WILKO has launched a huge new sale today with up to 50% off hundreds of items.
The sale will see reductions on new items, including Christmas essentials, sources told The Sun.
It comes amid hopes the chain could be saved after going bust last week, putting all 400 stores and 12,500 jobs at risk.
These fresh discounts are being issued on top of the administration sale which is already understood to be up and running in stores.
Wilko shoppers have been left disappointed in recent days after heading to their local shop to find that few or no discounts at all.
But, now starting from today shoppers will be able to find reductions between 20% and 50% across various popular ranges.
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New signs are said to be going up in stores from today advertising the new sale.
It means that shoppers will be able to take advantage of lower prices and kit out their homes and gardens for less.
Also among the ranges on sale are toys and DIY bits.
Plus, just in time for back to school there is also a discount on stationery items too.
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And those getting ready early for Christmas can pick up decorations for reduced prices.
Below we listed the full range of categories on offer and their discounts:
- Christmas Decorations – 50%
- Decorating – 20%
- Do It Yourself (DIY) – 20%
- Garden – 30%
- Home Adornment – 20%
- Housewares – 20%
- Kitchen – 20%
- Seasonal – 30%
- Stationery – 30%
- Toys – 30%
You can find your nearest Wilko by using the handy store locator tool on the website.
Do bear in mind that the sale is only available in-store as Wilko has now stopped processing click and collect and delivery orders.
The future of all Wilko stores is still uncertain following the deadline for interested bidders passing on Wednesday.
Administrators at PwC, who now control the company, are looking at bids from several potential buyers, according to insiders.
But sources also told The Sun that further bidders could still be considered after a deadline passed.
The bids will take time to process and an announcement of a decision on Wilko's future is unlikely to come this week.
We've recently reported that several parties are interested in saving the beloved discount chain.
One could save as many as 300 branches from closing down and would preserve the most jobs.
But it is understood that early expressions of interest were mixed, and the majority of offers are for between 40 to 50 stores.
Discount retailers B&M, The Range, Poundland and Home Bargains have all expressed an interest, according to those in the know.
But even if a buyer is found, the insolvency process means that a buyer can pick and choose the parts of a business it wants.
This means that both the stores and the brand could be saved.
Or it may choose to buy no stores at all and instead buy up the remaining stock or brand name only.
Sources cautioned that no deal was guaranteed.
Other rival discounters unlikely to have made an offer include Dunelm, Frasers Group and Iceland.
Sources at both Next and Poundstretcher previously told The Sun that they had no interest in rescuing Wilko.
Chief Executive Officer, Mark Jackson, said last week that the company had "left no stone unturned" in a bid to save the chain.
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Meanwhile, Wilko's official superfan says the chain "holds a huge place" in her heart and she'll miss everything about it – and one part in particular.
Plus, here is the full list of 400 Wilko stores at risk of closing.
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