Saturday, April 30, 2011

Aldi Price Comparison List Between Aldi, Target, Publix. Winn-Dixie & Walmart - May

With the different ad schedules around Easter, I messed up my regular update of the  price comparison list, but I am finally back on track. I finally made my way through Winn-Dixie to get Winn-Dixie's prices added to the grocery price list. The prices keep on going up and up and up...., and a gallon of milk is now $2.09 at Aldi in South Florida, but but but at Publix it is $3.75, at Target it is $3.34 and at Winn-Dixie it is $3.45.

You can find the latest Aldi Ad here.
You can find the latest Aldi price cuts here.

If you have arrived at an older version of the price comparison list, you can find the newest version at the Aldi Price Comparison List.

Last update 4/30/2011

Product Size Publix Aldi  Target Walmart Winn Dixie
White Bread 20 -24 oz $0.89 $0.89 *$0.99 $1 $1.69
Whole Wheat Bread 20 oz $1.69 $1.29 $2.54 $1.64 $1.89
Hamburger buns 12 -13 oz $1.19 $0.79 $1.02
Hot dog buns 12 -13 oz $1.19 $0.79 $1.02

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Aldi Recipes: Zucchini Latkes

Zucchini is finally becoming affordable at Aldi at 24 oz of Zucchini for $1.59. I already had some zucchini at home that needed to be used, but I still wanted to share this tasty Zucchini Latkes recipe.

The ingredients for Zucchini Latkes:

2 average sized zucchini
1 potato
1 small red onion
2 eggs
1/2 cup of flour
1/4 cup of milk
Salt and pepper to taste
Extra virgin olive oil for the pan

Unadvertised Aldi Deals: Bananas, Salad and Meat Bargains

Aldi is the place for bargains, but quite often the best way to save at Aldi is through unadvertised bargains. 

My local South Florida Aldi store had ripe bananas on BOGO sale. Yes, you read that right. A BOGO sale at Aldi. Keep in mind that these were ripe bananas, but still at $0.22/lb they would be great for baking. I seriously considered picking some up for banana bread, but I knew they would have to be used that same day or the next, and baking banana bread just could not fit into my schedule.

This week I also found of in-store  Aldi markdowns on ground beef. Not good enough for me to pick it up, since I still have ground beef in the freezer, but still at a great per pound price.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Aldi Shopping Trip - Milk Price Increase

Wow, even the Aldi milk price has gone up, and no prices other than the produce deals seem to have gone down this week. This afternoon I went on my weekly Aldi shopping trip, and just the price of milk is worth it....of course, the milk has now gone up to $2.09, but it still cost less than 1/2 gallon of milk at Publix or Target. 

The Aldi strawberries were on sale at $1.59 this week, but it was a different sort and brand that our Aldi usually have, and the strawberries just did not look as great. They were fresh, but the color was very light, they were too big, and I they did not have that real strawberry taste, which I am always looking for when picking the right strawberries. 

Is The Aldi Easter Clearance Gone?

I was hoping to be able to pick up some Easter goodies on clearance today, but there was no Easter Clearance. There were some jelly beans and gummi candy left, but it rang up at full price. Even the Easter sprinkles and the Easter cupcake mix was listed at full price, and everything else was gone. 

Has anyone else had any luck with finding Aldi Easter Clearance?

Aldi South Florida Produce Prices Starting Wednesday 4/27- Yeah Avocado and Mango Sale!

I am excited to see that Aldi has Avocados and Mangoes on sale in South Florida this week. Our mango season is usually in Junie - July, but amazingly we have already had our first ripe mango - which should tell you how hot it has been down here this year. Despite having several avocado trees, none of them are ready to bear fruit yet....but in a couple of years we will hopefully be having lots of great tasting homegrown guacamole. Come check out the new produce prices that Aldi in South Florida has this week.

