Paid-for things they've made FREE – audiobooks, box sets, fitness classes, wellbeing apps and more

To help the millions of people stuck at home, one of the uplifting aspects of the current crisis is a number of companies have made stuff free that you normally pay for, for kids and grown-ups. Here's a round-up of some of the best we've seen, starting with a couple of new ones we've added:

Where to find a virtual pub quiz while you're stuck at home – there's one for every night of the week

Pubs might have closed across the UK, but if you're missing the quiz night at your local, there's a way you can get your pub trivia fix at home. 'Virtual' pub quizzes have started popping up online, and thousands are joining in – it's thought over 300,000 took part in one quiz, organised by a former pub landlord in Lancashire. Here's how to find one and keep your brain exercised during the evenings ahead.

14 Audible MoneySaving tricks, including free audiobooks and three months' membership for £12

Audible has made the world of audiobooks accessible – yet buying one-off titles can be costly, sometimes £30+. If you're devouring several a month while spending time at home during the current lockdown, the cost can soon stack up.

Average energy use has fallen – but don't mistake it for a price cut

In the coming weeks the eagle-eyed among you may notice that the price we give for energy tariffs across MSE and in our weekly email will look a little lower than the deals we've been talking about recently. Unfortunately, this isn't due to suppliers cutting prices – it's all down to how regulator Ofgem says we should compare deals. 

How to beat normal savings by trading interest for air miles

Virgin Money has reissued its one-year fixed savings account, offering Flying Club air miles instead of cash interest. While it's not for everyone, work it right and you could be flying high on future trips.

How I'm using a LISA to help my baby buy a house…

Before I had a baby I was unrivalled in my money idiocy. I'd never switched hairdressers let alone bank accounts, and the only thing I'd ever saved was room for dessert. But as soon as I gave birth to my daughter, I knew I had to change. My new job was to do my utmost to give this tiny human the best possible start in our big scary world. And as a Londoner, there is little scarier than the prospect of housing. 

How ‘random acts of kindness’ can earn you FREEBIES at Lush, Pret A Manger & more

Did you know there are three important things in life? The first is to be kind. The second, to be kind and the third? You guessed it – be kind. I may have butchered that quote from Henry James, but I think we can all agree – we should always strive to be kind, and not just on Random Acts of Kindness Day (17 February).

MSE Rhiannon: ‘How my MoneySaving Mum taught me all I know’

It's my Mum's 69th birthday on Wednesday 5th February. Well, it would've been had we not lost her at 55 to cancer. We've been forced to celebrate many occasions without her for over a decade, but this year I've decided it's time for me to celebrate my MoneySaving Mum and how she taught me all I know.

The MoneySavingIdiot did an accidental direct debit audit – and got £300 back from his gym

Working at MoneySavingExpert.com, obviously the purpose of my job is to help people save money. Unfortunately, I've always been bobbins at saving money for myself. But in an effort to change that, I've been trying out some of MSE's tips and tricks. Previously, I've covered the likes of train delaysoverseas travelcredit scoresfinding lost cash and depositing coins. Today: doing a direct debit audit (sort of).