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2x Duracell Plus AAA/ AA etc - 4+4 Free - £3.48 @ Wilkinson (Instore)
2x Duracell Plus AAA/ AA etc -  4+4 Free - £3.48 @ Wilkinson (Instore)

2x Duracell Plus AAA/ AA etc - 4+4 Free - £3.48 @ Wilkinson (Instore)

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In Wilkos today I spotted packs of Duracell plus batteries (AAA were 4+4 free, not sure if all other types had the 4 free) on offer at 2 packs for £3.48. The offer was on AA, AAA, C, D & 9A.

So I managed to get 32 AAA batteries (4 packs) for £6.96 or 22p per battery!!!

Thanks to BargainHunter09 on MSE

It is online, but not with the 4+4free

4 Comments

You beat me to it! I cleared the shelf at my local wilkos so its defiantly a national deal (if you can find the packs with 4+4 free) The deal is also on AA as they didn't have AAA 4+4 backs at my local.

Good deal. Thanks for the post. Hot.

good price but why people still buy non-rechargeable batteries is beyond me. saves so much in the long run

the gooner

good price but why people still buy non-rechargeable batteries is beyond … good price but why people still buy non-rechargeable batteries is beyond me. saves so much in the long run



Rechargeables aren't suitable for all purposes. Manganese Alkaline batteries such as Duracell are 1.5V, NiCd rechargeables are only 1.2V.

As an example, I use battery powered flashguns which need the full 1.5V to function decently. Once the batteries get down to 1.2V (which still shows as "good" or ok on a simple test meter) they take for ever to recharge the flashguns, so I have to change them. So rechargeables would be hopeless in that role. As for the part used Duracells, I can still use them for less demanding purposes such as remote controls and even small torches. Friends do well on that score!

Also, rechargeables tend to lose their charge if left for a long period of time, so not good for things that you use only occasionally or only take a very small current (and which should therefore last a long time). I've never tried a rechargable in a remote control but it's not something that I'd recommend.

The other thing is shelf life. If you leave rechargeables sitting around on the shelf for months or years, they'll go flat and probably lose some of their charge capacitiy into the bargin. A set of Alkalines will typically have a shelf life of several years if unused.

But hey, don't get me wrong, rechargeables are excellent for some purposes!


Edited by: "CannyJack" 4th Apr 2011
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