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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 a picture sent to me by a reader 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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Comments (99)

  • Fenny says:

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

  • Mzungu says:

    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.

  • 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.