The Ultimate Aldi Grocery List


I’m so excited about this!  If you’re not familiar with Aldi, they have fantastic prices on a wide variety of household and grocery staples without the need to clip coupons or wait for big sales, and we thought it would be fun to put together the Ultimate Aldi Grocery List to help you get started.


If you just don’t have the time to coupon and stock-up during sales cycles, shopping at Aldi week in and week out can *really* help lower your grocery budget.


And they make it easy.


I love that.


So, because I really do just love Aldi shopping, the PPP team  put together this FREE Aldi Grocery List here. (Yay!)



This list walks you aisle by aisle through the store – starting in snacks and ending in frozen foods (a kinda-crazy setup that’s unique to Aldi, so hopefully this will make life easier for you.)


Check the boxes for everything you need in each aisle from baking soda to bananas to bath tissue – with a little extra room for anything extra you think of when you shop.


Easy peasy. 🙂 



Print out a new one each week, grab your quarter and reusable grocery sacks, and you’re ready to go.  (New to Aldi?  Besides needing quarters and bags – you’ll want to check out the 22 Secrets to Shopping at Aldi before heading out.)


Don’t miss this list 20 Items You Need to Get at Aldi  – here are just a few highlights to watch for:

  • Gluten Free & Organic Foods – GREAT prices and great selection
  • Milk – CRAZY Cheap milk, prices vary by region
  • Produce – Avocados for 49¢, Bananas 44¢/lb and I’ve even seen Fuji Apples for $1.99 for a 3 lb bag
  • Cereal – Around $1.29 a Box (varies by type)
  • Snacks – Around $1 for Tortilla Chips, $1.50 for many others
  • Baking Supplies – Lots of rock bottom deals – Baking Soda is just 49¢
  • Taco Supplies – Tortillas for $1.49, Taco Seasoning 35¢, Beans 49¢, etc…
  • And check that seasonal aisle for fun new items every week!


What are your favorite things to buy at Aldi?  Leave a comment to share, I love hearing from you!



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Holiday Food Box Price List


Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start looking for bargains on Holiday Food Boxes!

One of the biggest reason we do what we do on this site, is to help you save abundantly for your own families and in turn give back to charity, so the season of giving is our favorite time of year . . . this is what it’s all about. 🙂



During the Holidays we’ll keep a Holiday Food Box Match Up list, and hopefully we’ll all be able to save and give abundantly this season. In most areas Holiday Food Box items are due between November 15th and 23rd. Most of these items typically go on sale over the next few weeks (except sweet potatoes and applesauce, if memory serves me right.) 😉

Frequently Requested Holiday Food Box Items

  • 2 Boxes of stuffing mix (“bags” tend to split and spill)
  • 2 cans/jars of gravy or 2 pkgs of powdered gravy mix
  • 1 box of Instant Potatoes or 2 cans of Potatoes
  • 4 cans vegetables (Sweet peas, Green beans, Corn, other)
  • 2 boxes of macaroni & Cheese (1 large or 2 small boxes)
  • 1 can of tuna
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 3 cans of fruit
  • 2 cans of sweet potatoes (1 large or 2 small)
  • 1 complete dessert item – cake mix and frosting or brownie mix or graham pie crust and fruit pie filling or cookie mix or any complete boxed dessert


Here are the best deals we’ll see this week . . .


Prices good through 11/23

Del Monte Canned Vegetables, 14.5 – 15.25 oz – $0.59

  • Use $.40/4 coupon from the 11/6 SmartSource insert
  • $.49 after coupon

Starkist Tuna – $0.89

Stove Top Stuffing – $0.75

Market Pantry Canned Tomatoes – $.77

Betty Crocker Cake Mix – $1

  • Use $.75/3 printable
  • $.75 after coupon

Heinz Gravy – $1

Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes – $1

Market Pantry Fruit Cocktail – $.99

Bruce’s Yams – $2.39


Prices good through 11/23 

Del Monte Canned Tomatoes -$.49 Mega Sale Price

  • Use $1.00/4 Del Monte Diced, Stewed or Whole Tomatoes – 10-2-16 SS
  • $.24 after coupon

