My mom has always been a fan of Aldis and I usually listen to everything she says. However, I was not as quick to jump on the Aldis train with her. Well that has all changed recently (see Moms really are always right) and I have been loving Aldis.
In the past month or so I have incorporated a stop at Aldis in my Sunday errands routine.
I have been so happy with the products we've gotten, the money we've saved and the overall experience, I thought I would share with you guys!
(Ps Aldis has NO idea who I am, this is just a friendly blog PSA. But if Aldis wants to send me gift cards I wouldn't hate it.)
Aldis takes a simple, straight forward approach to grocery shopping. No frills and no bells and whistles. It is a bit of a different shopping experience but with these few tips I am pretty sure you will come to love it as much as I do.
1. Bring a quarter - In order to get a buggy (cart) at Aldis you need $.25. Don't worry, you will get it back when you return said buggy.
2. Bring your own bags - In order to save costs, the attendants will not bag your groceries at Aldis. But they have a counter near the check out and it is easy to just throw your goodies in a bag. I am a little neurotic about taking my own bags to the grocery anyway so this isn't a biggie!
*they also have bags you can buy at checkout
3. Keep your eyes peeled - walking into Aldis is not like walking in Kroger or your local grocery store. Generally there are 3-4 rows total of foods and very simple labeling. It may take a few trips to get your bearings (I also feel this way about Trader Joes) but once you have been a few times, it becomes second nature.
4. Stock up on produce - I primarily buy produce at Aldis because it always looks fresh, there is a great selection and the prices are crazy good! Honorable mention for gluten free pizza crust, vegetable chips, chicken, eggs, baking supplies and spices. Bonus points that they carry wine and Diet Coke!
5. Bring cash or debit - Because of their no frills philosophy, Aldis only accepts cash, debit or EBT. Again, not a huge deal, but something to make sure you know!
And those are just some of the reasons I love Aldis.
To give you an idea, I picked up everything below for $32.
This will last us a bit over a week, depending on how many smoothies we make and what is on our menu.
Do you shop at Aldis? Any favorites you have?