SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07: A general view of ALDI supermarket on December 7, 2020 in Southend on Sea, England. (Photo by John Keeble/Getty Images)

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This Aldi Cart 'Hack' Is Causing Problems
Aldi’s website states that shoppers are required to put in a quarter as a deposit when using shopping carts at the store. The brand explains, "This 25-cent deposit ultimately saves our customers money because we don't have to hire extra staff to collect grocery carts." However, many have tried to beat this rule to avoid paying.
According to Redditors, one way to avoid paying for the carts is by locking the carts differently at Aldi. A shopper explained, "Someone has locked the cart to itself rather than another cart. Makes it so you don't need a quarter, but also makes it frustrating for people who work there."
An employee remarked that this makes things very troublesome for them because the carts cannot be retrieved and they have to struggle with them. They said, "This is absolutely frustrating [...] we end up using those carts in the back and taking them off the sales floor, which is fine until we end up with 15 of them."