Getting the kids back to school is expensive, but what if you could outfit your child with a full uniform for £ 4.50? Well, thanks to Aldi this is now possible!
September is always considered an expensive season. And while I know this school year has a few more weeks to go to stay on top and keep costs under control, it’s best to start early.
In order to have more pennies in the pocket, the budget supermarket Aldi is bringing its range of school uniforms onto the market again this year.
Cheapest school uniform
Discounter Aldi sold an assortment of school uniforms for less than a fiver in 2019, and it will be the same price for 2021.
It has been confirmed that the Aldi Back to School Event will take place online from Monday 19 July and in stores from Thursday 22 July.
(In 2020, it was later in August as it was postponed due to delivery delays.)
As part of the uniform bundle, you get two packs of polo shirts, a sweater and either a pair of trousers or a skirt for just € 4.50.
A whole set is less than a skirt from another dealer!
In addition to the standard package for £ 4.50, Aldi sells other important items, including abrasion-resistant shoes, socks and tights, PE kits, backpacks and other accessories.
The school uniforms and accessories are part of Aldi Special Buys, so when they’re gone, they’re gone.
150 day satisfaction guarantee
As if the price wasn’t enough, the uniform comes with a 150-day satisfaction guarantee.
You need to keep your receipt as proof of purchase and it doesn’t matter if the uniform is faulty or not!
This is how the Aldi school uniform range from 2019 compares to the other supermarkets.
|Crew neck sweater||£ 1||from 3 €||from € 4.80||from 2 €|
|Pack of polo shirts||1.75 €||from € 2.50||from 4 €||from € 2.50|
|Pants or skirt||1.75 €||from 3 €||from € 6.40||from 3 €|
|TOTAL||€ 4.50||€ 8.50||€ 15.20||€ 7.50|
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The cheapest school uniform from Aldi is available for children of primary school age (from 4 to 11 years of age) and is available for the same price regardless of size.
The uniform can be purchased online from July 18, 2021 and in-store from July 22. (It sells out fast online though, so don’t get your hopes up!)
Usually there will be an online queuing system which means you may have to wait a while before accessing the sale. So set an alarm clock to get to the website early.
The thing is, the uniform isn’t shabby or cheap.
You think a whole set costs less than a fiver and your first thoughts revolve around believing it will be bad material or badly made, but that’s just not the case.
Test the Aldi uniform
Chloe, our youngest, was invited to try out the new school range from Aldi and to star in her ad (see below). It was a fantastic day and both Skint Mum and I had a cameo at the end.
To say she had a great time is an understatement. From trying to eat a jar of Nutella (after smearing a lot of it on her sweater while baking), to painting her polo shirt, to running around, playing basketball and soccer, she loved her day at school.
What she didn’t know was that she was putting the uniform on a good test drive while playing.
Could it stand up to an uncompromising kid who didn’t care what they were wearing but still wanted to have fun? Yes it could!
And how did it go on?
As a quick review of Aldi school uniform shows, her shoes fit great, but the shiny cover began to peel off after a few months after she scraped the fronts on the floor.
However, the polo t-shirts and skirts were impeccable and we couldn’t tell the difference between Aldi and M&S t-shirts – Apart from the big price difference!
We were allowed to take home the entire uniform for the day – which also meant taking home the T-shirt she had painted. When everything was dry, this amount of paint could unfortunately no longer be washed off 🙂
In 2016, the Aldi uniform cost £ 4 for a set. Although it’s up a bit, it’s still good value for money.
In 2018 it sold for £ 5 so it’s great that they can keep the price competitive now.
Really, if you’re looking for a bargain then cheap school uniform is one that you don’t want to miss.
Other ways to get a cheap school uniform
While you might think it’s nice to have things brand new, most school uniforms these days are so hard-wearing that buying them second-hand is a breeze.
They are easy to wash and are usually made from special fabrics that keep their color and a decent quality.
When you need to find a cheap school uniform, there are several options:
It is best to contact your school. They receive donated clothing that no longer fits, or they offer lost and found items for sale that have not been picked up. We managed to get new school dresses for just £ 1 each this year and they were like new.
From time to time, almost new sales are organized to sell unwanted children’s clothes and baby accessories. These days are very busy so go early to make sure you find the bargains.
While it doesn’t happen that often, keep an eye out at your local charity shops as people donate their old school uniforms.
Check your local Facebook sales page or Facebook marketplace to see if there are uniforms for sale.
They’re usually added not long after you leave school.
You can even make a request instead of waiting for the correct ad to come up.
eBay will have lots of uniforms too, but if you have a school of branded sweaters or ties, keeping them local is a win.
Scholarship for school uniform
Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to get a £ 150 grant from the government for school uniforms.
This grant helps with the cost of school uniform and sports equipment.
It all works differently depending on where you live, so you will need to check with your local council.
Depending on your eligibility, you can also apply for the GroceryAid School Clothing Scholarship.
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