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 …
Yes, you read it right. Did you know that Office has an eBay store, where it sells ex-display and slightly defect shoes online? Well it does.
The shoes start at 99p, and a standard £3.50 postage charge, though they offer a combined shipping discout of up to 10 items, and international shipping from £5. They run both auctions and buy it now. For buy it now, you can shop full price, sale or ex-display.
Office has a listing called New with Defects, which means that it may be in one of the following categories:
- Shop Soiled
- Minor Manufacturing Defect
- General Scuffs and Scrapes
They provide an image of the exact shoe you are bidding on (and if there is more than one defect they provide an image of each) and a brief description …
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, …
Sports lovers can kick off the 2016 European Championships in style with Aldi’s Euro’s 2016 range, in stores and online from 2 June and available while stocks last.
The new range from Aldi includes a whole host of UEFA licenced clothing and accessories. Supporters can show where their loyalties lie by sporting an official UEFA 2016 Hoody (£14.99) in the colours of their national side. Available for England, Wales and Ireland, these hoodies are available in zip-through or overhead styles and feature printed logos with a central pocket.
To complete the look, followers can show their support by donning an Adult’s UEFA 2016 Football Shirt or Polo Shirt (£5.99) and matching UEFA 2016 Cap (£3.99).
For younger fans, a Children’s UEFA 2016 Hoody (£5.99) can help them to get behind their team, even in colder …
A recent trip to Superdrug opened my eyes to their own range of products. I must admit when it comes to shampoos and other toiletries, I am a bit of a known brand rather than an own brand fan.
But the funny thing is that a lot of own brand products offer the same features for less. As you may know, I don’t like writing about deals too often as once they are gone. You poor pumpkins remain annoyed that you missed the offer.
So here’s a little round up of some of Superdrug’s lovely products that are low priced or regularly on offer: