Costco, Target, Walmart… all of these big players have undoubtedly grabbed your attention (and money) for decades. But what about Aldi? Chances are you’ve heard of the discount grocer, and with their plans of expanding with over 900 stores across the U.S. over the next three years, you’ll definitely get to enjoy their awesome prices a lot more often!
But before you plan on going down to your local Aldi to check it out, we’ve prepared 15 secrets that you need to be aware of! With this list, we’ll help you make the most out of your shopping trip.
Ready? Set… GO!
we love shopping at Aldi weve been going there for years, we tell our friends to check it out… save where u can
Thanks for the tips. Love Aldi’s.
Have encountered pallets and stocking activity many times while shopping at all times of the day.
Take the stock off the pallets and line the cases up next to product shelves so that customers can pass through instead of leaving the pallets in the middle of the aisle with the hand truck.
Obviously you don’t understand how Aldi works. I was a manager and store level trainer for over a decade, and the big savings come from a razor thin payroll. Stacking off pallets, then stacking on shelves would be the worst thing to be done. Double work, means much more payroll, and higher prices. Some inconvenience for the customer, but made up for in savings. Just enjoy the savings and quality. M.R.A.
i alvays bin an ALDI shopper since ALDI CAME on the market, stardt at Packard ave in Cudahy wisconsin- Hiway 100 in grenfield Wisconsin; past 20 years at Golf Rd in Niles Ill, [resently at Ravine Way in Glenview ILL- ay laest 2 to more times aper weeks i am at aldi; good Prices good selection ALDI IS the best and i advise Many that , if others dont have it; AT ALDI THEY HAVE IT AND LESS EXPENSIVE’
HAPPY HOLYDAYS AT ALDI.
Love this stor. I shop there every week
Best prices, great service.
Love the different country items that change, like Italian, Mexican, German ETC.
I go to Aldies once a week, prices are excellent, fresh veggies, fruits, milk and breads are always in my list. Cashiers are friendly and efficient. Good place to buy all you need plus the variety of foreign items they have to offer.
I would like to know which oldies has bananas for $.24 or bread for $.83 or avocados for $.39 I have never seen any of those prices in my local Aldi stores
I’m not happy with Aldi’s they don’t have things I need one example is
lactaid fat free milk they carry 2petcent and whole . Also there are some common items they don’t carry therefore I have to go to two stores sometimes when shopping I would like to shop one place! Otherwise there are some interesting items.Also the red meat isn’t as good as Giant Eagle fat and grissle but the managers are very helpful well that’s my 2 cents
Have you ever tried the Friendly Farms Almond milk? I usually buy the Almond Vanilla milk. It is not only lactose free, but it is low in calories and has more calcium benefits that we women need.
Try it, you’ll like it…
My husband uses the oat milk from Aldi. It is cheaper than Publix and he says it tastes better. He switched for health reasons but now prefers it.
My Aldi’s carries lactose free milk. I always but it there. Same quality as the name brand, but, much cheaper.
I go to 2 stores because I won’t pay $5- $7 for cereal @ my Winn-Dixie store. Aldi’s doesn’t carry a few things I get @ my favorite Winn-Dixie. So not to shop @ Aldi’s because of a few items they don’t carry that you like. I save quite a bit on paper goods, can goods, snacks, eggs, milk, breads, veggies, fruits. You do have to be careful with fresh food just like any other grocery store. I love Winn-Dixie it’s always been my only to go store for everything. They are a retail store and a huge overhead . Before all the stores got hit with having to pay higher costs for the food they are putting on their shelves that we have to pay if we want it. Or grow your own veggies. God Bless and be thankful for all you have because you may not find anything in the stores that anyone wants or likes. Thank Biden and the people who voted for him.
I would like to know why you blame President Biden. No President has control over these costs, including gas. President Trump didn’t help by ignoring COVID while he was in office!
Stop with the political blame. You can give your stimulus money that you received back so someone who actually needs it can benefit if he is so bad. Educate yourself.
My ALDIs Carrie’s Lactose Free milk in skim and 2 percent. Wouldn’t buy it anywhere else
Different Aldi’s have diff items. My Aldi’s has whole milk, but not 2%. They have
Soy & Almond Milk.
Great shopping finds and best selection for gluten free products
I didn’t know they sold wine! Definitely go for that!
Mine doesn’t sell wine but that is not allowed in my State. Find out first so your not disappointed.
