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B&M shoppers are rushing to buy ‘must-have’ hot weather scanning gadget for £5 instead of £20 and it’s the cheapest product around

B&M shoppers can’t get enough of the peace-of-mind scanning gadget for just £5.

The discount store is known for selling everything from home improvement to electrical appliances, food and other bargain items.

A B&M customer spotted a bargain offer on a portable fan

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A B&M customer spotted a bargain offer on a portable fan
They were so pleased with their find that they bought five

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They were so pleased with their find that they bought five

Shoppers can’t get enough of this retailer’s latest products that are sure to keep them cool in the heat.

The Chillmax Go fan is available in most other stores for £18 or more, but B&M has it in stock for £5 instead of £20.

A customer recently spotted a bargain at his local branch and posted a photo of his find online.

In their post on the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK group they wrote: ‘We went to B&M to buy one fan each.

“They were on the shelf for £5 each. They are easily accessible so they can be attached to strollers/beds.”

The post received dozens of comments and likes from buyers who want to buy one of the must-have devices.

One said: “I need two of these for babies.”

Meanwhile, a second person who had already bought added: “These are so good.”

Of course, always remember to shop around when purchasing something like this as you may be able to find it cheaper elsewhere.

You can use sites like Price Runner and Price Spy that allow you to compare thousands of products from different retailers.

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You can also use the Google Shopping/Products tab to quickly scan the web and see how much chains are selling a given product for.

We quickly checked online to see if other retailers were selling the Chillmax fan for under £5 and couldn’t find any.

Please note that the fan may not cost £5 in all B&M branches as it may have been reduced in one particular store.

You can find your nearest B&M store by using the store locator tool on their website.

Pharmacy chain Boots is selling the Chillmax fan for £20, and QVC has it in stock for £18.

Meanwhile, Homebase and Wilko are selling it for £20.

What is the B&M Scanner App?

SAVVY shoppers use the app to find better discounts in stores.

Here’s how you can join the B&M bargain hunt:

  • Download the free B&M app on any smartphone from the App Store or Google Play.
  • Once the app is installed on your device, click “more” at the bottom right of the app’s home page.
  • Then you will find the “barcode scanner” option. Click on it and it will open the camera screen.
  • Use the camera to hover over the barcode of the product you want to check.
  • If the price turns out to be lower, take it to the checkout and it will automatically scan you at the lower price.
  • You do not need to register on the B&M app to use the barcode scanner.

How to save money at B&M

Shoppers have saved hundreds of pounds a year by using the B&M scanner app.

The scanner allows you to check whether the price of an item is lower than the price given on the label in the store.

Products that are usually discounted are seasonal products and old stock that B&M tries to use up.

According to a former B&M manager, you’ll also want to visit your local branch at 10am on Wednesday.

This happens when staff reduce the price of items to just 10p to get rid of excess stock and make room for new products.

Remember that you can find your nearest B&M branch using the store locator tool on their website.

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