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Aldi in Garner opening on Thursday, 1/22!

Posted January 19, 2015

The new Aldi in Garner will have their Grand Opening on Thursday, January 22! Read on for the events, including giveaways for the first 100 in the door!

Grand Opening Details

Date: Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Time:  9 AM Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Official Grand Opening

Location: ALDI, 750 Timber Drive, Garner, NC 27529 ( at the intersection of Timber Drive and Aversboro near the CVS and Lowes Foods)

Giveaway and events: After the ribbon-cutting, the first 100 shoppers will receive a golden ticket, each containing ALDI gift certificates of various amounts! They will also be offering samples of ALDI exclusive brand products and you can enter an on-site sweepstakes for a chance to win a year’s supply of ALDI produce.

Garner Store Hours: 

9 AM to 8 PM Monday through Saturday

11 AM to 7 PM Sunday.

Aldi coupon, payment and store policies:

* ALDI does not accept manufacturer coupons.

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

* 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.

* ALDI accepts cash, debit and EBT cards. They do not accept credit cards and checks.

* ALDI stands behind the quality of their products with a Double Guarantee: If for any reason you are not 100 percent satisfied with a food product, ALDI will gladly replace the product and refund your money.

“We look forward to introducing Garner shoppers to ALDI, where they can find the majority of their average weekly shopping list from our exclusive brand products – including fresh meats, fruits, vegetables and bakery items – for up to 50 percent less,” shares Scott Kornegay, Salisbury division vice president for ALDI. “We are committed to bringing ALDI customers the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices in a simple and easy-to-navigate shopping environment.”

According to the press release, the new store will have high ceilings, natural lighting and environmentally-friendly building materials – such as recycled materials and energy-saving refrigeration and light bulbs.  It will also offer a wide range of new, healthier options like organic produce, USDA Choice beef and the SimplyNature line of products, free of artificial colors, flavors or unnecessary enhancers. ALDI also recently introduced its liveGfree gluten-free product line. They have nearly 1,400 stores in 32 states. For more information about ALDI, visit


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  • ncsuweatherboy Jan 19, 2015

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    Thanks for proving my point!

  • AnonyMouseLOL Jan 19, 2015

    Our sisters love Aldi. I find I save just as much buying what's on sale at Food Lion, and I don't have to pack my groceries myself, though sometimes I choose to because too few young cashiers nowadays seem to understand what packs well with what, what gets crushed when packed with what, and what items easily can cause cross-contamination, sickness, even death.

  • ncsuweatherboy Jan 19, 2015

    Garner is a Walmart kind of town, thanks for the article, at least a few people who read this blog may try out the Aldi, but it will be difficult to bring that segment of society to shop in a European style market.

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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jan 19, 2015

    jdouglas13 - oh nooooooooo! That is a bummer on the naughty pup's new routine. Clearly this is your punishment for leaving him. lol Looking forward to seeing you again. :-)

  • jdouglas13 Jan 19, 2015

    I'll definitely let you know. I might actually be able to get there in time to get one of the tickets. Our Scottie girl has put herself on a new, MUCH earlier, morning wakeup time every since we boarded her at the vet over the holidays. And she learned how to scream while she was there, too. So cute NOT lol! ;)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jan 19, 2015

    jdouglas13 - honestly - I have no idea how early you should be there. They did not do the golden ticket thing at the last few Triangle Aldi openings. They gave away cloth Aldi bags at those and they were still packed at the opening. Let me know if you go for the opening so I can find you. :-)

  • jdouglas13 Jan 19, 2015

    I'm very excited to have the new Aldi opening this week. How early do you think we need to get there to be one of the first 100 people?

  • Mom2two Jan 19, 2015

    The culmination of a 6-year dream!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jan 19, 2015

    acs0427 - The last Aldi opening I was at was packed. There were tons of people so plan to get there early if you want to be one of the first 100. Come say hi if you make it. I'll be there somewhere.

    LuvinCam - I agree! I am so glad to have an Aldi close enough that I can go each week.