Thursday, March 31, 2011

20% off H&M @ Mary Street Dublin tonight!

H&M on Mary Street in Dublin City Centre are having a party this evening between 6-9pm with 20% off!!! There will also be goody bags, a photobooth and tunes by DJ Mo Kelly.

Sounds like it's going to be a fun evening!

Free / 2 for 1 Tickets for the Ideal Home Show

The Ideal Home Show is coming to the RDS in Dublin on the 15th - 17th April. They are giving away tickets for either FREE Admission on Friday/Saturday OR 2 for the price of 1 admission on Sunday

Click here to register online for your ticket!


I LOVE LOVE LOVE freebies!! I cant help myself. :) is one of my favourite sites. Its easy to spend an hour just going through the different forums when one is bored in work :) They have a thread called Freebie List where everyone posts different websites that are giving away something free.. I have gotten a pedometre from it and sun flower seeds, carrot seeds, chocolate and I think my mam got a reusable shopping back from there. Its really handy, but there can be times where you do sign up for something free and you get nothing. But I would still only sign up for freebies that I would actually use. No point in signing up for everything. Click here to have a look

Secondly I would recommend everyone to do competitions online, especially on facebook! Im usually not a lucky person when it comes to winning things but the past 12 months, mainly through facebook, I have gotten a good few freebies.

I got.....
a cream Yumi dress from Clerys (facebook)
Yes to Carrots Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash (
2 tickets to the preview screening of Adjustment Bureau (
€25 voucher for Benetton (facebook)
€30 voucher for Konad (facebook)

The last two of which I got in the last 24 hours!! Have a look to see if your favourite shop, restaurant etc is on facebook and "like" the page and you will be surprised at what competitions they have for you to win stuff


Scrimpers and Savers - Channel 4

Did anyone see Scrimpers and Savers on Channel 4 last night (at least i think thats what it was called). I was SO excited to watch it, had it set to record, was waiting to hear all these wonderful things I hadnt thought about for bargains, and wow was I disappointed.

One woman showed how she made her own pasta for pennies - She went out and picked nettles, washed then which supposedly takes out most of the sting, chopped them and added them with flour and two egg yokes. She then rolled it out and cut it into strips. It looked disgusting as it boiled away in the pan. PASS

One tip was interesting though, since myself and my sister did have trouble with a blocked sink in the kitchen. This woman said that when you crack an egg, dont throw the shell away, but smash it a bit and put it down the sink. She said the sharp edges will cling on to stuff stuck in the u-bend and will help it move along - interesting! Better than spending €5 on Mr Muscle drain cleaner - which I have to say worked a TREAT!!

Then a lady "Miss Moneypenny" went to a home somewhere in England to give the family tips to help them not spend so much... they spent over £2k a month more than what their salary was!!! (and they were making a joint income of around 100k - 120k a year!!!) Anyhoo, I was so excited to hear the tips they were going to get to help them save money that I could use, but I was so disappointed.

Basically, they had on average 5 takeaways a week!!! Yes, FIVE!!! So they were told not to have takeaways and cook the meals themselves...
The husband drive a big 4.4 car that had a 2.2 or a 2.4 litre engine.. so they swapped it for a 1.2litre engine for the week...
And finally they were told to stop buying clothes they didnt need..
Nothing new there to learn!

Really not what I was hoping for out of the programme and I was left very deflated.... i love me a good bargain or a good tip and I didnt get either :(

Fingers crossed next weeks episode will have gotten better!

Clerys Mid-Season Sale Starts Today!!!

Click HERE to see their offers!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Excellent Website for Cheap Eats!!!

I just stumbled onto this GREAT website with excellent offers throughout Ireland. They have exclusive voucher for meals, sambos and even for free cookery classes!

Voucher examples are: 2 for 1 on all mains at Le Cafe Des Irlandais on Georges St, Dublin
Buy one get one half price on all burgers at Gourmet Burger Bistro, Cork
Buy one main, get one half price at Roast Ballsbridge
Free cookery classes at Cafe Azteca
2 for 1 on all sig. sambos at the Streat IFSC (after 2pm)

To see the full list of their excellent deals, click HERE

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Supervalu Half Price Sale!

Attention Shoppers! Supervalu is having a half price sale on at the moment!!! The half price sale includes: Magnum icecream, HB Icecream, Ben and Jerrys, Flora, Special K, Comfort, Inversoft etc.

Click HERE to view their ad online

Free Coffee Beans with Starbucks - Thursday 31st March

Starbucks are at it again with their free coffee beans.. Click here to read my last post about the free coffee beans

Happy drinkin!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Chocolate Bargain in Tescos!

Spotted Merci Finest Chocolates 250gm in Tesco today for €1. These are reduced from €4.99

More Bargains on the Warehouse site!

After having a look on their website a bit more, they have some great items under their sale section! These are some items I found for less than €5!!!!

crochet maxi dress - €1

cornelli yoke dress - €3

embroidered skater skirt - €3

aqua print beachdress - €1

ditsy mix and match dress - €3

rivet front waist belt - €1

Some items I found for €20 or less
linen shift dress - €13

mixed paisley swimsuit - €20
 Click HERE to shop their sale section online!

Utility Jacket in Warehouse for €4!!

