The run-up to getting the kids back to school is expensive but what if you could kit your child out with a whole uniform for less than £4? Well now you can thanks to Aldi!
It’s going to be an expensive September in the Skint household this year. My girls are my world (don’t get me wrong) but they are expensive!!
My eldest will be embarking to college this year and, although her education is still free, she needs special kit and uniform for her course (plus a new wardrobe if she could) – kerching!
Then comes the middle daughter; she moves into secondary school next academic year which means a whole new uniform (all branded) and sports kit to boot!
Finally, the baby of the family is all grown up and will be starting big school so there will be a new mini-sized uniform for her as well.
Now while my wallet is quietly screaming, we’ve already been on the lookout to pick up bargains, making sure we’ve getting stationary in the early sales months before and watching for special discount days and nearly new sales in the schools.
There is no way we can buy everything in the sales as it all sells out too quickly and some stuff does need to be bought new, so my eye is firmly turning to the retailers to find out how much money I’ll need to part with this year. *sobs*
However, what if you could get a whole uniform mega cheap? What if you could get a uniform for less than £4?!
Aldi Back to School
Discount supermarket Aldi has launched a back to school uniform package for less than a fiver.
You get two polo shirts, one jumper and either a skirt or trousers for just £4 when the launched but they have now reduced the set down to £3.69! A whole set is less than one skirt from another retailer!
Here’s how the Aldi school uniform stacks up against the other supermarkets
|Round Neck Sweater||94p|
|From £3.00||From £4.00||From £4.80||From £2.00|
|Plain Polo 2 Pack||£1.25||From £2.50||From £3.50||From £4.00||From £2.50|
|Trousers /Skirt||£1.50||From £3.00||From £5.00||From £6.40||From £3.00|
|% saved by shopping with Aldi||SAVE|
The uniform is available for children of primary school ages (from 4 to 11 years old) and is the same price no matter what the size. The uniform can be bought both online and in-store from Thursday 14th July.
The thing is, the uniform isn’t shoddy or cheap either. You think £4 and first thoughts turn to believing it’ll be poor material or badly made, but that’s just not the case.
Testing out the Aldi uniform
Chloe, my youngest who starts school in September, was invited to try out the new school range from Aldi and star in their promotional video (see below). It was a fantastic day and both Skint Mum and I had a cameo at the end.
To say she had a brilliant time is an understatement. From trying to eat a jar of Nutella (after smudging a lot of it down her jumper while baking) to covering her polo shirt in paint to running around playing chase, basketball and football, she loved her day at school.
What she didn’t realise as she was playing was that she was giving the uniform a good test drive. Could it withstand a no-holds-barred kid who didn’t care what they were wearing but still wanted to have fun? Yes.
Skint Mum and I were also impressed. We got a chance to take a look at the whole range and have to say it feels like any other uniform. In fact, we were given a t-shirt from M&S as a comparison and it was hard to tell them apart – apart from the huge difference in price tag!
The uniform is available while stocks last so if you want to grab a deal you need to move quickly.
You don’t just have to wait until they’re in store on 14 July as you can pre-order the Aldi Back to School uniform online from 7 July, giving you peace of mind of nabbing the deal, and getting uniforms sorted well in advance of September.
This is the first time Aldi have offered the range as a pre-order so I can imagine that they will be popular!
On top of the £4 uniform package, Aldi is selling other essentials for the back to school wardrobe including scuff-resistant shoes, socks and tights, PE kits, backpacks and other accessories.
Ricky Willis is the original Skint Dad. A money-making enthusiast, father, and husband to Naomi. He is always looking for unique ways to earn a little extra.