CHOCOLATE fans can bag a bargain on their Christmas Toblerone this year by heading down to Poundland.
The discounter is selling a 360g bar of Swiss chocolate for £3 – at least 50p cheaper than most of the supermarkets.
Watirose and Sainsbury’s are stocking the bars for £4.50, while Iceland and Morrisons are flogging them for £4.
Asda is the only supermarket selling it for the bargain price of £3.
Here’s how to cut the cost of your grocery shop
SAVING on your shop can make a big difference to your wallet. Here are some tips from Hannah Maundrell, editor of Money.co.uk, about how you can cut the cost of your shopping bills:
- Write yourself a list – Only buy items that you need. If it isn’t on your list, don’t put it in the trolley
- Create a budget – Work out a weekly budget for your food shopping
- Never shop hungry – you are far more likely to buy more food if your tummy is rumbling
- Don’t buy pre-chopped veggies or fruit – The extra they’ll charge for chopping can be eye watering
- Use social media – follow your favourite retailers to find out about the latest deals
- Be disloyal – You may want to go to different stores to find the best bargains
- Check the small print – It’s always worth checking the price per kg/lb/litre when comparing offers so you’re making a like for like decision as a bigger box won’t necessarily mean you get more
- Use your loyalty cards – Don’t be afraid to sign up to them all. They all work slightly differently – work out what bonus suits you better and remember to trade in your points for additional rewards
The knock-off bars are still cheaper though – it costs £1 for 180g worth of chocolate, meaning that 360g worth costs £1 less than the Toblerone.
Poundland has recently come under fire for introducing price points worth more than £1.
Now, it sells products for 50p, 75p, £1, £1.50, £2, £3, £4 and £5 across all 80-plus of its stores, causing critics to claim that it’s not longer a poundshop.
But the retailer says that it’s for this reason that it has been able to bring back bars of Toblerone, two years after dropping them for getting too expensive.
To get your hands on the bargain, you’ll need to head down to your nearest store as Poundland doesn’t offer an online shopping service.
You can find your nearest branch using the store locator tool here.
Tesco is doing personalised Toblerone bars this year for free – but you’ll need to visit one of the pop-up stands in store.
Poundland is selling a 6ft real Christmas tree for a tenner, making it a real bargain compared to other retailers.