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  • Keep Your Bedroom Clean With Our 6 Tips!

    It's that time once more! Another set of hot tips from our cleaning wizards here at Poundstretcher. This time we're telling you how to tackle your bedroom.

    So, whilst it's a good idea to get into a habit of cleaning your bedroom out at least once a week, it's also good to keep on top of things on a daily basis too.

     

    1. De-clutter, De-clutter, De-clutter

    Sound familiar? It ought to, it's something we make sure to mention every week! It's always best to get rid of all the old junk (receipts, tissues, etc.) from your bedroom space, be they on display or tucked away in your bedside drawers.

    Also, be sure to check under your bed and through your wardrobe for anything you no longer want or need. If it's in good shape, it might be a good time to gather them up and think about donating or selling them?

     

    2. Laundry Round-up

    This applies to both your clean and dirty clothes that may be scattered around your room. Add your dirty ones to your hamper (we know how quickly dirty clothes can pile up on the floor), and fold/hang up any of your clean ones so they're out the way.

     

    3. Dust Across All Your Surfaces

    Everything from the bed headboards, your side table, and the top of your wardrobe should all be dusted and polished with some help from Mr. Sheen!

    Don't get your light fixtures and curtains too! Dust up high and down low.

     

    4. Vacuum And Clean Your Floor

    Get into every possible nook and cranny, making sure to not forget underneath and behind your bed and wardrobe (if possible). Remember to focus on this after you've already dusted so you're not creating more work for yourself.

     

    5. Sort Out The Bed

    If your bed has just been changed recently, then simply make your bed and get it all nice and straightened out. Otherwise, strip everything off your bed and throw all the mattress protectors and sheets right into your laundry hamper. There's nothing better than a nice fresh bed!

     

    6. Keep Organised

    Whether it's shoes, belts, jewellery, bags, ties, what-have-you, then it's a good idea to give them a designated place. Plastic storage is a good way of doing this, or just giving them their own drawer or shelf.

    There you have it; short and sweet. It really is no different than cleaning other rooms in your room, you just have to remember to keep that bed fresh and clean!

    Why not come and check out your nearest Poundstretcher store and grab some bargains up? Don't know where your local one is? That's no problem, just head over to our Store Finder and you'll find out in no time.

    Also, be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram page for more bargains and competitions!

  • 8 Top Tips for a Refreshingly Clean Kitchen!

    It's that time again! We have more fantastic quick cleaning tips for you this week; this time we're focusing on the kitchen, somewhere that ought to be spic and span!

    Whether you use Stardrops, Mr. Muscle, Cif, or just plain ol' vinegar and elbow grease, check out our top tips below and see if they can improve how you think about cleaning your kitchen.

    Or if you have some better solutions, let us know on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

     

    1. Change Cloths on a Regular Basis

    First things first, the cloths used to wipe your surfaces every night (not to mention the spills you might accidentally make) should be changed at least once or twice a week.

     

    2. Keep Your Microwave Fresh

    You might neglect the inside of your microwave, but it certainly is something that needs to be cleaned on a regular basis. Make sure to give the surfaces (up, down, left, and right) a good scrubbing and use some of our amazing Ozmo Antibacterial Fridge & Microwave Cleaning Spray for only £1.79!

     

    3. Clear Out Your Fridge

    This isn't something you might be doing every day, but it certainly is something that should be kept on top of. Just go through every weekend and make sure you take notice of anything that's nearly out of date, whilst tossing anything out that's no longer any good. (the same can be said of your freezer too).

    After that, take everything out, give the surfaces a good wipe with good old reliable Ozmo, and put everything back in after wiping dry.

     

    4. Mop the Floor

    It's a wet job, and sometimes it can mean your kitchen is off limits for a period of time (unless you want wet feet), but mopping the floor is a job that needs to be done often. Just take a solution of disinfectant in a bucket, get a mop, slap it down on the floor, and get to work!

     

    5. Take Pride in Your Clean Oven

    It's a big job, but Oven Pride is the best product to turn to when you need to get the grime and dirt from your oven when a deep clean is required.

    Just put on the included protective gloves, follow the instructions, and soon you'll have an awe-inspiring oven!

