Thursday, 14 February 2013

Shopping Right

Warm greetings to all my fellow international students. Hope you guys are coping with the weather? To the business of the day, understanding the market structure of a community is essential for economizing and getting the best bargain for your daily needs.Why should you buy some products for so much when you can actually get them for a pound or under. That is why this week; I will be giving you some insights on three shops you can visit for the best bargains. Without much ado, we start with the famous 99 Pence shop and PoundLand . We will also consider another shop called Home Bargains.


All the goods in this store as the name suggest goes for under £1. You might think the products they offer are very few, but you have to check it out yourself.

The products range from:
  • personal care products
  • household equipment 
  • health and beauty products 
  • pet care products
  • hardware goods 
  • groceries 
  • toys and games 
  • stationery 
  • soft drinks
  • crisps and snacks
The shop is at 63, Hertford street, Coventry, CV1 1LB. the phone number of the shop is 02476632668. The opening hours are as follows:
  • Monday: 8:30 to 18:00 
  • Tuesday: 8:30 to 18:00 
  • Wednesday: 8:30 to 18:00 
  • Thursday: 8:30 to 18:00 
  • Friday: 8:30 to 18:00 
  • Saturday: 8:30 to 18:00 
  • Sunday: 10:00 to 16:00


This shop offers virtually or let’s says a little bit more than the 99 pence shop. you can as well visit the website
The categories of products offered are these:

  • Health and beauty products 
  • House hold equipment 
  • Greeting cards 
  • Gift wraps and accessories 
  • Builder’s equipment 
  • Reading glasses 
  • Baby products 
  • Hair accessories 
  • Valentine and Easter gifts 
  • Garden equipment 
  • Entertainment materials and gadgets
  • Food and drinks
There are two Poundland shops in Coventry at the city center, one is beside sports direct on your way to Coventry market and the other is on very close to the 99 pence shop.

The addresses are as follows:

10-12, market way, Coventry CV1 1D

24-25 Hertford Street, Coventry, CV1 1LF.

The opening hours are as follows:

  • Monday: 8:00 to 18:00 
  • Tuesday: 8:00 to 18:00 
  • Wednesday: 8:00 to 18:00 
  • Thursday: 8:00 to 18:00 
  • Friday: 8:00 to 18:00 
  • Saturday: 8:00 to 18:00 
  • Sunday: 10:30 to 16:30
 Note: The opening hours are the same for the two shops.


This shop is not like the first two shops but they offer bottom prices for their goods. It is very cheap compare to the other shops that sell a lot like they do. The shop offers online purchase also. So you can visit their website and purchase online:

The various sections of the shop are as follows:
  • Toys and games 
  • DVDs 
  • Food and confectionery 
  • Drinks 
  • Alcohol 
  • Home 
  • Furniture 
  • Home furnishings 
  • Garden 
  • DIY & Hardware Electronics 
  • Pets Baby & child 
  • Health and Beauty 
  • Fragrances 
  • Sports & leisure
  • Travel and luggage 
  • Arts and crafts
  • Memorabilia
  • Batteries
The shop is at the famous Sherbourne Arcade, Coventry, CV1 1DN. If you enter through the main entrance just beside Primark, you turn to your left, and the shop is just by your right. Ig you enter though the Coventry market the store will be by your left. The telephone number is 02476 630171.

The opening times are as follows:
  • Monday: 8:30 to 17:30
  • Tueday: 8:30 to 17:30
  • Wednesday: 8:30 to 17:30
  • Thursday: 8:30 to 17:30
  • Friday: 8:30 to 17:30
  • Saturday: 8:30 to 17:30
  • Sunday: 10:00 to 16:00


  1. Really good, thank you haven't known homebargains before!!

  2. Really glad to know that. And have you tried shopping at Home Bargains?