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Cutting the Back to School Cost with Poundland

I recently read a shocking news article that claims the average cost of sending a 4-16 year old back to school each September is costing on average of £186.  That’s almost £200 on uniform, shoes, sports kit, lunch bags and stationary.  WOW!  Obviously I try and do what I can to keep these costs down as much as I can.  Using discount supermarkets for the uniform basics has saved a lot as has our local Poundland which was our one stop shop for all of the kiddywinks stationery this year.

Back to School with Poundland

As ever, Poundland has a great range suitable for everyone from primary school pupils right up to university students.  There are some lovely co-ordinating ranges which include the brightly coloured Neon, Craft and Nu as well as some favourite characters such as Spiderman, The Lion Guard, The Secret Life of Pets and Finding Dory.  Imogen loves the Neon range with its’ brightly coloured lipstick highlighters, lego shaped erasers and highly addictive maze pens.

Back to School with Poundland

We also found some great value branded stationery items on our recent trip to Poundland as well which included a 4 pack of Papermate Inkjoy ball pens which come in 4 different variations Black, Blue, Office or Fashion.  I use these for work and they usually cost me £3 for 8, so these were a great find.  Another bargain we found was the Helix Value Maths Set which contains a compass, 2 set squares, protractor, ruler, eraser, pencil and sharpener all for £1.  The cheapest I can find this elsewhere is double the price!

Back to School with Poundland

As every parent knows planning is a massive part of the academic year and diaries and wall planners play a massive part in making sure I don’t forget which friend I’m picking up from school, who has after school clubs and the next wretched cake sale!  Poundland have a great selection of these as well from pocket sized to A4, ones you can hang on the wall and weekly planners that you can stick on your fridge.  I love this photo calendar that I’m going to fill with pictures of the children and hang in the hall and this mint green diary that will live in my overstuffed handbag.

Back to School with Poundland Back to School with Poundland Poundland also have a great range of backpacks, lunchbags and drinks bottles featuring Avengers, Disney Princesses, Shopkins and Paw Patrol starting from as little as £2.  Cracking value and definitely worth checking out.  You can find your nearest Poundland here or you can now browse from the comfort of your own sofa at www.poundland.co.uk

Make it a Money Saving Christmas with Poundland

Christmas is indeed the most wonderful time of the year but it can also be the most expensive. With this is mind I try and be as thrifty as I can waiting waiting for special offers, hunting out discount codes and shopping in my favourite high street discounter, Poundland!

As Poundland ambassadors I was given the task to hunt out my top Christmas picks and chose to do this from the comfort of my own sofa using their fairly new online shopping facility.  As ever their Christmas range is vast and includes four themed ranges allowing you to match everything from decorations, gift wrapping and tableware.

I shopped mainly from two themes “Enchanted” for our lounge and “A Winter’s Tale” for our dining room.  “Enchanted” has to be my favourite it’s full of elegant pale, pastel pinks, shiny silver and snowy white.

Poundland Enchanted Christmas

Medium Mottled Pink Bauble (6 pack), Pink Bead Garland, Enchanted Diamante Bauble,                Large Deer and Winter’s Tale Gift Bags

“A Winter’s Tale” has a Nordic feel to it and features the bold but classic contrast of red and white heavily.  It matches the Stag tableware range perfectly which is why I chose to feature it in my dining room.  From the Christmas table to the tree and even the wrapped presents underneath it everything matches perfectly and you’d never know it was done on a budget!

Stag Tableware

Stag Tableware, Dinner Plates, Side Plates, Bowls and Mugs available

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Christmas Jumper Decorations (2 pack)

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Wooden Christmas Card Holder

Other decorative gems I picked up at Poundland include Window stickers, tinsel trees and matching wreaths for the kiddywinks rooms and Disney Frozen Paper Chains which pretty much cover our entire house!

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When it comes to stocking fillers and gifts Poundland have that covered too with an extensive range of Disney Frozen, Dreamworks and Star Wars themed gifts to keep the little ones happy. My Poundland best buy this Christmas has to be this Purple Ivy butterfly bracelet, combined with Poundland’s bracelet box and a gift bow you have an expensive looking, gift wrapped present for just £2! Poundland Christmas

And because Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the sweet treats there is amazing value for money on offer at Poundland too with many items included in their buy one get one half price offer.  Imogen and Joseph will be thrilled to find these in their stockings on Christmas morning.

