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Aldi Produce Picks of the Week

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Aldi produce picks of the week are in! Want to know more about shopping at this awesome store? Check-out my article here.

  • Yellow Onions 3lbs .69
  • Baby Carrots 1lb. bag .49
  • Celery .69
  • Fresh cranberries 12oz. bag .79
  • Russett Potatoes $1.29

In the St. Louis metro area this ad runs from November 13-19th.


What are Salvage Grocery Stores??

 These are the best places to get the most for your money. Seriously.
Salvage (or as I call them-Scratch & Dent) stores offer the best prices on groceries and other household goods.
Here’s what you can expect to find at one:
  • Low, low prices
  • Sometimes they accept Food Stamps (also known as SNAP)
  • Dented cans or boxes (NOT bulging cans, which would indicate that the food has gone bad)
  • Pet food & products
  • Baby food & diapers
  • Out of season merchandise-think holiday flavors of snacks & cookies, etc.
  • Items past their “best by” or “sell by” date
    • Here’s what the USDA writes about this: Except for “use-by” dates, product dates don’t always pertain to home storage and use after purchase. “Use-by” dates usually refer to best quality and are not safety dates. Even if the date expires during home storage, a product should be safe, wholesome and of good quality if handled properly.
    • The only products which are federally required to have a date stamp is infant formula.

I regularly shop at these kinds of stores and have NEVER had an issue with food safety. What I have been able to get are bags of groceries even cheaper than at Aldi. (Note: Aldi is NOT a salvage grocery store. All of their products are first-quality & fresh).

One of my favorite stores in the country is 2nd Chance Goods, LLC in Oshkosh, WI. Whenever I’m in town I always make it a point to stop by and load up on deals. Plus, they literally¬† could not be nicer people!

To find out if you have a salvage grocery store near you, Check-out this link.