New Year: New Spending Resolutions – Rediscover ALDI

Resolve to start shopping at ALDI.

Once an unclean, unkept place with more MSG, high fructose corn syrup and water added ingredients than is healthy for any normal person, if you haven’t stepped into an ALDI recently, may I suggest that 2010 be the year you do?  Here’s just a few reasons why….and trust me there’s many more!

As mentioned, although it used to be full of nasty ingredients that enabled them to make cheaper products, now I’ve read the labels and there’s none of that nastiness lurking.  In fact I once compared brand name cereal with ALDI cereal and I was shocked at which had the high fructose corn syrup in it.

Fit n Active.
Planning a diet this year or just love eating healthy?  ALDI has you covered with their inexpensive diet range named Fit n Active.  With salad dressings galore, rice cakes, and great brown rice, there’s no need to spend more money on good food.

Kids in diapers?
I’ve tried ALDI ones and they work!  At only $5.99 a pack it’s worth trying your child in them too me thinks.

Baking products
There’s nowhere cheaper for pie crusts, sugar or most other baking products.

At around only $1 for a giant bag of chips or tortilla chips, there’s no need to pay more at a regular grocery store.

Frugal Flowers
One trick I have when buying flowers is a little unusual. I buy them from ALDI. Seeing as I’ve told a couple of friends recently and they had no idea you could buy flowers there I figured it was worth a post!! They’re at the front of the store, on the right when you first walk in in most ALDIs.
ALDI has roses for $3.99 for 6 and bunches of flowers for around $2.99. If you’re rolling your eyes and thinking they’re no good, then you’re just like me! Until….someone bought me some from a florist and at the same time Hubs came home with some from ALDI. No word of a lie the ALDI flowers outlasted the florist ones by a WHOLE week!!!!
They make a fun gift and as they’re so cheap you could buy a few bunches and give someone special a great big bunch of flowers.

Couponless Shopping
I don’t know about you but sometimes I hate clipping coupons!  The great thing with ALDI is they don’t take them.  Their prices are so cheap you won’t need them and so it makes it easier to run in and out.

Things to remember:

  • Take a quarter for the cart.
  • Remember those reusbale bags.
  • They take cash or debit.

All of these things keep their costs down.

Couple of Related Articles:
The ALDI Challenge: Can I do all my shopping this week at ALDI?
The Clair Challenge: A friend responded to my ALDI challenge
ALDI meal planner: They’ve even hooked you up with some recipes!


  1. says:

    I totally agree with rediscovering Aldi!! The only think I don't like from Aldi is their flavored hummus. The original is great though!

  2. Aldi's has some of the best looking veggies in our area and usually the best prices but I do keep an eye on sales at Wal-Mart and Kroger as sometimes their fresh veggies are less than Aldi's! I also do NOT like Aldi's frozen veggies…they don't have a good taste and they are "wimpy" looking.

  3. CraftyMama says:

    I LOVE Aldi! And they are super cheap; I had a coupon for Huggies diapers–$3 off! Yet even with that coupon, the Aldi diapers were STILL cheaper! Can't get any better than that! 🙂

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