Fall down the rabbit hole that is the MSE Forum and you'll re-emerge with more ingenious MoneySaving tricks than you'll know what to do with. Our latest trip rewarded us with 70(ish) clever ways to 'DIY' it – in other words, to make or do things you'd usually pay for. Often this approach takes a little more effort than buying the goods or services, but it can be a satisfying way to save the pennies.
Users often tell us they'd like to switch their broadband provider but don't as they worry about losing the email address connected to their account. But those who don't switch often overpay by £100s/year, so if the prospect of moving it, or losing it altogether fills you with dread, here's what you can do.
Have yourself a merry homemade Christmas and take inspiration from the DIY exploits of MSE HQ and friends. By making their own wreaths, baubles, cards and other decorations using foraged or recycled materials, these MoneySavers cut down on a little of the waste and a lot of the expense of Christmastime. (And it's fun too.)
With millions of visitors each year, the most active board of the MSE Forum is Competitions Time. Here, regulars and newbies alike post free-to-enter competitions, chat about tactics and share their wins. We stumbled on a particularly heart-warming example of the latter – and you can read their story, along with two more, below.
This week, after seven years, almost 400 weekly emails, three general elections, Brexit and a pandemic, I’m hanging up my MoneySavingExpert boots. I’ve learned lots as a journalist here, but even more about saving money, so before I go, I wanted to share some of my favourite tips - the ones I tell people about when they ask what I do, then ask the inevitable follow-up…
On the heels of an independent audit, the MSE Forum underwent some major changes and has levelled up dramatically. One of the biggest differences is its shiny new homepage design. Read on to get acquainted with its features.
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If you're not a Forumite yet, you can sign up to the MSE Forum with your email address. As a member, you'll be part of an epic community of MoneySavers, not to mention one of the UK's largest forums.
Last month, having ditched its tie-up with Tesco's Clubcard Scheme, Avios announced it was partnering with the Nectar scheme instead. Along with this came a new innovation — you can trade points both ways. So you can both swap Nectar points for Avios and Avios points for Nectar. This blog looks at how the new tie-up works, and how to max your Nectar points.
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