Unemployed? Get your interview outfit dry cleaned for free

High street chain Timpson is offering free dry cleaning to the unemployed – if you need an outfit for a job interview. You don’t need a voucher for this, just ask at the counter to get the deal. Timpson confirmed you can get any number of clothing items dry cleaned for free as long as it’s for an interview. Find...

Tip: Don’t pay for Kindle books you can get for FREE!

If you trawl Amazon’s e-book store, you’ll find hundreds of out-of-copyright classics available completely free of charge as digital downloads… But wait a minute. There are usually paid-for (often identical) duplicates, and these might come up first in your search results. So, remember to look down the list and take a leaf out of MSE’s book – don’t pay for owt you...

Can you find super-cheap post-Christmas chocolates? 50p After Eights, Ferrero Rocher and more

Now the festive season is over, both supermarkets and other retailers are slashing prices and Christmas chocolates and sweets are being sold off at a fraction of the price. When it’s gone, it’s gone though, so go quick if you want to stock up. If banning chocolate wasn’t one of your New Year’s resolutions (don’t worry, it...

Mince pie taste test

Here at MSE Towers we always like to go the extra mile for our users, so our team of ‘pie-entists’ did a three-stage analysis on eight selected mince pies to bring you a winner this Christmas. The look, pastry and filling were the key areas and all pies were given a star rating and marked out of...

How two can eat out for £5ish

Have you got an Amex credit card and a Tastecard? Do you fancy a romantic meal for two (or even one) for about a fiver?  Try this nifty trick to eat out at independent restaurants for bargain prices. Amex is currently running a ‘Shop Small’ promotion, ending on Sunday 21 December, paying you £5 cashback when you spend...

Sniff out the best perfume gift set deals this Christmas

Buying perfume this Christmas? Well, the value of buying perfume gift sets containing extra smellies, rather than bottles individually isn’t something to turn your nose up at. Along with the perfumes themselves, these gift sets contain scented bubble baths and body or hand creams at little, or no extra cost. These items can soon stack up –...

Challenge: decorate your Christmas tree for £5

It’s easy to get carried away and spend too much money at Christmas. Like stuffing ourselves with mince pies and watching rubbish telly, it’s part of the tradition for many of us, but it doesn’t have to be. So I set myself the challenge of decorating our office Christmas tree for £5. The first place I thought...

‘Free’ Starbucks Latte with £2.50 bag of coffee

If the daily grind is getting to you and you feel like you’ve got a latte problems and the price of takeaway coffee makes you say ‘What the Frapp?!’, then you need to give this free Starbucks latte deal a shot. (Sorry, I just love coffee puns.) After spotting hmgr’s thread in the MSE forum told us...

Introducing… The MSE Christmas Deals Predictor

It’s not exactly a trade secret that Christmas tends to be a busy time for high street retailers. In order to compete for your hard-earned pounds, many stores save some of their strongest offers of the year for this six-week period before Santa arrives. For the second year running, we have tried to predict what the best...

EXPIRED – Trick: Get 20% off H&M, Pizza Express, Monsoon & Accessorize gift cards now, to use in Jan sales

Gift cards are rarely reduced because stores are afraid that people will take advantage and play the system. We’ve spotted a cracking deal at Tesco, so we’re going to take advantage and play the system! Until Sun 23 Nov, you can get 20% off selected Monsoon, Accessorize, H&M or Pizza Express gift cards IN STORE at Tesco...