Yes you read right!! In the Sale section on the warehouse site they have this Utility Jacket reduced from €45 to €4!
Click HERE to have a look online and to purchase!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Next Mid-Season Sale - 26th March

Next Mid-Season Sale starts this Saturday. Everything half price or less. Stores open 7am

Happy shopping everyone!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Marks and Spencers - One day Wardrobe Clear-out!

M&S "One day Wardrobe Clear-out" for Oxfam Ireland takes place tomorrow in all stores. Bring your unwanted clothing into any M&S store and receive a voucher for €7 to spend on any purchase over €50 before the end of April

So dig deep into your wardrobe and be part of something special.

Free Coffee Beans with Starbucks!!

For those of you who love starbucks, this is the deal for you. Starbucks are giving away a bag of whole bean coffee when your purchase your drink! Stop by your local Starbucks on Thursday March 24th and enjoy one complimentary bag of whole bean coffee whith your purchase

Click HERE for your voucher

Friday, March 18, 2011

Download Free Anthony Worrall Thompson Beef Cookbook!!

Just click here and fill out your details and you will be provided with a link to download.

Happy cooking :)

Gourmet Burger Kitchen

I love me a good food bargain, whether its an early bird or a buy one get one free, I always try to sample whats out there to see if its worth it or not. And here comes Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK)

Gourmet Burger Kitchen
What I love about the GBK website is that there is a section for Special Offers, where it is constantly updated every few weeks for a new offer! Check it out here Up until the 27th March, with the voucher you can get a free glass of wine, beer or milk shake with any High Rise Burger or Main Course Salad! If you cant check out GBK until after the 27th March, check out their website again for new offers.

Happy eating!

Free Fish Pedicures at Clerys!!

For anyone who doesnt have a foot phobia like myself, I have fantastic news for you!

Fish Pedicure!
Clerys are treating customers to Free Fish Pedicures!! The treatment will be available from Thursday April 14th to Saturday April 16th! Phone (01) 817 3287 to make an appointment.

Please let me know how you get on!

Shop and help Japan

Not exactly a bargain alert but Japan needs our help, and Forever21 has a fanstastic way to help!

For today only, 100% of what you spend online will go towards the earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan.  So everyone, have a look online today, treat yourself to something from Forever 21 and help an excellent cause while you are at it

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Free Coffee and Patries / €1 Coffee

Saw this on Facebook this morning:  The Wooden Spoon Cafe in Blackrock are giving away free coffee + pastries all morning to celebrate their birthday, and also theres €1 coffee all day!! Click here to visit their facebook page

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Italian Eary Bird for €8.95!!!

Let me introduce you to Ciao Bella Roma My boyfriend told me about this place a few months ago and it has fast become a favourite of mine.

Their early bird is from 12noon until 6pm Monday - Saturday (I'm not sure about Sunday) and its Starter or Side, Main - Pizza, pasta and a glass of wine for €8.95!!!

The restaurant is run by Italians, kitchen is open so you know its going to be good. I have ordered the brushetta and mushroom pizza for the early bird and it is gorgeous. The pizza is huge but thin and so crispy. I have gone once after 6pm too and the food is definitely well worth it

But if you are looking for somewhere cheap, in the city, where you can get your belly fed with gorgeous food and come away with change in your pocked from a tenner, definitely try this place! Let me know what you think!

Im not sure if everyone knows about but it is one of my favourite sites. I usually go on to it to read reviews of restaurants I havent been to before, or to check out the menu before I go out to dinner. Very handy indeed

But whats better is that for every review you write, or every online booking you make through their website you receive points. With these points you can use them on a variety of restaurants for free starters or mains, or even a free bottle of wine.

Free wine? Bargain!

Cheap night away!

City Deal today are doing an amazing deal for the Marriott Hotel in Ashbourne, Co Meath. Their homepage says "In County Meath on route to Belfast & Derry; free shuttle to nearby Dublin Airport, 9,000 sq ft of flexible meeting space, free WiFi & free parking"

The deal today on City Deal is a one night break for two people in a deluxe room (king size bed or two double beds) with Full Irish Brekkie, glass of Prosecco and more for €55 (value €128)... The "more" part is - late check-out (3pm), bathrobes and slippers, full use of Clann Leasure Centre, 3 course dinner available for €20 supplement per person and Karaoke room available for groups on request and subject to availability (€100 supplement)

Sounds to be it would be a lovely break away for a couple or a hens weekend!

More can be found here City Deal Marriott Hotel

Monday, March 14, 2011

Gorgeous and cheap leather gloves

There are many things I have a slight addiction to; jewellery, handbags, sunglasses, scarves, underwear... the list is endless. But I do love leather gloves, especially if they are cheap!

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These I saw in Marks and Spencers today on Henry Street in Dublin 1 and they are gorgeous. So soft and a really nice shade of pink/purple. Normal retail price is €20, but the sale price is €7

Definitely worth getting a pair for an early Christmas pressie, or to hold on for yourself when the snow comes back


City Deal

I would recommend everyone to sign up to

They email you around 2 deals on a daily basis, for example, one of Friday's deals was an authentic Indian meal for two, including a starter platter to share, main, rice or nan and drinks for €24 at Mantraa (worth up to €60.85)

Just pick what county you live in and you will receive the relevant deals every day


Cheap pork chops!

At the moment Supervalu on Aston Quay, in Dublin City Centre, has pork chops for half price. They are in a pack of 4 and retail for around €2.40