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    • Pont
    • By Pont 6th Dec 12, 8:02 PM
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    Pont
    Aldi's Prices Creeping Up?
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    • 6th Dec 12, 8:02 PM
    Aldi's Prices Creeping Up? 6th Dec 12 at 8:02 PM
    Popped into Aldi's on the way home for work (I've already 'downgraded' from Mr Ts, Morrisons etc). I picked up their 'Special Buys' leaflet on the way out. When I got home had a quick flick through - what happened to cheap?!!

    4kg turkey - £35.99!
    Cabernet Sauvignon - £6.99 (not even a goodish one)!
    Bouquet of Flowers - £15!

    Ouch!
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    • Towser
    • By Towser 6th Dec 12, 8:05 PM
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    • #2
    • 6th Dec 12, 8:05 PM
    • #2
    • 6th Dec 12, 8:05 PM
    But what about the meat prices are they still reasonable?
    But what about the basic prices are they still reasonable?
  • frugal_shopper
    • #3
    • 6th Dec 12, 9:35 PM
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    • 6th Dec 12, 9:35 PM
    Everywhere is expensive if you only look at the premium products.
    The turkey is their highest welfare one reared as described here:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/9722094/Word-of-mouth-High-welfare-turkeys-for-a-low-price.html
    There are 3 cheaper alternatives £9.99 (standard frozen), £19.99 (standard fresh) & £27.99 (free range fresh).
    Plenty of alternative wines & the bouquet you mentioned contains roses lily's etc... which always come at premium prices.
  • Edwardia
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    • 6th Dec 12, 11:46 PM
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    • 6th Dec 12, 11:46 PM
    I'm not surprised that prices are going up. My local Lidl sells chilled bottles of Chablis and the car park is stuffed full of Mercedes and SUVs. In the USA, Aldi sells own-brand organic food.

    Everyone is downshifting their grocery shopping and if you are downshifting from Waitrose or Marks and Spencer the probability is that you have more cash than someone downshifting from ASDA or Morrisons.

    Stores like Aldi and Lidl have the European contacts to be able to source good Continental deli products and wines for examples and sell them at great prices.

    If you can get prosciutto di Parma or Parmigiana reggiano massively cheaper you'll snap it up if that's what you like.

    They're just tryimg to expand their market and keep growing.
    • TravellingAbuela
    • By TravellingAbuela 7th Dec 12, 5:48 AM
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    • 7th Dec 12, 5:48 AM
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    • 7th Dec 12, 5:48 AM
    You have probably picked a couple of their most expensive items as examples Pont. I shop there for the basics (before heading over to Sainsbury's for the rest) and lots of the things I buy have been same price for months and months - biscuits, bread, milk, frozen fruit, cheese, ham, yogurt, cleaning products, wine etc. Some things have even come down - prunes previously £1.89 now £1.39, bin liners from 99p to 89p being just a couple of examples. And I still think their meat/poultry/fish prices compare very favourably with the major supermarkets, even if the price of those is "creeping up".
    • CKhalvashi
    • By CKhalvashi 7th Dec 12, 7:32 AM
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    • 7th Dec 12, 7:32 AM
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    • 7th Dec 12, 7:32 AM
    Compared to what I've just paid for 2x 4kg Turkeys (14 people for Christmas day and 8 for Boxing day), I think that's very well priced! If where I've got them didn't deliver on Christmas eve, I'd have probably got them from Aldi!

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    • nic_santorini
    • By nic_santorini 7th Dec 12, 9:07 PM
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    • 7th Dec 12, 9:07 PM
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    • 7th Dec 12, 9:07 PM
    the four bird roast is only £9.99, really looking forward to that on xmas day.
    Food and Smellies Shop target £50 pw - managed average of £49 per week in 2013.

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    • MysteryMe
    • By MysteryMe 7th Dec 12, 11:22 PM
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    • #8
    • 7th Dec 12, 11:22 PM
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    • 7th Dec 12, 11:22 PM
    What is the point of putting up random products and prices with no other information. I've seen plenty of bouquets of flowers for much more than £15, it depends what flowers are in the bouquet.
    • stephen77
    • By stephen77 8th Dec 12, 9:00 AM
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    • #9
    • 8th Dec 12, 9:00 AM
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    • 8th Dec 12, 9:00 AM
    if the supermarkets prices have gone up. Then aldi can put theres up, just to a little lower than the big super markets do.
    I believe there goal is just to be cheaper.
    • kookai9
    • By kookai9 8th Dec 12, 9:52 AM
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    Do Aldi special 6 offers start Sun Or Mon ? Thanksany help
  • chelms38
    the four bird roast is only £9.99, really looking forward to that on xmas day.
    Originally posted by nic_santorini

    Does the four bird roast contain stuffing? And what are the four birds?
    • sb44
    • By sb44 8th Dec 12, 11:39 AM
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    I think their Turkey Crowns are ony £9.99 which is a good price, not sure of the weight though.

    http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/product_range/product_range_27718.htm



    Last edited by sb44; 08-12-2012 at 11:49 AM.

