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Woman makes the most of uni sales to kit out her kitchen for just £20

October 18, 2019, 12:00 PM
Woman makes the most of uni sales to kit out her kitchen for just £20
  • Rebecca Wilkins, 24, bought £80 of Wilko products for £20
  • Her post soon went viral with impressed bargain hunters
  • Rebecca managed to buy a kettle, dinner set, mugs and a tray

Buying crockery, appliances and home accessories can be a pricey business, but one woman managed to snap up a series of amazing bargains by timing her purchases perfectly with university sales.

Rebecca Wilkins, 24, an early years educator from Somerset, managed to snap up £80 worth of Wilko products, including a dinner set, mugs and a toaster, for just £20.

Rebecca posted her fabulous deal on money-saving Facebook group Latest Deals, Extreme Couponing & Bargains Group, where it soon went viral with over 260 likes. 

Impressed members of the bargain-hunting community commented: “Wow well done!” and praised the quality of Wilko’s products, writing: "I bought a kettle for £6 from Wilko in an emergency. I thought it would tide me over for a day or two. Still using it six months later and it's absolutely fine."

Others praised Rebecca’s timing, writing: "I got some gorgeous mugs and side plates from there a couple of weeks ago, that look rather like your dinner set - those two plates and two mugs cost more than you paid for an entire dinner set. You got a fabulous bargain. Well done!"

Rebecca told LatestDeals.co.uk that her timing was a happy coincidence. She said: "I was aware when shopping earlier on in the year that Wilko seemed to have loads of stock for uni goers and it was complete luck that I was in Wilko and saw the offer. 

“I was originally only looking for a dinner set but I then decided that £6 for a toaster that was meant to be £25 and matching mugs priced at 50p - so eight for £4 instead of £16 - were bargains that were good to miss!”

Rebecca also managed to buy a beautiful tray for just £2, and even snapped up a 12-piece dinner set for just £8.

"I find that by looking out for a large amount of stock in shops and waiting, you tend to get good deals,” Rebecca advises. 

Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, says: “If you are in need of any appliances, stationery or homeware, now’s the perfect time to buy it, as just like Rebecca points out, the post-freshers’ week sales are in full swing. Budget brands like Wilko can always be trusted to offer great reductions. Don’t forget to check out the Wilko page on LatestDeals.co.uk to be the first to know about all its latest sales - find it at https://www.latestdeals.co.uk/deals/wilko."

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