Student

  • TOP 10 Bargain Student Duvet Sets

    As we say farewell to a festival-fuelled, BBQ-blitzed and beach partied summer, here at Poundstretcher we have a HOT deal on selected duvet sets to help you settle in to your University halls or new student flat!

    We have discounted a HUGE amount of bedding lines; from pretty florals to busy city scenes, animal prints to tartan; so, to save you time, we have handpicked out our top 10 favourite duvet sets that we love equally, and we think you will too!

    1. ALL YOU NEED IS A CAT 

    Single: NOW £9.99, Double: NOW £11.99

    Bring some life and fun to your student bedroom with this hilariously quirky cat duvet set. With predominantly crisp monochrome tones, a bespectacled tabby cat and a humorous amendment to a well-known music lyric, this bedding is highly stylish whilst guaranteed to cause a chuckle!

    Whether you’re heading to bed after a particularly stressful deadline, or need a ‘pick-me-up’ before that Monday morning lecture, this bedding is exactly the sort of cheer you need to turn that frown upside down!

    • Available in Single and Double sets
    • 1 x Single/Double cover, 2 x Pillow Cases
    • 50% cotton, 50% polyester

    OFFER: Single duvet set: NOW £9.99, Double duvet set: NOW £11.99

    2. FIFTH AVENUE

    Double: NOW £11.99, King: NOW £12.99

    Wake up in the ‘Big Apple’ with this dynamic and tonal New York City Fifth Avenue duvet set. Slashed with mustard and shades of grey, this bedding captures various scenes from the bustling New York streets and will make you wake up in an Empire ‘State of mind’, ready for lectures!

    The neutral greys and creamy mustard have a soothing effect so, even though the city never sleeps, at least you know you will!

    • Available in Double and King size sets
    • 1 x Double/King duvet cover, 2 x Pillow Cases
    • 50% cotton, 50% polyester

    OFFER: Double duvet set: NOW £11.99, King size duvet set: NOW £12.99

    3. FOLLOW YOUR AZTEC HEART 

    Single: NOW £9.99, Double: NOW £11.99

    Chase the festival season with this bright duvet set. With a mishmash of summery pastels in an Aztec type print, you’ll never fail to wake up refreshed and ready for the day—even if it’s raining outside! With the quirky ‘follow your heart’ bow and arrow design, this bedding will bring some sunshine into your bedroom.

    Even if it is totally miserable outside, blowing a gale and sobbing with rain, you can bring back the memories of sun bathing, BBQs and afternoon naps with this summery bedding!

    • Available in Single and Double sets
    • 1 x Single/Double cover, 2 x Pillow Cases
    • 50% cotton, 50% polyester

    OFFER: Single duvet set: NOW £9.99, Double duvet set: NOW £11.99

    4. ORIGINAL AMERICAN VINTAGE

    Double: NOW £11.99, King: NOW £12.99

    In fresh white tones, with black and grey logos, this charming American Country themed duvet set set is fresh, comforting and homely. With the logos printed across in a handwritten scrawl, this bedding has a personal touch that makes for a good night’s sleep!

    It’s fresh and bright so, no matter how ‘boxy’ your student bedroom is, this will bring the light in, making it feel airy not cramped!

    • Available in Double and King sized sets
    • 1 x Double/King cover, 2 x Pillow Cases
    • 50% cotton, 50% polyester

    OFFER: Double duvet set: NOW £11.99, King size duvet set: NOW £12.99

    5. CHARLOTTE POSY PATCHWORK 

    Double: NOW £9.99, King: NOW £11.99

    Freshen up your student room with this pretty Charlotte Double duvet set. Predominantly pastels, with a mash of patterns, mixing dainty florals with sky blue stripes, polka dots and patchwork, this vintage set is sure to bring the summer to your bedroom all year round!

    This duvet set is available in Double and King sizes.

    • Double duvet cover including 2 x matching pillowcases
    • Pastel summery design
    • Reversible
    • Also available in King size

    OFFER: Double duvet set: NOW £9.99, King size duvet set: NOW £11.99

    6. GREY TEXTURED PARQUET GEOMETRIC 

    Single: NOW £7.99, Double: NOW £9.99

    Freshen up your bedding with this classic geometric duvet set! In grey and blue tones, this bedding is soothing; simple yet stylish– perfect to spruce up your plain student bedroom!

    With a reversible lighten geometric design on the under-side; you can keep your bedroom constantly fresh! Available in single and double sizes, you can find the right size for your bed!

    OFFER: Single duvet set: NOW £7.99, Double duvet set: NOW £9.99

    7. NEON PINK DANCE ALL NIGHT 

    Double: NOW £11.99, King: NOW £12.99

    Dance the student night away with this neon duvet set. For anyone who likes a party, this bedding is perfect for curling up in after a typical freshers' Saturday night at a toga party! Vibrant and edgy, this would be perfect bedding set for students looking to brighten up their new digs. With a fresh white-based cover on the other side, you can pick and choose your bedding based on your mood!

