FREE outdoor gyms – could you save £100s a year on gym membership?

Going to the gym to get fitter, healthier and in shape is great, but it comes at a price (and we don’t just mean giving up doughnuts). Before locking yourself into a costly gym membership – typically £120-£720 a year – or if you can’t afford it, consider giving free outdoor gyms a try. There are hundreds...

Coupon Kid released back into the wild after 85 days in hospital

Wow… what is this place? It looks homely, and smells like the Yankee Candles my mum’s always burning. Am I actually home – or is it a dream? Nope, I’m not dreaming. After 85 days of being treated for Crohn’s Disease in hospital, I’m FINALLY FREE. But I’m not out of the woods yet. Far from it....

Long term illness/disease? How to cut the costs

I have first-hand experience that saving money while trying to manage a health condition can be a challenge. Forever mounting costs can also add unwanted stress, which can slow down the road to recovery. Ever since I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease four years ago, I’ve been prescribed (and paid for) countless different drugs each month, tried infinite pricey specialist...

Coupon Kid’s Kryptonite … Crohn’s Disease: Why MSE’s Jordon Cox has suddenly gone quiet (and when he’ll be back)

I guess I have some explaining to do… Hello there! Remember me? That long-haired Coupon Kid, who used to write blogs and pop up in videos for MSE? If you noticed I haven’t posted for a while, or you’ve wondered why you haven’t seen my mug running down to Boots for its 70% off sale, then well...

Trick to save on premium make-up, eg, YSL and Lancôme

Premium make-up from the likes of Benefit and YSL is rarely discounted. However, around this time of the year, you might be able to pick up one of your branded staples with a hefty discount. In the run up to Christmas, lots of make-up gift sets hit the shelves. These are usually made up of one of...

Primark’s £1 false nails – are they any good?

False nail fanatics have been painting the town red with Primark’s £1-£2 stick-on sets, sharing gleaming reviews and polished photos of their budget home manicures on social media. Salon gel or acrylic nails usually cost £20+ for 2-3 weeks wear, so by swapping to Primark’s false nails you could save £100s a year (even if you buy...

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...

Get £18 of shopping for just £9 at Morrisons with these five coupons, incl Lenor & Fairy

With these five coupons, you can make your shopping trip to Morrisons a bit cheaper this week by getting £18.83–worth of goods for just £9.04. It’s really simple – you’ll just need to print a few coupons and take them into the store (find your nearest*). I’m not suggesting you buy everything here, but all of these items are from big brands, including Lenor and Fairy, and...

Get £21 of shopping for less than £9 at Tesco with these coupons, incl Easter eggs & makeup wipes

If you’re shopping in store at Tesco this weekend, you can get £21.05 worth of goods for £8.67 by combining coupons with in-store offers. It’s really simple, you’ll just need to print a few coupons and take them into the store (find your nearest*). Obviously, i’m not suggesting you buy everything on this list – but all of these items are from big brands, including Johnson’s...