     

    6. Wipe Down the Surfaces

    Your work surfaces need to be done daily (after/before dinner would be a good time). Also, it's worth noting your cabinet doors and interiors should be done every so often too, as grease and dirt can latch onto them without you even knowing.

    Just use some antibacterial kitchen spray for only 90p, spritz it across your surfaces, wipe with a clean damp cloth and presto, the job is done!

     

    7. Descale Your Kettle

    Sometimes limescale wouldn't pose much of an issue, sometimes it will. It all depends on the quality of your water. However, if your kettle (or any products that need a good descaling) is in need of some help, you can be sure that Oust is the best way to go!

     

    8. Sink That Dirt

    Your sink basin has all sorts of food, oil, grime, and bits going through it as you go about washing up and preparing food. It's good to do your sink the same way you clean your surfaces, with a good kitchen spray!

    So, any helpful tips? Maybe you already knew all these or maybe you think you know some better ways to clean the kitchen? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

    And if you want to check out some of our great cleaning range, you can find your nearest store using our Store Finder!

  • Quick Tips On Cleaning Your Living Room

    You spend such a large amount of time in the living room, so naturally, you'll want to keep it nice and clean! Spring cleaning is coming to an end, though the work needed to put in for a fresh home never stops!

    A quick run-around a day (packing things away, a quick vacuum, and polishing the surfaces) is all it takes to keep on top of things. This way, it means you'll have more time for fun on the weekends!

    This week, we have some fantastic tips and amazing products to share with you all about keeping your living room nice and tidy! Break out the music, start that 20-minute timer, and let's get to work!

     

    1. Declutter On A Daily Basis!

    It's always best to start with clearing things away and putting them where they should go. Whether it's just pairing all the coasters together in a pile on the coffee table, putting books/DVDs in their rightful place on the bookshelf, or tidying away toys in plastic storage boxes.

     

    2. Plump Your Pillows Up!

    Fluff, beat, and straighten up your sofa cushions on a regular basis. This helps keep your sofa lasting longer, straightens it up nicely, and makes it more comfortable in the long run!

     

    3. Clean Up High and Down Low!

    It isn't just everything you can reach with ease that needs cleaning. With a duster, you'll be able to clear the dust from those hard-to-reach places up above (ceiling fans, light fixtures, etc.).

    Just remember to start with that early on; there's no point in dusting and polishing the coffee table, only to have dust from the beaded lamp above wiped off and scatter over it.

     

    4. Dust and Polish!

    This doesn't have to take too long. Just grab a microfibre cloth and wipe off all the dust across your surfaces; follow this up with some Mr Sheen spring fresh polish to keep your furniture healthy and smell utterly fresh.

     

    5. Vacuum Your Curtains!

    Gently clean your curtains using your vacuum to suck up any potential dust. Deep cleaning these will only come around every so often, but it's the quick weekly (or daily!) maintaining that takes no time at all!

     

    6. Disinfect Your Remotes!

    This goes for light switches and everything you touch on a daily basis! You may forget about these, but if you think about how often you touch and use remotes and controllers you'll realise you are just transporting dirt and grime around!

    All it takes is a little cleaning solution in warm diluted disinfectant solution. Make sure it's not dripping wet and just carefully and gently wipe around your light switches/controller buttons.

     

    7. Tackle the Carpet Last!

    The last part of your short burst of daily (or bi-daily) cleaning will be to vacuum your carpet. This way any dust or dirt that's come from your surfaces and have settled onto your carpet can be cleaned up for a nice clean finish!

     

    8. Don't Forget the Windows!

    Whilst not really part of a normal 20-30 minute clean, it's worth mentioning here that your windows are important too! There's nothing worse than streaky and/or dirty windows.

    There are two ways you can go about this: mix hot water and white vinegar together in a bucket or use some specific glass cleaner to speed things up a little.

    Rinse a clean cloth in the solution and wipe down your windows. From there just use newspaper to dry and you're done!

    So there we have it; some of our top tips (alongside the cleaning products found in your local store that make cleaning a breeze) for how to have a pleasantly clean living room. Keeping on top of things is the most important part.

