McDonald’s hacks, eg, FREE hot drink and DIY Big Mac

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…

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.

Nectar hack: Spend £12 at Sainsbury’s and get £9 back in points this bank holiday weekend

This Nectar promotion for new and existing customers involves a bit of work, but will send tingles down the spines of point collectors everywhere...

Instagram your Frankie & Benny’s meal to get 50% off

If you’re like me, when food arrives at your table, you don’t have time to take a picture before eating… it’s gone in two seconds! Yet with this deal, you want to hold off before tucking in.

Pay £1, get up to 50p off most Costa, Pret & Starbucks drinks EVERY time

Many of us regularly reach for a cup of coffee or tea to give us a caffeine boost, but if you’re out and about the cost of this can quickly mount up.

£5 for THREE Ristorante pizzas, garlic bread and 1.5L of Pepsi - NO coupons needed!

Just one takeaway pizza and a side can easily set you back £10, even with a 50% off code, but with this £5 deal you get THREE pizzas to eat at home plus extras...

Cheap post-Easter chocs, eg, 16p Creme Eggs, £1.50 large Mars egg – can you find ’em?

Easter and the four-day weekend is over, but you can cheer yourself up with some cracking deals on Easter chocolate as many retailers have now slashed prices to flog off any unsold Easter stock. The MSE Deals team has spotted 16p Creme Eggs at Lidl, £1.50 large Mars eggs at Asda and more tasty treats.

12 Nando's hacks, incl 1.8 million unclaimed freebies, £5 off a meal for two

In recent years, Nando's has become one of the nation's favourite restaurants - but as Nando's discounts tend to be quite rare, cutting the cost of your chicken 'n' chips fix isn't easy. So hopefully these tricks can help you save a few quid.

Free 'zero waste' lunch for Londoners at pop-up café

'Waste not, want not' is the mantra for many a MoneySaver, and a pop-up 'zero-waste' café in London will be serving meals made from ingredients that would otherwise be thrown away for 'Stop Food Waste Day'.

Meerkat trick: Spend £1ish to get 2for1 at cinemas AND restaurants for a year

Meerkat Movies* gets you 2for1 at cinemas and now restaurants too FOR A YEAR when you buy via comparison website Compare The Market.

And we’ve a trick to get it for £1ish...