How to spot a review you can trust

I never buy anything without reading a couple of reviews first but not all write-ups are the same – here are my top sites for the best ones. I don’t care what the adverts say – whether I’m buying a £5 spatula or a £1,000 holiday, or a meal out, I want to know if it’s worth...

Find a hunk & get a free bottle of Diet Coke

You can get yourself a free 500ml bottle of Diet Coke at Boots stores – just look out for the word “hunk” on special bottles (the topless hunk’s not included, unfortunately). If you’re passing a Boots, see if you can find a 500ml Diet Coke bottle with the word “hunk” written on it.  Named after the handsome...

EXPIRED – ‘Free’ Subway rumour – it could bag you free breakfast

There’s no such a thing as a free lunch… but there could be when it comes to breakfast if the “free breakfast butty at Subway” whispers are true. Here’s how it’s rumoured to work. Saturday’s 60p Daily Star will have a voucher for a breakfast Subway bacon or turkey roll, which is usually £1.29. I’ve been hearing rumours that...

The top 10 toys your kids will want for Xmas – and how to bag them cheap

I had a sneak preview from Hamleys of what’s likely to be hot this Christmas – here are the top 10 “I want, I want, I want” toys, plus my tips on how to buy them for as little as possible. OK, hold onto your reindeer antlers. I’m talking about Christmas – in July. I’ve just come...

How to slash the cost of your daily cuppa

Love your daily caffeine kick but loathe the expense that comes with it? Here are my top tips on how you can cut the cost of your daily cuppa without having to make it yourself – or worse – go without.  My boyfriend buys a fancy coffee from the train station into work every single morning which costs him...

Pimm’s v Jeeves

The sun’s out and Wimbledon’s on. This can only mean one thing – ding-ding-ding! It’s time for an alcoholic fruit-based punch taste test. Although I love Pimm’s as a true bargain hunter I hate having to pay over the odds for it, so I recruited my MSE colleagues to  try out Lidl’s cheaper version to see if...