    Fancy sharing some personal top tips or showing off some pictures of your sparkling clean living room? Maybe you want to give a shout-out about a product we sell that's provided fantastic results? Just give us a shout on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages!

  • 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!

  • 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?

  • Get Set For Spring Cleaning With Our 6 Easy Tips

     

    Where has the time gone? It's almost March and that means spring is getting closer to being in full bloom (could have sworn I saw a bumblebee the other day)! With Easter and Mother's Day on the horizon, it's time to think about (if you haven't already) cracking on with some spring cleaning before it slips away from you!

    With our wide range of products here at Poundstretcher, you'll have everything you need to tackle this task before you. Here are a few quick tips to help make everything easier and our top choice of cleaning products to use.

     

    Tip #1: Before You Begin - Clean Your Utensils

    The last thing you want is to track more dirt and pesky dust bunnies around your home, right? Well, then one of the first things you should consider before sweeping your brooms left, right, and centre is to give the bristles a good cleaning. This goes for any cloths you wish to use too.

    Just simply give them a quick once-over with your vacuum (making sure to give the nozzle a clean afterward too) or wash it with warm, soapy water. Also, make sure you give your sponges a good soak too.

     

    Tip #2: Clean Your Light Fixtures

    You'll be amazed at how dusty your light fixtures can get, and also at how much it can slightly alter the lighting in your home. All it takes is a quick climb up a stepladder, a sponge, and some handy Dettol Anti-bacterial surface cleaner to get the job done.

    Regular up-keep also prevents the build-up in these tough to reach places, meaning you'll have a cleaner home. It's especially useful to bear in mind if someone in the house has dust allergies and/or breathing difficulties.

     

    Tip #3: Wipe Every Surface, Even Vertical Ones

    It isn't just the kitchen counters and other horizontal surfaces you should clean on a regular basis. Build-up can occur on your cupboard doors and drawers too, almost seeming invisible. It's a good idea to give everything a good wipe with some antibacterial surface cleaner to get rid of the germs for good.

     

    Tip #4: Deep Clean Your Fridge

    Same as the windows, make sure you clean the inside and outside of your fridge; you'd be surprised how much grime can gather on your fridge door! Gather up all your refrigerated supplies and give the entire inside a good clean. Pull out all the interior shelves and wash them in warm soapy water, followed by wiping down everything else that cannot be removed (this includes the sides, bottom, and fridge 'ceiling'.).

     

    Tip #5: Clean the Windows Inside & Out

    First off, did you know it's a better idea to clean your windows on a cloudy day? That way you can ensure the water and Mr. Muscle window spray will not dry and create a load of speckles before you're done.

    It can be difficult to clean the outside of your windows if they're not reachable at ground level. However, it's worth making sure they're just as clean as the inside. What's the point of cleaning the windows on the inside, if there are smudges and dirt on the outside? One product that can help you is our Window Cleaning Kit, containing a rubber squeegee, microfibre mop, a replacement window mop pad, ergonomic hand grip, and telescopic pole (that extends to 1.05cm approx.)!

     

    Tip #6: Declutter All The Clutter

    Finally, tackle the biggest part of spring cleaning (getting rid of and/or organising all your clutter) with our range of storage options! This doesn't mean cramming things anywhere, stuffing them into a box, and leaving them under the bed. No, you might as well do a complete clear out of all your unwanted books, movies, and knick-knacks (either selling them on eBay or giving them to a charity shop). The rest of them can then be organised by size/subject/genre and then neatly aligned.

    For your clothes, some over-door hooks can work wonders in freeing up some space, as would placing your random bits and pieces in any of our plastic storage containers. Also, similar to organising your books and movies, it would be worth doing the same for clothes. Having a designated space for each type of clothing (and also arranging them by occasion) would make your daily routine much smoother.

     

    Have any other top tips on cleaning wizardry to share? Maybe you're a domestic deity who wishes to impart a fantastic way of tackling daily cleaning chores? Well then, share your thoughts and views on our Facebook and Twitter pages, and also be sure to check out our weekly competitions and amazing deals.

    Want to find your nearest store? Well, just use our Store Finder and your local store (including directions and opening hours) will be available to you in a flash.

