Monthly Archives: April 2019

  • Top Instagram Pics of the Month: April

    It's almost the end of April and you know what that means? Oh, wait, this is our first time doing this, so you wouldn't know! It's our top Instagram pics of the month!

    This is where we show off just a small selection of the lovely Instagram pictures you have tagged us in and we've had shared on our page!

    But we haven't got to the best part! For what we deem to be the number 1 post of the month, we'll send that lucky customer a £10 voucher to use in-store! Isn't that amazing?

    So, without further ado, let's begin in no particular order with...

     

    1. @craftyhomewarehunter

    This fantastic picture of our storage boxes (starting from 79p) was taken by craftyhomewarehunter and is perfect for storing toiletries, cleaning products, toys, or just smaller bits and pieces.

     

    2. @life.with.the.hjs

    Our scented dehumidifiers are only 69p, and this next picture was taken by life.with.the.hjs alongside some wonderful flowers! We have a range of different varieties, so come and have on in and have a look!

     

    3. @gigispotless

    Despite the weather being a little all over the place recently, why not grab some mason jars and do what gigispotless has done in this next post; fill them with some delicious-looking drinks? That'll cool you down when the sun decides to come back!

     

    4. @home_for_ideas

    Check out this one from home_for_ideas! They've gone and showcased one of our fantastic Rosie Franks scented candles (the delightful pomegranate one). We have other scents available too so come and have a look in-store!

     

    5. @sparkles_creations_co

    Himalayan pink salt in your bath?! That's right, it's a fab top tip from sparkles_creations_co as shown in our final selection, and for just £1.49 per jar you can try it out for yourself!

    And there we have it folks; our top five Instagram posts for April. Now to announce the winner of our wonderful prize of £10 worth of vouchers to use however you wish!

    This month's fabulous prize-winner is...

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    Congratulations!

    You will be receiving a message shortly highlighting that you've won and asking where you would like your vouchers to be sent to!

    And that's it for this month, ladies and gents! We do love seeing the pictures you take of our products, and also of all the top tips you have (be it beauty-related, cooking, cleaning, anything)!

    If you fancy having a go, then tag #poundstretcher to your Instagram posts of our fabulous products to be in for a chance to win! So, what are you waiting for? Get on down to your nearest store using our Store Finder, grab a bargain today, and get tagging!

  • New & Exciting Bargain Buys Store Is Coming To Wrexham!

    We are excited to announce the official opening of a brand new Bargain Buys store to the residents of Wrexham on Friday 3rd May, offering massive savings, a stellar Fun Day, and fantastic bargains with our Store Opening Day Only Specials!

    Opening at  41 Regent Street, this new and exciting store will be officially opened in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10am.

    What are these Store Opening Day Only Specials we keep talking about? Well, the first 5 customers in line can get a Faux Leather Double Bed worth £99.99 for just £14.99!

    The next 10 customers can grab a glass TV stand worth £49.99 for just £9.99.

    The next 15 customers can get a 12-inch desk fan worth £19.99 for just £7.99.

    And finally, the next 175 after that can grab a washable rug worth £9.99 for just £3.99 with LOADS more offers too!

    We will be expecting huge queues for our amazing Opening Day Only Specials, with previous openings seeing customers queuing from the early hours of the morning.

    But remember, these fantastic savings can only be found on the day of the opening, so once they’re gone, they’re gone!

    We are further celebrating the grand opening from 10am with an action-packed Fun Day, offering activities that the whole family can enjoy!

    With our wonderful Entertainer there’ll be excitement, balloons galore, and game shows with fantastic prize giveaways on offer, so make sure you don’t miss out!

    Make sure you don't miss out on these fantastic deals by heading to Bargain Buys at 41 Regent Street, LL11 1RY.

  • Explore Our Fantastic Garden Planter Pot Range

    Spring is in full bloom, and summer is just around the corner! What does that mean? Planting plants in planter pots of course! What better way to spend some time in the sun than some good grafting in the garden?

    At Poundstretcher, we have a whole range of fabulous planters of all shapes, sizes, and designs! Here's a selection of some of our favourites, but there's even more in stores, so make sure to check them out!

