Aldi stops selling famous specialbuys in stores due to coronavirus – The Sun

ALDI shoppers will no longer be able to snap up all of its famous Specialbuys in the middle aisle of stores.

The discounter has put a note on its website to explain that due to the coronavirus outbreak shoppers won't be able to get their hands on all of its special buys in shops.

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Instead, it's encouraging shoppers to find the full range on its website.

Aldi had been due to launch its popular Baby and Toddler event on Monday April 13.

But a statement on its Baby and Toddler event web page now reads: "Unfortunately, you won’t find many of our Baby & Toddler Specialbuys in store on Monday April 13 as planned.

"However, you can still shop the full range below and have them delivered straight to your door."


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A similar post on Aldi's main Specialbuys homepage states: "You may have noticed that not all our advertised Specialbuys have been available to purchase in store due to current events.

"We're pleased to be able to tell you that many of these are still available to purchase online, while stocks last."

The Sun has contacted Aldi for more information and we'll update this story as soon as we know more.

Aldi's popular "middle aisle" usually launches a host of Specialbuys every Thursday morning at 8am, and every Sunday morning at 10am.

They're sold on a first-come, first-served basis so you'll need to be one of the first through the doors to grab a bargain.

If anything does get leftover, there's a chance certain Specialbuys will be discounted every four to six weeks depending on store size and stock remaining.

But you can also snap them up online to save a trip to the shop – remember, you're only allowed to go outside for food, health reasons or work and you must stay 2metres (6ft) away from other people at all times.

What items is Aldi limiting?

DUE to coronavirus panic buying Aldi has limits on the following products:

Four item limit

  • Antibacterial wipes
  • Beans
  • Bleach
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Hand wash and soap
  • Part baked bread
  • Pasta
  • Sausages
  • Shower gel
  • Toilet tissue, kitchen towel, and tissues

Two item limit 

  • Antibacterial hand gel
  • Baby formula
  • UHT milk

If you do buy online, bear in mind delivery is only free on orders over £20.

Orders under £20 cost £2.95 for standard delivery or CollectPlus, or £6.95 for large items.

Aldi's delivery service is also currently delayed due to "unprecedented demand", which has seen it extend its delivery time frame to three to ten working days.

It's also temporarily ditched its next day and named day delivery service.

You can continue to return items as normal.

If you're planning a trip to Aldi this weekend, check out its Easter opening times and bear in mind its opening times for NHS staff.

Aldi has also limited the number of shoppers per trolley to one.

The good news is the supermarket has removed its four item limit on most products.

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