Worst Things to Buy at Aldi: Non-Food Items
Savings experts say it’s best to steer clear of most toys, home goods, cleaning supplies and other non-food items at Aldi. But if you’re tempted — every so often, Aldi will score national-brand products and put what appears to be amazing prices on them — first pull out your smartphone and price-compare.
“Make sure you check the price on these as they tend to be higher prices on lower quality items at Aldi,” says money-saving expert Brent Shelton. “Plus, you can often find coupons for these types of items at other stores, even grocers, which would make buying them elsewhere a smart thing to do.” Reminder: Aldi doesn’t accept coupons.
When we compared prices on a roll of paper towels, for example, Aldi’s price of 99 cents was the same as the price at Giant and Target. However, coupons and loyalty discounts could’ve brought down the price more at the latter retailers. (Aldi doesn’t have a loyalty program, either.)
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