I was in Dealz yesterday and noticed a poster up with the Challenge 25 on it, as I was waiting for a manager to authorise a refund I asked the shop assistant about it as I was curious after reading this thread. She advised me in their shop it has nothing to do with alcohol as they don't sell it but it referred to buying things like knives, would never have thought of that, it's not clear from the poster what it referred to.
Has anyone come across this and can anyone clarify what is "challenge 25" and is it a campaign enforced in the republic of Ireland.
I'm in my late 30's and everytime I purchase alcohol in Aldi the staff member asks me "am I over the age of 25yrs" - I emailed Aldi regarding this because it is making me very uncomfortable and they stated: its the law and all Aldi stores use the Challenge 25, they query a customers age when they think the customer might not be over 25.
This makes no sense and I have google this and I see its a campaign in the U.K. but cannot find anything on this in the republic of Ireland. The consumer board say, of course 18yrs is the legal age and I came across in the RRAI you can query someone's age if you think they are under 21.
Has anyone come across this "Challenge 25" when purchasing alcohol in Ireland.
I do prefer shopping in Aldi but there's no way I'm going to be continually questioned am I over 25yrs when I'm actually over 35yrs....
I have a nice detailed letter ready to go off tomorrow by registered post.., just trying to get a contact name in the Head Office in Newbridge, Naas..
When I was in touch with customer service they explained they had contacted that particular store and the manager apologises.