    • Available in Double and King sized sets
    • Reversible
    • 1 x Double/King cover, 2 x Pillow Cases
    • 50% cotton, 50% polyester

    OFFER: Double duvet set: NOW £11.99, King size duvet set: NOW £12.99

    8. TARTAN CHELSEA 

    Single: NOW £7.99, Double: NOW £9.99

    Freshen up your bedding with this classic Chelsea duvet set! Predominantly navy and red, in a tartan design, this bedding is simple, stylish and cosy– perfect for University students! With a reversible pattern on the under-side of paler complexion, you can keep your bedroom constantly fresh! Available in single and double sizes, you can find the right size for your bed!

    OFFER: Single duvet set: NOW £7.99, Double duvet set: NOW £9.99

    9. DRAMATIC FLORAL PRINT 

    Double: NOW £9.99, Kind: NOW £11.99

    Bring some theatre to the bedroom with one of these striking floral duvet sets. With opulent tones of pink petals clustered at the top leading down towards solid colour, this bedding is brilliantly dramatic and will make your bed the focal point of your student bedroom!

    Double: NOW £9.99, King: NOW £11.99

    Who said you had to eat up your entire student loan for luxurious bedding?

    • Available in Double and King size sets
    • Aubergine or Black colour schemes available
    • 1 x Double/King duvet cover, 2 x Pillow Cases
    • 50% cotton, 50% polyester

    OFFER: Double duvet set: NOW £9.99, King size duvet set: NOW £11.99

    10. MODA BLOCK STRIPE

    Double: NOW £9.99, King: NOW £11.99

    Chic and fresh, this block stripe duvet set is simple yet classic and will brighten up your bedroom. The collage of black and grey or blue and grey will give your student bedroom sophistication whilst also bringing a sense of calm and neutrality- perfect to curl up in and relax, letting yourself drift off and say goodnight to the day’s tribulations.

    • 1 x Double/King duvet, 2 x matching pillowcases
    • 50% cotton, 50% polyester
    • Reversible
    • Available in grey colour scheme (Full price: Double– £12.99, King – £14.99)

    OFFER: Double duvet set: NOW £9.99, Blue King size duvet set: NOW £11.99

     

    So, save your student loan for important things like books, beer and exciting dinner time options and dress your bed with one of our amazing duvet sets for bargain prices!

    Check out the Poundstretcher bedding website to see the full range of bedding in the offer and pick the one to suit your style!

    Leaving home for University can be difficult and stressful, so make sure you’ve got a relaxing place to sleep that matches your personality and make your new house a home with Poundstretcher!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Student Essential Plastic Storage for LESS!

    Everybody can relate to a lack of places to put things. At Poundstretcher, we have a huge variety of bargain plastic storage containers so you can de-clutter your home for less!

    In light of the student season; where young, unsuspecting 18 year olds head of to their brand new digs in Fresher’s Halls or returning students are moving onto pastures new and renting a student flat with friends, their new abode will most likely be small and compact– a place unlikely to stay serene and clean in the exam period!

    But, before you let your accommodation dictate your stress levels and, ultimately, effect you achieving your capabilities, check out our amazing selection of plastic storage containers below, hand-picked for students struggling to keep things organised and tidy!

    32-LITRE UNDER BED PLASTIC STORAGE BOX

    The best way to save space is by utilising the space already taken up by something else. Under the bed is a great way to store items you may not need immediately. In the summer, free your wardrobe up ready for t-shirts, shorts and flip-flops by taking out all of your winter accessories like coats, wellies, scarves, hats, gloves and woolly jumpers.

    But where to put them?

    Fold everything up and pack it into one of our 32-litre Under bed plastic storage boxes. At ONLY £3.99 EACH or 3 for £10, you can store anything that you know you won’t need for a while in this plastic storage container and slide it neatly under your bed.

    It’s as if it never existed! And, because it’s sealed and plastic, it is durable and will keep all the contents dry (in the unfortunate case that maybe you leave the window by your bed open in torrential rain!), as well as being easy to slide out so, you can still access everything you need!

    And when the winter comes again, you can pull out your cosy clothes and replace the box with all your summer essentials!

    42-LITRE PLASTIC STORAGE BOX

    Another way of utilising space that’s already being used is putting things on top of things. Our 42-litre plastic storage box can be slid up on top or in the top shelf of your wardrobe. It’s a great way of storing shoes or bags, as it’s deep but durable.

    As well as your bedroom, this 42-litre plastic storage box would be perfect to contain all of your kitchenware. Pans, appliances and plastic Tupperware could all be stacked in this box and, with it being 42-litre, it is at the perfect size to store it in your assigned kitchen cupboard in a tidy way!

    It’s a great way to keep your cupboard organised without having to worry about stacking neatly every time you put something in there! Plus, with its lid, you can keep everything fresh and dry, safe from leaky sinks!

    They are just a couple of ways to use this plastic storage box but it is at that handy size where it is definitely multi-faceted. At ONLY £4.99 EACH or 2 for £9, this is the ultimate student’s must-have bargain storage solution product!

    80-LITRE COLOURED PLASTIC STORAGE BOX

    For your bulkier items like spare pillows, blankets, bedding sets or towels, this 80-litre plastic storage box is sufficiently deep so is great for the bigger things that you have nowhere to keep them.

