NOTE: As predicted, this one is gone already.
A new Aldi is opening in Durham on Wednesday with free samples for customers.
The store, located at 7906 N.C. Highway 751 South in Durham, will open at 11 a.m.
The Durham store is part of a recent expansion in the Triangle. Last November, Aldi opened a third Raleigh location. And a Wake Forest store is scheduled to open later this year. Cary and Fuquay-Varina also have Aldi stores.
The new Triangle stores are among 80 new Aldi stores to open in the past year in the United States. The chain has more than 1,100 stores in 31 states.
The discount German grocery with U.S. headquarters in Batavia, Ill., is one of my favorite places to buy produce and items that rarely have coupons.
Among the ways Aldi keeps its prices low:
The stores are smaller than most supermarkets and offer mostly Aldi-brand products. Customers bring their own bags and pay 25-cents for a cart, which is refunded when you return it. Customers bag their own groceries. Stores accept cash and debit cards but no credit cards.
It wouldn't be Friday without a few freebies. So let's get busy.
Here are two great freebies I came across this weekend via Twitter. Since these free samples typically go quickly, I didn't want to wait until next Friday to give you the scoop:
*Choose either a free sample of Kashi Cinnamon Harvest cereal or a free sample of a TLC Peanutty Dark Chocolate layered granola bar. Both sound good but in the end I picked the chocolate granola bar. Click here to choose your sample.
*The second offer is for a free sample of Kirkland Signature Supreme diapers. This sample is from Costco but you don't have to be a member to get it. Click here to sign up.