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KPHICKEY
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1/15/09 5:54 A

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I enjoy shopping at Aldi's because I can save money and still provide quality food for my family. I was disappointed in the SAL near me...prices were similiar to a regular grocery store. It's Aldi's for me emoticon

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AUNTRENEE
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12/18/08 10:37 A

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I'm going to see if we can go there today and before my dad goes into the hospital and get what I need to eat so I can pick out what I need.


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12/18/08 12:29 A

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So far I have been satisfied with everything that I have purchased at Aldis and I do love saving money.

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AUNTRENEE
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12/15/08 10:06 P

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We use to shop there a lot but haven't gotten the chance to go back. I'm hoping that we do go back before my dad has to go into the hospital for bypass surgery to get food for me to eat while he's in the hospital.


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7/17/08 12:23 P

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I love Aldi's, I rave about it to anyone who will listen. Like others, I shop there first then hit Wal-mart for a few special or weird ingredients.

Isn't it strange how we all have our few name-brands that we splurge on? I have never thought of not buying generic TP, ketchup, mustard, or mayo. But I do buy real Dr. Pepper and Golden Grahams for my husband. (To give him credit, he's always willing to try generics when there's a direct equivalent, but I haven't seen a cereal exactly like Golden Grahams at Aldi's. Cinnamon Squares are not the same - although we eat those too.)

I do hope Aldi's doesn't keep expanding their offerings, though. One of the things I love about the store is how quick it is to shop there, in and out of 4 short aisles in 20 minutes, without a million choices to deliberate between.


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MOMMAKITTEN
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7/11/08 12:37 A

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We have an Aldi down the road from us, but I have never shopped there. From all the rave reviews... guess where I am going next week for groceries! emoticon


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KARICHELLE
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7/10/08 3:30 P

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I don't think we have LIDL here, I think it's only in Europe. :)

Aldi operates Trader Joe's here though...an organic discount grocery chain.

Edited by: KARICHELLE at: 7/10/2008 (15:29)
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MARIASPARKLE
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7/9/08 5:13 A

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Hi all,

An Aldi store recently opened near my home and I am gobsmacked as to how cheap their stuff is! The quality of most of their items is great and I can't believe how my local supermarket, Dunnes Stores (Ireland's "discount" supermarket chain), can charge so much. Rip Off Ireland indeed!! My cat adores ALDI's catfood in foil pouches and it's much cheaper than the big brands. She won't even TOUCH the big brands now, she turns her nose up at them.

There's also a LIDL store opening soon, it's the exact same idea as Aldi - same store layout, very similar foods. Do you have LIDL stores in USA?

However, I have a nice story about Dunnes - I bought a pork steak there recently which was gone off before its best before date. I returned it, they replaced it AND they gave me 20 silence money in vouchers! So, that went towards my food budget this week. YAAAAY!

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JIPWHIP
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6/14/08 12:11 P

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I love to shop Aldi's and SAL. They have just about everything I want. The only thing they don't have is the toilet paper I am used to, I am very picky about my TP. But my money goes futher there then other stores. Which is good, limited income due to diabetes.


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IRNWKRSWIFE
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6/13/08 7:01 P

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I love Aldis, I save a huge amount of money each week!

There are a few items I still buy at Walmart Super Center, like The laughing Cow cheese (LOVE that stuff) and Flat out wraps, and choice seasonings and house wares, but as far as can goods, fresh produce, and most of my frozen items, they all come from Aldis'.

When I shop, I hit Aldis' first, then what I can't find there, I reluctantly go to Super Walmart.

The only thing about Aldi's, is I avoid it around the 1st and 15th of the month, lol.



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6/4/08 5:12 P

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Hello
At our Aldi's has only women employee's and they do everything in the store. A friend of our went in and asked for an application. He was told that their store only had women employees

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KARICHELLE
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6/1/08 11:14 P

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I'm pretty sure that their ketchup is made by Heinz. ;)

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ISAWAPUTTYTAT
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5/29/08 2:24 P

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For me aldis is great the meat is great and we spent $163.00 Last month i can just imagine what that would have been at jewels or dominicks i can say for sure at least twice that. There are three things i do not buy at aldis but that is how i grew up i don't buy there ketchup have to have heinz and the mayo must be miracle whip and the mustard frenches but other than that i don't mind buying anything else from there it is just as good as name brands and maybe even better than some of the name brands out here today.

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KARLIEK
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5/27/08 10:36 P

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After reading all of your messages I'm ready to give Aldi's another try, I haven't shopped there in a while. I wouldn't mind saving some money on grocrey's!

Karlie

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5/27/08 8:28 A

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Yeasterday I asked my husband to stop at Aldi's and pick up bananas and bottled water, He picked them up but not at the same store he went to one that was more expensive. MEN!!! I don't know my Mom always said "If you want something done right, do it yourself." I always new my Mom was right about that. I just never seem to remember that one. hehe!!
Needless to say he saved nothing and spent more!!
I'll have to keep in mind what Mama said, and also retrain my husband better at listening. Hah!!
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ISAWAPUTTYTAT
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5/17/08 5:14 P

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I also i have a few name brands that i won't deviate from but now all i do is shop at aldis we went shopping had a cart full and it was only $80.00 I can imagine what that would have been at jewel probably twice that.

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4/21/08 4:28 P

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I used to shop at Meijer, then Wal-mart. Now I've found ALDI and even their flowers are WAY less! I still have a few things I like name brand, but I've cut my grocry bill a lot. Next is SAL.


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4/6/08 9:21 A

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My husband used to bark about name brands too, and we usually did our shopping at Wal-Mart. I took him with me to SAL, and he saw for himself how much we saved. He tasted of the non-name brand food and found it everybit as good as name brands, and so was instantly converted!! Now we don't shop anywhere else!


 
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Ok gals and guys, I went to Save-A-Lot today and cut my grocery bill in 1/2, literally! I had been going only to Giant Eagle, out of pure laziness to go anywhere else, and my bill was $80 to $100 everytime for the small bit of groceries I would get. I got everything on my list except 3 items at SAL and still spent only $45! My husband fussed about non name brand items but I told him in this day and age of high priced things he needs to suck it up and get used to it.

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