Being tight as I am, I'm a big fan of the Home Bargains chain of stores. Rarely do you find anything cheaper elsewhere that you do in Home Bargains and often, even when you think you've gotten a good deal from somewhere such as Poundland, you find the item in Home Bargains for 79p or even less. I'm amazed that they can sell products so cheaply.
The Bangor store opening recently is brilliant because before that I had to travel 30 miles or so to Llandudno to visit one.
The Bangor store is a good size, which is pleasing, but it's still full to the brim with items for sale. I last went in there today and they had lots of new lines in, which is always a good thing. Some baskets are in there for £2.99, which seems a bargain as they're a good size and they look good quality. They had their usual arrangement of sweets, followed by toiletries, then gifts for him and for her - which make ideal Christmas presents for teenage girls and boys, as well as adults, then the toys. They had a variety of nightwear and baby items, and medicines, then cleaning products, and then the bottom half is concentrated on foods and drinks, whilst the top half is divided into household goods such as baking equipment, rugs and pictures, with some more toys and games at the very top.
The Bangor store seems very well organised and the shelves are always fully stocked.
It also seems to be in a prime location - not too close to Bangor city centre, but definitely not too far a walk, and worth the bus fare anyway.
With the credit crunch continuing to bite it's no wonder that Home Bargains are going strong. The Bangor store is one of three new branches to open in North West Wales recently, along with Rhyl and Llangefni. It seems that they have bought a job lot of old Kwik Save stores as like quite a few of the others this shop is located in the an Kwik Save.
For the uninitiated Home Bargains sell various household products at bargain prices. The range includes food and drink, cleaning materials, toiletries, toys, soft furnishings and kitchen equipment but you really need to visit to get a better idea.
Some items come and go very quickly. For example they recently had packets of McVities mini digestives for 10p which had an rrp of 49p. These disappeared more or less overnight. However they also have permanent product lines. I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else for toilet rolls, toothpaste, deodorant or microwave rice amongst others.
This store is handily located on Caernarfon Road (it's not far from Matalan) and has a more than adequate carpark. It's a big store for a Home Bargains and has wide aisles so it's easy to get round. The product line is much the same as other branches but because of it's size it's well stocked.
If you've never been to a Home Bargains give it a go, I guarantee you won't be disappointed.
Home Bargains stock loads of brand name stuff at low prices: food, toiletries, cleaning products, sweets, toys, alcoholic drinks, perfume, and all kinds of things for round the house like saucepans, bedsheets, photo frames etc. The shop offers some really fantastic bargains, but sadly you can't really do all your shopping in one stop here as they don't stock fruit and veg, milk, cheese etc.
If you have kids that still like to play with good old fashioned toys, board games, remote control cars, soldiers, barbie etc, then there's always a good selection. Just don't expect to get nintendo wii games etc here, that's not the kind of thing they stock.
I get the impression that Home Bargains only deal in long shelflife stock, this makes sense though and they'd have a real hard time trying to compete with tesco and asda on fresh produce so they're right to stick to what they know, I think it has a huge bearing on how they manage to keep prices low.
You should give the place a go, but be prepared to have to go to tesco to top up on milk and veg etc. It's not really a one stop supermarket, but what they do sell is generally of a decent quality and reasonably priced.
Does what is says on the tin.
6 Large Free Range Eggs 99p, 18 toilet rolls £2.99, Cadburys Hot chocolate 1/2 the price of Tesco.
We tend to go here and do a hit on the above, you can't do your main shop here but you'll save buckets of cash over the year getting toothpaste and biscuits here.
Occasionally good wine ... but remember there is a mix of cheap stuff and stuff sold cheap!!!
Its marvelous, recommend to famillies on a tight budget..with christmas coming up.
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