Aldi announces return of middle aisles in lead up to Christmas


With Christmas fast approaching, and public health restrictions easing from next week onwards, Aldi have announced a return of their middle aisle 'Special Buys'.


Aldi has announced today that Specialbuys will return to the middle aisle of all 145 stores nationwide from Tuesday, 1stDecember.


Aldi has extended product lines and customers will now be able to pick up Specialbuys three times a week for the first time ever.


Leading up to the festive season, new items will be added every Tuesday, as well as the usual Thursday and Sunday drops in stores. Whats more, Aldi has extended opening hours nationwide from December 18th.


John Curtin, Group Buying Director at Aldi Ireland spoke about the reopening, saying: We know that the return of Specialbuys will come as welcome news to our loyal customers throughout Ireland.


"Our hard-working staff will make sure that the shelves are fully stocked with all of the items you know and love to see in Aldi, as well as some new surprises over the festive season. So whether its a stocking filler, a kitchen gadget, a book or even a Christmas jumper for your dog, youll have plenty of time to pick these up before the big day on the 25thDecember!


Aldi postponed the sale of all non-essential product Specialbuy promotions in October following the introduction of Level 5 COVID-19 restrictions.



Aldi has been fully supportive of the Governments actions to combat COVID-19, and has been at the forefront of the retail response to the pandemic, keeping supply chains open and food supplies moving throughout.


Some dates for your diary:




  • Tuesday, 1stDecember:Kick off with Christmas Lights & Decorations, Plants and Childrens Toys.


  • Thursday, 3rdDecember:Treat your furry friends! This date will see Santa Paws gifts for Pets, Tech Gifting and Books to Cherish.


  • Sunday, 6thDecember:The return of Kevin! Kevin the Carrot Merchandise will be on sale, as well as Gifts for Beauty Lovers, Party Gifts and Gifts for Women.


  • Tuesday, 8thDecember:Treat the nostalgic person in your life with some 90s Christmas Gifts, and stock up on Christmas Jumpers and Pyjamas for the festive season!


  • Thursday, 10thDecember:Stocking Fillers and Secret Santa Gifts, Festive Home Decorations and the long awaited Novelty Christmas Bedlinen are on sale.


  • Sunday, 13thDecember:Entertain the Family with Classic Board Games


  • Tuesday, 15thDecember:There is plenty of options to choose from or choose them all withGifts for Kitchen Lovers, Gifts for Men and Warm Winter Gifts


  • Thursday, 17thDecember:Get cosy and wrap up with Stylish Sleepwear and bedding, and deck out your car with Winter Weather Prep products!


For popular Specialbuy dates, and to ensure everyone gets a chance to get hold of these great value offers, a ticketing system will be in place at each store and a dedicated store marshal will manage customers queuing.