This week's new Aldi produce prices in South Florida Starting 4/27

Avocado $0.89
Strawberries $1.59
Mangos $0.49
Cantalopes $0.99
Bananas $0.44

You can see a full list of Aldi Special Buys and New Low Prices here

You can see the Aldi New Low Prices ad here.
You can see your local Aldi Ad here.

Check out the grocery price comparison, to see where you can find the best prices on the grocery staples.

What produce prices are you the most excited about this week?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Winner Announcement: Aldi Garden Starter Pack Giveaway

The Aldi Garden Starter Pack Giveaway ended last night, and I want the winner to get started on his or her garden as fast as possible, so.... let's find that winner.

The winner of the Aldi garden starter pack giveaway is:

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Garden Starter Pack Giveaway Ends Tonight

The Garden Starter Pack giveaway here at the Aldi Spot ends tonight, so I wanted to remind all of you to get your entries in.

It is a low entry giveaway, so your chances for winning are great, especially if you take advantage of the bonus entries. 

Here in South Florida we are at the peak of the tomato season, and I love being able to go outdoors and pick my own vegetables. I hope this garden starter pack will help an Aldi Spot reader get his or her garden started.

Enter below:

 The Garden Starter Pack giveaway has low entries, and it ends tonight at 10 PM EST.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

New Aldi Ad - 4/27 (New Aldi Prices Starts 4/25 For Some)

Although Aldi is closed today, so the new Aldi ad will be still starting tomorrow Monday 4/25 for some of you. Before I dive into the new Aldi Ad I would like to wish all of you and your families a Happy Easter

Aldi continues it great garden sale, and there are some great prices on Gardenline products this week.

Below is a snapshot of some of the produce price variations from across the country where the produce prices starts Sunday. Those of us, where the new produce price starts on Wednesday can expect to see similar produce prices, although the specific prices vary from region to region.   

See a list of states by Weekly Aldi Ad Start Date

My South Florida Aldi price predictions: Avocado $0.89, Mangoes $0.99, Strawberries $1.49, Cantaloupe $1.49, Bananas $0.44 (Please don't hold it against me, if I am wrong)

Milford, MA Ad starts Sunday 4/25
Produce Prices:

Cantaloupe $0.99

Strawberries $1.89
Mangoes $0.69 

Avocados $0.89

Bananas $0.44/lb

Friday, April 22, 2011

Aldi Price Increases and Price Decreases

This week I discovered Aldi price increases on some of my favorite Aldi products, but fortunately I also uncovered some price decreases. I am a bit worried about the price increases on baking goods though, as this was one of the main attractions of Aldi. Hopefully, the prices will eventually go down again, and I was relieved to see that the flour tortillas were still at $0.99 and a gallon of milk at $1.99. 

Take a look at the price differences I spotted:

Aldi Price Increases:

Product Was Now
Salt $0.33 $0.35
Flour $1.69 $1.79
Rice 10 lb $4.49 $4.99
Lullabies $5.39 $5.49
Grape Jelly  $1.39 $1.49
White Bread 20 oz $0.89 $0.99
Naval oranges $2.29 $2.49

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Aldi Price Comparison List Between Aldi, Target, Publix & Walmart - April 21 Update

The stores are keeping me busy updating the price comparison list, as the price increases seems to continue this week, but at least there were a few decreases at Aldi this week as well. I actually found eggs cheaper at Target this week, since they are on sale at $1.19, compared to our South Florida Aldi price of $1.29. Of course some of you have lucked out with Aldi egg prices at $0.79 this week.

I don't know about you, but I am thankful that Aldi keeps milk prices at $1.99 here in South Florida, and I sure hope it stays there, as the competitors are moving closer to $3.50.

You can find the latest Aldi Ad here.
You can find the latest Aldi price cuts here.

If you have arrived at an older version of the price comparison list, you can find the newest version at the Aldi Price Comparison List.

