Mum spots 'hidden' Asda sale with coats reduced to 60p and entire outfits for £1

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A money-saving mum was delighted to pick up a £30 Asda coat for her daughter for just 60p – and other shoppers have revealed their bargains too.

Toni Taylor had picked the coat up in a Weymouth branch of Asda because the label showed it was reduced to £6.

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But when she got to the checkout she discovered it was actually just 60p – a saving of £29.40 rather than the £24 she had expected.

Posting on the Facebook Extreme Coupons and Bargaining Group, Toni said: “Girls coat in Asda, Weymouth, £30 reduced to £6 in sale, bargain…..scanned at 60p! Result.”

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The bargain coat is an example of a common practice in supermarkets – hidden bargains.

This phenomenon happens when the real price for an item is lower than the one on its label.

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Mum spots 'hidden' Asda sale with coats reduced to 60p and entire outfits for £1
© ExtremeCouponingAndBargainsUK/Facebook The Asda receipt shows the amazing discount

This can happen when, for example, Asda has decided to cut the price of a coat but staff have not yet managed to change the label.

The only way to know about this before going to the checkouts is to use a handheld scanner, which will show the real, updated price.

Some supermarkets offer these scanners to shoppers in-store – like Asda.

Alternatively you can download free smartphone apps that do the same thing.

Elsewhere on the Facebook group other bargain hunters revealed how scanners had helped them save a fortune.

Mum spots 'hidden' Asda sale with coats reduced to 60p and entire outfits for £1
© ExtremeCouponingAndBargainsUK/Facebook The two lamps Tayler picked up for almost nothing

Tayler Jade West managed to get two pink lamps for 79p each, rather than the £6 advertised on the label.

Another shopper, Caroline Branker snapped up a child’s Harry Potter outfit for £1, rather than £16.

A further bargain was spotted by Kayli Wilding, who got a gift set based on the children’s book Guess How Much I Love You for £1.50 instead of the £12.99 suggested on the label.

Mum spots 'hidden' Asda sale with coats reduced to 60p and entire outfits for £1
© ExtremeCouponingAndBargainsUK/Facebook The charming Guess How Much I Love You gift set

What day of the week should you shop?

For most people looking to get their hands on a good deal, shopping on a specific day of the week can be a big help, as some shops will have certain days where they slap their reduced stickers on items.

Shoppers have speculated on Facebook forums such as the Latest Deals, Extreme Couponing & Bargains Group group that Tuesday is the day where staff most often reduce food, pet items, and cleaning products.

While Thursdays and Saturdays are thought to be the best times to shop for old stock and seasonal items.

Is there a specific time you should shop?

While shopping on specific days might not yield any special results, the earlier you do your shopping the better your chances of bagging a deal are going to be.

Staff start reducing items at around 7:30 am, so whatever day of the week you choose to shop, you’ll want to get up bright and early to be one of the first in line.

Items that are reduced are often the last of the shop’s stock, meaning if you arrive late, you might find that you’ve missed out.

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