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ALDI is rapidly expanding across the U.S, meaning more and more Americans can shop at its stores.
The popular grocery chain has opened more than 1,000 stores in the last decade, and plans to have locations in 38 states by the end of 2022.
Any Aldi shopper knows that the store offers great prices on most staples, but even veteran shoppers might be missing some of these saving tactics.
Here are the best moves you can make at Aldi for your wallet and your pantry.
1. Go for Aldi-branded products
Like Walmart, Aldi sells generic, store-exclusive versions of name-brand goods at discounted prices.
In many cases, Aldi products are more affordable than even their Walmart alternative.
And Aldi does not compromise on quality to deliver low prices.
In the 2022 Product of the Year Awards, based on a survey of more than 40,000 consumers, seven Aldi-exclusive items won across 40 categories.
2. Shop on Wednesdays
On Tuesday nights, Aldi staff stock the shelves with “Aldi Finds” deals – popular discounted seasonal items that are only available while supplies last.
Hitting Aldi on Wednesday is the best way to make sure you capitalize on Finds, which are some of the best deals in the store.
And they’re not just limited to food. Depending on the season, you can find outdoor gear, holiday gifts, or interior decor.
Some items really fly off the shelves, so if you want to really have a shot at Finds, you should do your shopping Wednesday mornings.
Many Aldi locations also restock after closing Tuesday, meaning you can get the freshest produce, baked goods, and more on Wednesday.
3. Last-minute bakery discounts
And speaking of baked goods, some of Aldi’s deepest discounts come on bread.
Aldi will slash prices on baked goods as the use-by-date approaches, and mark the discounted items with big stickers.
You can get huge savings on bread and other bakery items while taking home perfectly fine products.
Bread also stays good for a few days past its expiration typically, so there are no concerns about quality.
4. Shop online
Thanks to a partnership between Aldi and Instacart, you can get all your groceries without leaving home.
The process is simple – head over to its delivery site and check if you’re in range.
From there, you can just fill your digital cart while still accessing in-store deals like discounted Aldi Savers.
Delivery is the same day and can be as quick as an hour after you order.
You can also download the Aldi app to get at-home updates when prices drop on your favorite items or new deals are 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.
Just bring back the item you need to return and your receipt and you’ll get a fresh product plus a refund through cash or credit card, depending on how you paid.
If you don’t have a receipt, Aldi will refund you via a store gift card.
As an added Aldi tip, learn about how to spot deals from the colors on price tags.
And find out how one mom spends just $35 per week for her family of four with savvy budgeting.
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