Best ALDI Saving Tips
Aldi is going toe to toe with Walmart for the lowest grocery prices and that should tell a lot already.
Coupons are not big at Aldi, but thrifty shopping is fully on there as long as you know what to expect and how to go about meeting your budget. Let us help you:
Aldi Finds section
This section is where some of the best deals hide and go pretty fast. Visit it on Wednesday or Sunday mornings, right after restocking.
Yes, sorry coupons clippers! Aldi has plenty of amazing prices without them.
Bring your own bags
Aldi doesn’t have baggers or free bags, so bring your own bags and be ready to bag stuff yourself. You will feel like a European and will save some money in the process. Aldi charges 5-10 cents per paper or plastic bag.
Savings on meat
Wednesday is the day for raw meat shopping at Aldi because they beat Walmart prices by 20%-50%.
Have a quarter with you for shopping
You’ll need a quarter to get a shopping cart, but you will get it back once returned. Not hiring a shopping cart policeman is one other way for Aldi to pass savings onto you.
Use cash back apps
When you can’t use coupons at Aldi, cash back apps like Checkout51 or Fetch Rewards are the next best thing.
There are no coupons on the app, but it’s a convenient tool to have and check out weekly deals on the go.
Twice as Nice Guarantee program
With this program you will get a replacement and a refund for something you are not 100% happy with. This deal applies for Aldi brands only.
50% off nearly expired bakery items
This might not be for everyone, but if you are serious about savings, try it. Aldi starts discounting bakery items 5 days before expiration and offers 50% off 2 days before.
Don’t do grocery delivery
Always shop in store yourself, unless you can take advantage of delivery promotion, such as Instacart free trial. Otherwise it costs $5.99 per delivery or $95 per year.
Affordable seasonal products
Aldi should be your first place for that because scarecrows, wine advent calendars, cheese advent calendars, and German Christmas cookies, vegetables & fruits are ridiculously cheap.
No rewards, no loyalty programs, and no price matching
What you see is what you get – Aldi is keeping it simple.
No employee discounts
Everybody is in the same boat, no preferences for anybody.
Check out this section for best deals on last season items.
Don’t buy personal care products at Aldi
Check out Amazon and Target for those because while Aldi is not expensive, best deals for toothbrushes are elsewhere.
Buy discounted gift cards
Check out Raise or Gift Card Granny for discounted gift cards and save right of the top.
If you are in the market for these, Aldi has Little Journey diapers and wipes for unbeatable prices and quality.
Buy wine at Aldi
Some amazing wines can be had there for $2.99 per bottle. Not all Aldi stores sell alcohol though.
While name brands are hard to come by at Aldi, when you find them, they will be cheaper than everywhere else.
You can save a lot on produce and even beat Walmart prices, but according to some customers the produce is not always the best.
Aldi’s gluten-free brand Live G-Free is cheaper than products at Walmart and even Trader Joe’s.
Affordable salt and olive oil
We all need them every day and they are a steal at Aldi.
Trader Joe’s and Aldi
They are owned by brothers, but other than that there is nothing in common.
Aldi is not open late to cut costs, so be done with your shopping by 8 pm.
No free things for kids
This is another cost cutting strategy and more money in your pocket.
Aldi post their weekly deals online or you can grab a newsletter on your way into the store and see what’s on sale that day.
Buy cereal at Aldi
Aldi cereal is $2 per huge box and they taste amazing.
Buy eggs at Aldi
Egg price at Aldi is virtually impossible to beat - $1 per dozen. Stock up on them for all your family’s egg needs.
Buy milk at Aldi
Again, grab milk and you will save more than 30% when compared with anywhere else.
Center isle deals
Center isle is always full of surprising deals, and they are different every week.
Buy live plants at Aldi
The store always has cheap seasonal plants, like orchids, mums, herbs, cut flowers, succulents, and more for $4 each. Beat that!
Organic meat selection is great for such a small store and the prices are better than anywhere else, so stock up on that when you can.
Party people love this huge cheesecake that is divided by flavors and costs just $8.
Cheese of all shapes and sizes is available and cheap at Aldi – blocks, shredded, cut, sticks, and cracker cuts.
Most canned fruits and vegetables are as little as $0.50 or even less, so get them for all those family dinners and treats.
For just a few dollars you can try various foods from all around the world – cheeses, desserts, sauces, and snacks.
All the delicious treats are $1-$1.50 each – think bread, sandwich rolls, flat breads, and croissants.
Savings on dietary foods
People from all walks of life can get what they need – Fit and Active line, low sodium foods, GMO-free products, and gluten-free lines are available and cheap.
Savings at the register
Right before you check out and while waiting in line you can find some incredibly cheap seasonal offers like cookies or pencils for back-to-school.
You should definitely join their mailing list and get those rare coupons sent to you. You can get $5 off $20 and then you can get a lot for $5 at Aldi!
Follow them on social media
This is one more way to stay in the know about new products and upcoming sales.