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A manager at Aldi has spilled the beans on when is the best day to grab a bargain at popular discount retailer Aldi.

A recent post on Reddit read:

“I noticed a lot of you love Aldi. I’m a shift manager there. AMA [Ask Me Anything] and I’ll tell you the truth.”

One follower asked whether some days are better to shop at Aldi than others.

“It differs from store to store,” the Aldi manager commented.

“When you’re in there, ask what days they get their delivery truck. Those are the days you want to go because that product basically came straight from the farm (or off the boat) to the warehouse then straight to the store.”

Best Shopping Day

But he did share that there is one day which is the best Aldi shopping day!

“Wednesday is universally the best day to shop at Aldi. New prices roll out every Wednesday and they have new ‘produce picks of the week’ which means that you can get a steal on some produce and other products,” the shift manager said.

“Since this produce is marked down so cheap, it goes fast so it’s always being replaced with new product. It’ll never just sit all day without being replenished,” he added.

Best Time To Shop

And what is the best time of day to shop at Aldi?

“If you want the freshest produce, arrive when we first open or right after 3pm,” the manager revealed.

“Always dig to the bottom of the pile though, we rotate the old produce to the top. Usually, you can put your hand on the product and if it’s not cold then it has been sitting out overnight or throughout the day.”

“It doesn’t mean it’s bad, it’s just not the best. Our policy on throwing away bad produce is complete discretion. We ask ourselves ‘Would you buy this?’. If it’s anything other than ‘yes’, we pitch it.”

And this also goes for buying meat and bread.

“When buying meat, look at the back of the cooler or the product on the bottom, we put the closest expiration dates in the front to rotate it. Same with bread. The deeper you go the newer it is.”

But don’t waste your time sifting through other products.

“We don’t rotate anything else in the store. If you’re digging to the bottom of the chip box you’re wasting your time and making our lives miserable. They all have the same dates.”

Double Guarantee

The manager also offers a way to try new products with zero commitment. He suggests customers take advantage of Aldi’s double guarantee, which means when you return a product, they’ll give you a refund as well as a similar priced product of your choice.

“Use this to try new things you’d be hesitant to try anywhere else. If you don’t like it, bring it back and we’ll give you your money back and a similar priced product of your choice. It’s a win win,” the manager said.

“You either discover something new you like or you get your money back and something you’re used to. Example, you want to try our chips. You buy it and think it tastes like crap. We’ll give you your $3 back and a free box of cookies.”

Do you have any Aldi shopping secrets to share? Tell us in the comments below.

  • Interesting info though Wednesdays are super busy at our closest Aldi. It is too full on when they have their special buys I think the produce rotation is the best tip.

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  • Thanks for next time l shop at Aldi!

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  • I honestly don’t shop at Aldi, but i’m intrigued about how great it actually is. I do have one close, so I might just have to pop in one day and check it out.

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  • So handy to know! Will definitely pop in on a Wednesday to try something new!

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  • It’s like any other supermarket. You need to know your “normal” prices. It is a known fact that perishable food is rotated and the oldest put to the front so it doesn’t go out of date If it is a “best before” or a “use by” product. I always check the dates. The same applies to normal groceries but they will be ok for longer. Manufacturers have to put a “best before” label on them by law. Some manufacturers constantly increase their prices they charge to supermarkets. I worked at a office / warehouse for 40 years and used to see them come in on a regular basis. It makes it extremely difficult for people on fixed incomes whose income doesn’t go up nearly as much or as often as prices increase.

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  • I don’t find Aldi very cheap either and I do know that my super can’t buy their shares to share the profit back to us consumers like they can at Woolworths or Coles or Bunnings.

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  • Thanks. Good information to think about.

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  • I don’t find Aldi that cheap, on par with home brand coles and they don’t do online delivery

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  • Very enlightening! Must try aldi again then

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  • Very interesting read, I wonder if the return an item if you don’t like it actually works??

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  • To be honest I’m happy to avoid going into an Aldi store.

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  • Wonder if he got permission to spill the secret. I don’t shop there so no interest to me anyway

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  • Thanks for these tips, always helpful to know!

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  • we do our grocery shop at coles, but my partner is obsessed with the middle section of aldi and goes there every Wednesday and Saturday cos of the “special buys”, but is it really a good buy if it wasn’t going to get it otherwise? lol he don’t care lol

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  • I not one who likes to shop on Saturdays (especially Saturday morning) but they are more likely to have a particular product you’re after compared to going on a weekday and its out of stock with an empty shelf. They order bigger for the weekends because they know theres more demand. Also with Aldi, always ask! They move things around so often and even put other specials in the warehouse to make room for new ones so they may not be out of stock. If they say they are, ask them if they can call another store.

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