New Poundland DIY range – how does it compare?

DIY expert Tommy Walsh has launched a range of 200 DIY tools and equipment in Poundland stores. £1 DIY tools sounds stonking, but is it really much cheaper than the value range at your local DIY store? We’ve compared a few prices to try to hammer down an answer. As you’d expect, they cost just £1 each....

Homebase ‘secret’ furniture sale (eg, £100 double bed for £40)

We’ve caught wind of a ‘secret’ furniture sale happening at Homebase* this week. It isn’t being openly advertised and it’s all clearance stock (so when it’s gone, it’s gone), but it looks like there are decent discounts to be had if you’re able to hunt them down. The official info – what’s happening Homebase has confirmed there’s a clearance event...

Challenge: decorate your Christmas tree for £5

It’s easy to get carried away and spend too much money at Christmas. Like stuffing ourselves with mince pies and watching rubbish telly, it’s part of the tradition for many of us, but it doesn’t have to be. So I set myself the challenge of decorating our office Christmas tree for £5. The first place I thought...

EXPIRED – Finish your pen and get a tenner

Feel like your pens are always running dry? Well, Bic has set the challenge to finish the ink in a Bic Cristal pen. If you can do it you’ll get a tenner as a reward – so get scribbling. Use up all the ink in your Bic Cristal pen and Bic will send you £10. Sounds easy...

EXPIRED – rare 50% off Yankee Candles

Clintons is stocking up on new candles for winter, so it’s making room in the stores by selling off summery candles at 50% off. The other day my friend Becca sent me a picture on Twitter of a whole shelf of Yankee Candles, reduced by 50% at Clintons (previously Clinton Cards). Apart from the odd fragrance or...

B&Q clearance sale – including £120 Weber BBQ for £44

The rumours are true. B&Q has just launched a massive sale – with over 20,000 items under £10 – and a few of them are incredible discounts.  I’ve been hearing for weeks that a huge B&Q sale* was going to happen. One of our Twitter followers told us there was an area cordoned off in their local store, while...