12 FREE ways to learn something new at home

Lockdown may be easing, but many of us are likely still staying home a lot more than usual. We've heard from MoneySavers looking to use this time as an opportunity to develop new skills or broaden their knowledge  so we've rounded-up some free ways to learn something new at home.

Amazon Warehouse – get returned items or mildly damaged products for knock-down prices

Ever wonder where your purchased goods go when you return them? It may be news to you that Amazon has its own little Aladdin's cave, full of preowned, used or open box products, all for a discounted price. MoneySavers rave about it, but can one customer's return really be someone else's treasure?

Get paid to recycle old clothes and shoes, eg, £5 off at M&S, Schuh and H&M

Recycle Week may be over (Mon 21–Sun 27 Sep), but it's still 'Second-hand September', reminding us to check if we can buy items second-hand via charity shops, eBay, apps, or from each other before buying 'fast-fashion' to help protect the environment. But the reality is, clothes and shoes do wear out, so how do we sustainably dispose of items we can no longer use?

24-piece cruelty-free make-up bundle for £34 delivered (£150ish bought separately) – incl beauty dupes for Urban Decay, Tarte, Ciaté & more

In May and June, we featured Lottie London sets that saved you over 70% by switching from big make-up brands to their designer dupes, and they were extremely popular, selling out in just a few hours. As some MoneySavers stocking up for birthdays and Christmas missed out, we've Blagged a deal on the biggest set for dupes yet. Read on especially if you're a fan of Urban Decay Naked Heat eyeshadow palette, Tarte blusher, Anastasia Beverly Hills contour sticks or Ciaté lip colours...

'Free' £2ish Lindt chocolate for Shopmium cashback app newbies

Free food is my favourite kind of food, and who can say no to free chocolate? With more of us now opting to do our supermarket shop online, many have struggled to save as much without coupons and yellow sticker bargains. However, there's a free cashback app which gets you weekly supermarket discounts and freebies, whether you're shopping in-store or online – and to sweeten the deal, we've blagged a 'free' £2ish Lindt choc for new users.

FREE in-person or virtual visits to 3,000+ hidden property gems

You can get FREE access either in person or online to many sites and tourist attractions in England from Fri 11 Sep to Sun 20 Sep as part of Heritage Open Days – an annual event now in its 26th and possibly strangest year – and similar events are happening elsewhere in the UK this month… 

£270ish of Ciaté beauty products for £50 delivered

Beauty bundles can be a great way to save money on your favourite brands, or try new products without having to shell out full-price. They're also a brilliant way to shop for presents, as you can split up a bundle to make your own beauty boxes or hampers to gift, and this 21-piece set is no exception.

9 Boots tips & tricks incl £40ish No7 mascara for £10

Boots is a high street stalwart and always popular with MoneySavers. Whether you're a fan of big brands, No7, or even just a sandwich, we've been busy filling our boots with deals to bring you nine ways to save right now so you can bag some Boots bargains.

SOLD OUT: £50ish of men's grooming products for £20

If you go online to beauty and skincare retailer Latest in Beauty, you can get its 'Ultimate Men's Grooming Box' for £20 delivered, when you enter the MSE Blagged code LIBMEN20 at the checkout. 

Trick to get £43 of No7 for £11.50 (was £117 of No7 beauty products for £20) online via deals stacking – NOW ENDED

Here's a trick to bag £43 of No7 make-up for £11.50 (it was previously £117 for £20) online by stacking deals, a 'free gift' offer, and an online coupon code, but you'll have to be quick as this deals stack can only be done till 11.59pm on Wed 12 Aug. If you'd rather shop in store, don't worry – there's another trick further down where I explain how you can grab £50ish of No7 for £12 instead.