27 things you can get for £1 or less!
Make your pound go further with this bumper crop of bargains!
Now for the third part in the trilogy: '27 things you can get for under £1.' I've picked all the items here because I think they represent unusual or exceptional value for money.
Just remember, many of these deals and offers won't be around for long - so stock up on the bargains while you can!
RIP Woolies... but hats off to the 99p Store that's replaced it on my high street! I've had a good rummage through its aisles in recent weeks, and have come up with all sorts of little gems.
For my garden alone, I've bought rose bushes, fruit trees, hyacinths and hanging baskets - all for 99p each. For that price you can also get a 20-pack of gladioli bulbs or a bumper kitchen garden set (containing six different varieties of veg seeds). And yes - they've all started to grow!
Travel around the UK
Megabus and its sister service Megatrain operate budget coach and train services all over the UK. Long-distance tickets start at just £1, and the earlier you book (up to 45 days in advance), the more likely you are to bag the lowest price.
The 50p booking fee sends the whole package a smidge over budget, but I thought I'd include them anyway as it really is an incredibly cheap way to get around.
Fight back against hay fever
For a few years now, pharmacies and supermarkets have been selling own-brand and 'value' painkillers for well under £1. Why splash out £3 on a package of Nurofen when you can buy generic painkillers for as little as 16p?
And good news for hay fever sufferers everywhere: You can now get a box of non-drowsy antihistamines for 96p from Boots, and for a similar price in several supermarkets. Roll on summer...
Many libraries sell off old books for less than £1 each (I once picked up a box of books for £1!). Just ask your local librarian where the 'for sale' section is.
And if you'd prefer to listen to music, most public libraries also rent out CDs for around £1, which you can then keep for up to two weeks. For more moneysaving library tips, read this article.
I recently bought a cheap £20 printer from Argos. It does the job perfectly, but I was shocked to find that it would set me back another £20 to refill it with branded ink cartridges bought on the high street.
Thankfully, generic cartridges are a fraction of the price, and haven't given me any problems so far. Check out RefreshCartridges, which is currently selling Epson and Canon compatible cartridges for just 97p each.
Sainsbury's goes bargain crazy
I'm not always the biggest fan of Sainsbury's pricing (read this article to find out why). However, its latest price slashing stunt is definitely worth a look.
The supermarket has cut the price of hundreds of items by a whopping 50%. To take a look at the list of deals, log in and click on the Half Price Offers tag on the Sainsbury's website. Bargains include Robinson's squash for 63p, eight Butcher's Choice sausages for 99p, and packs of Jaffa Cakes for just 49p.
Most exciting of all, all Sainsbury's Easter eggs are now half-price, with several costing £1 or less. As you can imagine, they'll be flying off the shelves - so for a cheap chocolate fix get down there today!
Fruit and veg war
Happy bargain hunting!