Campbell’s gravy – $.39 Mega Sale Price

Pillsbury Cake Mix, 15.25 oz – $.69 Mega Sale Price

Green Giant Vegetables, 15.25 oz – $.49 Mega Sale Price

Chicken of the Sea Tuna -$.89

Del Monte Fruit, 15.25 oz – $.89 Mega Sale Price

Kraft Stove Top Stuffing Mix, 6 oz – $.99 Mega Sale Price

Bruce’s Yams ( 40 oz) – $2.50


Starts 11/9 or 11/10

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Classic Gravy Mix, 1 – 2.5 oz – $0.67

Del Monte Canned Vegetables, 11 – 15.25 oz – $0.75

  • Use $0.40/4 Del Monte Canned Vegetables Single Cans – 11-6-16 SS (exp. 01/14/17)
  • $.55 after coupon

Kraft Stove Top Stuffing Mix, 6 oz – $0.99

Chicken of the Sea Tuna -$.89

Tuttorosso Canned Tomatoes, 28 oz – $1

  • Use $1.00/3 Tuttorosso Tomato Products – 9-18-16 SS; Includes 14.5 oz or larger only (exp. 11/30/16)
  • $.67 after coupon


Kraft Stove Top Stuffing – $1.25

Heinz Gravy – $1.50

Great Value Boxed Potatoes – $0.88

Libby’s Canned Vegetables – $.50

Great Value Macaroni & Cheese – $.75 or Kraft Macaroni & Cheese – $1.25

Great Value Tuna – $.68 

Great Value Fruit Cocktail – $.88

Sugar Sam Sweet Potatoes (29 oz) – $1.38

Betty Crocker Brownie Mix – $1

  • Use $.75/3 printable
  • $.75 after coupon

Chef’s Cupboard Stuffing Mix – $.89

Stonemill Gravy Mix – $.35

Chef’s Cupboard Gravy Packets – $.35

Chef Cupboard Potatoes – $.79

Happy Harvest Canned Vegetables – $.49

Cheese Club Macaroni & Cheese – $.33

Northern Catch Chunk Tuna $.65

Happy Harvest Diced Tomatoes – $.55

Sweet Harvest Tropical Fruit Salad – $.89

Happy Harvest Candied Yams (29 oz) – $1.49

Baker’s Corner Brownie Mix – $2.49


If you’re unsure of where to give in your community, send us an email at contact@ passionatepenny (leave out spaces) and we’ll help you find one. . . Happy Giving!

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Aldi Ad


Here are deals in our local Aldi’s ad here starting 6/29/16.  If you live in another city, you’ll want to verify that the prices at your local Aldi are the same by viewing your online weekly ad over HERE, and check out the complete Aldi Ad before you shop.

Here are a few tips to remember before shopping at Aldi’s:

  • Aldi’s accepts ONLY cash, debit or EBT cards.
  • Aldi’s requires you to bring your own bags (or you can purchase them for $.06 per bag at the store.)
  • You’ll need to pay a quarter to use a cart at Aldi’s. When you return the cart, you’ll get the quarter back.
  • Aldi’s does not accept manufacturer coupons (however they have had a few Aldi’s Store coupons recently in a few local papers.)
  • As far as I can tell, the Aldi’s sale ad varies by store. To view your store’s ad, go HERE.

Aldi Ad (6/29/16- 7/5/16)

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Aldi Ad


Here are deals in our local Aldi’s ad here starting 5/26/16.  If you live in another city, you’ll want to verify that the prices at your local Aldi are the same by viewing your online weekly ad over HERE, and check out the complete Aldi Ad before you shop.

Here are a few tips to remember before shopping at Aldi’s:

  • Aldi’s accepts ONLY cash, debit or EBT cards.
  • Aldi’s requires you to bring your own bags (or you can purchase them for $.06 per bag at the store.)
  • You’ll need to pay a quarter to use a cart at Aldi’s. When you return the cart, you’ll get the quarter back.
  • Aldi’s does not accept manufacturer coupons (however they have had a few Aldi’s Store coupons recently in a few local papers.)
  • As far as I can tell, the Aldi’s sale ad varies by store. To view your store’s ad, go HERE.

