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3. Why You Have To Pay a Deposit to Use Aldi’s Carts

What Aldi Doesn't Want You To Know About Its Carts

If you are new to Aldi, you may be surprised to find you have to pay a small deposit, usually a quarter, to use Aldi’s cart. Although this may seem quite strange to some people, the practice is there for a reason.

The only way Aldi customers can get back their quarter is if they put their cart right back where they found it once they are done with the shopping. This way, Aldi doesn’t have to pay their staff to do it — which is already a bit shorthanded, admittedly.