Special Occasions

  • Channel 4's Saving Poundstretcher Airs Final Episode Tonight!

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    Here we go, the third and final episode of Saving Poundstretcher is airing tonight on Channel 4 at 9pm. Grab some popcorn (or Pontefract cakes) and get ready to see how Chris gets on. If you happened to miss the previous episodes, you can always catch up with it all on All 4!

    Being one of Britain's oldest bargain stores,  the public relies on us for exceptional deals, and with 6000 jobs on the line, the stakes have never been higher! This 3-episode fly on the wall series shows retail guru, Chris Edwards, brought in to take a closer look at the inner workings of Poundstretcher.

    In the series finale, Chris Edwards (former owner of Poundworld before selling it in 2015) has been working as CEO for 3 months, and tensions reach boiling-point. He and Aziz clash when Chris realises where one of the biggest problems lie and decides to take charge.

    This comes about after meeting the 'crazy ladies' of Pontypridd in South Wales. Being the Tayub family's most loyal and fun-loving staff, they'll do almost anything to attract the punters (even wearing bikinis)!

    Back at HQ, tension is continuing to grow as Chris gives the job of deciding what gets delivered to stores to a different staff member. How will Aziz react to this 'audacious coup'? Well, you'll have to tune in to find out in this dramatic final episode!

    We won't spoil too much more for you; you'll just have to watch and see for yourself what happens! Though, make sure to check out our Twitter and Facebook pages before, during, and after the show and hashtag (#SavingPoundstretcher) your favourite moments.

    Can Chris Edwards turn things around and save Poundstretcher from the high street retail crisis? Find out tonight at 9pm on Channel 4. Don't forget to use our special hashtag #SavingPoundstretcher when you comment on Twitter and Facebook!

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  • New Dronfield Poundstretcher Store Opens At The Former Co-Op

    Found right beside the Dronfield Sports Centre, the success of our brand spanking new Poundstretcher store in Dronfield resonated with locals Saturday 14th April after it was officially opened at 10am.

    With all the excitement, we further celebrated our fantastic grand opening with an action-packed Fun Day, offering activities that the whole family could enjoy! Free games, balloons,  amazing giveaways, and game shows with great prizes were all on offer!

    Residents who wanted a bargain queued from the early morning to benefit from our Store Opening Specials! We provide amazing value so customers can kit out their homes with branded household goods for less.

    Having invested £500,000, the newly designed former Co-Op store has all current staff positions secured. Syston is our forth Co-Op store we have taken over, with our first three (Ramsey, Swaffham, and Syston) having opened their doors within the last two months, employing over 100 members of staff in all. The next store will be opening in Market Deeping this Thursday 19th April, bringing the total of employed staff to over 120 people.

    We also offer a wide variety of branded grocery goods and seasonal products, providing exceptional bargains and deals every day. Be sure to come down and check out our fantastic gardening range, offering a huge selection of bargain furniture, plants, and outdoor toys.

    Ben Eaton, area manager, commented: “It was an amazing grand opening. There were a lot of locals extremely interested to join us on the morning to help celebrate.

    "They were thrilled with the bargains and offers available to them. I’m very happy to see such satisfied customers leaving the shop after having received such a great shopping experience."

    Thank you to all our loyal customers and hard-working staff in Dronfield for making this Poundstretcher grand opening as stellar as always!

  • 5 Valentine’s Day Sweets to Try this Year

    Save the date, it's Valentine's Day in 5 days! There's not long to go at all to grab all those roses, and chocolates, and cards, and all manner of gifts for the one close to your heart.

    Being the last weekend before Valentine's, here's a quick showcase of our top gift ideas for those with a sweet tooth. After all, it wouldn't be Valentine's Day without a bit of sweetness to it, right?

     

    CADBURY MILK TRAY - £1

    Starting off with a classic, this much-loved chocolate selection has been around since 1915 and is still going strong today! Definitely a national favourite, Cadbury Milk Tray is the perfect gift or sweet treat to go with a nice movie and a cuddle on the sofa.

