Aug 232012

ALDI groceries


South Florida is on high alert, as the hurricane experts warn Isaac might come our way. I knew there was only one place that I was going to buy water, because the ALDI water price of $2.29 for a 24 pack just cannot be beat. When the store opened this morning, our local ALDI was basically flooded with people seeking water, but they got what they came for. I also made sure to tell our neighbors about ALDI, because Publix $3.99 for a 24 pack sure can get expensive, if you need to buy enough for a week.

Besides buying extra water, I just bought a loaf more of bread and then our regular ALDI basics, as our pantry is filled up with canned goods and non-perishables. I did throw in some splurges this week such as ALDI potato salad, cheese wedges and cookies for the kids. The strawberries were not cheap, but my youngest son and I had a craving for strawberries and milk, so we picked up a pack for our lunch.


ALDI water

I did notice lots of price increases, but I had expected them to show up sooner or later thanks to the drought conditions, which have been affected a majority of the US farm states. I will make sure to make a September update to the ALDI price list, now that my older boys are back in school.


ALDI Hurricane Shopping:

3 x 24 pack water @ $2.29 each

3 gallons water $2.19

Pancake and waffle mix $1.49

Instant oatmeal $1.49

Carne Picada $4.44

Green peppers 2 pk $0.99

Cheese wedges $1.29

1/2 gallon fat free milk $2.19

Potato salad $2.49

2 x Flour tortillas @ $0.99

Black beans $0.59

White bread $0.99

2 x Whole Wheat Bread @ $1.29

Duplex cookies $1.49

Taco shells @ $0.99

Flour $1.72

Sugar $2.18

Garlic $0.99

Avocado $0.59

2.70 lbs bananas $1.19


Total out of pocket $45.79

Total saved compared to the lowest prices at my other grocery stores $14.77


Are you preparing for the hurricane?

  8 Responses to “Stocking Up For Hurricane Isaac At ALDI”

  1. I hope Isaac stays away. Love the price of the water. Stay safe!

  2. As I had to pretty much spend most of my time in the office this week, I was hoping to hit up Aldi’s this morning … but the RAIN is keeping me in … I need to go see my dad and usually stop at Aldis on the way to him (and pick up his groceries needed for the week while there) … did you happen to look at the fajita pans they have on sale this week? Was thinking those would be GREAT to use on the grill IF we had to resort to cooking that way due to the storm (I have little faith in FPL, sorry) …

    • Jan, I hope you’ll be able to make it by ALDI on the way to your dad, especially if you gotta stock up for him too. I did take a quick peak at the fajita pans, and they actually looked pretty nice. Like you I have little faith in FPL, so the grills are ready to be worked.

      The forecasts seems to be constantly changing, but lately it seems to be getting worse for all of us here in S.FL. With the heavy rain and winds already here, I can definitely see poles going down, the poles around here do not look too good to begin with.

      Take care and stay safe Jan!

  3. Hi,
    I saw your link on Southern Savers about getting water from Aldis for the big storm. I came to your site and saw that you live in South Florida. I just moved here (between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale) two weeks ago from rural Illinois.
    I always followed Southern Savers for the drug stores, since none of her grocery stores were in my area. So, now I have 5 Publix stores within a few miles. I’m catching on to the new coupon strategies here.
    I have a question about newspapers. Which paper should I buy: Ft. Lauderdale’s or Miami’s? Do you know if Dollar Tree carries them for $1? That was never an option up north for me since Dollar Tree was about 1/2 hr drive. I heard about a deal on the radio for 6 months of the Herald home delivery for $20. That seemed like a pretty good deal to me. I rarely bought a paper up north because our inserts were mostly ads for buying junk and the paper was $2.
    Thanks for the tip for Aldis water. I was able to swing by today and pick some up! $2.29/pack.

    • Joanna, I am so glad to hear that you were able to pick up some of the cheap water at ALDI, We seem to have lucked out with the cone, but we can still get wind that knocks down power, so it is definitely good to be prepared.

      I usually buy the local Sun Sentinel, because they only have the coupons in on Sundays. The Miami Herald has begun to spread them out between Saturday and Sunday, which basically means you’ll have to buy the newspaper two days in a row.

      In my area (sounds to be just about where you are), some of the Dollar Tree stores do sell the Sunday newspaper for $1, you gotta get there early though as they run out pretty quickly. The regular price is $2, so it is definitely worth tracking down the right Dollar Tree. Give the ones in your area a call, or simply show up.

      As for Publix, are you signed up for Recyclebank? Your local Publix stores may very likely accept Doris coupons as competitor coupons, and on Recyclebank you can get $2/$25 and $5 off $50 Doris coupons…and sometimes even Publix coupons. If you are not already signed up, you can find my link at the latest Publix deals post. Which competitor coupons Publix accepts depends from store to store, so you may want to go ask at each store (they usually have a little piece of paper with the stores).

      If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Stay safe in the storm!

  4. Thanks for the advice. I did pick up one Sentinel today. It was the first paper I’d bought in months (with a new baby and a move, life has been pretty crazy!).

    I am a member of Recyclebank. I know one Publix by me does take Doris coupons and I didn’t know about the store coupons on there. I’ve been to two other Publix stores near by and I haven’t seen a black piece of paper with a list of competitors at those stores. I’ll ask the next time I go. The first one I went to had them right at the front entrance.

    There is a Dollar Tree sort of on our way to church, so if we are doing good on time, I might swing by and check in the future.

    I look forward to following your blog!

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