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Reminder: New ALDI store opening Wednesday, 3/28!

Posted March 27, 2012


The new ALDI store will be opening in Wake Forest on March 28th for a half day preview and then on March 29th they will be officially open. Click HERE for the ALDI website.

On Wednesday, March 28, the public is invited to sample and tour the store as part of the Grand Opening festivities.  On Wednesday, the store will have reduced hours from 11:00 am - 4 pm. They will begin their regular hours on Thursday, March 29 from 9 am - 8 pm. They are located at 2132 South Main Street in front of Wal-mart and behind Crossroads Nissan.

They will have some great store opening specials at the Wake Forest store including:

Navel Oranges, 4 lb bag for .99

Broccoli, 16 oz., for .89

Pineapple, whole for .99

Potatoes, 10 lb bag for $1.99

If you live close to the new store, you may receive a coupon in the mail for $5 off a $30 purchase. Aldi does not take coupons usually so this is a rare and nice coupon to have. Not all zip codes will receive the coupon, but if you live in Wake Forest, watch your mail in the weeks leading up to the opening.

If you have never shopped at ALDI, I highly recommend you check out their fabulous produce prices and good everyday prices on staple items. In order to keep those prices so low, they have some unusual policies. Here are some helpful policies to remember about Aldi:

* ALDI does not accept manufacturer coupons

* You will need to bring your own bags to bag your groceries. They do not provide any.

* If you wish to use a grocery cart, you will need to deposit a quarter into the cart machine and you will get it back when you return the cart.

* They accept cash, debit and EBT cards as forms of payment. They do not accept credit cards or checks.


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  • TopCopWife Mar 27, 2012

    I will be there and only live like 2 miles away, I didn't get my coupon... BooHoo........

  • swirlgirl027 Mar 27, 2012

    I have never been to an Aldi. I received my coupon in the mail, and plan to try it. I guess they don't have had baskets if you have to "rent" the carts?

  • Kato Mar 27, 2012

    I'm sooo excited!!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Mar 27, 2012

    Yes, mrsgaskill - you can shop on Wednesday, as far as I know. I went to the Knightdale 1/2 day open house and we were able to shop that day so I assume it is the same for the Wake Forest opening. I sure hope so because I plan on buying lots of fruit! :-)

  • mrsgaskill Mar 27, 2012

    Will you be allowed to shop on Wednesday or are they just doing the samples / tours?

  • texasheffner Mar 27, 2012

    So happy to finally have an Aldi in WF! I'll be there!

  • TopCopWife Mar 27, 2012

    I am so pumped.......