Does ALDI in the UK now take American Express?

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It looks like ALDI is starting to target American Express cardholders.  There have been rumours about the discount supermarket starting to accept Amex but as we couldn’t find anything online, I got on the tube.

As the picture above shows ALDI is promoting contactless payment with Amex but the Amex icon has been covered with black ink for now …..

Does ALDI now take Amex?

The cashier told me that Amex should be accepted from February, but she couldn’t confirm a date.  (I had to use my Mastercard to pay for the German bratwurst).  Others have been told that 1st February is the launch.

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  1. charlesrhona says:

    Amex website advises that Aldi now accept Amex Cards.

  2. Aldi takes AmEx in Germany for more than a year now. AmEx promoted this new customer with 5 x 500 MR if you spent more than 20 EUR with them in Germany. Hope for all of you in the UK, that they have similar offers in the UK

  3. Jason Hindle says:

    I hope the Aldi news is true, but Googling for it reveals nothing, and the Amex UK web site isn’t terribly usable. Aldi is one of the few remaining places I go that don’t take Amex.

  4. Great news about Aldi and Amex. I can now earn Virgin miles on all my shopping.

  5. I hope Lidl follow suit – we have 2 Lidl stores nearby, but the nearest Aldi is much further. It’s also relatively new (about 1 year) and there are no others for miles.

  6. Mathieu McGuire says:

    Check your Amex accounts – I just got an offer for £5 off £10 spend, and you have until April to use it.

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