I went dumpster diving at Aldi — and I got $195 worth of free food, home decor, and plants

A HUSBAND-WIFE duo found a way to turn a large grocery bill into practically nothing.

The couple, who call themselves Freakin Frugal on social media, have been dumpster diving for years and have revealed their huge forays on YouTube.

The Freakin Frugal couple have over 115,000 YouTube subscribers


The Freakin Frugal couple have over 115,000 YouTube subscribers

Dumpster Diving is a process whereby people salvage leftover or unused consumer goods from large commercial or private companies.

The process is technically legal in all 50 states.

However, dumpster diving could conflict with some city, county, or state ordinances.

The couple recently posted a video on YouTube showing off their Aldi Dumpster dive finds for the low price of $0.

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The final catch was massive as the divers scooped up five crates of food, two hanging plants and a brightly colored striped rug.

Since Aldi doesn’t have its prices online, we price-matched some of the items from bloggers and other sites and found that the couple saved nearly $200 by dumpster diving.

Below are just some of the products they reviewed.

It’s important to note that some items they took away may have expired and other refrigerated items may have been stored longer than recommended.


According to House Beautiful, Aldi sells a variety of houseplants for about $12.99.

The husband and wife couple picked up two of these absolutely free.

Vault & Cheddar Cheese

The pair scored the popular Vault & Cheddar cheese from Jasper Hill Farm.

According to Jasper Hill Farm’s website, this particular cheese costs around $10, depending on the location and size of the store.

Packaged Salads

The Freakin Frugal couple also got two little salad bar bacon avocado ranch chopped salad kits.

You can also find this salad mix at Aldi and many other shops


You can also find this salad mix at Aldi and many other shopsPhoto credit: Freakin Frugal

Some bloggers have found these 12-ounce bags for around $2.49 each in the past.

Next comes a large container of what appears to be mixed spring greens.

This particular lettuce variety is available on Instacart for $4.65.


The couple also received plenty of fruit.

They got apples from Hess Brothers Red Delicious.

This brand can range from $2 to $4.25 depending on the size, store, and location.

The couple said these Red Delicious apples are a great find


The couple said these Red Delicious apples are a great findPhoto credit: Freakin Frugal

They also received a packet of Gala apples, which the insider says costs $2.99 ​​for a three-pound bag.

Divers also got lucky and found five packs of strawberries, which typically cost $1.49 depending on the store location.


Bread was a huge jackpot for the couple.

You got two eight-packs of Long Potato Rolls, which are $1.99 on sale.

These sandwich buns are typically used for cheeseburgers


These sandwich buns are typically used for cheeseburgersPhoto credit: Freakin Frugal

They also got seven potato bun sandwiches, which are $2.49 a pack on sale.

They also found over 10 bags of multigrain wheat bread, sprouts bread, rye bread, three rolls of Amoroso Italian Rolls and English muffins.

According to bloggers, bread at Aldi usually costs between $1.65 and $4.

So 16 packs of bread at say $4 is a savings of $64.


And finally, the pair snagged what appears to be a brand new brightly colored striped rug.

Aldi shoppers say you can usually get most rugs for under $50.

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This Aldi Super Shopper highlights the items to avoid as inflation causes MASSIVE price increases.

Plus, The Sun reveals how you can get discounted items locally just by speaking to a designated member of staff.

https://www.the-sun.com/money/5678082/aldi-dumpster-diving-freebie-how/ I went dumpster diving at Aldi — and I got $195 worth of free food, home decor, and plants


CELINE CASTRONUOVO is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. CELINE CASTRONUOVO joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: celine@dailynationtoday.com.

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