Those who know me know that I am always happy to discover new ways of money-saving or thrifty ways helping me in my everyday life.
Therefore I was really happy to walk down the town one day and pop into Savers.
There are currently over 400 stores trading in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland with over 3,000 staff working for the company. Savers was originally called Savers Drugstore and was opened in Durham in 1988. Once the company was sold to as AS Watson they grew to 168 shops in 2000 to reach 400 shops in 2017.
At first, that shop reminded me of Poundland but I think it is actually nicer than Poundland. My local shop is medium in size yet I was able to find many high street brands of cosmetics at the fraction of the price there.
They have the Halloween, Black Friday and Christmas deals so when planning for any of these celebrations visiting Savers should save you a few £££.
Whether you want to but the cheapest dry shampoo from Batiste (£2.45 – 400ml here), OGX shampoo (£2.99 -385ml which is the cheapest for £4 anywhere else) or trendy unicorn hand wash (£1-for 333ml).
OK enough about the shop. Let’s find out if Savers is cheaper than supermarkets.
As our cosmetics and cleaning supplies were running out I paid a visit to Savers on one sunny Saturday.
Let’s analyse my shopping and how much I saved when shopping at Savers vs any other high street shop selling the very same items:
I am using MySupermarket to establish where certain products are the cheapest but I will pick up ASDA, MORRISONS or any other supermarket which sells the item I compare as a final shop to calculate my Savers savings against as these are popular supermarkets accessible to everyone. Comparing Savers vs Poundland or Poundstrecher is not sensible here.
Comfort Sky softener
Lynx Africa Men Shower Gel
Mr Muscle Sink Unblocker -500ml+100%extra
Tissues 68x 2ply
Domestos 3in1 Ocean Rim Block
Gillette Blue Razors
Gliss Volume Shampoo -250ml
Elvive Essential Oils Shampoo – 400ml
3 Heavy duty sponges
Difference between this shop(s) vs Savers
*The difference is bigger as we don’t assume we will get the above 13 products in many supermarkets for the cheapest prices. I usually go to Tesco when I do my grocery hence if I was to buy these at Tesco I’d have spent: £25.54 which would result in a difference of £6.31
That is why I love Savers as the shop does save me money without any need to run through a few various supermarkets to secure the best deals/cheapest prices.
Furthermore, you know that whatever you buy in there is at a discounted price as only 2 items from the above 13 compared were only slightly more expensive there which still did not increase the total shopping price as the Savers shopping cost was still the lowest.
Try it yourself 🙂