ALDI customers have taken to social media to discuss a little-known checkout rule that many may not be aware of.
Sharing on a popular Facebook group, it was revealed that ALDI shoppers cannot split payment for their groceries using two separate credit or debit cards.
“The ALDI POS (Point of Sale) system literally does NOT have the option to pay via two cards,” said one shopper.
“For example, if operator says total is $100 and you say, “Can I put $40 on this card and $60 on this card please?’ The answer is NO!”
7NEWS.com.au understands that while the supermarket gives customers the option to split payment with cash and one card or a gift card and one card, it cannot process payment with two cards.
But seasoned ALDI shoppers and staff said there was an easy way around the rule.
“Just ask the cashier to stop scanning at a certain amount pay for it them continue with the rest of your products,” a former employee said on the ALDI Mums Facebook page.
“I worked there for 13 years and that is what I did if a customer wanted to use two cards.”
Added another: “ALDI has never done split payment over two cards.
“If you want to use two cards, spilt your shopping into two transactions and tell the cashier to do up to a certain amount pay for it with one card. Then next transaction on other card.”
Said a third: “Put two orders on the conveyor belt. I do it all the time at ALDI. I shop for me and my elderly neighbour.”
While some found the policy frustrating, others welcomed the news.
“It’s also about speed, getting your shop in the trolley quick,” said another.
“People are waiting and don’t want to wait for someone (messing) around forever. Go to Coles or Woolworths if you want to mess about and hold others up.
“ALDI has always been fast checkout.”