Giant Jazzie

As you can see there’s a lot on offer at Poundland this Christmas and some cracking bargains to be had so make sure you check out your local store or have a browse online at www.poundland.co.uk

Christmas at Poundland

It’s been over two years since I became an ambassador for Poundland and it’s no secret that I love the place especially at the most expensive time of year, Christmas. This Christmas Poundland have set me three challenges.  To create one look from there Christmas ranges, get crafty and creative something festive and stock up of stocking fillers and to do it all for under £30!

This year most of the kiddywinks stocking fillers have come from Poundland that I have stashed away during the year, complete bargains including Disney Cars Squinkies for Joseph and Polly Pocket blind bags for Imogen.  My most recent haul included this impressive bundle of Disney Frozen goodies which includes a hair wrap, shimmer lip balm, a 5 ring set, Anna and Elsa bath sponges and a colouring pencil set all for a pound each!

Poundland Disney Frozen Range

In Joseph’s stocking this year will be a Disney Toy Story 3 hardback book and two Microblox festive characters, Santa and a Snowman.

Poundland Stocking Fillers

They’ll also have one each of these lovely Nestle festive figures, both a pound each a massive 50% saving compared to the supermarket’s price of £1.50.

Milkybar Snowy OwlSmarties Robin

My second challenge was to get decorating using one of the many different Christmas themes available from Poundland.  I decided to decorate our hall as it always seems get neglected at Christmas and lacks a little sparkle.  I chose the Cosy Christmas range as the base colours of blue, cream and read with a splash of grey fitted in well with the colour scheme.

Poundland Cosy Christmas

I picked our the Merry Christmas felt banner, wood and felt Noel letter decoration, star lanterns and hanging felt decorations as well pack of 10 baubles.  I filled an old glass jar with the baubles and a set of LED battery operated lights and I think it makes a really nice feature.

Poundland Cosy Christmas

I also decided to have a little bit of fun with some soft toys, a snow blanket, a couple of icicle drapes and some more LED batteries operated lights……

Poundland Sliding Penguins

…. and created a wintery slide for our new plush friends!

Penguin Banister Slide

The last of my challenges wasn’t the easiest as I’m not a particularly crafty person.  After some time spend on Pinterest I decided that I’d attempt to make a photo frame wreath.  Armed with a white ornate photo frame, some pretty ribbon baubles (again from the Cosy Christmas range), a spool of festive trim and a couple of left over baubles from my bauble jam jar I got to it.

Poundland ChristmasAfter removing the glass and the back from the photo frame I simply threaded the baubles with the ribbon and blu tacked them into the position, trimmed off the excess ribbon and added a large bow to finish.

Photo Frame WreathI spent a total of £28 topping up the kiddywinks stockings and fully decorating my hall leaving me a couple of pounds to get a chocolate mould from the infamous Jane Asher baking range and to try out Poundland’s new Make Up gallery range, the Gorgeous Flawless foundation is awesome and a steal at just a pound!

If you’re searching for Christmas inspiration then there’s some great, easy to make gift ideas on the Poundland Youtube channel.

Back to School with Poundland #PoundandB2S

You may have noticed a bit of a theme on the blog recently as we, along with the rest of the country, prepare to send our little ones back to school.  Our latest challenge as Poundland Ambassadors was to kit Imogen out for her start in year one Poundland style!

We took our trip to our local store yesterday, and unfortunately got caught in the middle of a thunder storm, and I was amazed at what they had to offer.

Back to School with PoundlandThere’s a great range of stationary all at 3 for £1 and that includes everything from note books, poster paint, pens, pencils, felt tips pens and even sticky back plastic for covering books!

Back to School with Poundland

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Saying “I Love You” Needn’t cost a Fortune with Poundland

I’m not one for spending a fortune on Valentine’s day and certainly don’t expect it from Tony.  Afterall, who has the spare cash these days?  As a Poundland ambassador, Poundland sent me a variety of their Valentine’s goodies to prove that you don’t have to spend a fortune on gift’s for your loved one this Valentines.

My bundle of goodies was presented in a plastic gift bag and included a card, teddy, LED pink heart lights, floating candles, a cupcake decorating kit and heart shaped champagne flutes.

Valentine's Goodies from Poundland

Imogen is very taken with the Pink LED heart shaped lights and they were quickly whipped away to drape over the top of her bookcase and Joseph has stolen the teddy to add to his ever growing collection.  My favourite item is the cupcake decorating kit, which contains cupcake cases and little picks to stand in the top, a great way to make a home made gift that extra bit special.

Poundland Valentine's

Together with the gift bag this little lot would set you back all of £7.00, less than the price of a decent bottle of wine and certainly less than a bunch of supermarket flowers and that is why we Poundland Valentine's

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Happy Valentine’s Day 🙂

 

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