Aldi Ad (5/25/16- 5/31/16)

Friendly Farms Original CoconutMilk, 64 oz $2.79
Benner Organic Functional Tea, 16 ct $1.99 Throat Relief or Digestive.
Gridlock Energy Drink, 16 oz $0.99 Regular, Ultra White or Lo Carb.
Nature's Nectar 100% Coconut Water, 33.8 oz $2.89 Pure or Pineapple.
Nature's Nectar 100% Tomato Juice, 46 oz $1.39
Bread & Bakery
L'oven Fresh Wraps, 15 oz $1.99 Spinach or Tomato.
liveGfree Gluten Free Whole Grain or White Bread, 12 oz $3.99
Canned Goods & Soups
Little Salad Bar Soup, 16 oz $3.49
Condiments, Spice & Baking
Berryhill Grape Jelly, 32 oz $1.39
Berryhill Honey Bear, 12 oz $2.99
Fusia Asian Stir Fry Sauce, 14.5 oz $1.99
Journey To...India Sauce, 16 oz $1.99
LiveGfree Gluten Free Baking Mix, 15 - 19 oz $2.89
Stonemill Essentials Popcorn Seasoning, 2.85 - 3 oz $1.69
Cookies, Snacks & Candy
LiveGfree Gluten Free Multiseed Crackers, 4.25 oz $1.49
LiveGfree Gluten Free Baked Chewy Bars, 5 oz $2.49
LiveGfree Gluten Free Pretzel Sticks or Minis, 8 oz $1.89
SimplyNature Kids Organic Fruit Snacks, 9.6 oz $4.99
Friendly Farms Creamer, 32 oz $2.19 Coconut Creme or Cinnamon Roll.
Friendly Farms Greek Yogurt, 32 oz $3.89 Whole Milk Vanilla or Honey.
Happy Farms Shredded Cheese, 12 oz $2.79 Pizzeria or Trio Blend.
Lifeway Lowfat Kefir, 32 oz $2.79 Strawberry Banana or Madagascar Vanilla.
Diet Food & Drinks
Elevation by Millville Protein Powder, 2 lb $15.99 Chocolate or Vanilla.
Flowers, Decor & Gifts
5" Easy Orchid $9.99
5" Foliage $4.99
Perfect Petal Rose Bouquet $3.99
Perfect Petal Valentine's Day Dozen Rose Bouquet $12.99
Valentine's Day Kalanchoe $3.99
Valentine's Day Tulip Bouquet $2.99
Frozen Foods
Specially Selected Spinach & Goat Cheese Pizza, 16.5 oz $3.49
Breakfast Best Heat-n-Serve Sausage Patties, 6.4 oz $1.09
Bremer Selects Cheese Lasagna Rolls, 32 oz $5.69 Cheese or Chicken, Spinach & Artichoke.
Bremer Skillet Meals, 24 oz $3.99 Homestyle Beef or Chicken & Dumplings.
Cattlemen's Ranch Country Fried Steak, 20 oz $4.99
Kirkwood Sweet BBQ Seasoned Zings, 25.5 oz $4.99
Mama Cozzi's Pizza Kitchen Meat Lovers Pizza, 30 oz $4.29
Season's Choice Heat & Serve Mashed Potatoes, 24 oz $1.99
Season's Choice Potatoes, 16 oz $2.49 Garlic or Country.
SimplyNature Organic Shoestring French Fries, 16 oz $2.29
Grains, Pasta & Sides
LiveGfree Gluten Free Brown Rice Spaghetti, 16 oz $1.89
Priano Tortellini, 20 oz $3.99 Herb Chicken or Three Cheese.
SimplyNature Organic Macaroni & Cheese or Shells & Cheese, 9.5 oz $2.49
liveGfree Gluten Free Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese or Shells & Cheese, 12 oz $1.99
liveGfree Organic Gluten Free Brown Rice & Quinoa Pasta, 16 oz $2.89
Home Supplies
Bean Bag Chair $14.99
Huntington Home Twin or Full Quilted Mattress Protector $12.99
Meat, Poultry & Fish
Beef, Ground, 80% Lean, per lb $2.79
Beef, Stew Meat, per lb $3.99
Jennie-O Fresh 85% Lean Ground Turkey, 3 lb $5.99
Kirkwood Fresh Stuffed Chicken Breasts, 14 oz $4.99 Starts Wednesday, February 15 Asparagus & Cheddar
Pork, Chops, Center Cut, Thin Sliced, per lb $3.49
Pork, Sirloin, Roast, 2 lb $2.99 Starts Wednesday, February 15 Hatfield Fresh Dry Rub
Turkey, Tenderloin, 99% Lean, 30 oz $5.99
Pet Care
Fine Feline Cat Entree, 3 oz $0.45
Huntington Home Furniture Cover $19.99
Shep 10-lb. Pet Food Container $6.99
Shep Assorted Rawhide $5.99
Shep Cat Scratcher With Catnip $4.99
Shep Dog Biscuits, 24 oz $1.79
Shep Litter Mat and Scoop $2.99
Shep Pet Bed Assortment $12.99
Shep Pure Being Premium Dry Dog Food, 4 -5 lb $5.99
Shep Training Pads $7.99
Green Beans, 16 oz $0.99
Mushrooms, Baby Bella, 8 oz $0.79
Cabbage, ea $0.69
Carrots, 2 lb bag $0.69
Peppers, Sweet Mini, 16 oz $0.99
Potatoes, Russet, 5 lb $0.99
Super Sticker Book $3.99
2-Piece Sleepover Set $12.99
Bed Tent With Push Light $14.99
Character Lamp $12.99
Disney Marvel Collapsible Storage Trunk $12.99
Lap Desk $7.99
My Busy Books $7.99

