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Aldi Delivery: How It Works and How to Order Using Instacart

Aldi offers great prices on all your grocery needs, and now it is easier than ever to shop at Aldi online. Aldi has teamed up with Instacart so you can get your groceries delivered in just a couple of hours.

Aldi delivery can be ordered through Instacart. The order minimum is $10, and Aldi delivery costs $3.99 for orders over $35. Delivery cost is higher for orders under $35 or one-hour deliveries. Instacart Express members get free delivery for orders over $35. Tipping Aldi delivery is optional, but 15-20% is recommended.

If Aldi delivery through Instacart sounds interesting to you, keep reading to find out how you can make your shopping experience as efficient and affordable as possible.

How Does Aldi Delivery Work?

Aldi delivery orders are placed and fulfilled through the Instacart app or the website. An Instacart shopper will accept your order and purchase all items in the store. Then, the shopper will deliver the groceries to your door. Instacart makes it easy to communicate with your shopper for any changes to the order.

Aldi delivery through Instacart offers contactless delivery. With contactless delivery, the shopper will take a picture of your groceries at your door, and you will be notified that your groceries have arrived.

The minimum order for Aldi delivery is $10. The Aldi Instacart checkout section of the app will alert you if you have not yet reached this minimum.

This $10 minimum includes only the subtotal of your grocery items, and it does not include the additional delivery fees and tips associated with your order.

Once you have placed your Aldi delivery order, you can change any items through Instacart.

You will be notified when an Instacart shopper begins shopping for your order, and at that point, you can message them about any item changes or replacements. You can request changes up until the shopper goes to checkout.

Sometimes the Aldi store does not have the item you ordered in stock. When this occurs, the Instacart shopper can replace the item with an alternative that you pre-selected, or they will contact you via the app to determine the best replacement.

Instacart also allows shoppers to refund items if there are no adequate replacements.

If you receive an unacceptable item from your Aldi Instacart delivery, you can request a refund.

All Aldi refunds for delivery orders are handled through the Instacart app. You must request a refund within a week of the delivery.

You can also return food items delivered to you by going directly to the Aldi store. According to Aldi’s ‘Twice as Nice Guarantee,’ you can return items that do not meet your quality standards, and Aldi will both replace the product and refund your money.

Keep in mind that you must provide your digital Instacart receipt to return items at Aldi stores. To report a problem with your Aldi delivery order, you can contact Instacart Customer Service at 1-888-246-7822.

How to Order From Aldi Online

To order groceries from Aldi online, you will place your order through the Instacart app or the website. First, you need to set up an Instacart account. Then, you can choose the items you want using the Instacart app and complete checkout. If you shop through the Aldi app, it will take you to the Aldi storefront on Instacart’s website.

Here is the step-by-step process on how to order from Aldi online using the Instacart app:

1. First, log in or sign up for an Instacart account.

2. Select Aldi as your store, and you will be taken to Aldi’s main page on the Instacart app.

3. Shop for products by searching or browsing the various categories on the app.

4. Once you finish adding items to your cart, open the cart to review your order. Here you will see your subtotal and expected time of your delivery.

5. Go to the Checkout. Fill out delivery and payment information and submit the order. Soon, an Instacart shopper will accept the order, and the groceries will be delivered to your door.

How Much Does Aldi Delivery Cost?

Aldi delivery costs $3.99 if your order subtotal is $35 or more. If your order is under $35 or a one-hour delivery, the delivery cost will be higher. You can also purchase an Instacart Express membership to get free delivery from Aldi on all orders over $35.

You may notice that some prices seen on Aldi’s Instacart storefront are higher than those seen in-store. These online prices are slightly higher to cover the cost of personal shopping by Instacart employees.

All delivery fees are determined by Instacart. For more information, you can visit Instacart’s Help Center to learn how Aldi delivery cost is calculated.

You can get free delivery from Aldi by purchasing the Instacart Express membership. With the membership, all orders with a subtotal of $35 or more will be delivered for free.

You can sign up for a 30-day free trial of the Instacart Express membership. After that, it costs $99 per year.

The Instacart Express membership also saves you an average of $7 on each order. Additionally, you will have lower service fees than regular Instacart users without a membership.

How Long Does Aldi Delivery Take?

Aldi Delivery can take as little as one hour. You can also schedule the time of your delivery when you order through Instacart up to seven days out. Most Aldi stores are open from 9 am-8 pm, so you can schedule your delivery from 10 am-9 pm. Schedule your order a few days in advance to ensure it is delivered on time.

You will pay a higher delivery fee if you want your Aldi order delivered within an hour. This extra fee will ensure that an Instacart shopper accepts your order so it can be delivered on time.

Aldi deliveries ordered more than an hour in advance will be scheduled for a two-hour window that you can select.

You can choose a delivery day up to a week in advance. However, make sure you choose a delivery time when you will be home to prevent groceries from being left outside for too long.

Does Aldi Accept Coupons?

Aldi does not accept coupons, including manufacturer’s coupons, for in-store or online orders. If you order Aldi delivery, you can use Instacart promo codes to get a discount on your order. All Instacart users have access to the Give $10, Get $10 program to earn Instacart funds in return for successful referrals.

Aldi prides itself on always offering affordable products without coupons. If you find coupons for Aldi online, they will not be accepted with any purchase.

If you want to save money on your order, look for deals on Instacart. In addition to the Give $10, Get $10 program, you can also get free delivery for your first order.

Check out our article on how to save money with Instacart orders!

Does Aldi Take EBT for Delivery?

Aldi takes EBT for delivery from most stores. Simply add your EBT card information under the “Payment Methods” section of the Instacart app or website. Then, you will indicate how much of your benefits can be applied to your order. These funds will be used on any EBT-eligible items in your cart.

You will need to enter your zip code to determine if you live near an Aldi that accepts EBT for online orders.

If your local Aldi store qualifies, you will be able to apply your EBT benefits to the order total.

Additional fees will be charged to a different payment method that you will need to enter. These fees include tips, delivery fees, and taxes.

Do You Tip Aldi Delivery?

We recommend that you tip Aldi delivery drivers at least 15-20% of your order total. Aldi delivery uses Instacart, and Instacart shoppers keep 100% of their tips. You will have the option to tip through the Instacart app before or after your delivery, but tipping before may help you receive your order faster.

Tips are optional for Aldi delivery. However, when you check out on the Instacart app or website, you will see that a 5% tip is automatically added to your order. Instacart makes it easy to change the tip amount at checkout.

You also have 24 hours after receiving your Aldi delivery to adjust the tip amount. You can increase or decrease the tip after you rate your Instacart order.

Adding a tip to your order right when you place it can increase the chance of an Instacart shopper accepting your order right away.

This is because Instacart shoppers can see the tips they will receive with each order before accepting it. However, your order will be delivered regardless of how you choose to tip.


Aldi and Instacart have teamed up to bring Aldi grocery deliveries right to your door. With many Instacart promos, including a free month of the Instacart Express membership, you can have groceries delivered at an affordable price. So sign up for Instacart if you haven’t already so you can get your grocery shopping done in a breeze!

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About the Author

Alex Burgess is a registered dietitian and content creator with over two years of experience. She loves sharing nutrition information and has a passion for studying gut health.

During her free time, she enjoys hiking with friends, cooking a new recipe for her family, or watching her dog frolic at the dog park.

November 10, 2022