    Housing a great selection of delicious Cadbury milk chocolates, you can always count on Cadbury for quality milky taste sensations.

     

    THORNTONS CLASSIC COLLECTION - £2.99

    Why not gift someone a box of delicious indulgence this Valentine's Day with this wonderful Thorntons Classic Collection? Coming from Thorntons, the same company that has been providing the nation with delightful chocolates since 1911, this is a box of mouth-watering, tasty goodness is absolutely perfect.

    Lovingly created to include milk, dark, and white chocolates, this is truly one for any chocolate-lover!

     

    THORNTONS CHOCOLATE CONTINENTAL COLLECTION - £2.99

    With the inclusion of divine truffles and delectable pralines, why not check out this lovely collection of the nation's favourite Thorntons chocolates? The Continental Collection is a great way to show your love to that special someone close to your heart.

    Take a trip through chocolate and experience Alpine praline, Vienesse truffles, Seville caramel, and other delightful wonders that all await in this fantastic journey through taste.

     

    MALTESERS CHOCOLATE BOX - £1

    Another classic; Maltesers are surely the go-to chocolate for gifts of all sorts. So why would Valentine's Day be any different? With a sealable box, this great, delicious, and oh-so-creamy little treat is well-loved, and for good reason.

    Made using Fairtrade chocolate, the unmistakable crunchiness won't disturb you as you relax whilst watching Netflix, all huddled together.  It's great for sharing between lovers (but then again, maybe not?!).

     

    LOVE HEARTS GIFT TUBE - £1

    Though, it's not all about chocolate! Sometimes you need something as deliciously sweet as Swizzels Love Hearts and is a great gift for those who might not want any chocolate this year on Valentine's Day.

    Sometimes words printed on delightfully classic sweets can mean a lot more than anything spoken. So, this gift tube of Love Hearts can become a quirky and adorable present for one close to your heart.

    So, why not go with the traditional gift of chocolate this year? Surely this quick list of wonderful sweet treats has given you something to think about? If you need more ideas for gifts and chocolates, then why not check out our Facebook and Twitter for more great Valentine's Day deals and products!

    Also, be sure to visit our Find-a-Store to see where your nearest Poundstretcher is for all your Valentine's Day needs!

  • Put a Smile on Your Valentine’s Face with These Funny Valentine’s Day Cards

    Put a smile on your Valentine's face this year with Poundstretcher's amazing range of punny Valentine's Day cards! The ability to make someone laugh is one of the most desirable traits there is, so why not show your funny side with these 5 fantastic cards, all for £1 each!

     

    Bee Mine!

    Finished with luxurious red foil, this cute and quirky bee card is perfect for sending to that special someone. Designed with an adorable cartoon bee, this card is great if you want your Valentine to be buzzing with excitement!

     

    Hot Stuff!

    Want a card that's a bit more hot and spicy, and less sappy? Then why not check this hot chilli card? Then why not send the spice of your life a sizzling Valentine's Day message in this cute and quirky card! Featuring a red foil finish and googly eyes, this is the perfect card to spice things up a little!

     

    Nice Melons!

    This cheeky Valentine's Day card is perfect for sending a message to your loved one this year! What could be better than a couple of friendly watermelons? With googly eyes and a red foil finish, this cute, simple card is amazing value for money.

     

    Bananas About You!

    Want to tell your loved one you're "bananas about them'? Then this quirky and cute Valentine's card is the one for you! Featuring a banana design surrounded by love hearts, it's a sweet way to tell the love of your life just how much you care.

     

    Pugs and Kisses!

    Send your Valentine's some pugs & kisses this year with a delightfully adorable card! Featuring a luxurious red foil finish, how can you stare into those canine eyes and not melt? This is ideal for dog-lovers or those who just love all things cute!

    And there we have it, folks! A quick run-down of our cutest and punniest selection of Valentine's Cards! And, if you need some ideas for gifts and chocolates, then why not check out our Facebook and Twitter for more great Valentine's Day deals and products!