     

    12" Santorini Planter - £4.99

    Brighten your garden with this 12" earthy green Santorini planter (we also stock a passionate red and sapphire blue) for only £.4.99 each).

    With a contemporary textured leaf design, this plant pot will bring style and striking sophistication to your outdoor areas. It's a great place to display your blossoming shrubs.

     

    13" Glazed Lady Planter - £4.99

    This glazed lady planter will bring a sense of sophistication to your garden, as well as being a beautiful place to display and nurture your upcoming flowers!

    This particular planter is also available in an earthy granite grey, lush green, and deep blue so you are sure to find the perfect planter to match the mood of your outdoor area!

     

    14cm Bamboo Fibre Planter - 0.69p

    If you'd rather have a vibrant splash of brilliant colour in your planter, then our bamboo fibre ones are for you! This planter will bring your favourite flowers to life and can be placed anywhere to showcase their beauty.

    Whether you prefer teal, pink or purple, we have an assortment of colours to choose from.

     

    14'' Glazed Effect Bowl Planter - £4.99

    Similar to our lady planter, this 14" bowl planter is if you'd prefer a shorter pot to grow your flowers in. Created with a beautiful glazed effect, these sophisticated planters will give your garden an exotic atmosphere, and also come in three colours: grey, blue, and green.

     

    12'' Gold/Silver Barrel Effect Planter - £1.99

    If you'd rather have a more rustic style in your garden, then we also have you covered with our 12" gold or silver planters (also available in bronze)! Made to appear like a worn distressed barrel, it looks antique without the worry of wear and tear.

    Durable, petite, and built to last, it'll bring a sense of vintage to your outdoor area. Also, keep an eye out for our 10" variety too!

    So all-in-all, which planter is your favourite? Are there any here you're eager to get your hands on? Then come and check out your local store using our Store Finder today!

    Whilst you're at it, why not visit our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages and share some of your lovely gardening-related pictures with us? We would love to see what you'd use our range of planters for!

  • Fantastic, Quick Tips For A Sparkling Bathroom

    Spring cleaning is just past the half-way point now, though even-so, work around the house is never done! Each week we will be featuring a different area around the home and the best ways to tackle cleaning them!

    Don't forget all your essentials, such as yellow rubber gloves, cleaning cloths, a bucket, mop, and a timer as you go about giving your room a good 30-minute blitz!

    This week we're talking about the bathroom, an area full of bad bacteria and somewhere that should be kept as clean as possible! Here are a few quick tips on how you can make your bathroom shine.

     

    1. Create Some Room

    Clear out everything. Don't simply go around the toiletries, put them all to the side and out the way, and then you can start wiping down your surfaces with some antibacterial bathroom spray! After all, it isn't just your toilet and shower that can be covered in germs, your window sill and other bathroom surfaces are at risk too!

     

    2. A Ship-shape Sink

    Whether it's limescale or regular grime, you need to make sure your sink is completely clean. After all, think of all the gunk that goes in there on a daily basis? Just take some Stardrops bathroom surface cleaner, a clean cloth, and some can-do attitude and wipe everything clean. Also, be sure to have any mirrors that are around your sink to be rubbed clean with a spritz of glass cleaner.

     

    3. Nothing Like A Sparkling Shower

    Sure the shower floor and walls are important, and these can be cleaned using all kinds of bathroom sprays, such as with Cif Ultrafast or even with the fantastic Cif cream. However, don't forget about the glass itself; with some handy glass cleaner (mentioned above), is all you need. Just need to spray it across, rinse with the shower head, and for that perfect finish, use a squeegee.

    Now, as for limescale, you may be getting quite a build-up of it in the nooks and crannies (the shower head, behind/around the tap, etc.). Limelite is just one of the ways to banish it and leave everything sparkly clean.

     

    4.  Make That Toilet Sparkle

    Whilst it's important to bleach the interior of your toilet on a regular basis (using Harpic or Duck), you need to make sure all the exterior surfaces are done too.

