Last Updated on January 30, 2022
Each week we highlight a few of the more interesting items in the upcoming Aldi weekly ad. Note that, in our area, the ad takes effect on Wednesday, but in some areas it may take effect as early as today, Sunday.
This week’s theme is toys, games, and science kits, along with Valentine’s Day gifts, food for the upcoming big football game, houseplants, kitchen accessories, various items for around the house, pet supplies, and some car accessories.
Aldi is still stealth releasing some items, stocking products in stores without advertising them, because of shipping delays that continue to affect all retailers. So be sure to stop in at your local store because you may find some surprises.
The Most Interesting Thing We Saw:
- Explore One 50mm Telescope or Zoom Microscope, $34.99. The telescope looks like the same one Aldi sold during the holidays in 2020. We bought that one and used it to view the moon as well as the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter. It’s a starter telescope, but it’s a lot of fun. The microscope is a 40-piece set with up to 640x magnification power that allows you to capture photos with a smartphone adapter. The telescope is compact with pan handle mount and full length (42″) tripod with built-in compass, and it allows you to see objects closer with 17.5x and 28x power magnification with a large 50mm aperture lens that is perfect for viewing the moon. The telescope includes two eyepieces (12.5mm and 20mm) and diagonal, with a white carbon fiber wrapped tube and a dew shield with protective cap. Read our full review of the telescope here.
Aldi Finds (Special Buy) Highlights:
Toys and games include:
- Hasbro Keychain Game, $2.99. Choose Operation, Monopoly, Golden Monopoly, Connect 4, Guess Who, Clue, or Trivial Pursuit. All games are fully functioning and will provide great on-the-go entertainment and fun. Each game includes all the necessary and expected components for actual game play, just miniaturized. Every set comes in a small 2″ W x 2.8″ H carrying case.
- Spin Master Party Game, $9.99. Collect each variety for a fun-filled game night: The Office, Friends, Blockbuster, or MTV. Interactive trivia games to test your knowledge on your favorite characters and moments from hit shows.
- Magformers 26-Piece Rescue Hero Set, $24.99. Build with 8 squares, 8 triangles, 1 super rectangle, 1 wheelbase, 1 vehicle cab, 1 rear vehicle bin, and 2 rescue figures. Includes step-by-step educational idea booklet with follow-along ideas and instructions. Compatible with all Magformers shapes and accessories. Super strong, safe, and durable BPA-free high-quality ABS plastic.
- Leapfrog Learn and Play Interactive Toy, $12.79 each.
- Pixar, Disney, or Marvel Wipe-Clean Activity Book, $4.99. Spiral-bound, wipe-clean activities book features favorite Disney, Pixar or Marvel characters with forty activities per book with handle. Wipe clean pen with eraser included. Choose Disney Princess, Disney Pixar, Frozen 2, or Marvel Spider-Man.
- Bee Happy Wooden Iron or Cleaning Set, $19.99. The 6-piece Children’s Wooden Cleaning stand comes with hooks to hang the following cleaning utensils: broom, mop, dust mop, brush, and dustpan. The 6-piece Children’s Wooden Iron Set includes an iron with a knob, an ironing board with padded cover, and a fully functional spray bottle. Also includes 2 hangers and a foldable laundry box to hang and store the ironed clothes.
- Bee Happy 12″ Baby Doll, $12.99. Each doll comes with a removable onesie, sleeping cap, and pacifier. Features blinking eyes. Surface wash only.
- Phidal Puzzle Book, $4.99. Each book contains 5 jigsaw puzzles with twelve pieces per jigsaw puzzle. Choose Raya & the Last Dragon, Frozen 2, Dinosaurs, Disney Babies, Paw Patrol Boys, Paw Patrol Girls, Eric Carle, Blue’s Clues, or Disney Princess.
- Bendon Board Book & Squishmallow Set, $14.99. Choose from ABCs, 123s, or Shapes and Colors. Board book features a colorful and easy-to-read spread. Includes 1 board book and 3 Squishmallows. Book is 5″ x 5″ and plush is 4.5″ x 4.5″.
Valentine’s Day gifts include:
- Megatoys Valentine’s Day Plush or Mug, $5.99 each. Choose Unicorn Plush, Sloth Plush, Unicorn Mugs, Scooby Doo Mug, My Little Pony Mug, Teacher Mug, or Hello Kitty Gift Set. Perfect and easy Valentine’s Day Gift. Hard candy included with plush items. Unicorn mugs include hot cocoa, fuzzy socks, and sleep mask.