    Also, be sure to visit our Find-a-Store to see where your nearest Poundstretcher is for all your Valentine's Day needs!

  • Great Bird Products To Help Your Big Garden Birdwatch 2018

    Get yourself ready for this weekend, as it's finally the Big Garden Birdwatch! From Saturday 27th to Monday 29th it's all about counting and noting down the range of avian wildlife that's all around us. So, why not stock up on some last-minute bird supplies? Here're a few quick selections to really help enhance what you'll be able to see right in your back garden.

     

    Oakdale Filled Bird Feeder - £1.99

    One of the best ways to encourage more birds to venture into your garden is to use a bird feeder. With this already-filled Oakdale bird feeder, you can hit the ground running with attracting a wide variety of garden birds. It's easy to hang, clean, and refill, making it an ideal all-year feeder.

    We carry a range of feeders, from those shaped like teacups, metallic ones, and even a huge multi-feeder bird station!

    Tub of 50 Fatballs - £3.99

    To attract birds to your garden you'll need a supply of tasty treats for them to enjoy. We have loads of different types that birds just LOVE; one of which is this tub of 50 wild bird fatballs.  Suitable for year-round feeding, these balls contain an abundance of vitamins and nutrients that energieses wild birds to keep them active and healthy.

    If 50 is a little TOO much for you, then we also have this 6 pack of fatballs that would be perfect for the coming weekend.

     

    Mealworms 400g - £4.99

    Another great treat for garden birds would be this 400g tub of mealworms. A natural snack, these will help keep Britain's birds healthy throughout the winter due to being high in protein and healthy fats. You'll be able to give them the energy to keep flying strong so they can return to your place for another helping in the future.

     

    Wild Bird Seed 1kg - 69p

    Another food you can present to your fine feathered friends would be this 1kg bag of wild bird seeds! The sheer size is ideal to last a while so you can keep all the visiting birds to your garden well-fed. Use it to fill your bird feeder and let all manner of birds to flock!

    You'll be surprised how any one of these treats can help attract a greater variety of birds to your garden (and not just for the birdwatch)! You'll be able to admire so many more visiting finches, sparrows, pigeons, and so many more (depending on where you live) as they fuel-up with a passing snack in your garden!

    So, head on over to the RSPB website to hear more about the event, however, not before you check out Poundstretcher's Find-a-Store to see where your nearest store is located. Also, be sure to check out our Facebook and Twitter channels for more news, competitions, and great offers!

     

  • 6 free Halloween pumpkin carving templates

    Carve a petrifying pumpkin with ease using our free downloadable pumpkin templates, just print off, stick to your pumpkin, and cut out the black shapes!

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    Take the hassle out of carving with these easy but fun Halloween templates!

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    Medium pumpkin templates

    For those pumpkin carvers ready to take it to the next level this Halloween, these designs are perfect for carving a terrifying creation!

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    Difficult pumpkin templates

    Wow your guests with these intricate pumpkin designs this Halloween! These spooky templates are sure to be a fun challenge for the carving pros.

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  • The Ultimate Guide To Mother's Day!

    The Ultimate Guide To Mother's Day!

    It’s that time of year again folks! The time when we’ve got to pull out all the stops to show the most important woman in our lives exactly what she means to us. That’s right, it’s Mother’s day!

    Possibly the most important celebratory day in any mamma’s calendar, Mother’s day is definitely NOT a day to be missed. While they spend the entirety of our lives cooking, cleaning and caring for us (and let’s not forget worrying about us!), on top of holding down full time jobs and (much deserved) rich and rewarding social lives  - in return they get back, let’s face it, far less than they deserve. Well this Mother’s day that’s all going to change, thanks to Poundstretcher's ultimate guide to Mother’s day!

    We’ve collated all the best and most beautiful products from the Poundstretcher range, that are sure to knock your mamma’s socks off! No matter if your mum’s a green-fingered gardener or more of a pampered princess, we’re sure to have everything you need to make her day that extra bit special!