    The seat, the rim of the bowl, all the hidden parts behind, everything! They all need a quick spritz with an antibacterial spray, leave for around 10 minutes, and wipe with a clean cloth. Also, don't forget the toilet flusher too!

     

    5. Clear Your Pipes

    Dirt, and especially hair, can easily and quickly clog up your shower or toilet pipes. It also doesn't take long to clear all that away! Just take a bottle of Mr. Muscle drain unclogger, pour half (or the entire bottle if it's REALLY clogged) and allow to work for 15 minutes (30 if a full-on clog), or overnight if need be. Take a kettle of boiling water, pour/flush it down, and repeat if necessary.

    And there you have it; some of our little cleaning tips that can become part of your bathroom routine (whether that's your 30-minute blitz or a full-on clean).

    Also, there's nothing wrong with having a bit of a change-over when it comes to bathroom rugs, mats, and furnishing. We have a whole range of bathroom goodies for you, so why not check them out? How? Using our handy Store Finder of course!

    Don't forget to check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for more deals and tips, or why not share your sparkling bathroom or some cleaning tips with us?

  • Make Your Home Smell Fabulous With Neutradol

    It's still spring cleaning time, and we're talking about another way to make your home smell fabulous. Last week it was Glade candles, this time it is Neutradol, the world's no.1 deodouriser.

    With 'fresh science' these following fantastic lines are just what you need to make your home smell fresh and fragrant this spring. Oh, and did we mention that all of our Neutradol lines are only 90p each, and come in three scent-sational aromas!

     

    Air Deodouriser Room Spray

    Let's start with your room spray. It safely destroys and annihilates those nasty stinky odours that plague your kitchen, living space, office, you name it. If stench can get to it, this spray can neutralise it!

     

    Gel Power Orb

    You can just smell the power these orbs give out! Just like our sprays above, these work hard to abolish the stinky smells around your; however, with these orbs, you don't have to do a thing (except set it up, of course). After that, you'll have 90 days of delightful fragrance wafting through your home.

     

    Quick Spray Odour Destroyer

    As the name implies, all it takes is only quick spray (a single touch) to unleash a burst of odour destroying freshness. All that gets left behind is clean, fresh air as the bad smell molecules vanish!

     

    Fresh Vac Carpet Deodouriser

    Tobacco, pets, cooking; these are all causes of undesirable smells (with cooking, don't get us wrong, your cooking might smell great; but do you really want that garlic and onion smell stuck around on your carpet?).

    All you need to do is sprinkle some of this on your carpet, vacuum it up, and all those nasty, mean bad odour molecules will be history! Who doesn't want a nice clean smelling carpet, especially when you want to show off your home after a good spring clean!

    What are your thoughts on our Neutradol range? Let us know (and maybe give us some of your thoughts of spring cleaning tips) on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

    If you want to know where you can pick up all of these amazing cleaning goodies, then why not check out our Store Finder for your nearest Poundstretcher store!

  • Why You Should Get Into Knitting This Spring!

    Knitting is a fantastic pastime for the young and old alike. Ignore all the nay-sayers and those who liken you to an old granny. Knitting is something you could be getting into right now, especially with the Easter holidays just around the corner!

    So, why should you even get invested in knitting in the first place? Well, we have just a few quick reasons why this creative form of expression is something you should consider!

    And don't fret about where to grab all your supplies; whether you're new to the craft or not, Poundstretcher have you covered for all your knitting needs.

    We have yarn galore across our stores in all manner of colours, and we aren't pulling the wool over your eyes either with our prices. Our yarn start at only £1.99 each!

     

    #1 Gifts from the Heart

    It's always lovely to get a handmade gift, right? Well, how do you think all your friends and family will feel when you knit them scarfs, hats, and other little bits and pieces? Those kinds of gifts are one-of-a-kind and handcrafted by you, making them extra special!

     

    #2 Cost-effective Gifting

    As well as giving a gift that's from the heart, it's also a fantastic way to be cost-effective (especially around Christmas). Knitting your own presents is an inexpensive way of letting people know you're thinking of them.

