On Monday night, Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered the closure of all non-essential stores as he plunged the UK into a lockdown to ease the burden on the NHS.
Corner shops, pharmacies, supermarkets, hardware stores, banks, petrol stations and bike shops can stay open during the pandemic.
Pubs, bars and restaurants had already been told to shut their doors in an effort to prevent the spread on people mixing closely in public. Places of worship are closed, apart from for funerals, as must libraries, museums, galleries and bingo halls.
Takeaway and delivery services may remain open and operational, and online retail is still open and encouraged and postal and delivery service will run as normal, but Next shut down its online operations last night, so who knows who will also do the same.
So here’s …
Well I never, I didn’t know that New Look had a meanswear store….well anyway, one is coming to Birmingham’s Bullring shopping centre.
Due to open in March 2017, work has begun on the store and hoardings are up at the moment, bearing the words: “New Look Men Coming Soon – Make some space in your wardrobe”.
I must admit that I like New Look for accessories, but prefer a little more quality in my clothing, however, if you are super fashion conscious, are saving for a house, are budgeting or have a growing lad, you may not wear the same items as often as I do, so New Look is a good find.
The Domu sale is on. With hundreds of stylish and functional kitchen, garden and homeware appliances, the website is worth a look, especially with prices cut on a number of items that can save you money, for example slow cookers for batch cooking!
The sale is on right now across the company’s VonShef and VonHaus brands. If you haven’t heard about Domu, they are a home and lifestyle brand and I think some of their sale products would be of interest to bargain hunters like you and me, such as the VonShef 8-in-1 multi cooker which has 8 different cooking functions including roasting, searing and slow cooking and is perfect for cooking batch meals for the week (or more) – it’s down to £49.99 from £74.99. It really is value for money, as it has …
As a diehard pound and discount store fan, I was excited to make my first ever visit to Poundstretcher.
Like my visits to Aldi, I had to get in the car for this one as the nearest store is just under four miles away, but as it’s on the same bit of town as another Aldi and a lot of other fab discount stores like Wilkinsons. I am getting the feeling that you’ll only find Poundstretcher in “discount” locations or parts of town, and I hadn’t visited before as I usually didn’t get down that far this strip of shops.
Anyway, first impressions were mixed. I could see some great enticements outside, but when I got in the store, I was hit immediately with the dried food and tins aisle….let’s just say, I was a …
I am such a fan of the value that I get from Aldi that I decided to write the ultimate list of things to get from there. I know that the prices will be good, but what products have been independently judged to be tasty or good at their job?
These are the products that have won awards in the last 12 months from Aldi below. A lot of the resaerch was done by trawling the internet, but I also found a fab site that lists super market product awards:
Aldi Specially Selected Fillet Steak Anco Concentrated Fabric Softener Soft Sensations 4X1L Atlas Enviroshield Fly Spray 350G Berg Deli Ham Off The Bone 175G Casa Barelli Italian Ristorante Flavoured Pizza Bases 2Pk Coco Loco Coconut Oil Coco Loco Coconut Water Deli Originals Snack N Go …
As the last of the BHS stores closed down, I sadly looked at my loyalty card…had it for 15 years….and threw it away.
No more 5% discount when I shop for their fab kids clothes, pjs, men’s undies and even clothes for me. Where will I get our Christmas jumpers from this year? Their towels and bed linens, and oh the lights – I loved their lights…really good value but great quality. I think in years of shopping there, I took back one thing. The quality for the price was fantastic.
I was in the Oxford Street, London, branch a few weeks ago and grabbed myself a bargain, but I would have been happy not to if the store would still be open today.
I am actually angry that thousands of people start this week …
Poundland, Home Bargains, Poundword, Poundstretcher, B&M and the 99p Store seem to be winning in the retail stakes, with four in five shoppers now visiting bargain stores and buying an ever-wider array of goods including fresh fruit and veg.
Data from market researchers Nielsen showed that spending at bargain stores totalled £4.9bn in the year to July, up 17% from the previous year.
Nearly four-fifths of households in Britain (78%) now buy from them, with more than half shopping at Poundland alone. Combined Bargain stores are more popular than the German discount supermarket chains Aldi and Lidl, which are visited by three-quarters of households. I guess that’s because there are fewer Aldis and Lidls in town centres.
Almost a third of the increased annual amount spent at bargain stores resulted from shoppers switching from mainstream …
I took a look at Zeek today and bought a £25 M&S gift voucher for £20, which is a nice saving. I recall Groupon used to allow you to buy £10 worth of M&S gift vouchers for £5 and who wouldn’t take up that deal? As that Groupon deal hasn’t been around for a while, Zeek is a great alternative.
Another great feature of the Zeek is that you can choose to share a special link and discount code with friends, qualifying you both for a £5 credit when you make your first purchase. If you’d like to share my code and get a free £5 to buy and sell your own vouchers, download the app and enter the code 2AEPJ7RC.
The permanent discount gift voucher site is impressive. I used it for M&S but …
With the Olympics around the corner and the weather okay for going out on your bike (sometimes), Aldi shoppers won’t want to miss out on Aldi’s dedicated Team GB Cycling and Supporters ranges, available in stores and online on the 7th and 28th July.
Team GB Cycling – in stores 7th July
Road cycling enthusiasts should get geared up for Aldi’s deals and quality cycling kit this July, with a full Team GB outfit available for just £32.97. The set includes a smart Team Cycling Jersey (£8.99) available in blue or white which allows cyclists to ride with ease, featuring an elongated back hem, anti-slip tape and moisture management system.
For those wanting to complete the look, Aldi’s stretchable and breathable Team Cycling Jackets are a steal at just £14.99, featuring three open back pockets …
With Father’s Day around the corner, the new Aldi Specialbuys Father’s Day range, on sale both online is in store from 9th June.
Gadget lovers can take to the skies with this premium Drone Camera (£69.99) which includes a HD camera for photos and video recording and can be flown both indoors and outdoors to capture moments on the move. With 360° flip capabilities, dads can enjoy hours of fun testing their flight s kills with the added bonus of being able to record their progress.
Extreme-sport lovers will appreciate nothing more this Father’s Day than this Action Camcorder (£29.99) featuring a HD camera which can snap and record high quality shots even in the most extreme conditions. Ideal for everything from off-road cycling to extreme skiing, the camcorder comes equipped with a bike bracket, …