Yesterday’s winner of the GymKulture Give Away is Ashley B. A big thank you to all who entered. Ashley has been contacted and I look forward to her receiving her shirt.
Happy Wednesday. I am terribly tempted to post that camel-hump day commercial, however I will spare you all the hilariousness!
Before getting into today’s post, I just want to say a huge thank you to all of the people who have been entering these give-a-ways. You have no idea how happy I am to see people interacting on this blog, and hearing all of your comments really helps me to brain storm future content to better suit your needs/desires/wants. So thank you!
Today I am giving away a $25 gift card to one winner for the grocery store Aldi. Once upon a time, I thought that the store Aldi was a bit below me, if I’m being completely honest. I thought that the lack of “bells and whistles” in this store was a negative thing. However, lately I have been singing a different song. Lately, I have been shocked at the products and prices at Aldi!
In fact, I can’t seem to stop shopping at Aldi. Why you ask, because of the berries! I have been deeply saddened this winter at the lack of flavor in the produce at most grocery stores. Aldi however, has great produce and amazing prices and the flavor is out of this world! When I first realized the out of this world flavor, my first thought was “Aldi must use G.M.O. produce”. I was wrong… so happily wrong! After doing some research I found out some information and I’d like to share it with all of you 🙂
- Aldi is owned by the brother, of the owner of Trader Joes.
- Aldi prides itself on selling meat and sea food that is G.M.O. free.
- Aldi’s prices are much lower than those of most chain grocery stores.
- Aldi carries a huge variety of food, everything from fresh produce and meat, to processed and boxed foods, frozen dinners and many organic products too.
- Aldi has it’s own brand called “Fit & Active” that offers some really great health conscious choices for the consumer.
- Besides food, Aldi sells many other products such as household items, cleaning supplies, hygiene products and seasonal products too.
Remember when I said that once upon a time I wasn’t an Aldi’s fan… this is why.
- At Aldi’s you pay for your grocery bags.
- You also deposit a quarter (which you get back) into the shopping carts to be able to use the cart.
- Aldi’s doesn’t have conventional shelving.
- Aldi stores generally speaking only have 2-3 individuals working in the store at a time.
- Aldi doesn’t sell most popular American brands.
Low and behold, I recently found out the rhyme and reasons for each of my former complaints.
- Pay for your own bags… Aldi’s encouraged the “go green” movement and loves to have people bring in recyclable bags to use. If you don’t bring recyclable bags and do not want to pay for bags, you can pack your items in boxes.
- The quarter thing… By placing a quarter in the cart you use, you are more likely to return your cart to the corral. This eliminates the need for Aldi to pay an employee to run around the parking lot to fetch carts, which in return helps Aldi keep their prices low.
- Stock room shelving… again, by eliminating the need for employees to have to keep fixing shelves, prices can be lowered and costumers can get more for their money.
- Just a few employees… this is yet another reason as to why their prices remain low. Since shopping at Aldi’s more often, I can honestly say that I have never had a question go unanswered and the employees that are at the store have always been fabulously friendly and helpful.
- Different brands… Aldi has since (my once upon a time opinion) incorporated many more name brand foods into their stores. For instance the last time I was their, I saw Baby Bell Cheese, Playtex Hygiene products, Chobani Yogurt and Nature Path Organic Granola.
I am super excited for one of you to win this $25 gift card, because A: this company is awesome and I am so thrilled to be supporting them, and B: unlike other grocery stores, $25 at Aldi’s goes a long way.
To enter this give away, leave a comment below explaining how you currently cut your grocery costs and what the most difficult part of cutting costs in the kitchen is.