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#1 Jessica

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    Posted 19 November 2008 - 01:14 PM

    I've seen Aldi stores while I've been out and about, but never really thought about them. I just assumed they were a regular grocery store, but never actually bothered to go into one because I have just always shopped at ShopRite.

    Anyway, I heard someone mention it on the radio this morning and she was talking about how she saves a lot of money by shopping there. As many of you can probably relate to, anything I can do to save money right now is appealing.

    So I looked at the website and I have some questions:

    Is this similiar to a wholesale store? Meaning, do I have to purchase items in bulk? Or can I purchase single items?

    Also, you don't have to have a membership or anything to shop here, do you?

    If you do shop at Aldi, or have ever shopped there what do you like or not like about it?

    Thanks for the info!

    #2 lil_miss_frogg

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      Posted 19 November 2008 - 01:31 PM

      I shop at Aldi's every once in a while. I haven't every had anything bad from there. If you're looking for deals on cereal, milk, bread, and stuff like that. My daughter, who is 8, on the other hand...hates going in there with me...she says it smells like cheese. So, if I were you I would go in and take a look!
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      #3 dolfinluck

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        Posted 19 November 2008 - 02:23 PM

        We used to shop at one every once in a while when we lived close to one. you dont need a membership and dont need to buy in bulk like costco. they dont have bags so bring your own and they only take cash, check or debit card. they have a mix of name brand and brands that i have never heard of. the one thing i noticed, when ever we got bread there it didnt last long before going old. you can save quite a bit of money shopping there though.

        #4 sandinmytoes

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          Posted 19 November 2008 - 02:32 PM

          I've shopped there for random things Ive found deals on butterball turkeys (my fiance deep frys them when he tailgates with the boys), tri colored peppers are usually cheap and my personal fav Fresh Flowers. You can get a basic bouquet for under $3.00!

          Happy Shopping

          #5 roo66

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            Posted 19 November 2008 - 05:58 PM

            hi we have aldis here in the uk i use it fairly regually as you do spend less.pauls dad got us 2 turkey crowns as we had them last year and were very nice.In the uk budget stores have seen an increase in sales.I get there washing powder and shower cleaner.I love the different yogurts too.All i can really say is if your cutting back then its worth having a shop there.Shopping becomes boring when you are trying to cut costs as you pick up the same brands and leave quickly.I think they are a european company not british that have done very well out of the credit crunch.I agree the bread dosent keep that well and you do need to take your bags.hope that helps

            #6 YoursTruly

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              Posted 19 November 2008 - 06:13 PM

              I love Aldi's for the basic staple items and also sometime they get great deals on brand name items (Tide, Welch's, B-Ball, etc).

              I have purchased juices, bread, eggs, milk, oil, seasonings, flour, chips, potatoes, some veggies , and you cant go wrong with that. I do save much more by getting things there than in the store. Love tht place. You will pay for your bags, which are reusable. Worth a tour!

              #7 MsShelley

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                Posted 19 November 2008 - 08:21 PM

                I shop there every once in a while, only because there is one so close to my house if I run out of something I can run and grab it, but for staples I can't rely on them having what I need in stock.

                #8 Jacqueline

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                  Posted 19 November 2008 - 08:33 PM

                  Yes I do go there for some things. For the most part I love ACME or ShopRite. Anyway, Aldi has good stuff, bags of frozen meats, green peppers, cereal, milk, eggs, apple sauce, pastas, ziplock bags, etc. Some certain name brand stuff though I'd rather get at ACME though. Also, the cart system is pretty awesome imo. It keeps the parking lot clean and the carts in order. You have to insert a quarter to release a cart, and when you put it back, you get your quarter back. They ring you up kinda funny too. They just scan it all and place in it the previous person cart and they take your for the next person. You have to buy bags or bring your own. You should go and check it out, you will def save $ going there!!




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