I’ve just created the group Savvy Irish Shopper where i’ll be posting info on bargains that i spy on my travels. If you’d like to become a member just visit the link and ask to join. https://www.facebook.com/groups/226393737456976/

I’ll continue to post money saving tips here but i’ll be posting info on bargains or sales there.



Free Advice

February 27, 2012

I’ve started using online forums to get advice lately and they really are fantastic. Your posts are often answered by enthusiastic novices or bored professionals. You will always get a mix of advice but i find two heads are better than one and often the advice is sensible and helpful and best of all it’s free. My favorite boards are



http://www.boards.ie/ – general

http://www.rollercoaster.ie/ – parenting


Good Value Wine

February 26, 2012

Had Aldi’s Chateauneuf du Pape the other night. If you like old world wine it’s fantastic value at €12.50.

Their Bordeaux at €6.99 and their pinot grigo at €5.49 are very drinkable too.


M&S online outlet store

February 21, 2012

M&S have just launched an online outlet store. Delivery is via amazon. Reductions look decent enough. Click here to check it out



The Euro store have a wide selection of shrubs and summer / autumn flowering bulbs and corms for only €2 each or two for €3.


Hotel Breaks in Ireland

February 17, 2012

http://www.beddeals.ie/ and http://www.dealsoftheweek.ie/ are great sites to book hotels in Ireland on.

Alternatively if you shop in Supervalu use your points to get great breaks here. http://www.supervalugetawaybreaks.com/


Oliver Carty’s Maple Cured Free Range rashers are down to €2 from €2.99 for 150g. Oliver Carty imports certified free range pork in from Denmark as it is one of the few countries in Europe with a regulated pork industry.


Cheap Eggs

February 17, 2012

Tesco currently have Clever Egg 6 Free Range Eggs Mixed Weight reduced to 99cent.


Lovely Pink Cava for €10

February 16, 2012

Tesco currently have the lovely pink vintage especial 2009 Cava from Freixenet for only €10.


Lidl and Aldi have great value in fruit plants. I got three varieties of fruit bushes in Aldi for €2.49 and their fruit trees are €4.99.