Aldi Grocery Shops

I already shop at Aldi. Has anyone done these jobs? I would definitely not go out of my way but are they worth doing if I'm already going there? Thanks for any input.

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There are mixed opinions on them. They don't pay well and it's just a five dollar reimbursement. I do them. There are a few items I like to get there and free works for me. You may hear some comments about the form...it used to be extremely redundant in places but they have streamlined it in the last year and I find the form to be super quick to input. If I were you I would try one and see what you think.

Liz
If you are already planning to be there, it isn't a hard shop. The pay and reimbursement aren't enough to go unless you are already planning to be there.

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I do them when they are bonused and they will be bonused if one waits. Otherwise I wouldn't bother even if I was driving by. The report isn't bad but it used to be a lot easier when they were shopped by another company.
dbcoop Wrote:
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> how much do they get bonus'd normally ?


Just depends how many times they have had it scheduled and dropped. The most I have gotten for one is 20.00 plus the reimbursement.

Liz
I have never seen one bonus'ed in my area. They are usually gone in a day. The report is super easy.

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I have never seen an Aldi shop. Is it shopped by one of the companies on the official list on this site?
Easy report. I love their produce. Got a Dole pineapple for .99 that I normally buy at Krogers for $3.99. Make sure to bring your own bags, or they charge you for bags. Also bring a quarter to use their carts. They are normally not bonused in my area but I got it at $12.
I only do them bonused as well. I've gotten ones as high as $28 (which I assume was for a last minute cancellation). I agree, the report is very easy.
I do them for the base pay. They have a few items that I prefer over other stores so I just do my normal shopping there and stop by the restroom and ask the right questions. I would go there with or without the shop so may as well make a few bucks.
I shop Aldis regularly too but my time is worth more than the base pay. I don't work for free.
There is one around the corner and another near my parents' house. They usually have good produce prices, and eggs are only 89 cents a dozen. I don't shop there on a regular basis, since there prices are comparable to any other store in the area. But, it's not out of my way, so I'll grab them. They go fast.
buteos Wrote:
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> I shop Aldis regularly too but my time is worth
> more than the base pay. I don't work for free.

Yeah I don't see that - 20 minutes in the store, less than ten reporting, true the cash component is only 4.00 but I get 5 in groceries that I will use...that is an equivalent of 9.00 for a half an hour. I wouldn't drive miles for this but I can easily do the one in my town and others when on routes.

Liz
I'd do some of these if I saw them posted. There's so many Aldi near my house that I wouldn't have to go out f my way and the 5.00 in groceries would actually be useful.

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Did you know that Aldi and Trade Joe's are owned by the same family?? Is Trader Joe's shopped. We are getting 2 in them my area in the Spring.
The two stores could not be more different in my opinion. Trader Joe's has such an emphasis on organic and natural while my one and only visit to Aldi's gave me a headache from reading all the labels. It was still virtually impossible to find products without ingredients I have banned from my home.

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I love Aldi's. They have a lot of healthy products. And the produce and milk is generally under priced. 59 cent soup is hard to beat for cream of soups. Trader Joe's is excellent but over priced. So two different trains of shopping. To each his own.
I love Aldi. Love love love it. Try their "weird" stuff, it is delicious, like the spekulaitis (sp?)cookies. Smart company that they are they bought the Trader Joe's company. I also love Trader Joe's.
The Aldi shops must go quickly - I usually don't see them listed and there are a ton of them around here. I'm eating the .89 gummy bears as I write.
You could not be more wrong about Trader Joe's being overpriced. The same items at local grocery stores are usually 25 to 50% more and can easily be three to four times as much at Whole Foods. The vast majority of products at the Aldi's near me were loaded with trans fats, high fructose corn syrup and lots of ingredients I could not begin to pronounce. I did not see any meat, poultry or dairy listed as free range, organic, hormone or antibiotic free. Others seem to have had great luck with the produce, but it was lackluster at the store here.

Equal rights for others does not mean fewer rights for you. It's not pie.
"I prefer someone who burns the flag and then wraps themselves up in the Constitution over someone who burns the Constitution and then wraps themselves up in the flag." -Molly Ivins
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It's a waste of your time and it really annoys the pig.
Never seen them bonused in my area, but the base fee and reimbursement is $9 and ya gotta eat. Buy $30 in groceries, net cost is $21. Report is quick and easy and their prices are low (in my area). I try to pick up a couple a month.

No fee, no shop.
I've done a few Aldi's in the past, but don't do much mystery shopping right now. However, I still
do shop at Aldi's weekly. LisaSTL, I've been rather pleasantly surprised in the past couple of months...the Aldi's I shop at is carrying organic apples, organic lentil soup (delicious!), organic
chicken stock and organic mozarella string cheese...I couldn't believe it when I saw these items! I've bought every one of them and have not been disappointed! There may be more organic items, but these are the ones I've seen and bought so far......pleasantly surprised!
buteos Wrote:
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> Travel Liz, why would I do them for 4.00 when I
> can get more by waiting?


I was just going off the base price - depending on where you live you may or may not get them for more. I did not realize your comment indicated that you could typically get them for more. In my area the local ones are gone within hours. The further out ones (smaller rural areas) sometimes rise three or four dollars but then it's only worth it if you are in that town for something else. By all means...if you can wait and still get the shop for more go for it.

Liz

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