When Aldi's Special Buys are announced weekly, people are often forced to visit multiple stores to find the item they're looking for due to customer demand – but one Aussie mum has revealed her secret hack for getting around this.
Taking to a Facebook group, a user shared her secret tip to always find the Special Buy she's after.
She wrote, "Not sure if any of you know, but if you message Aldi on Facebook and type 'Get Started' it'll bring up a few weeks of special buy catalogue dates. Just click what you want and type your post code it'll see if any stores within 20km have stock!"
The woman continued: "Managed to get some goodies I couldn't find a few weeks back!"
Other Aldi shoppers commented on the post saying they had "no idea". One user said, "Love it, I checked with this function and got something I wanted today."
Another added: "That’s a great idea, I used it and went to the store where stock was available."
It may not be a widely known feature, but Aldi advertises the Facebook chat bot option on their website under "Check Stock Availability".
The website reads, "We want to save you time. That’s why we’ve created a chatbot that checks Special Buys stock availability.
"To get started, open a chat with ALDI Australia on Facebook. Choose an On Sale date from the past 6 weeks, the theme, your desired product and provide your postcode. We’ll let you know if an ALDI store within 20km of your location had any stock as of the night before."
They also share a handy video on the page:
Surprise Aldi product selling out
It comes after Aldi revealed their coffee brand Lazzio was in unprecedented demand with shoppers stocking up on the necessity as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
The supplier is a local one, Victorian coffee brand Black Bag Roasters, who come under Aussie company the Nomad Coffee Group, a business who claims they were saved by the spike in Aldi sales, as cafes and restaurants also stocking their coffee were forced to shut up shop.
The beans won Gold at the world’s largest coffee roaster’s event back in 2018, and were a clear winner for workers stuck making their own coffees at home.
CEO of the Aussie group Craig Dickson has revealed that the company’s sales from Aldi jumped more than 50% during the lockdown period, a life-saver after they initially feared major losses from the pandemic.
Mr Dickson admitted that had it not been for the booming Aldi business the company would have had to consider standing down some permanent staff after letting casuals go.
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