The best Aldi Specialbuys to have on your radar this week

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From a waterproof speaker to inflatable hot tub, welcome to the budget buys you never knew you needed (The Independent)
From a waterproof speaker to inflatable hot tub, welcome to the budget buys you never knew you needed (The Independent)

If you’ve ever shopped at Aldi, it’s likely that you’ll be familiar with its middle aisle, which has earned the budget supermarket a cult following in recent years.

Home to what Aldi calls its “Specialbuys”, it’s filled with practically everything you could ever need, from cordless vacuum cleaners to silk pillowcases, fancy pet beds and even barbecues.

Delivering an exciting mix of great-value products that cover a wide range of activities and hobbies, such as sports, camping, DIY, beauty and much, much more, the bargain buys are available to purchase in Aldi stores.

But, if you fancy skipping the queues and being first in line, you can also shop many of these deals online through the supermarket’s website too. By shopping online, you get to check out which products are up for grabs before they land in stores – which usually happens every Thursday and Sunday – and order them up to a week in advance.

Last week the retailer introduced us to plenty of camping gear bits (FYI, a lot of it still up for grabs if you’re prepping for your next summer festival) but, moving onto this week, it has upped its garden gadget game – namely, by dropping sell-out inflatable hot tub (£399.99, Aldi.co.uk).

For those feeling the post Glastonbury blues today you’ll also find a waterproof pool speaker (£24.99, Aldi.co.uk) and a ceramic egg barbeque (£399.99, Aldi.co.uk). There’s even a patio heater that doubles up as a light and speaker for your next garden hangout (£119.99, Aldi.co.uk).

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But, if you want to get your hands on something, you’re going to have to act quick, because once these Specialbuys sell out, they are gone.

Aldi Specialbuys FAQS

What days are Aldi special buys?

The budget supermarket launches new Specialbuys every week on Thursday and Sunday morning.

What time do Aldi special buys go online?

The time that these items become available to purchase online depends on which day they are launching. Aldi Specialbuys launching on Thursdays can be bought at 8am, while Sunday’s deals are available from 10am.

What happens to unsold Aldi specials?

If in the rare instance that some items are leftover, they will remain on sale until they are sold out. There is also a chance that some Specialbuys could be discounted every four to six weeks, depending on how much stock is remaining.

How does Aldi’s special buys work?

Aldi’s special deals are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, so shoppers need to be one of the first online, or through store doors, to ensure they get their

hands on their item of choice. You can either buy direct from your local store the day they go on sale, or order from the online shop.

The supermarket delivers an exciting mix of top-quality, great-value products that cover a wide range of activities and hobbies, such as sports, camping, DIY, beauty and much more.

Can you pre-order Aldi special buys?

Yes. Shoppers can place an online order for any Specialbuy items up to a week in advance. However, the products will not be dispatched until the launch date.

Does Aldi repeat special buys?

Due to increasing popularity, many of the supermarket’s deals sell out within a matter of minutes. But, fear not, because you could get another chance to snap one up if you miss out. While some of Aldi’s Specialbuys are limited-run and only launch at a specific time of year, some are brought back owing to popular demand, such as its famous Gardenline egg chair, which has sold out every time it has been relaunched.

To help you decide which products to add to your shopping basket, we’ve rounded up our picks from Aldi’s latest arrivals.

Intex inflatable 4 person hot tub: £399.99, Aldi.co.uk

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Fancy a spa-like experience at home this summer? Let us re-introduce you to Intex’s sell-out inflatable hot tub. Boasting room for four adults inside, the blow-up gadget holds 135 air jets to produce heated bubbles and four headrests so you can wind down on the weekends (or wow guests at your next garden party). It should be easy to look after too thanks to the thermal ground cloth and lockable cover.

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Gardenline kamado ceramic egg BBQ: £399.99, Aldi.co.uk

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Whether you’re baking, smoking or trying your hand at slow cooking you might want to consider this Japanese-inspired flame thrower for your alfresco arsenal. Owing to its rounded shape, hot air circulates inside for even cooking, while there’s a handy temperature gauge, grill elevator and two bamboo side shelves if you’re feeding a small army and need extra space.

