How to give to charity for free with loyalty points, cashback and rewards

If you want to help a worthy cause but are strapped for cash, there are still ways you can donate. A few loyalty schemes allow you to give your rewards to selected charities, which is a great way to give without feeling the pinch.

25 tricks to boost storage and improve the look of your home

Want to save on space and spruce up your house or flat? There are lots of nifty MoneySaving tricks to 'pimp your home' for less, from low-cost ways to make your bathroom sparkle to raising your bed to create storage space underneath. 

The top 10 theatre lotteries – how to grab £10-£25 tickets for Aladdin, Hamilton, Matilda and more West End shows (often the best seats)

What seat would £20 buy you at a big West End show nowadays? You might expect to be right up in the gods, at best. Yet in the summer holidays I took my daughter to see Disney's Aladdin in front row stalls seats, with an amazing view of the action, for £20 each. Normally each seat would have cost a cool £63.

How to make fake blood: A last-minute Halloween make-up trick (or treat)

Ahhhh - not sorted your Halloween costume yet? Here's a quick tip on how to make fake blood using three ingredients you may already have in the kitchen cupboard.

Free tool to help detect 'fake' Amazon and TripAdvisor reviews

Online reviews have changed the face of shopping and travel. Whether you're after an inflatable flamingo, Halloween costume or honeymoon hotel, it's possible to instantly mine the online opinions of swathes of people. But can you trust everything you read?

Why I paid a 7-year-old to draw me a picture

In January, I became a dad, and while pocket money's probably a way off (our nine-month-old baby isn't pestering us yet), it's something I've already thought about. How much would I pay, and what could my kid do to earn it?

Missed out on Glastonbury tickets? Here are five ways you can still go for FREE

Tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2019 went on sale last week and were snapped up within minutes. But if you missed out, there are still ways to get to Glasto (some without paying a penny). 

My landlord charged me £100 to replace a lightbulb... and then another £50 to clean it

How many landlords does it take to change a lightbulb? It might sound like another variation on the classic joke format, but it's a genuine question my four flatmates and I were left asking last year after our landlord at the time tried to take £150 from our deposit to replace and clean just ONE lightbulb.

Is couponing kaput?

Couponing and in particular, extreme couponing, took the UK by storm in 2012-2013 and many of us have enjoyed years of free goodies and following the escapades of couponers like our Coupon Kid, Jordon – see how he got £105 of shopping for £1.62 as an example. Recently, although the availability of coupons ebbs and flows, we’ve seen the rise (and sometimes fall) of cashback websites begin to outstrip traditional coupons. So, is it just a blip or is couponing kaput?

My MoneySaving zero waste morning routine

This week, from Monday 3 to Friday 7 September it's Zero Waste Week. Previously, we've brought you 13 ways to use less plastic and save cash, so at MSE we're always thinking about whether we could in fact save money as well as the planet. First thing on Monday, I tried a completely zero-waste morning, and this is what I came up with.