Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Ode to Aldi

I'd just like to give a shout out to my grocery store of choice: Aldi. (Pronounced "ALL-DEE") My sister introduced me to the store several years ago and I've been a big fan ever since. If you are not familiar with Aldi, I suggest you find one near you and start shopping there immediately. If for nothing else, at least go there for the basics...sugar, flour, canned goods, etc. The prices can't be beat! If you already shop at there, you get a high five from me. There is a special place in my heart for Aldi shoppers. It's not that I dislike you if you don't shop there, but I would probably like you better if you did.
Here's what I love about Aldi (in no particular order):

1. Incredible value everyday. Really. Where else can you find laundry detergent for $1.99?
2. A quarter really saves you $$$! Here's how it works. You pay a quarter for a cart but when your shopping is finished you get the quarter back. It is shear genius! You save money because Aldi doesn't pay an employee to go round up the carts in the parking lot and they don't loose expensive grocery carts. An additional perk...no shopping carts taking up valueable parking spots and no dings in your car door. (I said no particular order, but I think this is probably my favorite thing.)
3. The double guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with any product, they will replace the product AND issue a full refund.
4. The store set up. It is small and un-intimidating. Going in to grab a few quick items is a piece of cake.
5. The French Silk Pie. It rocks.

I could go on, but I think the company website can explain it all better. Click here to learn more about "shopping smarter" at Aldi. And if you have something positive to say about Aldi, please leave a comment. (Unfortunately negative comments about Aldi are not permitted on this blog.)


The Gardner's said...

A huge high five! I love Aldi! That is my favorite store! I agree with you on everything on your list! I hope that wherever we end up there is one close, because I LOVE it!

Thomas said...

I completely agree. My aunt introduced me to one about 10 years ago, and I've loved it ever since! Unfortunately there aren't any where I live. Boooo.

Bethany said...

I LOVE THIS STORE! I will have to try the french silk pie next time we are there. Where else can you get the essentials for that cheap?

Melissa said...

Oh we had an Aldi in Tulsa and I thought the deals were great too- My brother said that it is european and that all the store ins Germany he shopped at we Aldi's He's glad that they finally came to America.

Autumn said...

I so love Aldi. Unfortunately, a Walmart is even closer to us now. And Walmart has more goods than Aldi. Both are within a mile from us...but Walmart is about a quarter mile. Instead of making the long trip to Aldi, I make the even shorter trip to Walmart. Before Wals moved in I'd do my staples shopping at Aldi, then fill in the blanks at Walmart. I've now gotten in the habit of the easier option. Its such a great store though. Just this past Sunday we drove past it and Jake said "we haven't been there in forever". Its such a great place.

Does the laundry detergent work pretty well? On a scale of 1-10 what would you give it? I've always been curious but haven't tried it.