Ireland’s Guide To Money And Living

Bargain corner

Bargain corner
Power through the ironing

Old iron on the blink? The Philips GC7715 Fastcare Plus Steam Generator (quite the mouthful for an iron) is on sale for less than half price at Argos at the moment, reduced from €299.99 to €125.99.

Use to see which stores currently have it in stock.

Toy sale at Heatons

Heatons is currently running a sale offering up to 50% off its range of toys, both online and in store. Highlights include a Transformers set for €27 (reduced from €54), a password journal reduced from €36 to €18, and a 69-piece Abrick block set for €15.12 (was €21.60). Perfect for some early Christmas shopping…apologies for mentioning that word this early!

Taste the weekend

Planning your weekend? If you’re searching for somewhere to eat, you could do worse than Brasserie 7 on Capel Street, which describes itself as being home to ‘laid back sophistication’. LivingSocial is offering a voucher worth €50 for €25 for two people, or a €100 voucher for €49 for four people. Valid until December 20th 2016, it can only be used between Sunday and Wednesday.

Or, if your daily driver or weekend wheels could really do with a good scrub, you could get a mini or full car clean from, with four locations in Dublin and Galway. The deluxe mini valet is on offer for €35 (normally €80) and includes a hand wash with lamb’s wool, waxing, alloy cleansing, interior vacuum and the windows washed. If you want to upgrade to the full valet it’ll cost you €99 (usually €140) – that adds tar removal, hand wax and machine buff, leather care cleaning and condition and more.

M&S sale

‘Tis the season for sales, apparently, as Marks and Spencer is getting in on the action with up to 70% off ‘selected items’ online and in store.

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.