Friday, April 22, 2011

Channel 4 Superscrimpers!

After really enjoying last weeks episode I had high hopes  for last night, but unfortunately I was disappointed yet again (Except for the ad back int he 1930s/40s that for old tyres, cut them up and wear them as shoes! The 1 thing that made the show worth while hehehe)

Anyway, this week they had a woman on the show, who makde 8k a year working part time and couldnt help but "treating" herself to designer everything. Her credit card bills were over 7,600! So Ms Moneypennys tip for her? Work out how many hours you need to work if you want to buy an item. So this woman saw a dress and it would cost her 19 hours worth of work! Supposedly this has helped her stop shopping so much... Can someone please go back to her in 3 months and see how she is doing?

Regarding tips, they didnt have a great amount unfortunately.
  • One woman puts an empty ice cream carton in her toilet cistern, which means less water is used when flushing (might be useful when those charges come in!)
  • Another woman said if you need to sharpen a scissors, get some old tin foil, fold it up a good few times and just cut it numerous times, which should sharpen it great
  • To make your room smell nice when hoovering, instead of buying something smelly to stick in your hoover bag, get a cotton wool ball, and spray your favourite perfume or scent onto it a good few times and stick it into the hoover bag. Whenever you then hoover you will leave that gorgeous smell in your room (i like this tip)
Anyone else got a good tip??

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Boots - 3 for 2 on Cosmetics!!

Walking through Henry Street on lunch today I saw a wonderful sign - 3 for 2 on cosmetics in Boots until 17th May! This includes Revlon, Rimmel, Max Factor, Maybelline, No7 and lots more!

Konad Nail Stamping Set with Pigsback
Do you want pretty nails for the summer? Designs on them or a very easy to do french manicure - each will take literally seconds to do... Try today's amazing MegaDeal with Pigsback: €13 instead of €26 for Konad Stamping Nail Art from Konad Ireland, plus delivery!

You don't need to be a beautician or nail technician to use Konad Stamping Nail Art products - Simply stamp fabulous pre-designed images onto your nails in seconds, et voila.

So easy anyone can do it. And it looks amazing!
This kit contains:1 stainless steel image plate with 7 designs on it (lasts forever because it is stainless steel)
2 special polishes (black pearl & white) for painting over the designs
1 stamp and 1 scraper used for picking up the designs
1 Top coat to seal the designs onto your nail

To avail of this fantastic offer, click here or you can view Konad Irelands range of image plates and special nail polishes here

Perfect timing for gorgeous nails for the Summer

Clerys Mid Season Sale

I just received an email from Clerys this morning to say their Midseason Sale is still on! With all these sales, sounds like a GREAT time to hit the shops everyone!

River Island Sale!

River Island have extended their sale and have added an additional 50% off their sale items! I saw this in the River Island on Grafton Street but I will update you if it is this store or nationwide as soon as possible!

Happy Shopping

Marks & Spencers Home Event Sale : 21st - 27th April

Marks & Spencers Home Event Sale starts today!!! They have up to 30% off selected indoor furniture, 20% off selected outdoor furniture and 20% off homeware.

Debenhams Easter Eggstravaganza!!!

Debenhams have an Easter Extravaganza this weekend starting today! They have 20% off throughout the store and 10% off Beauty & Fragrance, Electricals & Furniture

Short update

Apologies I havent updated in a week!! But Im back with some bargains so hold on to your hats!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Set meal for 2 at Milano's for €13.95

Yes you read that right! The lovely people at Milanos have a delicious set menu running until Thursday 21st April. Click here to view the menu. I already know what Im gonna get. YUM!

Fota Wildlife Park - Free Entry!!

Nothing to do today? Well today is Free Day at Foto Wildlife park! Click here for further details

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Superscrimpers - Channel 4

Was looking forward to this episode, even though the previous episodes hadnt been great, but this episode I felt was full of useful money-saving tips. My favourite were:
  • Use conditioner on a cloth to shine your shoes
  • Put new tights into the freezer overnight - supposedly stops them laddering
  • Put crushed egg shells around any plants. It will keep the slugs away as they dont like scratchy surfaces
  • When your freezer is a bit empty, get some old news paper, scrunch it up and put it into the freezer. This stops the freezer from having to cool an empty space which will save some €'s
  • Take a banana, scrap off the pith off the skin and use the skin to take the tarnish off any silver
  • Put chunks of lemon into your kettle, boil it up and leave it to stand over night, it will act as a de-scaler
So there ya have it... Anyone have any other tips?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

400g box of Roses - Tescos!!

Until the 24th April, Tescos are selling 400g boxes of Roses for €1.37!! Get down to your local one asap!!

Lidl and Aldi Bargains

I have to confess I do love shopping in Aldi and Lidl. I love each week they have fruit and veg on sale at ridiculous prices plus you never know what random things for the house/garden/car/yourself that you might find.

In Aldi, the super 6 until the 16th April are 49cent for the following:
Salad Potatos, Scallions, Carrots & Parsnips, Tomatos, Avocado, Iceberg Lettuce
Click here to view them online

In Lidl they have good bargains too, but cleverly space them out for different days of the week so you are more likely to go into the shop a couple of times a week. Some of their bargains are:
  • Super Saturday: Irish Pork Loin Medallions €1.99, Trolli Jelly Mix €1.99 (half price)
  • Monday - Wed Offers: Kiwis 69c, Aubergine 49c, Onions 49c, Tropicana Juice 2 for €3.00
  • Thursday - Sunday Offers: Plums 69c, Flat Mushrooms 69c, Grated Mozarella €1
  • Weekly Offers: Hovis Wholemeal Medium Loaf €1, Chilean Cabernet Sauvigon €3
Click here to view them online

Marks & Spencers Mid Season Sale!

