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Bargain corner

Bargain corner

Fitness fun

Ignoring the intermittent rain showers, the weather is getting better and better for those that prefer walking and running outdoors rather than on a treadmill in the living room. Lidl is currently offering a range of fitness gear for men and women, ranging from ladies’ and men’s performance tops for €5.99 and ladies’ lightweight running jackets for €9.99 to men’s sport shorts for €4.99 and running shoes for €19.99.

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the Spreadsheet

Fancy mastering the Excel formula? You’re in luck – there’s a Udemy course on that very subject, and at the moment it’s available for free (normally €51). Topics covered include a beginner’s guide to simple formulas, fundamental formatting principles, common mistakes and how to deal with errors.

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Toys for the tots

Searching for a few treats for the kids to reward their good behaviour over the Easter holidays? Check out the Argos Easter toy event, with up to half price off a range of items including €37 off the Playmobil Western Goldmine set (reduced from €75.99 to €38.99), a Barbie doll and furniture set for €19.49 (was €38.99) and the Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Crawl Around Car for €56.99 (reduced from €113.99).

Bargain break

Thinking of jetting off into the sun this year? You could do a lot worse than Colombia, though there are some risks associated with travel there, including the Zika virus which is currently spreading throughout the Americas – check out the Department of Foreign Affairs’ country report for more.

If you’re still willing to go, you can get return flights from Dublin to Bogota for €371 with Available in May and June 2016 (Dublin dates are 3rd-13th May, 10th-20th May and 24th May – 3rd June), you’ll be flying with Turkish Airlines and making one stop in Istanbul.

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Don’t get fooled again

It might be April Fools’ Day, but DID are taking a different tack and offering another Black Friday sales event across their range. That includes a Samsung 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab S2 for €399.99 (down from €519.99), €110 off a Zanussi 8kg washing machine (reduced from €399.99 to €289.99) and a Braun fruit juicer for €89.99 (was €199.99).


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.