    It has a sealed lid meaning that whatever you keep in there, it will be kept safe from damp or dust, so you can leave it on the top of your wardrobe with no worries!

    It also comes in three simple but bold colours; green, red and blue, so it will give your room a splash of colour, as well as keeping it organised and tidy!

    This plastic storage container is ONLY £8.99 EACH or 2 for £13 (for if you’ve got more things to store away than you thought!).

    4 DRAWER PLASTIC STORAGE TOWER

    For your smaller bits and bobs, we have an extremely useful 4 drawer plastic storage tower!

    The tower is approximately H79cm x 39cm x 39cm so it won’t take up a lot of room. It would be great for having next to your desk to keep additional, non-essential note-pads, pens or folders in.

    Or, if you’re short of drawers for clothes, why not use the plastic storage tower for underwear, socks or hosiery, freeing up the other furniture for the heavier items like jeans, jumpers or hoodies?

    Another use for this plastic storage tower would be for jewellery, make-up, odd bits like swimming goggles or spare batteries– the tower is such a useful size and shape that the possibilities of storage are endless!

    The 4-drawer plastic storage tower is available at your local Poundstretcher for ONLY £12.99 EACH! With so many uses for it, this is a bargain student storage solution!

    3-DRAWER PLASTIC STORAGE DESK TOWER

     

    This final plastic storage solution is perfect for students with somewhere to keep all those loose ends of papers and notes that (inevitably) get strewn dismissively on the desk after a lecture to get ready for the student event of the night!

    So, instead of missing valuable time socialising with friends after class, pick up a plastic storage tower for your desk!

    With 3 drawers, you can organise it whichever way you like so that pens, papers and notes are always collated in some sort of order!

    At a bargain £7.99 EACH it’ll be money well spent when it comes to revising in the exam periods!

    Neat and Tidy!

    So, grab a bargain today at Poundstretcher and check out your local store for more amazing value space-saving plastic storage. Make student life stress and clutter-free TODAY!

  • 5 MUST HAVE Argan Oil Hair Care Products for £5

    Argan Oil: The Secret to Gorgeous Hair!

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    Argan oil, in recent years, has become THE must have product for healthy hair. Sourced from the kernels of Moroccan Argan trees, Argan oil has become known as ‘liquid gold’ for its ability to transform hair, through the huge amounts of nutrients it contains, such as Vitamin E and fatty acids.

    614x363 Argan Kernels

    We, at Poundstretcher, understand the importance of healthy hair but don’t think you need to spend the earth! Argan oil is in popular demand and can be pricey but we have huge bargains on our Argan oil hair products so you can revitalise your hair for less!

    Transform Your Hair with Argan Oil for £5 at Poundstretcher!

     

    1. Rejuvenating Shampoo with Argan Oil Extracts

    Argan Oil Shampoo, 300ml Argan Oil Shampoo, 300ml

    Argan oil shampoo is a great product to use on a daily basis. Many shampoos can strip the natural nutrients needed to keep your hair healthy and can leave your hair drab, dry and fragile.

    614x363 Damp Hair applying Argan Oil

    The Argan oil extracts in this shampoo nourishes and moisturises your hair, replenishing day-to-day damage caused by elements like the sunshine, and maintaining a consistent healthy glow.

    The consistent use of Argan oil shampoo will ensure your hair will always be soft, smooth and strong, as well as being protected and nourished!

    1. Luxurious Conditioner with Argan Oil Extracts

    This day-to-day conditioner is sumptuously hydrating, leaving your hair silky smooth! 

    Argan Oil Conditioner, 300ml Argan Oil Conditioner, 300ml

    Many conditioners can look and feel like they’ve enriched your hair just after washing but, after a couple of hours, your hair feels greasy at the roots, dry at the tips and looks, all together, sorry for itself!

    What you need is a conditioner that’s going to truly replenish the moisture back into your scalp, roots and tips and maintain it throughout the day.

    614x363 Blonde Healthy Hair

    This Argan oil conditioner will hydrated your hair, leaving it feeling sumptuous, shiny and frizz-free for the whole day. Argan oil is also a truly exceptional ‘detangle’r so is especially effective on hair that’s regularly bleached or is naturally thick and curly!

    The shampoo and conditioner combination are great for busy people who have no time for leave-in conditioners but still want hair that ‘WOW’s!

    1. Heat Defence Spray with Argan Oil Extracts

    Nowadays, most people use straightening irons, curling tongues or, at the very least, a hair dryer. The emphasis is usually: the hotter the tool, the better the results.

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    That is, until the day after the night before and your hair is dry, brittle and knotted into one big hairball…

    One of the best ways to enjoy styling your hair without worrying about the ‘next-day’ repercussions is using a heat defence spray.

    614x363 Heat hair tools

    Although there are many to choose from, this leave-in heat defence spray with Argan oil extracts is a high contender. Because Argan oil is naturally packed with nourishing oils, vitamins and fatty acids– a formula that ensures complete protection of your hair’s nutrients and moisture under hot temperatures.

    All you do is apply it generously to damp hair from root to tip, to ensure your entire head is thoroughly protected.

