ALDI is rapidly expanding across the US, which means more and more Americans can shop at its stores.
The popular grocery chain has opened more than 1,000 stores in the past decade and plans to have locations in 38 states by the end of 2022.
Any Aldi shopper knows that the store sells most staples at bargain prices, but even seasoned shoppers might miss some of these savings tactics.
Here are the best steps you can take to help your wallet and pantry at Aldi.
1. Opt for Aldi branded products
Like Walmart, Aldi sells generic, in-store exclusive versions of branded items at discounted prices.
In many cases, Aldi products are even cheaper than their Walmart alternative.
And Aldi doesn’t compromise on quality to deliver low prices.
At the Product of the Year Awards 2022, based on a survey of more than 40,000 consumers, seven Aldi-exclusive items won in 40 categories.
2. Shopping on Wednesdays
On Tuesday evening, Aldi employees fill the shelves with “Aldi Find” offers – popular reduced seasonal items that are only available while stocks last.
A visit to Aldi on Wednesday is the best way to ensure you take advantage of finds that are some of the best deals in store.
And they’re not just limited to food. Depending on the season you will find outdoor equipment, Christmas gifts or interior decoration.
Some items are really flying off the shelves. So if you really want a shot at Finds, do your shopping on Wednesday morning.
Many Aldi branches also stock up after the Tuesday close, so you can get the freshest produce, baked goods and more on Wednesday.
3. Last Minute Bakery Discounts
Speaking of baked goods, some of Aldi’s biggest discounts come on bread.
Aldi lowers the prices of baked goods as the sell-by date approaches and marks the discounted items with large stickers.
You can make huge savings on bread and other baked goods while still taking home flawless produce.
Bread usually stays good for a few days past its sell-by date, so there are no quality concerns.
4. Shop online
Thanks to a partnership between Aldi and Instacart, you can buy all your groceries without leaving home.
The process is simple – go to the delivery page and see if you’re in range.
From there, you can easily fill your digital shopping cart while accessing in-store offers like discounted Aldi Savers.
Same day delivery and can take up to an hour after you place your order.
You can also download the Aldi app to get updates at home when the prices of your favorite items drop or new offers become available.
5. The Aldi double guarantee
Aldi has one of the best return and refund policies of any major brand.
If you return a product for quality reasons, Aldi will refund your money and replace the item.
The Twice As Nice Guarantee applies to virtually all products with the exception of alcohol and certain non-food items.
Simply bring back the item you need to return and your receipt, and you’ll receive a fresh product and a cash or credit card refund, depending on how you paid.
If you don’t have the receipt, Aldi will refund you via a gift card.
As an additional Aldi tip, you will learn how to recognize offers based on the colors on the price tags.
And find out how one budget-savvy mom spends just $35 a week for her family of four.
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