Save money and waste less making your own ice lollies

Children of the 80s will remember the highlight of summer was when the make-your-own ice lollies mould came out of storage. But they were bulky, hard to clean, and took ages to freeze, so - wanting to avoid plastic packaging - I've taken a look at more modern examples.

Some drinks in life are free. How I managed to get £35 of free drinks (and you can too)

It's National Pub Fortnight until Sun 4 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?

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 freebies, shortcuts and how to ‘try before you buy’.

How many giant cola bottles in 100g? This and other important pick & mix questions answered...

These days, pick & mix tends to be sold in cups at a fixed price rather than weighed out in a bag - so you pay the same no matter how tightly you pack the sweet treats inside. Yet for traditionalists, there's usually an option to pay 'per 100g', which I think begs the question: where are the weighing scales?

£85 of No7 beauty for £30 in 'Beauty Vault' set

It was popular last year, and this week it's back - with an even greater amount of No7 beauty products inside, and you can get your hands on it from Wednesday 17th July online and in Boots stores...

Burger King hacks including £2.90 off a 'Bacon Double Cheeseburger' every time

If Burger King takes the crown as your favourite fast food joint (or is one of them), then we've a right royal rundown of tips and tricks to help make sure you don't pay a whopper of a price...

Festival eco-MoneySaving – How I saved on my ticket by picking up other people's discarded cups

We’ve all seen reports of how bad for the environment festivals can be, and tickets to the biggest UK events don't come cheap. Luckily, there are some dead easy ways you can help the environment and reduce waste while cutting the cost of your festival ticket in the process...

How to bag FREE £5 at Body Shop, £17.50 lipstick, and other skincare rewards for recycling

Most of us want to do our bit to help the planet, yet beauty products often come in packaging that isn't easily recycled. You might not know, however, that a few big brands will reward you with FREEBIES for returning your empty containers...

Get a cinema ticket and two packs of sweets for £2

It can sometimes feel like you need to remortgage to afford a trip to the cinema nowadays, but there’s a blockbuster deal to save you a lot of moolah.

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 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.