B&M Bargains shoppers have figured out a way to pick up ‘secret’ discounts on items – thanks to a handy tool offered by the high street retailer.
The chain’s mobile app lets you scan items on the shop floor – and customers have been using it to unlock some mammoth discounts.
In some cases customers have found furniture for £ 1, while others have managed to pick up seasonal stock for 10 p .
The app, which is available to download for free on any smartphone, has a handy scanner tool that you can use to check for up to date prices.
It also has a personalized service that tells you when discounts land before they go fully public.
To use it, all you have to do is scan the barcode of the product on your phone to see the price current price of the item.
Another managed to pick up a 100% cotton Silentnight towel for just £ 4 instead of £ 19. 99, while shopper Belinda, spotted garden chairs once listed for £ 15 – down to £ 1.
Essentially, the app lets you scan items to find out of there have been any hidden reductions – and people are making absolutely huge savings from it.
“B&M has thousands of items the barcode scanner app which works great for seasonal and end of lines which have been reduced but not yet marked down on display,” the retailer told Mirror Money.
Other shoppers on social media have praised the handy tool – saying they use it to c heck the prices on items they’ve been eyeing up in stores.
“I got loads of bargains using the scanner. Items reduced to £ 3 / £ 4 but scanner said £ 1,” Helen explained on Extreme Couponing and bargains UK.
However, one of the biggest bargains comes from user Kayleigh: “There were cushions marked as £ 7. 99 – I scanned it and they were 10 p. You should try it, “she said on the social media page.
Speaking on your chances of finding a deal, customers have explained that, while it is hit and miss, it’s always worth a quick scan .
That’s because the latest prices aren’t always displayed on the shelf – so something you’d snap up for a pound might be missed because the shelf still lists it at £ 12.
” There are items that may have been reduced in store and they just haven’t managed to change the labels yet, “a user wrote.
” Using their app gives you the latest up to date price. “
How the B&M app works
Once downloaded onto your mobile device, open the app.
You will be given the option to register , sign-in or skip. For the purposes of using the Barcode Scanner Press Skip.
Along the bottom of the app, you will see several options with the final option displaying more.
The ‘Scan The Item Barcode ‘tool will show you the item price and reduced price if the item has been discounted further.