     

    Heat Defence Leave-In Spray Heat Defence Leave-In Spray, 150ml

     

     

    So, if you’re a busy bee who hasn’t got time to sit around and wait for your hair to dry naturally or you love styling with straighteners or curlers, this is the perfect product to make sure you hair stays looking bouncy and healthy, whatever your lifestyle!

    1. Hydrating Argan Oil Hair Mask

    Everyone needs a good pampering session every now and then. Whatever kind of hectic life you live, it’s important to have some time out to treat yourself!

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    This Argan Oil hair mask is one of those ‘low capital, high yield’ type beauty investments. Although there is the minor process of massaging the sumptuously creamy mixture into your hair and ensuring it covers it from root to tip, that is basically it.

    Argan Oil Hair Mask, 220ml Argan Oil Hair Mask, 220ml

    This hair mask relies specifically on leaving it alone for a length of time on your hair so is a fantastically low maintenance beauty product for those ‘no-fuss’ type people!

    You can even wrap your hair in a towel and leave it in over night! Then just wash it off with shampoo and conditioner to reveal nourished, rejuvenated and incredibly shiny hair!

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    This pot of ‘magical’ cream is a bargain from Poundstretcher and requires barely any effort with truly amazing results!

    Who says you have to spend endless hours and hundreds of pounds to get healthy, beautiful-looking hair?!

    1. Argan Oil Hair Treatment

    Argan Oil Hair Treatment, 50ml Argan Oil Hair Treatment, 50ml

    No matter how well we try to look after our hair, life can still take its toll so sometimes you need to put a little extra time and effort into keeping it healthy.

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    With this intensive hydrating hair treatment, the Argan oil is high in antioxidants, which means it is great for repairing and rejuvenating damaged hair! As well as this, it helps lock in much-needed moisture, leaving your hair shiny and strong!

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    This hair treatment is also a miracle worker if your hair has frizzy tendencies, too. You can use it like an ointment to transform your hair, whatever the weather, leaving it smooth without losing volume.

    Basically, forget Harry Potter or Unicorns– this Argan oil hair treatment is magic in a bottle!

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    More 'Argan Bargains'!

    Argan Oil Skin Care 

     We also have a range of skin care products if you want your skin to be as soft and supple as your hair!

     

    Argan Oil Skin Care: Hand & Nail Cream, 100ml/Moisturising Shower Cream, 300ml/Moisturising Hand & Body Wash, 300ml Argan Oil Skin Care: Hand & Nail Cream– 100ml, Moisturising Shower Cream– 300ml, Moisturising Hand & Body Wash– 300ml.

     

    So grab an 'Argan bargain' at Poundstretcher and revitalise your hair and skin TODAY!

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  • Back to School Essentials– be too COOL for school!

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    The summer holidays are sadly coming to an end and heading back to school is coming round fast. But we at Poundstretcher have found a way to make your kids excited about starting the new academic year!

    At Poundstretcher we have everything you need in our back to school range– from licensed backpacks to tasty lunch box fillers– so you can kick off the school year prepared!

    Getting to School

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    1. Backpacks

    Whether your little one takes the ‘walking bus’ or gets picked up by the school bus, make sure when they go back to school, they have everything safely packed up in one of our licensed backpacks!

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    With all their favourite characters to choose from– Anna and Elsa from Frozen, Marlin, Nemo and Dory from Finding Nemo and retro Star Wars designed backpacks to choose from, as well as many moreyou can be sure they’ll find their favourite!

    Radge backpacks

    We have loads of different styles too! From satchels to rucksacks, lunch bags to drawstring haversacks– we can cater for whatever your child needs!

    Only £1.99 each!

    In the Classroom

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    2.  Pencil case fillers!

    Pick from one of the many varieties of stationery sets we have, as well as handwriting pens for those in Primary School PLUS pencil boxes, funky gel pen packets and much, much more!
    stationery for primary

    3. Secondary School Prep

    For the ‘Highschoolers’, we also have a huge range of stationery! There are variety packs of sticky notes, highlighter sets and even calculators, as well as fun coloured 30cm rulers– so you can be sure they are prepared and have the correct stationery for each class!

    Secondary School Stationery

    4. Get the Set!

    We also have collections of matching stationery sets in different designs that are bound to catch their eye!

    For the cat-lovers, there’s this adorable collection of kitten-themed stationery. The fluffy kitten playing with a huge tennis ball is the image throughout all of the stationery.

    A4 notebook, Stationery set: 15cm ruler, mini notebook, sticky tabs, highlighter, pen and pencil A4/A5 notebook, Stationery set: 15cm ruler, mini notebook, sticky tabs, highlighter, pen and pencil

    And plus, with its charming polkadot bow tie, it's smart and cute– perfect for the classroom!

    And for the dog lovers, we have a cheeky pug having a good chew on a shoe lace!

    A4 notebook, Stationery set: 15cm ruler, mini notebook, sticky tabs, highlighter, pen and pencil A4/A5 notebook, Stationery set: 15cm ruler, mini notebook, sticky tabs, highlighter, pen and pencil

    And, of course, the pooch is wearing a pair of on-trend hipster glasses– ready to take on any type of equation in class!

    We also have a dotty range that comes in two colours.

