ALDI Helps Serve Up Your Holiday Meals for Less Review [CLOSED Giveaway]


I was introduced to ALDI almost 17 years ago when we were a small family of three living on $15,000 a year. I wasn’t much of a couponer and I found it was the best place to buy all of our family groceries to consistently save the most money. We are now a family of six and although our annual income is considerably more, I still do a lot of our grocery shopping at ALDI.

With the holiday sneaking up on us, ALDI has expanded their seasonal selection.  Award-winning wine, fine European chocolate, whole turkeys, toys and gourmet cheeses – the ALDI holiday catalog offers everything you need to host the best holiday season yet – without going over budget.

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Known for its premium exclusive brands, ALDI offers more than 1,400 of the most frequently purchased grocery items for up to 50 percent less than traditional supermarkets. Customers can get all the holiday essentials for less, including everything from appetizers to main courses, side dishes and desserts, making holiday meals and family gatherings warm and memorable. During the holiday season, ALDI stores also carry an additional line-up of more than 100 seasonal items at unbeatable prices.

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There’s no need to visit multiple stores to complete your holiday spread. ALDI now offers a nice selection of award-winning wine and beer as well. Add a side of fancy cheeses and ALDI’s got you covered from beginning to end.

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Visit the website to find an ALDI store near you.


TWO OurKidsMom readers are going to win a $25 gift card to ALDI!

This giveaway ended at 11:59 PM EST on December 18, 2011.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine. The sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and will be shipping the winner(s) their prize(s). For more information read my disclosure policy.


  1. crystle tellerday says

    i like their low prices

  2. i love their seasonal items for quick parties—i always keep stuff like that on hand for the holidays–the happy farms cheese ball looks good–and a great price!

  3. I learned there is an Aldi down the street from us in Woodstock, Ga.

  4. Want! Kitchen Living Roasting Pan
    Kitchen Living
    Roasting Pan

  5. Claire says

    i love their seasonal items. so fun.

  6. Karen Dinsmore says

    Love this store! My only complaint is I have to drive 40 minutes to get to one, sure wish they would put one in my backyard>

  7. kelley c says

    I love their great prices. (kelley l)

  8. sarah shult says

    I love making the Parkview Cocktail sausages and wrapping them in cresant rolls

  9. Linda J says

    We do our main grocery shopping at Aldi’s. I like that they have a weekly circular and Holiday guide. We have two within 5 miles.

  10. Cheryl Barnett Saves says

    I love shopping at Aldi. Inexpensive fruit and veggies and often the stuffed chicken breasts are .79 cents in my area. Makes a great quick meal my family enjoys.

  11. Paula Brown says

    I like how they have the special buys for a certain week

  12. Catie says

    I learned that almost 95% of their products are sold under exclusive ALDI select brands.

  13. Peggy says

    I learned that first store opened in Southeastern Iowa in 1976, now there are over 1,000 stores in 31 states

  14. Christina Foley says

    I would love to try the Belmont Petite Cheesecake Assortment

  15. Amy L. Norman says

    I love the selection of fresh fruit at Aldi’s. I also love their chocolate treats, desserts, and weekly special items such as exotic cheeses, appetizers, and meats.

  16. Candie L says

    I like the electric heater. Thank you

  17. Jeana O'donnell-Murphy says

    I like how the Aldi’s website has what they offer in catergories. It’s eaasy to navigate through and find what you’re looking for.

  18. Christina says

    I like the low prices and the produce section

  19. Karen says

    I didn’t know Aldi carried wine — I will have to look for it at my local store!
    Thanks, Karen
    lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

  20. Sheila Vives says

    I was surprised to learn that Aldi’s sells wine

  21. Kimberly McCullers says

    I like the “special offers”. I got a GREAT enamel coated cast iron dutch oven from there last year & it is fabulous, plus the price was awesome!

  22. Anne Loyd says

    I learned that they have lobster tails on sale. Yum!

  23. Heather S says

    Everyone tells me how good the prices are at Aldi and there is one close to my house but I have never been there. Now that I have gone to the site I am going to check them out. I like their Fit & Active line the low fat granola and nonfat strawberry yogurt. I also heard almonds and other nuts are very reasonable at Aldi.

  24. Tammy Lynch Sigond says

    I love Aldi’s..the money back guarantee on all their products makes trying their brand less stresful

  25. Jessie C. says

    I like Kitchen Living
    6-Qt. Dutch Oven

  26. Beth R says

    I didn’t realize that they discounted their already low prices

  27. joanne major says

    never been here but i am going to go today. learned they just built one a mile away. dont know why i never knew that

  28. Cathy Truman says

    I love Aldi we go there once a week. I am going to pick up the Remington Men’s Grooming Kit for my one of my husbands
    Christmas gifts.

