I kept seeing ads for Temu and Shein and decided to check out Temu. I wanted some cushion covers and I guess my ad preferences on Facebook knew about that and threw up Temu.
Temu is an online marketplace that gained popularity for offering heavily discounted goods through aggressive social media advertising. Launched in April 2023, it has become the most downloaded shopping app in the UK. The platform provides a wide range of products at remarkably low prices, using a business model that involves vendors shipping directly from China to customers worldwide, cutting out middlemen.
I managed to get some free cushion inserts, that I cut in half and made into rectangular cushions, now I needed some covers and that’s where Temu came in. Looking at places on the high street…£8 was the …
In a partnership with rental specialist Hurr, department store John Lewis has launched its first womenswear rental platform. It is available at johnlewis.com/fashionrental and features a selection of exclusive John Lewis labels as well as over 20 new contemporary brands.
As stated by the company, the goal is to “encourage a more sustainable way of shopping that doesn’t cost the Earth.”
A report recently revealed that Britain buys more clothes per person than any other country in Europe, and the fashion industry as a whole is responsible for 8%-10% of annual global carbon emissions.
“As a retailer, we need to provide our consumers with a more sustainable solution. This is why John Lewis Fashion Rental was created,” according to the company.
Rental prices begin at £20 for a “carefully curated” mix of the firm’s own …
Budget supermarket Aldi is selling a luxury faux fur throw and shoppers are comparing it to one for £170 at The White Company.
The Aldi Luxury Faux Fur Throw, currently on sale for £24.99, has been compared to The White Company’s mink faux fur blanket, but at a fraction of the price.
The throw, described as ‘luxurious to touch’ and ‘extremely warm and snuggly,’ is ideal for adding extra warmth to your sofa or bedroom without turning up the heat.
Customers are so taken with the weight and softness of the £24.99 faux fur blanket that it has prompted comparisons to The White Company’s version, which costs £140 more, priced at £170.
‘I bought this throw after reading positive reviews and comparing it to a similar throw from the White Company,’ one satisfied customer …
Mother’s Day is such a special day, but it is not enough to celebrate motherhood on one day, and frankly, we should make every day as special as this one to shower our love upon our mothers. This day is a great opportunity to spread love and share gifts with our mums.
But, it can be a struggle to find that perfect gift, right?
I wanted to help us all out and post some mothers day gift ideas that are a good bargain and indeed a good fit for every special woman in our lives. Most gifts here come in under £15.
I do hope that these gift ideas can help you pick out something special for your mum and if you are a mum yourself, happy early Mother’s Day to you!
- For stylish
Poundland has launched an online shop providing home delivery for some of the most popular items it its stores.
Now you may know about my Poundland fixation. We have two in our town and I wonder if that’s enough. Starting bak in 1990, Poundland now has over 800 stores, selling around 3,000 items from £1 and up.
Poundland is now offering an online store across some of its most popular items to selected postcodes as part of a pilot.
This includes items from just £1, plus other more expensive products, from food and drink, health and beauty, entertainment and DIY, home accessories from their PEP&CO Home (not clothes) range, household and pet supplies, stationery and crafts and things for the garden.. It’s the same price as in store.
The online shopping is currently a trial …
The Swedish homewares giant is going to launch a scheme to buy back your unwanted IKEA furniture items in return for vouchers. It goes live next month.
Under the plan, it will offer vouchers worth up to 50% of the original price, to be spent at its stores – the value of the vouchers will depend on the condition of the items they are returning
The “Buy Back” initiative will launch to coincide with Black Friday.
“By making sustainable living more simple and accessible, Ikea hopes that the initiative will help its customers take a stand against excessive consumption this Black Friday and in the years to come,” it said in reference to 27 November, when lots of retailers offer discounts on their products.
Customers must log the item they wish to return and will …
To help customers shop and consume more sustainably, Boots has launched a new recycling scheme, encouraging everyone to bring back their empty, hard-to-recycle health, beauty and wellness products.
Available in 50 stores across the country, Boots is the first retailer to use Scan2Recycle technology – making it easier to recycle even the most difficult empties.
To find your nearest recycling point, click here.
From old mascaras and empty toothpaste tubes, to finished lipsticks and empty vitamin pots, here’s how to use the new recycling scheme:
1. Access the technology via the dedicated Boots Scan2Recycle website
2. Scan your empty products using your mobile phone Did you know products from any brand can be returned as part of the new initiative?
3. Head to a participating Boots store to deposit your empty products at a …
Have you heard about Tesco’s Aldi Price Match? It means that Tesco has matched the prices on hundreds of Tesco and branded products against prices in Aldi. Look out for the ‘Aldi Price Match’ bubble in-store or fill your basket online.
Tesco initially committed to price match Aldi on hundreds of items back in March at the start of lockdown, but many shoppers are still unaware of the scheme.
It’s not just available online either, as shoppers can spot price-matched labels in store, according to the Tesco website.
What products does Tesco match?
They match against comparable products at Aldi or we match identical branded products at Aldi
What prices do they check?
Tesco checks prices in Aldi stores and/or online twice weekly. The stores they check are located in England, Wales and Scotland. Aldi …
Marks & Spencer is relaunching its Sparks loyalty scheme next week, meaning that card holders can continue to donate to charity, while one lucky person per store will get a free shop.
The fabulous grocer (love getting special food from there) will offer instant rewards during shopping, such as bags of Percy Pigs or Apothecary Candles, with at least one customer per store a week gifted a free shop at the checkout.
The Sparks scheme, which was first launched back in 2015, differs to other supermarkets’ loyalty schemes in that shoppers collect points to get advance access to sales and invites to events, rather than vouchers or discounts offered by Tesco’s Clubcard scheme or Sainsbury’s Nectar card.
When the new scheme is launched, customers with existing points will lose their points in exchange for …
Aldi is teaming up with Deliveroo to offer grocery home deliveries as the coronavirus crisis increases demand for online shopping.
The discount supermarket chain began making deliveries from its Daleside Road store in Nottingham on Monday and plans to extend the service to seven stores across the East Midlands next month.
The Deliveroo tie-up comes after Aldi launched a £24.99 grocery parcel delivery service recently. The food parcels contain 22 set essential products including rice, pasta, tea and toilet roll and are delivered directly from Aldi’s warehouse.
The supermarket will initially offer a range of 150 essential items such as bread, milk and fresh produce, which can be ordered via the Deliveroo app for delivery in as little as 30 minutes. The minimum order is £15 and delivery costs £4.99.
Aldi’s expansion into grocery delivery …