Football food includes:
- Appetitos Soft Pretzel, $2.39 for 13 oz. Sold frozen.
- Bremer Meatballs in Buffalo Chicken or Beef Mushroom & Swiss, $5.99 for 22-26 oz. Sold frozen.
- Roseland Original or Honey Garlic BBQ Baby Back Ribs, $9.99 for 24 oz. Sold frozen. Read our review here.
- Specially Selected Premium Shrimp Ring, $8.99 for 16 oz. Sold frozen. BAP certified with 19–23 shrimp per unit. Cooked in shell, peeled and pin deveined, round, tail-on. Includes cocktail sauce. Read our review here.
- Clancy’s Loaded Bacon & Cheddar or Fried Pickle Ranch Wavy Potato Chips, $1.69 for 9.5 oz.
- Clancy’s Party Size Wavy Potato Chips, $1.99 for 15.25 oz.
- Clancy’s Garlic Parmesan or Bacon Habanero Pretzel Slims, $1.99 for 8 oz.
- Clancy’s Hint of Lime Tortilla Chips, $1.97 for 13 oz.
- Clancy’s Nashville Hot Chicken or Cuban Sandwich Kettle Chips, $1.89 for 8 oz.
- Herr’s Cheese Curls Jalapeno Poppers or Buffalo Blue Cheese, $2.19 for 6.5 oz.
- L’oven Fresh Pretzel Bites, $4.99 for 13.75 oz.
- Clancy’s Queso Blanco Cheese Melt, see price in store. Sold in a 32-oz. package. Read our review here.
- Mateo’s Gourmet Salsa, $3.78 for 16 oz. Choose medium or mild.
- Sweet Baby Ray’s Buffalo Wing Sauce, $2.18 for 16 oz.
- Lofthouse Super Bowl Frosted Sugar Cookies, $2.89 for 13.5 oz.
- Southwest Succulent Assorted Varieties, see price in store. Read our ode to Aldi houseplants here.
Kitchen accessories include:
- Ambiano High-Speed Blending System, $24.99. This 11-piece set includes main power base, 3 cups, stainless steel blades, 1 flip top lid, 2 solid lids, recipe book, and 2 lip rings. Features one-touch blending. Easy to clean and helps you create a wide variety of recipes including smoothies, hummus, pesto sauce, juice, ground coffee, salsa, and more. Comes with a three-year warranty. Read more information here.
- Crofton 12-Quart Porcelain Enamel Stockpot, $24.99. Choose White or Sea Salt Gray. Porcelain enameled steel ensures durability and heat conductivity with sturdy handles that allow for easy lifting. Oven safe up to 500 º F. Compatible with gas, electric, glass ceramic, halogen, and induction stovetops. Comes with a two-year warranty. Read our review here.
- Crofton Stoneware Baking Dish Assortment, $9.99 each. Choose an Oval (1.9-quart capacity), Pie (1.4-quart capacity), or Rectangular (3.4-quart capacity) baking dish. Oval Dish: 13.35″ x 8.86″ x 2.71″. Pie Dish: 10.59″ diameter. Rectangle Dish: 15.35″ x 9.41″ x 2.71″. Made from durable stoneware. Perfect for oven-to-table baking. Availble in White with Tree Decal or Red.
- Crofton Chef’s Collection Kitchen Knife Block, $34.99. Choose White Triple-Riveted or Stainless Steel Knives with Black or Natural Knife Block. This 12-piece Aldi-exclusive set includes 10 knives, 1 pair of scissors, and 1 knife block with a built-in knife sharpener for convenient sharpening and Japanese steel for longer-lasting sharp edge. Comes with a lifetime warranty. Read more information here.
- Ambiano Pressure Cooker, $49.99. Choose Copper or Stainless Steel finish. Features a 6-quart capacity with 15 preset programs and 3 pressure levels, timer for delayed start, rack for steaming, and 3 safety settings. Read more information here.
- Huntington Home 18″ x 30″ Kitchen Mat, $6.99 each. Choose from 5 fun styles. Features stain-resistant surface and printed ergonomic PVC foam. Easy to clean and decreases leg fatigue.
