'Ok, Google': Google Home MoneySaving tips & tricks

If 2001: A Space Odyssey didn't put you off robots for life, chances are you'll have heard of Google Home, and if not, you might be aware of other smart speakers or 'robot assistants' – like Amazon's Alexa.

Following on from our popular Amazon Echo 'Alexa' hacks, in this guide I'll show you how to save money on Google Home devices, as well as a few MoneySaving tricks you can ask Google to do for you.

School uniform MoneySaving hacks

As the start of a new school year looms (though many in Scotland are already back), now’s the time you’re probably thinking about your child’s school uniform needs.

Get a ‘build your own’ beauty box where you choose the contents for £15 delivered

Sometimes, you do want to try an expensive brand to see if it lives up to the hype, but going out and buying the full-size product without knowing if you’ll like it sends chills down a MoneySaver’s spine. Beauty boxes have a tendency to contain some products you’ll use and others you won’t, as you rarely get to choose what’s inside. This one’s different…

Extra 10% off ‘past best-before’ groceries code – save money and help fight food waste - EXPIRED

If you're looking to stock the cupboards with non-perishable foods (think tins and jars), did you know you don't have to hunt for yellow stickers in the supermarket? You can go online to Approved Food and get ‘past best-before’ groceries delivered to your door in bulk...

Remember: ‘Best-before’ is not the same as ‘use-by’ – more on the difference below – so with this deal you'll stop perfectly edible food going to waste, and hopefully save money as well.

Trick to get £45 of No7 beauty products for £10 in Boots stores

Here's a trick to bag £45-worth of Boots No7 beauty products for £10 by combining a 'free gift' offer with a coupon in store. Though if you'd rather shop online, don't worry – there's a slightly lesser trick further down where I explain how you can grab £37-worth of No7 for £12 instead.

MSE Update Tue 20 Aug: While both the coupon and offer are due to last till next week, as this has been very popular some stores may have sold out - so you may want to check stock before making a trip.

Fitbit MoneySaving tips & tricks

Fitness trackers and smartwatches have become popular accessories over the last few years. These days, they’re a lot more than a posh pedometer, but with increasing features have come increasing price tags – with some costing up to £250.

Get £20+ off shopping at Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Waitrose & more with these online codes

Saving money with coupons is great, but the printable kind are only good for people who shop in store – as they don’t tend to be accepted online. What you need is an ‘e-coupon’ or code, and at the moment there are plenty to choose from…