Food & Wine
Unbelievable deal: ALDI shopper scores lamb roast for under $1
An ALDI customer has shared how she bought a lamb roast for just 83c and the unexpected reason why.
Posting the story on the ALDI Mums Facebook page, Monique said she was excited to pick up the dinner favourite at her local ALDI.
The half leg of lamb was still four weeks out from its ‘best before’ date, so it wasn’t reduced because it was close to expiring.
Upon closer inspection, the ALDI label shows that it had been incorrectly weighted at 68g.
Seasoned ALDI shoppers estimate that a similar leg would weigh anywhere from 1.5kg to 2kg, with the error pricing it at well under 100g.
“I was so excited about my bargain find today I knew you mums would appreciate it!” Monique wrote on the page.
“I paid a whole 83c for this lamb roast today as it was marked and weighed wrong!”
Monique said she even checked if the price was right with the checkout worker.
“I was like so this is marked 83c, does that mean I get it for 83c? He went and spoke to his manager and they were like ‘Yeah we can’t charge you any more for it’.”
Since it even scanned at 83c, Monique said, “I was like, ‘Yes! Get in my basket!’”
Fellow shoppers were amazed by her good luck.
“Lucky you, enjoy! Just about need a bank loan to buy any cuts of lamb these days!” one said.