12 Secrets That Aldi Employees Won’t Tell You

Once you learn these Aldi secrets, you'll want to head straight to the store for some grocery shopping.

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Shop on Wednesday for the best deals.

To score the best deals on Aldi’s products, visit the store mid-week. On Wednesdays, new products are released and produce goes on sale. But make sure you head there in the morning so you can grab all of your groceries before anyone else.

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You won’t find better deals on produce anywhere else.

In general, Aldi’s produce is cheaper than other grocery stores. Avocados have been reported to sell for as low as 39 cents! With prices like these, you can make all of our favorite avocado recipes. Plus, shopping at a grocery store with cheaper prices is a great way to combat rising food prices.

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Find discounts on baked goods.

Bread and other Aldi baked goods go on sale a few days before their expiration date—just look for big stickers on the packaging. That’s still plenty of time to enjoy a loaf of bread, and if you pop it in the oven, the bread will be nearly as good as new!

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Don’t like a product? Aldi’s refund policy might just fix that.

Aldi’s refund policy is one of the best ones out there. Not only does Aldi give you a refund, the store also gives you a replacement item if you’re not happy with the quality. Sound too good to be true? Well, we’ve checked it out and confirmed that Aldi really is this fantastic.

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Stay updated for deals through Aldi’s website.

Even though Aldi always has low prices, you can save even more. Check the “weekly specials” section of their website frequently to make sure you don’t miss out on any sweet discounts.

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Aldi makes going gluten-free easy.

If you’re trying to go gluten-free, it can be hard to determine what you can and can’t eat. There are plenty of foods that actually have gluten in them. However, Aldi has their own line of gluten-free products (called liveGfree) so shopping can be simple.

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Interior of an Aldi store showcasing their new delivery option called Instacart.
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Can’t make it to the store? Aldi delivers!

Aldi is partners with Instacart, so even if you can’t get to the store, you can still buy groceries. You’ll have dinner on the table in no time! See if your state has Aldi delivery.

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Snag some award-winning wine.

Great wine doesn’t need to break the bank. Aldi’s Exquisite Collection Côtes de Provence Rosé is only $8 and won the International Wine Challenge’s Great Value Award. While you’re at it, pick up one of Aldi’s sangria kits. Although the kits don’t include the wine, you can take your pick from the store’s vast section.

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The carts outside an Aldi grocery store in Minnesota.
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Borrow a quarter for your shopping cart.

One thing that makes Aldi unique is their shopping carts. Fans of Aldi know to bring a quarter to use a cart, but if you forget your change, you don’t need to go all the way home. You can ask an employee at the register to borrow a quarter so you can shop.

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Get money back by using Checkout51.

Checkout51 is a cash back app, which means that you can get cash back when you purchase certain products. Aldi uses this app (available for Apple and Android), so give it a download and get ready to save on all your favorite stuff.

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Aldi employees have amazing customer service skills.

The employees at Aldi are always willing to answer your questions or help you find products. While all stores promote their service skills, Aldi employees go above and beyond. Also, the stores pays its employees well!

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The store donates food.

Aldi works to give back to the community. The store partners with Feeding America, so leftover food is donated. Can’t get enough of Aldi? Learn more about this budget-friendly grocery store.

Sophia Lo
Sophia Lo is a journalism student at Northwestern University. When she's not writing, editing or creating podcasts, Sophia can usually be found at a ramen or boba shop.