Everyone loves a good browse in the duty free shops while waiting to board a flight; however we have looked into the items that will give you some big savings and those that won’t even save you a penny.
This is where you will find the best deals in the airport as most electronic items are offered at very low prices. Top brands like Beats by Dre headphones and Go Pros are often found at great prices so if you are thinking of buying a new electronic item, we recommend waiting until your next holiday.
Now although we don’t really agree with smoking, tobacco is one thing that is pretty much guaranteed to be cheaper when at the airport. Cigarettes can be bought in large multi-packs meaning the cost is considerably cheaper than the packs that can be bought in the supermarkets.
Another great place to find some bargains in the duty free shopping stores is in the beauty section. Cosmetic and beauty products can normally be found for a fraction of the price but don’t forget about the security rules if you are connecting on to another flight.
We all love trying on sunglasses at the airport, especially as they are the high end brands that you don’t usually see in high street stores. Sunglasses are available for really cheap prices in supermarkets and others stores but if it’s a luxury brand that you want, then definitely get them from duty free.
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Most large bottles of perfume you will find cheaper in duty free, however the standard size bottles will be a similar price to high street. The great thing though about duty free is that they usually have brand new perfumes available to buy that you can’t get anywhere else.
With alcoholic beverages, it’s split similar to fragrances. The more common bottles like Gordon’s Gin, Jack Daniels or Baileys can usually be found cheaper in supermarkets, however more luxury brands like Absolut Vodka or a bottle of Moet will be found cheaper at the airport.
One thing to stay well clear of at the airport is confectionery items. These usually come in giant packets or bundles that seem like a good deal however most of the time they are a lot more expensive than in a normal store. These are guaranteed to put a big dent in your holiday spending money.