    Anker dotty matching sets

    In these collections, you can pick up A4 ring binders for only £1 EACH and matching notebooks available in A4 and A5 sizes also starting from £1 EACH!

    5. Organising notes and Planning

    The best way to revise is being organised so make sure you invest in some of our filing and organising stationery.

    We have some classic ring binder and lever arch folders, perfect for keeping SATs or GCSE notes in order neatly.

    Ring binders, £1 EACH, Lever Arch £2 EACH Ring binders, £1 each, Lever Arch £2 each

    Although folders are a great place to collect notes, organising them properly is just as important! So get some order to all the paper and make revision as easy as possible!

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    So, whether your kids are at Primary School, Secondary school or even heading off to college, don't forget to stock up on stationery, calendars and organising products so that the back to school transition goes without a hitch!

    Time for Lunch!

    What's in your lunch box?
    shutterstock_101564011They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day but lunch is also really important for kids, as it gives them a much-need energy boost to get them through the rest of the afternoon at school!

    So, get ready for back to school lunches at Poundstretcher! We have got some cracking lunch boxes and bags, amazing offers on packed lunch treats, and bargain sandwich fillers so you can make sure your family are all well-fed at school!

    6. Lunch Storage Solutions

    Poundstretcher have any amounts of ways to carry your lunch; from licensed lunch boxes to lunch shoulder bags, handy Tupperware and plastic dining equipment so you can send your child back to school prepared, knowing their lunch will be safely sealed and still tasty by lunch time!

    They can pick their favourite character with this selection of classic lunch boxes at the bargain price of ONLY 49p EACH!

    Licensed lunchboxes

    Or if your kids are 'Minion-mad' then we have a few different over-the-shoulder lunch bags, as well as water bottles and snack pots to match!

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    We have a wide range of savvy solutions when it comes to Tupperware too! Microwavable, 100% sealed and including a matching cutlery set, these are great for any lunch meal!

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    So, whatever you give your kids for lunch, we have a huge range of lunch storage solutions at bargain prices so you can make sure that your kids enjoy lunch going back to school!

    7. Lunch Box Fillers

    Everyone likes different things for lunch but we have a range of tinned goods great for cheap sandwich fillers!

    Sandwich Fillers

    At Poundstretcher, we always have loads of offers on branded snacks and treats, too, so their packed lunches will be filled to the brim!

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    8. Cold Drinks

    Keep your kids hydrated with Poundstretcher!

    Take your pick from our extensive range of cold drinks! We have packs of Disney juice boxes and flavoured water all for less than £1 each!

    Juice Drinks

    We also have huge deals on big brands, such as Robinson's cordial and Coca Cola so you can save more preparing for your little ones going back to school!

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    So, make sure you save this season with Poundstretcher's back to school range! Find your local store today and take advantage of our great products and big discounts on BIG brands!

     

  • ‘Thank You, Teacher!’ – The Gifts They Want!

    Say 'thank you' with these great gift ideas

    It’s July, and you know what that means? No, I don’t mean Wimbledon; I’m talking about the end of the academic year!

    Soon kids will be flooding the streets, making the most out of a summer that’s claimed to be scorching, whilst some will be jetting away for holidays to explore new lands and gain new experiences. However, before that happens there’s still the little matter of the last couple of weeks before school actually ends.
    School's out for summer, baby!

    And so, you may be thinking about buying a little something-something to say 'thank you' to that teacher who has worked so hard throughout the year, put in loads of effort, and has truly made a difference?

    Appreciation for teachers, the ones shaping today’s youth into the future working citizens of this country, is one of those end-of-year traditions that, no matter the age group they teach, ends the year on a high note.

    Due to their caring nature, teachers love any present; it’s true. However, there are gifts that can go the extra mile, and it doesn't have to break your budget and can still come straight from the heart. After all, the last thing you want to give them is something they already have a lot of, and, as a consequence, they won’t even use it!

    So, here are a few versatile gift ideas if you’re still scratching your head over what to get. They’re all useful, they’re all affordable, and they’re all here at Poundstretcher!

    C is for ‘Chocolate’, L is for ‘Lots of it’!

    Lots of chocolate to say 'thank you'

    Shall we start with the tastiest and most obvious choice? Chocolate! Sweet, sweet chocolate! Why not just end the year with a touch of sweetness and stick to this safe and delicious option? You’d only find a very small handful of people out there who don’t love such a treat; there’s just so much choice when it comes to the sugary stuff.

    If you’re hunting for something simple and classic, then nothing can trump the crispy aspect of Maltesers or the variety of Quality Street. However, if you’re looking for something that looks a little more special, then we at Poundstretcher have you covered with our Cadbury Milk Tray, a small selection of flavoured Cadbury milk chocolate.
    Say 'thank you' and enjoy the delicious maltesers with their crispy taste

    There’s plenty more where that came from too. We stock a wide range of chocolates, from bars to pouches to eggs (cream eggs to be exact). They all make the perfect snack to feast on in those last few days of after-school marking before that nice, long, well-deserved summer break.

    SATS (Scents A Teacher Smells)

    If chocolate is a no-go, then why not give that special teacher in your life a dash of aromatherapy? No, I don’t mean some fancy spa treatment. Something as simple as a reed diffuser or a candle is more than enough to fill their living space with a fragrance that’ll relax them after a long day.

