Does Aldi Take Apple Pay?

Last Updated on 08/27/2020 by GS Staff

Yes, Aldi accepts Apple Pay. This payment method has been allowed at Aldi since September 2017 when the company launched it at all of its stores. In addition to Apple Pay, they began accepting Android Pay at this time as well.

Considering Aldi places a heavy focus on efficiency, it makes sense that the company implemented this technology relatively early in comparison to other stores. We suspect the company and many customers are thankful for Aldi’s contactless payment options given the COVID-19 situation.

All Accepted Payment Methods

In addition to Apple and Google Pay, Aldi accepts the following payment methods:

  • Cash
  • Most Debit Cards (cash back permitted on qualifying cards)
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • American Express
  • Electronic Benefits Transfer or EBT
  • Snap
  • Link cards

Aldi does not accept WIC or checks.

The company sells gift cards ranging from $5 to $100 that can also be used for payment. The gift cards can be reloaded if needed and are available at Aldi stores (not online).

Does Aldi Accept Coupons?

Almost all products at Aldi are exclusive to the company. This means that the coupons you might find in something like the Sunday newspaper will not pertain to most of Aldi’s products. That being said, Aldi does not accept manufacturer’s coupons for name brand products that are not exclusive to Aldi. The company works hard to keep prices low so there is no need to deal with the hassle of coupons.

Additionally, we imagine the company’s focus on efficiency played a major part in the decision not to accept manufacturer’s coupons. If you’ve been grocery shopping long enough, you know how coupons can greatly slow down the checkout process.     

The company does have regional promotions and coupons from time to time that are typically mailed or in newspapers. For example, several months ago we received a coupon for $5 off our total bill if we spent a certain amount at a specific Aldi store near us. Given the already low prices at Aldi, these promotions and coupons are certainly worth taking advantage of when they become available.

Final Thoughts

You should be able to go into any Aldi in the United States with the confidence that Apple Pay is accepted. Unlike the much younger Aldi that didn’t even accept credit cards, the company has since made great improvements in enhancing their payment methods. Undoubtedly, most people will no trouble finding a convenient payment option when they pay for their groceries at Aldi.

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