Make me richer: A cosier winter with a home cinema
You've decided that, with winter coming up, it's time to make the house a bit cosier. And what better way than to have a mini-cinema in your living room?
As long as your place is big enough, a projector can give you that big cinema experience while watching your favourite Christmas flicks in the comfort of your own home. The Optoma HD141X is one of the better models you can get your hands on, and you can also make big savings if you shop around.
Best: €569, Komplett
Hmm: €669.99, Richer Sounds
You've just dropped €1,000 on a brand new iPhone 6, and you're feeling pretty good, despite the lightness of your wallet. You're tech savvy, you're down with the kids. Then your friend reads you out his heartbeat from his new Pebble smartwatch, and starts checking his emails. Time to upgrade again.
Best: €129.99, PC World
Hmm: €139.99, Littlewoods Ireland
You've always dreamed of taking a jaunt for a few months around Europe with a couple of pals, but you've never quite got around to it. When you finally do get yourself in gear, you'll be happy to know that, if you're under 65 and also have medical insurance, you can almost halve the cost of travel insurance for Europe for the whole year.
Best: €17.95, Mulititrip.com Essential Cover
Hmm: €35, SuperValu
You're a 20-year-old student on your way into a lecture and you've completely forgotten your economics essay worth 60pc of your overall mark. Oops. Dublin Bus Wifi just isn't doing the job, so it's a good thing that you've got mobile broadband. On a 12- month contract, both eMobile and Vodafone will give you an allowance of 10 gigabytes a month, but the price is where their similarities end.
Best: €182.88 over 12 months, eMobile
Hmm: €238.80 over 12 months, Vodafone
Save: €55.92 over 12 months
After coming home from a long day's work to find your kitchen practically underwater, you finally break down and admit that your old, leaky washing machine has had enough. You decide to get a fancy German Bosch Avantixx WAQ283S1, and depending on where you buy, you can save yourself hundreds.
Best: €469, Electro City
Hmm: €699, Littlewoods Ireland
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