Camembert, coffee and combined appliances – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Food has been this week's major talking point on the MSE Forum, from the price of a tub of margarine to how meal planning can make your grocery spending go further. Here's our selection of highlights from around the boards.

'I ran up £1,000s in debt while suffering from depression... now I'm digging myself out of it'

I usually write blogs as the 'MoneySavingIdiot', chronicling my attempts to practise what we preach at MSE (the last one was on switching bank accounts). But as this is a more personal blog, written ahead of World Mental Health Day, I thought it would be better coming from MSE Kelvin. So, here's my tale of my own mental health struggles and how I've battled credit card debt...

12 ways to STOP wasting food and drink

Are you always throwing out food that’s gone off? In November it was claimed that new food labelling guidance could save shoppers £1 billion a year by prolonging the lifespan of food and stopping edible items being thrown out. That’s likely to be introduced later this year – but in the meantime we’ve 12 tips to help you stop throwing...

Selfies, stamps & sandwich makers – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Like an industrious beehive, the MSE Forum runs on community spirit. Fly in for MoneySaving tips, support, light relief or a sympathetic ear. Below are a few of this week's highlights.

Sunscreen, spiders & golden pigs – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Step into the MSE Forum and benefit from the wisdom, support and humour of its MoneySaving members. We've compiled a few of this week's best bits.

Trick to get paid for old, defunct UK and foreign currency – including coins

Many of us haven't been travelling internationally as much in the past two years due to the pandemic, and instead we've been clearing out our houses. If, like me, you've found a veritable treasure trove full of random coins and notes from countries you're not sure you ever visited, or even still exist, this is the blog for you. I'll show you how I turned mine easily into spendable cash and how you can, too.

Cocktails, carpets & cold lunch meat – this week's MSE Forum highlights

It's thanks to a benevolent horde of tapping and swiping fingertips that the MSE Forum is the behemoth it is. MoneySaving community members get involved daily to provide support, posit ideas, share experiences and pose questions. Here are a few of this week's best bits.

Freebies, flasks & finger puppets – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Each week we publish a small selection of highlights from the MSE Forum. This week is a short one thanks to the bank holiday, so it's a slightly slimmer round-up than usual. Happy Easter weekend, folks.

Boots extends its 'Price Advantage' promo – but how good are the deals?

In January, Boots introduced a discount scheme for customers with its Advantage loyalty card, giving exclusive deals when shopping in store (similar to Tesco's 'Clubcard Prices'). It's now extended this 'Price Advantage' offer to online shoppers and says it's added 100+ more products to the promo – so I've crunched the numbers to see if the deals are actually any good.