  • Take A Look Through Our Top February Discounts

    One of the reasons Poundstretcher’s customers keep coming back to us is because of the great value and amazing savings we continually offer to everyone across the nation.

    This February, on top of the 1000s of prices we have already slashed, we’ve also made selected cuts to other parts of our range to provide you with more for your money.

     

    Tea & Coffee Essentials

    There are some pretty fundamental things that get people through the day – one of which is a nice hot drink.

    We’ve knocked 25% off a host of tea, coffee, and sugar canisters, so be sure to browse our selection of homeware products and find what you need.

     

    Salty Savings

    It’s a point of contention among fish and chip fanatics – how much salt do you put on, if any at all?

    Well if you fall on the saltier side of the divide, you are sure to love some of the discounts we have available on our salt selection.

    We’ve knocked up to 50% off a wide variety of our salt products, including Himalayan White Salt, Atlantic Sea Salt, and Pink, Black and White salts in bottles. You can pick up these flavoursome options for less at Poundstretcher this February.

     

    Save On String Lights

    String lights are great for turning an ordinary space into somewhere with a touch of magic.

    You can pick up peg lights that are great for hanging photographs from, making them ideal weddings and party lights.

    We have lowered prices on a host of selected string lights as part of our February discounts, so don’t miss out.

    String lights

     

    Pick-up Some Bargain Placemats

    If you’re looking to add a touch of style and sophistication to the dining table, you’re in luck.

    We’ve knocked our price down on our placemats and coasters, including 2 packs of Black Faux Leather Placemats, giving your kitchen or dining room set up a fresh lease of life.

     

    Keep Warm On Chilly Nights

    The worst of the winter might be behind us, but that doesn’t mean that temperatures won’t dip down on chilly evenings.

    To stay warm through the remainder of February and spring, be sure to take a look through our full selection of thermal clothing, including socks, gloves, and hats. You can save on these great items this month at Poundstretcher.

    thermal clothing

     

    Fabulous February Savings

    Don’t forget that our pet event is also currently taking place, so if you’re on the lookout for great low prices for pet products, be sure to visit Poundstretcher before the 2nd March.

    To find your nearest Poundstretcher store, head to our Find a Store for opening hours, addresses, and contact details so you can start planning your next trip today!

    For more fantastic bargains and competitions, why not look at our Facebook and Twitter for everything you could need this February.

  • Our 2019 January Sale Must Haves

    As a new year begins, we know that bank balances can be a little tight as they recover from the likely big hit they took in the run-up to and during Christmas.

    Whether it's buying all those perfect presents or trying to cook a fantastic Christmas dinner; the reality is that all too often, come January, things can become a little stretched.

    This is why we at Poundstretcher always look to deliver value to our customers, not to mention help them to save on everything from household essentials to food and drink.

    As part of this, you can save money on hundreds of products across our stores as part of the 2019 Poundstretcher January sale!

    January Bargains

    The new year affords the chance for people to reflect and potentially make a resolution, such as living more frugally in 2019.

    So to help you find great products, we’ve highlighted some of the many awesome buys available at your nearest Poundstretcher store to showcase what we have on offer as part of our January sale.

    For starters, you can pick up a host of fantastic homeware products for less. Make some fresh new additions to your bathroom by picking up bath towels, hand towels, toilet brushes, and bath mats, while your kitchen may benefit from new oven gloves and dish drying mats.

    For the bedroom, we have bedspreads, luxurious throws, and laundry bags available, as well as a broad selection of scented candles that can bring stunning aromas to any room. For something to keep you warm, we also have a fantastic Hyundai black curved fireplace and a convector heater at bargain prices, while you can bring new life to your lamps and lights with beautifully coloured lampshades from Poundstretcher.

    Practical Purchases

    Poundstretcher’s January sale also covers a host of excellent storage products that can help you get things looking neat and tidy in 2019. We have large plastic storage boxes, as well as storage towers, to help keep things out of sight which are great for parents to keep all those kids toys neat and tidy when they’re not being used.

    Let's not also forget all the up-coming cleaning that needs to be done with spring around the corner? The Pink Stuff, Oven Pride, and Persil, along with so many other fantastic cleaning supplies that you'll NEED to stock up on before that big spring clean.