Please start selling wine in your Carlisle Pennsylvania and other PA stores!
I have never shopped at Aldis but this e-mail has made me want to try it. Thank you!
I used to buy a few items at Aldi but my regular groceries at a well know grocery store. That has now changed. Now I first buy regular groceries at Aldi and a few things at the “other” store
Aldi is good, Lidl is better but I still need to supplement with ShopRite or Walmart cause they just don’t carry everything I need.
That exactly how to do it. And I order online at the ‘other’ store ….easy peasy! I’ve shopped at Aldi since they opened over in the US.
I would like to receive aldis news flyer I. The mail . I was getting it but it has stopped I don’t know why I miss it it helps me to get my grocery list together
Go to Aldi.com to see weekly ads
I need to know if you deliver to Brighton Gardens of Mountainside in Mountainside NJ ?
Aldi now has curbside pickup. Possibly you can get delivery from Uber eats, Doordarshan, etc.
Is the newest store in Venice back open?
Always stock up when they have the German items twice a year. Love the store.
I shop there often. I just wished you had more of the German breads which are more dense.
Prices are great, quality good.
Aldi is German owned. That is why they import items you don’t see elsewhere. Many are seasonal here. I met the original owners back in the early 1980’s to 1990’s when they would cone for annual visits when they were just in IL and Iowa under 90 stores.
check out lines are to long most of the time.
That goes back to savings in payroll. I oftened worked by myself, or with a cashier/ assistant.
But they’re very fast
This is my first time hearing of the store. Need more info.
I stop by Aldi’s at least once a month to stock up on items that are less expensive than other grocery stores, items that are unique to Aldi’s, and sale items.
Many of Aldi’s products can’t be found anywhere else, and actually taste better than other brands!
Love Aldi’s prices compared to
regular larger stores price went
up a little nothing compared to
other stores .
We’ve been shopping at Aldi’s for several years. Very happy with the quality of produce. Wish they carried parsley as well as cilantro. Wines are great. Breads are great. Love some of the specialty frozen items including ones from other countries.
The checkout experience is amazingly fast, cashiers friendly. We haven’t found other employees to be friendly, however. They seem to be way too busy to interrupt with a question. If we don’t know where to find an item, they’ll point in the general direction and go back to their stacking.
That’s partly because of lack of payroll and partly due to lack of understanding customer service. If you feel it’s bad enough you can contact corporate and file a complaint. Give store location and employee’s name. Appropriate action will be taken.
We love Aldi’s prices and items. With today’s runaway inflation though, their prices are higher than what’s mentioned in this article from 2021, they are still the least expensive option in town!
Where is Aldi located?
Google Aldi nearest me
The bread is a dollar a loaf and the produce is inferior.
THEIR CHICKEN SCHITZEL IS STUPENDOUS, SO GOOD, IN FACT, THAT i CAN NEVER FIND IT. SELLS OUT QUICKLY. AND THEY CAN NEVER REALLY SAY WHEN NEXT SHIPMENT MAY BE IN.
Again, German import.
I learned about Aldi’s years ago living in Germany. When I saw the store here in Miami I was
elated. I shop there often, prices are in line with my budget and the products are just as
good as the major supermarkets. I’ll be an Aldi’s customer as long as there is an Aldi’s store.
When I’m in Atlanta the store is the greatest..!!
Joined the club, but have no phone, why don’t you give us cards like shop rite Ollie’s and many other stores.
It costs money, and would raise prices.
Wow; Went to the new store in Laporte,In. on Friday at 1:00p.m. and what a sham! At least 200 people in there and only 2 check-out with lines of 20 or more shoppers and the 4 self check registers wold not work right and a hour spent there I walked out with NOTHING pissed! Put a bad taste in my mouth for Aldi Hire some check out people please!!!!
Try going on off hours and avoid the days when people get their checks. Aldis does not hire “cashiers” per say, everyone does everything. Our store is funny, one minute there’s 8 people lined up and 10 mins later there’s no one. Cool that the new store has self checkouts, ours (Anderson, In) doesn’t and we were just re-modeled a few years ago. If you live close by, you may want to check out the shop at home service. I believe they waive the delivery fee on your first purchase. Prices are slightly higher than in-store but still cheaper than shopping elsewhere. So, do be so quick to give up on them.
Unfortunately, there are no Aldis in the greater Portland OR area. Would love to shop there! When will we be getting Aldis’ here?