Click “display all matchups” for the complete list of deals.

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Aldi Now Accepting Credit Cards!

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Attention Aldi shoppers! It has been announced that as of March 1, Aldi is now accepting credit cards at all of its stores across the country (with no impact on the price customers pay for the products they love!). Yet another way Aldi is making grocery shopping as simple and enjoyable as possible. Plus, they are also expanding their gluten-free and organic produce and meat selections ~ love that!


Don’t forget to check out these 22 Secrets You Need To Know Before Shopping Aldi (and you can now add “credit cards” to #1!).

Check out the complete Aldi Ad before you shop!

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SavingStar: 20% Off Fresh Bananas ($.23/lb at Aldi!)

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Don’t miss this SavingStar Healthy Offer coupon for 20% Off Any Brand of Fresh BananasDownload this offer today and use by 2/15/16. Aldi has banana on sale for $.29 per lb this week, dropping the price to $.23 per lb after SavingStar!

Check out the complete Aldi Ad before you shop.

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22 Secrets You Need To Know Before Shopping Aldi


Y’all know I talk alot about shopping Aldi to easily save big for your family, and just last week a reader emailed to thank me because she was saving so much more each week just by shopping there. 


But, if you’ve never shopped Aldi before there are a few things to know before you shop, and if you’re a seasoned Aldi shopper I hunted down a few hints that may surprise you. I’m going to pretend you’ve never ever set foot in Aldi before, and give you the nitty gritty on saving big while you’re there!


Honestly, what makes me happiest about shopping Aldi is watching a super-cute-pulled-together older couple pull up in their BMW to shop. I manage to see one every. single. time.


If you don’t have to pay for more, why on earth would you?


Aldi shopping is for all the smart folks out there. 😉 


Here are a few secrets you need to know so you can join in too. 


1. Aldi only accepts cash, debit cards, and EBT cards.

Most Aldi stores do now accept credit cards. 

2. Aldi’s requires you to bring your own bags (or you can purchase them for $.06 per bag at the store.)


3. You’ll need to pay a quarter to use a cart at Aldi’s.

When you return the cart, you’ll get your quarter back.

4. Aldi’s does not accept manufacturer coupons.

However, very occasionally you’ll find an Aldi store coupon in your local paper, especially when a new store opens in your area.


5. Aldi’s sale ad varies some by location.

To view your local store’s ad, go HERE.

