How to keep fit for FREE

Getting something totally free is likely to get a true MoneySaver's heart pumping faster than any cardio workout ever could. But, if that's not enough, I've rounded up 20+ ways you can exercise and get fit without spending a penny, both outdoors and at home.

Psssst! ‘SECRET’ Office & Schuh outlets flogging cheap, slightly blemished shoes

Nothing beats the feeling of a new pair of shoes, but this can quickly turn into heartache if they get scuffed the first time you wear them. So why not save yourself the misery (and some dosh) with a pair that isn't quite immaculate in the first place?

How I had a day of FREE food & drink – and you can too

They say there's no such thing as a free lunch, but I'm here to prove otherwise. In fact, it's possible to get a free breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks, if you know where to look. Come along with me on my day of free feasting, and I'll show you how you can do it too.

The MSE chocolate bunny taste test – how do supermarket own-brands compare to Lindt?

The Lindt chocolate bunny is widely regarded as the gold standard of Easter treats, though it's rarely the most MoneySaving bunny-shaped choc – so in classic MSE fashion, this called for a taste test. The team at MSE Towers were all ears when we asked for volunteers to taste cheaper supermarket own-brand chocolate bunny alternatives alongside Lindt. So let's stop rabbiting on and hop to it. 

10 free & cheap ideas to treat Mum on Mother's Day

Mums deserve the world, but treating her this Mother's Day needn't cost it. There are many ways to show her how much you care, but at little expense. We've come up with a list of thoughtful activities so you can spend time, not money, this year including a family games night, a DIY spa day and cooking dinner. 

17 FREE ways to learn something new

If you're looking to learn a new skill or broaden your knowledge, we've rounded up some free ways to learn something new. There are tons of free online and app-based resources that can help you learn and develop new skills in a fun way, from free courses, to tutorials and quizzes – and all can be done from the comfort of home.

Veganuary deals & coupons – 60% off vegan pizza, £1 off vegan cheese, free Soreen banana loaf & more

Veganuary (where people try veganism for January) is like Christmas for vegans as it's when most of the new products and deals launch. As a vegan of over 17 years, I've handpicked the top deals and latest offers to help you save money (as well as animals and the planet). Have a scroll through, or jump to the deals:

LAST OOOOORDERS! The deadlines for free and cheap delivery before Christmas

If you’re shopping online for gifts, the deadline for ordering to get ’em in time for Christmas may be sooner than you think. Get it wrong and instead of presents under the tree, they could be held hostage at a courier firm’s out-of-town depot… To help avoid this, retailers now give their own final cut-off dates for orders you want...

MSE Mince Pie Taste Test 2022

With the festive season in full swing, the Deals Team put their heads together to uncover answers to the true questions of Christmas. No, not Why is my turkey always so dry? or Who writes those terrible Christmas cracker jokes? But Who sells the best mince pies? Is it mince 'pie in the sky' to think that a 99p box could be tastier than one retailing at £12.95? Wait and see. Brandy butter and forks at the ready all, as this is: The MSE Mince Pie Taste Test 2022.

How to bag a cheap, sustainable Christmas jumper... from only £3

Jumpers are for life, not just for Christmas, but most of us only wear our most garish festive get-up for one or two days a year, then feel pressure to buy a new one the following year. That's neither MoneySaving nor good for the planet, so what can we do about it? I have a few ideas...