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

Nothing beats the feeling of a new pair of shoes, but how quickly this can 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?

New Meerkat trick: Spend £1ish to get 2for1 at 1,000s of restaurants AND 2for1 cinema tickets for a year

The newly-launched Meerkat Meals* gets you 2for1 restaurant meals for a year when you buy a qualifying product via Compare The Market. What's more, you'll also get the popular Meerkat Movies* deal, giving you 2for1 cinema tickets on Tuesdays or Wednesdays for a year – and we’ve a trick to get all of this for £1ish…

MoneySaving Ikea hacks – incl store shortcuts and half-price truck delivery

If you’ve shopped at Ikea, you’ll know only too well how easily costs can add up when you pop in for a specific item and leave several hours later with a car boot full of cacti and scented candles. So here are our top tips to make your Ikea visits more efficient and cheaper – including freebies, store shortcuts, dodging queues and how you can ‘try before you buy’.

Get 20% off Odeon, Pizza Express, New Look and Gap gift cards, then stack with other offers

Until Sun 19 Aug, you can get 20% off selected Odeon, Pizza Express, New Look and Gap gift cards at Tesco stores (find your nearest*), subject to availability. The discount will be applied automatically at the checkout and there are no refunds available on in-store purchases, or you can buy the gift cards online at Tesco*, though you’ll incur a delivery charge.

McDonald’s food hack – Spend 59p, get Big Mac & fries for £1.99 again and again

This handy McDonald’s ‘hack’ is a way to get a Big Mac and regular fries for £1.99 (norm £4ish) every time you go into McDonald’s…

Pay £1, get up to 50p off most Costa, Pret & Starbucks drinks EVERY time

Many of us regularly reach for a cup of coffee or tea to give us a caffeine boost, but if you’re out and about the cost of this can mount up.

Some drinks in life are free. How I managed to get £30 of free drinks (you can too)

National Pub Fortnight is coming up (20 Jul - 5 Aug), and, in case you didn't know, there are 1,000s of pubs lining up to hand you a totally free drink.

With an offer like that, who could resist?

How to get FREE cat treats and other MeowneySaving pet tips

Cats are notorious for being picky. Chances are, if you buy that new food on offer your kitty won't eat it – but what if you could try it free? I asked my cat MSE Pudding to test some Meow-neySavingExpert tips, including free cat treats, food, and coupons, and we're listing her purr-furred options below.

EXPIRED: Stream music with no ads free for 6 months

Feel like you’ve exhausted all the 30-day free music streaming trials? You might want to look at rapper Jay-Z’s music service, Tidal, which currently offers a whopping six months of free music without ads for new customers...

So even if you’ve got 99 problems, ad-free music needn’t be one of them.

How to eat for 'FREE' in the Ikea restaurant

Buying something from Ikea? If you pop into a store between now and Friday 27 July, you and everyone you're with can eat in the restaurant for 'free'.