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100 Useful Things you can buy with/for a Pound (quid!)

Updated on May 27, 2014

Didn't think you could get much for £1?

In the current economic climate with the rise of inflation the british economy isn't what it used to be, and the pound sadly doesn't stretch as far as it used to. So I figure you didn't think you could get a lot for quid - well in this hub I'm going to show you 100 Useful (yummy, fun, beautiful and interesting) things you can get with that little old £1 coin!

This post was inspire by Tammyswallow aftre reading her 100 Great Things for a Dollar Hub - I asked permission before I used the idea to write a UK version of her hub and graciously she allowed me!


So what can you really get for £1

100. Ladies Disney socks or Men's Homer Simpson Socks - Poundland

99. A chicken mayo burger - McDonalds

98. MUA Nail polish in lots of colours - Superdrug

97. Rotatable picture frame - Ikea

96. A weekday newspaper

95 Superdrug Naturals range shampoo or conditioner 300ml - Superdrug

94. Scented candle in Glass - Ikea

93. Vegitable or fruit seeds, a large selction available - Poundland

92. A pack of chewing gum

91. A book from most charity shops

90. Pack of 8 fun size apples - Lidl

89. Aussie 3 minute hair colour revitaliser or de-frizz treatment - Superdrug

88. Chicago Town deep dish pizza (2 mini pack) - Lidl

87. 2 second class stamps

86. A track from iTunes

85. A number of Kindle Books - Amazon

84. Lots of beads - Ebay

83. A pair of stud earrings - Etsy

82. Soap dish - Ikea

81. Tweezers - Boots

80. Polaroid Premium Glass Printer Paper 20 Sheets - Home Bargains

79. 6 Pack Pears - Aldi

78. 12 large white bread rolls - Morrisons

77. Sharwood's Chinese Chicken Curry Meal - ASDA

76. A trip on the Megabus to anywhere! (If you book at the right time!)

75. Lots of party bag fillers - Ebay

74. 2 rolls of celeotape - Home Bargains

73. Get your blackberry unlocked - Ebay

72. A McFlurry - McDonalds

71. Homepride Pasta Bake Sauce - ASDA

70. Tights - Primark

69. Cadbury Instant Hot Chocolate - Home Bargains

68. A postcard (or 3!)

67. Pack of pencils

66. Hairclips - Primark

65. Mini LED flashlight torch keyring - Ebay

64. Han party items - Poundland

63. French Nail Tip stickers - Ebay

62. False Nails - Home Bargains

61. Paint Tester Pots - Homebase

60. Mr Muscle Bathroom Cleaning Wipes - Home Bargains

59. Bank note Savings Tin

58. Charity Pin Badge

57. 2 pints of milk

56. A lottery ticket

55. 1kg bag of sawdust - Home Bargains

54. 3 cans of soda drink - Poundland

53. 5 Uses of a public pay phone

52. An alcoholic shot

51. Skateboard vinyl sticker - Ebay

50. selection of jewellery - Primark

49. 1 go on a gambler machine (or 100 on a penny dozer machine)

48. Cheeseburger - McDonalds

47. Knickers - Primark

46. Tesco Everyday Value Brie - Tesco

45. A lighter

44. A disposable camera - Poundland

43. DVD Rental - Blockbuster

42. A Diary

41. Washing up Liquid - Tesco

40. Lots of clothing in Charity Shops

39. Baby Bibs

38. Cotton wool pads or buds

37. 3 bags of home brand sweets - Spar

36. Lots of paper crafting supplies - What Shop

35. Pack of Condoms - Lidl

34. A mug

33. Tuppawear

32. Lots of plastic cutlery, picnic sets - Matalan

31. Kitchen Utensils - The Range

30. Cookie Cutters

29. Cupcake cups

28. Cake decorating supplies

27. Tea towels

26. MUA Make-up - Superdrug

25. 6 pack of bottle water with sports caps - Savers

24. Elvive Shampoo or Conditioner - Savers

23. A loaf of bread

22. Large Bottle of Coke - Iceland

21. 3 tins sausage and baked beans - Lidl

20. Lots of used CD's - Amazon

19. Portion of Fries - McDonalds

18. Bamboo Placemats - Matalan

17. Old video console games (PC, Nintendo 64, Spectrum, Game boy) - Ebay

16. Colgate Toothpaste - Savers

15. Pack of travel tissues

14. 100 waterbomb balloons - Matalan

13. Cake making kit - Home Bargains

12. Box of Ice lollies

11. Child's bus fare (in many places!)

10. A PIF item - Etsy

9. A few digital prints

8. Nescafe Roast Coffee - Savers

7. Many ebooks - Ebay

6. Use of a Sunbed

5. A Charity Raffle Ticket

4. Printables for craft or education - Ebay and Etsy

3. A cup of coffee - Burger King/McDonalds

2. 3 pack of 100 BBQ Skewers - B&M

1. Hot water Bottle and Chocolate Gift Set - B&M

And on a final note

So as you can see you can get a fair few things for a little old £1, maybe some things you didn't think you would be able to get. What I would say is shop around for items, although you may not be able to find most things for just £1 you will often find things at a cheaper price if your willing to look. The internet is even better for this too.


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      7 years ago

      You can go to a pound shop

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      Susan Bailey 

      7 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

      I'll tell my daughter, she has rabbits. Thanks

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 

      7 years ago from Cardiff

      Glad you liked this hub, Home Bargains is the best price for Sawdust as the same size pack in Pets and Home and most pet shops is at least 3 times as much! It's surprising what you can find!

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      Susan Bailey 

      7 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

      If I had a need for some sawdust I'd definitely take a trip to Home Bargains! Seriously it's good to know that there are so many things you can get for a pound. I often shop at Aldi; Got some shoes there the other day in fact. Voted up and shared

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 

      7 years ago from Cardiff


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      7 years ago


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      Chantele Cross-Jones 

      7 years ago from Cardiff

      Exactly! They can be great for picking up branded bargains, and it does make you wonder about supermarket mark ups

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      Diana Grant 

      7 years ago from London

      I am a complete convert to our local 99p shop - I can't resist it every time I go to our local shopping centre. There are always food bargains of branded foods, like Heinz, Shipphams, Sharwoods and Campbells, and well-known makes of toileteries, medicines and sweets - these are not things that have reached their sell-by dates, just ordinary products. It does beg the question about how much profit the more expensive shops must be making, doesn't it?

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 

      8 years ago from Cardiff

      Nice to meet you too! Glad you liked my post!

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      8 years ago very wonderful to meet you and it's always nice to see how the other half lives - lol - I am from lake erie ontario canada and we have dollar stores here too but yes isn't it true though the internet and especially writing communities like Hubpages make this world a much smaller place and no matter where you look on this planet most of us have the same needs like health and family and money - sending you warm wishes and a big thank you for this very interesting ...... 8:09pm

    • daisydayz profile imageAUTHOR

      Chantele Cross-Jones 

      8 years ago from Cardiff

      I know I was surprised when I started researching!

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      Steve Andrews 

      8 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Voted up for this very interesting list! It is surprising what you can still get for a pound!

    • daisydayz profile imageAUTHOR

      Chantele Cross-Jones 

      8 years ago from Cardiff

      Thank you Tirelesstraveler! i had fun researching this one! Glad you enjoyed it

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      Judy Specht 

      8 years ago from California

      What a fun hub.

      I just checked and the pound = $1.58 in US. In California anything you buy will cost you 10 cents more after taxes. Our area the sales tax is just shy of 10%.

      The Dollar Store here is a good place for bargains.

      Voted up and funny and useful.


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