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
Your new bundle of joy
This deal sounds too good to be true but we checked - more than once - that it's the real price. Kitting your home out for a new baby can be an expensive investment.
Baby Elegance have the ultimate bundle which includes the Beep Twist Travel System (includes a car seat), rain covers, a cot bed, mattress, all the sheets and a bumper, a Moses basket and stand along with their sheets, high chair, bibs, baby bath, towel, and changing mat. There are quite a few more bits and pieces in the bundle, far more than I have space to mention. It's available in a range of colours so you're not confined to just the standard blue or pink.
Costing just €999 for the bundle, this is real value from an Irish company that can be ordered in the Baby Elegance stores nationwide, from Arnotts, or online from www.babyelegance.ie/new-baby-bundle.
I wish this bundle had been available when I had my babies. Fantastic value.
Quality baking kit
Mason Cash have a reputation for making sturdy kitchen accessories. This easy cake-making set certainly looks the part, with a ceramic sugar scoop, flour scoop, measuring spoon, icing bag, and nozzle, it's made to last. Available from Littlewoods Ireland for €22 at the moment. www.littlewoodsireland.ie for availability and ordering details. These products are an investment that will last for many years to come.
What? Easter without chocolate?
With the amount of chocolate eggs on sale at the moment it can be difficult to find an Easter-themed gift for a child (or adult) that isn't based around a sweet treat. Tesco have a limited edition LEGO toy which is a brilliant healthy alternative and on sale for €5.99 and available in 79 Tesco stores nationwide. The LEGO toy comes in a specially themed box and features children painting Easter eggs in the kitchen. Check your local Tesco store for availability, and definitely get there early to get this toy as it's going to sell out very fast. See www.tesco.ie for details of shops nationwide.
Green tag sale
Just in time for St Patrick's Day, DID Electrical have a green tag sale including deals such as an LG 43" Full HD LED TV reduced to €399.99, and free headphones with selected tablets and laptops. For more information see www.did.ie and stores nationwide.
Easter eggs for all tastes
Finding Easter eggs to cater for specialist diets can be tricky. Often these type of Easter eggs can only be sourced in health food stores, and often are priced far in excess of a 'normal' Easter egg. Aldi once again save the day this year with their Dairy Free Easter egg priced at €3.99, and a Dark Chocolate Gluten Free Easter egg priced at €7.99. Both went on sale in Aldi stores nationwide this week and are available while stocks last. See www.aldi.ie.