Can you beat the ‘Pink Tax’ by buying blue? Save up to 62% buying items meant for the opposite sex

Much has been made of the so-called ‘Pink Tax’ in which women are sometimes charged more than men for similar products. This got us thinking, so we took a deeper look into to see if buying an item in a different colour or one that is marketed for the opposite sex could save you money – and...

Trick: Get 20% off iTunes, H&M, New Look, Monsoon, Accessorize or Pizza Express gift cards, to stack with other offers

Gift cards are rarely reduced because stores are afraid that people will take advantage and play the system. We’ve spotted a cracking deal at Tesco, so we’re going to take advantage and play the system… Until 11.59pm on Sun 6 Mar, you can get 20% off selected iTunes, H&M, New Look, Monsoon, Accessorize or Pizza Express gift...

Trick: Get 20% off iTunes, H&M or Pizza Express gift cards, to stack with other offers

Gift cards are rarely reduced because stores are afraid that people will take advantage and play the system. We’ve spotted a cracking deal at Tesco, so we’re going to take advantage and play the system… It’s back for 2016! Until 11.59pm on Sun 14 Feb, you can get 20% off selected iTunes, H&M, Pizza Express or Spafinder gift...

Branded make-up at bargain prices. How to dig out those hidden gems, incl Ciaté, Stila & Nails Inc

You don’t have to be a beauty blogger like Zoella or Tanya Burr to know what looks good on you, but whatever your favourite products are, everyone wants one thing –  to get the best bang for your buck. There are easy ways to find brand-name products at budget prices, and one of them could be right under...

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...

Top 10 Deals Hunters blogs 2014

MSE enjoyed a great blogging year in 2014. Martin’s been blogging for many years and the MSE team lets you know about ways we’ve saved money in our Team Blogs. Early in the year we added a third blog to our arsenal – the fab Deals Hunters Blog highlighting some great glitches and money-saving tricks. So for...

EXPIRED – Trick: Get NEW Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara two for £9 (norm £16)

If you’ve been giving Maybelline’s new release the eye we’ve got the perfect deal for you. If you go online now to Boots or into a store you’ll find Maybelline’s Lash Sensational mascara in ‘Very Black’ at the introductory price of £5.99 until Tue 17 Feb (cheapest elsewhere is £7.99). Now here’s the trick, the mascara is also part of...

Top 10 free fitness apps: Save money, shed pounds and make your New Year’s resolutions easier to keep

If your New Year’s resolution for 2015 is to eat better and get more exercise (and you’re not among the two-thirds of Brits who’ve already given up!) then you’ll now be a few weeks into a healthy new lifestyle, and those can become expensive. Costly gym memberships aren’t for everyone – so if you’ve used up your...

Sniff out the best perfume gift set deals this Christmas

Buying perfume this Christmas? Well, the value of buying perfume gift sets containing extra smellies, rather than bottles individually isn’t something to turn your nose up at. Along with the perfumes themselves, these gift sets contain scented bubble baths and body or hand creams at little, or no extra cost. These items can soon stack up –...

Introducing… The MSE Christmas Deals Predictor

It’s not exactly a trade secret that Christmas tends to be a busy time for high street retailers. In order to compete for your hard-earned pounds, many stores save some of their strongest offers of the year for this six-week period before Santa arrives. For the second year running, we have tried to predict what the best...