    Inject some vigour into their home, especially during those long summer days, with some reed diffusers. Coming in lavender, sweet pea, fresh cotton, and French vanilla scents, there’s enough to pick from and a range spanning fresh scents to those sweet-smelling ones.

    Why not say 'thank you' to those teachers with a set of these?

    Also, if reed diffusers aren’t hip enough, then you can always get them a candle IN a Mason jar. Stylish, right? These mini Mason jar candles come in a range of mouth-watering fragrances: cherry, coconut, mulberry, and even marshmallow! The handle makes for easy moving around the home, and the quirky style will fit comfortably in any room. No matter where they go, a relaxing scent can always be there for when they just want to chill.

    However, whilst smelly things are a great gift idea, tread lightly; think long and hard about what fragrance you think the teacher would like, or ask them directly (or be sneaky and have your child ask). Like perfumes and aftershaves, there are many scents out there, and not everyone likes everything.

    Decorating Desks

    Alliteration is great, isn’t it? We learnt it gives colour and a sticking-power in our writing. That’s exactly what these next few ideas will do to your teacher’s desk, be it in the classroom or at home. So, after the edible stuff and the smelly things, here’s some purely aesthetic, handy little things teachers will love.

    Get your teacher's desk looking fantastic with these 'thank you' gifts

    There's one thing that a teacher always needs more of (aside from time), and that's storage. With the mass amount of pens, pencils, toys, books, papers, and inky stamps, there has to be a place to put them all. That's where these practical storage boxes come in!

    Regardless if the teacher in question would prefer pretty butterfliesflowers, or bold geometric shapes, why not allow them to have their things kept safe in a neat and organised way?

    And to top it off? Why not utilise the power of the sun itself with this adorable Solar Flower Buddy (also makes for a useful teaching aid)? Watch it dance side-to-side as it soaks up the sun's rays!

    Art & Design Time

    Nothing says 'thank you' quite like some creatively designed gifts like these

    If you’d rather go the extra mile and instead get your creative juices flowing, then why not think about using a Mason jar and turn it into a fantastic homemade gift? How, you may ask? Simple, take some of our delicious sweets (such as our Maltesers, Skittles, or Squashies) and stuff them inside, creating a more personalised gift than simply handing a standard bag over.

    Don’t want to go in the sweets direction? Then you could always fill it with handwritten messages of praise and admiration. Once the jar is empty, it can then serve another purpose: being a quirky pencil pot to keep on their desk, or to simply keep at home for all their marking stationery.

    Do (Not) Let Me Repeat Myself

    The last idea is a keeper; chocolate – wait, did this already get mentioned? It did? Well, can you blame us for wanting to mention it twice? It really is the staple to give your beloved teacher something edible to munch on when they finally get to put their feet up for the summer.

    Say 'thank you' to your teachers with Poundstretcher

    All in all, no matter what you decide on to say 'thank you', make sure to give the gift search a big A for Effort! Head on down to your local Poundstretcher and find that perfect bargain gift today (remember: only a couple of weeks left)!

  • Fresher's Cleaning Tips!

    Fresher's Cleaning Tips!

    During fresher’s week, cleaning is definitely going to be in the back of your mind. However, you’ll soon learn who the messy housemates are so we’re here to provide you with some useful tips on keeping your accommodation clean and tidy and to help you keep on top of it without breaking the bank!

    Keep your room in check

    Your room is where you will be spending most of your time and it’s the one place where you will be able to escape and relax. Maintain a calm and clean environment by making sure you put things back in place and not creating the clothes pile on a chair you see in most uni rooms!

    messy bedroom with random items everywhere like laptop, pillow, paper ect. Bed is unmessy and mirrors on the wall are not straight

    Keep your room organized with our 3 desk storage tower that will be great for when you move your stuff in and need extra space to put everything! Uni rooms can be small so you will need all the storage space you can get!

    Clean at least once a week. Dust builds up very fast and it takes less than 5 minutes to give everything a wipe down with some polish or grab some of our clean term surface wipes that will wipe away all the nasty germs effortlessly. You don’t want to make yourself ill from the environment around you!

    Communal Areas

    This is where the mess and the arguments generally evolve from! If you are living in shared accommodation, you will have a communal kitchen, bathroom and if you’re lucky living room facilities! Students are expected to look after the communal areas and to make sure mess does not build up. After all, you want your deposit back at the end of the year!

    As much as you think you have escaped from your parents, you’ll get constant nagging from your housemates if communal areas are kept unclean. To avoid this lots of students tend to make a rota to make sure everyone does their bit. Nobody wants to be known as the slobby housemate!

    Bathroom

    Nobody wants to clean the bathroom and it isn’t the most pleasant of jobs but it has to be done!

    • Always make sure the toilet is flushed
    • The seat has been wiped
    • Loo rolls have been emptied and replaced
    • Rinse the shower and spray our shower spray to spruce it up a bit - especially if you’re shaving!
    • Girls- make sure you pick up your long hairs so you don’t block the drain

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    Stock up on our bleach and air fresheners to make sure the bathroom is kept smelling fresh!

