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After a year hiatus, Aldi’s hugely popular Supermarket Sweep has returned and customers in Forfar are now being given the opportunity to ‘go wild in the aisles’ and raise as much money as possible for a local foodbank. 

One lucky shopper will be chosen to do a five-minute trolley dash in store and take home all the products they can grab in that time, with Aldi donating the cash value of the trolley to a local foodbank. Run in accordance with current COVID-19 safety guidelines, the shopper will also be given a list of three Scottish products they need to find. If successful, Aldi will double the cash donation to the foodbank, and the savvy shopper will get to pick a Specialbuy item of their choice*.  

One of the most enjoyable ways to get in your weekly shop, local residents can apply by filling out an online application form accessed via a QR code, which will be displayed in the Craig O’loch Road store from Monday 26th July to Sunday 1st August.   

Richard Holloway, Regional Managing Director for Scotland, said: “The Supermarket Sweep is a hugely popular event in the Aldi calendar, and we are thrilled to bring the competition back this year and offer one local Forfar resident the chance to win a shopping experience like no other.  

“We know how much foodbanks have struggled during the pandemic, and because we had to pause Supermarket Sweep last year, we thought we’d offer to double the cash donation if contestants can find certain Scottish products during their dash around the store.  From Elgin to Ayr and Inverness to Hawick, we hope to give as many people across Scotland as possible a chance to take part this year and raise as much money as we can for local foodbanks in the process.” 

The Supermarket Sweep will be run in line with current COVID-19 guidelines and all safety precautions, including social distancing, will be adhered to. Shoppers will be asked to nominate their chosen foodbank when applying to take part. Entrants must be over 18 years old to take part and alcohol products are not included in the sweep. Before the sweep, the winner will be given a shopping list of three products and if they are successfully found, they will get to select a Specialbuy item of their choice. Aldi will also double the value of their trolley and donate it to the chosen local foodbank.  

Entry for the competition is free and applications open from Monday 26th July to Sunday 1st August. One lucky shopper will be selected and invited to take part in the event at the Craig O’loch Road store before Sunday 15th August. Entrants must be available to take part in the sweep after 10pm on their chosen date.   

For more information, please contact the Aldi Scotland Press Office on:
T: 0131 557 5252 or