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...

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 its '£9' real Christmas treefurniture 'buy back' scheme, where to find ex-display or slightly damaged bargains, and how to get free tea and coffee.

Psssst! ‘SECRET’ Office & Schuh outlets flogging cheap, slightly blemished shoes. Plus an EXTRA 20% off code

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?

Meerkat trick: Spend £1 to get 2for1 at cinemas AND thousands of restaurants for a year

Meerkat Movies and Meals gets you 2for1 at cinemas on Tuesdays or Wednesdays and at thousands of restaurants on Sundays to Thursdays (plus other discounts on takeaways etc) FOR A YEAR when you buy a qualifying product via comparison website Compare The Market.

And we’ve a trick to get it for about £1...

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.

50+ beauty dupes for big brands including Charlotte Tilbury, 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.

McDonald's MoneySaving hacks

Many McDonald's restaurants are now back open for eat in, takeaway and delivery so we've updated our guide with current ways you can save – though I must stress, please eat responsibly.

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 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...

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...