The Ultimate Aldi, Target & Walmart Price Comparison Sheet

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To get Aldi, Target, Walmart Comparison Sheet, go HERE and download your free PDF.

I’m soooo excited to have this updated! 

The PPP team has just updated this amazing (seriously, amazing) reference guide for you to use every time you shop Aldi, Target, and Walmart.

 

 WOOHOOOOO!

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Now, as always, pricing will vary a bit by area and your store, but this gives you a good basic starting place with an idea of what to really expect at each store.

And if you’re like me, I’m betting you’ll be a little surprised at how the prices stack up.

I never (ever?) would have expected Walmart and Target to be higher on so many items (not everything, but many things!), so the results were pretty interesting to me.

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 Here are a few things you need to know to fully take advantage of this list:

  • These are everyday prices on these items and don’t include any special sales at all. If you can wait for a sale at Target or Walmart you’ll get a better price, so this is just your starting point.

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  • We did the best we could to compare things evenly across the board. We looked at basic generic brands as much as we were able to (i.e. Up & Up for Target and Great Value for Walmart), and gave you the exact item name so you can compare too.
  • These prices were updated in the Southeast, so your pricing will vary some by store. This just gives you a handy little reference guide to get an idea of what to expect.
  • You’ll want to compare to see how these prices stack up at Costco & Sam’s Club as well ~ go HERE to print your free list for those stores.
  • ****MOST IMPORTANTLY**** This is such a valuable tool when shopping other store sales. A few weeks ago I was shopping the Mega Sale at Kroger and while I thought I was getting a good price on peanut butter, a quick look at this list let me know that I was getting a serious stock up price. Even if you don’t use this list to compare these stores to one another, it is so stinkin’ handy so that you’ll always know when you’re getting the very best price on an item.  WOOHOOO! 😉 

 

Okie dokie ~ are you ready for it? Here we go! 

 

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I can’t wait to hear what you think on these prices and how they stack up ~ leave a comment to share your thoughts!

 

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

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Oh my word.

I am so.

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Seriously, SOOOOOO .

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(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, and just updated it with 2017 pricing!

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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 (check out the sticks of butter), and which items are worth making a trip to Costco for. (Need cooking spray? 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???

 

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.

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

 

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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

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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. 🙂

 

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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

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

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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

Kroger

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

Publix

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

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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 pincher.com (leave out spaces) and we’ll help you find one. . . Happy Giving!

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Aldi Ad

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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.

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Aldi Ad

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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)

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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!

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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

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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.)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!)

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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!

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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.)

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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. 

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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 . . . 

 

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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!

 

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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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