Australian shoppers can save more than $40 by buying eight Aldi cleaning products instead of similar items from rival supermarkets.
In an advertisement in the latest store catalogue, the German-owned retail giant compared the prices of its own-brand laundry, kitchen and bathroom cleaners to names like Vanish, Pine Cleen and Omo.
Eight items cost $27.52 at Aldi while similar products cost $67.70 in other stores, amounting to impressive savings of $40.18 – or 59 percent – every time you shop.
The comparison was based on prices available at 10 outlets from two major supermarket chains in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia on August 26, 2020, according to the fine print.
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In an advertisement in its latest store catalogue (pictured), the German-owned supermarket compared the prices of its own-brand cleaners to names like Vanish, Pine Cleen and Omo
Among Aldi’s bargain buys were the Force bathroom cleaner, disinfectant spray and mould killer as well as three Di San laundry products, which have gained cult status over the past year thanks to rave reviews on social media.
Rival brands featured include Vanish Oxi Action laundry powder, Exit Mould killer, Omo detergent and Canesten laundry rinse.
A discussions about Aldi’s own-brand items has been taking place in a Facebook cleaning group since Monday morning, when a woman asked members for their opinions on the price comparison.
Aldi Australia’s top 10 winners of the People’s Picks Awards 2020
The Life of the Party: Emporium Selection Brie or Camembert Cheese 200g – $4.49
The BBQ Boss: The Fishmonger Fresh Salmon Fillet 4pk – $11.99
The Couch Companion: Monarc Utopia Mini Variety Pack 12pk – $4.99
The MVP: Beautifully Butterfully Salted Butter 250g – $2.79
The Time Lord: Bakers Life Mini Wholegrain Wraps 8pk – $1.89
The Health Guru: Forresters Natural Almonds 750g – $9.99
The Daily Glow: Essential Health Paw Paw Ointment 25g – $2.79
The Early Bird: Bakers Life Croissants – $2.19
The Cleaning Whizz: Di San Oxy Action PreWash Stain Remover 500ml – $1.29
The Lunchbox Legend: Blackstone Vegetable Straws 110g – $2.29
Aldi’s top 10 products for 2020, including a $4.49 ‘heavenly’ cheese (pictured bottom row centre) and the $1.29 cleaning product that always sells out (bottom right)
‘How legitimate are these Aldi product swaps?’ she wrote.
‘I’m willing to try them for that saving, but wondering if they work equally well?’
Almost 300 comments reveal an online community in unanimous favour of the German supermarket’s discount range.
One woman replied: ‘Their dishwashing tablets are really good! And you can cut them in half for even more savings. They work just as well [as branded tablets].’
A second said she only uses Aldi cleaning products while a third said: ‘Not only do they work as well, in my opinion they are better.’