    Other practical purchases that are available for less this January include men’s socks and underwearpicture frames, and shower sets. Whatever is on your to-do list this year, you can get things ticked off by shopping with Poundstretcher.

    Tasty Food and Drink

    There are also a host of food and beverage options available at Poundstretcher – such as a host of chocolates and confectionery like boxes of Maltesers and Terry’s Chocolate Orange bars, as well as bottles of fizzy drinks for less.

    There are also tins of soup and baked beans from Heinz, as well as packets of pasta, rice, and coffee, so your grocery needs can be met!

    Find Your Nearest Poundstretcher Now

    Time is running out to take advantage of all the discounts we have across our store, so don’t miss out! Head to your nearest Poundstretcher store and save yourself a bundle today.

    Why not see what's happening on our Facebook and Twitter pages too? Share your January bargains and check out all the latest news and competitions.

  • Reasons Why a Canvas Wardrobe Is a Must-Have for Students

    Storage is always an issue, whether you're at university or not. We all have so many clothes, shoes, and bits and pieces, that sometimes we just need a little bit of extra space. Though how do you accomplish this at uni, when you may have the tiniest wardrobe ever and yet still want your room to be neat? Well, canvas wardrobes in our storage range are the answer!

    That's right, canvas wardrobes, and we at Poundstretcher have them ready for you to take home so you get your clothes all organised and put away, all for an affordable price.

    Fill In The Gaps With Canvas

    If you have a tiny uni accommodation, then this Single Metal Frame Canvas Wardrobe is just what you're looking for. You can utilise as much of your new room as possible, and it offers a great storage solution whether it's temporary or long-term.

    Our canvas wardrobes are easy to assemble and allows you to hang all your clothes with a little extra space at the bottom for shoes and other accessories. What's more is that you can free up space for everything else you'll be needing, such as a laundry basket and a desk to work on (which will come easily to you once your room is free from clothes hanging around haphazardously).

    A single not big enough for you? Whether you wish to share it with another person or you simply have THAT many clothes, we also have you covered with our Double Canvas Wardrobe.

    Having Both Style AND Substance

    Now, style is a big part of any room, and we have a choice of colours that will help benefit your personal space. Yet whilst you can grab them in black, white or grey, you can also be assured they are perfect for storage. Stylish and functional.

    It's not only canvas wardrobes, but also door hangers that offer this same design. Like this Black Overdoor Organiser; hang everything from your childhood teddy from home, slippers, shoes, and more. All it takes is to hook it over your door to allow you to maximise your space (which believe me, can be limited whilst at university).

    Wherever you go, I can go too!

    Now you might only be living at your uni accommodation for the academic year, so what happens when summer rolls around? Well, fear not, you can easily disassemble your canvas wardrobe, put it into storage, and reassemble it when you move into your next place; easy peasy!

    Whether it's taking it to use back at home, at your uni place, or even when you start to move out to your own place after uni, there's always a need for storage. It's a great investment in staying organised and to keep your clothes clean and fresh.

    Unsure where your nearest Poundstretcher store is? We have you covered! Introducing our amazing Store Finder, the ideal partner in helping you locate all our stores, as well as opening times and Google Map directions! Give it a try and go on a bargain hunting adventure to find your perfect storage means today!

  • Energy Drinks to Keep you Going at University

    In need of an energy boost at for the beginning of the University year? Energy drinks are a fantastic way of getting back into uni life!

    Having spent much of the summer dancing the night away at festivals, travelling and jet setting or even just curled up with munchies and a ‘Netflix-athon’, getting back into the swing of studying is a difficult transition after so much down time.

    Here are some branded energy drinks that will help kick-start you into the academic year ahead so you can hit the ground running!

    Lucozade

    Let’s start with the old reliable– Lucozade!

     

    Originally, Lucozade started out as an energy source for the sick. Created in 1927, it was sold as ‘Glucozade’ by a Geordie pharmacist, William Owen, until being sold to Beecham’s in 1929 where it became renamed as Lucozade.

    Being a glucose-based water solution, this energy drink was rebranded as a sports drink in 1983 to associate it with health rather than sickness, which was its previous use.

    As an original energy drink on the block, you can trust that it will do the trick when it comes to perking you up in times of weariness.

