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B&M’s cooling mats for cats and dogs are back in stock in time for summer

Treat your pup…

Alex Watson



The cooling pads for pets have been brought back to B&M stores just in time for the summer heat. 

The weather is set to get super hot this week, including the hottest day of the year so far, and luckily B&M has brought back their cooling mats for pets.

The mats come in fruit-themed colours and prints including lemon, orange, watermelon and kiwi. They’re 60cm wides and will set you back just £5. 

You can also grab large rectangle cooling mats in blue and red for just £20 for large pets. 


Those who keep their dogs in crates can also grab 85cm by 52cm cooling mats that will perfectly fit inside crates. 

The mat also features an anti-bug deterrent that will also keep your dog healthy as well as cool in the garden! 

The mats are designed to automatically cool your pet when they sit on it, keeping them cool and comfy in the hot weather. 

Most of the mats are available online but some you will need in-store for. Find your nearest branch here.


Other places have also released similar cooling mats for pets including Pets at Home which will set you back £10.

Pets at Home are doing similar circular ones and also rectangle blue ones in a range of sizes. 

Alternatively, Pets at Home are also selling pop up tents that will provide your furry friends with UV 50+ SPF.


Cadbury is launching three new Dairy Milk bar flavours next week

Which one has your vote?

Alex Watson




Cadbury is set to release three new Dairy Milk chocolate flavours and they’ll be on shelves from next week!

It’s amazing news for chocolate lovers, particularly fans of Dairy Milk, as there are three new Cadbury Dairy Milk flavours launching next week.

The bars have been designed by members of the public as part of the Cadbury’s Inventor competition.

This means the vote to make them permanent is also in the hands of the fans, just like with the now-permanent Choa-Latte Dairy Milk.

So what are the flavours?


First up, we’ve got this gorgeous creation from Shannon, a 19-year-old student from Nottingham.

She explained: “The mix of golden honeycomb pieces and caramel-flavoured fudge add that extra sweet flavour to the bar.”

Shannon said that by adding the extra crunch of hazelnuts, she knew a ‘winning bar was formed’.


Next up is ‘Coconutty’. This one is from a 36-year-old mum, Gillian, who was inspired by her kid’s love of fresh coconut with white chocolate.

She said: “After realising there aren’t that many white chocolate options in chocolate bars, the combination of coconut and white chocolate was formed to appeal to fresh coconut lovers who are dreaming of a tropical paradise this summer!”


And finally, we’ve got Taylor’s creation of ‘Out of the Blueberry’. Taylor said: “The blend of sweet white chocolate and mouth-watering blueberries complement the milk chocolate to make a yummy snack for all to enjoy.”

The bars will be hitting Tesco’s shelves from July 8th, and will be just £1 initially as a special launch price. They’ll be rolled out to other supermarket shelves from July 22nd with an RRP of £1.49

The winning bar will become a permanent addition to the iconic Cadbury Dairy Milk range.

You can vote through the Cadbury Inventor website or on Cadbury’s UK Twitter and Facebook pages until September 6th.

Cadbury’s Beatrice Berutti said: “The Cadbury Inventor 2020 competition is back for its second year and we couldn’t be more excited to share these new delicious Cadbury Dairy Milk flavours with the nation!”

She added: “We’ve loved working with Gillian, Shannon and Taylor to make their bars a reality and opening our doors to bring them into Cadbury. We can’t wait to see which bar wins and really want everyone to go out and vote for their favourite!”

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You can now get huge 4.5 litre tubs of Ben & Jerry’s for just £3.50

Take my money!!

Alex Watson



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B&M is selling huge 4.5-litre tubs of Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough ice cream for just £3.50.

This is a huge saving on one of the most popular Ben & Jerry’s flavours, as a normal 465ml pot of Cookie Dough will set you back around £4.50.

You’ll be getting around 10 times as much ice cream and saving £1! What a bargain. 

These huge tubs are usually stocked in businesses like restaurants and cinemas, but the closure of these throughout lockdown has left piles of the huge tubs.

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Cookie Dough is a hugely popular flavour of Ben & jerry’s but eagle-eyed shoppers have also spotted Baked Alaska.

Baked Alaska is vanilla ice cream mixed with a marshmallow swirl with chunks of white chocolate polar bear shapes, perfect for a summer in the garden!

Some shoppers have spotted the deal in Heron Foods as well, for the same £3.50 price. 

Both B&M and Heron Foods are physical stores only, meaning you can’t get this huge saving online. Some B&M stores don’t have a freezer section either, so double-check to avoid disappointment!

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It’s worth noting that just two scoops of Cookie Dough has 136 calories in it, and although it’s pretty unlikely you’ll be eating this huge tub in one sitting, it’s packed full of a whopping 6,120 calories.

A Facebook user shared her bargain in the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK Facebook group and the post received over 1,000 comments from people who were after the ice cream!

This ice cream pot isn’t the first industrial size food entering our shopping stores. 

Shortly after the flour drought of lockdown, Sainsbury’s managed to get hold of huge 16kg bags of flour on their shelves so we can all bake banana bread for the rest of our lives. 

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Superdrug is selling a £3.99 spray that smells exactly like Alien

This is amazing!

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Fans have found a dupe for Alien perfume in Superdrug and it will save you £90.

Shoppers are saying the Superdrug body mist is ‘identical’ to Thierry Mugler’s Alien perfume, which thousands of people love. 

Superdrug is selling its Layering Lab Blossom range, which includes a body mist, Eau de Toilette, body lotion, body wash and bath fizzers.

The body mist, in particular, has got shoppers obsessed due to its similarities to the Thierry Mugler favourite.

The bath bombs, body wash, bath crumble, body yoghurt and the Exotic Eau de toilette are currently on a buy one get the second half price. 

Alternatively, you can get the Body Mists for £3.99 each or 2 for £6. One Facebook user pointed out that she thinks Superdrug’s mist lasts longer than the original Alien perfume, as well.

Another fan pointed out that the Layering Lab Exotic scent smells just like Yves Saint Lauren Black Opium, which retails between £50 and £140 depending on size. 

You can head over to the Superdrug site to take a look at the Layering Lab Blossom range.

Superdrug fans have also noticed huge savings to be had in store. There are several items in the sale online, from perfume gifts sets to electrical hair styling equipment.

Check the sale out here.

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