6. Aldi almost always has the best price on milk and eggs you’ll find in your area.

Sometimes milk and eggs at Sam’s or Costco are a few cents less, but if you don’t have a Sam’s or Costco membership, shopping Aldi can save a bundle without paying membership fees at those stores.


7. Aldi carries a ton of gluten free foods.
8. Shopping at Aldi is EASY.

Especially if you have small children, Aldi shopping is just a wee bit easier than shopping other stores. I love that I can get in and out in less than 20 minutes (even for a big grocery trip), because Aldi doesn’t carry all the clutter that other stores tend to keep.


9. Use cashback apps at Aldi to save even more.

Mobisave and Checkout 51 both allow you to get cash back when you purchase items at Aldi, which is such an easy way to save! Yesterday when shopping I was able to get $.50 back on bread, $.50 back on milk and $.30 back on milk just by scanning my receipt on my Mobisave app. Love it!

10. Watch for store coupons inside Aldi.

Every once in awhile you’ll luck upon a store coupon at Aldi, usually on items that are reduced in the meat department.


11. Watch for Aldi Holiday clearance.

After any major holiday (Valentine’s, Christmas, Easter, etc.) your store should have a few items reduced pretty significantly. My store still had Christmas clearance on sale when I shopped yesterday!


12. Aldi and Trader Joe’s are the same brand.

If you love Trader Joe’s, you might as well shop Aldi. Your shopping experience will be a little more bare bones, but you won’t pay inflated prices for a fancier store.

13. Aldi only hires people aged 18 and up (and pay very well.)

My 15-year-old has been looking for a job, so yesterday while shopping I asked for more information (they had a sign up looking for help.) The cashier said she loved working there, and that “full time” at Aldi is considered 30 hours per week, which means she gets a generous health benefits package.

At our store starting pay is $12/hour, and our cashier really was pleased with her job there (I loved hearing that!)


14. If you don’t like an item at Aldi, return it.

If you purchase an item at Aldi and aren’t pleased with it, return it for a double back guarantee. Go HERE to learn more.

15. Aldi keeps their prices low by keeping things bare bones.

Nothing’s fancy at Aldi.


Like, nothing. 


When you check out, no one’s going to bag your groceries for you, you’ll return your own cart to keep their prices lower, and the entire store is geared toward cost efficiency.
The plus side to that is that you save money because of a no-frills experience ~ which is worth it for me.

16. Watch for price reductions.

Aldi regularly has certain “price reductions” available throughout the store. Watch for those savings to save even more!


17. Buy meat on Wednesdays (and produce too.)

Watch for special meat specials available on Wednesdays only as well ~ these quickly sell out so if you shop too late you may miss this one.

18. Meat isn’t always a great price at Aldi.

I honestly haven’t found meat to be a great price at Aldi, so usually stock up at Kroger or Fresh Thyme Market (Sprouts.) Be sure to know your stock up price on meat before shopping so you never pay too much at Aldi (or anywhere.)


19. Name brands are typically priced too high at Aldi.

Aldi carries very few name brands, and what they do carry is usually priced to high. If you absolutely love name brands Aldi probably isn’t the best place to shop ~ instead wait for your favorite brands to go on sale at your local grocery. 


20. Find out when your sale ad starts to get the best price on produce.

By shopping the day  your sale ad starts you’ll get the pick of the best produce at Aldi. If you have to shop later in the week, ask your cashier when that day additional produce trucks normally come and shop soon after the truck delivers.

21. Most Walmart stores will price match Aldi as a competitor.

Learn more HERE. 

22. Bonus tip ~ Aldi originated in Europe, and has great chocolate. 🙂

Check out more Aldi history over HERE.

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And, if you love shopping Aldi, you can learn to make 12 freezer friendly meals at Aldi for just $70 with this handy dandy listI love that you can so easily walk into the store and stock up on everything you need for a few week’s worth of meals. Head on over HERE to check it out ~ just $2.49 for the menu plan package right now!


Here are a few more Aldi menu plans as well . . . 




Do you love shopping Aldi? I’d love to hear any other tips you have when you shop! It’s definitely a favorite place for me to quickly get in and out of, and for the most part I’ve been incredibly pleased with everything I’ve bought there. Leave a comment to share your thoughts!



