20 tricks to access 1,000s of free e-books & audiobooks

Lockdown has seen more of us finding escapism or knowledge in a good book. Many purists will prefer to hold a traditional hardback or paperback, but digital books can't be beaten for convenience – and for most of us, visiting a physical library or second-hand book store isn't feasible at the moment. So we've updated our 20 easy tricks to access thousands of e-books and audiobooks for free.

NHS and care worker staff freebies & discounts

While everyone in the country's doing their bit in lockdown 3, it's our NHS staff, emergency services, and healthcare workers who are on the front line dealing with the spread of Covid-19 coronavirus – so I'm once again updating this list of big chains that are now offering freebies and discounts to help NHS staff and care workers (and there are a few that emergency services personnel can get, too).

12 FREE ways to learn something new at home

With the majority of the UK back in lockdown again, we're spending most of our time at home. 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?

£150 of Ciaté nail polish for £34 all-in

Ciaté made the first ever single-branded beauty Advent calendar, and it's proven popular in previous years. This year, it's come up with a more sustainable version, and we've a Blagged code to get you a discount.

Trick gets TWO boxes of £2 Shreddies cereal for 60p - stack £1.50 coupon or cashback with supermarket offer

It's been a while since couponers have seen a high-value new coupon, or been offered a choice between a physical coupon or cashback. So I was excited when I spotted you could get £1.50 off two packs of Nestlé wholegrain cereals, eg, Shreddies, and even more thrilled when I uncovered a clever way to stack it with other offers to bag ‘em as cheap as 30p each – whether shopping in-store or online.

£68ish of No7 make-up for £24

This year's No7 Cosmetics Star Gift from Boots contains £68ish of No7 beauty and skincare products for £24, packaged in a reusable vanity case – see the full contents below.

Update at 12.40pm on 12 Nov: Stock went for a short while but has now been replenished – the set is available again online.

Waiting list now closed: Soap & Glory bath set – join waiting list for early access and 10% off to make it £78 worth for £27

Update at 9am on Mon 9 Nov: The waiting list is now closed.

Soap & Glory's Christmas Star Gift lands at Boots this month, but those who join the waiting list (now open) get two benefits: they can get it a day early, which reduces the risk of it selling out, and they can get 10% off. 

'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 virtual globe-trotting, tours & experiences

We may be stuck indoors for the time being but that doesn't mean we can't broaden our horizons beyond our living room walls, because let's face it, there's only so many thousand-piece jigsaws you can do, and Netflix series you can watch. While we aren’t able to physically travel the globe at the moment, there are ways to do it virtually – and for free.