Friday 20 April 2018

Smart Spender: The latest top deals and special offers

Chalkboard fronted storage crates, Homebase,€22.09
Chalkboard fronted storage crates, Homebase,€22.09
The Sky Kids app is available to download free from both Google Play and Apple's App Store and is available for customers with the Sky Variety bundle or Sky Q subscriptions.
Tesco currently has an offer for free delivery for new customers, and a reduced fee for existing customers. See for details

Caitríona Redmond

Getting organised

Have you succumbed to the Spring cleaning movement yet? With the lengthening of the days, it's likely that you've even considered decluttering your house. Believe it or not, Marie Kondo's best-selling books are presently taking up six of the top 10 slots in the Home Improvement charts on Amazon, along with having a top ten bestseller, according to the Irish consumer market report from Nielsen Bookscan within the past few weeks. If so you'll love the practicality of these chalkboard fronted storage crates from Homebase. They're easy to mark up and perfect for temporary storage if you're moving items from room to room. The large crate is priced at €22.09, and the smaller crate costs €16.89. For more information and to check availability, visit your local Homebase, there are 13 nationwide and you'll find the exact address list on

Sail away to Wales with a 25pc discount

Up until 14 14 next, Stena Line have a fantastic discount code for bookings on the Dublin-Holyhead and Rosslare-Fishguard routes. It's valid for travel up until 5 January, 2017, and is suitable for car travel only. All you need to do is to select the dates you want to sail, and use the code SETSALE when booking to get a whopping 25pc discount off your booking. To check sailing availability and prices, visit

Sky moves to keep kids 'appy

Sky have just launched their own offering for the benefit of their existing customers. It brings together the best parts of a number of different apps that many children would be familiar with. For example, you can customise age appropriate profiles on the app, similar to how Netflix works and this I think will be a huge benefit to many families. The app includes new and unique content that isn't available anywhere else such as new episodes of the ever-popular Morph series from Aardman Animations. The biggest benefit though is that there are thousands of episodes of the most popular children's TV shows to view via the app, leaving the main TV free for big sports events if you so wish.

Sky Kids is available to download free from both Google Play and Apple's App Store and is available for customers with the Sky Variety bundle or Sky Q subscriptions. delivers some good news

I love online shopping but I hate having to pay for delivery. Tesco have a great offer at the moment for first-time users of their online shopping service. If you sign up and spend a minimum of €75 on your first shop, you'll straight away get €15 off that shop. Then a week later you'll get five free delivery codes entitling you to your next five online shops to be delivered for free, providing you spend a minimum of €75 each time.

For those who have already signed up to Tesco and don't qualify for this promotional offer, Tesco has a value plan for you too. While it's not free, it is significantly cheaper than the individual delivery charge. For as little as €7.50 per month (so long as you request deliveries Tues-Thurs) you can get unlimited deliveries with a minimum spend. You'll find out more information on both offers by visiting

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