  29. Kelly Hutchinson says

    we have an aldi here in Knoxville andthey have thefreshest produce at really great prices

  30. stephanie miller says

    we are really gonna need the spiral ham, and its a great price!

  31. Katie says

    I love their seasonal products! Didn’t even know that they carried these!

  32. Stephanie Phelps says

    i want the Crofton Turbo Convection Oven

  33. Ellen B says

    great seasonal items

  34. Renee Addison-Hutchinson says

    I learned they have an advent calendar

  35. Cassie says

    they have stores around the world!

  36. Amber says

    I love the awesome prices at Aldi! (:

  37. crafty says

    I love their fresh vegetables and fruits. They are priced just right.

  38. Stacey says

    I like how they list prices for some items- makes comparison shopping easier!

  39. I learned Today, there are over 1,000 ALDI stores in 31 states,

  40. Michelle S says

    I like that there is one just a few blocks from where I work, and of course the low prices

  41. Angella says

    I love Aldi’s! Their store brand items are just AS good if not BETTER than name brands, and are a huge bargain. They also have an amazing selection of fresh in-season produce as great prices.

  42. Debra B says

    I learned that they have a smart phone app so you can find out about weekly specials and even create your shopping list

    Thanks for the fantastic giveaway

  43. Rebecca Shockley says

    I learned about there unbeatable double guarantee that will refund your money and replace the product

  44. Zenaida Odom says

    I learned that they just opened a store near me:
    ALDI Washington, DC
    901 17th Street NE
    Washington, DC 20002

  45. Krystal Ramirez says

    They have great seasonal items at low prices!!!

  46. Jemmy says

    I’ve been shopping at Aldi for several years now, but learned they’ve been around since 1976.

  47. Eileen says

    I like the holiday shopping catalog and would love to get the Belmont Premium Cheesecake sampler for Christmas brunch! Happens to be my favorite treat! And only $9.99. Awesome!

  48. Adrienne gordon says

    I like that they have wine.

  49. Cynthia C says

    I learned that they guarantee their produce and will replace items AND refund your money,

  50. Margaret Smith says

    Love the 5 qt. oval cassarole for $29.99
    Thanks so much

  51. Laura Miller says

    I like their great steals on toys every year…but you gotta catch them while they last!

  52. Becky Davis says

    I learned they have a good price on vegetables and fruits.

  53. Lauren says

    They have low prices and the food is great!

  54. Linda G. says

    I want to get their brown sugar spiral ham for the holidays

  55. Pat says

    I learned that they have Deutsche Küche Strudel.

  56. slk says

    I like the fact that they have special buys every week.

  57. I want the 3 tier cooling rack.

  58. Mary Calabrese says

    I love, love, love Aldi. Their honey glazed ham is amazing. And I always save huge amounts of money there. Like pomegranites for like 69 cents each. I’d pay at least $2 MORE at the regular grocery stores!!

  59. Mellissa C says


  60. amber says

    i like to try the peppermint mocha creamer they have for the holidays (I LOVE ALDI! such great deals)

  61. Deborah Wallin says

    I learned that their first store opened in Southeastern Iowa in 1976.

  62. Denise B. says

    I like that I can view their weekly ad online. We don’t always get a circular.

  63. Baker’s Corner
    6-in-1 Baking Sprinkle Jar for $2.99

    would be perfect for xmas cookie decorating for cheap

  64. Taryn says

    I like that there is one near my new house. The one by my old house was in such a bad area, I went once and that was enough.

  65. Kyl Neusch says

    learned they sell wine

  66. amy bavier bartley says

    Aldi is a great place for cereal, and all your baking needs. Their take and bake pizza is delicious.

  67. Joyce Mlinek says

    I learned that Aldi’s has a double guarantee. If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase they will both replace the product and refund your money. How cool is that!

  68. nan says

    they offer a double guarentee they will replace the item and your money
    nannypanpan at

  69. Theresa Shafer says

    Crofton – Turbo Convection Oven for 39.99 sounds wonderful. What a great gift for a single person who wants to roast a bird but not heat up the room.

    tes 1283 yahoo

  70. Deb K says

    I would love to try the Soft Gingerbread Cookies!

  71. Jenny Lloyd says

    i learned that aldi’s has a smart phone app

  72. Angelica says

    Aldi’s saves me so much money on my grocery bill! Love their fruit and veggie deals!

  73. Alan Tong says

    I want that spiraled sliced ham. 🙂

  74. Julie Lundstrom says

    I know that they have some low prices on food there. They can save you money.