Marks & Spencers mid season sale starts today with up to 50% off selected lines in Womens, Lingerie, Kids and Home!

Happy Shopping!

Free Swiss Chocolate Sample!

Gimi Chocolate is offering everyone a sample of their yummy chocolate here. All you have to do is fill out your details and your sample will be on its way. You can choose from Dark Chocolate (75% Cocoa), Dark Chocolate (90% Cocoa), Milk Chocolate (50% Cocoa), Milk Chocolate with Almonds, Peanuts, Cashews Pecans

Nice way to start a Tuesday morning :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

25% off Dorothy Perkins Online

To avail of this use the code DPVIPD at the checkout. Valid until 17th April

Happy shopping!

Gourmet Burger Special Offer!

Today being Monday, GBK bring you Monday Madness!! Order any burger for only €4.99!

Click here for your voucher

Free Beetroot Seeds!


Wanna save some money and grow your own beetroot??? Well click here, fill out your details and your seeds will hopefully be on their way!

Free Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream - 12th April

On the 12th April, the LOVELY Ben & Jerrys are having a Free Cone Day where they are giving out free Scoops between 6pm - 9pm

Locations include
Storm LimerickCastletroy Shopping Center
Co. Limerick

UCI BlanchardstownBlanchardstown Shopping Centre
Blanchardstown Road South
Dublin 15

UCI Coolock84 Malahide Road
Dublin 5

Click HERE to read all about it and to see their other locations

Cheap Meats - SuperValu Eden Quay

Every morning on my way to work I pass Supervalu on Eden Quay in Dublin and I have to say they are one of the best when it comes to deals on meats. We have a Supervalu in Raheny and it doesnt do half the amount of deals as the City Centre one

Today the deals are:
4 chicken breasts for €2.99
550g of round steak mince for €2.50

Good deals I think!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Car-boot Sale Update

Well the car boot sale turned out to be loads of fun. The weather was gorgeous and there were a good few stalls all around the grounds of the All Saints Church in Raheny

We ended up selling a few bits which was delighted and my boyfriend ended up getting a gorgeous record player from the 70's for €22 and 9 records for €10! And my sis found a lovely portable sewing machine for €12. Great day had by all and we are hopefully going to be there Saturday again :)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Car Boot Sale - Raheny Village - 9th April

I LOVE a good car boot sale. You never know what you are going to find, plus I love rummaging through things, always looking for a bargain!

Tomorrow All Saints Church, on the Howth Road, in Raheny Village is having a Car Boot Sale and myself, my sister (Lovely Girlie Bits) and my boyfriend (The Cooks Belly) are going to be there with our own stall :) First time we are doing this and I cant wait! We have SO much to sell and everything is going to be between 50cent and €5 tops! If not even less than that (we still have to price everything). On the day we will have some clothes from Warehouse, Oasis, Marks & Spencers, Zara, River Island, long with shoes from Newlook (some with the labels still on!) and Jessica Simpson silver peep toe sandles. We have SO many bags to sell, all in excellent condition; brands such as Guess and Old Navy, as well as a LOT of scarves and pasminas.

If you have nothing to do tomorrow, please come on down for a fun day for everyone. I think there is an entrance fee of €2, plus afterwards its only a short stroll to St Annes Park, which usually has a Farmers Market on a Saturday by the Red Stables, or you could walk down to Dollymount beach!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Super-Scrimpers - Channel 4

Even though I didnt enjoy the episode last week, I just had to watch it again this week to see if they had any new tips for saving.

Miss Money-penny went to a family that were spending more than they had each week and her solution??? Eat what you have in the fridge, turn off lights in rooms you arent using and half the pocketmoney you are giving the kids (they were getting £12 a week!!) Anyhoo, they had a week of not being allowed to spend a penny and supposedly they now know the way of scrimping... Anyone else think that Channel 4 should go  back and visit these familys in a few months time to see how how things have changed for them, if they even have!

Anyhoo, there were a few tips and hints that may or may not be useful to you guys.

First one was, buy a 2ltr bottle of the cheapest coke you can find...tesco own brand or lidl or aldi, and basically pour some down the toilet. Supposedly if you leave it for about 24 hours it will get rid of any limescale and leave your loo spotless! --- Any takers for that one?

Another one was if you are cooking minced beef, add dry porridge oats.. this soaks up all the juices and bulks out the meal, so your meat goes a lot further. They say you cant really tell the difference that there is something else other than minced beef in it.

And thirdly, my favourite one which i have to try, they said to store all candles, including tea lights, in the freezer. It makes the wax even harder so the candles burn for longer!

Anyone out there got any handy tips for around the house?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Marks & Spencers Easter Eggs

From today until Sunday, Marks and Spencers are doing 3 for 2 on all their Easter Eggs!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Free : Map of the World!

Click HERE and fill out your details

Easter Egg Bargains

I LOVE chocolate! So have been keeping an eye out for good deals for easter eggs :)
At the moment, Tescos are selling medium size Cadbury easter eggs for €1.50 and Dunnes are selling their eggs, buy one get one free.

Anyone else know of any Egg bargains?

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Banbridge Outlets

Having been to Kildare Village Outlet a few times and never buying anything (really have never seen a proper bargain to be honest), myself, my sister, and my Mam drove up to the Banbridge Outlet, its on the same motor way as Newry/Belfast, about 15 minute outside Newry.

The shops are quite good with Marks & Spencers, Nike, Gap, Oasis, Clarkes and Past-Times to name just a few. The bargain of the day was my Mam getting two pairs of Nike runners on sale for £28 each!

Would deffo recommend people to head up for a look, if you were going up to Newry anyway. Click here to view their website!