I purchased all of this for only $25…. #ALDIbdaySurprise

$25 at ALDI

 

Have I mentioned lately how much I love ALDI? I so desperately wish they would open a store in Montgomery! I’m tired of driving an hour and 15 minutes to Alabaster every time I want to go- which is ALL the time!

 

ALDI sent me a gift card for my birthday, and look at everything it bought! I would have spent at least $50 dollars at any other grocery store for these items- even if many of them were on sale!

 

If you notice in this picture, I have several breakfast items (including organic pumpkin flax granola and organic steel cut oats AND  my favorite coffee and creamer!), and major components of at least three meals: gluten-free pasta, (chicken) caesar salad, and chicken pot pie (with organic chicken broth!) Plus, I scored my favorite squeezable water flavor and salt-free seasoning. Happiness!

 

Have you checked out the Aldi-licious series here on Simply Frugal Living lately? You’ll find some great recipes featuring ingredients exclusively from ALDI!

 

Thanks, ALDI!

 

Now, what can I do to convince you to come to Montgomery??

 

 

By the way…

You might like to see what’s on sale this week, and be sure to find a store near you!

 

 



My #ALDI picks of the week

My nearest ALDI is over an hour away, but I try to get there at least once a month to stock up on my favs- including a bunch a produce.

I spent $151.19 including tax on my most recent trip for 89 items- averaging $1.69 per item. Not bad when you consider I bought some “pricey” items like diapers and olive oil! Here are just a few of my favorites from my most recent trip:

 

ALDI’s gluten free line is awesome. The price for this GF pasta is only $1.25. AMAZING!!

GF ALDI

 

ALDI’s organic line is also incredible. The price for this organic chicken broth is only $1.79!

 

Organic ALDI

Just a few more regularly-priced items that beat sale prices almost anywhere else:

string cheese- $2.79

cream of celery soup- $.059

12 dbl roll bath tissue- $4.99

refrigerated tortellini- $1.99

great northern beans- $0.59

extra virgin olive oil- $3.29

12 qt. drink mix packets (lemonade) $0.99

organic agave – $2.49

honey crunch oats cereal- $1.79

box of graham crackers- $1.39

35 calorie whole wheat break loaf- $1.29

24-pack purified water- $2.29

 

I could go on..

 

 

I NEED ALDI to come to Montgomery so I can save like this every week! 😉

 

 

 

 

 

An ALDI-licious birthday breakfast!

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Today is a fun day in our house. It’s my husband’s birthday!

 

Food is always a fun part of birthday celebrations in our house, so of course we had to have a yummy breakfast. 🙂 I realized afterward that everything we enjoyed came from a recent ALDI trip! Pancakes made from ALDI’s baking mix, fresh sausage, cranberry orange muffins, and freshly-ground coffee! The coffee was delicious…and if you want a chance to win a free three-month supply, plus a $25 ALDI gift certificate, come enter my giveaway! The giveaway ends Sunday, February 8th.

The giveaway ends at midnight, Sunday, February 8th. – See more at: http://simplyfrugalliving.com/2015/01/28/aldi-giveaway-3-month-coffee-supply-25-gift-certificate/#sthash.BRNXERLC.dpuf
The giveaway ends at midnight, Sunday, February 8th. – See more at: http://simplyfrugalliving.com/2015/01/28/aldi-giveaway-3-month-coffee-supply-25-gift-certificate/#sthash.BRNXERLC.dpuf
The giveaway ends at midnight, Sunday, February 8th. – See more at: http://simplyfrugalliving.com/2015/01/28/aldi-giveaway-3-month-coffee-supply-25-gift-certificate/#sthash.BRNXERLC.dpuf

 

Happy birthday, Todd! I can’t imagine a more loving and devoted husband and father, friend and companion in life! I LOVE YOU!

 

Todd and boys

ALDI GIVEAWAY: 3 month coffee supply + $25 gift certificate!

New at Aldi

I’m so excited; I have been waiting to share this giveaway with you since December!

 

ALDI has just recently re-branded their coffee line. A number of former Beaumont Coffee products transitioned to the new Barissimo brand in early 2015. Product taste and pricing remain the same.

 

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Now for the fun part… ALDI will be providing one of my readers with a three-month supply of their new Barissimo coffee line, PLUS a $25 ALDI gift certificate! WOO-HOO!

 

Before you enter the giveaway, check out the stats on this awesome new line:

 

  • The line features nine bagged and single serve coffee items, along with additional seasonal and Special Buy items that will be available for a limited time.

 

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  • The following items are now sold under the Barissimo brand: (Can you believe these prices?? AMAZING!)

