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1/14/13 8:23 A

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Great to know ! Thank You !
I'm only using homemade canned items but the organic fresh veggies from Aldi's is worth checking out !

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ALDI's the first place I do my shopping then I pick up the extras at the others.

Their store brands are great.

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1/13/13 12:51 A

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BUELLRIDER you sound just exactly like me! I do take advantage of their weekly fresh produce specials, can't beat their salsa price, and I shop their sales and clearance items.

They also have marked down meats with close dates on Tues, Wed, & Thurs mornings (at least the stores in my area do). High volume stores sell out before the dates get close, so high volume (busy) stores don't have those specials.

It's something different every time, you just have to be an eagle-eyed scavenger. I've gotten 25 cent pkg of lean Italian sausage, 30 cent bags of dry split peas, 39 cent cans of diced tomatoes, 25 cent cans of chili, $4 off steak, $4 off premade hamburger patties, 1/2 off pkgs of chicken breast, $6 off 93% ground beef, 99 cent jars of organic spaghetti sauce, metal electric teakettle for $10.00, 99 cent frozen pumpkin pies this Jan, 50 cents for 3lb bags of sweet potatoes, etc. I wish I wasn't eating feedlot beef and chicken, but I am, for now; so check all the specials every time you go. I sometimes just zoom in Tues, Wed, & Thurs morns and do a quick tour. I call it Cheapskate Scouting. There are new produce specials to look at on Wed mornings, too.

As far as healthier stuff, fresh lemon and cucumber are extremely alkaline and ALDI's always has a good price; bags of lemons are $1.99 or less in my area.

And mark your calendars for any holiday that ALDI's is closed. The next one may not be until Memorial Day? And then the 4th of July. But the morning after when they open up, you can get fantastic meat deals, because they mark everything in stock down (there are lots of close dates from being closed on the holiday and losing that day's sales). If they're closed for a holiday, make room in your freezer and in your grocery budget to buy extra and stock up.

So yeah I'm a huge ALDI's fan. Plus always shop their bargains. There are no organics where I live, and I'm unemployed and can't buy a side or quarter of grass fed beef, so I just get the best I can (staying away from the dirty dozen) with the most frugal buys I can, and ALDI's really helps me out with that. Now that they have organics, I will definitely vote with my few precious dollars.

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1/13/13 12:11 A

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I always pick up something from Aldi's. I love their low-fat refried beans and salsa. I usually buy the fruits or veggies that on sale. Got to get those good deals now days with groceries so expensive.

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I had no idea! Thanks for the tip, I'll have to add Aldi to my grocery list this week!

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1/12/13 8:08 P

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I checked ALDI's online weekly advertised specials flyer, and I like the prices of their staples, like 32oz organic yogurt $3, I also like the organic cheese, olive oil, etc. They also have frozen organic fruit. Their brand, SimplyNature, includes organic and conventional.

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Well, I may have to go and check that out!! Thank you!!!

Blessings are coming your way!!
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I miss ALDI's so much!!!! Wish they would come to Washington state.




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Newsflash: ORGANICS AT ALDIS
Read from a blogger, Humbled Homemaker, "A Biblical Spin on Natural Homemaking",
thehumbledhomemaker.com/
that ALDI's is now carrying an experimental ORGANIC LINE!!!!!!!!!!!
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I can't wait to go and see! REMEMBER TO VOTE WITH YOUR DOLLAR. Here is ALDI's Facebook to post a Thank You:
https://www.facebook.com/ALDI.USA?gr
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