How I made a £35 Christmas hamper with the ‘wow’ of a Fortnum & Mason one (and you could do it for even less)

‘Tis the season to fill trolleys, and when Christmas bells ring and shop tills ding it's very easy to find yourself tempted to overspend. So when I decided to give hampers as gifts this year, I set myself the challenge of assembling a Champagne-style selection on a Prosecco budget...

13 cheapy Nando's MoneySaving hacks

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.

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…

10 KFC MoneySaving tricks

I’ve already brought you tricks and hacks for some of its hottest fast food rivals, but now it’s KFC’s turn in the spotlight and I’ve uncovered 10 MoneySaving top tips that I hope are going to help you save a clucking fortune.

Burger King hacks including 'free' kids meal & £2.90 off a 'Bacon Double Cheeseburger' every time

If Burger King takes the crown as your favourite fast food joint (or is one of them), then we've a right royal rundown of tips and tricks to help make sure you don't pay a whopper of a price...

Wetherspoon pubs MoneySaving tips & tricks

Giant pub chain Wetherspoon is popular with those wanting cheap drinks and no-fuss food at a decent price. Many of its 900+ pubs are housed in grandiose buildings steeped in history  and let's not forget those jazzy (some might say garish) carpets which are so renowned, they have their own Instagram page.

Extra 10% off ‘past best-before’ groceries code – save money and help fight food waste - EXPIRED

If you're looking to stock the cupboards with non-perishable foods (think tins and jars), did you know you don't have to hunt for yellow stickers in the supermarket? You can go online to Approved Food and get ‘past best-before’ groceries delivered to your door in bulk...

Remember: ‘Best-before’ is not the same as ‘use-by’ – more on the difference below – so with this deal you'll stop perfectly edible food going to waste, and hopefully save money as well.

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.

Some drinks in life are free. How I managed to get £35 of free drinks (and you can too)

It's National Pub Fortnight until Sun 4 Aug, and in case you didn't know, there are 1,000s of pubs lining up to hand you a totally FREE drink. With an offer like that, who could resist?

How many giant cola bottles in 100g? This and other important pick & mix questions answered...

These days, pick & mix tends to be sold in cups at a fixed price rather than weighed out in a bag - so you pay the same no matter how tightly you pack the sweet treats inside. Yet for traditionalists, there's usually an option to pay 'per 100g', which I think begs the question: where are the weighing scales?