Monthly Archives: August 2019

  • Student Storage Boxes Perfect For The New University Year

    With the next university year on the horizon, new students up and down the country will be preparing for their first big move away.

    Many more will be moving into new accommodation ahead of their next year of study.

    If you or somebody in your family falls into this bracket, having a selection of storage options is a good idea. It’s amazing what you can build up over time, but also what you’re unwilling to throw away and want to keep – even when a student!

    Poundstretcher has a host of storage options available that can help provide you with adequate space to store things, and keep rooms tidy and organised.

     

    Our 4 Drawer Towers!

    Our plastic storage selection has a variety of products that are great for students. For example, this 3 drawer desk storage tower is ideal for locating under any student desk. It doesn’t take up much space, yet provides ample room for papers, books and more.

    There are also 4 drawer storage towers available that can be used for a wide variety of items.

    Shoe Storage & Crates

    Shoes can be a tricky thing to store, but not with a shoe storage box! This item is not only super affordable, but also helps keep your shoes away from dust and dirt, and keeps them out of sight to help you avoid that unwanted cluttered feel.

    Any moving day for a student can be enhanced with a 32 litre fold flat plastic storage crate! These can be used to carry items on moving day easily, before acting as a suitable storage option once all moved in.

    The space under the bed is a great storage location, and we have specially designed storage boxes for here. These 32L under bed storage boxes are perfect for rooms with limited storage space.

    There’s also a variety of large storage boxes available, with 42L, 65L and 80L options available depending on your requirements.

    Poundstretcher’s storage range also contains baskets and boxes, as well as bins, vacuum storage and food storage products aplenty.

    And while you’re on the lookout for student storage, be sure to take a look through our homewares, cleaning supplies and stationery options too. Treat us as your go-to student store!

    To get all the storage options you need and more before this academic year, schedule a trip to your local Poundstretcher store. You can find yours using our Store Finder tool. 

    Also, don't forget about our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates on our amazing products and competitions!

  • Last Minute Dash: Are You All Ready For Back To School?

    As summer sadly starts to come to a close, schools are beginning to reopen one by one as another academic year begins.

    Whether they have already gone back to school or not (it's never too late to buy stationery), there are plenty of children and students of all ages who might not be thrilled with the idea of heading back.

    However, there does tend to be some excitement about getting hold of some new gear for the school year!

    Enter our Back to School range of school goodies available in our stores!

    We’ve put together a selection of top quality Back to School items to help you get hold of everything you need either for yourself or your kids for the return to your regular routine.

     

    Lovely Lunchboxes

    A lunchbox can take a bit of a battering over the course of a school year, so treating your kids to a new one is a good idea around this time of year.

    We have a selection of lunchboxes to choose from, including blue PJ masks and Paw Patrol lunch boxes, as well as pink Shimmer and Shine and Paw Patrol ones.

     

    Perfect Pens & Pencils

    Everybody starting a new school year needs a few pens and pencils to start the year in a good way. We have 10 packs of rainbow pens, as well as multipacks of HB pencils and handwriting pens.

    There are also novelty pens like these Mono Fluffy Gel pens and colour highlighters, while any mistakes can be corrected with twin packs of correction pens!

     

    Superb Stationery

    When it comes to stationery, there’s much more than just pens available.

    You can pick up erasers, rulers, calculators and hole punches from our back to school range, as well as A4 display books and dividers.

    And we have complete 9 piece stationery sets that can help cover all bases.

     

     

    Wonderful Water Bottles

    Staying hydrated during the school day can help students stay switched on and ready to learn.

    We have a variety of drinks bottles in different shapes and sizes to help enjoy great drinks all day long and avoid feeling thirsty.

    There are basic sports bottles, as well as infusion bottles with cool messages like ‘mermaid squad’.

    There’s also bottles to match our lunch boxes, with Blue PJ Masks and Paw Patrol bottles, as well as Pink Shimmer and Shine and Paw Patrol.

    There’s a lot more in our back to school range, so be sure to take a look and find all the school supplies you need!

    To get everything you need for the back to school season (regardless if your little ones are already back), head to your nearest Poundstretcher store. You can find your nearest by using our Store Finder tool.

    Don't forget to check out the latest deals and competitions on our Facebook and Twitter accounts!

  • Games & Puzzles For The Whole Family!