    At Poundstretcher, we sell the 380ml bottle individually for ONLY 45p EACH.  Or, if you fancy something less sparkling but refreshingly juicy, you can get a 6 pack of the Lucozade Sport Orange 500ml bottles for ONLY £2.89! Refreshing and juicy, these orange bottles are great for those who aren't keen on fizzy drinks!

    So, whether you just need an energy boost to get through a particularly dull lecture or you’re doing an infamous ‘all-nighter’ to finish that essay on time, we at Poundstretcher, have got you covered!

    Lucozade Zero Original

    Obviously, being branded as a sports energy drink, Lucozade original is renowned for high calorie content so may not be conducive to weight watching.

    But don’t worry! We, at Poundstretcher, have also stocked up on Lucozade Zero Original– the calorie free option for ONLY 39p a bottle! So, you can study all night, with the unmistakably awesome taste of Lucozade Original, whilst keeping the calories at bay and looking after your pennies!

    Lucozade Tropical Fusion

    If you’re not keen on the original Lucozade, why not spice it up a bit with some of their fun fusion flavours! Tropical Fusion is a great one for miserable, drizzly days. Flavoured with pineapple–kiwi, this energy drink is a smash of the tropics and is sure to pick you up whatever the weather or however daunting the workload ahead is.

    You can pick up a bottle of Tropical Fusion Lucozade at Poundstretcher for ONLY 49p EACH! So, bring the exotic to your lecture theatre or Library session and add some zest to your studying!We've got a variety of flavours so mix it up for less at Poundstretcher!

    Monster Energy

    Not for the faint hearted, Monster Energy is the MUST-HAVE energy drink for those of us who want to crank up the work-per-hour quota!

    Claiming to ‘Fuel Your Brain’ whilst simultaneously ‘Unleash[ing] the Beast’, this energy drink has become increasingly popular in recent years.

    Originating in America in 2002, Monster Energy, as a company, are known for endorsing many worldwide extreme sporting events such as UFC, BMX, Snowboarding, Motocross (off-road motorcycle racing) and many more.

    The caffeine content in Monster Energy Original is approximately 10mg/oz which is around the same as an average cup of coffee. However, REMEMBER, a can of Monster is ‘beastier’ than the average 8oz cup of coffee at around 17oz per can so you’re sure to get that satisfying surge of energy right when you need it!

    You can pick up a 500ml can of Monster Original for ONLY 79p EACH! At Poundstretcher, we also sell the zero sugar version and many other ferociously tasty variants from the same price.

    GET PREPARED for the dreaded all-nighters before an important deadline.

    When the essay that you’ve been staring at for 8 hours solid has become, what looks to be, a collection of nonsensical wavy lines; when the walls of the library have literally changed state, because you’ve been sitting there that long; when the inside of your brain has turned to soup and your eyes have lost mobility so you’re just staring into the oblivion that is ‘STRESS’ – crack open a can of MONSTER and release your inner geek!

    Red Bull (Gives You Wings)

    And finally, the Powerhouse of the energy drink world– Red Bull. Created in 1987, Red Bull originated in Thailand, being sold by the Austrian company Red Bull GmbH. Based on a cheap Thai energy drink called ‘Krating Daeng’ that was said to be a cure for jet-lag, Red Bull was originally marketed as a trendy, upscale version, first introduced in Austrian Ski resorts.

    Over the years, Red Bull has given itself wings by gaining the highest market share of any energy drink in the world, with 5.387 billion cans sold in 2013!

     

    Often known for being pricey, Poundstretcher have, as always, managed to give you an absolute bargain! At ONLY 95p per 250ml can OR you can pick up a pack of 4 250ml cans for ONLY £3.49 EACH!

    For the ‘toff’ of the energy drink world, we think this is an unmissable deal so study in style for less with Poundstretcher!

    GET YOUR WINGS NOW at your local Poundstretcher and grab that essay by the HORNS!

    These are just a few of our suggestions at Poundstretcher for energy drinks to get you through University. We have a huge range of big brands at bargain prices; from Relentless to Rockstar or Mountain Dew. 

