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Two years later, in 2022, curbside pickup remains popular with shoppers, showing no signs of going away.
I visited my local Aldi in Rochester, New York to test out the chain’s curbside pickup option that I’d see advertised.
In a recent price comparison, I found Aldi has lower prices than competing stores on nearly every product, so I wanted to see how its curbside pickup stacked up.
I downloaded the Aldi app, where one of the first options I saw was curbside pickup.
Clicking the link took me out of the Aldi app and directed me to the company’s website on a web browser.
The website was fairly intuitive to use, although at first I was confused at being unable to change the pickup time.
Groceries were divided into the categories I expected, like vegetables, fruits, meat, and dairy.
It even included a section with “Aldi Finds,” featuring items beloved by customers which the chain switches out regularly.
Some categories didn’t have very many options. I like to buy larger 18-count egg containers, but that wasn’t an option at Aldi.
I spent about $70 for plenty of produce, meat, and some pantry staples that I think will last my fiancé and I about two weeks, which felt like a good deal.
After finalizing everything else, I finally got to pick my grocery pickup time. There were so many slots available, as soon as within just two hours after I ordered.
Aldi sent me 14 total texts between my order and pickup, which felt a bit excessive.
At my pickup time, I went to Aldi and checked in online, which was quite slow and kept crashing.
This location has four designated curbside spots near the side of the parking lot.
The spots were marked with signs, so it was very clear where to go.
I checked in by indicating my parking spot and car color.
When you check in, the website provides a summary of the information you’ve entered, and an estimate of remaining wait time.