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    • torbrex
    • By torbrex 17th Jan 16, 10:59 AM
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    Good and Bad Buys from Aldi & Lidl *Do NOT Expire Please*
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    • 17th Jan 16, 10:59 AM
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    Good and Bad Buys from Aldi & Lidl *Do NOT Expire Please* 17th Jan 16 at 10:59 AM
    The old thread can be found here.

    Please use this new thread to report any good finds in the Discount stores Aldi & Lidl.
    You can also report any not so good deals as a warning to others.


    The Stollen bites and other xmas food was being given away FREE in my local Lidl this morning, plenty left and they want it shifted by next week.
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    • PLRFD
    • By PLRFD 4th Mar 18, 9:22 AM
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    What does Andrew say about that ?
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 4th Mar 18, 9:25 AM
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    What does Andrew say about that ?
    Originally posted by PLRFD
    He says "damn that predictive text".
    • abandonded
    • By abandonded 10th Mar 18, 5:42 PM
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    Check Your Receipt!!!
    About 8 weeks ago, just as she left the checkout in our local Aldi, my wife decided to check her receipt and found that the girl on the till had charged for 9 peppers instead of 1. The girl apologised and gave an immediate refund. The very next week the guy on the checkout overcharged us by 2.98 followed by an apology and again a refund. Two weeks passsed and the same thing happened again with just under 4 being refunded. Today, my wife forgot to check there and then at the checkout but when she got home found that she had been charged for 5 peppers instead of 1. I should point out that the errors were made by 4 different checkout operators probably as a result of the speed that they work at.

    Anyone else had this problem?
    Abandoned
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 10th Mar 18, 8:21 PM
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    About 8 weeks ago, just as she left the checkout in our local Aldi, my wife decided to check her receipt and found that the girl on the till had charged for 9 peppers instead of 1. The girl apologised and gave an immediate refund. The very next week the guy on the checkout overcharged us by 2.98 followed by an apology and again a refund. Two weeks passsed and the same thing happened again with just under 4 being refunded. Today, my wife forgot to check there and then at the checkout but when she got home found that she had been charged for 5 peppers instead of 1. I should point out that the errors were made by 4 different checkout operators probably as a result of the speed that they work at.

    Anyone else had this problem?
    Originally posted by abandonded
    No, I haven't.
    But the moral of the story is... check your receipt before you leave the shop. Regardless of which shop it is. I
    • tulip12
    • By tulip12 11th Mar 18, 8:05 AM
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    About 8 weeks ago, just as she left the checkout in our local Aldi, my wife decided to check her receipt and found that the girl on the till had charged for 9 peppers instead of 1. The girl apologised and gave an immediate refund. The very next week the guy on the checkout overcharged us by 2.98 followed by an apology and again a refund. Two weeks passsed and the same thing happened again with just under 4 being refunded. Today, my wife forgot to check there and then at the checkout but when she got home found that she had been charged for 5 peppers instead of 1. I should point out that the errors were made by 4 different checkout operators probably as a result of the speed that they work at.

    Anyone else had this problem?
    Originally posted by abandonded
    Yes this has happened to me a few times in Aldi. I shop every week there. I have always had the money refunded but I do always check my receipt now before I leave the store and I automatically do this where ever I shop. Easier to get the problem sorted out.
    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 11th Mar 18, 9:04 AM
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    I've had the same thing happen at Aldi, as well as, occasionally, apparently random items (a step ladder, for example) appearing.

    It's clearly to do with the speed of processing, but oddly it never ever works the other way, with items missed off.
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 11th Mar 18, 9:15 AM
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    Overall, I find L & A better for this than the big supermarkets. I used to shop at a very large, very busy inner London Tesco, and I would have issues with my bill every other week. Annoyingly, some staff took it upon themselves to negotiate over the "double the difference" policy - although it wasn't clear whether this was an attempt to save the store money, or laziness that they didn't want to walk the length of the store to check the price label.

    By comparison, I find L & A more reliable. I still check my receipts, and I guess I find small errors on maybe 1 in 6 visits. I've had one occurrence (at Aldi) of something completely different scanning on to my receipt in about 8 years of shopping there.

    Fruit (particularly apples) at Lidl seem to be a recurring problem (two incidents within the past 3 months). Last time they gave me more back than the basic difference in price, though this might have been a mistake.
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 11th Mar 18, 9:41 AM
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    I prefer the TR because it is doesn't shed (crucial after using Andrew / Double Velvet for the best part of 20 years), is light and strong. Not a fan of Nicky at all.
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    Completely agree with you. I don't like Nicky at all. As a long time user of Andrew too, I'm quite happy with Aldi toilet roll.
    Originally posted by Feral Moon

    I've just bought a Nicky 9 roll pack to try (after using quilted velvet for years).
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    So we've tried Nicky and agree 100% that it's not nice.

