Netting A Bargain: Lidl launches winter and ski wear at cool prices

Jonathan Campbell rounds up the best deals on the web and the high street

Lidl Northern Ireland has a new range of ski and snowboarding wear on sale from this Thursday
Jonathan Campbell

- SETTING your sights on the slopes this winter or just taking no chances with the cold weather at home? Lidl Northern Ireland has a new range of ski and snowboarding wear going on sale from November 9 with prices ranging from £1.99 to £24.99. Highlights include heavy-duty jackets (£24.99), fleeces (£7.99), thermal tops and bottoms (£10.99), knitted hats (£4.99) and 100 per cent UV protection goggles (£7.99). You can even prepare for the piste by picking up an impact-resistant polycarbonate helmet (£19.99). Even if you're staying on Irish soil during the next few months, a hand warmer (99p) will prove, er, handy.

- Spar is continuing its 'stock up and save for Christmas' deals and coming up from November 13 to 19 is a cracker. No, not turkey, sprouts or spuds but the festive favourite Schloer, less than half price at 89p (down from £2.35 for a 750ml bottle). Each customer is allowed a maximum of six bottles per transaction. Also, stock up on medium-sized selection boxes with three for a fiver (normally £2 each).

- Vist Yo! Sushi during the final 30 minutes before closing time and you'll get any remaining boxes and pots from the takeaway fridge for half price. Check out the menu at By the way, students already get 25 per cent off their sit-in food bill at Yo! Sushi, except Mondays and Saturdays. Find out more at

- Until November 12 you can get 50 per cent off main meals at Frankie & Benny's with a printable voucher from the restaurant chain's website. Find it at You'll need to sign up (for free) to the rewards programme. Also, download the rewards smartphone app and you'll get £10 off your next visit.

- American Express cardholders, it's time to save your Shop Small offer to your account, for use between December 2 and 17. In case you missed my earlier mention of this promotion, it encourages cardholders to use shop in small businesses with an incentive of £5 statement credit (essentially a partial refund) when you spend £10 or more at participating retailers. You will be able to see a full list of these at when the offer goes live. You can save the offer to your account now by clicking on the link in the email you should receive about it or by signing into your account online and going to 'offers'.

Details accurate at time of going to print. Offers subject to availability. If you see a TinyURL link in this article, it’s just a convenient way of redirecting you to a web page that would otherwise have a long address.

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