Does ALDI Have Gift Cards or Sell Gift Cards to Other Stores? Solved

Exterior of an ALDI grocery store

ALDI sells its own gift cards (worth up to $100) year-round.[1] However, it only sells gift cards to other stores during the holiday season.

Temporary third-party gift card displays typically begin appearing in stores in the first week or two of November and remain until the end of the holidays.[2]

If third-party gift cards are currently available, you’ll find them near the checkout lanes. Note that you can only buy gift cards in stores — not online or when using Instacart delivery or pickup.[3]

You can find both variable gift cards (e.g., $25 to $500) and fixed amounts of $25 or $50, depending on the brand.

There are no additional fees to purchase most gift cards at ALDI, but note that prepaid gift cards from American Express, Mastercard, and Visa have activation fees of up to $6.[4][5][6]

Because it isn’t possible to contact individual ALDI stores by phone, I visited several ALDI locations to confirm this information. For the same reason, you’ll need to visit the store to find out whether a certain gift card is in stock.[7]

Note that you can’t return gift cards to ALDI (as previously reported).

The List

In addition to being seasonal, the gift card selection at ALDI will vary depending on your location and the current stock. Gift cards commonly available at ALDI during the holiday season include:

Food & Drink

  • Applebee’s
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • Chili’s
  • Chipotle
  • Darden Restaurants (valid at Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Yard House, Bahama Breeze, and Seasons 52)
  • DoorDash
  • Dunkin’
  • Olive Garden
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Panera Bread
  • Red Lobster
  • Starbucks
  • Subway
  • Texas Roadhouse


  • AMC Theatres
  • Fandango
  • Hulu
  • PlayStation Plus (12-month membership)
  • Roblox
  • Steam
  • Xbox
  • Xbox Gold (12-month membership)


  • Amazon
  • American Eagle
  • Apple
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Best Buy
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Cabela’s
  • Disney
  • eBay
  • Fanatics
  • GameStop
  • Google Play
  • The Home Depot
  • Kohl’s
  • Lowe’s
  • Macy’s
  • Nike
  • Old Navy/Gap/Banana Republic
  • PetSmart
  • Sephora
  • Ulta Beauty


  • American Express
  • Mastercard
  • Visa


  • Shell
  • Uber

Gift Cards Not Sold at ALDI

The following popular gift card brands typically aren’t available at ALDI at any time:

  • Academy Sports + Outdoors
  • Burger King
  • Chick-fil-A
  • CVS
  • DICK’S Sporting Goods
  • Grubhub
  • H&M
  • Hobby Lobby
  • HomeGoods
  • IKEA
  • McDonald’s
  • Netflix
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Qdoba Mexican Eats
  • Marshalls
  • REI
  • Sonic Drive-In
  • Target
  • T.J. Maxx
  • Urban Outfitters
  • Victoria’s Secret
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart

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