It’s a Giveaway | Win a $50 ALDI Giftcard (2 Winners)

Special Seasonal Buys & Toys at Aldi

Reason #52,491 that I love Aldi: Seasonal special buys.

With the winter holidays upon us, Aldi is stocked to the brim with speciality food items, baking goodies and a whole aisle of toys!

Today when I went to Aldi to do my weekly produce stock-up, I took some time to check out their special holiday items.

Although kosher-keepers can’t partake in Aldi’s holiday meat and speciality cheese selection, I was very impressed with the number of items I found that did have a hechsher on them (looks like I’m going to need to update my Kosher Aldi Database!).

Andes Mint Chips

Many of the Special Buy baking items are kosher, including my absolute favorite: Andes Creme de Menthe Baking Chips. (These make the best minty chocolate chip cookies.)

And of course, Aldi carries plenty of items that don’t require a hechsher — from paper goods to fresh produce to toys.

Special Buys

Aldi’s Seasonal Special Buys are priced extremely competitively, but you can save even more when you shop the Lower Price Red Tags.

Nearly all of Aldi’s Seasonal Buys get marked down even more following the “season”. The section below, for example, features post-Thanksgiving goodies for as inexpensive as $.25 (sadly none were hechshered).

Lower Price Red Signs

I plan on visiting Aldi again in the days after Christmas to scope out the markdowns. In my experience, discounts range from 25-75% and the longer something sits on the shelves, the deeper the savings go.

Even if you’re not looking for a Seasonal Buy, I absolutely adore the everyday savings in Aldi’s produce section. Sales vary regionally, but at my store today, I was able to snag pineapples for $1.29 and a 3-lb bag of navel oranges for $.99.

Produce Section

I’m especially excited to see Aldi carrying more and more organic selections. My store had organic cherry tomatoes, apples, carrots and bananas — and with the exception of the bananas, those items are all on the Dirty Dozen list.

As we’ve talked about before, while I can’t necessarily afford to buy all my family’s produce organic, I do try whenever I can to avoid conventionally grown produce for those Dirty Dozen items.


Do you love Aldi, too? Perhaps you’d like to try out Aldi for the first time? You can find an Aldi near you on the store locator.

Two lucky KOAB readers will each win a $50 gift card to Aldi to splurge on some special seasonal supplies or to help cover their weekly stock-up. (We shop weekly at Aldi for produce, milk, yogurts and eggs and never spend more than $40, so if you win, your $50 should go a long way!)

Here’s how to enter the $50 Aldi Giftcard giveaway:

#1. Leave a comment on this post telling me what you love about Aldi. If you’re new to Aldi, just let me know that. This comment is required to be entered to win this giveaway.

For up to three additional entries, you may do any of the following:

#2. Join the nearly 8,000 people who like Kosher on a Budget on Facebook. Then come back and leave a separate comment on this post telling me that you have done so. If you already like KOAB, thank you — please leave a comment to that effect.

#3. Subscribe to the Kosher on a Budget Newsletter for a once daily dose of all the best deals and money-saving tips. Please leave a separate comment that you have subscribed (or were already a subscriber).

#4. Follow Kosher on a Budget on Pinterest for lots of pinspiration on everything from kosher slowcooker recipes to Jewish holiday crafts. Please leave a separate comment that you have followed me.

This giveaway is open only to residents of the United States who are 18 or older. Entries will be accepted until Wednesday, December 25th at 11:59 p.m. CST. The winners will be selected randomly and notified by email immediately. They will have 48 hours to respond. Good luck!

Disclosure: Aldi will provide the winner of this contest with his or her prize package. I was not compensated in any way for hosting this giveaway nor for sharing my (positive) opinions of Aldi.


  1. shop at aldis thanx to you, every sunday morning after my zumba class. love their produce sales, their salad bags have a hechsher & are $0.99, plus tons of other awesome deals.

  2. We love Aldi’s — it’s my husband’s favorite store.

  3. I already subscribe to your newsletter!

  4. I already liked KOAB!

  5. I have actually never even heard of Aldi, but it looks like a great store that I would love to try. Thanks for the info about the store.

