Everyone loves finding a bargain and the best place to come across them is usually at discount stores.

B&M has become a firm favourite with shoppers, which sells all sorts of products from food to homeware.

But even at cheaper stores, customers can sometimes get carried away and overspend.

You may go in for one thing, and come out with three bags of items that you don't really need.

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But there are some ways to get even cheaper buys, according to insiders, that'll leave you feeling less guilty.

Money-saving community LatestDeals.co.uk has revealed all the tips and tricks to getting reduced prices at B&M.

Here is what their co-founder, Tom Church, had to say:

Go on a Wednesday

B&M is better for bargains on certain days of the week, according to insiders.

Tom said: "Go on a Wednesday. It’s a secret tip from people who work at B&M. Apparently Wednesday is the day with the biggest deals and the biggest discounts.

"I’ve heard through the grapevine that Thursdays and Saturdays are also good days, as that’s when old stock and clearance items are pushed out.

"Don’t go on a Monday or Sunday, as you’re unlikely to see any major reductions. While this schedule hasn’t been officially confirmed, it can’t hurt to give it a go!"

Wednesday is considered the best day for bargain hunting at B&M

Download the B&M app

"The B&M app is a great way to monitor bargains," Tom explained.

"With it, you can scan products in store and it will show you products that have been reduced in price, even when the price on the shelf hasn’t yet been updated.

"The best part is that it’s completely free to use.

"I’ve found household decor and end-of-season accessories for 50p and even 10p with the scanner, even though they hadn’t been marked down in-store yet."

10p items can be found on the app's scanner

Ask staff about getting discounts

Tom said: "Several of my friends have picked up items such as mugs and plates at reduced prices from B&M after seeing a chip in them and asking the staff for a discount - if you don’t ask, you don’t get.

"It’s also worth ringing ahead to check if a particular reduction you want is still available.

"If you see a bargain on their Facebook page, but show up at your local store to find it’s out of stock, it will have been a wasted trip - and you’ll be more likely to pick up other items you don’t really need just to make the visit seem more worthwhile."

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Hunt down the Special Buys

Tom recommends hunting down the products with special stickers.

‘‘It’s always worth going to the Sale sections and looking for items with a Special Buy label on them," he said.

"For example, I found a section filled with stock reduced to clear in my local B&M, and there were also some bargains hidden in other aisles.

"I noticed a king-size duvet set reduced to clear with £5 off, and a set of containers for the kitchen reduced to clear at £7 as one of them was missing. I also saw a coffee table with £3 off, reduced from £15 to £12.

"If they’re items you need, these savings quickly add up. After I bought some supplies for my new house, I found that I had saved over £25 compared with the original price."

Search for the seasonal items and old stock

Tom advises going to B&M at the end of particular seasons or occasions.

"Once big events like Halloween and Christmas are coming to an end, stores will likely want to shift their surplus stock.

"This is the best time to visit your local branch, as you can pick up heavily reduced items and save them for next year. Alternatively, you can pick up seasonal food at a discounted price and make the most of it.

"It’s also worth ringing up your local store and asking when new stock is coming in. Then you can head in a few days beforehand and see if there are any end-of-line products to snap up."

Go in the morning

Tom advised that stores will be more likely to stock bargains at the beginning of the day.

"Get in there as soon as the shop opens, so you can snap up products as they’re being laid out.

"It’s also a good idea to check the opening hours on Google for your local branch - there will typically be a guide indicating which hours are the quietest. For example, my nearest store is busiest between 10am and 2pm, but it’s open from 8am - so it pays to set my alarm and go in a few hours earlier.

"Some LatestDeals.co.uk members have had success with going in at the end of the day, just before it closes, if they’re looking for reduced food products. Staff may want to get rid of stock before it goes past its sell-by date, so you could get lucky!"

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