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Old 09-17-2009, 05:01 AM
 
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There is a brand new ALDI store opening at the lake today. Does anyone know about this chain as I have never shopped there?
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:42 AM
 
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My wife just started shopping at ALDI and said the savings are great. No meat dept. Most, maybe all the items are 'copies' or generic food, for example instead of Aunt Jemima syrup it's called Aunt Maple's and container and taste is similar...not sure if produced in same plant as private label.
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Right where I want to be.
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It's a discount/generic chain...bag your own grocery style store. They have their own line of generics, mostly basic products, not as much selection as you will find at HT. Prices are fair for the quality, they have a double guarantee return policy if you get something you don't like. If you decide to go, bring a quarter to rent your cart and your own bags. You can buy bags in the store or use their boxes, there's always some available. The Aldi's in Matthews and Monroe do carry some meat.

ALDI - What is ALDI?
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:58 AM
 
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Aldi has great prices. Milk was $1.47 a gallon there last week. My DH got a filet mignon at the Matthews store for $2 that he said was great. I think their produce is pretty good too. Their generics are made in the same plants as the private labels. It is cash only so be prepared for that.
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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The two that I go to in Gastonia are very clean and neat. Produce is always in great shape. They take debit / credit cards and can do cash back on a debit card. I don't buy some things there - olive oil comes to mind - as my husband noticed it was the "last pressing" extracted using acetone. That's why it was so cheap. Their meat department is small, and I notice that if I watch specials at all the stores I usually do better than Aldi. But that's true no matter where you shop. Check it out!
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:35 AM
 
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They do take debt cards also. The Aldi in Albemarle has meat also. We got some great Maui Maui at Aldi's a while back--$5.00 for 2lbs. It was nice pieces and very good!! We walked in and out the first time we went there as it is a different kind of shopping. I wasn't sure about the off-brands but have since been happy with most items. They really carry just about everything a person needs but not a big variety. We go shopping at Aldi's about once a week and it saves us a lot of money.
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Old 09-17-2009, 06:40 AM
 
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Belgian chocolate at $1.89 a bar - and it's good!!!
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:30 AM
 
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where at the lake?
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:32 AM
 
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Make sure to have your .25 ready so that you can get a shopping cart.
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
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Aldi is sooo cheap. I love it. Be sure to bring your own bags though. I believe the chain started off in Germany and is now worldwide. They're all over in Liverpool and were all over when I lived in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Everything seems to be "off brand" but really, so not a big deal.
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