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15-03-2009, 20:38   #2596
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Congratulations to all the patriotic Northern Ireland shoppers.

You've actually made something change in this country for the better by your actions. VAT and alcohol tax will likely be reduced. This is the sort of economic stimulus this country needs.

http://www.independent.ie/national-n...m-1673385.html
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16-03-2009, 02:43   #2597
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Congratulations to all the patriotic Northern Ireland shoppers.

You've actually made something change in this country for the better by your actions. VAT and alcohol tax will likely be reduced. This is the sort of economic stimulus this country needs.

http://www.independent.ie/national-n...m-1673385.html

Doesn't make a difference, I'll still buy it up North regardless.
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Anyone knows how looks prices on Tk Maxx in North and where will be the nearest to Sligo?
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where's the best deals for wine in newry at the moment? thanks
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Some updates- hopefully of use if you're travelling up:
Bangridge Outlet stores
Was travelling back on Sunday from Belfast- stopped off here at 12.30- approx 80 southern reg plates in the car park at that stage, all in having their coffee in Starbucks and Costa ..and waiting for the 1pm opening, so looking busy up there- carpark v.full by 2pm- hope this helps if you're thinking of travelling up.

2 for £10 on Linzt Easter eggs in the chocolate/coffee shop

Sainsburys have good value on Easter eggs- small cadburys- 3 for 5stg- however, they didn't have many large eggs in stock yet

saying that, southern supermarkets are making the effort this year (think they have 2 for 5 euro) which is much better value than the rip-off prices last year.

Sainsburys in lisburn- 'good steady stream of shoppers- mostly NI regs in the carpark but of course, mostly southerners in the wine section ' Saturday morning- good selection of everything but you could see the washing powers and razors starting to run low...

Wine: the're doing very good value on Oyster bay (white) wine- 5.71 (or very close to that) a bottle....the're selling off a lot of crap (IMO) Pinot Grigio brands though, so be beware..
I don't see the good deals on Cote Du Rhone that were there 6 months ago- in fact the French wine selection was poor in terms of choice..they have expanded their stock of new-world wines so if that's what your into, then you'll be pleased.

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where's the best deals for wine in newry at the moment? thanks
What sort of wine are you looking for- red/white/ new world etc etc Was in Sainsburys Saturday so might be able to help
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What sort of wine are you looking for- red/white/ new world etc etc Was in Sainsburys Saturday so might be able to help
mainly white, sauvignon blancs not bothered as long as they are decent to drink and good value. thanks
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Was in Sprucefield and The Outlet yesterday on my way home from Edinburgh.

No shortage of Irish accents or registration plates in either place. I heard a GAP employee say that TESCO are to build their largest store on the island, beside The Outlet.

Newry bypass is a frustration - they seem to be taking an age to get that part of the road upgraded.
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Exchange rate

Any idea what Sainsbury in Newry are given as an exchange rate currently. They usually have it posted at the entrance. Planning to go up this week and at xmas the rate on the door was better than laser or CC.
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Any idea what Sainsbury in Newry are given as an exchange rate currently. They usually have it posted at the entrance. Planning to go up this week and at xmas the rate on the door was better than laser or CC.
87p yesterday in Newry. They didn't open their doors until 12:45 yesterday so don't count on getting in at 12.00. The place was mobbed and stuff was flying off the shelves. Trollies were piled high and the checkout wait was about 15-20 mins. Didn't see any great bargains.
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mainly white, sauvignon blancs not bothered as long as they are decent to drink and good value. thanks
Oyster Bay is your best bet at under £6 and a real bargain- they had boxes of the stuff in lisburn sainsburys (sorry I can't say what the Newry store had)

Loads of various Pinot Grigios at 1/3 to 50% off ranging from approx £4 - £6- the best of these (IMO) is Palastri...slightly more expensive than the others but at under at under £5, it's v.good value - don't go for the 'really cheap' pinot grigios-

Finally, I think it was about £5.50 (but definately under £6, Fish Hook sauv blanc from South Africa is also good

I'm afraid after that, I turned to the reds - just for anyone else, my favourite find was Zontes Footstep Shiraz/ Viognier 2007 (the 2006 was award winning) - at 7.99 stg, you won't go wrong
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Sweetie:
Heres a link to Sainsburys white wine offers- now that I see them, I can remember most of them were there in Lisburn Sainsburys but Newry should have the offers also.

http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/drinkgui...ite_offers.htm
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Some updates- hopefully of use if you're travelling up:
Bangridge Outlet stores
Was travelling back on Sunday from Belfast- stopped off here at 12.30- approx 80 southern reg plates in the car park at that stage, all in having their coffee in Starbucks and Costa ..and waiting for the 1pm opening, so looking busy up there- carpark v.full by 2pm- hope this helps if you're thinking of travelling up.
Stopped off at the Outlet on the way up to Belfast on Saturday - around 5.00'ish - very quiet. Same story with Asda in Andytown and Sainsburys in Sprucefield this morning (9.30 and 10.30 respectively).
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Enniskillen pretty busy today, Asda wedged, others not to, Easter eggs for 99p in Tesco (the same ones as 3/€5 down here)
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anyone know whats open up north today?
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