    Whether you fancy a set of wings, are planning on contacting– and unleashing– your inner beast or want to party like a 'Rockstar', remember, at Poundstretcher, there are 'no half measures' when it comes to fantastic deals on all big brand energy drinks!

    We also have a huge range of cold drinks; from Coca Cola to fruit juices, as well as a variety of hot drinks such as tea and coffee at great value so get stocked up at Poundstretcher for this academic year – you’ll be amazed at what you’ll save!

    Safety Note: Please consume energy drinks responsibly. These energy drinks must not be consumed by pregnant women, children or anyone sensitive to caffeine.

  • Get Ready For Back To Uni Season With Poundstretcher

    It's finally that time of year; uni is now looming ever closer. Whether you're a fresh-faced student straight out of college/a gap year, or a mature student, it's always a good idea to have a checklist of the university essentials, and Poundstretcher is here to help!

    Items including your passport, driving license, documents regarding your student loan, clothes, bank card, laptop, TV, and all the other essentials to student life are a given. You’re bound to take all of them, right? However, how about the rest of the things you’re going to have to pack? All the items you'll need to buy especially for student life?

    Doesn't matter if you're going to be a fresher moving into Halls or returning and living with friends in a rented student house. The below checklists are ideal for your uni survival.

    If you are entering Halls of Residence or even some student accommodation, then you may not need certain items (a toaster, iron, ironing board, and even the cleaning supplies are usually provided when in Halls). If in doubt, it's best to consult the university residential services.

    Uni Checklist: Stationery

    Uni Checklist: Bedroom

    Uni Checklist: Toiletries & Bathroom

    Uni Checklist: Cleaning Supplies

    Uni Checklist: Kitchen

    Uni Checklist: Groceries

    Miscellaneous

    And there we have it. Everything (and then some) you may need whilst at university. Some of the above can be altered or removed to suit your own personal preferences and needs. Splitting the cost between flatmates and university friends is also a great and affordable way to go about things.

    Wondering where your nearest Poundstretcher is exactly? Well then, check out our handy Store Finder to see Google Map directions and opening times.

    Good luck!

  • Grocery Shopping Made Easy With Poundstretcher’s Grocery List

    Grocery shopping is, for the most part, a daunting task where money is concerned. A lot of emphasis is placed on the average cost of a weekly shop for a family of four, and sometimes it's tough to know what to buy.

    With the start of the academic school year upon us, the need for adding new packed lunch items starts to show itself on our shopping lists. There is even more to buy and the cost seems to go up and up.

    What if there was an easier way? A guide or list of grocery products to give you an idea of what you could be looking for, all for an affordable price? Well, that's what this blog post is all about!

    Breakfast

    Now, we all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So why not get the whole family eating something truly delicious and nutritious. You need a boost to get you through the morning, no, not just the morning, but the entire day. It all starts with a hearty dose of these Grain Classic Wheat Biscuits, they're great for everyone and go great with a splash of milk. Those and these Weetabix Weetaflakes are a great way to Carpe Diem.

    What if you need your breakfast on the go? Maybe you just wish to have it in the office later, or perhaps just want to feel the warm oaty taste of Oatburst? Here we have 3 delicious instant porridges for you to sample: original, golden syrup, and apple & blueberry.

    Work/Packed Lunch

    Whether it's for a child or adult, these items are all fantastically affordable that will make any lunch satisfying and filling.

    Let's start with some sandwich fillers. For a tasty treat that's bursting with delicious chocolatey goodness, why not give this Twix Chocolate Spread a try in a sandwich? Nothing screams a special lunchbox treat like some chocolate between bread.

    Or if you wish to go for something a little healthier you can try a sandwich with some Ocean Best TunaGreen Giant Sweetcorn, Baxters Beetroot, or Harwards Silverskin Onion inside, with a good dollop of Hellmans Mayo of course.

    Next, you should really have some fruit thrown in. These Del Monte Peach Halves (or Apricot if you prefer) are great for getting 1 of your 5 a day, that or this Del Monte Light Fruit Cocktail.

    Want a snack in there too? These Wagon Wheels come in a pack of 6 with 2 free, whilst these Higates Flapjacks come in 4 great flavours (white chocolate, original, chocolate, and coconut & cherry). And to top it all off, have these classic Space Raiders to give you that final treat you all deserve. Both the standard pickled onion and the beef flavours are still loved across the recent generations.

