NHS and care worker staff freebies & discounts

While everyone's doing their bit during this latest lockdown, it's our NHS staff, emergency services, and healthcare workers who are on the front line dealing with the spread of coronavirus – so I'm once again updating this list of big chains that are now offering freebies and discounts to help NHS staff and care workers (and there are a few that emergency services personnel can get too).

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.

18 FREE ways to relax, feel good & look after yourself during lockdown (and beyond)

There's no doubt about it  these are trying times. As we're all having to adapt, you may find it a struggle to keep on top of your wellbeing, so I'd like to share a few perks that I've discovered. I’m not a doctor or a guru (although you could vouch I'm a MoneySaving guru), just a lady who learnt to appreciate life's simple pleasures, which we can easily forget. Here are some of the ways I look after me for free...

Free ideas to celebrate Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is this Sunday, but for many of us this year will be slightly different than others. Though romance is lovely, over-commercialised pressure to spend isn't. So whether you're with or without your loved ones, I've come up with a list of some free and thoughtful MoneySaving activities you can do together, virtually or in person, with your partner, family or friends.

20 tricks to access 1,000s of free e-books & audiobooks

Lockdown has brought out the bookworm in many of us. And with libraries and bookshops currently off limits for most people, digital books can't be beaten for convenience. So we've updated our 20 easy tricks to access thousands of e-books and audiobooks for free.

Dating at a distance – MSE Becky's four-step MoneySaving plan

Reports suggest there's been a boom in online dating over the past couple of weeks – after all, following your heart needn't take you further than your front door if you can find it on your screen. Virtual dating may seem like something out of an episode of Black Mirror, but since bars, a picnic, or Nando's are off-limits for a date, it's going to be the new norm for many for a little while.

12 FREE ways to learn something new at home

With the majority of the UK back in lockdown again, we're spending most of our time at home. We've heard from MoneySavers looking to use this time as an opportunity to develop new skills or broaden their knowledge  so we've rounded-up some free ways to learn something new at home.

10-piece Lottie London cruelty-free make-up bundle for £19 all-in (£50ish bought separately)

Lottie London make-up sets are extremely popular with MoneySavers and we've blagged a beauty of a deal where you can get a £50ish make-up set for £18.95 delivered (£15 plus £3.95 delivery). 

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

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...

£150 of Ciaté nail polish for £34 all-in

Ciaté made the first ever single-branded beauty Advent calendar, and it's proven popular in previous years. This year, it's come up with a more sustainable version, and we've a Blagged code to get you a discount.