A Cheat Sheet Guide to When Certain Aldi Finds are in Stores

One of the most common reasons some of our readers contact us is because they’re looking for a specific product that was in Aldi stores for a short time, and now they can’t find it.

Aldi stocks its shelves year round with staples such as produce, dairy, bread, meat, and non-food items including laundry detergent and toilet paper. In addition to those Regular Buys, every week Aldi gets a limited supply of other goods. These are called Aldi Finds (Special Buys), and they can range from specialty foods to furniture to kitchen gadgets to clothing. Almost anything you can think of might show up as an Aldi Find. The catch is that these Aldi Finds don’t get restocked after a store’s shipment sells out. This can lead to confusion and frustration for shoppers who aren’t familiar with how Aldi runs its stores and manages its inventory.

The good news is that Aldi Finds often run on an annual repeating cycle, with the same (or similar) products reappearing each year around the same time, give or take. This is not always a hard and fast guideline, because sometimes Aldi will sell an Aldi Find one year and never bring it back. Generally, though, it’s more common to see items return to stores each year. Often, these products appear exactly when we most want them, such as gardening supplies in the spring or exercise equipment in January.

With that said, here is our best attempt at offering a cheat sheet guide as to what time of year certain products are most likely to hit store shelves. Keep in mind we are not Aldi, so we don’t know for sure what the store will stock at any given time; our list below is based on our previous experiences and some educated guessing. Aldi reserves the right to shift when they release items, and they sometimes do.

Also be aware that if you really want a product, we recommend going to Aldi on the day the weekly ad says that product will first become available to maximize your chances of finding it, because some things sell out quickly, in a matter of days, or, in rare cases, faster even than that.

January:

February:

  • Valentine’s Day gifts, flowers, and food. View our roundup of Valentine’s Day food items here, and our roundup of Valentine’s Day non-food items here. You also can read our thoughts on one of Aldi’s rose bouquets here.
  • More exercise equipment. View our roundup of some of Aldi’s February exercise gear here.
  • Kitchen gadgets and cookware.
  • Seafood and Lenten-themed food. View our roundup of some of Aldi’s food choices during Lent here.

March:

April:

May:

June:

  • Summer and Fourth of July food, picnic, cookout, and party supplies, including the Gardenline Instant Canopy. You also can view our grills and smokers roundup post here.
  • Gardening supplies. View a roundup of some of Aldi’s garden products here.
  • Lawn care items. View a roundup of Aldi spring lawn gear here.
  • Patio and outdoor furniture.
  • Camping gear, including the Adventuridge Collapsible Tub. View roundups of Aldi’s camping gear here and here.
  • Air conditioners and fans, including window and portable air conditioners.
  • Pools, water slides, and swimming gear.
  • Beach and swim clothing.
  • Kids’ outdoor toys, including disc swings.
  • Kitchen gadgets and cookware.
  • Father’s Day cards and gifts.

July:

August:

  • Labor Day food and picnic supplies.
  • Furniture and accessories for dorms or houses, including lamps, rugs, and the SOHL Furniture Slipper Chair.
  • Bedding.
  • Laundry supplies.
  • Kitchen gadgets and cookware, including canning supplies.

September:

  • Fall decor and food. View our fall food roundup here, and our fall decor roundup here. You can also read our favorite fall products post here.
  • Exercise gear, including the Crane Pedal Exerciser.
  • Lawn equipment. View our fall lawn care roundup here.
  • Kitchen gadgets and cookware.

October:

  • More fall decor and food. View our fall food roundup here, and our fall decor roundup here. You can also read our favorite fall products post here.
  • Halloween decor, food, and candy. View our roundup of Halloween decor here and our post on Halloween food here, and our post about Aldi’s Halloween candy is here. You can also read about Aldi’s pumpkin carving kit here.
  • Thanksgiving food, including turkey and ham.
  • Fall and winter clothing, including Serra Long-Sleeved T-Shirts.
  • Heaters and humidifiers, along with other products to keep the house comfy during cooler weather, including the Easy Home Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier and Easy Home 360 Surround Heater.
  • Kitchen gadgets and cookware, including items to help with upcoming holiday cooking and baking such as the Ambiano Classic Stand Mixer.

November:

December:

What types of products do you notice Aldi offering at different times throughout the year? Let us know in the comments below.

About Rachael

Rachael is the Senior Editor for Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, and collecting house plants. You can learn more about her at www.rachaelsjohnston.com.

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  1. I would like to know when ALDI generally sells their ultra-lightweight luggage.

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