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.
Up to 70% off at Arnotts warehouse sale
Every now and again Arnotts will host a warehouse sale and this weekend (21st/22nd May) is one such occasion. The opening hours are limited from 10am-3pm, but the savings are significant. I'd suggest you get there early to make the most of the discounts.
There will be up to 70% off selected furniture, up to 50% off a large range of electrical appliances, up to 70% off bed linen, and up to 50% off flooring. You'll find big brand names on sale such as Waterford Crystal, TC Matthews, Dorma, Elizabeth Arden, and Stellar. This is not a bargain basement sale, but if you're looking to pick up high-quality items at a discount it's worth checking out.
The warehouse sale is on at Unit K, Furry Park Industrial Estate, Santry, Dublin 9, I'm told all methods of payment are accepted, and that delivery can be arranged. For queries call (01) 805 0400.
Enjoy a 'Getaway For Girls'
So says the Lusty Beg Island Resort but there's nothing to say that this getaway isn't suitable for the boys as well. This four-star island in Lough Erne offers self-catering and B&B facilities with lakeside lodges, chalets, cabins, and en-suite lakeside rooms for those who prefer a hotel stay. This is a true escape from modern life.
The one-night bed and breakfast offer costs £80 per person sharing (which is just over €100 at today's exchange rates). This includes a Voya spa treatment (mini facial or seaweed bath), a light lunch served in the spa garden with three hours' use of the spa facilities, and a speed boat trip around the island the following morning that will wake you up before you leave the island behind.
It's subject to availability so contact the Lusty Beg Island Resort for more information: www.lustybegisland.com or call (+44) 28 6863 3300.
Lidl turns negatives into positives
Do you have any old photographs, slides, or negatives at home that you'd like to store in digital format? Or even scan to your computer to see if you can fix the images, or share them with friends and family online?
In Lidl from today, this 4-in-1 multi-scanner costs €59.99. With a negative and slide frame for quick scanning to resolutions up to 1800 dpi, a slot for SD memory cards up to 32MB, and a cleaning brush for negatives and slides, it offers great value.
Available while stocks last, see www.lidl.ie for further information.
Party at home on a budget
Communion and Confirmation season is in full swing at the moment, and if you do decide to host celebrations at home, these don't come without some expense - or cleanup. Mr Price have a wide range of themed recyclable cups, plates, balloons, invitations, napkins, and tablecovers all priced between €1.49-€1.99 per package. You can also stock up on plenty of party treats such as drinks, snacks, and confectionery on a tight budget. There are 29 Mr Price Stores nationwide and you'll find out more information on www.mrprice.ie.