Psssst! ‘SECRET’ Office & Schuh outlets flogging cheap, slightly blemished shoes

Nothing beats the feeling of a new pair of shoes, but this can quickly turn into heartache if they get scuffed the first time you wear them. So why not save yourself the misery (and some dosh) with a pair that isn't quite immaculate in the first place?

How kids can earn a Blue Peter badge to bag free entry to 200+ attractions

When you think about Blue Peter, whatever your age, its highly coveted pin badges probably spring to mind. You might assume they're hard to get hold of, but actually, with a bit of effort, kids can earn a badge fairly easily...

50+ beauty dupes for big brands including Huda Beauty, Benefit & Urban Decay

At MSE, we’ve challenged you to ‘downshift’ your grocery shop for years (check our Downshifting Guide), but you can also save on make-up and beauty products by downshifting from brands to much cheaper ‘dupes’ – lookalike products, where often even the packaging is similar to the expensive brand.

LAST OOOOORDERS! The deadlines for free and cheap delivery before Christmas

If you’re shopping online for gifts, the deadline for ordering to get ’em in time for Christmas may be sooner than you think. Get it wrong and instead of presents under the tree, they could be held hostage at a courier firm’s out-of-town depot… To help avoid this, retailers now give their own final cut-off dates for orders you want...

How to get FREE cat treats and other MeowneySaving pet tips

Cats are notorious for being picky. Chances are, if you buy that new food on offer your kitty won't eat it – but what if you could try it free? I asked my cat MSE Pudding to test some Meow-neySavingExpert tips, including free cat treats, food, and coupons, and we're listing her purr-furred options below.

10 'cheapy' Nando's MoneySaving tips & hacks

If you've been craving a cheeky Nando's, you can make some peri nice savings whether you're happy enough to dine out, or you want to order to eat at home.

How to get 50ish FREE Caffè Nero drinks a year by stacking TWO offers

Live or work near a Caffè Nero? Listen up… There’s a way you can get 50+ hot drinks on the house each year by combining separate offers (known as ‘stacking’). It’ll work on most coffees, hot chocolate and tea – it’s all about the free tea in my eyes – and could be a lifesaver on those days when a...

How to bag a FREE £17.50 lipstick and a face mask, and other skincare rewards for recycling

Most of us want to do our bit to help the planet, yet beauty products often come in packaging that isn't easily recycled. You might not know, however, that a few big brands will reward you with FREEBIES for returning your empty containers...

Some drinks in life are free. How I managed to get £35 of free drinks (and you can too)

It's National Pub Fortnight until Sun 4 Aug, and in case you didn't know, there are 1,000s of pubs lining up to hand you a totally FREE drink. With an offer like that, who could resist?

Freebies at festivals - free Aussie styling at Lovebox & Latitude

If you've already got a ticket to Lovebox, Latitude or Electric Picnic festivals then you'll be pleased to know you can grab some freebies while you're there to offset the price of the ticket. See our Cheap Festivals guide if you'd like to see free festivals and more tips & tricks.