     

    #3 Keeps Your Mind Sharp

    It's not all about other people; knitting can do wonders for your mind and mental health! It's a great creative hobby that keeps your brain active with a nice logical and creative mixed workout.

     

    #4 A Business in the Making

    Of course, it's not all about money, however, your knitting hobby can lead itself to you opening your own little business online! And with how much of a bargain you can buy our yarn for, you won't be breaking the bank for supplies.

     

    #5 Relieves Your Stress

    Knitting is also a great stress reliever; it keeps your hands busy, and not to mention that focusing on something so intricate can really take you away to a calmer place.

    Think there are any other reasons we missed out? Why don't you let us know and share some of your creations in the comment section on Facebook? We'd also LOVE to see you tag us in some pictures on Twitter and Instagram too!

    To grab some yarn today, just head on over to your nearest Poundstretcher! Don't know where that is? Well, just use our handy Store Finder and you'll know exactly where it is!

  • There's Easter Fun For Everyone At Poundstretcher

    Easter is one of the big events on the year’s calendar, with the schools closing and many people enjoying some much deserved time off for some Easter fun!

    It’s also a great chance to get friends and family together and spend some quality time in great company.

    To help you and your nearest and dearest have an Easter to remember, at Poundstretcher we’ve put together a great range of products for Easter 2019.

     

    Get Cracking, Get Crafty

    Our Easter gifts and products this year have a focus on the arts and crafts, so if you’re looking for great activities and creative projects, look no further than the Poundstretcher Easter range.

    Shoppers with young children will love the selection of creative craft options we have available. For example, there are Easter craft kits available to buy. These great items are packed full of coloured paper shapes, string and sequins to help children (and big kids!) make something wonderful this Easter time. These kits come with glittery butterflies and bunnies for you and your family to enjoy, so be sure to pick one up.

    We also have decorate your own Easter character packs available. Containing 8 great masks including bunnies and chicks of different colours, these are the perfect way to get into the Easter spirit.

     

    Easter Gifts Galore

    There are also 4 packs of Easter money wallets if you’re looking to give a special Easter money gift, while we have beautiful gift bags with bunnies and chicks featured.

    No Easter is complete without an Easter Egg hunt. We have special Easter Egg Hunt Kits that provide everything you need to ensure a great time is had by all. These kits contain various egg counters, cute ‘this way’ signs to guide participants to the goodies and storage bags to contain their findings.

    We also stock Floral Easter Cards, as well as packs allowing people to decorate their own Easter Cards. These are great for kids and really allows them to get creative and share some Easter joy.

    What’s more, we have Easter sticker rolls, and cute cuddly plush toys in the shape of lambs, chicks, and bunnies. These are lovely presents for kids and adults alike.

    Be sure to get all the Easter gifts you need this year from your local Poundstretcher store. To locate yours, simply use our Find a Store tool and start planning your next trip.

    Check out more fantastic deals on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages!

  • Glade Candles Are Perfect For Your Home This Spring

    Candles can make all the difference in a home, no matter the weather, time of day, or season! And that's where our fantastic range of Glade candles comes in!

    Whether you want to add a bit of warmth or colour to your home, these candles come in an assortment of fragrances. Enhance your living space with the sweet or spiced aromas which will add a pleasant hint of to any room you place it in.

    All of our Glade candles comes encased in brilliantly designed glass, so it can even make a nice ornament or addition to your coffee table or side dresser.

    Here at Poundstretcher, we have a delightful range of Glade candles that are sure to fit in with any home, and all of them are at the amazing price of £1.49 each!

    Here's a quick peek at each flavour!

     

    Lively Floral Garden

    As the name suggests, this fragrant candle will surely add some lively energy to your home with its pear, gardenia, and fresh leaf scent! Not to mention the glass jar that encases it is absolutely stunning!

    Oh, did we mention it's limited edition? So act soon or miss out!

    Honey & Chocolate

    Who doesn't love the scent of chocolate? This sweet aroma is enhanced even more with the delightfully oh-so-delectable flavor of honey! That's right, chocolate AND honey, it's a match made in heaven!

