This time of year or really any time of year it’s a good idea to have some quick appetizers on hand for when those unexpected visitors drop by. What a simple and quick idea, a nice bottle of PINOT GRIGIO paired with Havarti cheese and a cracker assortment. And don’t forget about the sweettooths, some airy cream puffs will do the trick.

To help you accomplish this ALDI has released its 2011 online holiday catalog, where you can get all the holiday essentials for less, including everything from these appetizers, to main courses, side dishes and desserts.

During the holiday season, ALDI stores also carry an additional line-up of more than 100 seasonal items at unbeatable prices. Be sure to use their Store Locator to find the store nearest you to take advantage of more than 1,400 of the most frequently purchased grocery items for up to 50 percent less than traditional supermarkets.



TWO (2) lucky Pocket Change Gourmet winners will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to ALDI.

Entries only accepted on this page. Facebook and Twitter entries do not count.

Giveaway will remain open until Wednesday, Dec 21st. 2011 at 5 p.m. CST. Winner will be chosen at random, notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond.


  • How does ALDI make the holiday’s affordable for you?

OPTIONAL ENTRIESPlease leave a separate comment for each entry

Disclosure: We were provided with a gift certificate to shop and try the selections at our local Aldi’s. All comments and experiences are ours as well as our opinions.



  1. They make is affordable by allowing us to have a few extra splurges for our gatherings that we normally do not fit in our gorcery budget.

  2. Oooh… Aldi is my FAVORITE and always my first stop! I can always find the same quality items for MUCH less. LOVE Aldi!!

  3. Aldis has the best prices hands down. Great stop for making a veggie tray.

  4. Aldi has great prices on delicious treats like cookies and candies for an easy dessert tray or even a gift!

  5. i think their flowers are so affordable – i love to have fresh flowers at the holidays, and aldis is a great place to get them!

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  11. Bama Girl

    I love the seasonal selections of fruits, veggies, cheeses, and meats, which make our grocery budget go a little further. Eggs and milk are always cheaper at ALDI!

  12. The produce at Aldi is high quality and affordable. I can make fruit basket gifts and add homemade cookies made from their baking supplies.

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  14. Cheryl Christian

    I have always liked that Aldi’s makes shopping for groceries alot less painful with their prices. Especially with budgets stressed it makes sense to shop Holiday needs there for sure.

  15. I love that Aldi gives such great entertaining choices at great prices! I follow Blog Party, Hoosier Homemade,Pocket Change and Cupcake Chronicles emails. Thanks so much and Merry Christmas.

  16. Cheryl Christian

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  17. Cookies4kids

    I subscribe to Pocket Change Gourmet, and I absolutely love Aldi’s.

  18. Am on a tight budget and all my baking needs are so much cheaper at Aldi’s and they’ve even added pudding to the cakemixes without raising the price. The stor I shop at has very nice produce as well as afordable meats. Love them and save so much money!

  19. Aldi will help make this Christmas more affordable when I pick up some speciality cheese like the one you have pictured. I’m excited to go see what they have!!

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  21. Anne Loyd

    There are great sales during the holidays to make shopping a little more affordable.

  22. You can buy the basics much cheaper there so you have more money to splurge!

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  24. Anne Loyd

    I subscribe to emails from Cupcake Chronicles.

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  29. They just opened 2 Aldi’s near me, they have great prices on milk, eggs and nice vegetables. It is so convenient to just pop in the store very little waiting.

  30. Denise Wilson

    Aldis allows me to buy items to make goodies more affordable for gift giving!

  31. Aldis makes it affordable to splurge on some grocery items… Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. Aldis prices allow me to save money and use it on other items for the family for the holidays!

  33. Aldi is my main grocery stop – I love to stock up on all my pantry needs at the lowest prices w/o the hassle of coupons!

  34. ALDI make the holiday’s affordable for me because I’m able to buy the items I need for less than I’d spend at the grocery store.

  35. Aldi’s saves our holiday by helping us stretch our state food dollars so we can have a merry christmas and be able to invite people over to visit.

  36. Denise T.

    ALDI’s makes it easier ~items are less than the other grocery stores, and not alot of extra’s to tempt with impulse buying, therefore easier to stay in food budget.

  37. Jeanne Simon

    Aldi always has affordable prices. When I shop at Aldi’s I leave with more bags, so I feel like I really got a lot for what I spent!!

  38. Barbara M

    I buy all of my snackies at Aldi.
    Big savings!
    Thank you
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  41. Jessie C.

    I like their baking supply (inexpensive) and tin cookies (great as gifts)

  42. Jessie C.

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  44. Renee Pedroza

    I purchase most of my baking goods from Aldi! We are a family of 7 and shopping at Aldi’s saves me tons of money! We have 5 boys and boy do they EAT!

  45. aldi is awesome! we can find the things we love to eat, and share with others…. for cheaper!