Smart Spender: The latest top deals and offers
Caitríona Redmond rounds up the latest top deals and special offers to help you keep your spending under control.
Turn your garden into a Euro 2016 soccer pitch
For those all-important penalty shoot-outs, why would you want to install a large metal goal in your garden when you can get a super-light pop-up goal for €20 instead? The pop-up portable goal will be available from Tiger Stores as part of their June specials. Check in stores for availability. For a list of shops nationwide visit www.tiger-stores.ie.
One of the problems with putting cumbersome pieces of furniture in the garden is mowing the surrounding grass. Which is why this nifty wooden picnic table from Homevalue Hardware caught my eye. It costs €99.99, is made from solid pre-treated pine, and best of all the seats fold up. This makes it easier to move around and/or mow the grass underneath the table. You can find your nearest stockist by visiting www.homevalue.ie.
Best Father's Day gift for the football fan in your life
Father's Day isn't until June 19th (so don't panic just yet), but maybe you might like to invest in a television a little bit earlier to make the most of the Euro 2016 coverage? Pictured is the 'Rolls Royce' of Samsung, the 55" Smart 4K Ultra Curved TV's, the KS9000, which is presently priced at €2,899 in Curry's. It's significantly cheaper than the 88" version which comes with a suitably eye-watering price tag. The Smart 4K Ultra range of Curved TVs from Samsung are brand new to the market, which means that savvy shoppers might be able to pick up the older models at a better discount. www.currys.ie for more information on models mentioned here (see next week's Choice for a comprehensive guide to buying a new TV).
'You can watch the match in peace... if you fix that curtain rail!'
Maybe you're negotiating Euro 2016 time in front of the TV screen in exchange for essential DIY jobs around the house? Argos have a new budget range of 'Guild' powertools that come at a very affordable price, with a free two-year guarantee. This Guild 1.3AH Li-on Drill Driver (18V) costs €53.99. See www.argos.ie for availability.
Get in gear for the big tournament
Get the entire family kitted out on a budget with children's football kits (shorts and T-shirt) priced at €8.99 each, and an adult's soft hoody priced at €19.99 each. In Aldi stores nationwide from this coming Sunday (5th June), one of the more popular items this week will be the 47L- capacity drinks fridge. Perfect for popping beside the sofa. See www.aldi.ie for information.