Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Hurray for Poundland and 99p Stores

Last week, I was out and about quite a bit and popped into a new Poundland store that's been built up the road and another 99p store at another destination, which is something I haven't done for a while. I've already blogged about finding 4 books in Poundland for £1 each, which was great, but I also found some organic food bargains today in a 99p store.

I was really surprised to find organic items on the shelves, as I'd never seen ths before.  In fact, I saw four different organic products for sale in there.  Granted, a couple were organic in accordance with US or European laws, which I believe are different to those we are governed by here, but I'm not too worried about that.

Here's a picture of what I did buy on this visit:

The cartons of kidney beans were two for 99p and it was these that were certified organic in the US. The Seeds of Change stir in pasta sauces were 99p each, but as this brand are generally priced at over £2 in regular supermarkets, I was very happy with this price.  Not quite sure about the flavour, as it is Tomato and Olive, so I only bought two, just in case we don't like it too much, but if we like them I'll be heading straight back to get some more, if they're still in stock.

Just for information, they also had Seeds of Change 400g Korma sauce jars which were just 99p too. Unfortunately, we don't really like Kormas, so I didn't indulge, but if they'd been Tikka Masalas, I'd have filled my basket!  I think the use by dates on these products are quite near, as in the end of December, but I don't let this worry me too much.

In addition, I did see some Organic Grapefruit drinks also on sale in there, but didn't buy these as they were a little high in calories for me.  Very encouraging though, that some organic goods are on sale in these shops.  I'll definitely be visiting more often from now on.

Finally, the last bargain from the 99p store was this pack of 5 mini Hershey's Cookies and Cream chocolate bars.  I know that this is a favourite of LB, so I bought a pack so that I could use one per day in my homemade version of an advent calendar, which I tend to make every year.  That's 6 days now accounted for - just 18 more to go.

Before I go, I just want to mention one more bargain I found in Poundland the other day, which was this lovely feather print scarf.  It's just a regular length neck scarf made of a lightweight, but cotton-like polyester fabric.  I really like it and have worn it several times since purchasing it.  Great to brighten up a plain outfit and ingest a bit of interest into my winter wardrobe.

So, next time you're in the pound shop, take a good long look, as there are definitely some quality bargains to be found in there, if you look hard enough.


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    1. I know I really like it. I bought another to give away as a gift. (See tomorrow's post)