    If you’re a parent, you will likely know that familiar turn of phrase that kids come out with all too well – ‘I’m borrreeddddddd!’

    So at Poundstretcher, to help alleviate any family boredom and keep kids and grown-ups occupied, we have a superb selection of family games and puzzles available.

    Just The Jigsaws You Need

    We have a great collection of jigsaws and puzzle sets for you to buy at great low prices. These feature all your kids’ favourite cartoon characters, including Trolls, Disney Cars, Spider-Man and My Little Pony.

    What’s more, these puzzle sets come in a great 4-in-1 format as well. That means you get 4 puzzles in each box, providing even more fun for all the family.

    And just to make things EVEN better, there are 3 x A5 colouring sheets in each of these jigsaw boxes, so there’s more than just fun family games!

    Puzzles For Little Ones

    As soon as kids reach a certain age, their creativity and thinking really start to develop in a fascinating way. This is the ideal time to start providing wooden puzzles with great shapes and nice colours, and we have plenty to choose from.

    We have excellent, inexpensive wooden jigsaw puzzles featuring animals toowhich could be a wonderful birthday present idea or simply something to put a smile on a face.

    Active And Creative Games To Play

    One great way to get rid of any built-up, restless energy is by playing an active game with the family.

    A perfect option here is ping pong, and we have a table tennis game that can help you turn an indoor space into a competitive sporting arena.

    This kit comes with 3 balls, 2 bats and a net with clamps, meaning you can create a table tennis table out of a dining table or kitchen table easily and get playing.

    And if you want to try something really creative with the family, take a look at this super sand art kit. With lots of fun colours and the chance to get really colourful and creative, this is a great buy as a present or gift for the family.

    To take advantage of our range of games and puzzles, simply head to your nearest store. You can find yours using our Store Finder tool.

    Also, be sure to check out the latest bargains and offers on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

  • Check Out Our Range Of Fantastic Pillowcases!

    You spend a lot of time in your bedroom when you really think about it. So in order to make things as comfortable as possible, it’s a good idea to get the kind of bedroom décor that puts you at ease and leaves a smile on your face.

    Poundstretcher is known for providing all those items you need to turn your home into the kind of haven you want it to be. We have a huge range of homewares to keep things ticking over, as well as cleaning supplies to keep things looking shipshape.

    But you may not know that we have a great range of bed products, including exciting pillowcases that are sure to delight.

     

    Messages On Your Pillow!

    We have a selection of hilarious pillowcases with messages that often prove to be apt for those that enjoy a good long sleep.

    We have affordable pillowcase sets with ‘The Boss’ and ‘The Real Boss’, as well as ‘Beauty’ and ‘Beast’ – perfect for couples who know who’s who in the relationship.

    There are also cool messaged pillowcases with fun novelty designs, including:

    • ‘Sleep All Day’ and ‘Dance All Night’
    • ‘Most probably hungover’ and ‘Definitely hungover’
    • ‘I’m Allergic to Mondays’ and ‘Wake me up when it’s Friday’

    These pillowcases are a great way of bringing extra comfort and character to a bedroom space, and are perfect for master bedrooms, guest rooms, or to have in your home in case of visitors.

     

    Add A Dash Of Colour 

    We also have more traditional pillowcases coming in beautiful shades and offering an equally soft and comfy experience.

    These twin packs of Coloroll pillowcases from Sleep & Co come in great colours including slate and teal, as well as blue, red, cream, white, black and aubergine shades, being an affordable way to bring to luxury to your bedroom.

     

    Fight Off Allergies

    Poundstretcher’s range also contains two packs of anti-allergy pillow protectors to help ensure anybody who suffers from allergies can enjoy a good night’s sleep.

    And there’s no point buying pillowcases if you don’t have good pillows to wrap them around. That’s where our broad selection of pillows comes in handy.

    Our bedding range contains a host of superb products, with everything from duvet sets to quilts, memory foam products, and bedspreads.  

    To take advantage of the great range of affordable bedding products we have at Poundstretcher, simply head to your nearest store. You can find yours with our Store Finder.

    And if you’d like to hear more about our bargains, as well as competitions, visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube!

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

    We are excited to announce the official opening of a brand new Bargain Buys store to the residents of Sheldon on Saturday 17th August, offering massive savings and fantastic bargains with our Store Opening Day Only Specials!

