The budget supermarket chain has quietly launched a website where shopper can track Special Buys stock in stores across the nation.
The ingenious website was discovered by one shopper and shared to an Aldi fan page this afternoon.
“Letting you all know that Aldi have a new website just to check on the availability of special buys,” the shopper wrote linking out to the site.
New ‘Stock Check’ Aldi Special Buys tracker
‘Stock Check Aldi’ prompts the user to enter whatever buy they have a hankering for, followed by their postcode.
Once entered, the site will display a list of nearby stores and stock information, if any is available.
The catch is, you can’t check until 24 hours after the stock goes on sale, so no peeking ahead of time!
A quick squiz at the Special Buys $35 Smartwatch that went on sale Saturday, December 5 will give you details of which stores have stock left, though as you can see this is a tricky one to get your hands on at this stage.
Shoppers were delighted at the new find, sharing their enthusiasm on Facebook.
“Wow!” one marvelled. “Fantastic! thanks for the share, soo much easier to check stock now.”
The option now appears on Aldi’s website on the Special Buys page under ‘check available stock’, with the new feature likely a response to issues around stock levels and social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic.
During the peak of lockdown across the nation, the supermarket came under fire when their notoriously popular Special Buys sales saw people throw caution to the wind, abandoning social distancing rules in the hopes of securing an air fryer, or cast iron kitchenware.
Even before the pandemic, buys like the Caviar Cream dupe of high-end brand La Prairie regularly saw vicious scenes break out in stores as shopper tussled to get their hands on limited stock.
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