Aldi discount policy 'love food, hate waste' now 50% (instore)
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Aldi discount policy 'love food, hate waste' now 50% (instore)

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LocalFound 30th Mar
This seems to have gone largely unnoticed even though it has been rolled out to all stores.

Aldi now discount all products going out of date the next day by 50% the evening before. This means if you go in about 6.30pm you can get bakery, fruit, veg and chilled products at half price and still with an extra day to use.

Sadly not the wine yet but you never know.

This discount is across everything so you get the decent items cheap too, not just the difficult to sell stuff like at the main supermarkets.

Today I got everything from bread to a Chinese curry. Top stuff.
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Tiptop spot @odom lets hope that everyone, takes advantage of this fab way to buy items you were going to buy anyway, but a lot cheaper!

This also makes a little bit of difference, to save on the disgusting amount of wasted food stuffs, all the big players chuck in the skips, every single day. when it could be put to much better use, donated to the homeless, local food banks and starving individuals & families, that are all around us in the UK everywhere
Hate food being wasted! Great deal this should help loads thanks
Every Lidl helps!
I work at Aldi and the official time to reduce all bread cakes produce and chilled line products is 7pm in the evening or before 8 am the following morning as according to the store date checking procedures.
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That’s perfect 👌🏻 thanks for the info
Tiptop spot @odom lets hope that everyone, takes advantage of this fab way to buy items you were going to buy anyway, but a lot cheaper!

This also makes a little bit of difference, to save on the disgusting amount of wasted food stuffs, all the big players chuck in the skips, every single day. when it could be put to much better use, donated to the homeless, local food banks and starving individuals & families, that are all around us in the UK everywhere
I’ve seen these stickers appear on food in the morning, afternoon and early evenings within my local stores.
Hate food being wasted! Great deal this should help loads thanks
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ellbee3 m ago

I’ve seen these stickers appear on food in the morning, afternoon and e …I’ve seen these stickers appear on food in the morning, afternoon and early evenings within my local stores.


Good point. 6.30pm seems to be the "sweet spot" for my local stores but I guess everywhere is different. Maybe your local store will tell you their time.

In my closest store one person starts at one corner early evening and does the whole store (pretty quickly). But I guess each store has their own way of doing things.
as the products are reduced at different lengths of time before they go out of date do you mean that they are always either 0% or 50% or that they get reduced by 30% as normal but on the day before expiry get reduced again?
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brilly2 m ago

as the products are reduced at different lengths of time before they go …as the products are reduced at different lengths of time before they go out of date do you mean that they are always either 0% or 50% or that they get reduced by 30% as normal but on the day before expiry get reduced again?


They have changed it to everything 50% as part of their "Love food, hate waste" programme. There are no more 30% discounts, 50% or nothing. (As far as I know, just from experience in my local stores.)
Every Lidl helps!
odom2 m ago

They have changed it to everything 50% as part of their "Love food, hate …They have changed it to everything 50% as part of their "Love food, hate waste" programme. There are no more 30% discounts, 50% or nothing. (As far as I know, just from experience in my local stores.)


ok thanks, just clarifying as " all products going out of date the next day by 50% the evening before" may have suggested that all get redone as some products get reduced earlier than that
Thank you OP
joyf453639 m ago

Every Lidl helps!


This is Aldi, not Lidl

What is Lidl's policy on this???
I work at Aldi and the official time to reduce all bread cakes produce and chilled line products is 7pm in the evening or before 8 am the following morning as according to the store date checking procedures.
The Aldi near us hardly reduce anything as they give most of it to food banks, in fact I find these days that supermarket reductions are much harder to find these days because they are sending food to food banks instead. I suppose it is good in a way for those that need it and to reduce waste but it is a big disappointment for us bargain hunters.
Great... heat added
Good news. I asked what they do with the mountain of Christmas turkeys meats etc if they dont sell on 30% reduction. Straight into the bins no further reductions offered,what awaste.
50% off will now clear the shelves,welldone
How long this been going on for? I've never seen anything reduced in my local Aldi
Big325 m ago

I work at Aldi and the official time to reduce all bread cakes produce and …I work at Aldi and the official time to reduce all bread cakes produce and chilled line products is 7pm in the evening or before 8 am the following morning as according to the store date checking procedures.


is 7pm at every store?
Edited by: "kiwio" 30th Mar
Officially yes but some store might start 30 minutes earlier at the evening depending on stock levels of certain lines
I've filled my chest freezer with food to last me a month, just from last few times i've been in Aldi.
50% beats Lidls 30%
As someone who often pops into Aldi late on, the amount of food that is disposed of is shocking, one till operator would be tilling/writing off trolleys and trolleys AND TROLLEYS! of food, seriously!!! took me MANY visits to suss out JUST what they were doing, then wondered why they did not reduce price to shift food...bet it takes operator 40mins to process on a bad night..crazy.
I had noticed a few reduced items recently(2 weeks??)..hadn't sussed its now policy?
Lidl have reduced their items for a long time..think its a third off normal price, no idea WHEN they reduce, but seen reduced stickers in morning..
Big353 m ago

Officially yes but some store might start 30 minutes earlier at the …Officially yes but some store might start 30 minutes earlier at the evening depending on stock levels of certain lines