Looking for more info on Aldi? Here you go . . . 

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Aldi Ad

Here are deals in our local Aldi’s ad here starting 10/21/15.  If you live in another city, you’ll want to verify that the prices at your local Aldi are the same by viewing your online weekly ad over HERE, and check out the complete Aldi Ad before you shop.

Here are a few tips to remember before shopping at Aldi’s:

  • Aldi’s accepts ONLY cash, debit or EBT cards.
  • Aldi’s requires you to bring your own bags (or you can purchase them for $.06 per bag at the store.)
  • You’ll need to pay a quarter to use a cart at Aldi’s. When you return the cart, you’ll get the quarter back.
  • Aldi’s does not accept manufacturer coupons (however they have had a few Aldi’s Store coupons recently in a few local papers.)
  • As far as I can tell, the Aldi’s sale ad varies by store. To view your store’s ad, go HERE.

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Can You Shop Aldi Only? How To Make Aldi Your One Stop Store


Could you shop Aldi only? I shop Aldi occasionally for produce, milk, spices and eggs, but have never gone to the store expecting to buy my entire grocery list there.


However, yesterday when I was shopping I noticed that they really do have everything. And the because they don’t have so much of everything (for example 101 types of cereal in the cereal aisle like our local Kroger and Meijer do . . . ) I can get in and out without spending hours perusing the aisles.


As a busy mom, spending way too long at the grocery store drives me nuts, and I love that Aldi is small enough that I can quickly get in and out of the store. And, if I forget an item at the checkout lane it doesn’t take me too long to run back through the store to get what I missed.


So I started looking closely and questioning if you could buy absolutely everything there? Here are the things I noticed . . .

Aldi has an abundance of snacks, including gluten free options. They also carry Pepperidge Farm Goldfish (priced at $1.85 – I usually only buy them on sale at Kroger for $.99, so that’s pretty pricey for me but their store brand is priced at $1.49 per package at least?)


Aldi has tons of baking products. I tried to see if there was anything they were missing, but couldn’t find anything  we would need that wasn’t there. They have olive oil (for just $2.99!), real vanilla, cooking spray and spices.

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I tested their Aldi brand semi sweet morsels (for research purposes of course . . . you’re welcome.), and honestly they taste almost identical to Nestle Morsels. At $1.79 per bag that’s a pretty incredible price (they rarely go below $2 at the grocery store), so I may switch over to buying them completely. (Which is saying something, I’m pretty picky when it comes to chocolate chip cookies!)


Aldi has a  huge selection of bread products. I was shocked at the price of English Muffins there – I’ve paid as much as $3 for them at the local grocery store, but Aldi had them for just $.99!

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They also have gluten free items, and be sure to watch for discounts on bread as well. My store had a huge bin of discounted bread for $.25 per loaf (several different types, including whole wheat and low calorie breads, which was all incredibly fresh when I checked it.) I asked the cashier about it and he said their policy is to not let it get closer than 5 days out from their sell by date, so definitely watch for those deals when you’re there!


Aldi has a huge selection of dairy products, including eggs, milk, cream cheese, real butter, and even coffee creamer. The best price I noticed was on their store brand cheddar cheese (16 oz. for $3.29), and I’m pretty sure you could find everything your family would need when you’re there.

The toughest one for me to buy of course at Aldi is . . . meat. I have never bought meat at Aldi (I’m just funny about that!), but when I asked my cashier he shared that most of their chicken comes from the Tyson distributor, and even looking at the packages they had Butterball Turkeys and Appleton Farms Hams. The prices were decent (although I have seen better prices occasionally on sale at my local grocery store), and Aldi allows you to return items if you’re not pleased with them so their meat might just be worth trying out.


(I’ve had several friends buy meat at Aldi and they’ve been pleased with their meat ~ I’d love to hear your thoughts if you’ve purchased meat there!)


