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Queue to grab bargain as new store moves in; What can you get for PS20?

Byline: KATHRYN WILLIAMS Reporter kathryn.williams@walesonline.co.uk

CARDIFF saw discount retailer Wilko open in the city centre yesterday to a queue of bargain hunting shoppers, some of who had been there since 7am.

While there is already a Wilko store on Colchester Avenue, this is the first store to open in the city centre. It has taken over the former HMV store on Queen Street.

Around 50 people lined up outside the store ready for the doors to open for the first time.

Cardiff Blues rugby player Ellis Jenkins was on hand to cut the ribbon and officially open the store before picking up a few essentials for his own upcoming house move.

There were plenty of great deals to be had, on top of the 50 free food mixers for the first 50 customers through the door.

The next 50 people through the doors received a PS5 Wilko gift card and a goodie-bag.

TWENTY British pounds. You just don't get as much bang for your buck these days, do you? WRONG. Take yourself off to Cardiff's new Wilko store and we dare you not to come back with more items than you thought you could shake a stick at.

We popped along to the store opening - where lucky early birds were treated to a free food mixer and got to meet Cardiff Blues player Ellis Jenkins - and tried to make our PS20 go as far as possible.

And we did. We managed to get all the essentials as well as a couple of treats for the home at the Queen Street shop.

Here's what we bought: | Batteries (four AAAs) - 50p | Colgate toothpaste - PS1.10 | A giant bottle of Tresemme shampoo - PS2 | Face flannel - 30p | | Cordless kettle - PS5 | | Four glass tumblers - PS1 | | Wooden spoon - 30p | | Spatula - 25p | | Tin opener - 45p | | Spray bottle of Flash - 95p | | 100 tea lights - PS2 | | Four heart-shape coasters - PS3 | | A 250ml bottle of Carex handwash - 90p The total? | |Bang on PS20 | |Cotton wool balls - 55p | | Baby wipes - 50p | | Bath sponge - 20p | | A tool box - PS1 Cardiff Blues Player Ellis Jenkins opens the Wilko store on Queen Street, Cardiff

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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
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Date:Aug 11, 2016
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