Allergies, APP scams & alcopops – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Get up to speed with affairs of the MSE Forum; here is the latest weekly highlights round-up.

Money Moral Dilemma

Every week, the Money Tips email features a real-life Money Moral Dilemma (MMD for short). They're intended to encourage debate and, as such, they're usually among the most discussed threads each week.

Should I use the birthday present I got my friend?

Last year, I got my friend a tour of a gin distillery for her birthday. I was recently clearing my emails and came across the voucher code for the tour. I checked the code and it's not been used. My friend's now out of the country, and the code will have expired by the time she's back. So is it OK to go on the tour I bought for her, rather than let the present go to waste?

You can find out what our MSE Forumites think and add your own two cents on the Money Moral Dilemma discussion thread. Heed the MSE Forum rules: keep it kind and keep it clean. Remember, there's a real person behind every Money Moral Dilemma.

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Latest comping wins

One of our busiest sections, the Competitions Time board is where compers come to find and share competitions. There are always plenty of success stories. This week stacey2kids posted several photos of their recent wins, including a Google Pixel 6a mobile phone worth £399 and a huge haul of VK alcopops.

Your two cents

An oldie but a goodie: What MoneySaving fibs do you tell your kids? This thread, full of creative little white lies, was started in 2021 but is having a revival. If you're a parent or guardian, we're keen for your input.

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