Every time I go into one of our local pound shops I’m always shocked by some of the things you can buy – some look like they’d cost you way more than a pound!
I thought I’d share a few things with you today that I would expect to pay more than a pound for…
I do love a good wander around a pound shop as I often find things that are cheaper than the supermarket and that are definitely worth more than a pound but it’s worth noting that there are often things that you’ll be able to get cheaper elsewhere so be careful what you pop in your basket.
Also, I don’t know about you but I’m starting to get a bit confused when I go into Poundland lately – they seem to have lots of random things dotted about that cost £2 and quite a few that cost £5. All well and good when it used to be just contained in a ‘Manager’s Special’ kind of area as it used to be but now they’re just randomly dotted about so it’s super easy to make a mistake and pick up something that’s more than a pound.
The Poundland make-up section does look quite impressive and there’s quite a big range with everything you’d find at the make-up counters in Boots.
I’m quite picky with make-up myself as I have super sensitive skin so I tend to stick with what I know which meant that I didn’t buy much from this section. I did pick up this little lip gloss though…
I’ve worn it a few times and do actually quite like it although it does feel quite sticky on my lips if you know what I mean. It’s quite a pale colour which is the reason I picked it and although it’s not the longest lasting lip gloss that I have, it does last reasonably well.
The Poundland wool range was actually on offer at 3 for 2 which means that you’ll get three balls of wool for £2!
They have a pretty good range of colours and if I was crafty in any way, shape or form then I’d absolutely have stocked up on wool at this price.
Unfortunately, I can’t knit or crochet to save my life so this particular bargain was wasted on me.
3. A Burger Press
I already have one of these but mine cost me about a tenner from Lakeland. At the time I was good with paying that much as it’s got handy little features that mean I could make teeny slider burgers and also stuffed burgers if I wanted to – neither of which I’ve ever done!
This is just a basic burger press that would work perfectly for a good old simple burger and for a pound, it’s an absolute bargain.
4. CDs, DVDs and Books
Mr Frugal has a huge collection of both CDs and DVDs and always gravitates to the DVD section of any shop so when he spotted a huge section of DVDs he was over the moon. I left him there while I had a look around the rest of the shop.
From looking at the range, it looks as though these are second hand and have been checked for damage and resealed but they definitely have a big range of popular DVDs and CDs with something for all tastes.
The books look to be the pre-loved too with a good selection of books, all of which look either new or just very lightly used.
I was really tempted with the books but I managed to refrain as I seem to have a big pile in my waiting to read pile at the moment.
Poundland always has an amazing range of stationery that always makes me drool. I thought I’d highlight these pens as they’re the pens I buy from Tesco at £2 a pack – they’re amazing to write with and I always find that when I get people to sign things with one of mine at work they try and keep the pen. 😉
They had so much other stationery that I really, really wanted but I managed to refrain. Just.
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