Beauty Downshift Challenge – Is it worth ditching brands for cheaper ‘dupes’?

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

How to get a £6 box of chocolates for free

I can’t think of many things better than free chocolate. It’s a super-satisfying freebie, especially if it makes you feel less guilty about eating it.

McDonald's Monopoly 2019 - When does it start and tips for boosting your chances of winning

An annual tradition for some (including me), McDonald’s Monopoly is a tasty way to win a free bite to eat or – if you’re lucky – something bigger. And it's back for 2019…

Trick: Get 20% off gift cards to stack with offers. Eg, works on Gap 40% off, 10 cinema tickets for £20

I love a bit of stacking. I’m not talking about supermarket shelves or my ironing pile at home… I’m talking stacking discounts on top of each other to grab an ultra-bargain. And you can do that right now with this trick…

Tesco magazine: March coupons, incl F&F clothing and gluten-free bread

The free March Tesco Magazine is out, and like last month, I’ve done the hard work for you to find out what’s a good deal and what isn’t.

Unlock pub & restaurant savings just by popping down the road, eg, Wetherspoon 38% less, Harvester 14% less

If you live near a couple of the same restaurant chain, believe it or not, you could pay as much as 38% extra for the same food from the same chain, compared with another branch less than half a mile away. Yet this is only based on the small sample I've been looking at recently, so there could be even bigger savings out there...

75p Easter Eggs at Tesco (norm £1.50)

Easter may be weeks away, but that's not going to stop shops piling shelves high with chocolate eggs. And if you're buying early, here's an egg-cellent deal that could save you shelling out later on (but only if you can resist eating them).

How to grab a FREE Greggs sausage roll if you’re in London this Friday

We all love a good Friday freebie, and this week, hungry Londoners can get their hands on a free Greggs sausage roll - including the elusive vegan kind that's caused quite a stir - but they may run out quickly, and if so, you've gotta roll with it.

£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.

Tesco magazine: February coupons, incl Burt’s Bees lip balm, Walkers Baked crisps

As a couponer, something that excites me every month is page three... of the free in-store Tesco magazine. It's honestly like a mini Christmas for me, opening up the mag to see what coupons are inside.