Aldi has paper products and cleaning supplies, however you won’t find the jillion items you might see at a larger grocery store. We’re almost out of toilet paper (gasp!) so I bought some of their store brand TP and while I don’t love it quite as much as Quilted Northern, it wasn’t too bad. 🙂


They do carry some name brands (like Tide laundry detergent), but the price on that at Aldi is high. If you love name brand items at all I wouldn’t recommend shopping Aldi because even though they carry a few of those items they just don’t have great prices on them, but if you’re willing to try Aldi store brands you can easily save!

Aldi also has pet food, a few pet treats, and kitty litter. I had no idea they carried pet supplies at all, but my dog loved the treats I brought him home yesterday. 🙂
Aldi does carry a very small selection of toiletries, including personal care items, shampoo, and soap. I also noticed sunscreen, razors and even batteries, so you might really be able to make Aldi your one stop shop!


When I asked the cashier about things he’s heard people complain about missing at Aldi he mentioned shaving gel and bug spray ~ so you might have to head to another store every once in awhile. But, as I went through the store I realized they really do have just about everything we use (just packaged as Aldi brands), so I’m seriously considering trying a month to see how switching would effect our grocery budget.


I won’t try to make the switch until January (the grocery store sales during November and December are too good to miss!), but maybe we’ll try out a January-Aldi-Only-Challenge here in 2016. Anyone wanna join me? 🙂


If you shop only Aldi I’d love to hear your thoughts, and I’d love to know how you’ve saved by shopping there. Leave a comment to share ~ I love hearing from you!


Looking for more about shopping Aldi? Don’t miss these posts!


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The Ultimate Aldi, Costco & Sam’s Club Comparison Chart

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WOOHOOO! Sam’s Club and Groupon are offering their awesome voucher deal again,which means it’s a great time to try out a Sam’s Club Membership!  For $25 (wayyyyy less than the regular cost of a membership), you’ll get:

  • Sam’s Club membership ($45 value)
  • One complimentary membership for spouse or other household member
  • $5 eGift Card (allow 5-7 days for delivery)
  • Free Rotisserie Chicken loaded to membership card within 24 hours of activation
This is only offered one or two times a year, and is available while supplies last. If you’ve been considering a Sam’s purchase at all (read this to see what PPP thinks about Sam’s Memberships), this is definitely worth checking out! (Valid for new members, or those who have not had a membership within the last 6 months).

Take a minute to also download our free Aldi, Target & Walmart Price Comparison Sheet also while you’re here.

You guys. 


I am so.




Seriously, SO.


. . . . excited about this! (Did you catch that?) 🙂

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My awesome PPP team has put together this crazy fun (FREE!) reference guide for you if you ever shop Aldi. Or Costco. Or Sam’s Club.


You’re welcome. 🙂 


I was shocked (seriously, SHOCKEDby the results. I really thought Aldi would win just about every price, but you know what?


They don’t.



Case in point? Vanilla extract.


Don’t believe me?  Go see for yourself.




After seeing these prices I was pretty surprised at which items Aldi sells way cheaper (canned veggies anyone?), which items Sam’s Club carries for the very best price (butter sticks . . . ), and which items are worth making a trip to Costco for.  (Need aluminum foil? Costco’s the place to be!)



Of course, as in everything, there are some limits. The prices at Costco and Sam’s may be higher (especially on produce) than Aldi, but the size of your pineapple (or watermelon, or whatever), is likely smaller.


And, there’s no way to compare Costco’s amazingly yummy Ghirardelli brownies to the Aldi Baker’s Corner brand (which actually end up costing you more money. WHO KNEW???


But, this is a great reference guide that we hope makes your life shopping and deciding where to shop for certain items just a wee bit easier.


So, head on over HERE and print your free list, and please leave a comment to share your thoughts! I’d love to hear which items you’re surprised by (a bunch surprised me) ~ let me know what you think.

Note – these prices will vary some by region but this hopefully gives a starting place ~ would love to hear your thoughts on this!




 Huge (HUGE) thanks to my friends Shannon and Cheryl who just did a crazy amazing job putting this list together. I briefly mentioned the idea to Shannon last week and she totally took on the challenge, then Cheryl did an incredible job “prettying” it up for you guys. They love y’all and work so hard to make your life easier! There’s no way I could do all this without them as well as a few other behind the scenes helpers, and I’m just so thankful for them. 




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