  75. Kristy Thiel says

    I love that they are owned by the same company that owns Trader Joe’s!

  76. Angie M says

    I love that they have the best fresh fruit!

  77. Kelly Grant says

    I love the cheap roduce at ALdi’s

  78. Sheryl says

    I would love to get the double pack of lobster tail for the New Year. Aldi’s has great meat.

  79. Carrie says

    I like that I can view the ad for my local store

  80. swedenesefamily says

    I would love some Choceur Solid Chocolate Balls.

  81. LeAnn Voyer says

    I learned that ALDI has a very nice holiday catalog.

  82. lisa says

    I like that they have a weekly circular and Holiday guide

  83. Fawn H says

    I like the Holiday Catalog

  84. They have a double guarantee when it comes to the quality of what you buy. If you don’t feel something is the quality you expected, they will refund and still replace the product.

  85. EMMA L HORTON says


  86. marissa bailey says

    I love the great prices & the household products

  87. Tiffany LaCourse says

    I love their seasonal items

  88. Michelle C says

    I want the Ghirardelli Caramel Turtle Brownie Mix that is on sale this week! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  89. Selene M. says

    I’d like the Crofton Turbo Convection Oven

  90. Allison Downes says

    I love their low prices!

  91. Janice Cooper says

    I like how their brand products are up to 50% cheaper than national (name) brand products.

  92. Tawnya S says

    I would like the Crofton Electric Fondue Set on Special Buys: Week of December 7!

  93. Debra Fraley says

    I learned that they have a double guarantee. If not happy they replace the item and the cost both!

  94. ericka coello says

    Baked Apples, a recipe found in the website, I want to try it

  95. Amber says

    I’d love to get the Sweet Harvest Sliced Pineapple for my pineapple upside down cake!

  96. Gretchen Gerth says

    I’ve heard about Aldi’s but I have never tried, I saw they have great prices on their web site and that they do not take credit cards.

  97. Gary Eldridge says

    I learned that you need to bring your own bags OR be willing to buy them from ALDI

  98. Joy F says

    I like getting eggs and milk there.

  99. Sarah L says

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  100. tracey byram says

    I learned that Aldi’s has a weekly sales circular.

  101. I love how low their prices are!

  102. christine jessamine says

    i love whats in the holiday catalog

  103. Michelle Plummer says

    I like the low prices, that $25 will go a long way. If I won I would send it to my friend, she is going through a divorce and needs the $$

  104. I learned that you have to pay a .25 to get a cart. It gives an incentive to put your cart back in the corral rather than leaving it in the parking lot for someone to hit thus increasing costs for everyone!


  105. Todd T says

    I learned that ALDI is a leader in the international grocery retailing industry, serving Europe, the USA and Australia.

  106. MaryT says

    I like the Wednesday Meat Special Buys. Thanks for the giveaway!

  107. Awesome – you can see their ads online!

  108. Heather D says

    I am new to aldi’s but I like their low prices and great selection

  109. Ann Marie Walker says

    I learned they carry Apple Cider during the Holiday Season. I didn’t know that. I will have to look for it there now ;). SweepsGirl(at)aol(dot)com

  110. I like their special buy items. Always find something you want at a great price.

  111. Aldi began in 1976 with just a handful of stores in south east Iowa. Amazing to think how far they have come. There is an Aldi just down the street from me and I shop there all the time and I live in Pa.

  112. Daiva says

    I like their low prices

  113. tracee Bass says

    their prices are the best we love buying can goods there

  114. Sheila Vives says

    I love their cheese prices ! Great !

  115. Crystal F says

    I would love to have the brown sugar spiraled sliced ham for our Christmas dinner. thank you!

  116. spirit_kim says

    Some of their Grandessa Signature Peppermint Bark is something I would love to pick up. I love Aldi we shop there on occasion.

  117. Heather S says

    They have really good prices

  118. Roxann says

    I love their low prices.

  119. Karen Gonyea says

    I can’t turn down the Fit and Active products – they are delicious and inexpensive !!

  120. Amylynn H says

    I want the Elite Kettle Popcorn Popper!

  121. angie says

    the holiday cheese ball sounds delicious

  122. I would like to get the Crofton Turbo Convection Oven.

    livelovelaughwithleslieblog at gmail dot com

  123. Robin says

    I like their special buys.

  124. Holly Hennessy Swint says

    I like the Gonfalone Chianti

  125. Jessica Patrick says

    What I want is an Aldi store near me 🙂

  126. Jennifer Ellis says

    I like their Fit & Active brand.

  127. April Taylor says

    Aldi’s guarantees all of their products 100%

  128. debbi says

    I would love to be able to buy the Cattlemen’s Ranch Boneless Prime Rib for our Christmas dinner. That would be a special treat!!

