Does Aldi deliver - will they ever?

Does Aldi deliver?  Will they ever bring your groceries to your door for a small fee? Let's talk.  While you cannot get a employee with an official company shirt to come to your house with your packages there is a way to get a delivery.

Why does this discount price, but still quality food grocer not deliver like the other guys (Giant, Safeway and Shoppers Food Warehouse).  This may have a lot to do with their whole business model.  They have streamlined the supermarket shopping experience and that is how they are able to discount their prices so much.  

How much does it cost to purchase, maintain, and employee delivery trucks and the drivers to operate them? How much would the insurance on these vehicles be and the added payroll expenses for the business?  I don't know these dollar amounts but the owners have done the math and it does not pay for Aldi to deliver.  But Instacart is a great alternative!

Instacart and Aldi partner up!

Well, it has finally happened.  Aldi has partnered with Instacart and now you can get your groceries delivered to your door.  You don't have to pack up, get in the car, drive to the store, walk the isles, stand in line, bag your items, pack it in to the car, and then drive it home.  When you shop using this online delivery app you just place your order, and open the front door when your personal shopper has completed your list and walked it up to your front door.  Isn't that much easier?  If you agree you can place your first order by clicking this purple link now.

More Ways to Save

Aldi grocery stores are my preferred grocery stores to shop at. I usually shop there 2-3 times a week. Most trips are for a small number of items but I try to do my main grocery shopping bi-weekly were I purchase food to last my family for approximately two weeks. I shop there for a family size of 2.

I not only pick up items for my family there but also for my pet. I buy premium dog food for my dog at a lower price then even pet supplies stores.  In addition to our fur baby, we buy everything from dairy, produce, deli, meat, frozen foods, dry foods and cereals as well as staples such as dry rice and beans. I also purchase household items from them like shampoo, broom sets, pots, and gardening items.

My favorite recipe is stir fried chicken with white rice. Another recipe that I enjoy making from the fresh meats section is chicken tostadas. The reason I prefer this store over other grocery stores is because of the quality and the price. They have great quality items and often also carry some name brand item for less than other grocery stores.

I estimate that I save around 100-200 dollars a month shopping at Aldi versus Meijer or Walmart. Another reason I prefer them is because they have specialty lines dedicated to vegetarian, vegans, healthy foods, organic foods, and baby foods and supplies (diapers, baby wipes, lotions, etc…) for great prices. I highly recommend single people and families who want to save money on food by not paying more for name brand items to give them a try.

Other ways that I recommend saving money is to use coupons for items that are non-grocery related. Aldi does not take coupons. I clip coupons and use rebate apps to help save money or get money back for the things I buy from other stores. Large purchase items, such as kitchen appliances and cookware, I buy only when I come across sales.

Another form of earning cash that I use is paying for all necessary expenses with my rewards credit cards. I maintain a discipline not to purchase unnecessary items and use my credit card to pay bills, buy groceries, and buy any thing that I absolutely need for myself, my husband or my household. I make sure to pay off my credit card as soon as the charges hit the credit card, this way I don’t accumulate debt and instead save money. With this strategy I have earned approximately 1,000-2,000 dollars in the last two years.

The last method I recommend to bring in extra income is to find a flexible part time job to supplement income. Working an extra 20 hours a week in the past has increased my income by 300-400 dollars a month. It may not seem like a ton of money but if you put it in a savings account it adds up quickly.

Speaking of savings accounts, I make sure to have a interest savings account where I keep most of my savings. I currently use Ally Bank, which pays over 1% on your savings each month. I am always looking for ways to earn and save more money to reach my financial goals. My strategy has always been to research different ways that I can accomplish this and implementing those saving and earning techniques.