    Opening at the former Store 21 on Coventry Road, B26 3JB, this new and exciting store will be officially opened at 10am by the Lord Mayor! We'll also have fantastic games and voucher giveaways as our wonderful Entertainer will be there too!

    What are these Store Opening Day Only Specials we mentioned? 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.

    And finally, the next 175 after that can grab a washable rug worth £6.99 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!

    Make sure you don't miss out on these fantastic deals by heading to Bargain Buys, 2162a-2164a Coventry Road, B26 3JB!

  • Our 25% Off Gardening Sale Is Now On!

    It's here, everyone! Our big massive gardening sale has been launched today! But what does that mean exactly? Well, it means that all gardening is 25% off*!

    It's the perfect time to get on down to your local store and grab a bargain for your garden! It's only August, there's still plenty of time to get your garden looking wonderful this summer (or maybe just look to next summer instead and be prepared!)

    We have an amazing range of gardening supplies on offer, but here's just a little taster (you'll have to go to one of our stores for the rest)!

     

    Colour Crackle Solar Light - NOW £1.11

    Get that disco vibe pumping through your garden this summer with this colour changing crackle solar globe! This light will dazzle at dusk and transform your sun-soaked afternoon garden get-together into a sparkling party! It is completely solar-charged and because they come with an attachable stake, you have the freedom to plant them anywhere in your garden! With colour changing technology and three glittering colours, this stake light would look perfect lining your path, bringing a disco atmosphere to your garden!

     

    Ronseal 5L Fence Paint - NOW £2.99

    Not just Forest Green, but all our Ronseal are included! Colour and protect your garden wood with our 5 Litre Ronseal One Coat fence paint. Suitable for use on new or previously stained sawn wood, this paint requires just 1 coat to protect your property from the elements, and prevent your wood from greying. Not to mention adding a smart and stylish new look to your timber. We've got so many more colours in store!

     

    3 Piece Wicker Bistro Set - NOW £29.99

    Dine al fresco with this 3 piece patio set! Made with protective toughened glass and wicker, it adds a retro charm to your back garden while being durable and sturdy. It's perfect for outdoor events like BBQs, garden parties, and everyday relaxing in the garden when the sun is out. Each set includes a table with 2 matching chairs.

     

    10" Barrel Effect Planters - NOW 75p

    Add a rustic style to your garden with this 10" bronze planter. 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.

     

    Kettle BBQ - NOW £18.74

    Summer is a great time for gatherings, giving you more reasons to spend time with family and friends this summer, this kettle BBQ is great for gathering occasions.

    We have so much more in store! Check out our Store Finder to see where your nearest store is located!

    *excluding winter bulbs

  • Tips To Bring More Wild Birds To Your Garden

    The outdoor spaces of your home are a really versatile zone. They can be used for great events like barbecues and parties, but they also are home to all manner of creatures that can be a joy to welcome.

    One of the most regular and pleasant visitors are birds, with these feathered friends coming back time and again if you have something that interests them.

    If this is something that appeals to you, we’ve put together a few handy hints and tips to help bring more birds to your garden, allowing you to enjoy the spectacle of their visit.

     

    1. Get The Right food

    Wild birds are always on the lookout for delicious snacks and one of the main reasons they’ll head to your garden is in search of a tasty treat.

    You can easily meet their needs with our bird food. We have bags of mealworms, fat balls, hi-energy peanut and birdseed. So it’s really easy to get the kind of bird food you need to attract the right attention.

    2. Add A Place To Drink

    Birds need water as much as they need food, and if you don’t have a suitable water point then they might not pay your garden a visit.

    A birdbath is a good route to go down, providing birds with a place to not only drink but to wash easily too.

     

    3. Feeders & Equipment

    The best way of storing any food you bring to your garden to attract birds is in handy feeders or bird stations.

    This makes it easy for birds to enjoy delicious food and come back time and again to treat themselves.

    Poundstretcher’s range includes plastic and metal feeders, as well as bird feeders with cool designs.

    There’s also this excellent bird station that comes with feeders that can allow you to easily provide the food and water your winged friends need.

     

    4. Place Them In Safe Places

    When placing your feeders or bird station, be mindful of where you’re locating them. If a bird feels they are in any danger, they aren’t likely to try your feeders in case something unwanted happens to them.