- Crofton Reusable Snack, Sandwich, or Freezer Bags, $4.99. Choose a set of 6 Valve Seal, 4 Freezer, 6 Sandwich, or 6 Snack Bags. Reusable bags are great for storing leftovers, snacks, treats, and more. Airtight seal keeps food fresh. Freezer bag: 76-oz. capacity (2,250 mL). Valve bag: 24-oz. capacity (700 mL). Sandwich bag: 46.5-oz. capacity (1,375 mL). Snack bag: 12-oz. capacity (355 mL). Freezer safe to -58 °F (-50 °C)”.
Home accessories include:
- Easy Home 4-Tier Chrome Shelf, $44.99. Measures 36″ L x 14″ W x 54″ H. Features adjustable shelves and easy assembly. Total weight capacity: 1,400 lb. Capacity per shelf: 350 lb. Read our review here.
- Huntington Home Metal Blanket Ladder, $16.99. Available in Black or White. Easy assembly and holds up to 20 lb. Measures 15″ W x 69″ H. Read our review here.
- Easy Home Wall-Mount Fixed Shower Head, $24.99. Available in Chrome, Nickel, or Black. Shower head diameter: 7.47″. Self-cleaning soft, rubber spray holes allow you to wipe away calcium and lime buildup with the touch of a finger. Includes shower arm, flange, and ball joint. Easy to install. Flow rate maximum: 1.8 gpm A112.18.1M. Flow rate minimum: 1.2 gpm at 45 psi.
- SOHL Furniture 24″ Industrial Stool, $29.99. Measures 16.1″ W x 16.1″ D x 24″ H. Features a metal base with wooden seat. Up to 300 lb. weight capacity. Fully assembled with a footrest for comfort.
- Huntington Home Round or Square Floor Pillow, $16.99 each. Available in Gray, Tan, or Rose in Square or Circle. Features velvet plush 100% polyester. Great for additional seating. OEKO-TEX certified.
- Huntington Home Candle Wax Warmer Set, $12.99. Scents include Jasmine (Vanilla Cinnamon & Winter Bliss), French Farmhouse (Balsam Fir & Santa’s Cookies), or White Coiled (Tropical Cherry & Spiced Apple). Includes 2 wax warmer cubes, a 25-watt bulb, and a 5′ cord.
- Huntington Home 3-Wick Candle, $4.29 for a 14-ounce soy blend candle. Scents include Bayberry Vanilla, Gardenia Basil, Cucumber Citrus, or Cabana Linen.
- Huntington Home Single Wick Candle, $2.49 for a 6.5-ounce soy blend candle. Scents include Bayberry Vanilla, Gardenia Basil, Cucumber Citrus, or Cabana Linen.
- Activ Energy Rechargeable Batteries or Charger, $8.99. Choose a AA or AAA Battery Pack or a Smart Charger. Battery Six-Packs claim long-lasting charge and are recommended for high-use devices. Smart Charger charges batteries in 8 hours and includes 2 AA and 2 AAA batteries, LED charging indicators, and a fold-out plug. Charges any AA/AAA NiMH batteries, and charges up to 4 AA or AAA batteries.
- Rangemaster Multi-Purpose Lighters, 2 Pack, $4.79. Features child-resistant safety button and adjustable flame height.
Pet supplies include:
- Heart to Tail Reversible Pet Fleece Puffer Jacket, $9.99. Choose Red, Black, Pink, or Stripe in sizes XS–XL. Velcro closures allow for a snug fit for your pet with a collar clip access hole. Machine washable.
Car accessories include:
- Auto XS Car Organizers, $6.99 each. Choose 2-Pack Gap Storage, Pop-Up Trash Can with Lid, Cargo Net, or Hand Gel Dispenser.
Fresh Meat Special Highlights:
- Never Any! Fresh Ground Lamb, $6.99 per pound.
- Thomas Farms Fresh Grass-Fed 85/15 Beef Patties, $4.99 for a one-pound package.
(Not available at all locations.)
- The Chocolate Cellar Chocolate Red Wine, see price in store. 750 mL. Country of origin: USA. Alcohol Content: 12.5%. Not sold in Tennessee. The Aldi ad states: “Crafted from an elegant blend of the finest vinifera grapes, The Chocolate Cellar is balanced yet decadent. Boasting aromas and notes of candied cherries, caramel, and smooth dark chocolate, it unfolds in layers across the palate, giving way to a long and lingering finish. Pairs well with pastries, biscotti and fruit salads.”