    Relaxing Zen

    Nothing beats a good fragrance that can really help you relax. This divine floral scent is perfect for a home that's all about good vibrations! The peaceful and calm atmosphere this creates is great if you're into meditation or yoga, or even when you're sat reading a book!

    Blackberry

    Miss those winter scents? Well, we have a fragrance that will get you all nostalgic for the snowy months we've just left behind. It's blackberry; this fruity fragrance is just bursting with berry-liciousness. Great for any room in the home and really has a strong yet delightful smell.

     

    Spiced Apple & Cinnamon

    Our final Glade candle is a spicy one that's for sure; spiced apple & cinnamon! That's right; this fragrance will definitely not go unnoticed in your home with its strong and inviting scent. It gives off the feeling of the season that seems both near and far but is one that can always be felt when this candle burns.

    So there we have it; want to see where your nearest Poundstretcher is so you can grab a Glade candle for yourself? Then check out our Store Finder now, where opening hours, contact details, and addresses of all our stores can be found!

    For all these amazing products and more, why not check out our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages?

  • Your April Growing Guide From 79p!

    It's no joke, April is here and the sun is shining (for the most part)! We've not long been into spring and with March now behind us, it's time to start thinking more about what we all want our gardens to look like for the summer!

    Surely you all are itching to get your gardening gloves at the ready, pick out your favourite gardening tools, and get to work, right? Well, we have hints and tips for you in what to sow and plant this April right here at Poundstretcher!

     

    The Grass Is Always Greener

    Is your lawn looking a bit patchy and neglected? Then now is the time to sow some grass seeds for £4.99 for a 2KG bag that can help it return to its former glory. It's so easy to forget about the grassy parts of our garden, but these need as much love and care as your flowers.

    Our lawn seed is a blend of fine-leaved dwarf perennial ryegrass and fescue with ryegrass, to provide a hard-wearing, high-shoot density lawn for domestic gardens. For the best results, sprinkle a pre-seeding fertiliser, following the manufacturer’s instructions, over the area to be sown, and rake into the seedbed.

     

    Growing All The Veggies!

    With the birds singing, blossoms blooming, and the warmer weather floating in on the breeze, it’s the perfect time to get your veggies growing!

    The season of fresh salad will soon be upon us – so get planting some lettuces, kale seeds, and tomatoes ready to fill salad bowls at BBQs in your stunningly lush gardens. Why not also sow some cucumbers towards the end of the month too for good measure?

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    Don’t forget about the dishes you’ll be preparing come late summer and autumn though, now is the time to sow cabbages and onions ready for stews and soups.

    If you’re looking to add some colour to your meal times, beetroots are the veg for you, and just the thing to plant this month as well. We have a great selection of seeds starting from ONLY 79p, so you can stock up on as much as you want at your local Poundstretcher and you won't be breaking the bank!

     

    Delectable Fruit

    It’s just the month to get your potted fruit trees and plants growing – great if you have limited space as fruit will thrive even on your balcony! But don’t forget to protect your plum and pear trees from the icy grasp of spring frost that still comes a-knocking at night.

    We stock a range of amazing large fruit trees from just only £4.99, so why not grow some delicious fruit and make a saving today?

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    Here Come The Herbs

    Those herbs you grew from seeds or bought can now go outside, into pots, window boxes or our range of planters starting from £1.  We especially like to fill hanging baskets with hardy rosemary, fragrant mint, and bright chives and watch as they thrive. Their small brightly coloured flowers will attract bees to your garden as well, so sit back and relax as you watch these marvelous creatures buzz around your herb garden.

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    If you’re fond of Italian flavours in your cooking, basil seeds are also great to sow in April – truly versatile basil is wonderful in chicken, pasta, and even strawberry-based dishes believe it or not!

    So, if you’ve been bitten by the gardening bug, and you want to try your hand at growing some greens this spring, why not pop over to your local Poundstretcher to grab some supplies today!

    Also, if you have any great gardening tips or wish to see more of our unbelievable bargains, head on over to our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter pages!

