Boots trick... Get £80+ of beauty products for £20

Until Wed 11 Sep, Boots* has a deal where if you buy £20 of selected beauty products in store or online, you get a free 'Beauty Edit' box with contents worth £37 individually.

£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...

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.

Follow the yellow stick(er) road – reductions in places you might not expect

Seasoned MoneySavers will know all about yellow sticker reductions – where supermarkets reduce short-dated food at the end of the day – and the times their local supermarket starts slashing prices… but did you know you can grab clearance foods outside the ‘big-four’ supermarkets? We’ve looked at this before, and it’s clear there are big bargains to be...

Up to £56 of make-up for less than £20, eg, No7, Max Factor & Essie.

As we come to ‘the most wonderful time of the year’, you might be thinking about presents and Christmas parties so make-up and gifts may well be on your mind. What if I told you that by maximising ‘gift with purchase’ offers you can bag as much as £56-worth of beauty products for less than £20? I’ve rounded...

Beauty advent calendars out now – incl £35 for £250ish of beauty products with £35 spend at M&S

Beauty advent calendars, though significantly pricier than their chocolate alternative, have in recent years proved increasingly popular. Some have already begun to sell out – so we’re starting to round up some of the best we’ve seen. Now, obviously they’re marketed as advent calendars but we prefer to view them as a means of grabbing beauty items you’d buy anyway...

Trick to get £150ish of No7 beauty products for £39… and more super savings via beauty advent calendars

We know it’s getting close to opening advent calendars, but these beauty versions – crammed with cosmetics rather than chocolate – can be a great trick to stock up on £150+ worth of beauty items for under £40. While they’re obviously marketed as calendars, we prefer them as a means of grabbing beauty items you’d buy anyway at a...

EXPIRED – Boots trick: Get £27.50 of Sanctuary Spa products for £10

We’ve uncovered a ‘promo stacking’ trick to get £15 of Sanctuary Spa travel miniatures and a £12.50 gift set for just £10. Boots currently has two promotions on and if you shop right to trigger both of them then you can, hmm, clean up.  MSE update 12pm Fri 6th Jan: We’ve had reports that some of the miniatures on the...

The top ten toys your kids will want for Christmas and where they are on sale

Now’s the time to get the top toys before the Christmas rush begins and prices inflate. Argos and Boots have a 3for2 sale which includes most of these toys. I’m sure you’ve seen chaotic news footage in the past; hundreds of people pushing and shoving in toy-stores to get their hands on a Cabbage Patch Doll or...

Find a hunk & get a free bottle of Diet Coke

You can get yourself a free 500ml bottle of Diet Coke at Boots stores – just look out for the word “hunk” on special bottles (the topless hunk’s not included, unfortunately). If you’re passing a Boots, see if you can find a 500ml Diet Coke bottle with the word “hunk” written on it.  Named after the handsome...