Last update 4/21/2011

Product Size Publix Aldi  Target Walmart
White Bread 20 -24 oz $0.89 $0.89 *$0.99 $1
Whole Wheat Bread 20 oz $1.69 $1.29 $2.54 $1.64
Hamburger buns 12 -13 oz $1.19 $0.79 $1.02
Hot dog buns 12 -13 oz $1.19 $0.79 $1.02
Bagels Store Brand 6 ct $2.59 $1.37 $1.24
Flour Store Brand  5 lb $2.29 $1.79 $1.74 $1.74
Sugar Store Brand 5l lb $3.19 $2.89 $2.40 $3.78
Brown Sugar Store Brand/Cheap 32 oz $1.99 $1.49 $1.49 $1.36
Powdered Sugar (Store Brand) 32 oz $1.99 $1.49 $1.49 $1.36
Salt  26 oz $0.49 $0.35 $0.57 $0.38
Baking Powder 10 oz $1.49
Fleischman Yeast  3 pk $1.49 n/a
Baking Soda (lowest price) 16 oz $0.59 $0.45 $0.49
Pure Vanilla (lowest price) 2 oz
 2 oz 1.99 $3.49
Baking Cocoa 8 oz Nestle $2.79 $1.99 $3.49
Baking Chocolate Chips 12 oz

Raisins 15 oz

Store Brand Peanut butter 18 oz $2.39 $1.49 $2.04 $2.22
Peter Pan Peanut butter 16 oz $2.37 n/a $1.77 *1.88
Skippy Peanut butter 16 oz $2.49 n/a $2.24 $2
Jif Peanut Butter 18 oz $2.69
$*1.89 $2.22
Grape Jelly (Store Brand) 32 oz $1.00 1.49 jelly $1.89 $1.67
Grape Jam Store Brand 32 oz $2.09 n/a n/a
Grape Jam and jelly Welchs 32 oz

Strawberry Preserves (Store Brand) 18 oz

$2.39 $1.88
Strawberry Preserves (Store Brand) 32 oz $2.79
$2.34 $2.08
Honey (Cheapest) 12 oz

Store Brand Corn Flakes 18 oz $2.09 $1.29

Kelloggs Frosted Flakes 17 oz

Store Brand Frosted Flakes 17 oz 

Kelloggs Corn Flakes 18 oz $3.99 n/a $3.14 $2.98
Store Brand Honey Nut Cereal 12.25 oz $2.69 $1.59 $2.54
GM Honey Nut Cheerios 12.25 oz $4.53 n/a $2.69 $2.68
Crunch and Oats Cereal 14.5 oz
$1.99 $3.19
Store Brand Instant Oatmeal  10 pk $2.49 $1.39 $1.87 $1.68
Quaker Instant Oatmeal 10 pk $3.89 n/a $3.19 $2.72
Quick Oats Store Brand  42 oz $2.99 $1.99 $2.49
Quick Oats Store Brand  18 oz $1.59
$1.32 $1.18
Eggs  12 Large $1.79 $1.29 *$1.19
Eggs  18 Large

Milk  1 gallon $3.75 $1.99 $3.34 $2.98
Silk Soy Milk 64 oz ?
Soy milk (Store brand) 64 oz $2.69 $2.39 $2.99 $2.50
Lactose Free Milk (Cheapest) 64 oz SmartB $3.69 n/a $2.89
Lactaid Milk 64 oz $4.09 n/a $3.59
Sour Cream Store Brand 16 oz $2.09 $0.99 n/a $1.34
Cheese Singles Store Brand 13 -16 oz $2.79 $0.99-1.49 $2.26 $2.50
Cheese Singles Kraft 12 oz $2.00
$2.03 $2.98
Cheese Singles Kraft 16 oz   4/49
Cheese Strings (Store Brand) 12 oz $4.69 $2.49 $3.69
Shredded Cheese Kraft 7-8 oz *$1.67
*$2.25 $2.00
Shredded Cheese Sargento 8 oz $2.00

Shredded Cheese (Store Brand) 8 oz $2.89 12 oz $2.69 $2.59
Philadelphia Cream Cheese 8 oz *$1.50