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​Poundland Sells 40,000 Engagement Rings Ahead Of Valentine’s Day

​Poundland Sells 40,000 Engagement Rings Ahead Of Valentine’s Day

Poundland has managed to flog a whopping 40,000 engagement rings ahead of Valentine's Day this year, the discount retailer has confirmed to the BBC.

That sounds like a lot - and it is, as it's almost double last year's tally for the chain's rings.

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The 'Bling Rings' and 'Man Bands' that make up the product range come in at just £1. The idea is you buy one as a placeholder until you find (or can afford) the real ring - which tend to cost significantly more.

Credit: Poundland
Credit: Poundland

When Poundland announced it would be selling the rings again this year on Facebook, the idea was met with a slightly mixed reaction.

While many people suggested they would be less than impressed if their other half gave them a cheap ring, most shoppers said they think it's the thought that counts.

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One even recalled: "First time I proposed I had a wire twist tie taken from our last bread loaf. The meaning was much bigger than the value. Our wedding band is a very cheap one too, and I don't see the point in spending thousands for a ring, really."

Credit: Poundland
Credit: Poundland

According to research firm Savvy, spending on Valentine's Day reached around £853 million last year - up 7.8 percent on 2018's figures.

Thankfully, there are some ways to keep costs down this year, even if you're not quite ready for the commitment of a £1 Poundland engagement ring.

Lidl, for example, is selling bunches of 100 red roses for just £25, which not only works out at 25p a rose.

Credit: Lidl
Credit: Lidl

Given that some companies like Interflora are selling similar bouquets for £380, it's a pretty good bargain.

Then there's also the JD Wetherspoon Valentine's Day offer, which is offering you and your date a romantic night on the town for just £20.

For that, you both get two courses and two drinks, although you can also choose to upgrade to a bottle of Prosecco or rose brut for an extra £5.

As with all JD Wetherspoon branches, products and pricing may vary depending on where you are, but the pub chain told us the £20 offer will be available in more than 600 pubs across the UK, so chances are you'll be alright.

Failing all that, you could always just treat your loved one to a slap-up meal at home before you both kick your shoes off and curl up on the sofa to watch Corrie - or, of course, simply ignore Valentine's Day altogether; I can assure you that there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

You do you, friends.

Featured Image Credit: Poundland

Topics: uk news, News, Poundland, Valentine's Day

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

 

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