Poundland is selling an engagement ring for women to pop the question this leap year

It’s a leap year, so ladies why not pop the question, rather than wait?

Poundland is making it easy for you by selling ‘standby’ engagement rings for those brave enough to pop the question on 29 February.

The simple faux-silver band is intended to be given by women to their man in the hope that he will then replace it with a diamond dazzler. The Ask Him Ring comes in a blue velvet box and is marketed as a ‘stand-by engagement ring.’

The ring comes in a blue velvet box but only costs £1.

A spokesperson for Poundland said they came out with the ideas as “the perfect way for women to take control of their destiny and for men to show off their love status and enjoy the engagement limelight for a change!
“The Poundland proposal is definitely the way to do it in 2020, and at only £1 why wait another four years to get down on one knee?”

The Leap Year tradition dictates that women can propose to their men on February 29, which only comes along every four years. Originating from Irish folklore, the tradition states that any man who declined the proposal on this day would have to pay a fine.

This is not the first time that Poundland has stepped in when it comes to helping out frugal fiancés. When last year it launched a collection of £1 placeholder engagement rings for her, within one week the store claimed to have sold over 20,000.

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