I know I keep blurbing on about Aldi…but do you ever get that excited feeling when you discover a new shop with bargains galore. And when I find bargains I have to share them:-) I used to shop at Tesco for my regular weekly shop but finally gave in to the high cost and gave Aldi a try. I am so glad I did:-)
I did the two-weekly shop yesterday and I love having a wonder around finding lots of tasty new foods and rummaging the special buys in particular to see what bargains are to be found. I mentioned the baby and toddler event a couple of weeks back. There were plenty of those products still available…lots of blackboard tables I noticed. My boys are still loving this table, using it for all sorts of creative games. Its £29.99 for the table and 2 chairs. I also found Nurofen for children, £2.99, cheaper than Tesco and Boots where I checked comparative prices.
Make Up Bargains
I also discovered the make up range. I like to give budget make up a go to see how it compares to the more expensive brands. I didn’t go too mad, I wanted to save some of my shopping budget for wine after all;-) (Blanquette de Limoux is my wine of choice…sparkling wine for £7.99, tastes like champagne)
I got some eye liner and mascara. I am always in search of the holy grail of mascara..maybe this is it??!! So here are the products in their pretty nice packaging, Eye liner £1.99 and Mascara £2.39. First picture I have just done the one eye so you can see the difference and then 2nd image is full effect. I really like the eye liner and it makes a great replacement for eye shadow. Is it the holy grail of mascara..not quite..I had to put on 3 layers to get this effect. But it didnt clump up and made my lashes look nice and long, so I am pretty happy. Its better than a recent Clinique Long Lashes mascara I have tried.
Kitchenware Special Buy promotion launching 5th May
There are lots of great offers in the Kitchen Special Buys range that kicks off tomorrow in store. I have got this sparkly new kettle to match all my multi-coloured accessories..its £14.99. Hubby has been asking for a new kettle for months so thanks Aldi:-) Another fantastic bargain was this set of knives, £7.99. A welcome addition to our kitchen where my current knives are no longer sharp and a couple have broken. They glide through the vegetables and meat. Really happy with them. And they look like space according to Josh, middle son:-)
Another item that is very cool and exciting include a Multi-Slicer and Sorbet Maker (£24.99). It offers a choice of five creative cutting shapes, and the Sorbet Maker attachment will turn frozen fruits into cool, refreshing snacks to satisfy those ice-cream cravings. Yum. I am getting one. I’ll order that one online at www.aldi.co.uk.
Special Buys for the next 6 months – May to Nov
I was invited today to a special event with the Aldi buying team to view the new products in the special buys range over the next 6 months. I was very excited to see things like a lovely clothing and jewellery range. The jewellery pricing is around £5, so really great value for money. Perfect statement pieces to go with the festival clothing range..
The children’s range looked great with lots of branded clothing including some very cute Finding Dory T-shirt. And I loved the childrens garden tools. I know Jack would love them too.
The kitchen range was my favourite including some really amazing pieces at such great prices, there is an Aldi version of the nutribullet coming later in the year, a SMEGesq fridge, a bread machine for around £50. Just take at look at these goodies.
Basically any gadget you need you will be able to get it in all Aldi stores or online.
The home wear range looked beautiful. The glass wear was really pretty and there was beautiful soft furnishing. The bedding felt like really good quality cotton and the cushions were super soft. I have a lime green throw at home that I purchased during a weekly shop so I know their home wear is good quality.
And finally there was a brilliant range of gadgets, that will be for sale around fathers day. There is a 4G TV available…price point of around £2-300..pretty incredible. I loved the cool jukebox as well.
There is lots to get excited about in the Aldi special buys range. I look forward to seeing it in store over the coming months. And thanks Aldi for giving me and my readers a sneaky peak look into what is coming.