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MSE's top tips on how to be festive and frugal this Christmas

MSE has rounded up its top tips for cutting costs for shoppers planning to splurge on presents and festive trimmings

Travelling by train in the new year? Book your tickets tonight

The price of some train tickets in 2015 will rise at 11.59pm tonight, so book now if you plan to travel in the new year

Shopping outside the EU this Christmas? Beware of hidden fees

If you're looking for a bargain Christmas gift abroad make sure you factor in customs duty and VAT, warns HMRC

Former Farepak customer? £1m has yet to be cashed in

More than 11,000 former Farepak customers are yet to collect their share of a £1 million victim pot

Christmas gifts not up to scratch? Here's what to do

Were your Christmas gifts not what you’d hoped for?You may be able to get a refund, an exchange or a repair

Buying a tablet for Christmas? Don't spend more than you need to

Tablets will be among the hottest presents this Christmas - if you're buying one, don't spend over the odds

Bagging Christmas bargains from overseas? Make sure you get the tax right, HMRC says

Shoppers looking to bag Christmas bargains overseas this year should beware import costs and taxes before they buy

100 days to Christmas: 12 do-nows to spend less on the big day

The best time to start saving is January, but with 100 days to go till Christmas, there are still ways to save big

50% already started Christmas 2013 shopping

Some 46% have done at least some of their Christmas shopping for this year, while 4% have done the lot

Spending less at Christmas meant more enjoyment, MSE poll finds

Those who cut back had a better time over Christmas than those who spent more than usual

Shoppers vent fury at Yodel as Christmas deliveries arrive late

Complaints about delivery giant Yodel include presents arriving late for Christmas, and damaged parcels

Royal Mail fails to deliver Santa letters to kids by Christmas

Many children have been left disappointed after letters from Santa failed to turn up over the Christmas period