Right now, there’s a massive B&Q clearance sale* happening. If it turns out to be anything like the same sale last year (you might remember the wheelbarrows scanning through the tills at £5), it’ll surely be very popular with any MoneySaving DIY-ers.
Go quick if you’re after something in particular, as the clearance stock’s different in every store and won’t be replenished so when it’s gone, it’s gone. This is why we’re describing it as a ‘can you find it?’ deal rather than guaranteed.
Technically, the sale started weeks ago but things have just got interesting as it’s now reached the final ‘reduced to clear’ stage. Here’s everything we know so far…
B&Q’s told us there are now more than 20,000 products with up to 60% off. Although some items are reduced by even more, we’ve also seen much smaller discounts (eg, MSE Paloma spotted a £90 mitre saw with £2 off).
The sale’s running online at B&Q* already and we’ve also been told that all of its 300+ stores nationwide are having “some kind” of clearance, although last year some didn’t and smaller stores may only have a tiny clearance section.
We haven’t been given an end date yet, but last year it was the first week of September.
Discounts we’ve spotted online
Unlike the in-store clearance, where items and prices vary a lot from location to location, at least online the price will be the same wherever you live.
Last year, heavy web traffic threatened to put B&Q’s site on its knees – hopefully, there won’t be any problems this year but you might find you need to be patient. Delivery’s £5 but you can collect from a store for free.
Here are few examples of what we found when we looked on Tue 4 Aug:
- Quick-dry varnish – 50p (was £6)
- 18mm combination spanner – 85p (was £6)
- Hello Kitty wall stickers – £1 (was £6)
- Glow-in-the-dark emulsion – £2 (was £7)
- Metallic spray paint – £2 (was £7)
- Halogen light bulbs 8-pack – £3 (was £6)
- LED light bulb – £3 (was £8)
- Eggshell paint – £3 (was £18)
- Solar-powered glass lantern – £5 (was £10)
- Solar-powered garden lights 4-pack – £7 (was £12)
- Metallic kitchen swing bin – £10 (was £21)
- Outdoor LED deck lights 10-pack – £12 (was £35)
- Glazed internal door – £50 (was £109)
- Hardwood external front door – £100 (was £269)
- Yale burglar alarm kit – £140 (was £240)
Of course, items are going out of stock all the time – so there’s no guarantee you’ll find the same. Let us know how you get on in the comments below and on Twitter.