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24-09-2019, 23:52   #4081
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Just to update the thread as the actual charge is now registered on my CC account. item purchased in Argos cost £299.99. Initially a payment of €338.71 was showing on the statement as "pending". That figure has now changed to €341.31 but there is also the separate foreign currency charge of €9.04 making a grand total of €350.35

How does a man get one of these Revolut cards?
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01-10-2019, 12:09   #4082
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Sainsbury's spirits at the weekend:

Ha'penny Dublin gin: £22.50 (normally €35, bought 2)
Monkey shoulder whiskey: £22 (normally €40+)
Plymouth gin: £20 (normally €35+)

They have a couple of deals on their own brand spirits also, picked up a bottle of rum for £16 also. Bottles of yellowtail shiraz and campo viejo rioja were £6 each as well.

So, 5 bottles of spirits and 2 bottles of wine came to £114, or roughly €128.
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03-10-2019, 17:37   #4083
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Jack Daniels 1 litre currently GBP 20.00 in Tesco
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25-11-2019, 15:16   #4084
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Thinking of taking a trip to Newry for Christmas Shopping. Anyone been? Is it worth it? I have a Revolut for Online shopping.

I know the exchange rate has weakened for us but do shops up there still offer parity?

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28-11-2019, 20:35   #4085
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Thinking of taking a trip to Newry for Christmas Shopping. Anyone been? Is it worth it? I have a Revolut for Online shopping.

I know the exchange rate has weakened for us but do shops up there still offer parity?

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Not sure about parity but booze is still a lot cheaper. Tesco's had 1l Bailey's for £12, buy 6 wines get 25% off, get 4 Ales for £6(exact ales are 10 euros here)
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28-11-2019, 20:42   #4086
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Not sure about parity but booze is still a lot cheaper. Tesco's had 1l Bailey's for £12, buy 6 wines get 25% off, get 4 Ales for £6(exact ales are 10 euros here)
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28-11-2019, 22:06   #4087
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If you're travelling from Kerry or Wexford , I couldn't see it worthwhile.
You get the best of Irish beer in Aldi /Lidl for 1.79e a bottle. Irish Country Cream for 6.79e and a bottle of lovely bourbon whiskey for 14.50.
Fuel, tolls,eating out ,parking, it would be had value for money in my opinion.
Maybe if you get into somewhere like Savage & Whitten you might save a few bob.
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I agree. I'm in Derry five days a week, but buy all my beer in Aldi or Lidl in Letterkenny. I've bought branded spirits in the north, but I wouldn't go out of my way to travel to do it.
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Not looking for alcohol, to be honest I love browsing the Sainsbury's, boring I know, to see stuff we don't get here.

Also the card shop is very reasonable and you get the Granny Grandad Auntie stuff plus 5 cards for a pound, as we have a few of Sagittarius babies in the family.

Though the sister said they have Moet for about €25 a bottle if you buy 6 and she might want it for gifting, she says it's double that down here.
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Tesco.com at the moment is £25 off £70 for new customers using code XXHTFL at checkout. valid on orders up until 18/12

I have created a new account and used a random NI address and made my order for click and collect for Banbridge store. Code worked fine and discount applied.

All items I've ordered are already heavily discounted compared to my local Tesco
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Not looking for alcohol, to be honest I love browsing the Sainsbury's, boring I know, to see stuff we don't get here.
This used to be my fave, all the special biscuit and chocolate collections we never had here but in the past couple of years I've noticed there's no difference anymore, that and sweets seem to be quite a bit more expensive in the North.


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Though the sister said they have Moet for about €25 a bottle if you buy 6 and she might want it for gifting, she says it's double that down here.
They are, huge savings still to be had on drinks, especially the Branded ones.
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This used to be my fave, all the special biscuit and chocolate collections we never had here but in the past couple of years I've noticed there's no difference anymore, that and sweets seem to be quite a bit more expensive in the North.




They are, huge savings still to be had on drinks, especially the Branded ones.
We didn't make it in the end. I see sterling has dropped to 82p to the Euro which is huge difference from Summer.

I love browsing the food in Sainsburys, I'd love to go to Asda in Belfast but we have never made it. It's the novelty more so.
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