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    How's everybody doin?

    I was wondering what are the cheapest places to shop in Preston? I mean when buying a lot of stuff at once. I'm coming from other country, so I'm bringing almost nothing, and I will need huge amount of things like: shaving creams and lotions (all other bathroom stuff), pillow and beddings (all other bedroom stuff), pans and paper-towels (all other kitchen stuff), etc. Maybe "In store" right next to Blockbuster is quite cheap? Any other suggestions?

    Thanks!
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    Best place i've been told is wilkonsons, its just across from the mall shopping centre.
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    Wilkinsons, Home Bargins (near the market) and In Store are the best places.
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    Thanks guys. I'll try to seach for those two.
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    What supermarkets are in Preston?
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    (Original post by Pieface)
    What supermarkets are in Preston?
    I searched for this as i was wondering. From iQ Kopa There is a lidl very close by, but the nearest Asda is 2 miles, Tesco is 2 miles, and Sainsburys is just over a mile, so none are that conviniant if you have to walk
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    Asda is 15 minutes on the bus, Sainsburys is somewhere but I've never been. Same with Morrisons. There's an Aldi and Iceland on the way to town.
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    Sainsburys in next to PNE ground at deepdale,
    Morrisons in by the docks, past the jag garage, so both a cab ride with your shopping,
    Aldi is the closest,
    the only tesco we have is a tesco express, which dosent have much and is a tad more expensive,
    Asda aint that bad on the bus, but i just manage with aldi and iceland, with occasional trips to morrisons with flatmates to share the cab fare.

    Shopping online is a good idea, club in with your flatmates and get it deliverd for free, altho ive never done it!
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    As carl said, lots of tesco and asda vans are forever round the campus - its only a few quid for delivery and saves lugging loads of bags around.

    Aldi is ok in town.

    For crockery and cutlery and stuff - recommend TJ Hughes in the Fishergate centre.
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    ive got an aldi and a lidl around here and ive found both to be... awful. lol i think its gonna be online shopping for me! id never thought of that before though lol
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    I went to check out the Aldi when I was last up Preston and it's ******* expensive!:eek:
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    So which one of these supermarkets are the cheapest? Asda?

    Also, is it cheaper to buy online? I mean, you have to pay 3.50 pounds for delivery, but you get 20 percent discount when shopping online, dont you?
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    Well, thats down to opionion Powka =P

    Asda isn't the cheapeast, but its the best value for money in my opinion
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    20% discount online?

    Someone needs to tell me about this!
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    ha 20% ey.. im thinking im gonna make everyone in my flat order shopping online and split the delivery aha
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    (Original post by rovers)
    20% discount online?

    Someone needs to tell me about this!
    I've seen that when accessing mysupermarket website, but it's gone now. I think it was like one week deal or smth.
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    Hey all.

    For buying home stuff I'd recommend Wilkinsons (on Friargate near The Mall) as the first place to visit. They have a LOT of stuff, especially kitchen items. They're also good for toiletries too. It's cheap, and they also have a food section but I wouldn't recommend getting food from there. TJ Hughes (in the Fishergate Centre) is good for small appliances, bedding, towels and has a limited selection of clothes as well downstairs. Home Bargains (on Cheapside, just further up the road from Wilkinsons) sells a wide range of items too, as well as cheap food.

    As far as supermarkets go, Aldi is the closest to the university (at the end of Corporation Street) and is cheap but doesn't have a varied selection of products. There are two Icelands, one in town opposite the outdoor market and one on North Road, cheap and a bit more varied than Aldi but specialises in frozen products. Asda is best reached by catching the number 23 bus from Adelphi Street where the Harrington building/Library are. It's the largest of Preston's supermarkets and is not too overpriced, but obviously you'll need to pay transport costs to get there (probably about £1 each way). Asda is also open 24 hours a day and only closes from 10pm Saturday until 10am Sunday, and 4pm Sunday until 8am Monday. Morrisons is on Mariners way where the docks are and can be walked from uni (about 15 mins) but that's not recommended if you are doing a lot of shopping. The cities orbital buses can get you there though. The Orbital buses service the three main supermarkets (Asda, Sainsburys and Morrisons) as well as the Iceland on North Road. Sainsburys is in Deepdale just a little further up the road from the Football Stadium. It's probably the most expensive of the supermarkets but it does have a wide selection. This, like Morrisons, could also be walked if necessary but not with heavy bags.
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    Hey, while we are on shopping subject, does anyone know where in Preston I can get the biggest 4,5kg TOBLERONE chocolate bar?
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    (Original post by Vision)
    Hey all.

    For buying home stuff I'd recommend Wilkinsons (on Friargate near The Mall) as the first place to visit. They have a LOT of stuff, especially kitchen items. They're also good for toiletries too. It's cheap, and they also have a food section but I wouldn't recommend getting food from there. TJ Hughes (in the Fishergate Centre) is good for small appliances, bedding, towels and has a limited selection of clothes as well downstairs. Home Bargains (on Cheapside, just further up the road from Wilkinsons) sells a wide range of items too, as well as cheap food.

    As far as supermarkets go, Aldi is the closest to the university (at the end of Corporation Street) and is cheap but doesn't have a varied selection of products. There are two Icelands, one in town opposite the outdoor market and one on North Road, cheap and a bit more varied than Aldi but specialises in frozen products. Asda is best reached by catching the number 23 bus from Adelphi Street where the Harrington building/Library are. It's the largest of Preston's supermarkets and is not too overpriced, but obviously you'll need to pay transport costs to get there (probably about £1 each way). Asda is also open 24 hours a day and only closes from 10pm Saturday until 10am Sunday, and 4pm Sunday until 8am Monday. Morrisons is on Mariners way where the docks are and can be walked from uni (about 15 mins) but that's not recommended if you are doing a lot of shopping. The cities orbital buses can get you there though. The Orbital buses service the three main supermarkets (Asda, Sainsburys and Morrisons) as well as the Iceland on North Road. Sainsburys is in Deepdale just a little further up the road from the Football Stadium. It's probably the most expensive of the supermarkets but it does have a wide selection. This, like Morrisons, could also be walked if necessary but not with heavy bags.
    Thank you so much. You've given us all we needed to know =)
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    That's o.k.
 
 
 
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