B&M shoppers are rushing to buy home essentials that scans at the till for 90% less than their original price.
The discount store is known for its bargains and cheap deals.
B&M is known for its great deals and discounts
The items were labelled at £25 each
And one lucky shopper managed to grab a great bargain.
Posting in Facebook’s Extreme Couponing & Bargains page, the happy customer found two items that scanned at the till for £3 instead of £25.
One was a Play Station 4 gaming headset and the other was a Minecraft lamp.
One person commented on the post with: “Should have bought 50 and sold them on eBay.”
While another said: “Never find any bargains like that haha.”
Though one did come with a warning: “Be careful with that lamp….. our power pack started smouldering.”
This isn’t the first time that items have scanned at the till for much less than what they’ve been advertised at.
One shopper said they found the “bargain of the year” with a sideboard that scanned at only £1 – instead of £199.
But there are many other items that you’ll be able to find for much less than what they’re being sold at.
B&M shoppers were also rushing to buy a kitchen essential that scans as 99% off.
The discount store was selling a three-piece glass canister set for just 10p – down from £9.99.
While Asda customers found a vacuum cleaner that was going for nearly half the price it was advertised at.
If you’re wanting to find an item that is going for less than its being advertised as but don’t know where to start, here are four ways to find items that scan at the till for less.
How can I save money using the B&M scanner?
Shoppers can also save money at B&M by making use of its scanner app.
The barcode scanner in the app lets you see if the item’s price is cheaper than advertised on the shop shelf.
Products that are typically discounted are seasonal items and old stock that B&M is trying to shift, or they’re labelled “big brands” and “big savings”.
Hundreds of shoppers have found huge savings, with lots finding items in store that scan at just 10p at the till instead of the shelf price.
Recently, HOAR reported that a savvy shopper was left stunned after finding a £20 item on sale in B&M for just 10p.
The B&M scanner is located on the B&M Stores mobile app, which can be downloaded for free on your smartphone.
Shoppers can download it on the App Store or Google Play.
Once you’ve got the app, click on the “scan” button at the bottom of your homepage.
This will then bring up the camera on your smartphone, which you’ll need to use to scan barcodes.
When you’ve found a product you want to scan, simply point your smartphone camera toward its barcode.
The app will then automatically bring up the item’s price – this is when you’ll know if it is reduced or not.
Bargain hunters say some items come up as £1, 50p or even 10p through the app.
But of course, not all items will scan at a lower price – so don’t be disappointed if the thing you’re after isn’t reduced.
Quite often, you’ll need to have plenty of time on your hands to go around and scan a lot of items in store.
While the reductions can seem random, it’s usually items that are seasonal or old stock.
For example, you’ll likely see Christmas products reduced on the app after December 25, or chocolate eggs down for pennies after Easter.
Another thing to note is that the reductions do sometimes vary between stores.
This means that just because something is reduced in one B&M, prices vary from store to store depending on stock levels.
But if you do get lucky and find a bargain, the product should scan at that price at the till.
The scanner only works in stores and not online though.
How do I maximise my chance of finding a bargain?
HOAR has covered plenty of B&M scanner wins over the years, so we’ve picked up a few tricks or tips along the way.
Here are some pointers to help you nab a deal:
Check seasonal items
These are the items that are most likely to be reduced. So after Christmas, you’ll want to be checking all the festive products.
And after summer, you may find paddling pools and outdoor toys reduced.
Scan reduced items
Even reduced items can be discounted even further when you check them with the B&M scanner.
Visit more than one B&M
If you’ve got the time, it could pay to visit more than one B&M as stock availability and discounts will vary between branches.
For example, we previously spoke to a B&M shopper who nabbed £860 worth of goods for £80 by visiting five stores in one day.
Pick your day and time carefully
We’ve spoken to B&M haulers who claim the time and day you visit your local store does have an impact on how many bargains you’ll find.
There isn’t a set formula for all stores, so try and visit at different times until you know when is best.
Use Facebook groups
Keep an eye on what is likely to be reduced by joining B&M Facebook groups.
For example, the B&M Bargains and More page has more than 274,000 members all posting deals.
For more information on how to use the app, see our handy explainer.