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. Already subscribe to your newsletters and have been for years

    • I’ve been to Aldi’s once or twice but there’s not one that’s really convenient to my home. I will definitely make the drive if I win one of the gift cards! I’ve been getting your newsletter for a while and love it and I just liked KOAB on Facebook.

    • rachel rosenstein says

      Besides good quality and good prices, I like the fact that the lines are short [if any] so I can get in and out fast.

  2. Been following you on facebook for a while already 🙂

  3. Annnnd i also follow you on pintrest 🙂 4 entries. Yay! Hope i win

  4. Thomas Murphy says

    I love there good prices.

  5. Thomas Murphy says

    I like Kosher on a Budget on Facebook as Thomas Murphy

  6. Thomas Murphy says

    I am already a email subscriber as rounder9834

  7. Thomas Murphy says

    I Follow Kosher on a Budget on Pinterest as rounder9834

  8. Love Aldi’s for cheap eggs, cheap fresh fruits and veggies and the simplicity of the store.
    Already subscribed and liked 🙂
    Thank you!

  9. I love KOAB and am a “member” already. Through your posts, I have learned more about the standards and quality of Aldi food and have become a loyal customer there. It is great to know there are so many wonderful and kosher options at Aldi’s!

  10. Leah Trakhtenberg says

    I love Aldi! I get my fruits vegis dairy and eggs there weekly!

  11. New to Aldi but looking forward to great savings!

  12. Leah Trakhtenberg says

    I follow you on Facebook and I’m so happy I stumbled upon your site/blog!
    I got so many good deals already – thank you!

  13. i’m new to aldi!

  14. i like koab on facebook

  15. Love aldi! All the stuff I need at much lower prices for the same or better quality. Also, parve chocolate peanut butter!!!!

  16. New to Aldi – but I have heard about their cheap produce

  17. I already Like you on Facebook

  18. i am a subscriber to the koab newsletter

  19. I am a subscriber to the koab newsletter

  20. Lanie Kellman says

    Love their $.39 yogurt and great generic cereal!

  21. Lanie Kellman says

    Like you on Facebook! Thanks!

  22. Lanie Kellman says

    Subscribe to your newsletter. Thanks!

  23. cheryl feigenbaum says

    Haven’t been to Aldi in quite some time but a gift card would be a great reason to try it .

  24. I like Aldi because of how closely they copy the name brand products both in quality and look

  25. I subscribed to your newsletter

  26. Would love to win as we do have an Aldi in my area – I subscribe to koab

  27. have great selection! liked koab fb page as well!

  28. I love that Aldi is carrying more organics now!

  29. I follow KOAB on FB.

  30. I follow you on Pinterest.

  31. I already subscribe to your emails and am fb friends. I just discovered an Aldi store not to far from my home. Hearin grim you and others about the good prices and selection, I will be going there soon.

  32. Shterna Zhelezniak says

    I love the cheap prices in aldi

  33. I love the deals I can find on kitchen supplies!

  34. Shterna Zhelezniak says

    I like kosher on a budget on Facebook

  35. Already like you on FB 🙂

  36. Follow you on pinterest 🙂

  37. Subscribed! 🙂

  38. Love Aldi!

  39. Shifra Glassman says

    I love the produce at Aldi’s! The prices are amazing and the quality is surprisingly good.

  40. Shifra Glassman says

    Liked you on facebook

  41. Shifra Glassman says

    Get your emails

  42. Aldi is amazing for so many things: cheap tuna, snacks, yogurt, pasta, baby soap, paper plates. Love, love, love 🙂

  43. I haven’t tried those Andes mint chips — but I love the candies. I think they’d be yummy in cookies.

  44. I’m already a KOAB fan on FB

  45. Already “like” you on Facebook

  46. Already subscribe to your newsletter

  47. Ruthellen Singer says

    Love the prices at Aldi! Produce quality is usually excellent. What a mechayeh!

  48. Your Aldi Kosher database is great- I share it with lots of friends

  49. Michelle Fanwick says

    Love to buy all the fresh fruits and vegetables!

  50. Ruthellen Singer says

    I already like KOAB on Facebook. Keep up the great work!!!