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The Aldi Quarter Holder: What It Is and Where to Buy (New Designs Are Here)

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If you’re an Aldi fan, you shop there because you know you’re going to find Aldi deals like food for cheap, fun gifts, and #AldiFinds that only a true Aldi shopper can identify. But one of the worst things that can happen if you’re an Aldi regular is forgetting a quarter for your shopping cart rental. I know because it happened to me last week — and then my friend told me about an Aldi quarter holder.

If you’re new to shopping at Aldi or as clueless as I was about these convenient little Aldi lifesavers known as Aldi coin keychains, let me explain.

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What is an Aldi quarter holder?

new aldi quarter holders in a aldi store

If you’re new to shopping at Aldi, renting your shopping cart may be a new concept for you. But that’s how Aldi does it. Upon arrival, you insert a quarter to remove your cart, and after you shop and return your cart, you get your quarter back. This is a grand idea until you show up to shop without your trusty quarter. That’s where the Aldi quarter holder comes in.

They’re tiny, quarter-sized pouches that attach to a keyring so you always have a quarter on you. It’s genius!

The newest Aldi Quarter Holders arrived in stores with the March 20 weekly ad.


Another fun thing about Aldi is that they created their own Quarter Holder. These handy keychains are sold just two or three times each year at Aldi stores. They’ll usually list them in the Aldi Finds part of the sales ad, and sometimes they’re themed (like an Aldi shopping cart, the Aldi store logo, Aldi-branded grocery items, or even holiday-themed ones).

When they’re available, the Quarter Holders are typically located near the checkout lanes.

If you're in need of a new design, four news ones dropped on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, with the latest Aldi Gear haul. You can choose from an Aldi Circle, "Aldi Thing," Ice Cream Cone, Flower, Taco, or Aldi Heart.

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You can buy Aldi quarter holders year-round from Amazon and Etsy, but you’ll spend a bit more.

Three quarter holders next to produce

Yep, you can score an Aldi quarter holder anytime by shopping for handmade versions on Amazon or Etsy. They cost more than the $0.99 OG holders at Aldi, but you’re paying for someone’s craftsmanship and will have a more unique quarter holder than everyone else, so it’s a trade-off. You can also buy them in bulk if you need an easy gift idea for your Aldi-loving friends.



Grocery Bag Quarter Holder
As low as$7.00
Shipping: $4 or Free on orders of $35+
Monogram Quarter Keeper
Shipping: $6.05 or Free on orders of $35+
Key Chain Quarter Keeper
As low as$10.00
Shipping: Free

Make your own Aldi quarter holder with just a bit of felt, thread, and a key ring.

If you’ve got some basic craft skills, you can make your own Aldi quarter holder. Just get a bit of felt and trace a circle a bit larger than a quarter. Then cut another circle of felt the same size and cut a slit into it. Use thread (or even hot glue) to sew the two pieces together, and you can slide the quarter into this pocket through the slit you cut. For the final product, attach a keychain securely to the quarter holder.

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