Ikea MoneySaving tips & hacks

If you’ve shopped at Ikea, you’ll know how easily costs can add up when you pop in for a specific item and leave hours later with a car full of cacti and scented candles. So here are our tips to make your Ikea visits more efficient – and cheaper – including freebies, shortcuts and how to ‘try before you buy’.

How I earned £75+ of coupons and freebies in one evening

As I’m still in hospital battling Crohn’s Disease, I’ve been taking some time off from terrorising the supermarket till staff with my usual stacks of coupons… but what I have been doing is collecting them up for when I’m back on my feet. Nothing gets between the Coupon Kid and his coupons! As you may already know,...

How you can bag a FREE Carluccio’s breakfast on Saturday (31 Mar)

It’s not quite breakfast in bed, but you can go out and get a totally free brekkie this weekend, and won’t even have to get dressed. On Sat 31 Mar, Italian restaurant chain Carluccio’s is offering any dish from its breakfast menu – including vegetarian and vegan options – totally free to anyone who dines in, but,...

Spend £25 on board games, get a £20 Pizza Express voucher

Pizza and board games – what more could you need? With this deal, you can bag yourself a ‘free’ meal out by spending £25 on board games (which could be stashed away for birthday presents or Christmas). From now until Sunday (25 Mar), by buying selected board games at Tesco Direct*, you can earn 500-1,000 bonus Clubcard...

£1.50 prosecco trick (minimum six bottles, normally £6 each)

It’s BACK… Sainsbury’s is once again running different promotions which you can combine – known as code stacking – to get a corking deal on bottles of fizz. Until Mon 2 Apr, newbies to Sainsbury’s* online can effectively get prosecco from £1.50 to £3ish a bottle (norm £6-£10), though you have to buy six. Even existing Sainsbury’s shoppers, both...

Aged 26 to 30? Show an avocado to get one third off Virgin Trains West Coast tickets

If you were one of the ‘millennials’ who missed out on a 26-30 Railcard, then there’s a fruity way that you can still get a third off rail fares on Virgin Trains until Tuesday. Earlier this week, an initial 10,000 26-30 Railcards were offered as part of a nationwide trial and sold out within 12 hours. As...

McDonald’s Monopoly 2018 – Tips to boost your chances of a win

McDonald’s Monopoly is back for 2018! An annual tradition for some, it’s a tasty way to win a free bite to eat or – if you’re lucky – something bigger (I’m just gutted I can’t take part this year due to my ongoing battle with Crohn’s Disease). It’s essentially a prize draw, where you collect stickers from...

Long term illness/disease? How to cut the costs

I have first-hand experience that saving money while trying to manage a health condition can be a challenge. Forever mounting costs can also add unwanted stress, which can slow down the road to recovery. Ever since I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease four years ago, I’ve been prescribed (and paid for) countless different drugs each month, tried infinite pricey specialist...