Aldi is headquartered in Germany but has greatly expanded into the United States with approximately 1,900 stores in 36 states. The company expects to open 130 new stores in the United States in 2019.
The popularity and expansion of Aldi’s no frills discount grocery stores in the United States has created a lot of questions for customers. In this article, we will address what payment methods are accepted at stores, including if Aldi accepts EBT.
Does Aldi accept EBT? What are the payment methods of Aldi?
EBT is an acceptable form of payment at Aldi stores. Other forms of payment permitted are cash, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, most debit cards, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Link cards.
Does Aldi accept coupons?
Aldi does not accept coupons since the products the company offers are primarily exclusive to Aldi. In other words, you might find a Kraft cheese coupon in the Sunday paper, but you won’t be able to use it at Aldi since they carry their own brand of cheese.
Does Aldi accept/sell gift cards?
Aldi gift cards can be purchased in stores. They are in the amount of $5 to $100. The gift cards, of course, can be used as a form of payment for items in the store. The gift cards can be reload as long as the balance does not remain at zero for over 30 days.
Why is Aldi so inexpensive?
If you are on a budget, Aldi is one of the best places to shop. They keep prices low by providing a majority of non-name brand products. You aren’t going to find a seemingly endless supply of snack foods, for example, like you would at Walmart. Rather you will find few favorite non-name brand products with maybe a name brand thrown in here or there.
Since the product selection is small, the time to restock is much quicker. In fact, products are stacked in their bulk packaging boxes in a clean but efficient manner. Aldi is not going to win an award for beauty but they may for value. Energy efficient lighting, no bags at check out, and minimal staff are other reasons why cost remain low.