“New kid on the block”

The “kid” is a new grocery store called Aldi. They say: “On average, our customers save 40% or more when they shop at Aldi.”

It became clear that one of the reasons they can sell for less is that they only welcome cash, food stamps, and most Debit Cards. They do not accept checks or Credit Cards. Therefore, my wife and I got two free Debit Cards from Bank of America, so we could  try them out.

Today, we went to town and took advantage of their special offer that came in our mail: $5.00 off of your $30.00 or more purchase. To get this special offer, there was a coupon we had to turn in when we checked out.

We found their prices as advertised—very reasonable. Marie, who does our grocery shopping at Wal Mart, said she probably will buy all our fresh fruits and vegetables at Aldi from now on.

I should add that the store was jammed, and obviously doing a hell of a business!


George and his wife, Marie, sailed professionally, chartering boats in the Bahamas, then in the Virgin Islands. They then leased an uninhabited island, Little Thatch, in the British Virgin Islands, and turned it into a small hotel. After six years, they left the island and bought a lovely beachfront property on Jost Van Dyke (BVI) where they built Sandcastle Hotel and the original Soggy Dollar Bar. George is now the author of Incredible Virgin Island Adventure: A True Story.

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