There are approximately 8,000 Aldi grocery stores located around the world. While there are many people who love to shop at these locations, there are some who tend to avoid them. Things like having to bring your own grocery bags and having to bag your own groceries are not ideal situations for most people. In my opinion, the advantages of shopping at Aldi grocery stores greatly outweigh the disadvantages. Here's some reasons why I shop at Aldi.
When I visit a grocery store and it's dirty, it makes me want to leave. If the store is dirty, I worry that foods like meat and produce won't be very clean either. That hasn't been my experience with Aldi grocery stores. Each time I have visited one it has been clean and well stocked.
I have had the opportunity to shop at 4 different Aldi grocery stores. I have found that the employees are all very friendly. They also seem very eager to help you. They’re also happy to answer any questions that you have about their products. Most of the customers that I’ve encountered at Aldi have also been rather nice.
3. No Need for Coupons
Some people don't like to shop at Aldi because they don't accept coupons. This is because the bulk of the foods they sell are their own brand. They do have a different sales ad each week that last from Sunday to Saturday. They also try to keep their prices low enough to be competitive with manufacturer coupon prices.
In all of the time that I have been shopping at Aldi, I have only had 1 item that I was not satisfied with. I don't think that there was anything wrong with the item. I just didn't like the taste of it. Even though most of their items are generic, the taste of them is very comparable to that of name brand items. I've also been very pleased with the quality of the produce. Its always fresh and inexpensive.
5. Special Buys
Aldi doesn't just sell food. In their "Special Buys" section you will find household items and toys. This section features great seasonal products, as well. Many of these items are priced much lower than similar items that you would find at other stores. I have also been able to find some inexpensive gifts in the "Special Buys" section.
6. Small Store
Shopping at a small grocery store can be both a good and a bad thing. Since Aldi is a small there's typically only one brand of many products. For example, there's only one brand of salsa and one brand of tuna. So, if items like those are on your list and they're out of stock at Aldi, you will have to go to another store. For those looking for a one stop shopping experience, this can be a bit of a hassle. But if you want a quick shopping trip, Aldi is a good choice.
I try to shop as inexpensively as possible, but feeding a family of 4 isn't cheap. I have shopped at many different stores, including Walmart and Kroger, and I have even picked up items at my local discount dollar stores. When I compare the cost of shopping at Aldi to other stores, I find that I'm able to save quite a bit of money by purchasing the bulk of my groceries at Aldi. It has helped me decrease my grocery bill by about 15%.
Shopping at Aldi grocery stores has greatly benefited my family. Do you currently shop at Aldi grocery stores or do you prefer to shop somewhere else? I can't wait to hear from you.