I have always thought of The Works as great value for money. I have regularly purchased books, stationery and gifts from their stores and have always been surprised at the variety of items that they have on offer. So, with January upon us, money tight and sales aplenty, I thought I would take a look at what bargains were up for grabs with many items at 50% and all the ones I have chosen being under £5.
Festive Light Up Lantern – Red
I know that this description states that the Lantern is ‘festive’ but to me it seems that it is something that would look great in your house – or garden – all year round. It has a red winter themed design and a carry or hanging handle. You switch it on at the base and the LED candle illuminates the lantern with a flickering glow. Includes a button cell battery. Reduced from £5 to £2.50.
Cooking On a Budget Book
Not only are most people on a diet at this time of the year, they are also looking for ways to cut costs. There are hundreds of tips and hints in this book as well as over 100 recipes for tasty, healthy, cheap meals. It also shows how to set your budget, plan your shop and the essential ingredients you will need for the store-cupboard. Consisting of 256 pages there are recipes for everything from Soup, Starters, Main Courses and Desserts. Reduced from £8.99 to £1.50.
EasyCook Microwave Pressure Cooker
Of course, if you are going to buy the Cooking on a Budget book then you may need a new pressure cooker to go with it! There are many benefits to having a pressure cooker to help with stress-free meal times and this microwave version not only reduces cooking time but also helps to lock in flavour ensuring that the food not only tender but tasty with none of the goodness lost. You can use it for all types of meat, pasta, rice, beans, vegetables and stews. It has a 2.8 litre capacity and is reduced from £5 to £3.
Big Bag Of Christmas Craft
Grace regularly has homework now where she needs to make or create something. This Christmas Craft box is not just for the festive season if you ask me – and is big enough to last most of the year ready for when December comes round again. Contains: 1 bag of assorted pom-poms, 6x A4 sheets of corrugated card, 50x assorted pipe cleaners, 1 bag of EVA shapes, 4x cards, 4x envelopes, 4x A5 EVA sheets, 4x glitter glues, 1 bag of googly eyes, 1 bag of sequins, 6x A4 assorted papers, 10x tissue papers, crepe papers, 3x strings, 48x lolly sticks and 1 glue. Reduced from £6 to £3.
Farmyard Floor Puzzle – 30 Pieces
I like to stock up my present bag (which I keep in my wardrobe) ready for the year ahead with the many birthdays on the horizon. This eye-catching puzzle – suitable for children over the age of 3 years – helps to develop hand-eye coordination and encourages children to understand the basic elements of problem solving. Measuring 88 x 58.5cm, it is reduced from £6 to £3.
Have you bought anything in the January sales? What is the best bargain you have bagged?
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