 

o    Ready-to-drink Iced Coffees (French Vanilla, Mocha and Coffee) – $1.19

o    Whole Bean Coffee (Morning Roast and Donut Store) – $3.99

o    Fair Trade Coffee (Medium and Dark Roast) – $3.99

o    Donut Store Ground Coffee – $3.99

o    12 oz. Bag Coffee (Breakfast Blend, House Blend, and French Roast) – $3.99

o    Assorted Flavored Coffee (French Vanilla and Hazelnut) – $4.99

o    Flavored Coffee Cups (French Vanilla and Hazelnut) – $4.79

o    Regular Roast Coffee Cups (Breakfast and Donut) – $4.79

o    Specialty Roast Coffee Cups (Fair Trade Colombian and Dark Roast) – $4.79

 

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Prices based on retails on 1/7/2015. Prices subject to change and may vary by store location.

Don’t wait – go try the coffee for yourself today! Locate your nearest ALDI here.

 

 

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Entering the giveaway is easy. The only mandatory entry is to follow me on Facebook! But there are several ways you can gain extra entries. Just follow the directions in the Rafflecopter form that follows.

 

Hurry! The giveaway ends at midnight, Sunday, February 8th.  Enjoy. 🙂

 
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$50 ALDI Gift Card Giveaway – ENDS TODAY!

Aldi favorites

 This $50 ALDI gift card giveaway ends TODAY, August 20th! 

 

Pictured above are a few of my favorite things from ALDI. The Natural Fruit Snacks are only $3.49! My kids LOVE these… The 12 roll of double TP is only $4.99- regular price!! Organic pasta sauce is $1.89- almost impossible to beat that price! I just love ALDI. 🙂

Thanks to ALDI, I have two $50 Aldi gift cards to give away to TWO lucky winners! It’s so easy to enter- just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter entry at the bottom of this post. Winners will be selected and contacted after the giveaway ends on August 20th. ALDI will be mailing the winners their gift cards.

 

Aldi plates

This large, delicious watermelon was only $3.99 at ALDI! And I love the summer plates and napkins.

 

I live an hour and a half from the nearest ALDI, but I make the trip at least once a month to score deals and stock up on my favorite items. One entry to everyone who leaves me a comment listing your favorite ALDI item!

 

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I love ALDI truth #72: You can stretch your appetite and your dollar.

ALDI wants to help you get a jump start on summer by enjoying the vibrant colors and flavors of the season with our summer seasonal items. ALDI released its Summer Catalog online at www.aldi.us and in stores which features amazing summer deals on sizzling BBQ items, outdoor entertaining pieces, colorful recipes and more!

 

Known for its premium exclusive brands, ALDI offers more than 1,300 of the most frequently purchased grocery items for up to 50 percent less* than traditional supermarkets. Now through August, ALDI stores will also carry an additional lineup of more than 130 seasonal items at unmatched prices, including a wide selection of Fresh USDA Choice meats, award-winning wines and incredible outdoor entertaining items.

 

Have you checked out the ALDIlicious series here at Simply Frugal Living? Read on for lots of delicious recipes featuring items purchased exclusively from ALDI!

 

Never been to Aldi? Be sure to find your nearest ALDI here and go check it out! I know you’ll just love it.

 

Hurry and enter- this giveaway ends August 20th!!

 

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$50 ALDI Gift Card Giveaway – TWO Winners!

Aldi favorites

 

Pictured above are a few of my favorite things from ALDI. The Natural Fruit Snacks are only $3.49! My kids LOVE these… The 12 roll of double TP is only $4.99- regular price!! Organic pasta sauce is $1.89- almost impossible to beat that price! I just love ALDI. 🙂

Thanks to ALDI, I have two $50 Aldi gift cards to give away to TWO lucky winners! It’s so easy to enter- just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter entry at the bottom of this post. Winners will be selected and contacted after the giveaway ends on August 20th. ALDI will be mailing the winners their gift cards.

 

Aldi plates

This large, delicious watermelon was only $3.99 at ALDI! And I love the summer plates and napkins.

 

I live an hour and a half from the nearest ALDI, but I make the trip at least once a month to score deals and stock up on my favorite items. One entry to everyone who leaves me a comment listing your favorite ALDI item!

 

Aldi image

I love ALDI truth #72: You can stretch your appetite and your dollar.

ALDI wants to help you get a jump start on summer by enjoying the vibrant colors and flavors of the season with our summer seasonal items. ALDI released its Summer Catalog online at www.aldi.us and in stores which features amazing summer deals on sizzling BBQ items, outdoor entertaining pieces, colorful recipes and more!

 

Known for its premium exclusive brands, ALDI offers more than 1,300 of the most frequently purchased grocery items for up to 50 percent less* than traditional supermarkets. Now through August, ALDI stores will also carry an additional lineup of more than 130 seasonal items at unmatched prices, including a wide selection of Fresh USDA Choice meats, award-winning wines and incredible outdoor entertaining items.

