Saving by the cartful. It's in the bag.
Part of the ALDI experience is enjoying all of the money-saving rituals that come with smarter shopping. ALDI regulars have come to find our easy-to-use shopping cart deposit system downright endearing, figuring that paying too much is a much greater inconvenience. With this system, we donít have to assign an employee to round up carts in the parking lot, we donít lose expensive carts, and you donít have to worry about dings in your car doors from runaway carts.
You'll find ALDI shopping carts hooked together right outside the door. As you approach the store, just insert a quarter to release a cart. When youíre finished shopping, reconnect the chain and get your quarter back. This expense-saving tradition (no rolling carts to chase and no damaged cars!) has become a legendary part of the ALDI culture.
And as long as you're bringing a quarter, bag even more savings at ALDI by bringing some bags from home. To help bring you honest to goodness savings, we don't hire baggers or bury the cost of free grocery bags in our prices. Instead, we encourage you to bring your own. For your convenience, we do sell heavy-weight paper grocery bags at every checkout for 6¢. If you prefer, we have big, heavy-duty plastic shopping bags with handles (much bigger and heavier than supermarket plastic bags) for 10¢. Insulated bags for your frozen food items are just 99¢. We also offer a large, eco-friendly bag for $1.99. And the empty cardboard cartons you'll find throughout the store are yours for the takingóespecially convenient if you're buying canned goods or other heavy products!
In addition to all of the "green" you save by shopping at ALDI, you'll enjoy the feeling of doing your part toward saving our planet. From smaller, energy-saving stores, to recycled bags and cartons, your entire ALDI shopping experience captures the very essence of conservation.
Loyal ALDI shoppers appreciate our simplified shopping process, and the pride they can feel by being responsible and forward-thinking consumers. You'll feel it too, when you start saving up to 50% on everyday needs and find that it is "easy being green."