Aldi Apple Pay
Other grocery stores have been quick to the chase when it comes to accepting contactless payments. Currently, other grocers that accept Apple Pay include Trader Joe’s. Food Lion, Giant Food, Whole Foods, Save Mart, Wegmans, Winn-Dixie, Shop n’ Save, BI-LO, and United Supermarkets.
Aldi announced it would be accepting Apple Pay in all 1,700 of its United States-based stores starting in September 2017. The announcement stated that shoppers would be able to pay for their items by tapping their phones to the payment terminal. This includes Samsung Pay, Google Wallet, Android Pay, and other contactless-enabled payment methods on your cell.
This has been part of Aldi’s push to grow its customer base. In 2017, the company also began offering more organic items and more fresh meats. Adding Apple Pay and other contactless payments to the available ways to pay, made Aldi comparable to other grocers in yet another way.
After announcing that the stores would accept Apple Pay, Aldi CEO Jason Hart had this to say: “We’re continually innovating to provide our customers a faster, more efficient shopping experience that saves them time and money. Shoppers love ALDI because we build and run stores they can shop quickly. Contactless payment makes shopping at ALDI that much faster and more convenient.”
How to Use Apple Pay at Aldi
Not familiar with how to use Apple Pay? Don’t worry! It’s safe, fast, and easy to use. If you want to use Apple Pay the next time you head to Aldi, check out this short how-to video:
Other Forms of Payment at Aldi
Because Apple and Android Pay are among the quickest ways to pay at the register, the budget-friendly grocer made this change to stay in line with its desire to remain a speedy, one-stop shop for all your grocery and household needs. So, since Aldi accepts Apple Pay, what other forms of payment are accepted?
According to the company’s website, in addition to Apple and Android Pay, Aldi accepts cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, most debit cards, and Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT). You can also use Aldi gift cards at any Aldi location. Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program benefits are not currently accepted at Aldi.
Coupons at Aldi
Another thing to keep in mind about paying at Aldi is that the store does not accept any manufacturer’s coupons. This is because, for the most part, you are buying Aldi-brand items that aren’t available elsewhere. However, even when they are selling a name brand product, you will not be able to use a coupon.
Every once in a while, Aldi will release a special when a new store opens. During this time, you may find an Aldi coupon that can be used for the grand opening. To find Aldi coupons, you’ll need to keep an eye out for them in your local newspaper.
Despite not being able to use coupons, Aldi has been able to help people save up to 40% on their grocery bill. If you’d like to learn more about Aldi, check out these helpful articles:
Have you shopped at Aldi? Now that they’ve started to accept faster forms of payment, will you consider trying it?
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