The Ultimate Guide to Shopping and Saving at Aldi

Aldi Shopping Tips Before You Go

Finding a store
If you don’t already know where your local Aldi store is, there are several easy ways to find out. One such option is to use Aldi’s “Find a Store” feature on their website. In addition to viewing the address, weekly ad, and store hours for your nearest location, you can also adjust your search to find stores that sell beer and wine.

The Aldi Shopping Experience

Private label vs. name brand
Most of the items that you’ll find on your Aldi visit are what are known as “private label” — in more layman terms, “generic.” At the same time, among these offerings are a few name brand items like Coca-Cola, Pop-Tarts, and other hyphenated favorites. The problem is that, while you can score some great deals with many of Aldi’s private label goods, you’ll save little if anything by buying the name brand stuff.

My Aldi Shopping List and Top Picks

Eggs, milk, and cheese
Some of the best items to get at Aldi are some of the most essential. For example, it’s nearly the only place we go to when it’s time to stock up on milk and eggs. In terms of price, a gallon of Aldi’s nonfat milk usually goes for about $2-$2.50 a gallon while a dozen eggs can fluctuate from around $.15 to $1.50. As far as we’ve seen, this has always been the best price — sometimes by a lot.

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Kyle Burbank

Kyle Burbank

Kyle is author of “The E-Ticket Life” and “Write, Print, Publish, Promote” as well as a regular contributor to Dyer News, Moneyat30, and The Laughing Place.