    So try to locate your items in places that feel low risk for birds. This isn’t always 100% possible, so the best thing to do is to locate them where any bird can see danger coming a safe way off.

     

    5. Sit Back & Enjoy

    If you get all the food, water and equipment you need to attract wild birds to your garden, it’s simply a case of sitting back and enjoying their visits.

    A pair of binoculars can help you study the birds that do visit in closer detail. Also, try to make sure to stay on top of the food levels in any feeders you have in your garden.

    At Poundstretcher, we have all the bird products you need, so be sure to browse through our full range in our Pet Hut section!

    You can find your next great buy at your nearest store. To find yours, simply use our Store Finder.

    And if you’d like to hear more about our bargains, as well as competitions, visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube!

  • Throw a BBQ to Remember This Summer

    Few things make for better social occasions in the summer months than a great barbecue with the people you like to spend time with the most.

    Though the British weather can be somewhat temperamental, a BBQ is always a great way to have a laugh and enjoy quality time when the sun does poke its head out.

    Poundstretcher is the ideal store to pop to if you’re planning a BBQ of your own. In our latest blog, we’ve picked out some of the products that can help you throw a BBQ to remember.

    For starters, be sure to take a look through our barbecue and fire pits range. This is where you can pick up all those sure-fire (no pun intended) hits for the big BBQ day.

    Here is where you will find our great affordable barbecue sets, including the kettle BBQ from Poundstretcher. This great steel design comes with two wheels to make portability a piece of cake, helping you sort your BBQ area out exactly as you want it.

    You can also maintain your barbecue with ease thanks to products such as our BBQ cleaning brushes and Bacofoil Nonstick.  

    We have a selection of flan dishes, roasting trays, foil platters and foil tray bakes that are the perfect accessory to your BBQ plans, helping you to prepare and serve food easily.

    And if the weather is looking super hot, why not pick up a 2 pack of ice blocks from Poundstretcher? These are a great way to keep food, drinks and your body cool in the heat!

    Poundstretcher also has an excellent range of food and drink that will certainly complement the main course on your BBQ day.

    We have a host of delicious drinks at excellent low prices that are the ideal way to cleanse the palette on those hot summer days. With classic fizzy drinks aplenty, be sure to stock up ahead of your BBQ.

    There’s also a host of snacks and crisps available, with a great variety of delicious light foods that are great to nibble on over the course of a hot BBQ day.

    And if you’re looking to add some extra flavour to your BBQ dish, take a browse through the range of sauces, spices and dressings we have available at Poundstretcher.

    And while you’re in the summer mood, be sure to take a look through our summer fun range too.

    To get hold of all the BBQ products you need this summer, simply head to your nearest Poundstretcher store. To find yours, enter your postcode into our Store Finder tool.

    If you like these bargains, check out our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for even more!

  • Our Monthly Top Instagram Pics: July

    With July now behind us, it's time for the next monthly Instagram giveaway!

    As always, we show off just a small selection of the lovely Instagram pictures you have tagged us in and that we've shared on our page!

    But here's the best part! For our #1 post of the month, we'll send the lucky customer a £10 Poundstretcher voucher to use in-store!

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

    1. @ourlittlegosford

    This post is from @ourlittlegosfordhome showing off our stunning Silver Luxury Bedspread alongside their adorable pooch.  Who doesn't love a nice comfy bed?

    2. @the_fergoss_home_x

    This next post showcases our lovely grand ornate mirror in @the_fergoss_home_x's fantastic home! For only £69.99, it's an absolute bargain!

     

    3. @lauracleanaholic

    @lauracleanaholic has a fabulous rainbow of Fabulosa in their collection! Doesn't this post look truly wonderful? Our Fabulosa 220ml bottles are only 99p each!

     

    4. @ourforevernewforest

    @ourforevernewforest's post shows off our rustic hanging heart baskets that are sure to bring a pleasant cute charm to your garden! They're only £3.99 each and paired with the pink flowers they look stunning.

    And with that, we have our top picks of Instagram posts for July. Now to announce the winner of our wonderful prize of £10 worth of vouchers to use however you wish!

    July's fabulous prize-winner is...

    @the_fergoss_home_x

    Congratulations!

    You will be receiving a message shortly highlighting that you've won and to ask 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 winning some vouchers, 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 on our Instagram!

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