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Good and Bad Buys from Aldi & Lidl *Do NOT Expire Please*

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Gone Off!
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  • Crisps87Crisps87 Forumite
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    The SS Aberdeen Angus mince - priced on the shelf at £3.09, went through the till at £2.29! Bargain! The equivalent own brand premium mince elsewhere is around £4!
  • robrymondrobrymond Forumite
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    Gone are the years of a quiet evening mooching the shelves for reduced items (about 5-6 years ago) as now every evening it seems busy. We've shopped on Mondays for years but lately it is busy all day long on Monday and the shelves are bare.

    Tuesday seems a bit quieter in the day and at evening too. Sundays is just bedlam usually, but the checkouts move quick as all 7 are open and they don't move off them. Saturday evenings are also dead but there is little left.
  • VfM4meplseVfM4meplse
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    robrymond wrote: »
    Gone are the years of a quiet evening mooching the shelves for reduced items (about 5-6 years ago) as now every evening it seems busy. We've shopped on Mondays for years but lately it is busy all day long on Monday and the shelves are bare.

    Tuesday seems a bit quieter in the day and at evening too. Sundays is just bedlam usually, but the checkouts move quick as all 7 are open and they don't move off them. Saturday evenings are also dead but there is little left.
    There has been a noticeable trend away from a weekly shop for some demographics since the economy picked up. Younger workers without families will head to a supermarket on the way home, looking for good quality ready meals / food that is fresh and quick to prepare, it's a daily reward for a hard day's work. (I noticed this one evening in M&S Simply Food quite some time ago, when the chap in front of me in the queue spent the best part of £15 on what looked like one evening meal. He was covered head-to-toe in builder's plaster: I on the other hand was suit-ed and buying YS cheese :D).

    Sundays I think are the days when busy working families bring their children to the [STRIKE]playground[/STRIKE] supermarket.
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  • mcculloch29mcculloch29 Forumite
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    I checked my local Aldi's busy times - apparently hardly anyone shops before 10 am. Including me, I may change this..
    I shop early evenings at mine, when I've finished my body of work for the day usually. It's never busy, but seldom quiet Mon-Wed. I avoid Thu-Sat shopping at this store.

    When I had access to DS's car we would sometimes shop at 8.30 pm, after he had finished work, the store was always very quiet, regardless of the day.
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    MysteryMeMysteryMe Forumite
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    edited 27 April 2017 at 3:54PM
    Got to Aldi around 2pm today, was steady but not overly busy. Got a couple of the lamb rogan josh that seem to be popular on here.
  • mamanmaman Forumite
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    MysteryMe wrote: »
    Got to Aldi around 2pm today, was steady but not overly busy. Got a couple of the lamb rogan josh that seem to be popular on here.


    Hope you've left some for me tomorrow!


    They're really lovely. I hope you enjoy them too.
  • skintmumof3skintmumof3 Forumite
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    Bought a packet of Aldis` new frozen steam rice in Indian and Morrocan inspired flavours 2 packs for 99p. Just tried the Indian inspired and its really tasty.......enough for 2 people in one pack as an addition to a curry dish.....
  • CornucopiaCornucopia Forumite
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    The Morrocan one is very nice, too.
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  • 2childmum2childmum Forumite
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    I shop before 10 (usually about 8.30)at Aldi and yes it is quiet but quite often they are still stocking shelves and I have to keep going around waiting for different things to arrive on the shelves (mainly fruit and veg) but as I go after dropping DD at school it's more convenient than going home and then going out again later.
    May spend - £291.40/£320.00
    June spend - £106.40/£320.00
  • ljonskiljonski Forumite
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    can anyone provide a link on Aldis website for rogan josh as i was in today and couldn't find any and nothing is showing on their website! thanks
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