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Its Official, Aldi is the Cheapest Supermarket

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Not exactly breaking news, but good to know in the present climate to help save everyone money

Lidl was knocked off the top spot

Waitrose was found to be the most expensive

https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/aldi-officially-uks-cheapest-supermarket-25151735

telmel
2 weeks ago
What do you think of this?
angelik
angelik2 weeks ago

We have an Aldi opening on our local high street later this year. I haven't shopped there before so I'm looking forward to seeing what they're like.

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
2 weeks ago

I like them myself A, they have a large variety of european foods in the one by me than lidl for instance, and some good household products

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angelik
angelik2 weeks ago

telmel I've heard a lot of good things about them, and I've seen some great deals on here for Aldi. The new store near me was supposed to open in the Summer, but they had some problems and had to delay it, so hoping it won't be much longer until they're up and running.

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RegularComper90
RegularComper902 weeks ago

My family and I are regular shoppers at Aldi. Most of the products are of decent quality as well as being reasonably priced. Even if I won the lottery, I'd continue to do my main shop at Aldi.

I have always had the belief that it isn't about how much money you have, but it's what you do with it that counts. 💶

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
2 weeks ago

Yes R, as the saying goes, every penny counts and with the current crisis even more so

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 weeks ago

Couldn't agree more! I shop between Lidl and Aldi. It saves us loads of money but we still eat well and means we can save the money to go towards other things.

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfer2 weeks ago

Aldi and Lidl are good stores at good prices. I just doesn't understand why people shop at Waitrose. Paying even more inflated prices for same products. The mind boggles.

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angelik
angelik2 weeks ago

SilverSurfer Waitrose is our closest supermarket and we shop there a lot. They are more expensive, but the one near me is huge and has a lot of products that the other supermarkets don't have, so we get more variety there. Plus the fresh food is really high quality. There are some things we purchase elsewhere because the price is better, but we've never had an Aldi or Lidl in my area before. I really like the sound of Aldi though, I'll be glad when it finally opens on my high street.

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfer2 weeks ago

angelik I hope you like the Aldi and you seeing the huge savings you will have compared to Waitrose.

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kikogpe
kikogpe
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2 weeks ago

Although I don't buy all the time at Waitrose, I find it difficult to find the same quality in other supermarkets. And as mentioned above, some products you can only find at Waitrose.

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Grannyclock
Grannyclock2 weeks ago

SilverSurfer I used to enjoy a trip to waitrose when I was visiting my daughter so I could get the free coffee. I wonder if they'll ever bring that back.

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly252 weeks ago

angelik I used to like Waitrose when I lived in the U.K. I would go there and M&S for treats and quality items. They are relatively expensive though.

I wouldn’t do all my shopping at Aldi but find it good for certain items.

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angelik
angelik2 weeks ago

gerrykelly25 Waitrose will still be my main supermarket for the quality and variety I get there, but I'm hoping to get some different things in Aldi that you don't see in other supermarkets, and some good deals hopefully.

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TiaTia
TiaTia2 weeks ago

Been doing my main shopping in Aldi for a few tears now, didn't think I'd swap from Sainsburys but over time I have, always do my main shop in Aldi and just pick up bits and bobs in Sainsbury now.

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee19632 weeks ago

This Russian one Mere is coming to supercede the all T Image

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
2 weeks ago

At least the vodka should be cheaper M Image

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Howmuch
Howmuch2 weeks ago

Shopping around works for me, unless I have vouchers for a particular shop. I like Aldi and Lidl but find it easier to shop gluten free in the Asda, Morrisons and Tesco.

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NatalyKroxa
NatalyKroxa2 weeks ago

I like Aldi,mostly shopping there,good assortment & prices and tasty food.

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G0501
G05012 weeks ago

No Aldi near me. There's a lidl but it's small and always very busy so I've only gone a couple times

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Tom
Tom
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2 weeks ago

This is revealing my deal geek 🤓, but I keep track of what a set basket of goods costs at each supermarket every month. Aldi is usually the cheapest by a few pennies, but it's pretty close usually, and often not quite a fair comparison because of the quality differences:

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Aldi only has 2 months because it didn't have all the prices available online until recently.

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wonderingsoul
wonderingsoul2 weeks ago

lol of course waitrose would be the most expensive, glad to hear aldi is cheapest, theyre actually a decent shop too for off brand items, i happily shop there 🙂

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Ann1984
Ann19842 weeks ago

Wrong it was Asda

Asda v Aldi: I did my shop at both supermarkets and one was much cheaper https://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-on/shopping/asda-v-aldi-weekly-shop-21797599

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana2 weeks ago

I must admit I have zero faith in Which to do a fair survey, I think they are a utterly useless organisation. However my own experience of Aldi and Lidl's is some products are not acceptable quality to me and there is a limited range of items. I feel I have achieved better value at Tesco because of the much wider range, lots of half price offers and their value ranges. I also find their fruit and veg better quality. However some people have pointed out alcohol is very good value at Aldi and Lidl but I personally don't drink and the products I generally find poor quality are processed foods like frozen and tinned. I remember buying Rum and raisin ice cream and it was very watery and other such issues.

I can't disagree about Waitrose though. Sometimes I go in and try and get to £10 to get a free paper but its a struggle unless you can find reductions as it is so expensive. There isn't much they price match on, bananas come to mind. Still M&S is worse. I went in there once and ahead of me was a posh woman with a trolley full of food and drink and I think it came to £300 or thereabouts and wasn't that big a trolley. To me M&S is just for occasional treat purchases as some of their food is exceptional high quality but I certainly couldn't fill a trolley.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc2 weeks ago

I've visited Aldi in other countries (PT, ES), and U.K.'s Aldi has honestly some of the best selection for me. Plus, their prices are indeed great.

The only thing I remember loving from LIDL (in Portugal) was their frozen meal "cod with fries" (very loose translation), which I'd let it defreeze, and then cook it with olive oil and scrambled eggs. Sure, not as good as a professional/homemade would do, but it tasted great and pretty close.

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry2 weeks ago

I believe you get what you pay now and this includes the quality of food, the customer service and the cleanliness of a store, that’s why I shop at Waitrose.

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FG280
FG2802 weeks ago

We don't have Aldi in NI 😥 We always go when we are across the border. Love their candles etc and can't believe the price compared to other places! Please come to NI 😅

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig10 hours ago

My mother in law lives in NI and she loves Aldi too! She always visits when she comes to stay, she would love one in NI too!

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AnnKnox80552
AnnKnox8055216 hours ago

I love Aldi. I get the bulk of my shopping there. Though I find the veg does not have a long shelf life.

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HEDGEHOGS
HEDGEHOGS11 hours ago

I use Aldi and much prefer it over Lidl, always find their products great and much cheaper than the big supermarkets.

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