10 extreme beauty MoneySavers, eg, make lip balm from kitchen oils & save 75% on face wipes by cutting them up

Beauty – is it in the eye of the beholder, or hand of the cardholder? As the cost of lotions and potions adds up, along with their environmental impact, I've put together 10 cheap and easy beauty tips and tricks so you can avoid spending more than you need. Some of these tips are a bit extreme so I know they might not be up everyone's street, but let's see how many of them you'll give a go...

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?!

£20 off running shoes when you recycle your old ones

If you're a runner, you probably fall into one of two camps - the 'shoes stack' camp, where you rack up multiple pairs, or the 'run in the same shoes until they disintegrate' camp. Either way, you'll be pleased to know you can trade in your stinky sneakers for £20 off a brand new pair. Not only will you save money, but your old shoes won't end end up in landfill, too.

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.

Have yourself a MoneySaving Christmas… starting with the best way to bag a cheap, sustainable Christmas jumper

Jumpers are for life, not just for Christmas, but most of us only wear our most garish festive get-up for one or two days a year, and then feel pressure to buy a new one the following year. That's neither sustainable nor MoneySaving, so what can we do about it? I have a few ideas...

Recycle old pans and get 30% off new ones - EXPIRED

Most of us want to recycle as much as we can, but there are some items that are just confusing. Old frying pans can’t be recycled, or can they? You might not be able to put them in your recycle bin at home, but at the moment you can take ‘em into Sainsbury’s stores and be rewarded with money off new pans.

Recycle Week: Six easy ways to be greener AND save money

In case you hadn't realised, it's currently Recycle Week (23-29 Sep) - an annual initiative by sustainability charity WRAP - but as recycling is for life, not just one week of the year I've pulled together some of MSE's green MoneySaving tips to help you get involved and even save some cash...

MSE's first ever Eco-MoneySaving charity clothes swap

As it's Second-hand September – where Oxfam is asking people pledge to buy nothing new all this month – I decided to organise our first ever clothes swap in the MSE office. No, we didn't all take our shirts off and switch like at a football match, we held an event where staff donated clothes, either for colleagues to take away or to help charity.

How I replaced my smartphone for ‘free’ by selling old ones and stacking discounts

The most environmentally-friendly option might be to live off-grid with no phone and no contact with the outside world, but tempting as that is, I wouldn’t be without my smartphone. I normally like to keep things for as long as possible, but recently technology has been forcing me to upgrade more often than I’d like. So what’s the most sustainable way to do this? Buy second-hand, which of course is also cheaper – sometimes by a lot.

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.