My First Aldi Shopping Trip



Over the past few months, there has been more and more on my plate. Between finishing up end of year projects at home school co-op, a teething baby, a rowdy toddler and my husband’s changing work schedule, I have been having a hard time keeping up.


Unfortunately, one of the biggest time frustrations has been getting my coupons done. Getting coupons done for both grocery shopping and drugstore shopping has fallen by the wayside some weeks.


After hearing several friends talk about shopping at Aldi and how much they save, I decided to attempt it myself. Since Aldi doesn’t use coupons, I figured if I could save enough getting groceries there, it would free up time to be more consistent with my drugstore shopping, which is where I get all our toiletries and household items.


Since I don’t like being surprised when shopping, I did a little research before embarking on my adventure. I found this great post on how to shop at Aldi from Gimme Some Oven beyond helpful. She truly has EVERYTHING you may need to know laid out! It made the trip a lot simpler and streamlined for me, since I knew exactly what to anticipate.


how to shop at aldi


My trip went off without a hitch! The store was clean, well organized and everyone was friendly. Like really, genuinely,  super duper friendly. It was so refreshing! The employees were also quick and efficient, which I loved!


I was able to get six bottles of juice, a gallon of milk, turkey lunch  meat, five pounds of hamburger, steaks, three packages of cheese, six boxes of cereal, plus lots more for just $120 — and that includes $10 worth of reusable bags! I was really pleased with my savings. Now that we’ve had a few days to eat the products as well, I can also say how pleased we are with the quality!


I definitely plan to shop at Aldi again in a couple weeks!




About Layne Quintanilla

I'm a Child of God, wife, frugal home school mama, and blogger. Living each day intentionally & full of joy!

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8 Responses to My First Aldi Shopping Trip

  1. Beanybopp May 6, 2013 at 3:28 pm #

    We don’t have one of those around here….we do have a shoprite? I believe but none of them are in nice areas so they are dirty. 🙁 It sucks because I know that there are things that I could buy there that would be cheaper than Giant (where we go normally).

    • Layne Quintanilla May 7, 2013 at 12:13 am #

      That’s too bad! That was one of my big things.. that the Aldi was clean! Sometimes I feel like that isn’t the case with the discount type stores. But I was really impressed with my experience!

  2. Sandy Cain July 23, 2013 at 11:09 am #

    Thanks for the review! There is an ALDI’s just a little bit from here, but I’ve never gone in – I thought it was a store where you needed to buy a membership, like Costco or something. And most of the stores around here never have the coupon items anyway. This is good info for me, thanks, I hope to save a bundle!

    • Layne Quintanilla July 27, 2013 at 10:20 pm #

      I hope you save a bundle too!! I’d love to hear how you make out or even what you think of the store. Thanks for stopping by Sandy!!

  3. Marcia G August 4, 2013 at 10:35 pm #

    I have shopped at Aldi & told my adult daughter that she should try it out. My husband is retired and took over the cooking.(I know, don’t hate me, I have plenty of things to do at home & know I am blessed with a husband that cooks.) Anyway, I took him to Aldi & showed him the ropes & now he does some of our shopping there. It is true, they have reasonably priced food with good quality. I recommend that everyone give Aldi a try.

    • Layne Quintanilla August 6, 2013 at 12:08 am #

      That is wonderful that your husband helps out! Aldi is great!

  4. Mary McCloy August 10, 2013 at 11:20 pm #

    Aldi’s is my number One Store ,I am glad you discovered how great Aldi is 🙂

  5. Marianne September 4, 2013 at 6:53 pm #

    We can stretch our budget with Aldi – and most of the food and produce they have is just awesome. I think we shop there once a month and stock up!