  129. carey says

    love the prices

  130. Nicole C. says

    I like the Elite Kettle Popcorn Maker.

  131. Erica C. says

    I learned that their stores close at 4pm on Christmas Eve.

  132. victoria says

    Its great that Aldis has such cheap fruits and veggies!

  133. Beth says

    I like Aldi’s Fit for Life products.

  134. Debra G says

    You can view their weekly ads based on your location from their website

  135. Amy Lynn Swiatczak says

    I would buy lots and lots of bananas!

  136. PATRICIA BOOTH says

    I love the holiday catalog they put out every season and holiday:)

  137. Gianna says

    You can look at weekly offers online.

  138. Caryn S says

    I like how low their prices are on dried goods.

  139. I love the weekly ad.

  140. steve r says

    I learned that Aldis will be closed on Christmas day.

  141. Kenny F. says

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  142. Debra Hall says

    i like there tomato soup

  143. Jill Myrick says

    I like the Elite Kettle Popcorn Popper.


  144. Susan Smith says

    I like that I can view the weekly ad for my local store

  145. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says

    Fit & Active® Strawberry Fruit & Grain Cereal Bars
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  146. melissa Resnick says

    wow i cant believe how inexpensive they are

  147. Angela Cisco says

    They opened their first store in 1976

  148. clynsg says

    I like the fact that next week Kellogg’s Pop Tarts will be on sale for $1.79 a box–my grandson eats a lot of them!

  149. erma says

    I love their prices.

  150. April V. says

    They have a Double Guarantee – if you aren’t satisfied with a product they’ll replace it and refund your money.

  151. april yedinak says

    I like how great their prices are!!

  152. Judy Bradley says

    I want an Aldi’s close to me! I always have to wait until I go visit my son in Orlando to shop there! There was one where I used to live and I miss the good prices!

  153. Julie Moe says

    I learned that they have a separate section with Aldi recipes.

  154. MelissaO says

    Learned the 95% of the products are Aldi’s brand.

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

  155. Charisse Snead says

    belmont cheescake sampler looks good for 9.99

  156. Jody Sisson says

    I learned they carry some wines and one opened about 11 miles from us.

  157. jenn says

    they have a double guarantee which means they will replace the product and give your money back

  158. Catherine L. Petersen Peters says

    the first Aldi opened in southeastern Iowa in 1976

  159. Jennifer C says

    I’d like the chocolate dipped pretzels.

  160. polly says

    i would like the crofton quartz heater

  161. melissa miller says

    ALDI entered the U.S. market in 1976,

  162. Michele Behlen says

    I shop weekly at Aldis and I love their low prices and there seasonal specials.

  163. Chelsea says

    They’ve apparently got a popcorn maker for sale this week! Cool! I love Aldi’s prices and selection – great to stock up on the basics!

  164. kimbuckjr says

    I would really like the “Crofton Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier – Traditional style.”
    Thank You!

  165. Emma Peel says

    I’d love their pumpkin pie ice cream

  166. I didnt realize they sold fresh produce at Aldi, guess its time I stop by.

  167. Tina Rath says

    I love their low prices on quality wine!

  168. Amity Johnson says

    I like their yogurt prices!

  169. Heather R says

    I love the great prices on their produce.

  170. Becky S. says

    Love their snacks! So much cheaper than anywhere else!
    beckytag618 at gmail dot com

  171. Reginald S says

    I see in the weekly ad something i need – Reeva Dishwashing Tablets!

  172. mary gardner says

    i learned that they have great prices on everything!

    marygardner49 at aol dot com

  173. Erin R says

    I LOVE aldi’s. Their frozen pizzas are the best!

  174. I like the weekly ads

  175. Lauren says

    I learned that they have a smartphone app — in the android market! Since we JUST got a smartphone yesterday, this would be great for us!

  176. Aldi’s philosophy is “Honest To Goodness Savings”
    Gladys P
    sps1113 at yahoo dot com

  177. Todd T says

    I learned that they carry fit and active products

  178. shirley pebbles says

    I love their great prices and great selection.

  179. Dani says

    I love that their fruit is cheaper than other stores, but fresh and delicious!

  180. Trista says

    they have 99cent pineapples!! omgee!

  181. Rosey says

    I like the Appleton Smoked Hams they have under ‘seasonal.’

  182. i love their seasonal items

  183. Angela says

    I love their Double Guarantee

  184. Stephanie says

    I’d love to have a Kettle Popcorn Popper!

  185. aj harris says

    I like getting all of my meat and cheeses there for holiday parties!