A rare ALDI coupon, and it’s a good one! For those of you guys who are frugal shoppers at ALDI there’s a great $10 off coupon available that is valid through November 15th. It requires a $40 minimum, excludes alcohol and is limited to one per family.
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Update: I just tried to use this coupon and it was not honored by my local ALDI! Needless to say, I’m not thrilled about that. So if shopping at ALDI isn’t already part of your normal grocery stops, don’t go out of your way to try and use this coupon.
For those unfamiliar, ALDI is a discount grocer. We like to grab snacks there, like pastry crisps, protein bars and store branded alternatives to the Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches (great desserts for a diet). I remember trying the grocer a couple times with an upturned nose and snotty attitude walking out with nothing in the past, but finally saw the light and realized what products I did and didn’t like.
Another tip for first-timers: bring a quarter for the cart and your own reusable bags. Part of how they keep prices low is by saving on labor. So you bag your own groceries and return your own cart (or lose your quarter).
My wife and I have a very energetic little 9-month old son. One thing we were surprised by is the amount we spend on formula and diapers every month. For a long time we’d been buying diapers at BJ’s where you can get a large pack (180 count for size 4) for $29.99. But my wife learned from a Mom’s group on Facebook about a great deal at Wegmans. They’re introducing their own line of diapers and have a $5 off coupon for any size and count pack that they carry (it states minimum 20 count, but that’s the smallest count they offer). That means you can get $5 off their smallest packs which retail for $6.79 – meaning you can get a pack of diapers for just $1.79.
Update: This coupon has expired, as of October 26th, 2013.
(Here’s a link to the original $5 off Wegmans Diaper Coupon.)
Our son is in size 4 diapers right now, so we’ve gone from spending roughly 17 cents per diaper at BJ’s to around 7 cents. So we’re loading up on diapers for our son (and the next baby!) by using this coupon every chance we have. It’s limited to one per person per visit and expires on the 26th.
We’ve printed up a stack of these suckers and keep them in the car. Every time we go grocery shopping, or anywhere near a Wegmans we stop in and grab a pack. We even handed them out to our parents to get some any time they’re nearby!
Let’s admit it – we all spend too much on groceries. Like way too much.
I’ll save you the time of reading all those links. A family of four on a “moderate” cost plan will spend over $1000 a month on food. And that’s just the grocery bill! We’re not even counting eating out. Here’s the deal: that is insane!
Here are a few tips to help alleviate the bill.