Free chocolate for Londoners at pop-up recycling event

Don't be choco-late for this recycling event in London where you can bag free exclusive handmade truffle chocs in exchange for, err, rubbish?!

How to bag Debenhams ‘Beauty Club’ freebies

Everyone loves a freebie, and high-end beauty products are often a bit too pricey to pick up something brand new just in case you hate it. Free samples are a great way to 'try before you buy', and Debenhams 'Beauty Club' is one of my favourite sources of freebies.

6 easy FREE drinks to claim in March including beer, G&T, wine & soft drinks

Phew! We've made it to March. Who knew 2020 would be such thirsty work? If you're feeling celebratory – or just really fancy a beer – we've rounded-up some easy ways to bag a totally free drink this month.

Shampoo & Shower Gel Downshift Challenge – Is it worth ditching brands for cheaper ‘dupes’?

When buying shampoo, you can always find deals that'll bring down the cost - but often you can save a lot more by switching to 'dupes', which are cheap products deliberately designed to look the same, smell the same and work as well as a more expensive brand. Only if you're willing to try them...

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.

McDonald's MoneySaving hacks

There are hundreds of McDonald’s hacks articles online – usually all about merging multiple menu items to form ghastly new creations that’d make a MoneySaver's eyes water long before their mouth does. So I decided to think up a few of my own…

How to borrow books FREE for as long as you like - even if you don't live near a library

If you're not lucky enough to live near a council-funded library, locally-organised book swapping stations known as a 'Little Free Library' have started popping up all over the country. Here I'll tell you more about what they are, how to use them and how you can find one near you - or even set one up yourself.

What's the best £1 you've ever spent? From a corner sofa on eBay to a box of fish fingers that won a wedding dress, I asked what MoneySavers did with a quid

Recently, I went all out and decided to buy a battery-powered milk frother for £1. This small exchange of my small change booked me a one-way ticket to frothy town, and I've floated around since in a bubbly, silky, oat milk heaven. I turned to my editor and said: "I think that's the best £1 I've ever spent."

How to get 50ish FREE Caffè Nero drinks a year by stacking TWO offers

Live or work near a Caffè Nero? Listen up… There’s a way you can get 50+ hot drinks on the house each year by combining separate offers (known as ‘stacking’). It’ll work on most coffees, hot chocolate and tea – it’s all about the free tea in my eyes – and could be a lifesaver on those days when a...

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’.