Yesterday I stopped by our local Aldi and realized I didn’t have a quarter – all I had were 15 pennies and 1 dime! That’s a horrible thing at Aldi. I had to run in and ‘buy’ a quarter with pennies and dime so I could get a cart. That reminded me that some of you may not know the rules of shoppig at Aldi. So here’s a reminder!
If you are one of those people who want to save money but don’t think you have time for coupons, Aldi is the place for you.
Recently I was listening to Clark Howard (my all time favorite financial radio host). He was talking about how Aldi is a great way to save money on groceries.
Here’s a few things you need to know if you shop at Aldi:
- Take a quarter so you can ‘rent’ your shopping cart. You self service check it out of the cart cage at the front of the store then get your quarter back when you park it after shopping.
- Bring your own grocery bags. You can buy them there, but why? If you’re like me, you have tons of old bags from Walmart or Kroger. Better yet, take a reusable shopping bag!
- There are few name brand items. Most of the items are store brand.
- Most all the Aldi brand items are every bit as good as the store brands in other stores. We’ve shopped there periodically for almost 6 years and have only found a few Aldi items we don’t like.
- No coupons accepted
- >No credit cards accepted but debit cards work fine.
- There are usually only 1 or 2 employees working out front so be prepared to be patient. Sometimes there may be a line but the employees work really fast and efficient I’ve never waited long.
- The bread and produce are usually the freshest in the area. Fruits and vegetables are almost always cheaper than the big box stores.
Milk is usually cheaper than anywhere else in town.
Thanks Lynn for reminding me that eggs are only .69 all summer! This is a great price for a dozen eggs!