Mandarins, per pound:
Tomatoes on the vine, per pound:
Related: Ways to Spend Even Less at ALDI
2. Save up to 52% on natural meat at ALDI stores. Need I say more?!
Save on natural meats with ALDI’s Never Any! brands. These products never contain any hormones, antibiotics, or animal by-products.
ALDI beats out Walmart per pound every time. Take a look at these prices:
Chicken Breast, per pound:
73% Lean Ground Beef, per pound:
Pork Shoulder Roast, per pound:
Tilapia Fillets, per pound:
3. Spend 64% less on organic ALDI foods than you would at Trader Joe’s.
While they may not have as many organic products as Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods, ALDI stocks a good variety of organic foods for a fraction of the cost. They also work with nearby farmers to provide local food options when available.
Check out these price comparisons:
SimplyNature Organic Wildflower Honey, per ounce:
Organic Grape Tomatoes, per pint:
PRO TIP: Yes, Trader Joe’s and ALDI are related (the two stores are owned by brothers), but other than that, there’s no connection between them. Which is why their gift cards aren’t interchangeable.
4. Get limited-time ALDI deals on household goods in their “ALDI Finds” section.
ALDI carries a lot of random household goods from both ALDI generic and other brands.
Some of their best deals are listed under the “ALDI Finds section” (online or in your local flyer), and they’re only available for a limited time.
The best time to shop this section is either Wednesday or Sunday morning, depending on your store — that’s right after they restock the section. Be quick about it; items sell out fast.
A few recent highlights from ALDI Finds include:
- WORKZONE 12 piece wrench set: $6.99
- SOHL Furniture round storage ottoman: $39.99
- WD-40 Smart Straw Spray, 8 ounces: $3.49
- Compared to $10.49 at Walmart
PRO TIP: Check out the Upcoming ALDI Finds section to plan ahead and save more.
5. ALDI’s Return Policy lets you return any ALDI-brand item if you aren’t satisfied.
If you aren’t 100% satisfied, ALDI’s “Twice as Nice Guarantee” will refund your money and replace the item.
Exceptions include non-food items in the ALDI Finds section and alcohol.
6. Save 11 – 29% on liveGfree, ALDI’s bread line for your gluten-free needs.
Gluten-free living can be crazy expensive.
If you’re seeking gluten-free products, be sure to check out ALDI’s low-cost selection of liveGfree items.
Gluten-Free Whole Grain Bread, per ounce:
Gluten-Free Pancake Mix, per ounce:
PRO TIP: ALDI starts to discount baked goods five days before they expire. Look for 50% off markdowns in the bakery two days before the expiration date.
7. ALDI’s SimplyNature line promises no “unnatural” ingredients.
Buying generic doesn’t mean buying foods full of high-fructose corn syrup and artificial colors.
To guarantee that none of these 125 undesirable ingredients are included in your food, just look for ALDI’s Simply Nature label.
- High fructose corn syrup
- Artificial colors
- Artificial flavors
- Trans-fatty acids
- Bleached flour, and more
8. Score ALDI wine for as little as $2.89 a bottle.
PRO TIP: Did you know ALDI has brought out their own 24-day Wine Advent Calendar for $69.99? Yup! Plus, most other wine advent calendars only last 12 days and cost at least $129, so ALDI’s Advent Calendar is a steal.
9. Store-brand items are of high quality and ALDI prices are 50% lower than the name brands.
ALDI’s products are 90% composed of exclusive generics that cost up to 50% less than national, name-brand products.
The packaging is similar to the brand-name option, and products often taste as good as, if not better than, their counterparts.
Check out these ALDI exclusive products:
- SimplyNature Organic Quinoa: $2.99 ($0.19 per ounce)
- Compared to $5.99 at Whole Foods
- Millville Crispy Oats (like Cheerios): $1.69 ($0.12 per ounce)
- Compared to $2.98 at Walmart
- ALDI liveGfree Gluten-Free Macaroni and Cheese: $1.19 ($0.20 per ounce)
- Compared to $2.49 at Target
10. You can trust ALDI’s diaper line of baby products.
These diapers and wipes are hypoallergenic, super cheap, and have great reviews online:
- ALDI’s Little Journey diapers: 72 pack for $12.49 ($0.17 per diaper)
- Walmart Huggies diapers: 76 pack for $24.27 ($0.32 per diaper)
- ALDI’s Little Journey wipes: 216 pack for $3.49 ($0.02 per wipe)
- Walmart Huggies Simply Clean wipes: 192 pack for $5.97 ($0.04 per wipe)
11. Download the ALDI app and subscribe to their newsletter to stay on top of great deals.
It’s easy to stay on top of current deals and promotions with ALDI’s newsletter.
When you sign up for ALDI’s email newsletter, you’ll get weekly deals delivered straight to your inbox. Ads are available well ahead of the promotion start dates, so you’ll have plenty of time to organize your meal plan around their specials.
When you download the ALDI app, get a heads-up on their weekly ads, gain access to their current and future deals in the ALDI Finds section, and find out about the latest price drops on the items you love in the app.
PRO TIP: To get updates on the best bargains sent right on your phone, download the KCL app and add ALDI as one of your “favorite” stores.
12. ALDI grocery sells brand-name items for 20 – 40% less when available.
Recently, I found a bunch of my favorite healthy drinks for crazy cheap. I got a 16.9 ounce Vita Coco cartons for $1.95 each ($2.25 at Walmart) and a 16 ounce GT’s Kombucha for $2.99 ($3.69 at Target).
My best random savings score? A 32-ounce Naked Smoothie for $3.89. I usually see those selling for $5 – $7 at other stores.
13. Keep your eyes open for ALDI specials, like clearance items.
Be sure to look for unadvertised deals on last season’s products in the store’s clearance bins or sprinkled in various departments around the store.
I found Adventuridge Backpacks for only $10.59 (reg. $19.99) and a Gardenline 7-piece LED Pathway Lighting Set for $33.99 (reg. $69.99).
14. Your car won’t get hit by ALDI shopping carts in the parking lot.
ALDI cuts labor and theft costs by charging you $0.25 to release a cart and refunding the quarter when you return the cart to the corral.
15. ALDI supermarkets aim to be green with a “bring your own bag” policy.
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