Centsible Saver

Rare Aldi coupon for $5 off $30 at new Garner store

If you happen to live near the new Aldi store opening in Garner on Thursday, check your stack of grocery circulars in today’s N&O to see if you were lucky enough to receive a specially zoned Aldi ad.

On the back page is a coupon for $5 off a $30 purchase at the new store, located at 750 Timber Dr.

As a rule, Aldi stores don’t accept coupons -- it’s part of the German-based chain’s no-nonsense business model. But on rare ocassions, such as the opening of a new store, the company will issue its own coupon as a way of drawing in customers.

This particular coupon is valid through Jan. 27 at the new store location.

Other grand opening activites: The first 100 customers will receive “golden tickets” for a chance to win gift certificates of varying amounts, including a $100 gift certificate. The first 1,000 shoppers will receive a free Aldi shopping bag. There will be free samples and a drawing to win free produce for a year.

The store opens at 9 a.m. after a ribbon-cutting ceremony.