Aldi Shopping Trip

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 25, 2012

Shopping with the $5 Dinner Mom


March and April has been such a whirlwind…with trips to Atlanta, San Antonio, Orlando, Cincinnati and Los Angeles! I’ve barely been able to keep up with grocery shopping, and have managed to stay pretty close to budget despite my quick trips in and out of the store each week. I left “slow cooker packs” behind for most of my trips, making it easier for our kid-sitter and my husband to manage mealtime.

This week I dropped in to Aldi to grab a few things…and will likely bop into Kroger to take advantage of the $1.99/lb chicken breast and chicken thigh sale!


I spent $22.75 on the above. Strawberries were $.99, peppers were $1.29 for 2 and the baby carrots were $.99 too.

My favorite find was the Nature’s Path Organic Granola.

Not sure if this is a store specific product, or if they will start carrying it in stores across the country. It was priced at $2.79…which is $.50 less than the Amazon Subscribe & Save price! I grabbed a box for my husband to enjoy for breakfast this week!

That’s it for now…anyone else find any great deals while out shopping this week?

My grocery store’s ad scan and my “Shopping FAQ!”Thanks to Andrea at Savings Lifestyle and Marcy at Stretching a Buck for posting the best deals and coupon matchups at my stores each week! Find the coupon match-ups for your grocery store at The Frugal Map!


{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

rose April 25, 2012 at 12:38 pm

The cereal looks to be an Aldi special buy…


Erin April 25, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Just bought the same cereal at Trader Joes for 2.86 normally 3.99 at Stop and Shop.


Jackie Brown April 25, 2012 at 1:21 pm

our colored peppers were 1.29 for three. great time to stock up and freeze unless you have a garden growing. u got a good buy on berries; ours were 1.99


Robin April 25, 2012 at 2:17 pm

An awesome Aldi buy is also the 3# bag of mini sweet peppers for $3. They are by far the cheapest at Aldi and the same peppers! 2 of my 3 kids and husband eat the whole bag in less than 3 days!


Angie April 25, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Aldi and Trader Joes are somehow related (maybe the same parent company) so stuff like the granola will occasionally show up at Aldi’s. I’ve found some good stuff there over the years :)


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom April 27, 2012 at 10:56 am

Yes Angie…they have the same parent company, German (can’t think of the name off the top of my head!)



Sarah April 25, 2012 at 3:53 pm

My Target just renovated part of the store to add a grocery. Got three dozen eggs free-(coupon in the mail) and was given two. Spiral sliced ham 1.49lb. I was able to buy two and use the Target coupon 3.00 off 25.00 of groceries. So the hams ended up being 1.33lb. The mossimo t-shirts 6.00 each were too thin so did not use the target 3.00 off. Found another shirt for 5.20 but it rang up 2.40. Last week got 2 bagged salads for .49 (12oz) with 1.00 off coupons. 2-liter coke and sprite free coupons. Market Pasta and Sauce .50 each with 1.00 off coupon. Magnum mini ice cream 1.49 each.With 2 manu. 1.50 and 1 target 2.00 off.


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom April 27, 2012 at 10:59 am

Awesome haul Sarah!

Side note…I noticed both Targets near me are under renovation…wonder if they are expanding their grocery sections? Hmmm.


kirsten April 25, 2012 at 9:15 pm

I had some 50 cents off 2 Jello pudding/gelatin coupons and picked up some discontinued/closeout flavors for 59 cents each at my Kroger today. 9 cents for a box of pudding mix! Woot! I found the Cake Mix Doctor books at the library and have enjoyed making cakes-simply amazing how a few additions (pudding mix, sour cream, extra eggs) can really punch up the flavor.


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom April 27, 2012 at 10:58 am

Sweet deal Kirsten!



Lori April 26, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Aldi’s and Costco are related compaines also.


Sajid Ayaan April 28, 2012 at 6:57 am

Get Food on the Table, free for life! Yep, that’s right…Just use the coupon code SPRINGFREE to take advantage of this deal! This offer is for NEW Food On The Table users. You can sign up for unlimited meals each week for free. hahahahaha


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