Hotel Chocolat and Paperchase shopper bagged £40 worth of goods for just £1

A savvy shopper has revealed how she managed to bag herself £40 worth of Hotel Chocolat and Paperchase goodies for just £1.

Anna Hicks, 44, showed off her impressive haul from the shops as she opened up to money-saving website LatestDeals.co.uk.

She explained that she used a combination of bargain techniques to save her money.

Anna said: "It was my birthday last week so I made the most of various loyalty rewards, a great sale and a gift card that has been in my purse for well over a year to pay just £1 for some goodies."

First, she headed to luxury chocolate shop Hotel Chocolat.

Anna commented: "I picked up a bag of salted caramel puddles for just £1. The usual price is £6, but because I’m a member of their loyalty scheme I got a £5 birthday voucher which led to the massive reduction.

"I was emailed a code which was scanned along with my loyalty card when I went to pay."

Anna then used the birthday loyalty scheme at Paperchase to pick up a load of pens, which usually cost £23, fore free.

She added: "Paperchase has a similar setup – on my birthday I was sent a £5 birthday voucher and I also have a loyalty card, so I took advantage of their sale to buy eight pens.

"They were on sale so while the original price would have been £23, the sale price was £5 and with my birthday loyalty voucher they were completely free!"

After that, she visited American doughnut shop Krispy Kreme who gift customers who sign up to their loyalty scheme a complimentary doughnut, which would usually cost £1.60."

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Finally she dug out a £10 gift card that had been lurking forgotten in the bottom of her bag to purchase an accessory for her Build a Bear teddy.

All in all, Anna confirmed that she had got £40.60 worth of products and only spent £1.

Those who want to save even more money may want to try this mum's envelope trick.

The "envelope challenge", which is based on a formula by 18th century mathematician Gauss went viral after promising that it can save up to £5000 pounds in 25 weeks.

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