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Aldi grocery store goof gives customers $10 coupon off $40 purchase

6:03 PM, Nov 14, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) An Aldi grocery store goof could save you $10 on your next $40 purchase if you can find it, print it, and redeem it by close of business Thursday.

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The best image we could find for printing is at http://www.creativecouponing.com/aldi-10-off-40-coupon-good-in-all-states/

"I used mine with no problems," blogged couponer Karen on creativecouponing.com. "I also had one person tell me that they are suppose to accept it even if you show it to them on your phone...though bring in a printed copy just in case."

The coupon originally stated it was only good in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma according to the website couponinsthenews.com.

Enterprising couponers noted the url's name was "coupon_4.jpg," prompting a search for others, like 1.jpg, 2.jpg, 3.jpg.

"Jackpot - coupon_2.jpg turned out to be the exact same coupon, with one key difference: it was "redeemable at all ALDI locations," reported couponsinthenews.com. "The coupon was apparently a "hidden" file, that shoppers were not meant to discover. Only the state-specific coupon that was part of the promotion was meant to be valid."

Aldi removed quickly removed both versions of the coupon, but when customers complained, Aldi agreed to honor them for those who had already downloaded them, but you may still be able to use it too.

Many coupon sites have still copies of the coupon posted and the response WUSA9 received from Aldi suggests stores will be accepting those too although an spokeswoman didn't directly answer the question.

"ALDI will be honoring all coupons until tomorrow, Friday, November 15," said Aldi spokeswoman Hannah Dewey. "We are unable to provide a quote beyond what was shared in the statement."

The best image we could find for printing is at http://www.creativecouponing.com/aldi-10-off-40-coupon-good-in-all-states/

 Here's Aldi's official statement:

At ALDI, we are committed to providing shoppers with the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices every single day. We understand the confusion that some customers experienced with the recent digital coupon featuring $10 off a $40 purchase at our stores. The coupon was available for download for a limited time and it can be used through November 15 in all ALDI locations.

Washington area Aldi locations include the District, Hyattsville, Langley Park, Oxon Hill and Cheverly.

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