Discount & Comparison Sites
Tesco rounding up bills for charity – but some claim it’s adding pennies WITHOUT asking
If you shop at Tesco over the next month, you may be asked if you want to round up your bill to the nearest 10p
8 September 2017
Tastecard members stung by £40 fee after auto-renewal – don't be caught out
The Tastecard restaurant discount scheme is facing a catalogue of complaints from users who've been auto-renewed
2 February 2016
Amazon Local daily deals to be axed
Online e-tailer Amazon is axing its daily deals website from mid-December, but vouchers can be used as normal
3 November 2015
Barclaycard to axe 'Bespoke Offers': How it affects you
Bespoke Offers and Beat My Price - the deals service run by Barclaycard - will close for business on Monday 26 October
22 October 2015
Tastecard users hit with fee after being unable to cancel auto enrolment
Many Tastecard customers have complained they were unable to contact the firm to cancel a trial of the service
21 August 2015
Mighty Deals again leaves customers in the lurch over Tesco offer
Mighty Deals has for a third time made a hash of a deal in which customers paid £5 to get a £10 Tesco gift card
18 May 2015
Mighty Deals backtracks again after angering users for second time in days
Mighty Deals admits it incorrectly told over 1,600 shoppers they couldn't get a Tesco offer after it unsubscribed them
14 May 2015
Mighty Deals backtracks after imposing restrictions on Tesco offer
Customers of Mighty Deals no longer have to spend an extra £5 to get a £10 Tesco gift card
12 May 2015
Comparison site Tesco Compare to close down
Supermarket giant Tesco is closing its comparison site Tesco Compare at the end of August
1 August 2014
Ticket booking fees 'getting beyond a joke'
Which? launches a push to reform fees that can add over a third extra to the cost of music, comedy and theatre tickets
17 December 2013
8 travel-money must-knows
Don't overpay to pay (ole!)
Martin's energy need-to-knows
As bills set to rise by 52%
New. Cheapest ever loans at 2.7%
If you NEED to borrow
44 tips to be tight (in a good way)
Eg, use bulldog clips to eke out last toothpaste
£50 two-week summer break
For teens - free if on a low income
Blue Light Card discounts boosted
For NHS and emergency workers
2for1 theme parks and attractions
Alton Towers, Thorpe Park and more
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Virgin launches fee-free train booking app and you can earn points to redeem at Greggs and more - here's how it works1 July 2022Virgin has launched a free app that allows rail passengers to book trains directly, without a booking fee. Users can also earn points on spending to redeem on Virgin experiences, Greggs sausage rolls and more.
1 July 2022New and existing customers will now need to purchase a European roaming pass to make calls, send texts and use data in 49 European countries and destinations.
Struggling with energy bill debt? Check if you can get a grant of up to £1,500 from British Gas – even if you're not a customer1 July 2022The British Gas Energy Trust, a charity funded by British Gas, has reopened applications for grants of up to £1,500 to help people clear debts owed to their energy provider – and you don't have to be a British Gas customer to benefit.
BT, Sky, Virgin, Vodafone and others pledge to help broadband and mobile customers struggling with bills1 July 2022The UK's biggest broadband and mobile providers – BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Three, Virgin Media O2, and Vodafone – have agreed to a set of measures aimed to ensure customers struggling to pay their bills during the cost of living crisis don't get cut off from essential services.
30 June 2022Homebuyers who purchase a new leasehold property will no longer have to pay ground rent from today, as long-awaited legislation kicks in. The move could result in savings of £100s a year for homeowners – though new and existing leaseholders still need to beware the dangers of a short lease, as we explain below.
17 June 2022It is a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners, many of whom have been paying into the system for years, are missing out on a critical boost to their income. It's called pension credit, and this year it also means you get an extra £650 to help with energy bills.
26 May 2022With the announcement of the Government's energy cost of living plans due out at lunchtime. I thought I'd speedily bash out a note down of what (from memory) I'd asked the Chancellor for when we spoke on Monday - and the other general suggestions I've been making.
24 May 2022Press the rewind button and go way back to April 2015... Possibly on the telly in the corner of your living room, I was on-air at the time urging savers as usual to use their new tax-free cash ISA allowance – because 'money was nicer in an ISA'. But things changed in 2016.
6 May 2022I set up MoneySavingExpert.com nearly 20 years ago – when arguably the modern web was still in its infancy. With an abundance of self-belief (something I had too much of then, as I realise now) I decided not to read any books, or follow prevailing wisdom on how a site should operate – and just do it my way.
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