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.

McDonald's MoneySaving hacks

Many McDonald's are back open for takeaway, delivery, and dining in. It's not quite the experience we were used to pre-lockdown, so we've updated our guide, outlining some of the changes when eating in at McDonald's, plus ways you can save.

9 'cheapy' Nando's MoneySaving tips & hacks

If you've been craving a cheeky Nando's, you can make some peri nice savings whether you feel safe enough to dine out (and local restrictions in your area allow it), or you want to order to eat at home. 

10 ways to get FREE modern & classic e-books, digital comics & audiobooks

Grabbing a cuppa and sitting down to read a book, or listening to an audio version, is a great way to pass the time. Whether you're a seasoned bookworm or you've just recently immersed yourself into the world of literature while spending more time at home, there are a whole host of online ways to easily help you enjoy both modern and classic e-books, digital comics, and audiobooks for free.

Beauty Downshift Challenge – Is it worth ditching brands for cheaper ‘dupes’ to save up to 90%?

At MSE, we’ve challenged you to ‘downshift’ your grocery shop for years (check our Downshifting Guide), but you can also save on make-up and beauty products by downshifting from brands to much cheaper ‘dupes’ – lookalike products, where often even the packaging is similar to the expensive brand.

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...

Psssst! ‘SECRET’ Office & Schuh outlets flogging cheap, slightly blemished shoes - eg, £21 Puma trainers (norm £62)

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?

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… 

Ikea MoneySaving tips & hacks

If you’ve shopped at Ikea, you’ll know how easily costs can add up when you pop in for a specific item and leave hours later with a car full of cacti and scented candles. So here are our tips to make your Ikea visits more efficient – and cheaper – including what's in its 'up to 50% off sale', how to ‘try before you buy’, and how to get free missing parts.