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What really is good value in the pound shops?

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Meglet Sat 15-Dec-12 20:16:28

I know they can be a bit shifty with pack sizes etc so it's not always as cheap as you think but I'm sure the following is ok.

Kids toothbrushes, pack of 5. (they're something like a £1 each in Boots).

4 for a £1 birthday cards. Not seen them much cheaper.

Huge bottles of bubble mix in the summer.

Anything else to keep my eyes open for?

cowardlylionhere Sat 15-Dec-12 20:18:50

Toblerone. Always the toblerone.

Oldladypillow Sat 15-Dec-12 20:21:40

Rescue oil. It's like bio oil but abut thinner and better absorbed its lovely stuff grin

bamboostalks Sat 15-Dec-12 20:22:50

Those toothbrushes are useless though. The bristles buckle after one scrub.

NickNacks Sat 15-Dec-12 20:26:49

Gloves. My dcs go through loafs of them.

HoHoHokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Sat 15-Dec-12 20:27:20

cowardly is right the Toblerone, always the Toblerone!

Also the flash spray, flash/cif/dettol wipes.

Oh and the Listerine mouthwash

RudolphsNoseInMyXmasStocking Sat 15-Dec-12 20:28:20

Cadbury's Brunch Bars - they're stupid money in the supermarkets.

juicychops Sat 15-Dec-12 20:28:54

i always get my batteries from £1 shops. they probably don't last as long as duracel but the panasonic ones do the job and they are £1 for a pack of about 10.
you can also occasionally get nice picture frames for presents etc, and kids art/craft bits and bobs are usually quite good

also... Glowsticks!!! in our one they do a pack of 20 for £1. ive got a pack for ds's stocking!

Poundland do some good DVDs sometimes. ive got ds a few of them for xmas too - football skills ones, Horrible Histories, they do some good books in there sometimes too

always worth a visit!!

Foosyerdoos Sat 15-Dec-12 20:31:29

Pens and crayons
Gift bags
Wrapping paper
Tissue paper
Craft stuff
Pet supplies (pigs ears, chews etc)

PuggyMum Sat 15-Dec-12 20:34:28

Revlon nail varnish.

They have a cocoa oil too which is fab as aftersun / after a bath.

iPhone accessories. They have a USB charger with 4 attachments so I can charge iPhone and work blackberry at the same time.

Meglet Sat 15-Dec-12 21:09:50

Rescue Oil sounds promising. My skin prefers oil to cream, I shall give it a go.

bamboo the dc's are still toothbrush chewers, none of the brands last long with them at the moment. Although, yes, I think the poundland ones aren't the best quality.

smilingthroughgrittedteeth Sat 15-Dec-12 23:59:44

* Dog chews
* Kitchen roll-ours does 6 for £1 and its just as good as any other
* batteries
* wrapping paper
* books

ShhBoom Sun 16-Dec-12 00:11:10

Simple & Pampers wet wipes. They're silly money in Boots etc.

I also definitely agree with the kids crafty bits.

bakedbeanqueen Sun 16-Dec-12 09:18:08

I agree with the photo frames. I got 3 in there the other day and in each one put a pic that I had printed using Snapfish. I got 20 6x4 free but the size I needed was 7x5 so I had to pay the grand total of 57p for three for. So for £3.57, I got 3 presents of a pic of my family to give to mum, dad and my sister.

smilingthroughgrittedteeth Sun 16-Dec-12 09:27:30

Some of the christmas decorations are quite pretty, I got a pack of three tree decorations that are shaped as a gingerbread man, house and tree.

Wild bird food

Oldladypillow Sun 16-Dec-12 10:02:30

Rescue oil is great. You can buy little bottles in £1 shop and bigger ones in the cheap chemists- Savers etc.
I use it for all sorts including on acrylic nails and stretch marks its c good I read about it on here grin

Loveweekends10 Sun 16-Dec-12 11:50:40

Nothing. They make town centres look tacky and they are full of shit that you don't really need but think you ought to buy just cos its cheap.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 16-Dec-12 17:29:20

Gift bags
Rechargeable batteries
Some foodstuffs
Nair hair removal cream

RubbishCrackerPuller Sun 16-Dec-12 19:34:33

Those Lint chocolate bears (yummy chocolate) all the supermarkets are doing them 2 for £5, but 99p Stores are doing them for well ... 99p!

countydurhamlass Sun 16-Dec-12 19:53:42

i have bought childrens books and dvds, children's tote type socks, mens and womens socks for christmas stocking fillers.

neontetra Sun 16-Dec-12 21:09:07

Children's books, pet stuff, stationary, some kitchen stuff (got a nice gravy boat there once, for example). Also nice scented candles and picture frames.

uptheamp Sun 16-Dec-12 21:14:00

toiletries, you can get aquafresh that costs £2.80 odd in tesco for a quid, also radox bath.

Aerial liquid is £2.99 in our cheapy shop and £4.99 in tesco

MamaMary Sun 16-Dec-12 21:14:25

Envelopes, especially parcel ones - a godsend if you are posting books etc. Far cheaper than post office.

Also nappy bags, they're supposed to be scented but they're not but really good value.

noisytoys Sun 16-Dec-12 21:23:15

Stationary, breakfast cereal, branded toys (Disney princess, moshi monsters, hello kitty etc), shampoo, cleaning stuff grin

queenofthepirates Sun 16-Dec-12 21:23:33

Sequins! They cost a fortune elsewhere
Galpamol (a kids' pain relief syrup)
silicone cookware
seeds for the garden

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