Save up to 80% on Valentine's Day cards and presents by swapping shop

As The Beatles sang, money can't buy me love... but it can buy Valentine's Day cards and presents if that's your thing. Yet even if you've chosen to give gifts or cards this year, why pay more than you have to? Will you dare to 'downshift' your Valentine, or do you think that idea sounds s-cupid?

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.

Cheap Easter veg offers - incl 1kg of carrots from 9p

If you've got lots of Easter bunnies to feed, you'll need to stock up on vegetables as well as chocolate. S'wede better tell you how to get the best deals...

Cheap post-Easter chocs, eg, 17p Creme Eggs, 50p Cadbury eggs, £2 Lindt bunny – can you find ’em?

Easter and the four-day weekend are over, but you can cheer yourself up with some cracking deals on Easter chocolate. Retailers have now slashed the price of loads of Easter-themed items, meaning you can now grab a 12-pack of Creme Eggs for £2 at Sainsbury’s – effectively 17p per egg – also 25p Malteaster bunnies at Tesco, 50p...

The battle of the shower gels: Which one is truly mint?

Could you tell the difference between fancy Original Source mint shower gel, or a cheaper version that’s nearly the third of the price? I did some testing to find out. There’s a big player in town when it comes to minty shower gel – Original Source. It comes in 250ml bottles and its RRP is £2.20 (although...

Want a beach body? Get 75% off your fitness gear

Sun’s out, guns out! If you’re inclined to hit the pavement or treadmill this summer, don’t waste your cash on gear that’s £60+ elsewhere. You can get similar items for a quarter of the price, including trainers, running jackets, trousers and more. At this time of year I get a spring in my step (spring does that!)....