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Aldi accepting credit cards as of March 1

Posted March 1, 2016 11:16 a.m. EST

Starting March 1, 2016, ALDI is accepting credit cards at all of its stores!

They will take Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Previously, Aldi only accepted cash and debit cards. This change was based on feedback from customers and according to Aldi, it will have no impact on the product prices.

Aldi has also made some additional updates in their stores:

* ALDI completed its removal of added MSG, certified synthetic colors and partially hydrogenated oils from all of its exclusive food brands, which make up 90 percent of the foods ALDI offers.

* ALDI recently announced Healthier Checklanes featuring single-serve nuts and trail mixes, dried fruits and granola bars to offer shoppers smarter choices at checkout and eliminate the temptation of unhealthy impulse-buys. Healthier Checklanes will be in all ALDI stores by end of 2016.

* If you have any Southern California friends, they will be happy to know that later this month, ALDI will open its first stores in Southern California.

Will the addition of credit cards as a payment form influence how often you shop at Aldi?