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Merc insurance

Cover for a €34,000-valued 2010 Mercedes E Class E200 CDI Elegance for a 42-year-old-female driver from Clonskeagh, Dublin 4. No claims or points. Excess €300. Lock, alarm and immobiliser. Parked off road.

Best: Allianz €443

Avoid: Zurich €707

Saving: €264 a year

contact: www.allianz.ie or 1890 484 848

Home phone and broadband combo

Blowing stuff up on your Xbox gets better when you get to explode other people online. Gamers will need some big mutha broadband. Speeds of 20mb required. Definitely not for wieners. Also 150 minutes of local and another 150 minutes of mobile calls. Figures below are the average monthly cost as calculated by the nice people at the telecoms regulator Comreg. This includes stuff like installation or equipment charges too. We've taken the cheapest eircom package.

Best: Magnet Change 30 €71.18

Avoid: Eircom Talktime weekend and Velocity broadband €87.72

Saving: €198.48

contact:t www.magnet.ie or 1800 819 999

Home cover

Home Insurance for a €450,000 semi-D home in Drogheda, Co Louth. Rebuild €200,000 and contents of 20 per cent. No claims. Usual locks and alarms. No accidental damage. Excess €300. For a couple of 35-year-olds.

Best: Chrome Insurance €332

Avoid: FBD €502

Saving: €170 a year

contact: www.chromeinsurance.ie or 1890 247663

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