  • Top 5 Cleaning Products You Couldn't Do Without

    There's so much to do around this time of year it seems, and sometimes there's so little time to fit it all in. However, once you get a moment or two, why not think about giving your entire house a good spring clean?

    Or, better yet for those with limited time on their hands, why not settle for mini bursts of scrubbing and doing the odd job here and there? At Poundstretcher, we have a whole wide range of cleaning products for your spring cleaning needs.

    Here are 5 of our top picks from our cleaning range that will do wonders for your home! We'll also let you in on some of the best ways to utilise them!

    Before we get going, make sure you're all kitted out with some cleaning must-haves: yellow rubber gloves from 69p, a refill for your mop for £1.16, and why not give yourself a treat mid-way through with some McVities rich tea biscuits for 79p!

     

     

    Zoflora Up Your Home

    Out of the 5 products mentioned here, Zoflora is without a doubt one you should stock up on 100%! They're just THAT versatile, not to mention they smell absolutely brilliant with Lavender, Springtime, and Hyacinth scents on offer.

    At ONLY 90p each, these 120ml bottles will kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses from your home, not to mention they contain a powerful odour elimination ingredient.

    Whether you dilute them to wipe down surfaces, add some to a brush and scrub the inside your bin, or even wipe down your window blinds, you'll be amazed.

    Also, why not leave some Zoflora in your sink to work on your plughole; give it a while and you'll find your entire room smelling fresh and clean!

     

    Pretty In Pink

    Spring cleaning doesn't just mean pushing the hoover around, wiping down the surfaces with Dettol, and giving the grill a good scrub. No, you need to go above a beyond for this sparkling time of year! Get into every nook and cranny you can find to make sure everything is spick and span.

    One way you can do this is with the ever-so-famous The Pink Stuff! Available for only 69p each, just apply this hardworking paste to your tiles, glass, paintwork, cookers, and even pots & pans! It's a cleaner that will rid your surfaces of all those nasty stains with ease!

    Simply rub onto the surface using a soft cloth and rinse away with water for easy stain removal anywhere.

     

    Freshen Up Your Carpets

    Carpets are something we might hoover a lot, but when was the last time you actually gave it a bit of freshening up? It doesn't matter where your carpets are, you can use our 1001 Carpet Fresh anywhere!

    We have a range of scents to choose from at only £1.79, but our ideal pick would be our limited edition, Spring Blossom & Mandarin.

    Just spray on the desired area and leave to allow the quick-drying foam to penetrate deep down into your carpet fibres (it only takes a few minutes).

    It's safe to use on the most delicate of carpets, including wool. Your carpet and home will be left smelling fresh and clean like a beautiful spring day, and with a quick drying fine foam, it means there's no need to vacuum!

     

    Pining For Those Clean Surfaces?

    This fantastic Stardrops 4-in-1 Pine Disinfectant is just what you need to destroy those pesky germs and viruses, such as the Flu virus, from your home. It works similar to Zoflora, except this has the advantage of being in a spray bottle, making it a breeze to spritz onto any surface (across tiled walls, in the deep recesses of the cupboards, anywhere that you might not sort out on a regular basis).

    This little beauty destroys 99.9% of bacteria, leaving your home nice and clean and provides you with a fresh smelling pine scent. What could be better?

     

    Show That Grime Some Muscle!

    Get stuck in and put in some muscle; Mr. Muscle that is! Don't you hate it when you're trying to wash up or have a shower, only to find that nothing is really going down that easy? If regularly kept on top of, there's a way you can stop it getting to that state!

    For only £1.99, our Mr. Muscle drain gel can have you sorted in just minutes with its 5-minute action formula! All it takes it one mighty shot down your toilet or sink and total blockages will be squared away!

    So, what do you think of our top 5? Maybe you think there are some other amazing cleaning products out there even better than these? Or perhaps you want to share some even better tips and cleaning tricks with us? Head on over to our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages and get stuck in!

    Find your nearest Poundstretcher today with our Store Finder tool for opening hours, addresses, and contact details!

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