Tuesday 8 December 2015

Aldi Ski Wear Special Buy Event December 2015

I've always been a fan of Aldi Skiwear, despite never having been skiing. Regular longtime readers will know I went to their Ski event a couple of years back.

They have a fabulous reputation for their affordable ski range and it is back in store again since 3rd December. But it's on special buy so when it's gone it's gone. This Aldi Skiwear event link will show you what's on offer in store.

I had a goodie bag parcel of samples arrive yesterday that I can show you now.

The first thing I yanked out of the box was this Alpine Knitwear jumper which I couldn't get on myself quick enough as it looks so festive and snuggly - all I need is an open fire and a cabin. I wore it on the school run today and hubby kindly took a pic:
I know it doesn't fully cover my bump, but I don't care, plus I have maternity leggings on, which have a panel that comes right up to the bust, so the jumper is perfect where it stops and I love the large elasticated panel on the bottom of it. My favourite bit has to be the badge on the arm though. I can't decide if it looks Swiss or festive or both but I love it.

It's a gorgeous jumper whether worn as open neck or zipped up as a polo. It's 85% acrylic and 15% wool for warmth. It's £14.99 and a snip whether you are on or off the slopes :-) I'd say the sizing is good as I am a size 16 and I have managed to fit me and a nearly full term little girl bump inside it. As you can see, my jumper is not the only one in the range.

I love jumpers as they can pad out a jacket on those minus temperatures when a coat alone does not suffice. A jumper alone is cool on a mild Spring/Autumn day (and even today) AND of course, wearing a jumper indoors is perfect when you're reluctant to put the heating on!

Here's what else I have received:
I can't wait to pad around the house in the cabin socks. They are so cushioned and perfect for house socks. £2.99 for a 2-pack is an utter bargain. They're 88% cotton, but "soft, warming full terry" with "hand linked toe seams". The design on them is so festive they really get me in the Xmas mood. I think having them will make up for the lack of an open fire, and I can imagine I am in a log cabin. Given I am in the final trimester and often putting my feet up, the timing of receiving these could not be more perfect. They'd also make a perfect stocking filler but buy them quick as special buys don't stay instore for long and they did launch on 3rd December.

The thermals are going to be wonderful for the cold months of January and February considering I walk 30 miles a week doing the school run.

By the way, the range that went instore 3rd December includes Christmas jumpers for the whole family including your dogs so go  take a look.

Aldi’s core philosophy is to offer high-quality, brand-like products at everyday low prices, which shoppers can trust. The skiwear is Aldi's own range: Crane, which really looks the part in terms of logo an packagin, like a leading sports brand.

The customer appetite for quality and value has seen Aldi become the fastest growing retailer in the UK and Britain’s sixth largest supermarket.

Aldi experienced 16.5% growth, while maintaining a market share high of 5.6% for the fifth consecutive month (Kantar Worldpanel for 12 weeks ending 08/11/2015).

In August, Aldi was also recognised for having the biggest average basket size in the British grocery market with its shoppers purchasing an average of 17.6 items per trip (Kantar Worldpanel for 12 weeks ending 12/08/2015).

In March 2015, as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations, Aldi became the first-ever supermarket partner of Team GB. Aldi has since launched its Homegrown Heroes initiative, which aims to encourage the public to get behind their local Team GB athletes.

This summer, the supermarket launched The Taste Kitchen, a new YouTube channel where food experts, such as TV chef, Simon Wood, Great British Bake-Off finalist, Luis Troyano and blogger Clare Zerny, discuss topical food trends, provide hints and tips and cook tasty recipes using a selection of Aldi products.  The Taste Kitchen is hosted by presenter, Helen Brumby, with new videos uploaded on a weekly basis.

2015 is proving to be one of Aldi’s most successful years with more award wins and accolades secured than ever before. Earlier this month, Aldi picked up 32 accolades at the Quality Food and Drink Awards, including being named the award’s first ever Quality Drinks Retailer of the Year.

In June, Aldi was named Which? Best Supermarket for the fourth time and was also named Multiple Retailer of the Year at the FPC Fresh Awards. In September, Aldi was named Supermarket of the Year at the Retail Industry Awards.

Aldi also won 13 gold and 12 silver awards at the Grocer Own Label Awards, was named UK Convenience Retailer of the Year 2015 at the MSC UK Awards,

International Retailer of the Year at the Retail Week Awards 2015, Multiple Wine Retailer of the Year at the Drinks Retailing Awards 2015 and Supermarket of the Year at the Loved By Parents Awards 2015, for the third year in a row.

Aldi is proud to support Barnardo’s children’s charity and The Prince’s Trust, and, as of July 2015, all proceeds from the sale of single use carrier bags throughout England and Wales will be donated to the RSPB.

Aldi currently employs 28,000 people in the UK and will create an additional 35,000 jobs as it continues to expand to over 1,000 stores by 2025.
I was sent samples of the skiwear range in order to share my opinion of them with you. I have not been told what to say. Timescales mean I have not tried the thermals yet but having tried the cycling range I know they are great.

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