Costa, KFC, McDonald's, Nando's & more up to 12.5% off – who is and isn't passing on the recent VAT cut

On 15 Jul, the Government cut VAT to 5% for the hospitality sector including restaurants, cafes and pubs till 12 Jan 2021. This has led to many big chains such as KFC, McDonald's, Costa, and Nando's slashing prices – so we've canvassed 21 big eateries, coffee shops and pubs to see where you'll save, and if so, by how much.

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.

12 ready meals delivered to your door for £30 (norm £35)

Eating healthily and quickly isn't always easy at the best of times, but being in lockdown with fewer trips to the supermarket can make it harder. Online supermarket deliveries are extremely popular at the moment with many reporting difficulties booking a slot – see our Coronavirus Lockdown guide for the latest info.

Online supermarket shopping codes - best offers this week

If you're looking at getting your shopping in online, there are a few codes out there this week which can be used to bag 'freebies' or money off at Sainsbury's and Tesco, plus there's cashback at other major supermarkets.

Free chocolate for Londoners at pop-up recycling event

Don't be choco-late for this recycling event in London where you can bag free exclusive handmade truffle chocs in exchange for, err, rubbish?!

6 easy FREE drinks to claim in March including beer, G&T, wine & soft drinks

Phew! We've made it to March. Who knew 2020 would be such thirsty work? If you're feeling celebratory – or just really fancy a beer – we've rounded-up some easy ways to bag a totally free drink this month.

How to get 50ish FREE Caffè Nero drinks a year by stacking TWO offers

Live or work near a Caffè Nero? Listen up… There’s a way you can get 50+ hot drinks on the house each year by combining separate offers (known as ‘stacking’). It’ll work on most coffees, hot chocolate and tea – it’s all about the free tea in my eyes – and could be a lifesaver on those days when a...

Fancy chocs with Heinz ketchup were £20 at Fortnum & Mason – so I made my own for £3ish

With Valentine's Day on the way, love is in the air, and so is the pressure to overspend on flowers and chocolate. So when I spotted ultra-posh department store Fortnum & Mason selling boxes of nine chocolate truffles for £20, I set about trying to make my own. Oh, and did I mention they have KETCHUP in them...

MoneySaving vegan meals – save up to 60% vs meat

In my 13+ years of veganism, I've often heard the myth that cooking vegan costs more – but in fact, meat-free meals can be much cheaper to make. I'm no professional chef, but I am a professional MoneySaver and cooking is a big passion of mine, so I'm going to show you some easy family dinner recipes including curry, burgers, and spag bol – with a tasty saving of up to 60% compared to the meat equivalent.

15 easy freebies that anyone can claim this January

Everybody's freeeeee to feel good. Which is why I've rounded up these 15 easy-to-nab freebies to get your year going off with a bang.