  6. I love aldis

  7. I already subscribe to the newsletter.

  8. Sheina Stern Myer-Smith says

    I love buying produce and pareve rice cakes at Aldi.

  9. Sheina Stern Myer-Smith says

    I already like (love) KOAB.

  10. I went to Aldi after reading your blog and I love the fresh, crisp, and unbelievably inexpensive quality produce! I love their own brand, Millville knock off items that try replicating Quaker granola bars and cinnamon toast crunch! They even have a Fit N Active, like a weight watchers line! I bought so much that after I finished unloading my cart, I saw that the checkout lady filled a brand new cart with all of my stuff unbagged! I said, no bags?! She explained to me that you need to bring or you can purchase each bag, which she didn’t even offer me! So it was hysterical loading and unloading my car!

  11. Never heard of the store before. Meanwhile, I got a circular from them this week! Maybe I’ll have to check them out.

  12. On fb

  13. Subscriber.

  14. Follow on Pinterest

  15. Lynette Murphy says

    I like Aldi’s produce.

  16. Lynette Murphy says

    I follow KOAB on Facebook.

  17. Aldi is amazing because the prices are great and the produce and dairy products are delicious.

  18. Robin Goldberg says

    I love how Aldi’s keeps its prices down: it charges for bags (good reason to bring your own!), it doesn’t spend the time or money to take products out of their cases, and they limit the number of employees to only what they actually need to operate the store.

  19. Robin Goldberg says

    I follow you on Facebook!!!!!!

  20. They have really good parve chocolate chip cookies that taste just like Matts.

  21. I love that the ALDI staff is always knowledgable and friendly.

  22. Shifra Gerber says

    I haven’t shopped at Aldi’s yet, but can’t wait to check out the one nearby.

  23. Shifra Gerber says

    Fan of KOAB

  24. Rivka landa says

    Loooove Aldo’s bec it’s an affordable way to purchase lots of great fruits and vegetables at half the price of local grocery stores

  25. Aldi is hands down my favorite grocery store. Not so many choices makes my shopping much easier and their selection is adequate for my needs. So many nice new products recently!

  26. rachel rosenstein says

    subscribed to newsletter. i get in and out of aldi pretty fast.

  27. I love aldi’s because of their quick service, low prices and double back guarantee.

  28. I liked on KOAB on facebook

  29. I love the low prices and quality of items at Aldi’s. I am a loyal shopper there.

  30. I get great prices on produce. and one is opening across from Costco in my neighborhood!

  31. already get your email

  32. Holly Corbett says

    I love the deals that they have on produce.

  33. Holly Corbett says

    I liked koab on Facebook.

  34. I like that Aldi has started carrying an organic line……..hope they expand it! 🙂

  35. Already get your email updates! 🙂

  36. Pamm Peterson says

    I love Aldi . You just never know what you’ll find. Great everyday prices on dairy products and eggs. Happy Healthy New Year to all.

  37. I really enjoy shopping at Aldi because the prices are great!

  38. Kate Friedman says

    love the smaller store for quicker shopping, and great prices!

  39. Kate Friedman says

    already a subscriber- entering for aldi contest!

  40. Kate Friedman says

    i am now following KOAB on pinterest!

  41. Kate Friedman says

    I like/follow KOAB on FB!

  42. Rachel Staum says

    Love Aldi’s for its kosher milk, oj, yogurt, eggs, pancakes, and some pastries like donuts and muffins, and cake!

  43. Rachel Staum says

    I liked KOAB on facebook and I subscribed to the newsletter! Would love to win the giftcard!!

  44. I love shopping the great deals Aldi! I save lots of money shopping here.

  45. Already have subscribed to Kosher on a Buget. And love it!

  46. I love aldi’s

  47. I like Kosher on facebook as well

  48. I’m new to aldi

  49. I’m following in RSS

  50. aldis is awesome! i get the circular and their deals on produce of the week are great! i wish the store was closer to me though. i only go when i need to go to a store near there anyways…