Woman spots 5p bargain at Wilkos and clears the shelf of 533 items
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One enterprising woman walked away from Wilkinson's with over 500 items after spotting a shelf full of stock which had been knocked down to 5p.
It feels like the price of everything is going up so any deal that can be found is worth taking advantage of.
And that's exactly what one woman did when she walked into Wilkos and spent £26.65 on 533 items after spotting a bunch which had been dropped down to 5p each.
The items in question were packets of seeds, with the clever shopper taking to Facebook to share her fortunate find with Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK group.
She showed pictures of her shopping bag filled to the brim with packets of seeds, and even after walking away with 533, there were still 'thousands left'.
However, not everyone was chuffed with her efforts when they discovered her bargain buying, as some people thought buying 533 packets of seeds was a bit excessive.
One person wrote that they reckoned she was going to 'resell and make a profit' off the bargain seeds, saying that it was 'totally selfish' to buy so many.
She then responded to say she was buying them as wedding favours and left plenty behind for other customers.
Someone else said they were 'glad I wasn't behind you in the queue', with the woman admitting the staff member on the checkout said 'oh my god' when they realised they'd had to scan over 500 packets.
She was lucky that she was buying from Wilkos and not Lidl, as the supermarket has just introduced a rationing notice of three items per person for their most popular stock and other places could soon follow suit.
Right now, some of the most popular things on the shop shelves are eggs, which are scarce at the moment due to a problem with the supply.
If that's ever the case for seeds and there's a catastrophic shortage, then she should have plenty left over to sort you out through these tough times.
There are obviously downsides to going bargain hunting right now, as sometimes you can end up buying something that is so naff it's not even worth the knock-down price you spent on it.
Meanwhile, Martin Lewis has warned people that with the festive season coming up, now is not the time to be overspending on gifts, no matter how magical you want to make this Christmas.
We all want to push the boat out for our nearest and dearest but this year, it's more important than ever to avoid spending beyond our means.
But if you're stuck for low cost gift ideas and reckon someone might want to take up gardening in 2023, I've heard they're doing a smashing offer on packets of seeds at Wilkos.