Beauty Advent calendars for 2021 including £184 of No7 products for £47

Beauty Advent calendars are significantly pricier than chocolate ones, but they've become increasingly popular in the last few years as a way of bagging beauty products at a fraction of the normal cost. They often sell out early, but can also be heavily discounted later if they don't, so here's a round-up of some of the best I’ve seen.

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

You can get FREE access either in person or online to many historical sites and tourist attractions including Bletchley Park, Tibbermore Church (known as Cranesmuir in the Outlander TV show), and Powis Castle as part of heritage open days across the UK in September.

McDonald's Monopoly 2021 – when it starts and tips for boosting your chances of winning

There are many versions of the classic Monopoly game these days but one that many fast-foodies look forward to each year is McDonald's Monopoly. If you're going to eat under the golden arches or order a McDelivery anyway, the promo can be a fun way to win a 'free' bite to eat, or if you're lucky, something bigger. 

Free or cheap phone charging while you're on the go

With QR codes being used more and more, and some venues starting to require vaccine confirmation for entry, keeping your phone charged up to ensure life runs smoothly has become more important than ever.

Loophole: Get a month's worth of smoothies, frappes, coffee etc at Pret for free

Coffee and sandwich chain Pret a Manger has a subscription service where you can get up to five coffees – or other drinks – a day, for £20 a month. It offers the first month free, and we've checked terms, you could just cancel after you've had that – without paying a penny.

Save £10ish on frozen vegan dinosaurs at Tesco

If you've not heard of Roarsomes, you've probably not been on Instagram lately, as these vegan Quorn nuggets are taking social media by storm. At £2.20 a box, they're a bit pricey, but I've found a clever online deals stack that'll net you eight boxes for £8 – making them £1 each.

10 takeaway and delivery food tips

Where there's a will, there's a takeaway, and right now, staying in is the new going out. Of course, the cheapest way to eat is to cook it (I hear you 'fake-away' fans), but sometimes we just want a treat. If that's you, sink your teeth into this round-up of top takeaway and delivery tips. 

Amazon deals (for some): £7 credit, plus £5 off £20, 'free' £6 etc

Every now and then we see Amazon offering 'free' credit – either by trying out one of its services, such as Amazon Music or Prime Reading, or purchasing its gift cards. This month, we've spotted a few easy ways some Amazon customers can bag credit – we've rounded them up here so you can quickly check if you're eligible.

Beauty Pie – can you ditch the high-end products for cut-price alternatives?

Premium brands such as Mac, Charlotte Tilbury, Estée Lauder, etc are popular among beauty fans, but often come at a price. Beauty Pie is a luxury beauty ‘buyer's club’ that claims to keep quality high and costs low by selling products straight from the lab. But can having a slice of the pie, slice the price on your premium makeup & skincare buying habits?

NOW ENDED: Trick to get £116 of No7 beauty for £30 online by cleverly stacking deals at Boots

MSE Update, Wed 17 Feb at 11.22am: This trick has been very popular and a key element of it – the 'Shimmer All Night' set – has now sold out, which sadly means it's no longer possible to get £116 of No7 for £30. You can now get £40 of No7 beauty for £12 online, plus delivery – it's not as strong a deal, but still decent, and is significantly cheaper.

We've left the original trick below for reference as you may still want to use some of the other offers...

Here's a trick to bag a huge £116 of No7 beauty products for just £30 by stacking deals and a 'free gift' offer – you'll only be able to do this full trick online but it is possible to still get £28 of No7 for £12 in-store. Boots says it has decent stock, but these deals are incredibly popular with MoneySavers and usually go quickly, so don't hang about if you want to do this.