I’m a shopping pro – my 14 tips could save you £200 at Aldi including the best time to shop

A SHOPPING expert has revealed 14 tricks that could save customers £200 at Aldi.

At a time when prices are sky high, households will be looking for ways to cut costs where they can.

Tom Church shared his tips on making the most of your Aldi shop


Tom Church shared his tips on making the most of your Aldi shop

Tom Church, co-founder of shopping community has shared his top tips on helping people save money at supermarket giant Aldi.

Now Aldi is known for its cheap prices and bargains, but why not save even more cash on your grocery shopping.

Here are Tom’s tips on making the most of your Aldi shop:

Get to know Aldi’s unique pricing strategy

A few years ago Aldi changed from being about everyday low prices (EDLP) to a hybrid of high-low pricing.

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This is when the supermarket’s fancier items entered the aisles.

Tom said: “They did it to attract mid-level income groups to become regular customers.

“So you can no longer assume everything is the cheapest just because it’s in Aldi.

“Recently I found 6 eggs were £1.29 at Aldi but just £1 in M&S and chicken wings were £1.99 but £1.45 at M&S.”

He added: “Try to learn what Aldi is cheapest for so you’re constantly saving.”

Buy Aldi Specialbuys Online Days Before

Tom said: “Read the Specialbuys leaflet online and you’ll see you can order items online days before they’re available in-store.

“If something is super popular, it sells out fast online and there’s less stock delivered to the shops.”

He said it’s always better to look online for them as this is when many of those high-priced items get discounted.

Stick to Aldi’s private-label brands

The shopping expert also explained that Aldi keeps costs low by limiting the bulk of its merchandise to its private-label brands.

“These products offer great quality at a lower price than competitors,” he said.

“While there are some branded products on sale, such as Coca-Cola, I find Aldi’s own versions nearly always just as good and cheaper.

“One of my favourites is Aldi cheese puffs rather than Wotsits.”

Shop when new stock arrives

Generally, Tom explained that Aldi restocks regular items on Wednesdays and speciality products are restocked on Sundays.

“Plan your shopping trips on these days to take advantage of new stock arrivals,” he said.

“Or, shop the evenings before when unsold previous stock may be reduced to clear.”

Try out Aldi’s dupes

Aldi is known for its cheeky dupes of branded goods, from its take on Jaffa Cakes and Gordon’s Gin to its own version of Mini Cheddars.

Tom said: “You can also find dupes for designer perfumes such as Jo Malone and beauty products such as Clinique.”

Aldi’s Jo Malone Dupe and Colin the Caterpillar dupe have gone down well with fans in the past.

Look for red stickers

Tom said: “Keep an eye out for red stickers that indicate extra savings on products.

“Unlike Tesco and Sainsbury’s that use yellow stickers for reduced-to-clear items, Aldi’s are red.

“And they’re generally applied in the mornings rather than the evenings (more similar to M&S).”

Get the Super 6

The shopping expert said that every two weeks Aldi picks six fruits and vegetables and reduces them to a silly low price.

“Right now it has aubergine 59p each, six apples 69p, bag of pears 79p, 1kg potatoes 89p, 100g babycorn 89p, and five oranges 99p.”

Of course, prices and stock will vary from store to store so do bear that in mind.

Check out the Special Buys section

This section has new deals every week on a variety of products.

It’s worth keeping an eye out for new arrivals and grabbing a bargain.

Tom said: “I particularly enjoy toys for my son (they had Bluey last week), DIY tools, and picking up weird and wonderful condiments for some dodgy cooking experiments.”

Buy particular products

Some products, like tinned fish, nappies and batteries, are cheaper at Aldi than other supermarkets. 

Sign up for the Aldi newsletter

Be the first to know about deals by signing up for the Aldi newsletter and following them on social media.

They often announce upcoming deals on their Instagram stories, so you can nab them before anyone else.

Hot topics are the back to school deals and new beauty dupes.

Shop early in the morning or during quiet times

Tom said going early gives you the best chance of landing reductions on products.

“I try to go early morning when everyone else is on the school run.”

Use a Supermarket Comparison Tool

Another suggestion Tom made is to compare prices at different supermarkets to make sure you’re getting the best deal.

Latest Deals has a free supermarket price comparison tool that is easy to use.

Dig through baskets in the store

You may find extra bargains due to errors like wrong sizes, the shopping expert said.

Take advantage of Aldi’s bargain booze

Tom suggested that making use of Aldi’s cheap alcohol could save you some cash.

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For example, there’s Aldi’s Haysmith’s Rhubarb & Ginger Gin, which costs £14.99.

He said: “It beat out competition from premium brands, including Edinburgh Gin’s Rhubarb & Ginger flavour, which costs around double the price of Aldi’s version.”

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