Monthly Archives: October 2019

  • Our Last Minute Halloween Sweet Top Picks!

    It's that ghoulish time of the year, as Halloween is just around the corner. Tomorrow all the monsters, zombies, witches and everything else that goes bump in the night will be shambling about!

    If you haven't had a chance to grab your spooky sweets yet, now is the time! Not just for the trick or treaters... but for yourselves! There's nothing quite like a nice scary movie, popcorn, and loads of horror-themed sweets. Or maybe they can be treats for any late Halloween parties going on next weekend.

    Here are our top 5 picks of shriekingly amazing Halloween sweets! Oh, and don't forget any trick or treat bags or bowls you might be needing!

    MURDER MOTEL BODY PARTS - £1

    Fresh from that poor victim from Room 13; why not sink your fangs this Halloween into these delicious fruit gummy body parts? They're perfect for hungry little or big demons alike, and go even better when scares are in the air at parties!

     

    MURDER MOTEL CYCLOPS EYEBALLS - £1

    From another unfortunate victim, this time from Room 11, these deliciously juicy and fruity jelly cyclops eyeballs are horrendously squishy and ready for any hungry little demons out there. These gummies are perfect for scary parties this Halloween too!

     

    MURDER MOTEL TWISTED GUTS 9 PACK - £1

    Long, stretchy, and just mouth-watering, you'll enjoy these deliciously twisted guts; despite this, they taste and feel just like Vanilla flavoured marshmallow, fresh from room 5 at the Murder Motel (the ideal source for delightful treats)!

     

    VAMPIRE BLOOD POPS - 89p

    Sometimes blood just isn't in the cards, and so if you'd rather have something sweet over something that tastes of iron, why not let your little vampires have these frightening tongue colour-changing treats!

     

    ROWNTREES RANDOMS SPOOKY MIX - 89p

    A delightful yet spooky mix of Randoms are packed with a variety of fantastic fruity flavours, Rowntrees will always keep you guessing with these delicious sweeties themed around Halloween! Skulls, ghosts, pumpkins, just grab a pack and see all the scary things inside! They make fantastic treats for Halloween parties.

    We have so much more in our Halloween range, from decorations to partyware and costumes!

    Let us know how your Halloween goes on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Also, don't forget to check out our YouTube channel!

    And if you wish to grab some of these amazing products, as well as other bargains that will make your hair stand on end, then just head on over to our Store Finder. There you'll have everything you need to find your local store!

  • Luxury Bedding For Less

    Never underestimate the importance of a good night’s sleep.

    This latest Poundstretcher blog isn’t intended to be all about why sleep is great. We all know it’s great, right?

    But good sleep can also help you while you’re up and about in a number of interesting ways.

    Good sleep could help improve your concentration, your productivity and your metabolism. Good sleep could also help you stay in shape, lower the chances of you getting heart disease or having a stroke, and it can be a mood enhancer, allowing you to get on with your day with a smile on your face. 

    All in all, sleep rocks. So that begs the question - what is key to a good night’s sleep? 

    Well, in truth, it’s an abundance of things. There are some you can’t really control. Examples might be that car alarm that goes off on the street outside, or your partner’s snoring.

    But there are plenty that you can control, and one is getting hold of high-quality, super comfortable bedding.

    This is where a trip to your local Poundstretcher can pay real dividends.

    We have a stunning range of high-quality bedding products available for you to buy at incredibly low prices. And with winter on the way, there’s never been a better time to treat you and your family to something from our bedding range. 

    We’ve slashed our prices across our bedding selection, including eye-catching duvet sets. With floral and vintage patterns aplenty, these products not only offer great comfort but also can help create a certain look in your bedroom.

    You can complement your duvet choice with items from our sheets and pillowcases range. We have a huge choice of affordable fitted sheets in an array of different colours and sizes, as well as anti-allergy mattress protectors. These items are made for different sized beds, including, single, double and king. 

    There’s also great pillowcases, with novelty and plain items in great colours available.

    Once you’ve got your pillowcase, you need a great pillow to wrap it around. Of course, we can help here.

    We have a wide selection of different pillows at excellent low prices from leading suppliers, including Silentnight, Slumberdown and Hebden.

    This selection includes memory foam pillows that really help support a relaxing bed space, and we sell single and double packs for you to pick up.