I have shopped at Aldi ever since they came to Hendersonville Tenn. 20 years+, Love their store, love their quality and prices. If you haven’t shopper there you don’t know what you are missing.
The price is right at Aldi !
Love shopping at Aldi. Fresh veggies and fruit are always fresh and a lot cheeper. Alo g with dairy items. Could go on try it you will like it
I “love” shopping at Aldi. My first experience was when I was on vacation in Missouri. The prices are great and the selections are wonderful. Now I live in Missouri and share my tremendous experiences with everyone I know.
Keep up the good work Aldi!
Your Missouri friend.
Aldi does not show their prices online!
Trader Joe’s is upgraded and owned by ALDI. The reason is not to alert completion. Others store often “secret shop” Aldi. But Aldi doesn’t waste and money doing that.
I find myself running in often, as it’s more convenient than the larger stores!
The prices are quite competitive, and I just go to other stores for the things y’all don’t have. I have found the Indian simmering sauces delicious, and only at Aldi’s.
Variety of fresh products and very good price. excellent attention!
Two of us spend total of $100. every two weeks for almost all of our groceries. We live almost 50 miles to the nearest store but it is where we shop. Otherwise we spend at least twice that amount if we actually get what we need at our local grocery store. We do not eat a lot of meat but we do buy some, that also keeps the price down.
I am Aldi customer from 2014.
No,I don’t like to bag my own groceries. I take my bags to the stores and they put my items in it. Some stores pay me for bringing my own bags. I use coupons and sometimes I get the items just by paying the taxes
I’m a customer and I love what I see
I love Aldi and shopped there often but got tired of the trip to where I had to go, I tried numerous times to get them to put one in or near our town, I have no idea of the people that I know that also tried. I know they would do good in out town but they never made any effort to bring a store here. I finally stopped going because of the distance and mostly the traffic I had to fight to get there. I do love your store.
I’ve shopped at Aldi’s for many years and the items and prices are unbeatable. I like some of the German brands they carry such as coffee and different mustards. Their house brands is just as good as the name brand and a much lower price. Yes, there are certain items that are not available but that’s few and far between. In all the Aldi’s I’ve shopped at the staff are helpful and very hard working. I may sound like an Aldi employee but I’m not. I’m just a very satisfied customer. The one suggestion I would have is not to place the produce section at the entrance to the front door. At times it clogs up the area with customers who are shopping for fruits and vegetables and it’s difficult to get through.
I love shopping at, Aldi’s.
Love my local Aldi(Newark, DE)
I go at least once a week. Prices are great. AOS is always a treat.
I have tried many items that are discussed on the Aldi site.
Keep up the good work.
Only bad comment is usually only 1 cashier open and 6 self check out.
I love shopping at Aldi. I always check my email what are on sale in this store. Quality wise and very affordable prices.
Every time I get the salmon is bad the smell I have to put in the garbage and usually paid more than twenty dollars
I buy salmon all the time and have never had any that is bad. Never thrown any out. Love the seasoned salmon. Love Aldi.
Please return the item. That’s what I do and I never had a problem.
I shop Aldi 3 or 4 times a month. I usually shop the Algonquin, Il store and the employees are excellent and they respond to backups quickly. I shopped the neighboring Crystal Lake store and they only had one register open and had several self check out registers. I guess they figured people bag their own grocery let them check it out. I hate that system and I just walked out and left the cart full of grocery and went to Jewels. The price difference isn’t that great anyway. If stores want me to cashier they better pay me.
I do shop Aldi because I am 83yrs. young and of course on fixed income. i love the imported cheeses. Cat food \-wet ones. Oh, the chocolates are the best and the cheapest. produce is great. That is just the few items that I mentioned.
I like to shop, in Aldi, the prices are fantastic, very clean .
Good to know all of these tips!
I love Aldi’s….my sweet father
made me aware and they finally came to Sarasota….
Aldi is a great place to help senior save money. Also so many good and different things to try.
Love shopping at Aldi 💕
My favorite store, I shop there for practically every thing
Love Aldi’s because I can find products
I can’t usually find at other grocery stores. Food tastes great!
