We feel like Aldi is one of the best-kept secrets for saving money on groceries. The warehouse looking grocery store is a no-frills, no free samples shopping experience but they make up for it in low prices.
Tip: bring a quarter for the shopping cart, it will be returned to you when you return the cart.
Here are seven things you should buy at Aldi.
Produce – the selection is not quite as large as a typical grocery store but the savings are bigger on in season items. This week’s ad shows pinneapple for $1.39 each and raspberries for $1.79 for a 6 oz package.
Grass Fed Beef – you can find grass-fed beef for far less than other stores, however, they are usually sold in bulk amounts so be prepared to use the meat or freeze it.
Organic Products – the selection of organic products like raw honey, or organic produce varies each week and often the supply is limited but the savings are huge.
Housewares Department – shop in the middle of the store for the rotating houseware items available. This week, they are featuring outdoor living items like pillow cushions for $6.99 and rattan outdoor lanterns starting at $4.99.
Gluten-Free Items – purchasing gluten-free items can add to your grocery bill in a hurry but Aldi offers its own in house brand liveGfree for way less than other stores.
Snacks – there’s still a few weeks of school left so for packing lunches or after school snacks this is the place to shop. You can easily buy a bag of chips for less than $1.
Also, Aldi has a great return policy. If you can try any of the Aldi brand items and return them if you don’t like them. Aldi calls it the Double Guarantee. On their website it says, “If, for any reason, you are not 100 percent satisfied with any product, we will offer a Double Guarantee where we will gladly replace the product AND refund your money. * To receive the Double Guarantee, the product packaging and any unused product must be returned to your local Aldi Store Manager.”