Ireland’s Guide To Money And Living

Bargain corner

Bargain corner

Eye in the sky

Finding something to do at the weekend, beyond the usual pub/cinema/restaurant options can be a little difficult. Often it’s easier just to order in a takeaway, and spend your Saturday evening watching Britain’s Got Talent. But what about getting a bird’s eye view of the Irish countryside?

LivingSocial is offering a helicopter flight with Adventure 001 Ireland for €39, usually costing €78. That’ll get you a 10km buzz over Kildare, Waterford, Lisdoonvarna or Killarney, and you can jump into the co-pilot seat (hands off the buttons) for an extra €10.

Valid until October 31st 2017, flights are available once a month, so if you do get the voucher you should book quite quickly.

Bike gear

The weather seems to improving vastly of late (touch wood), and more and more cyclists are venturing onto our roads. Unsurprisingly, our favourite German retailer Lidl is back with another tranche of bicycle related equipment for low prices – pannier bag sets for €14.99, a lift hoist for ceiling mounting for €7.99, and cycling gloves for €4.99.

AIB rewards

Are you an AIB customer? You might be interested to learn of the launch of AIB Everyday Rewards, the bank’s new customer rewards scheme.

Offering cashback on certain Visa credit and debit card transactions (depending on the shop), AIB has partnered with several major brands, including Lidl, Topaz, Boots, Elvery Sports, eason and H&M. The process is simple. First, sign up for the scheme and register one of your Visa cards (up to five can be added). Log on to your rewards account where you’ll get personalised offers each week, and use your registered card while shopping to meet the terms of the offer, which could include a minimum spend, certain dates or either in store or online purchases. Once you’ve met the terms you’ll get an email confirming the amount of your cashback, which will be paid direct to your card within five working days.

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When not writing about all things personal finance, You & Your Money's editor Conor Forrest enjoys reading, football and getting lost in an ocean of Wikipedia articles.