Shop at one of 15 Intu shopping centres, incl the Trafford Centre, Lakeside and Metrocentre? Get up to £60 cashback

If you live close to one of the 15 Intu shopping centres dotted around the UK, including the mammoth Trafford Centre in Manchester, Lakeside in Essex and the Metrocentre in Gateshead (the UK’s largest by size), there’s a nifty way to bag yourself up to £60 in gift vouchers without changing your spending habits. It’s all down...

‘How a DNA test helped me plot my family tree and plan my future travels’

We feature travel comparison site Momondo for its quirky flight data which tells you when it’s cheapest to fly to selected destinations, and how far ahead you should book to bag the cheapest ticket. It’s undoubtedly MoneySaving, no question. So when I met with Momondo a while ago to hear what it was up to, I was...

After #MealDealGate saw Sainsbury’s go stale, where now for the best value lunchtime meal deal?

#MealDealGate. The biggest social media storm since, uh, last week. This week Sainsbury’s scandalised the internet by dramatically reducing the options available in its £3 lunchtime meal deal. Bye bye Taste the Difference sandwiches. Welcome to the mundane. Although, apparently, it’s actually a better deal and we’re all fools. This is what Sainsbury’s is saying on its...

Why I won’t buy an iPhone 7… I could fly to Australia for that price

I used to get sucked into the Apple hype, often watching its iPhone announcements for personal as well as professional reasons, but I’m past that. Last night’s iPhone 7 launch was particularly underwhelming, and I’m perfectly happy with my fully functional and nippy iPhone 6. I’m not knocking Apple or the iPhone 7. I think its products...

Give me my money back – I know my rights! But do you REALLY know them?

A £1,198 sofa on sale at £98? I’ll take two! Or a £450 Nokia Lumia 800 smartphone for £120 – a steal at a quarter of the price. And what about a £500 laptop for £40? Sold. This is indeed fantasy shopping but – for a few brief hours – it was actually a reality for customers...

Trick for students to still watch BBC iPlayer or live TV without a TV licence

New rules came into effect today that mean you need a TV licence to watch BBC iPlayer, even if you’re only watching catch-up. Until now, you only needed a licence for watching live broadcasts – though you can continue to watch other catch-up services without one. However, a quirk in TV Licensing rules means students can get...

Avoid horrid €1 to £1 airport exchange rates

Buying currency from an airport is the MoneySaver’s equivalent of filling up a petrol car with diesel – it’ll seriously damage your financial engine. I somehow resisted the temptation to stop the poor souls queuing for cash at a jam-packed Luton Airport bureau on Saturday morning from throwing much of their hard-earned cash into the mitts of profiteering airport...

How to legitimately dodge queues at gyms, attractions, restaurants, etc

There’s a sneaky way to bypass queues at restaurants, clubs, gyms, attractions, Ikea and more – and you don’t need to be a VIP.

‘I’m making £150+ paying for my train season ticket.’ Can you too?

“Take a deep breath and enter your PIN,” joked the cashier, as I handed over £4,750 for my season ticket. Every commuter dreads the moment they have to cough up for a year’s travel in one fell swoop – and when you’re travelling a mere 30-odd miles from Essex to London, the best part of five grand seems...

Mourinho savings – double interest if Utd win title

Last week, an email popped up in my inbox: “Virgin Money launches the ‘Manchester United Champions Bond’ for savers”. It offers fixed 1.25% interest for a year, but comes with a twist – the rate is doubled to 2.5% if Man Utd win the Premier League in 2016/17. So I immediately forwarded it to Martin and new...