Aldi Shoppers Give Warning To Anyone Who Uses The Self-Checkout


If you buy your groceries at Aldi, it’s important to exercise caution when using the self-checkout.

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Customers of the bargain supermarket have been encouraged to examine their receipts to see if they’ve missed out on any savings and told they might not be getting the greatest value by utilising these self-scanners.

Smart online consumers claim that Aldi’s self-checkout machines don’t automatically add promotions to your purchase; instead, you must ask a staff member to do it by hand.

You will still be able to benefit from the retailer’s everyday low pricing, but you risk missing out on special deals.

One sharp-eyed member of the 270,000-strong Aldi supporters Facebook group clarified: “Any discounts don’t automatically apply on the self-checkouts.” You must request a human staffer to manually remove the discounts.

“This applies to any multibuys and stickers with a percentage off.” I’m not sure if this is generally known.

Under the post, commenters shared their own stories, with some saying they had been burned by not knowing what to do.

One person remarked, “Staff have to apply the discount on a normal till so def will have to on a self-service till.” “I’ve missed a few, then realised,”

A second person said, “Staff have to apply the discount at regular checkouts too,” and a third said, “Yes, that’s because they don’t change the barcode to reflect the discounted price.”

Others disagreed, including one user who referred to the situation as “disgusting,” and suggested that the grocer post signs warning shoppers about it.

Aldi told The Mirror that reductions on all tills needed human input from staff members working in-store, but that feedback on its self-checkouts, which it first deployed in 2019, was “overwhelmingly positive.”

A spokeswoman also advised anyone who think they have been overcharged to get in touch with the company’s customer service division.

In the future, however, make sure to stop a team member before paying!



There must be some points on which we can all agree when determining where to draw the line, despite the fact that perspectives on tipping and tipping culture may differ.

Since even robots are now asking for a little extra, it would be good if we could all agree that the person receiving the tip should be human and genuinely alive.

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One customer was shocked when, after using a self-service checkout, the machine asked her if she’d like to leave it a tip before she could go.

With the options starting at 15 percent and going up to 20 percent, she was already going to be some way up the scale in terms of how much to give.

It may not be a perfect system but people understand that leaving a tip is an important thing to do in certain situations because a person’s livelihood may very well rely on those tips.

We can all agree that leaving a tip that doesn’t even go to an actual person is unacceptable, even though it might be preferable to simply pay employees fairly and remove the requirement of tipping in favour of returning it as an added bonus for a job well done.

You’d think we were all on the same page about the self-service checkout not needing a tip, but I don’t want to offend it (just in case the robots rise up and kill us all).

Since it is a machine and cannot move, the extra cash from the tip would be useless to it.

Plenty joked that since the checkout was self service, it should be ‘offering you a discount for doing it yourself’, while another declared that they ‘don’t f**king get this’ as they wondered: “Who tf am I tipping, myself?”

A third ditched the jokes and said the shop could ‘shove this where the sun don’t shine’, though self service checkouts are quite large so that would be quite the arduous task.

While someone else said they could understand this if it was happening in a place where a person was providing a service like making food but the checkout itself was self service.

They said it ‘can be justified in some cases’ if the money is going to an actual person and it’s just done via the checkout but otherwise it wasn’t really defensible.

Aldi Launches New ‘Domino’s Inspired’ Delivery Service With Pizzas For Just £4

Within a few weeks, the grocer will begin offering its new Ultimate Takeaway queue to consumers.
Aldi has announced its first-ever pizza delivery service, so bid adieu to pricey takeaways.

If you reside in Manchester, Edinburgh or Cardiff, you should be on the lookout as the grocery giant will discontinue its ‘Ultimate Takeaway’ line on Tuesday, October 3.

Numerous pizzas from Dominos, such as The Meaty One, The Banger, and the Texas Style BBQ Chicken and Bacon, are included in the lineup.

Pre-ordering the new pizzas is already available for just £3.99 with free delivery for customers who can’t wait to test them out.

Additionally, the launch of the new service is timed to coincide with Fresher’s Week for many students in the UK.

As takeaway prices rise, Julie Ashfield, managing director of buying at Aldi UK, said: “We’re thrilled to be able to offer customers tasty pizzas at a fraction of the cost of pricey high-street businesses.
“People’s perceptions of supermarket pizza will undoubtedly shift as a result of the premium ingredients and competitive pricing of the Ultimate Takeaway range. To make matters even better, we’re overjoyed to be able to bring this food straight to clients’ doors and provide them the whole takeout experience.

The new menu includes:

  • The Meaty One (534g) – sizzling sausage and meatballs
  • The Banger – smoky and spicy hotdog
  • The Texas Style BBQ Chicken & Bacon – BBQ sauce base, chicken, and smoky bacon

This is definitely worth a try.

The full range can be purchased in Aldi stores and via Click and Collect from October 9.

Shopper’s Mind Blown After Realising What The Hook On Trollies Are For

When shoppers realised what the hook on trollies was for, their minds were blown.

There will always be people looking for methods to simplify their trips to the store.

Some people have been offering advice on using a trolley without a one-pound coin.

You can now carry one less item thanks to a trick disclosed by one shopping chain.

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Where to put one’s handbag and shopping bag is a common issue when going shopping.

Are you one of those people that throws their luggage in the bottom of the cart and bury it under everything else?

Or do you hold it in one hand while attempting to carry out all of your shopping?

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Woolworths Australia has posted a tip on TikTok that all customers should take advantage of.

The store explains in a quick video: “Woolworths trolley hack.

“On the back of every trolley, there is a courtesy hook so you can hang your hat or your reusable bags, so you don’t have to carry them around the store.”

So there you have it, a simple hook on the back of a shopping cart may be really useful.

It turns out that a lot of individuals were unaware of this as well, and they have expressed their shock on social media.

Someone commented: “I was pleased when I discovered that hook. And I do hang my shopping bags there. Very good spot to put them.”

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A second added: “I only just discovered that like only a month ago – and I’ve been using trolleys for years… who woulda known huh?”

However, some people have dismissed this new discovery, with one claiming that this was common knowledge as they commented: “I thought everyone knew that.”

Another person said: “Another utterly astounding ‘hack’. ‘I had NO IDEA OMG’ video on Facebook as, this time, some genius discovers that the bag hook on a shopping trolley is in actual fact a hook for hanging bags.

“Never mind New Year motivations, I could probably power myself through this entire year with the white hot rage I feel for folk discovering products’ intended uses several decades into their ridiculous lives.”

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