    Last, here come the drinks. Get hydrated with these fruity Perfectly Clear Spring Waters, coming in summer fruits, strawberry, and lemon and lime flavours. If water isn't really what you're looking for, then try these Maja Juice Drinks in either orange or multi-fruit. They come in a great pack of 10 and will last the entire week which equates to great packed lunch filler.

    Ready Made Lunches

    So, if you're at home instead (or you wish for a warm and quick meal at the office) then you're in luck! At Poundstretcher you can grab great branded products such as some Heinz Simmer Soup Cream of Chicken or their Tomato Chilli Pasta with a 5 minute cooking time, or these Mug Shot Snack Stops (in sweet and sour noodle, chicken noodle, cheese pasta, and tomato pasta flavours).

    Perhaps you're feeling rebellious and want some Pot Noodle in their Bombay Bad Boy taste sensation? Or Uncle Ben's Rice Time, a great quick-and-easy pot of rice with curry sauce (red Thai, green Thai, and Cantonese) that will give you that warm get-up-and-go feeling you need at lunchtime.

    If curry is more your thing there's also the Curry Express that'll take you on a tasty trip to Savouryville! There are numerous stops, such as korma, rogan josh, tikka masala, and jalfrezi, all that can satisfy anyone's hunger.

    Dinner

    Dinners can become a major hassle, deciding what to have, when to have it, etc. However, here Poundstretcher has a list of everything you would want to have for a weekly shop.

    Starting with pasta and spaghetti, it's something for the kids. These Crosse and Blackwell Kids Shapes come in a variety of different characters, such as those from Star Wars and Frozen. For penne pasta, we have Buitoni's very own. With some Amore plum or chopped tomatoes (or using some Ragu Traditional Chunky Bolognese Sauce),  you can have a tasty Italian dish with ease every time.

    Another day why not try something with rice? Blue Dragon Egg Fried Rice to be exact, or maybe Patak's Pilau Rice instead. With your carbs in place, you can start to add Mai Thai Coconut Milk with some herbs, spices, and chicken to make a delicious Thai curry. It's either that or using Patak's Mild Curry Sauce for a delectable Indian-style delight (with naan and poppadoms, of course).

    There are also fast and convenient dinners available to you. Take this Al'fez Moroccan Easy Cook Meal Kit, which has everything you need to make a tasty meal for two. Pair them up (or any other meal) with peas and beans from Bonners and you have yourself a healthier and greener meal.

    There are so many cupboard-fillers that can be used to make great dinners even better. They include Batchelors Mushy Peas, Goldenfry's Dumpling MixYorkshire Pudding & Pancake Mix, and Gravy Beef Mix.

    Not to mention all the condiments and seasonings you could be adding in, like Heinz Tomato Ketchup and HP Garlic BBQ Sauce. Don't forget the Saxa White Pepper and Salt, Vinegar (great with some chips), and everything from Natural Herbs & Spices.

    Also, what cupboard would be complete without some Flora Pure Sunflower Oil, flour (self-raising and plain) and some sugar?

    Snacks & Drinks

    Now onto the treats and drinks. At Poundstretcher you can be assured you will find coffee, tea, biscuits, and more all for an affordable price. Even whilst on a budget you can still enjoy something sweet and indulge.

    For example, why not get your Bake-Off fix with some baking? These adorable Shaun the Sheep cakes can be made using a simple cake mix. What better way to quench the thirst after a job well done than with some Jucee Summer Fruits with no added sugar.

    If you don't want cordial, then there's Lyons gold roast coffee, Typhoo 100 round tea bags, and Pepsi Max in a 1.5l bottle. Add some Carnation Evaporated Milk and then dunk in some delicious biscuits for a great way to spend the afternoon.

    The List

    Like what you see so far? Well then, get a load of this! This printable grocery list is something you could take with you next time you visit Poundstretcher. It's perfect for those on a budget, with a price range of around £30-£40.

    Unsure where your nearest store is? Our Store Finder will help give you directions and show you opening times of your local store!

    Printable Grocery List: Shopping Made Easy With Poundstretcher

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