What time does Aldi open today? Opening hours and online delivery advice

ALDI has 880 branches across the UK and you can also order some items online, including its popular Specialbuys.

Here's what you need to know about shopping at Aldi, including the supermarket's opening and closing times.

What time do Aldi branches open and close?

Aldi stores are typically open from 8am to 10pm on weekdays and Saturday

Sunday opening hours are likely to be shorter because of trading laws and Aldi is usually open between 11am and 5pm.

The store's busiest times are between 11am to 3pm, and the quietest times to shop are between 7pm and 10pm, though this can vary between branches.

Shoppers are encouraged to keep wearing a face mask in Aldi stores, except those who are exempt for medical reasons.

You will also be encouraged to keep your distance from others, even though social distancing has been scrapped.

You can find your nearest Aldi branch by using its store locator tool.

This will also tell you the exact opening times for your chosen store.

Don't forget that opening hours can also vary if it's a bank holiday.

Does Aldi have special opening hours?

Aldi launched special opening hours last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but these have since been axed, it confirmed to The Sun.

These were designed to help elderly and vulnerable shoppers get their grocery shop more safely.

Emergency service workers, including NHS, Police and Fire Service workers, could also take advantage of these priority hours along with social workers, first responders, St John's Ambulance staff and Age UK volunteers.

Now these priority hours have been ditched.

When is the best time to shop at Aldi?

Google has a very handy tracker which you can use to see Aldi's busiest and quietest times, on any day of the week.

If you search for “Aldi” using Google search, and then click on your nearest store, it will show chart of the store’s busiest times for each hour of the day it is opening.

It can also show you live information and whether it is busier than usual for that time of day.

Aldi has said their quietest times are usually in the evening, between 7pm and 10pm.

Is there a limit on Aldi items?

There are no longer any limits on items or restrictions on the amount you can purchase.

However, supermarkets and the government are urging shoppers not to panic buy as bare supermarket shelves have been spotted around the country recently.

This is due to a number of factors, but a crippling lorry driver crisis means not enough deliveries are being made to stores to meet demand.

The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) showed that up to eight million Brits were unable to buy essential food items between September 22 and October 3.

Can I order online shopping from Aldi?

You can't order groceries online from Aldi in the same way as other supermarkets.

In some locations you can use Deliveroo to order Aldi groceries for delivery to your door within as little as 30 minutes.

You will have to pay for delivery and how much that costs can depend on your location.

The delivery fee is around £4.50 and then there's a service fee of around 30p.

The price of items available on Deliveroo from Aldi can be more than you'll find in store.

For non-grocery items you can buy online directly from Aldi.

The range available for online purchases depends on availability and often includes Specialbuys.

Standard delivery is free for orders over £30 or costs £2.95 for orders under that amount.

For £3.95, you can get a next day delivery on any order placed before 7pm on Monday-Friday.

Does Aldi offer click and collect?

You can now order your groceries online and pick them up at Aldi stores using click and collect service.

Aldi's click and collect costs between £3.99 and £4.99.

There's no difference between prices in store.

Not all Aldi stores offer click and collect and you can check using this tool where your nearest Aldi offering the click and collect service is.

You just need to pick the store nearest to you and choose a time slot to pick up your shopping.

When you arrive, park up in a click and collect bay, reply to the text you received about your order and someone will bring your shopping to your car.

Elsewhere, a new supermarket shopping tool compares prices at stores like Aldi, B&M and Tesco to help shoppers find the cheapest groceries.

We test supermarket chicken nuggets including Aldi  and Tesco to see which ones are best.

Meanwhile, a Sun investigation revealed that Tesco shoppers with a clubcard can save up to 50% for the same goods.


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