    Once the 9 rolls have gone, we'll vote with out bums and try something different.
    I seem to remember that Aldi had some 4 ply quilted rolls.
    Anyone tried that?
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 11th Mar 18, 1:03 PM
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    Overall, I find L & A better for this than the big supermarkets. I used to shop at a very large, very busy inner London Tesco, and I would have issues with my bill every other week. Annoyingly, some staff took it upon themselves to negotiate over the "double the difference" policy - although it wasn't clear whether this was an attempt to save the store money, or laziness that they didn't want to walk the length of the store to check the price label.
    Originally posted by Cornucopia
    I ended up in a large Tesco Extra late yesterday afternoon, not to buy groceries, but for another service offered on-site.

    I couldn't believe a) how busy it was and b) just how much of everything people were buying, especially random non-food and luxury food items. I suppose I'm now so used to buying a small basket full of essentials from Aldi / Lidl that I thought the rest of the world was as disinterested in food as me.

    Its a sure sign that the economy's ok....for now.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 11th Mar 18, 2:35 PM
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    My problem with being over-charged is how much/how little to complain about. I used to have a lower limit of 10p, but that's now looking too low, and 25p might be more sensible. (I can distinctly remember in Tesco's seeing a 10p error and being about to dismiss it, and then finding another, or even 2, on the same receipt).

    I can't stand the withering look you get when you make them go through their inevitably arduous refund process for just 10p.

    The root cause of it all is that I can reliably remember all the prices. Perhaps that will fade with age, though.
    Last edited by Cornucopia; 11-03-2018 at 2:37 PM.
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    • dlusman
    • By dlusman 11th Mar 18, 5:50 PM
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    Once the 9 rolls have gone, we'll vote with out bums and try something different.
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    People should really check their posts before pressing "Submit"
    • robrymond
    • By robrymond 13th Mar 18, 5:41 AM
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    Aldi have shrunk the small bags of sweets to 75g from 95-125g each but have dropped the price from 33p-26p.

    The new vegetarian sweets are quite nice but at 79p for 160g are more expensive.
    • mcculloch29
    • By mcculloch29 15th Mar 18, 2:37 AM
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    So we've tried Nicky and agree 100% that it's not nice.

    Once the 9 rolls have gone, we'll vote with out bums and try something different.
    I seem to remember that Aldi had some 4 ply quilted rolls.
    Anyone tried that?
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    Yes, tried them, Aldi's 4 ply quilted - and all the ones I've tried - are great.
    I bought a jumbo pack of 16 Morrison's 'luxury' toilet rolls via Amazon Pantry, to avoid filling up my trike with a bulky product, and I wish I'd only tried four. They aren't the worst I've tried, but a long way off Aldi's 'Saxon' rolls. The shea butter ones scent the bathroom/WC slightly.
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    • PLRFD
    • By PLRFD 15th Mar 18, 8:04 AM
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    Tried the Lidl Orlando moist and meaty on the 2 dogs here they both got the raving squits bright yellow and foul smelling,enjoy your breakfast.
    • bargainhunterss
    • By bargainhunterss 17th Mar 18, 8:38 AM
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    Originally posted by PLRFD
    I really wish they did pods for Tassimo machines! It always seems to be for the nespresso-style machines
    Too many people spend money they earned..to buy things they don't want..to impress people that they don't like...

    "Every time you borrow money, you're robbing your future self."
    • PLRFD
    • By PLRFD 17th Mar 18, 7:46 PM
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    I'm almost certain Lidl do Tassimo compatible pods.
    • robrymond
    • By robrymond 20th Mar 18, 5:49 AM
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    Tried the Lidl Orlando moist and meaty on the 2 dogs here they both got the raving squits bright yellow and foul smelling,enjoy your breakfast.
    Originally posted by PLRFD
    Is that the soft dog biscuits? Aldi do a version and it gave my dog terrible problems.
    • PLRFD
    • By PLRFD 20th Mar 18, 6:41 AM
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    Is that the soft dog biscuits? Aldi do a version and it gave my dog terrible problems.
    Originally posted by robrymond
    Yes that's the one.
    • abandonded
    • By abandonded 24th Mar 18, 2:34 PM
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    At my own request I got a Gillette Fusion 5 blade razor for Xmas and although the shaves are superb, the cost of replacement blades are expensive to say the least. Today in Aldi, I spotted their version of the 5 blade, and at 3.99 for the razor, and the same for a 5 pack of replacement blades, this works out at around a quarter of the cost of Gillette replacements. I am wondering if anyone here has tried the Aldi version and if so, how do they rate them?
    Abandoned
    • bobbymotors
    • By bobbymotors 24th Mar 18, 7:29 PM
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    Havent read the whole thread but Aldi do a 4.99 New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc wine....as nice as any other NZ ones that are 7 anywhere

    https://www.aldi.co.uk/makaraka-sauvignon-blanc/p/076766151127100
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