Aldi is in the process of upgrading over a thousand of its stores across the country by 2020, and they just finished their upgrades to one local store.

March 7th is the grand "re-opening" of the Belvidere Aldi location, and according to WIFR, it's gonna come with some awesome free stuff!

After weeks of remodeling, the store at 1021 N. State St. in Belvidere will be opening up and offering gift cards to the first 100 customers.

So bust out your reusable grocery bags, and don't forget to bring a quarter for the carts. Also, Aldi also has a buffalo sauce that I "try not" to buy by the case... Maybe I'm going to have to get out there for one of those gift cards. O.K., now I'm hungry.