ALDI is cutting an important service and Specialbuys fans won’t be pleased.
Shoppers at the budget supermarket chain will no longer be able to order Specialbuys online from today.
It comes after we had previously revealed that Aldi would be pulling the plug from its online delivery operation.
The move means that customers will no longer be able to buy cheap boxes of wine or order Specialbuys to their door.
It comes more than eight years after first starting selling boxes of wine in 2015, as a way to attract more customers.
Shoppers often line up online for Specialbuy bargains, including hot tumble dryers and the popular Kevin the Carrot toy.
Its recent massive revenue growth means the discounter has decided it no longer needs the costs or distractions of an online business.
A statement on Aldi’s website alerted shoppers to the change, and the supermarket later confirmed the service’s final date to The Sun.
Customers took to Facebook to express their disappointment at the decision.
One shopper said: “But Aldi doesn’t have room to fit all the Specialbuys in the store!”
While another added: “Our two local stores never have any big sale items.
“I’ve always had to shop online and now we can’t do that.
“Items are generally not available for purchase. Not every store has every item.”
And a third wrote: “Honestly, I can’t always go out on sale days.”
In another blow to shoppers, Aldi has also stopped online delivery at 12 of its supermarkets, including in Brighton and Coventry, due to low demand.
How can I save money on my Aldi store?
If you’re a regular Aldi customer, you’ll want to apply some money-saving tips to cut your bills.
Of course, the discount grocery store is famous for its middle aisle, where shoppers can pick up everything from garden furniture and exercise equipment to kitchenware and clothing.
To get the best deals, you need to know when Specialbuy items will go on sale.
You can find new stock in Aldi’s middle aisle on Thursdays and Sundays, so you’ll have a pick if you visit the store at that time.
But every two weeks, Aldi also selects six of his favorites to offer buyers fruit and vegetables at low prices.
Prices have not changed for two weeks from when the offer went into effect, so you can literally withdraw at any time – although what’s on offer will change every two weeks.
But if you want to be sure to get the best, there’s no harm in going to the store earlier in the week to pick up the freshest items.
Yellow stickers are the key to store success for most customers, and Aldi also has its own labeled low-priced version.
Instead, Aldi shoppers should pay attention to the red sticker on the product.
Workers often wear them to show that something is depreciating in value, perhaps because the packaging is damaged or near the end of its life.
You can often save up to 75% on products marked this way in Aldi, so you should keep an eye on the store.
And remember, you should write a list before going to the nearest branch.
That way, you’ll be less inclined to make any hasty purchases that could drive up costs.
Plus, we’ve listed eight ways to save money on going to the supermarket.
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