Shop you’ve never heard of where you can buy top brands like Fairy and Heinz for as little as 19p
Shop you’ve never heard of where you can buy top brands like Fairy and Heinz for as little as 19p.
And shoppers can nab them for massively discounted prices – usually because they are nearing their best before date.
Either that, or the packaging is faulty, or the product is limited edition and no longer available at regular stores.
It’s not just food items shoppers can get their hands on either – the retailer also stocks garden, pet and toy products.
All-in-all you can choose from thousands of products so there’s bound to be something for everyone.
Products on the website are currently starting from just pennies – the Mezeast garlic sauce is selling for 19p, for example.
The company comes Trustpilot verified, which means customers have had a genuine experience with the retailer and it’s legitimate. It also comes with a 4.8 out of 5 star rating on the review website, with thousands of people giving it five stars.
Many of the five star reviews note the high standard of customer service and speedy delivery, which comes for free on orders of £25 or more.
Is it cheaper than other supermarkets?
It’s always important to check out how much other retailers are selling a product for instead of diving into the first offer you see. You can use the Google Shopping tab to trawl the internet to find out how much it is being sold for elsewhere.
Meanwhile, websites like trolley.co.uk let you compare thousands of products’ based on their online prices.
But bear in mind that means you might not make the same savings buying in-store.
We checked out a few of the items selling on the Discount Dragon website to see how they compare to other retailers.
It is selling 400g tins of Heinz Spaghetti with sausages in tomato for £1.19 instead of £2. That makes it cheaper per tin than B&M, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s, among other retailers. However, Asda is selling five tins for £5, a cheaper deal per tin than Discount Dragon.
Discount Dragon shoppers can also pick up 305g bottles of Maggi Malaysian Chilli Sauce with Garlic for just 79p.
The next cheapest retailer to get the sauce is Tesco which is selling it for £2.25. Meanwhile, Morrisons has it in stock for £2.29. Plus, Discount Dragon is selling one litre bottles of Schweppes tonic water for 99p whereas it’s £1.50 at Iceland
and £1.75 at Tesco. Asda is currently running a three for £3 offer though.
Is there anything similar out there?
If Discount Dragon doesn’t quite tickle your fancy, there are other online supermarkets out there selling discounted items.
Motatos is an online supermarket that sells surplus or short-dated stock. Shoppers can pick up branded products such as Walkers, Coca-Cola, Heinz and Kellogg’s. When we checked earlier this month, it was even selling some items cheaper than discounters Aldi and Lidl.
Approved Food is another online shop offering consumers products beyond their “best before” dates and at discounted prices. There are also social supermarkets where people struggling with the cost of living can get cheaper food and non-food items.Your Local Pantry, Community Grocery, Community Shop and Company Shop all offer discounted food and essentials for people on low incomes. Meanwhile, you can see if there are any food banks in your area or you can try using the Too Good to Go app.
The app allows you to rescue end-of-day food from cafes, restaurants, shops and supermarkets that would otherwise go in the bin. You just have to download the app and set your location and it will start bringing up nearby stores listing their food at a reduced price.