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. Subscribe to all but pinterest…have enough sites I’m addicted to. 😉

  2. I love aldi’s low price on produce. Plus they have a lot of randomly kosher packaged items, like crackers, cookies, and frozen breakfast pastries.

  3. I have one in my neighborhood and had never walked in, until I read about it here…BEST STORE EVER! I love their produce and the orchids for $10, cant be beat!

  4. Debra Cantor says

    Love KOAB! I read it faithfully and have gotten some great bargains!

  5. I would love to try Aldi now that i know they have good prices and kosher items

  6. Devorah Horovicz says

    I love aldi for the great prices on yogurts and snacks and produce.

    I am signed up for the emails. I follow on Facebook and Pinterest

  7. Deede Rothenberg says

    I love Aldi. They don’t often have everything I’m looking for but what they have is great!

  8. Carol Scott says

    I am a subscriber. Thank you for all your great information! My all-time very favorite money-saving tip was the FREE Koren Siddur last summer! My husband was thrilled with it as an anniversary gift!

  9. Chani Szajowitz says

    I love seeing kosher items from all different places. There’s always something surprising that you didn’t think was kosher, but is! Also, their prices can’t be beat!

  10. Carol Scott says

    I follow you on Facebook. Good word!

  11. Esther Krystal says

    I love how aldis has off brand name foods that still have quality taste!

  12. Love all the $ I save at Aldi’s

  13. Esther Krystal says

    I LOVE KOAB on facebook! I check it all the time!

  14. I like Aldis. Unfortunately there is not one close to my house. I go there to stock up sometimes.

  15. Already a friend on FB

  16. Already get your daily email

  17. Aldi’s isn’t the most convenient store for me to get to, but I’ve been intending to make the time to go there anyway because we use so much produce! Even though we can’t use the dairy items, winning the gift card would be a great motivator for me to shop there 🙂

  18. I’ve been a very happy subscriber for over a year

  19. I’m new to Aldi but one just opened by me! I also like Kosher on a Budget on FB and get your newsletter. Would love to win a gift card to go check out the new store!

  20. I love Aldi’s great produce prices – thank you.

  21. I’ve “liked” you on Facebook (even though I’m not on there much!)

  22. Already like you on FB Barbara Montag

  23. I have never tried Aldi but you really make it sound good! Thinking of stopping in there! Would love to win the gift card to try it out!

  24. I love your emails, I like your page I shop Aldi for years! At Aldi the prices of eggs, Milk, pure frozen fruit bars, too name a few are ALWAYS CHEAPER!! The problem is I always walk out with a lot more than I expected to because of the quantity of Kosher items ALWAYS surprises me!

  25. Love Aldi’s prices!!

  26. I’m a follower on P NOW 🙂

  27. I used to shop more at Aldi’s many years ago in Ithaca where I first heard about it. Not too near my house, but when I pass the store, I can’t resist going in since I never know what type of bargains I will find there.

  28. I like Aldi’s prices.

  29. The prices!

  30. I already like you on FB.

  31. I am a subscriber to the KOAB newsletter. Look forward to it daily!

  32. i love the cheap avocados

  33. I liked you on Facebook. Thanks!

  34. I like you on FB!!

  35. I followed you on Pinterest. Thanks!

  36. I follow you on pinterest too!

  37. Dani Enisohn says

    I had a quick look in our local Aldi, but I am excited to check out their products and prices. A $50 gift card to spend would be great inspiration to spend some time there.

  38. Dani Einsohn says

    I follow KOAB and love it!

  39. Love saving $$

  40. Carol Scott says

    You single-handedly exerted enough force to get me to finally sign up with Pinterest. 🙂 No other force on Earth has yet exhibited that much power! 😉 You are the only one I am following. I’m laughing because I’ve said all along “I’ll never do Pinterest because I’ll enter and never escape!” We’ll see what happens. But, I figure the chance at a $50 Aldi card is worth it.

  41. I wish all the canned goods would be kosher as well, like the good old days.

  42. would go more often if there were a closer one

  43. great products with great taste at very good price
    so you get quality + savings

  44. Carol Scott says

    What I love about Aldi is that: 1) It is nearby, 2) It is very small and therefore quite to get in and out with all the basics covered, 3) Many of the prices, if not lower, are very close to the standard grocery store prices. So glad we have an Aldi now.

  45. June Foster says

    Would love to win an Aldi gift card.

  46. Love the convenience of parking lot. In Brooklyn it’s a huge deal!

  47. I like Aldi for their well priced produce.

  48. I like KOAB on FB

  49. I subscribe to the newsletter

  50. I am following you on Pinterest.