Trick: Get 20% off Monsoon, New Look, iTunes & Pizza Express gift cards now, to use in Jan sales

Gift cards are rarely reduced because stores are afraid that people will take advantage and play the system. We’ve spotted a cracking deal at Tesco, so we’re going to take advantage and play the system… It’s back for 2015! Until Sun 22 Nov, you can get 20% off selected Monsoon, Accessorize, New Look, iTunes, Pizza Express or...

Earn coupons for reviewing supermarket food – I’ve received more than £100-worth

Do you fancy being sent free packs, free coupons and swag from your favourite brands just for giving a review? It’s easy to do and I’ve received more than £100 worth of freebies in two years, using two websites called Tesco Orchard and Bzz agent. They both work in generally the same way and are owned by...

Branded make-up at bargain prices. How to dig out those hidden gems, incl Ciaté, Stila & Nails Inc

You don’t have to be a beauty blogger like Zoella or Tanya Burr to know what looks good on you, but whatever your favourite products are, everyone wants one thing –  to get the best bang for your buck. There are easy ways to find brand-name products at budget prices, and one of them could be right under...

My Bonfire Night shopping haul – how I got £27.30 worth of shopping for £4.68

With Bonfire Night upon us once again, I am throwing a party for me and a few friends (with some cheap fireworks I bought at a local shop). The only thing I was missing, was the food. Getting food for the cheapest I could using coupons was a must for me. Luckily, I had quite a few...

£7.83 champagne trick? Min 6 bottles (RRP £18 each)

Sainsbury’s is currently running three different promotions which you can combine – known as code stacking. So until Sun 8 Nov, newbies to Sainsbury’s* online could effectively get champagne for £7.83 a bottle – though you have to buy at least six. Even if you’re an existing Sainsbury’s online customer, you could still get it for £10.50 a bottle. Corking! Of...

How you can win £100s in prizes via mobile apps

The smartphone has just got smarter. You can now win £100s in prizes by using mobile apps available for iOS and Android. I do most of my comping on my smartphone or tablet now – there are some great prizes to be won, often with just a few taps. Some have won big on these apps –...

15 minutes of fame – how to boost your chances of getting on and winning TV game shows

We all can shout out the answers on the couch at home, but being in the studio doing it for real is very different. Take it from me – I’ve been on a TV game show recently as well as auditioned for others, and it’s not easy. What is easier than you’d think though, is getting ON...

Confessions of a couponer: How I’ve saved £5,000 and fed over 150 people at Christmas for 4p

Jordon Cox, aka The Coupon Kid, now writes for MSE. Here in his first blog he explains how he got into extreme couponing and shares his quirky stories.

How you can grab FREE tickets to The X Factor live shows

The X Factor’s reaching its final knockout stage, where the singers compete in a series of weekly shows filmed at a TV studio in London. If you’re a fan of the show, and watching from the sofa’s not good enough, from this week you can grab tickets to be in the audience watching the finalists battle it out live… There’s...

Amazon Prime Now trick: London or West Midlands postcode gets you £10 off £30 spend (eg, £32 FIFA 16)

If you're buying something from Amazon for £30 or more, until 20 Nov, there's a smart way you might be able to save £10 by using the Amazon Prime Now app.