 

Have you checked out the ALDIlicious series here at Simply Frugal Living? Read on for lots of delicious recipes featuring items purchased exclusively from ALDI!

 

Never been to Aldi? Be sure to find your nearest ALDI here and go check it out! I know you’ll just love it.

 

Hurry and enter- this giveaway ends August 20th!!

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

$50 ALDI Gift Card Giveaway – TWO Winners!

Aldi image

I am so excited about this giveaway! Thanks to ALDI, I have two $50 Aldi gift cards to give away to TWO lucky winners! It’s so easy to enter- just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter entry at the bottom of this post. Winners will be selected and contacted after the giveaway ends on August 20th. Aldi will be mailing the winners their gift cards.

I live an hour and a half from the nearest Aldi, but I make the trip at least once a month to score deals and stock up on my favorite items. One entry to everyone who leaves me a comment listing your favorite Aldi item!

 

I love ALDI truth #72: You can stretch your appetite and your dollar.

ALDI wants to help you get a jump start on summer by enjoying the vibrant colors and flavors of the season with our summer seasonal items. ALDI released its Summer Catalog online at www.aldi.us and in stores which features amazing summer deals on sizzling BBQ items, outdoor entertaining pieces, colorful recipes and more!

 

Known for its premium exclusive brands, ALDI offers more than 1,300 of the most frequently purchased grocery items for up to 50 percent less* than traditional supermarkets. Now through August, ALDI stores will also carry an additional lineup of more than 130 seasonal items at unmatched prices, including a wide selection of Fresh USDA Choice meats, award-winning wines and incredible outdoor entertaining items.

 

Have you checked out the Aldilicious series here at Simply Frugal Living? Read on for lots of delicious recipes featuring items purchased exclusively from ALDI!

Never been to Aldi? Be sure to find your nearest Aldi here and go check it out! I know you’ll just love it.

 

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Rate the GF products featured at Aldi this spring…

Aldi GF

Okay Gluten Free Aldi fans- how about those GF products Aldi carried this spring?? Was that fantastic, or what? I’d love to hear from you on this. I know Aldi was considering bringing the products back permanently, based on their success as a special buy item this spring. Those items cleared out quickly, as far as I could tell. But I’d love to hear from you…did you purchase any of the GF specials? How did you like them? Would you be thrilled if Aldi brought back the GF line permanently? Talk to me! 🙂

 

P.S. Stay tuned…I’m getting close to doing an Aldi gift card giveaway in July!!

 

 

 

 

Organic Journey: Aldi Trip Report!

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As I’ve been mentioning lately, my husband and I have recently come to the decision that we need to begin to integrate more organic foods into our diet. As of now, I am only attempting to replace about 25% of our conventional diet with organic foods. I’m mainly focusing on fruits, vegetables and meats, and I’m not worrying about any produce that is on the clean 15 list. This goal isn’t too difficult to achieve, and I’m enjoying the deal hunting!

Aldi has recently introduced a new line of organic food called Simply Nature, and it is fabulous! Both the price and the taste of the products in this line are unbeatable! I wish we had an Aldi near us in Montgomery, AL. For now I have to hike up to Birmingham every so often, but it’s worth it!

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 Here is a sample of organic items I purchased on my last trip:

  • organic baby spinach- $1.99 per container
  • organic baby carrots- $1.19
  • organic bananas- $1.38
  • organic toasted oats- $1.99 (incredible price!!)
  • natural shredded wheat- $1.99
  • organic black beans- $0.89 (!!)
  • natural multi-grain chips- $1.69
  • natural fruit snacks (large box!)- $3.69

Total: $19.68 for everything in the picture

Now that I’ve been shopping around for organic food, I am even more impressed by Aldi’s Simply Nature line of natural and organic items. Can’t wait for my next trip!

Note: Keep a look out for organic produce and meat whenever you visit Aldi. A friend recently reported to me that she scored an amazing deal on organic, grass-fed beef for only $5.99 a pound!

Check out just a few of the amazing products and prices currently available in Aldi’s Simply Nature line:

Simply Nature

Read all the posts in my Organic Journey thread here.

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My Trip to Aldi’s Headquarters this Weekend!

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Just had to share…I’m on my way to an event at Aldi’s headquarters in Batavia, IL tomorrow! I’ll be testing their recipes and learning from a food stylist and food photographer. Do you have any questions you’d like me to ask them? Now is your chance! Leave a comment on my Facebook page or right here on this post. I’ll ask and get your your answer after the event.

An online recipe book featuring holiday recipes straight from the ALDI Test Kitchen is available at www.aldi.us. The book includes recipes for a variety of meals and sweet treats – and the ability to search by categories like appetizers or desserts, and create a shopping list. Be sure to check it out and get some creative ideas!

Wish me well! I’m super excited!!

P.S. Have you seen the Aldi-licious recipe series featured on Simply Frugal Living?

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