Amazon Echo MoneySaving hacks – get Alexa for less

Okay, so it's 2019 and we don't exactly have hoverboards or flying cars, but what we do have is an artificially intelligent companion known as 'Alexa'. In this guide I'll show you how to get an Alexa device such as an Echo cheaply, or if you have one already, how Alexa can bag you some freebies.

Save money and waste less making your own ice lollies

Children of the 80s will remember the highlight of summer was when the make-your-own ice lollies mould came out of storage. But they were bulky, hard to clean, and took ages to freeze, so - wanting to avoid plastic packaging - I've taken a look at more modern examples.

Get a cinema ticket and two packs of sweets for £2

It can sometimes feel like you need to remortgage to afford a trip to the cinema nowadays, but there’s a blockbuster deal to save you a lot of moolah.

Coupon Kid vs Crohn's - Going back under the knife for the last time (I hope!)

Happily, it’s been a while since I posted a blog in this series. I’ve been as fit as a fiddle since my surgery last July. But it’s now time for the final stage of getting me permanently back to good health.

Reusing and recycling nail polish – don’t waste money you’ve already spent

Nail polish isn’t the nicest stuff for the planet, and even though you can now get acetone-free polishes with an environmentally friendly vegan formula, chances are you’ve still got some old bottles hanging around. Did you know you’re not supposed to throw them away, and you can’t recycle the glass without cleaning out the bottles first?

Nectar hack: Spend £12 at Sainsbury’s and get £9 back in points this bank holiday weekend

This Nectar promotion for new and existing customers involves a bit of work, but will send tingles down the spines of point collectors everywhere...

Beware... Littlewoods often charges up to 34% MORE than Very.co.uk for the SAME item

Littlewoods and Very.co.uk are both essentially online 'department stores' and they're owned by the same parent company, Shop Direct. The two sites look very similar, and while the product ranges aren't always identical, there's a lot of crossover. So you can surely buy from either and it makes no difference… right? WRONG!

Instagram your Frankie & Benny’s meal to get 50% off

If you’re like me, when food arrives at your table, you don’t have time to take a picture before eating… it’s gone in two seconds! Yet with this deal, you want to hold off before tucking in.

Why it pays to sign up to a retailer's loyalty scheme or newsletter to unlock 'hidden' extras

We all want to make our money go further, and signing up for retailers’ loyalty schemes or newsletters can be a great way to do this and even earn yourself ‘free’ money. However, did you know there’s often more to these schemes than earning points?

Get 'paid' to walk using free apps

Walking has great value – not just to your health, or to the environment, but also monetary value. This is because there are a plethora of free apps (or ones you can use if you have certain health/life insurance plans) that effectively pay you to walk.