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Good and Bad Buying at Lidl and Aldi (***Please don't expire***)

edited 10 February 2019 at 10:36AM in Food Shopping & Groceries
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  • calleywcalleyw Forumite
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    Aldi new 200g chocolate bar salted pretzel £1.49.


    I am not keen but my partner likes it.



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    edited 18 September 2019 at 11:46AM
    Orange stickers in my Lidl are down to the guy on the till to notice, they don't seem to be deducted automatically as at some other places. I had 30% off a loaf today which he did pick up but he didn't notice the muffins also with an orange sticker. And i'm so cross with myself that I've only just noticed now that I'm home too. I know it's only 20p but it's the principle!

    I also bought loose cashews as I didn't want a big bag for a particular recipe. The till receipt says pistachios. Does anyone know if they are the same price as the cashews?

    If the shop wasn't 8 miles away I'd go straight back - so infuriating!! And there I was being sympathetic as the poor guy was obviously tired!!!!! :mad:

    Just a warning to watch out!

    EJ
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    Cornucopia wrote: »
    New products at Aldi:-

    - Posh Part-baked Rolls: Sourdough or Ciabatta - 89p (ISTR)
    Do you mean the baguettes? If so, they're not particularly new, they've been available for at least 9 months.
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    elljay wrote: »
    Orange stickers in my Lidl are down to the guy on the till to notice, they don't seem to be deducted automatically as at some other places. I had 30% off a loaf today which he did pick up but he didn't notice the muffins also with an orange sticker.
    This is well known, because the staff don't place the stickers over the original barcode unlike other supermarkets, which generate a new code for the new price. I and others have learned the hard way to group all your orange stickers together (usually at the start of the conveyor belt so you can keep an eye on the purchase as it goes through) and ensure that the stickers are easily seen by the SA.

    Even so, it still happened to me the other day!
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    VfM4meplse wrote: »
    This is well known, because the staff don't place the stickers over the original barcode unlike other supermarkets, which generate a new code for the new price. I and others have learned the hard way to group all your orange stickers together (usually at the start of the conveyor belt so you can keep an eye on the purchase as it goes through) and ensure that the stickers are easily seen by the SA.

    Even so, it still happened to me the other day!

    Thank you - Lidl has recently opened in this town so I'm not yet wise to its tactics. Will certainly follow this advice in future. I've got so good at spotting cons, (can often be found re-arranging shelves in Morrisons so the labels actually match the products behind, or else I remove the label completely if there are no matching products to be seen!) and now I'm going to have to set up a new alert at Lidl now. Oh Grrr- why is it so hard?!

    Thanks again - EJ
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    edited 18 September 2019 at 5:03PM
    Stompa wrote: »
    Do you mean the baguettes? If so, they're not particularly new, they've been available for at least 9 months.

    Yes, I think I do. Not seen them before. What are they like?
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    Cornucopia wrote: »
    Yes, I think I do. Not seem them before. What are they like?
    The sourdough are not bad, I've not tried the other one. Since they now sell fully baked sourdough, I've switched to that.
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    elljay wrote: »
    Orange stickers in my Lidl are down to the guy on the till to notice, they don't seem to be deducted automatically as at some other places. I had 30% off a loaf today which he did pick up but he didn't notice the muffins also with an orange sticker. And i'm so cross with myself that I've only just noticed now that I'm home too. I know it's only 20p but it's the principle!

    I also bought loose cashews as I didn't want a big bag for a particular recipe. The till receipt says pistachios. Does anyone know if they are the same price as the cashews?

    If the shop wasn't 8 miles away I'd go straight back - so infuriating!! And there I was being sympathetic as the poor guy was obviously tired!!!!! :mad:

    Just a warning to watch out!

    EJ


    Yes the loose nuts are all the same price. If you take the receipt with you next time you go the cashier should do you a refund for the value of the 30%.

    I expect they were tired as 10hr shifts are pretty common for the staff...and as others have said don't be afraid to point out the stickers to the staff..they can be easy to miss when scanning quickly:)
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    elljay wrote: »
    can often be found re-arranging shelves in Morrisons so the labels actually match the products behind, or else I remove the label completely if there are no matching products to be seen!
    That is brilliant :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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