Thursday 18 January 2018

Tangled Sing and Glow Rapunzel Doll

Yep, you know the sort of toy. It's the one that you can never turn off and keeps making that infernal noise even after you've stuffed it in the bin. Almost indestructible and something that eats batteries for a living. But someone will love one this Christmas.

Best: Tesco €31.99

Avoid: Argos €37.49

Saving: €5.50

contact: www.tesco.ie or local stores

Nerf Blasters

Next door's pets will never be safe again with the new and improved Nerf Long Strike CS-6. Spray orange foam bullets even longer distances hitting stuff up to 35 metres away.

Best: Smyths €34.99

Avoid: Tesco €39.95

Saving: €4.96

contact: www.toys.ie or local shops

Volkswagen Golf insurance

Cover for a 26-year-old Donnybrook chap with docksiders and sticky up collars on his Leinster jersey. No claims or points. Excess €300. Quotes from Chrome Insurance.

Best: FBD 533.00

Avoid: Kenco €1,218.00

Saving: €685.00

contact: www.fbd.ie or 1890 617 617

Playstation 3

Prices are moving faster than a mushroom-snaffling Mario Kart. If you can cut through the confusion of the bundles with games, then there's some pretty big price differences for Playstation 3 consoles. For a Playstation 3 160gb slim without any games.

Best: Gamestop €234.97

Avoid: Smyths Toys €249.99

Saving: €15.02

contact: www.gamestop.ie or local stores

Home cover

Insurance for a €300,000 home in Ennis, Co Clare, with €140,000 rebuild and 20 per cent contents cover. No claims or anything nasty and no accidental damage cover. Excess €300.

Best: Chill.ie €229.34

Avoid: Axa €415.00

Saving: €185.66

contact: www.chill.ie or 1890 302020

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