    Finish your new bed arrangement off with buys from our choice of bedspreads and throws. There’s a host of beautiful bedspreads in deep, pleasing colours to choose from, as well as a number of kids blankets with lots of great patterns. 

    And we have low price hot water bottles too. It really is a great range to shop from for yourself and your family, so don’t miss out.

    To get hold of our superb bedding products, simply pay a visit to your local Poundstretcher store. You can find yours using our find a store tool.

  • Easy Student Recipes For University

    Becoming a student for the first time is an exciting experience. But it is also more often than not the first time young people are out in the big wide world fending for themselves. 

    That means that eating 3 solid meals a day can prove sometimes, well, a little difficult. Convenience and efficiency are more often than not the order of the day, at least stereotypically, for your average student. 

    But that doesn’t have to be the case. Believe it or not, it is possible to live the student lifestyle and eat meals that are cheap and easy, perfect as comfort food, and even good for you.

    Here are 3 handy student recipes that can be a lifesaver when it comes to food options that meet your student budget.

     

    1 - Pasta or Spaghetti Bolognese 


    A pasta bolognese or Spaghetti dish is a tasty, simple option after a long day on campus.

    Cook some delicious pasta in boiling water for roughly 15 minutes, then heat up and add some delicious Dolmio Bolognese Original Sauce and you have yourself a delicious student meal.

     

    2 - Delicious Soups

    Sometimes the simple things are the best. A warming bowl of soup is a convenient meal option for students, especially during the winter months or if you’re still feeling a little fragile from the night before.

    Poundstretcher has a host of soup options that can be warmed up easily and served with bread or salad.

    Pick from our Baxters range, which includes chicken broth, tomato and minestrone flavours. 


    We also have handy Heinz Soup of the Day packs that are packed with flavour. You can buy tomato, roasted garlic and black pepper, as well as green garden vegetable flavours at Poundstretcher 

     

    3 - Vesta Ready Meals

    Wanting full meals that don’t take an age to create? A ready meal from Vesta can provide that perfect dinner option for students when time is at a premium.

    Poundstretcher stocks Vesta ready meals that include beef curry, chow mein and paella that are a great option for your dinner plate and your freezer. 

    These are quick and easy to cook and provide a handy lunch or dinner option.

    Hopefully, if you've started university, this list of easy recipes for students will provide a little culinary inspiration and show that Poundstretcher can be your go-to store for handy food items.

    Wherever you’ve gone off to university, you can find your nearest Poundstretcher store using our find a store tool. We look forward to welcoming you in store!

  • Bargain Buys Is Coming To Scunthorpe!

    We are excited to announce the official opening of a Bargain Buys store to the residents of Scunthorpe on Friday 1st November, offering massive savings and fantastic bargains with our Store Opening Day Only Specials!

    Opening on Ashby Retail Park (DN16 3UA), this store will be officially opened at 10am, and we'll have a special guest as Mr Agadoo, Dene Micheal himself, will have fantastic fun games and voucher giveaways!

     

    What are these Store Opening Day Only Specials we mentioned? Well, the first 5 customers in line can get their hands on a delightful Hyundai Black Curve Fireplace worth £229 for only £39.99.

    The next 5 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, Ashby Retail Park, Lakeside Parkway, Scunthorpe, DN16 3UA!

  • Your Toy Shopping Taken Care Of With Poundstretcher

    Toy Shopping Taken Care Of

    Anybody with young children will know the challenge keeping them entertained or distracted can pose.

    One way to do this though is with excellent toys that stimulate their imaginations and provide lots of excitement.

    Poundstretcher has a phenomenal range of affordable toys for kids that are sure to deliver hours of entertainment.

    In our latest blog, we talk you through the selection of toys available at your nearest Poundstretcher store. Whether you’re on the lookout for birthday present options, or even early Christmas presents, this range can help you get hold of exactly what you’re looking for.

    Dolls and Action Figures

    A classic of the kid's toy genre, there’s an excellent range of dolls and action figures available for you to buy at excellent low prices at Poundstretcher.

    You can choose from baby dolls and fashion dolls, as well as robot action figures and more.

     

    Puzzles and Board Games

    Help grow your kids’ minds and imaginations with puzzles and board games from Poundstretcher.

    We stock puzzle sets with loads of favourite cartoon characters, including Spiderman, amongst other franchises. These puzzles come in sets of four, but at the great low price of £3.99, this is a steal.

    There are also wooden puzzles for young children. These feature colourful cartoons of animals, numbers and vehicles.