    Kitchen

    In shared accommodation, dishes pile up pretty quick and you may end up with people refusing to do them (we speak from experience). You might want to try washing as you go or split the chores between drying and washing so it’s faster! Whichever way works for you in the end but make sure you have all the essentials to tackle those dirty dishes!

    We personally love our Fairy Liquid Sensitive which makes sure our hands don’t dry up as well!

    pile of dirty dishes in the sink

    The fridge is another problem area in shared accommodation! Make sure you are constantly throwing out old food and cleaning your shelves so it doesn’t become smelly and a place for mould to grow!

    Make sure you keep all your meals and leftovers for the next day in food containers so it’s still fresh the next day and saves you money from buying lunch!

    Last but not least, make sure you hoover or at least sweep up! Hoovers and brushes are normally provided in university halls but if you live in private accommodation, pick up our Dustpan and brush!

    You don’t want to let any pesky mice, rats or insects invade your halls, we don’t think your housemates would appreciate it!

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    We would love for you guys to share your tales of student living and give us your top tips! Tweet us @Poundstretcher1 or like us on Facebook and #Poundstretcher on Instagram. For more bargain value products, check out our website here to find your nearest Poundstretcher store.

  • Weekly Sneak Peek: Coming Soon!!

    Weekly Sneak Peek: Coming Soon!!

    Want us to tell you a money saving secret?

    We love letting you have a little sneaky peek at the amazing value products we’ve got coming in to a Poundstretcher near you!

    Since we’re getting the last gasp of a heatwave while everyone is gearing up for the school rush, uni fresher fever (and flu), and how to prep the garden for the big chill, we thought we could focus on getting you through the colder seasons.

    Yes, that’s right! Autumn is coming! Bring on plaid, pretty leaves, and pumpkin spice everything.

    A park bench surrounded by Autumn leaves

    So what have we got coming up next season?

    Well we have some brilliant bedding, chic quilts, and beautiful bulbs ready to be planted!

    1. Beautiful Bed Covers
    Floral and hummingbird printed bedding

    Whether you’re heading off to university or just simply looking to give your bedding a bit of a makeover, you’ll love having a duvet day wrapped up in one of these beauties!

    If you’re looking to give your bedroom a bit of a romantic vintage style, our Floral Bedding is a lovely duvet set!

    Or maybe you’re looking for a quirkier print? Well you better get these quick because they will be flying off the shelves!

    Adorned with a delightfully bright exotic bird print, our Hummingbird Duvet Set will certainly light up your room with a fresh new look amongst the grey British weather.
    Available in both double (£7.99) and king-size (£9.99), these retro rustic patterns appear luxurious yet it’s at a cheap affordable price that will make your bedding look super chic.

    2. Boston Quilts
    Essential Sleep Bedding Range's Boston Quilt
    The iconic British bedding is here! Made by ‘The Essential Sleep Range’, this is a bedding staple that will complement your Hummingbird Duvet Set rather nicely!
    Available single, double, and king sizes,  it’s non-allergenic and made with soft synthetic materials so you won't have to worry about anything triggering your allergies!
    Our cosy, cuddly, and breathable 10.5 tog Boston Quilts will definitely beat the uni student bedding that halls might give you!

    3. Winter Bulbs
    Winter Snowdrop Flowers In A Field

    Winter is coming… okay so we have to get through Autumn first but I couldn’t resist a Game Of Thrones reference! We’ve got some bloomin’ beauties ready to get your garden growing during the colder seasons! Your garden will look like a Winter wonderland with our fabulous snowdrops, daffodils, hyacinths, and more! With prices starting as low as £1, these seeds definitely won’t cost the earth!

    Love our sneak peeks? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get more exclusive cheeky peeks at our offers coming soon!

    Keep up to date with our incredible bargains by finding your nearest store online here

  • Essentials You Need For Uni Under £100

    Essentials You Need For Uni Under £100

    Back to school is finally upon us once again! To help out you parents who are rushing around to get the last bits before the term starts, we at HQ have put the ultimate list together for those of you whose children are off to university this year!

    We know how pricey sending your kids off to uni can be so we thought we’d step in and create an ‘everything you need for uni for under £100’ guide! Thank us later!

    We have everything covered from kitchen utensils to bedroom décor to stationary all at bargain prices.

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    First up is getting their uni halls bedroom looking good because we all know how unappealing student halls look.

    We have great duvet sets from just £7.99 that will brighten up the room and get the space looking cosy. Why not grab some throws whilst you’re at it for only £7.99, for those chilly nights or for some extra comfort!

    sofa filled witth pillows with fairy lights thrown over it

     

    On to the kitchen! We have a great selection of items for your freshers to get their chef skills on!

    We have woks and sauce pans from £2.99 and a 16 piece cutlery set also at £2.99, giving the new uni students no choice but to cook proper meals! We suggest grabbing the bright and colourful crockery so they don’t get their cutlery mixed up.

    With all that cooking going on, they’ll need to store all that food somewhere. We have lunchbox’s and food storage containers from 99p, so they can save money on food by taking their own lunch to uni!

    Don’t forget to pick up some glasses and mugs from 99p to add to their essential uni list! They’ll need that cup of coffee every morning!

