Shampoo & Shower Gel Downshift Challenge – Is it worth ditching brands for cheaper ‘dupes’?

When buying shampoo, you can always find deals that'll bring down the cost - but often you can save a lot more by switching to 'dupes', which are cheap products deliberately designed to look the same, smell the same and work as well as a more expensive brand. Only if you're willing to try them...

Save up to 80% on Valentine's Day cards and presents by swapping shop

As The Beatles sang, money can't buy me love... but it can buy Valentine's Day cards and presents if that's your thing. Yet even if you've chosen to give gifts or cards this year, why pay more than you have to? Will you dare to 'downshift' your Valentine, or do you think that idea sounds s-cupid?

Get £20+ off shopping at Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Waitrose & more with these online codes

Saving money with coupons is great, but the printable kind are only good for people who shop in store – as they don’t tend to be accepted online. What you need is an ‘e-coupon’ or code, and at the moment there are plenty to choose from…

How to get FREE cat treats and other MeowneySaving pet tips

Cats are notorious for being picky. Chances are, if you buy that new food on offer your kitty won't eat it – but what if you could try it free? I asked my cat MSE Pudding to test some Meow-neySavingExpert tips, including free cat treats, food, and coupons, and we're listing her purr-furred options below.

£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.

£10 off £40 spend at Lidl this weekend

This Fri 16 Nov, pick up a free Metro newspaper (in London only, see update above) and you'll find a coupon for £10 off a £40 spend. It’s valid at any Lidl supermarket nationwide (excluding Northern Ireland) from Fri 16 Nov until Thu 22 Nov. This is one of the strongest discounts we've seen at Lidl this year, with most offers being £5 off £40 spends. Metro newspapers are mostly found in train/bus stations in the mornings.

Get 20% off Cineworld, Pizza Express and Gap gift cards, then stack with other offers

Until Sun 23 Sep, you can get 20% off selected Cineworld, Pizza Express and Gap gift cards at Tesco stores (find your nearest*), subject to availability. The discount will be applied automatically at the checkout and there are no refunds available on in-store purchases, or you can buy the gift cards online at Tesco*, though you’ll incur a delivery charge.

Get 20% off Odeon, Pizza Express, New Look and Gap gift cards, then stack with other offers

Until Sun 19 Aug, you can get 20% off selected Odeon, Pizza Express, New Look and Gap gift cards at Tesco stores (find your nearest*), subject to availability. The discount will be applied automatically at the checkout and there are no refunds available on in-store purchases, or you can buy the gift cards online at Tesco*, though you’ll incur a delivery charge.

Revealed. Hidden discounts in supermarkets’ fresh counters – up to 40% off meat, fish, cheese etc

In our recent blog series we’ve seen how supermarkets often sell the same or near-identical items at different prices in different sections of the same store, including baby aisle bargains and ‘world foods’ savings. Now we’ve uncovered hidden bargains on supermarkets’ fresh counters…