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Can you beat every other DailyEdge reader and win a €300 Penneys shopping spree?

We’ve teamed up with Electric Ireland to offer this prize! And all you have to do is take this quick quiz…

Source: Paolo Trabattoni

WE ARE GIVING away a giant Penneys shopping spree.

Yes, we’ve teamed up with Electric Ireland’s new My Energy Pal app to save one lucky DailyEdge reader a load of money… with a €300 voucher for the Penneys trip of a lifetime. You can spend it all at once, or bit by bit. (Thanks, Penneys.)

How to enter? Simply take this quiz on how much of a money-saver you are. Then tell us what result you get – either by sharing it with @dailyedge on Twitter, sending us a Facebook message, or emailing your result to energy@dailyedge.ie.

Update: The competition has now closed! Thanks for the hundreds of entries – and congratulations to the winner of the Penneys spree, Fiona Chappell from Waterford!

TAKE THE QUIZ: How Money-Conscious Are You? Are You Stingy Or Flaithulach?

1. You reeeeallly want a coffee, but the fancy place down the road is €3 a go. Do you...
Splash out! Sure you have to treat yourself
Go and spend the €3 on a bag of coffee, for a cuppa now AND more in the future

Drink the sad instant in the office kitchen
2. A good mate asks to borrow some cash. What do you say?
Anytime pal! You need some more?
Alright, but here are the terms of repayment

I'd love to help, but I just don't think money and friendship should mix
3. You're going rounds with a group in the pub, but they're on fancy drinks and you're on pints. What do you do?
Buy the drinks! If everyone's having a good time, that's what matters
Suck it up, but quietly resent it for the entire evening and make a big show of looking in your wallet every time

Suggest that everyone "just get their own as it's simpler"
4. Your house is all out of jacks roll - but you bought it the last two times. How do you deal?
Just buy it. Better to poo in peace.
Text your housemate gently suggesting that they pick some up.

Play an extended game of 'toilet chicken', trying to time things so you can use the loo in work until someone else cracks.
5. Where do you buy your toiletries?
Euro shop
Boots or similar

The kind of place where they have special counters for different brands
6. There's a whip-round in your office for someone who's getting married. You don't know them that well. Do you...
Stuff a fat €20 in the envelope - you're just happy for them, is all
Casually ask 'how much people are giving', then stick in about the same

Make a big show of fumbling for your wallet, then pass on the envelope without putting anything in
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
You're the biggest penny-pincher this side of the Irish Sea.
Saving money is important - and you definitely know all the tricks. Now: share your result on Twitter, email it to energy@dailyedge.ie, or send it to us in a FB message to enter!
Share your result:
You scored out of !
You're downright flaithulach.
You're the kind of person who would appreciate a good shopping spree. Now: share your result on Twitter, email it to energy@dailyedge.ie, or send it to us in a FB message to enter!
Share your result:
You scored out of !
You appreciate a good bargain.
You're not stingy, but you know a bargain when you see one! Now: share your result on Twitter, email it to energy@dailyedge.ie, or send it to us in a FB message to enter!
Share your result:

Looking to cut down on your electricity bill? My Energy Pal can help. Our new My Energy Pal app (formerly the Appliance Calculator) helps you understand your energy usage so you can save money and spend more on the important stuff. 

The small print: The closing date is midnight on Friday, January 29, 2016. The prize consists of a €300 Penneys voucher. No cash alternative. The winner will be selected at random. We won’t use your email address to contact you unless you win.The name of the competition winner will be published on DailyEdge.ie. Only people living in the Republic of Ireland aged over 18 are eligible to enter; prize will be delivered to ROI mainland addresses only. Full terms and conditions here.

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