50+ beauty dupes for big brands including Huda Beauty, Benefit & Urban Decay

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.

£20 off running shoes when you recycle your old ones

If you're a runner, you probably fall into one of two camps - the 'shoes stack' camp, where you rack up multiple pairs, or the 'run in the same shoes until they disintegrate' camp. Either way, you'll be pleased to know you can trade in your stinky sneakers for £20 off a brand new pair. Not only will you save money, but your old shoes won't end end up in landfill, too.

Free or cheap ways to celebrate Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is next Monday and though romance is lovely, over-commercialised pressure to spend isn’t. So I’ve come up with a list of some free and cheap thoughtful MoneySaving activities you can do together with your partner, family or friends.

Veganuary deals & coupons – Papa John's 50% off, free plant-based meat, free £2 pea-protein milk & 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 15 years, I can confidently say there's no time like 2022 to try veganism. To help you save money as well as animals and the planet, I've collated the best restaurant and takeaway deals such as 50% off Papa John's, and supermarket coupons such as free £4 plant-based meat and free £2 pea-protein milk.

Fitbit MoneySaving tips & tricks

Fitness trackers and smartwatches have become popular accessories over the last few years – Martin himself uses a tracker to tally his average 25,437 steps a day. These days, they’re a lot more than a posh pedometer, but with increasing features have come increasing price tags – with some costing up to £280.

14 FREE ways to learn something new

Each year, many of us say we'll commit to a New Year's Resolution, and very often that's to learn a new skill or broaden our knowledge – so we've rounded-up some free ways to learn something new.

Board game deals round-up

Board games are an integral Christmas Day activity for many, as well as a good idea for a gift with plenty of mileage, so we've rounded up the best deals on some of the most popular titles. As some of us may not be able to physically play board games together still this year, we've also suggested how you can adapt a few of the most popular games to play virtually. 

Have yourself a MoneySaving Christmas… starting with the best way 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, and then feel pressure to buy a new one the following year. That's neither sustainable nor MoneySaving, so what can we do about it? I have a few ideas...

Baileys taste test – which own-brand beat the original for taste?

With the 2021 supermarket battle of the Baileys heating up (see £9.50 Baileys at Tesco), here at MSE Towers we wanted to answer the ultimate question: "Are the cheapest Irish Cream alternatives just as good?". There was only one way to find out – a good old fashioned taste test.

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...