     

    Cool Toys For Creative Kids

    If you’re looking for something particularly creative, browse through our craft and design range. Here there are a selection of colourful, creative gifts that bring hours of fun.

    This range includes Goozooka slime, magnetic scribblers and super sand art kits, so don’t miss out.

    More, More, More

    Our toy range is truly vast, with many more items available for you to buy at great low prices.

    Many of our toy products are also available for less as part of our 2 for £20 offering, so pick up discounted toys today at your nearest Poundstretcher store. You can find yours using our Store Finder tool. 

  • Get Your Cleaning Done Quickly & Easily

    Any busy household is inevitably going to need a good old fashioned clean from time to time.

    Whether you live in a family home with lots of comings and goings, or are just moving into a new student home for the new academic year, having a few sneaky cleaning tricks up your sleeve can help you stay on top of things.

    Poundstretcher has a great range of cleaning supplies to pick from. And what’s more, this blog includes some handy cleaning hacks, so you can really take your cleaning efforts to the next level.

     

    Think Pink!

    The Pink Stuff, which we have available here at Poundstretcher, is superb at getting surfaces such as hobs and ovens clean.

    We also offer affordable bottles of Mr Muscle drain unclogger, and also limescale remover and shower shine from Glow, while our range includes leading items from the likes of Dettol, Harpic and Stardrops.

     

    Our Fabulosa Products

    Poundstretcher is also proud to present our range of cleaning products from Fabulosa

    We have a vast selection of disinfectants coming in different scents, helping you to get your home looking wonderful for less.

    There are also kitchen cleaners, bathroom cleaners and glass cleaners available from Fabulosa, so be sure to browse through the full range.

     

    Cheeky Cleaning Hacks

    With such a variety of different surfaces and commodities in the modern home, cleaning everything thoroughly is a very challenging prospect.

    So you might be able to get you work surfaces absolutely spotless, but some other household items might be less than perfect.

    For example, is your iron looking a bit grimy and worse for wear? One tip to get it back to its best is by taking a sheet of aluminium foil, sprinkling some salt over the top, and then ironing it. Provided you don’t bring any steam into the equation, this combination will help remove the grime that can build up on your iron plate.

    There’s a host of other similar hacks you can try with ease. For example, did you know that coffee filters can be an effective way of cleaning computer and television screens? Or that toothbrushes are a great way of getting keyboards spotless?

    There are lots of other great tricks out there. A mix of water and vinegar, applied with a sock over your hand, can help get blinds sparkling.

    A pastry brush is also a great way to get rid of crumbs in a toaster, while stainless steel can be easily cleaned using a microfiber cloth and some rubbing alcohol.

     

    Find Your Next Great Cleaning Buy

    Our cleaning supplies range is truly impressive, so whether you need washing up materials, floor care or mops and brooms, Poundstretcher can help.

    To take advantage of all these great items and lots more, simply take a trip to your local Poundstretcher store. You can find yours using our Store Finder tool today.

  • Our Monthly Top Instagram Pics: September

    Autumn is here as we move out of September and into October, and it's that exciting time once again to announce the next monthly Instagram giveaway!

    We absolutely love seeing all your fabulous pictures and we appreciate you tagging us in all your posts.

    Below we have a small selection of the lovely Instagram pictures you have tagged us in and that we've shared on our page!

    For our top post of the month, we'll send the lucky individual a £10 Poundstretcher voucher to use in-store, not to mention both they and the runner-ups will have their image featured on our home page for the next month!

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

    1. @tara_rosee

    Here we have a post from @tara_rosee that's really got a lovely and beautiful autumn vibe!

     

    2.  @home_life_withthegoodwins

    Mirror mirror on the wall! Looks like @home_life_withthegoodwins has added our gorgeous ornate mirror to their bedroom as shown in their wonderful post.

     

    3. @flat_twentynine

    We are loving @flat_twentynine styling of our ornate floor mirror in their post. We think it really ties the room together!

     

    4. @thefreckledmumof2

    @thefreckledmumof2 has added our LED light-up mirror in this post to create a vanity table that is perfect to brighten up your space whilst you do your hair or makeup!

    There you have it, folks! We have our top picks of Instagram posts for the month. Now to announce the winner of our wonderful prize of £10 worth of vouchers to use however you wish!

    September's fabulous prize-winner is...

    @thefreckledmumof2

    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 Instagram!

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