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MusicMan pool speaker: £24.99, Aldi.co.uk

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A waterproof pool speaker – this really is the summertime gadget we never knew we needed. To avoid waterlogging your usual boombox while relaxing in the hot tub (lucky you) the waterproof gadget offers a Bluetooth range of 15m to 25m and will float in the water while soundtracking your summer soirée with ease. And for less than £30 it’s, well, music to our ears.

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Kirkton House lemon melamine serveware: £20.97, Aldi.co.uk

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Ideal for alfresco feasting given the material’s durabilty, melamine picnicware is a summer essential for outdoor dining. While we can’t attest to its top tier durability here, we can say these lemon adorned designs are completely charming. Brightening up your picnic with a salad bowl, jug and two serving trays to boot they’re also microwave and dishwasher safe too.

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Gardenline patio heater with bluetooth speaker: £119.99, Aldi.co.uk

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(Aldi)

Let there be light (and heat and tunes) at your next garden get together with Aldi’s nifty three-in-one gadget. Kitted out with a warm white LED light, infrared heater and Bluetooth speaker it should be ideal once the evening chill sets in. Reaching 1.8m long the cable allows you to set it up close to your seating area, while the sleek and slim design should slot into any patio set-up.

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Ferrex electric tiller: £74.99, Aldi.co.uk

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A helping hand for green fingers, this ergonomic tiller is on hand for prepping flower beds, veggie patches and narrower areas, with a cord measuring 10m for reaching the furthest patches of your garden. Touted as both lightweight and a breeze to scoot around the garden, the 230V gadget features a safety switch for added peace of mind.

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Last weeks’ additions are still available to buy online too:

Adventuridge portable hammock with stand: £44.99, Aldi.co.uk

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Whether you’re glamping or catching rays in the garden, Aldi has elevated our summertime hangouts with what looks like the ultimate lounging accessory. It’s kitted out with a drinks holder for icey pink G&Ts, pocket for stashing snacks and magazines and even a pillow for catching some shut-eye on balmy weekends. And as if that wasn’t enough there’s also storage space for sunglasses, suncream and other lounging essentials underneath, too.

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Status 8in retro clock fan: £29.99, Aldi.co.uk

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(Aldi)

After the heat last week it is now officially fan weather, and this cool device is less than £30. Boasting two different speeds and a helpful carry handle to create a more portable option, the cool, boxy design is unmistakably retro.

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Gardenline triangle sun shade: £19.99, Aldi.co.uk

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(Aldi)

When a parasol just won’t cut it a sprawling sun shade can be tempting, and this one from Aldi is one of the cheapest we’ve seen – quelle surprise. Carrying you from season to season it’s not only water repellent for drizzly days, but holds UV protection from the sun’s rays.

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Gardenline steel fire pit 60cm: £44.99, Aldi.co.uk

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(Aldi)

No stranger to stylish fire pits on a budget, Aldi is treating us to this three legged design which has been crafted using steel for an industial finish. Fill your next alfresco get-together with a cozy glow and inject your outdoor space with a little rustic charm.

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Plum junior 4.5ft trampoline: £64.99, Aldi.co.uk

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(Aldi)

With the long summer holidays fast approaching, this trampoline is guarunteed to provide hours of fun for littler jumpers. Designed for younger children owing to its smaller size, it’s said to be durable with a heavy duty jumping mat and for safety, thick padding covering the springs.

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Aldi large hanging egg chair with cover: £299.99, Aldi.co.uk

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(Aldi)

Landing a spot in our review of the best hanging egg chairs, our tester praised Aldi’s original, smaller chair, noting how it “looks and feels much more expensive than it is”. Here we have the cult favorite oeuf’s larger cousin with the classic rattan effect and lush looking cushion for two people to perch. While it’s more expensive than the original it may well be worth it if you’re planning to spend more time in the garden this summer.

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