Last Updated on December 21, 2021
Most people enjoy receiving gift cards. They allow a recipient to buy exactly what they want, when they want it, with no concerns about getting the wrong thing. Gift cards can be used to purchase “wants” such as toys, entertainment, or technology, or they can be used to purchase practical “needs” such as food, clothing, or personal items. Gift cards are the ultimate customizable gift, as long as the recipient doesn’t misplace their gift cards or forget about them.
You can purchase gift cards from pretty much any store, supermarket, retailer, or restaurant these days. But what about Aldi? Does Aldi have gift cards?
Yes. Aldi does sell gift cards.
Where can I buy Aldi gift cards?
You’ll find gift cards in the checkout aisle at Aldi, near the mints and gum. You can simply grab one off the rack, hand it to the cashier, and tell them how much money you want to put on the card. Aldi’s website states you can load a gift card in $5 increments up to $100.
For customers in the United States, you will have to purchase Aldi gift cards in an Aldi store. Aldi US states they don’t sell gift cards online at this time. (It’s a different story if you’re an Aldi customer in the United Kingdom.)
The only exception to buying a gift card directly from a store in the U.S. is if you need a large number of gift cards for an organization or business. If you want gift cards to give to employees, for example, make your request by writing (via the United States Postal Service) to the address listed on Aldi’s website.
How do I check my Aldi gift card balance?
Click this link and fill in the boxes to see how much money is on your Aldi gift card. Aldi’s website states their gift card balance-checking feature is offered via Stored Value Solutions, a large provider of gift card processing and card management services.
You can also ask a cashier at your local Aldi store to look up your gift card balance.
Can I reload an Aldi gift card?
Yes, you can put additional money on an Aldi gift card after you’ve spent the initial funds. Be aware, though, that if it’s been more than 90 days since the card’s balance was used up, the card will be deactivated and you won’t be able to add more funds to it. Instead, you’ll need to buy another gift card from Aldi.
Are there any restrictions on the use of Aldi gift cards?
There are a few. The card is not redeemable for gift cards or cash, except in places required by law. It cannot be applied to previous purchases or returns. The card is not refundable, and the value on the card cannot be replaced if lost or stolen.
On the other hand, there is no expiration date on the card. Also, you can spend it on anything in the grocery store other than gift cards. That includes Regular Buys, Aldi Finds, Seasonal Favorites … and yes, even alcohol, if your store carries any.
Can I use Aldi gift cards for Instacart delivery or curbside pickup?
The card must be used in the store. That means you can’t use the Aldi gift cards for online purchases, like Instacart delivery or curbside pickup. (You can, however, purchase Instacart gift cards that are redeemable on Instacart either for delivery or curbside pickup.)
Does Aldi sell e-gift cards?
At the time of this post, the answer is no.
Does Aldi sell gift cards for other stores?
During most of the year, no. However, during the Christmas season, Aldi does sell gift cards to a number of other stores, including restaurants, big box stores, and other places. You can usually find them on an endcap near the checkout lanes, but location may vary from store to store.
You can purchase gift cards from Aldi. An Aldi gift card can be loaded with anything from $5 to $100, which makes it ideal for anyone, including family, friends, coworkers, teachers, or neighbors. The card can be used to purchase groceries, or it can go toward a fun or practical purchase from the middle aisle.
That sounds like the perfect gift to us.