Been shopping at ALDI for 15+ years, so many favorites, don’t know where to begin. 30oz Cashews are close to $13 whereas same size at Target is closer to $17. Love the fruits & veggies although the bananas are a little beat up most the time. Love the calzones, macaroni salad & condiments! Nice variety of mustards & pickles and mayonaise is cheap, american cheese (deluxe) is a bargain too. Granola bars are always on my list instant oatmeal as is the Indulgent Greek yougart. The Bavarian style sauerkraut & red cabbage are top notch. Iced coffee (Mocha) is $2 cheaper than at Target too. So-so with the meats, seems like i always find bone chips in the ground beef, but I like the vacuum sealed fish. Milk & eggs are good. I got a smoker 3 yrs ago on special for $42 (comparable to a masterbuilt @ $125) Outdoor furniture cushions are a steal. And oh yeah, can’t forget the beer! White Tide is my favorite. I only shop once or twice a month and average $75-$100 and that’s probably 80% of my groceries.
I love Aldi. I wish there was one closer to my house. First, I want to commend your employees. Very cordial, helpful. Your produce is great, at a fraction of the price at big chain stores. I also buy your grass fed, no anti biotics etc meats. I wish you carried those seasonal specials items year round! BUT most of all the selection, variety of gluten free items is the best, and reasonably priced, easy to find. I also like the international selections. Aldi is never boring!
love aldis.. however i have found 2 out of 3 times im being charged for mor than i bought. please dont teach cashiers to ring to fast that they are in accurate. Aldi does make it right after going home finding misstakes and coming back to store(quite an in convenience) They must make out very good as i suspect most people dont check slip…
Aldi,s is my favorite grocery store.
Sure would like to have an Aldi market in our area. We have very limited options & our county is exploding so it’s always dealing with crowds.
I love Aldi
I love Aldi.
I love Aldi’s! We need one in San Antonio, Tx! I shop at an Aldi’s store whenever I’m in a town that has one ! Love their Gluten Free products! There are many to choose from!
I live in Georgia and I would shop at Aldi a lot more if it were closer. Right now it is on the other side of town and in a very congested area. I have shopped at Aldi when I am in that area which is hardly ever. Try considering a closer location in the Dalton area maybe between Dalton and the Rocky Face. I know several people who would shop at Aldi if the store were closer.
I love shopping at Aldi, but unfortunately the closest Aldi is an hour and a half drive away. I can’t drive highways anymore and I am dependable on other people to drive that long of a drive. I am in San Antonio and a group of German people has been asking for Aldi to bring it to our town, but no luck.
I am a regular Aldi shopper and go every other week. I have my favorites and will try new items as I see them. I started going as soon as you opened the New Milford, CT store and have been a regular every since
Great place to buy groceries
Will there be an Aldi coming to Las Vegas?
Sounds great!Love the way you do the carts for.25!
I wish you carried more sugar free items.
We love ALDI. We buy cheese, wine, chocolates, crackers dinners etc.
Sadly our Aldi is small and doesn’t have much. We travel to another town.
Looks Great for prices . Have to shop At Aldis.
Heard a lot of good things about Aldi’s but there is no store near enough to Greenwich
I love Aldi, they are my main source for my needs. The prices are excellent and the food is always fresh.
My Absolute favorite store with the best prices!!
Some times certain products are absent and then it takes forever
for it to come in! I waited 2 months for the regular size peeanut butter
(Which is better than a couple “name” brands!)
Still my go to store !
We like Aldi’s and shop regularly! With prices continuing to rise, thanks to the destruction of our Country by liberal waffling democrats against our Freedoms, Republic and Capitalism. The very foundation on which this Great Country was formed!
GOD Bless America and the Founder’s of Aldi’ from days past to the very present!
We are so happy to see you succeed!
Love Aldi’s,great store and prices,fresh food
I was told in 2021 Aldi Potato Salad was seasonal, all other Grocery Stores carry Potato Salad year around, why not Aldi ?
I love Aldi’s. Having lived overseas, it’s fun to see some of the products on their shelves I first found overseas. Yes, their customer service is very good. I enjoy their kindness & their sense of humor when I share it’s my Leprechaun that made me miss the product location!!! Thanks Aldi for giving us quality products at the best prices u can offer in this inflationary period. Many of us are prepping our pantries a bit more than we used to. Nice to be able to get products w best buy dates a couple of years out. Thanks for doing ur best despite supply issues.
I have shopped at Aldi’s a few times. After reading your 10 things to know, I will try again. I have purchased the meat and had very good luck with pricing and quality. I also tried a few Aldi brands. I liked some and did not like others. I plan to try your suggestions and see if I do better.
