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Save 80% on British Airways ex-duty free toys down at Home Bargains

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Even if you live in a Tier 4 area, you will find that Home Bargains is still open selling those core daily essentials.

And, let’s be frank, nothing is more essential than a heavily reduced British Airways die cast model ….

This is what reader Joe spotted down at Home Bargains yesterday.

Reduced by a whopping 80% we have this:

…. and, at just under 80% off, we have:

…. and if you’re more of an SAS flyer, you can save 82%:

SAS model plane B&M bargains

I’m not totally sure if this is unsold stock from the High Life Shop. We’ve already seen Brewdog selling off its British Airways beer and Pickering’s selling off its British Airways gin. The ’round’ original prices of £10 and £19 suggests that they may have been destined for duty free sales.

British Airways BA Amex American Express

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Comments (28)

  • SkiSunday says:

    The ‘Star Buys’ price tag look more like it’s actually at a Home Bargains shop which has nothing to do with B&M, in case anyone is interested…

    • Rob says:

      You are right and we are wrong. Joe called it B&M Home Bargains and I assumed he meant B&M Home Store. All fixed, thank you.

  • Jan M says:

    I suppose we can play with these while we can’t fly.

  • FloriGuy says:

    So – are HFP readers allowed to shop at Home Bargains? 😂

    • Charlie says:

      I hope we are, Home Bargains is an excellent shop, and the owner pays his tax in the UK, and the company has a policy of no tax avoidance.

      • John says:

        Picked up a Daewoo convector heater there the other day, £12.00. On Amazon, identical model, £23.

        Apart from the low prices, I find Home Bargains stores very well laid out, and I’d assume particularly easy for elderly and disabled people to manoeuvre around.

        • james says:

          They occasionally have real deals, like an 8 pack of fentimans pink grapefruit tonic for £1 YUM

      • Jimbo says:

        Whilst Home Bargains might not engage in ‘aggressive tax planning’, technically neither did Apple. Even though Apple used the double tax treaty network to create stateless income. Morris doesn’t need to fly BA either. As he has his own jet: M-ORIS.

      • RussellH says:

        I like Home Bargains too, even though they do not take Amex.
        The owner + family are normally skiing in Verbier at this time of year. It would be nice to think that this year they are setting an example to others this year.

      • Bazza says:

        Not very ABC1 though is it.

    • Andrew says:


      Two family members have really sensitive skin, the only detergent that doesn’t leave their skin red raw is Surcare. Circa £3.50 a box in Home Bargains, £6-£7 in the usual Supermarkets.

      That’s not to mention all the other surplus and short dated stock that both Home Bargains and competitor B&M manage to clear for considerably less than everyone else.

      Why pay £1.50 for a bottle of diet Coke at lunchtime, when you can fill your office treats drawer with bottles of Bundaberg or Fentimans premium drinks at 25p a bottle.

      Similar in summer, why mess around with 3 for 2s on sunscreen at Boots when you can buy one bottle of a premium brand at 2/3rds of the price…

  • james says:

    These toys could be a good investment, will help you educate your grandchildren in the years to come when airlines no longer exist !

  • BuildTheWall says:

    Wish it was available for ordering online.

  • John Gallagher says:

    Rob, I think the company (Premier Portfolio) who sources these products has gone onto liquidation. Great bunch of lads but 98% of their sales were to airlines and duty free stores.

    Best, John

  • Rhodesgolfer says:

    Good morning,

    For a seven day Hilton stay would you a) buy a basic room and try to get an upgrade usingHilton Honours points if possible…..
    B) just use HH points?

    • Dave says:

      Best to check the cash price v using points. Remember that Hilton have 5 nights for 4 when using points. Why do you want to upgrade room? Do you have status?

    • Chris Heyes says:

      Rhodesgolfer That’s a question no-one can answer without details
      Hotel quality or cheap ? Gold or above ? points ? 5 for 4 nights/days ?

      • Chris Heyes says:

        I have 44000 Hilton points and will use them for a 5 for 4 nights
        either basic or executive when a accumulate more points
        Hard decision to make, as lose value using them for executive rooms

    • Gavin says:

      I was upgraded from basic category to Deluxe room for an 8 night stay as Gold at a UK regional Hilton, I booked a further 9 nights tagged onto the end and didn’t have to change room.

    • Peter K says:

      You can’t upgrade a cash stay with points as I think you are suggesting.

      You can use points for a premium room redemption but you only get a low value per point and no 5 for 4 discount.

      You may be able to upgrade a points stay with cash, but if there is a room type you *really* want then it’s best to just book it without messing.

  • John C. says:

    These are toys! Best to get some Geminijets models from AMS UK!

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