    So if you’re struggling to find the perfect gift this year and want to shower your mum with love, then have a gander at our handy guide to Mother’s day to give yourself some much needed inspiration!

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    THE PAMPERED PRINCESS

    If your mum’s all about rest, relaxation and being waited on hand and foot (and why shouldn’t she be?) then you’re in luck as we’ve got loads of amazing products that’ll knock her off her feet, and into a nice comfy chair!

    Why not start the day off by preparing her breakfast in bed! Whether she’s more muesli and yogurt or a full English fan, she deserves to be spoiled on her special day! But no matter what her breakfast preferences are, we’re sure she’d appreciate a nice steaming mug of Kenco Millicano or Carte Noire coffee to go with it!

    Once breakfast is over (and you’ve washed up), continue spoiling your mamma with an unexpected box of yummy chocolates!  Indulge her with a lovingly chosen box of delicious black magic chocolates, or some mouth-watering De-lux chocolate truffles! But if she’s got more of a soft spot for a good old family favourite, then you can always grab one of our huge 600g tubs of Quality Street chocolates – let’s just hope she shares!

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    But the pampering will by no means end there – remember this is her special day! After you’ve taken her out for a full blown girly day of shopping and sweet treats, show her EVEN MORE love with a take away and her favourite film! You can even make it that extra bit special with the help of some of our mini Mason jar scented candles, or pretty geometric atom or metal swirl tea light holders that double up as a cute gift too!

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    THE FAMILY WOMAN

    Here’s one for the mother who’s fanatical about all things family! If your mum lives and breathes her fantastic family, then pick up one of our gorgeous “family” collage picture frames! Available in white or black and featuring 6 landscape 15X10cm and 4 portrait 12.7X17.8cm picture slots, you can fill this frame with loads of beautiful pictures of your family – and show her just how much she’s cherished!  But if you want to be a little more subtle and save a little space, you can always pick up one of our stunning hammered effect copper frames instead! Available in 8X10 or 5X7, these frames are ideal for reminding your mum of an extra special and much loved memory from your past!

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    And if you really want to win the favourite child competition this year, then why not pick up one of our super cute “loving hearts” wall hangers, or our adorable light up love signs! You’re mum’s guaranteed to adore them, and we’re pretty sure you’ll outshine your siblings too!

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    THE GREENFINGERED GARDENER

    If you’re more likely to find your mamma wading through mud rather than relaxing on a massage table, then you’ll be happy to know that we’ve got loads of great gardening gear for her to enjoy!

    If your mum’s a fan of plating and growing, then why not have a nosy at our great selection of planters and baskets! Spoil your mum with one of our adorable square planting sets that’re available in Allium, Anemone, Crocosmia or Oxalis - or get one of each if she just can’t choose a favourite!

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    And if she’s a fan of growing her own produce, then our amazing mixed herbs growing kit will be right up her street! Containing seeds for 7 different varieties of garden herbs, this kit is both thoughtful and pretty darn practical!

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    And let's not forget about our pretty handbag planting sets – ranging in Geranium, Lavender and Verbanium! Containing bulbs, compost and a cute handbag plant pot, your mum is bound to love this heartfelt gift!

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    But if your mamma’s already got a garden full of pretty plants and is in need of something a little bit different, then may I suggest checking out some of our stunning solar lights? With amazing pieces like our beautiful stained glass solar lanterns, you’re sure to make your mum’s day! Choose from the gorgeous humming bird design or the striking butterfly pattern - or push the boat out and get one of each!  Or if she’s into something a little more contemporary and stylish, then our AH-MAZ-ING metal flower solar stake light is the ideal gift for your number 1 woman!

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    No matter what your mum’s in to or what you choose to do for her this Mother’s day, we’re pretty sure she’ll love it! But if you want to make her day really special, then get yourself over to your local Poundstretcher ASAP and pick up some of our amazing Mother’s day gifts, now!

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