I work at Aldi – the best days to come and queue and what to buy to get the biggest discounts

IT WAS recently named the UK’s cheapest supermarket, so it’s not hard to see why many of us love to shop at Aldi.

Not only this, the brand is known for its amazing dupes from perfumes to cosmetics.


Chloe has worked at Aldi since school and knows when to go in and what to look for when it comes to discounted items.Credit: Aldi / Chloe Tyler

It’s also impossible not to get excited about the special shopping center aisle, which features an array of amazingly priced random and ever-changing items.

If you want to know when to go in and what items to look out for, the person who will be asking for the best deals is probably someone who works there.

Chloe Tyler, 24, has been an employee at Aldi for more than eight years after joining straight out of school in 2014 aged 16.

Now an Associate Manager, he knows when to visit to give you the best shopping experience.

She says: “My best tip for shopping is that Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the quietest days.

“So if possible, these are the best days to visit.

Some items will decrease dramatically at certain times.

In addition, many private label products are as impressive as the big brands, but at a fraction of the cost.

Chloe says: “I think people will be surprised to know that although our products are cheaper than the branded items, some of them are even better quality.

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Aldi was recently named the UK’s cheapest supermarketCredit: AFP

“It’s all the little things we do, like selling fewer of the same products, which means Aldi can offer the prices we do.

“If you’re looking to shop even lower, items like bread, meat and produce are marked down by 30 per cent or 75 per cent as they’re nearing the end of their shelf life, so look out for these in stores. too.

“Other cupboard staples such as rice, pasta, cereals and canned foods can be reduced by up to 30 percent if the packaging is not perfect, both initiatives offer affordable prices while reducing waste.”

Aldi has its own version of yellow label deals.

But in a budget supermarket, they’re red, so if you’re looking for a discount food labeled differently, keep your eyes peeled.

Even without heavily discounted items, Aldi was recently named the UK’s cheapest supermarket, according to Grocer 33.

This is a weekly comparison and it evaluates the prices of 33 products in all major supermarkets.

They beat Lidl with a total cost of £46.78 for its items – £1.12 cheaper than Lidl, which came second on the list.

Some items are significantly discounted when they reach the end of their shelf life3

Some items are significantly discounted when they reach the end of their shelf lifeCredit: Alamy

Working on the shop floor and being in charge of the day-to-day running of the store, you probably don’t need to know anything that Chloe doesn’t already know.

He adds: “[My role] encompassing everything from ensuring the shelves are fully stocked and excellent customer service to maintaining team morale and making sure all my colleagues are happy and motivated in their roles.

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“I always want to make sure customers have a great experience and get everything they need when shopping at Aldi. We always do our best to make sure customers get every product they come in.

“Working at Aldi is like having a second family and it’s my wonderful colleagues who make coming to work a joy every day.”