I am participating in a sponsored brand ambassadorship with ALDI. All opinions stated are my own.
As many of you know when I first started my blog over 5 years ago I was a coupon blogger all about saving money at the grocery store and Aldi grocery store was one of the ways I saved money. The great thing about Aldi is that you don’t even need coupons to save big, Aldi offers every day savings on the groceries you need. As my life has gotten busier and my grocery shopping has been done by my husband late at night Aldi has dropped from our routine and my grocery bill has gone up. Last Sunday I went to Aldi to see if it was still offering the savings I remember.
Some of the ways that Aldi is able to keep prices low are things like no extra in store services that means no deli, no bakery and no meat department. In order to cut down on needed employees Aldi makes sure customers return the carts to the store by charging a quarter to use them (you get it back when you return the cart). Aldi also does not provide bags for your groceries, it is self bagging with your own reusable bags or sometimes they have boxes available. You can buy paper bags or reusable bags at the counter if you forgot yours.
When I walked into Aldi not much had changed since the last time I came, although I did see more name brands than I remember in the past. A few great finds that really excited me were juice boxes that are 100% juice and just $1.99 they also had bottles of juice that were 100% juice! I also found some great deals on produce like a bag of russet potatoes for $1.99 as well as microwave popcorn for $1.69. And Aldi’s is still the best place to buy wine that is for cooking, you can get a bottle very cheap for your recipes.
Do you shop at Aldi’s and if so what has been your experience? I would love to hear how you save by shopping at Aldi’s!