    • sb44
    • By sb44 8th Dec 12, 11:45 AM
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    Does the four bird roast contain stuffing? And what are the four birds?
    Originally posted by chelms38
    Squinting to read the writing on the pic in the Aldi mag but it says on the packaging:

    Layers of Chicken, Turkey, Duck and Goose breast with a pork sage and onion stuffing and bacon.

    Includes a sachet of marmalade glaze to compliment the flavours.



    Just found this: http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/product_range/product_range_27609.htm


    • sb44
    • By sb44 8th Dec 12, 11:53 AM
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    Do Aldi special 6 offers start Sun Or Mon ? Thanksany help
    Originally posted by kookai9
    Just found this on the HotUkDeals site:

    Aldi super 6 deals for next two weeks.


    5 pack lemons 69p

    1.5kg maris piper potatoes 69p

    600g satsumas/clementines 69p

    500g brussels sprouts 39p

    1kg carrots 39p

    500g parsnips 39p


    Deal starts Sunday 9th dec until 29th Dec.

    Thanks to donaldmcgill2 for this.

    • Stompa
    • By Stompa 8th Dec 12, 12:19 PM
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    I've actually been pleasantly surprised at how little Aldi prices have increased over the last year, at least for the items I buy.
    Stompa
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 8th Dec 12, 2:11 PM
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    Just found this on the HotUkDeals site:

    Aldi super 6 deals for next two weeks.
    Originally posted by sb44
    Thanks, you've saved me a trip out.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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  • whitepaper
    What is the point of putting up random products and prices with no other information. I've seen plenty of bouquets of flowers for much more than £15, it depends what flowers are in the bouquet.
    Originally posted by MysteryMe
    A copy of the brochure is available here:
    http://catalog.aldi.com/core/main.php?&SITEID=9e8b6&PROJECTNR=10824&PHPSESSID=f c7c39fad9d7cf7dc870a4c2dd37ae3b

    The turkey, for example, is an Ultimate Pure Breed British Roly Poly Hen Turkey, not instore until 19 Dec

    It is a Norfolk grown product where the bird is free to roam through the woodlands and flower pastures, protected by gamekeepers ... until it is 4.0kg to 5.9kg in weight where it it killed to adorn your Christmas dinner table.

    Sounds cheap to me for such a premium product.
    If you want one, I suggest you camp out from the 18th as I doubt they'll have many of these in each store ... unless those woodlands and flower pastures of Norfolk have grown overnight to the size of France!


    The £15 flowers are a Premium Christmas Bouquet available in Red or White (from Dec 10th) and includes premium stems such as Rose and Lilly.
    I reckon my local florist would charge at least £25 for something similar, and that is ignoring any possible Christmas time mark-up.
    Stick to your local filling station if you want a cheap bunch of flowers.


    I'm no wine boffin, but Aldi do a great range of party wines for £2.99 a bottle.
    If you want quality wine, I suggest you go to a specialist wine purveyor, not a supermarket, and especially not a discount one!
    Last edited by whitepaper; 08-12-2012 at 2:58 PM.
  • whitepaper
    But what about the meat prices are they still reasonable?
    But what about the basic prices are they still reasonable?
    Originally posted by Towser
    Fresh
    Specially selected British Beef Rib Joints £8.99/kg
    Extra lrage gammon joint (1.9kg) 3.68/kg
    Specially Selected British Smoked Loin Joint wrapped in Bacon £7.99/kg
    Bone in Gammon Joint 3.49/kg
    Whole Chicken 1.2kg £2.39 ea.

    Frozen
    Whole stuffed duck 1.4kg £8.99
    Whole duck 2.4-2.6kg £6.99
    4 whole quails £4.99
    Whole stuffed pheasant 850g £7.99
    Whole British Turkeys 3.6-4.8kg £9.99
    • iris
    • By iris 8th Dec 12, 3:08 PM
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    Aldi's small fresh chickens have increased from £2.59 to £2.99 in the last few weeks. Other than this particular size of chicken, everything else I buy hasn't increased lately
    • Towser
    • By Towser 8th Dec 12, 7:44 PM
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    Aldi avacado from 78p to 95p but as long as they are still cheaper than the others I still love Aldi and Lidl.

    As always cutting back not cutting out.
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