The Aldi Finds / Aldi Deals are great. Insanely cheap pricing on quality products, but as others have mentioned, you have to luck into them being:
- at your particular Aldi
- in stock
They seem to follow the Costco model of scarcity/limited availability. If you don’t buy it when you see it, no guarantee the item will be there the next time you shop, or ever again.
That said, I did a comparison between grocery shopping at Walmart/Target as well as traditional Grocery stores, and Aldi easily and consistently beats traditional Grocery stores in terms of price. I also have the luxury of having two Aldi’s within 10 miles of me, and one of the Aldi’s is in the same shopping complex as Walmart, so if there is a particular food item that I cannot get/find at Aldi (like my son’s bulk-size Whole-Grain Goldfish crackers), it’s not inconvenient to walk over to Walmart and get them there.
The Walmarts/Targets have the benefit of size and pricing pressure, but even given that, my usual grocery experience is the majority of grocery staples I get at Aldi, and a handful of things (including deli meats) at Walmart. I’ve not been to a traditional grocer in months.
The small size/exclusivity of Aldi also makes for a better shopping experience.
Finally, the Little Journeys Diapers are about $13 for a box of 60, which is the cheapest I have seen diapers anywhere (not counting Amazon Mom/Subscribe and Save w/discounts + Chase Amazon Prime Card – but even then you have to be careful to watch the price and compare).