I live in Norhtern CA above Sacramento. I’ve never heard of an Aldi store. Where would one be close to me?
Love Aldi and the savings
When will aldi be in Hawaii
Thanks for the tips. Aldi is my go to grocery store.
What are your 15 secrets? I do not know how to access them.
I love Aldi shopping, but don’t drive so have to rely on others!
Thank you for these helpful hints!
I found everything interest, except your last note—-#15-Their Customer Service is Truly Unmatched
I have shopped here a handful of times AND EVERY SINGLE VISIT has been the same treatment from the cashier
~They scan your purchases, drop it in a cart and pretty much “hurry up and go” …onto the next customer. Seriously? Is there a time limit a cashier is allowed to ring up a customer, or is the customer only given 30 seconds to get their items and jump over to the counter to bag their items?
It is THE RUDEST impression you leave a customer with—now mind you, the employees on the floor are friendly, but your cashiers could use a lesson in “customer service”
I always enjoy shopping at Aldi’s. I have been shopping there for many years.
Thanks for the tips!
Please tell me you are going to bring Aldi’s to Tucson Arizona! I have shopped in your stores back east and I really like them. I have been waiting for years for you to come west young men, come west!
If aldis would open their store in Venice Fl on south 41 it might be nice to save
I hope you will be opening a store, preferably on the west side of Albuquerque, NM, soon. Your store sounds great and I would love to buy your products. The produce and organic goods sound most promising to me.
Aldi’s is one of our favorite shopping stores. We make a visit there at least 3 times a week. Love their Winking Owl Shiraz but also love all of Blinking Owl wines. Love their cheese selection, peanut butter cookies, imported German canned soup. One thing we cannot find any more is their Deutch…. hot dogs which I truly love. Our store carries the Bratwurst and Knockwurst but not the hot dogs. Sure wish all Aldi’s would keep them stocked. We love shopping at Aldi’s especially for the German products. Please bring back the German hot dogs. I am not referring to the Hoffman brand because we are not able to find the Deutch….. brand. Thank you for your consideration to my request.
Love Aldi my favorite shopping
Aldi makes a frozen potato soup (Bistro brand) that is out of this world! Sooooooo good. Problem is that they seldom have it. I wish they’d stock it regularly. Also wish they’d offer larger packages, i.e, four or 6 packs.
I really like to shop at Aldi and would like to get the flyer from their store !
Would love to see Aldi store located in Hammond La. Only place that we have to shop at low costs, is Walmart which I refuse to go to because of various reasons.
Love Aldi’s for price and variety of items!
I am always telling people about Aldies – Great and discount pricing ! We need them because of such high pricing at all other store and the way our government is now – We have to watch how we spend our money !
I have been at Aldi’s in Wisconsin. I wish we would have one here or close by.
Aldi was cheaper before Covid but not anymore , and obviously they are having problems getting product since many name brand items are on the shelves where Aldi brand product was. Prices are about the same as other stores since they are name brands in many cases and Aldi brands have gone up significantly.
I love Aldi cheese and the shrink wrap roast meals they are so good and as a senior I can afford to splurge. Their paper goods are great. I love all the German goods.
Thanks for opening stores in Bakersfield, Ca
Is Aldo opening a store in Flowood, MS? Thanks!
how do I open an account with aldi?
Have only shopped there once and was surprised at all the deals. Not sure about the no bag available, bring your own. Also leaving a 25 cent deposit allows you to not hire somebody to collect carts making a much cleaner look in the lot.
Love it! We often find deals by complete surprise!
Shop at Aldis and love it.
WHEN ARE WE GOING TO GET AN ALDI STORE IN NORTHERN AZ PRESCOTT FLGSTAFF AND COTTONWOOD?
I love Aldi they have the best chocolate cake and the best apple pies of anyone I stay away from their lunch meat as they are expensive in the long run and not that great their meat is hit or miss but I can find stuff there that I can’t find at other places like the fried ravioli the breakfast bowls are very good price the ice cream cooler is usually two freezer burned to shop from but they’re definitely my go to place first
There are times produced is cheaper
We live in Southern Oregon. There are unfortunately no Aldi stores here.
Aldi’s is my favorite grocery store. Love 90% of what I buy there. Friendly clerks and prices are spectacular. Keep up the great job Aldi