I thought I would write about Aldi’s again. Some people look at me quizzically when I say I shop there, because they have never stepped foot in one. Centsible Sawyer inspired me to write again about what I think are the best deals.
In reading the book the Complete Tightwad Gazette, I made a price book. I wrote down everything I buy on a regular basis in a note pad and then took it to all my stores and worked out the price per ounce. In doing this I have found the following to be the best prices (better than Walmart and the rest and better than Kroger with a coupon). I did this a year ago and haven’t updated it much since, once you know you know where to go.
Tips You can either buy bags there for .5 cents each there or bring your own. Also don’t forget to bring a quarter to use the cart, you get the quarter back when you return it. Also Aldi’s has a double money back guarantee. So its worth trying out their products, most are privately labelled and from what I understand are just name brands with different labels. There is only one of everything with their label on it (there are some major brands stuff there, but not many), so you aren’t going to get a lot of selection, but that’s what makes them be able to sell so cheap.
Raw and Roasted Almonds $3.49 for 12oz.
Organic Blue Tortilla chips $1.69 for 9oz
White Rice 3lbs for $1.79 (80 cents a pound is the best price I have seen)
Bananas $.46 a pound (they come in 3 pound bags or so, if you don’t use them up after they get ripe just throw em in the freezer whole and then defrost and throw in banana bread)
Pineapples $1.99 (Del Monte and slightly smaller than regulars, perhaps that is why they can get them at such a good price)
Orange juice concentrate in the can $1.25
Grits 24oz 1.09 (once they took them off the shelf for about a month, I asked the manager what happened to the grits, she said I guess the North won. Hahaha, Anyways they did bring them back, however 10 cents more in price)
Butter $2.19 a pound (sometimes its gets as low as 1.69 a pound)
Pepperoni 8oz 1.99 (good pepperoni, however I have recently laid off buying it very often)
Yogurts 8oz .43 each
Parmesan Cheese 2.39
Pinto Beans $1.59 2lbs
Flour Tortillas .99
What I don’t think is a good deal is their meats, lunch meats, cheese (for the most part) and buttermilk. They do sell Milk cheap (but I am still buying Raw Milk).
I tend to hit Aldi’s twice a month and just get my basics. Do you like or not like Aldi’s? Leave me comment.