I might try to visit my local Aldi at 6.30pm to check if this really on. The last time I visited Aldi was a few weeks ago they had nothing reduced. Have long this has been going on for?
Mine always, always do it in the morning. I drop the kids at school then go shop at Aldi to discover all the bargains. They have always reduced to 50% but recently its only been 30%. I think it must depend on each store.
Edited by: "dougiesmum" 31st Mar
This is store specific - my store reduces items prior to opening so any foods going out of date that day are reduced when the store opens that morning
bitcoin56 h, 12 m ago

Tiptop spot @odom lets hope that everyone, takes advantage of this fab way …Tiptop spot @odom lets hope that everyone, takes advantage of this fab way to buy items you were going to buy anyway, but a lot cheaper!This also makes a little bit of difference, to save on the disgusting amount of wasted food stuffs, all the big players chuck in the skips, every single day. when it could be put to much better use, donated to the homeless, local food banks and starving individuals & families, that are all around us in the UK everywhere


Tesco already does pretty much everything you've just said. Anything that can still be sold is reduced to 1p for staff to take (in the near future this will change so that it's all free). Damaged product that is unfit for human consumption is sent to be processed, Meat and produce are sent to a plant to become animal feed. A chunk of the daily reductions are also sent to local charities/foodbanks.
Edited by: "whiterider1" 31st Mar
Going_Digital5 h, 32 m ago

The Aldi near us hardly reduce anything as they give most of it to food …The Aldi near us hardly reduce anything as they give most of it to food banks, in fact I find these days that supermarket reductions are much harder to find these days because they are sending food to food banks instead. I suppose it is good in a way for those that need it and to reduce waste but it is a big disappointment for us bargain hunters.


What a load of nonsense- as if Aldi wouldnt sell it before writing it off. Also food banks dont accept fresh food!
Well today is a perfect day to discover the 50% reductions because everywhere is closed for Easter Sunday all items dated 31st and 1st will be reduced so early bird catches the 50% off worm this morning
I bought a couple of items yesterday that were labelled half price but when I checked my receipt only 50% if the items were actually half priced. Had to ask for a refund as not sure why some went through correctly and others did not, so check your receipt.
natah28 m ago

I bought a couple of items yesterday that were labelled half price but …I bought a couple of items yesterday that were labelled half price but when I checked my receipt only 50% if the items were actually half priced. Had to ask for a refund as not sure why some went through correctly and others did not, so check your receipt.


They have to manually press a 30/50% off button on the till and ive had it before when they have not seen the sticker and not pressed the button but now i know what im looking for it doesnt happen. I nipped in yesterday and was shocked at stuff being reduced by 50% and with a day left on it especially when i realised it wasnt Saturday and the store would be open the next day. I have a new freezer coming today so this news comes in very handy.
espirit772 h, 34 m ago

What a load of nonsense- as if Aldi wouldnt sell it before writing it off. …What a load of nonsense- as if Aldi wouldnt sell it before writing it off. Also food banks dont accept fresh food!


I agree that Aldi would reduce it first but must disagree that the foodbanks don’t except fresh food. My uncle runs one that cooks the fresh food that’s donated into hot meals for people that need a meal and a chat. Lots of supermarkets donate stuff to him.
Edited by: "dougiesmum" 31st Mar
natah1 h, 51 m ago

I bought a couple of items yesterday that were labelled half price but …I bought a couple of items yesterday that were labelled half price but when I checked my receipt only 50% if the items were actually half priced. Had to ask for a refund as not sure why some went through correctly and others did not, so check your receipt.


Because the staff on the tills has to see the big red reduced banner and press a button to reduce it manually on the tills.
Fill your boots on Christmas Eve then
I would point out any reductions to the staff. They have to scan so quickly and often don’t pick up on it. I had to return as I bought some brown bread rolls. They were in clear plastic packaging with red branding. The 50% sticker was across the red banding so I could understand why it was missed. I put my reductions at the end of my shopping and point it out to the till staff.
renoman8 h, 50 m ago

As someone who often pops into Aldi late on, the amount of food that is …As someone who often pops into Aldi late on, the amount of food that is disposed of is shocking, one till operator would be tilling/writing off trolleys and trolleys AND TROLLEYS! of food, seriously!!! took me MANY visits to suss out JUST what they were doing, then wondered why they did not reduce price to shift food...bet it takes operator 40mins to process on a bad night..crazy.I had noticed a few reduced items recently(2 weeks??)..hadn't sussed its now policy?Lidl have reduced their items for a long time..think its a third off normal price, no idea WHEN they reduce, but seen reduced stickers in morning..


In mine they do that while the homeless person sits outside. Don’t even offer a pre packed sandwich. The level of waste is ghastly. I called them on it and they said they would give it to charity but only if there charity goes to pick it up.
This is pretty standard stuff, reducing products to clear. It's a fairly good discount at 50% but the process is clunky and inefficient. Slapping a large piece of red sticky plastic over more plastic and the staff having to manually press a button to reduce on tills accordingly creates significant room for error. As some have mentioned, the staff are under a lot of pressure to scan as quickly as possible so it's inevitable they'll forget to reduce them manually at times.

A barcode reduced sticker would be much better. Maybe they'll roll that out eventually after getting fed up of customers complaining that their reduced items haven't actually been reduced.
Also applies to food with damaged packaging.
Thanks, OP! Hot from me. This is a start in reducing needless food waste, and reducing my bill at the same time!!
Edited by: "Bestbitter" 31st Mar
Seen this in my local last week
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