22 Home Bargains tips worth remembering for your next shop

Christel Deskins

Home Bargains is the Liverpool-based retailer thousands across the city love, thanks to its low prices and everyday household products. The Liverpool-based retailer opened its first store in Old Swan in 1976 by Tom Morris – the store is still in the family today. It even launched two years before […]

Home Bargains is the Liverpool-based retailer thousands across the city love, thanks to its low prices and everyday household products.

The Liverpool-based retailer opened its first store in Old Swan in 1976 by Tom Morris – the store is still in the family today.

It even launched two years before rival store B&M Bargains.

Regular Home Bargains shoppers will know just how wide-ranging its stock has become with even frozen food and clothing available in selected stores.

However even the biggest Home Bargains fan may not be aware of just all the best money-saving tips which is why we’ve rounded-up all the best ones we know of.

It is worth noting, a version of this article was published in November and all tips were highlighted before the coronavirus pandemic.

You must follow safety measures in place at all Home Bargains stores and wear a face covering unless exempt.

1. The price tags reveal how long an item is in stock for

An insider from the store has now revealed how its customers can find out whether a bargain will be in stock next time they return to the shop, and it has to do with its price tags.

As well as revealing the cost of an item, the price tags also reveal whether an item is a one-off or a regularly stocked product.

Next time you visit Home Bargains take a look at the bottom corner you will see wither REG or ONE.

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REG stands for regular, meaning regular product which will be in stock the majority of the time, and restocked when they sell out however ONE stands for one off meaning if you want it then you are probably best buying it there and then.

2. Looking for a particular item? Head to its bigger stores

Like most retailers, Home Bargains’ larger stores have much more choice. According to its website, it also says: “Many of our large stores receive daily stock replenishment, and the item you are looking for may be available on your next visit to store.

“Our smaller stores however, receive less frequent deliveries.”

3. But, don’t be in a rush to get inside

Some of the best bargains are located near the front of the store.

4. Star buys

Located near the front of the store, they change weekly and include discounts on branded products.

5. Getting to Home Bargains early will pay off

New stock is often delivered at around 7.30am in the morning so it will always pay to get to your nearest store when it opens.

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6. You’ll be surprised at its food range

There is a mix of fresh fruit and veg alongside cupboard essentials and more.

7. Designer replicas

As well as savings its customers money on their regular food and homeware shops, Home Bargains is also known to stock items which look like designer products for much less.

8. You can even take a break during a shop at its larger stores

Most of its larger stores now have cafés and garden centres too.

9. You’ll find brands you didn’t know Home Bargains stocked

From beauty to food – there is more than 4,000 brands.

10. If you see something you like make sure you buy it there and then

The best discounts always go fast and can often be limited so if you see something like make sure you buy it there and then.

11. Make sure you park close to its stores

Because you’ll always end up buying more than you went in for.

12. New openings

New openings often come with deals and offers on the first day so they’re always worth visiting.

13. Make sure you check its social media accounts to keep up to date with its offers

This is where Home Bargains often reveals its new products first.

14. It currently has a huge Christmas range in stores too

Christmas trees starts from £14.99 and lighting starts from £4.99.

On its website you can even order personalised Christmas Eve plates and decorations too.

15. And, clothing too

Baby clothing, pyjamas and even limited footwear can often be found in its stores.

16. For humans and pets

Want to dress your pet up for Halloween? Sorted.

17. It has two websites, depending on your order

Home Bargains has its traditional website and one dedicated to flowers.

You can visit Home Bargains website here.

18. With one dedicated to flowers

You can take a look at www.homebargainsflowers.co.uk where you’ll find a whole range of flowers for birthdays, anniversary’s and more as well as plants and gifts too.

19. Discount coupons

Discount coupons are not accepted in stores.

20. If you lose your receipt you may still be able to return an item

If you do not have your receipt, you may be able to use a bank statement, and the store will check this for you. It would be the store manager’s discretion as to whether they would offer a replacement or goods to the value of with this.

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