Poundland is selling a 'standby' engagement ring for women to pop the question to their fellas this leap year

NEXT month will see a role reversal for loved up couples as women ask their fellas to marry them as part of the leap year tradition.

And Poundland is selling ‘standby’ engagement rings for those brave enough to pop the question on February 29.

The simple faux-silver band is intended to be given by women to their man in the hope that he will then replace it with a diamond dazzler.

The Ask Him Ring comes in a blue velvet box and is marketed as a ‘stand-by engagement ring.’

Taking to the Facebook group Extreme Couponing & Bargains UK one lad shared a snap of the ring, which encouraged a slew of comments from fellow members.

One wrote: “How much asking for a friend.”

“Could this be your lucky year?!” said one plucky girlfriend, tagging her man.

Another said: “Finally it's going to happen there's a ring in our budget.”

However, others were less keen on the idea of a £1 ring.

“Never in a million years!!!” commented one, while a second wrote, “Not with that I hope.”

The Leap Year tradition dictates that women can propose to their men on February 29, which only comes along every four years.

Originating from Irish folklore, the tradition states that any man who declined the proposal on this day would have to pay a fine.

This is not the first time that Poundland has stepped in when it comes to helping out frugal fiancés.

Last year the bargain retailer launched a collection of £1 engagement rings for her.

And within one week the store claimed to have sold over 20,000 of the rings.

The Bling Ring range was marketed as placeholder rings – which allows partners to pick their own engagement ring while not missing out on the magical down-on-one-knee moment.

The range have proved divisive, with some agreeing they're a great idea while others have branded them "tacky."

In other proposal news, this couple's popcorn themed engagement announcement has a very embarrassing spelling mistake.

Plus this bride has been roasted for her black Sex and the City-inspired ring.

And can you tell the difference between a £21,400 ring and its £100 dupe?

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