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    Now that they’re flying the nest, the teens will have to make sure they are washing their dirty clothes and we have hampers for £4.99 and clothes airer's for £7.99, to make they have somewhere to put their laundry and gets dried properly. To make yourselves feel better, you can also grab washing powder at ridiculously cheap prices to make sure they have enough for the year!

    Whilst we’re on the subject of keeping their clothes clean, grab some of our bath towels from £3.99 as you can never have too many towels!

    University halls tend to have small rooms and not a lot of storage, which is why we also have that covered for you! Pick up our 4 drawer storage box for £12.99 to ensure everything is organized and they don’t end up having a messy room!

    You can’t forget the little essentials either. Batteries are something everybody needs because they never know when they might be needed. A cable extension is also a necessity in a uni room! Having just a few plugs scattered in random places can be annoying, so why not pick one of ours up for £3.99 to keep all the cables together rather than having wires everywhere!

    Last but not least, your teen is off to get a degree and how can they do that without basic stationary?  We have a huge variety of stationary from as little as 99p that every student needs to ensure they can take notes properly and can study at all times.

    After a couple of weeks at university, they’re bound to get the dreaded fresher’s flu! Stock up on medicine from 19p to get them better in no time!

    boy wrapped in a blanket shaking, with a thermometer in his mouth

    With this guide on what to take to uni, your child will be set up in no time and you will have saved enough money to send off to them when they ask for more!

    Like what you see? Get fresher’s week uni essentials at your local Poundstretcher, find yours here and check our amazing value back to uni range! Use #Poundstretcher on Twitter and Instagram so we can check out your Poundstretcher goods.  

  • SNEAK PEEK: Back To School And Uni Essentials

    SNEAK PEEK: Back To School And Uni Essentials

    September is looming so already you’re probably sorting that inevitable back to school shop!

    While some kids are stepping in to school for the first time, some are leaving the family home to begin their first week as a fresher.

    We've got plenty waiting for their first day at school all the way up to when they're sashaying in to seminars.

    So we thought we'd give you a bit of a sneak peak of our fantastic value back to school and back to uni ranges!

    Back To School Disney Stationery

    Poundstretcher HQ is going dotty for all things Disney this month! Just keep swimming over to your local Poundstretcher store as a wave of Dory products from Mini Bowling Sets to Deluxes Art Kits is set to surf over.

    We’re so excited to watch Finding Dory in the cinema, we’ll be looking out for our favourite forgetful-yet-unforgettable blue fish and her fishy friends like Nemo while watching!

    a boy and a girl sat at a table colouring with Disney Art Kits

    Our Disney Art Sets are packed full of stationery supplies that will complete their back to school kit nicely starting from a bargain £3.99! From Frozen and Disney Princesses to Finding Dory, these kits will be not only the perfect back to school run-up boredom buster but will keep their school bag topped up.

    Fresh Pjs For The New School Term

    Chances are your little one is probably going to be getting used to going to bed a bit earlier ready for when school starts again.

    For some parents, bedtime is a nightmare and if they had a quid every time they heard ‘I don’t want to go to bed’ they’d be millionaires! Make bedtime a bit more appealing so they can rest up before they go back to school, with some new pyjamas?

    Disney Princess Pjs with 2 girls posing in their faves from the range

    We have a lovely selection of kids PJs adorned with some adorable designs featuring Disney princesses and Star Wars characters!

    Your little princess will love the aquatic themed Little Mermaid pyjamas while your little one who dreams of heading to the world of Peter Pan will be enchanted by our value Tinkerbell nightwear.

    Get your junior Jedi counting light sabers as they dream of a galaxy far, far away with these Star Wars PJs.

    Star Wars Pyjamas for kids ready for the back to school season

    Each design starts from £3.99 and is available in sizes for tiny 11/12 month olds all the way up to 11/12 years old.

    Back To University Season

    With A – Level results approaching, it can only mean one thing at Poundstretcher: uni home essentials.

    The Poundstretcher back to uni range including bedding, storage, desk lamp, fitted sheets and more

    Whether you’re moving to a new student house or flying the nest for fresher’s week, we’ve got some amazing bargains waiting for you.

    Wrap up with our Snug As A Pug Bedding Sets while dreaming of your gap year with our Cityscape and World Clock Duvet Covers, each from £7.99!

    It's always a struggle to keep your student digs tidy while juggling all those assignments.

    With our Underbed Storage Boxes at £3.99 each and Storage Baskets each just £4.99 are affordable value pieces that will keep your papers, extra home essentials and more out of sight but not out of mind.

    You can de-clutter but decorate your room to look chic with our bargain laundry hampers for just £7.99 that come in a variety of stylish designs.

    Back to uni storage boxes

    But most importantly, you want to make your uni house a home  that motivates you to get those grades to get that cap and gown. Then our Inspirational Wall Decals are perfect for you with their affordable value price at just £1.99.

    Check back next week for more of our Sneak Peeks on our blog! Like what you see? Get it in your local Poundstretcher, find yours here.

    Whether you're getting the kids back to school or if you're a soon to be fresher heading off to uni, use #Poundstretcher on Twitter and Instagram so we can check our your Poundstretcher swag. 

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