Checkouts, cheap dates & chicken tikka – this week's MSE Forum highlights

What clever comments and exceptional exclamations have landed in the MSE Forum this week? Let's have an overview of the highlights.

Photo of the week

Spanning wildlife, landscapes and flora, the Awful weather - typical Brits talk thread is the gift that keeps giving. Among this week's photos are YoungBlueEyes's blackbird buddy, goldfinches's crocuses at the nearby botanic gardens and Farway's violet sunset.

Flora and fauna from the Greenfingered MoneySaving board

Important: we're big fans of your photos so please keep 'em coming, but make sure they don't contain any personally identifiable information such as your face or your address.

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 keep the rewards for a broadband package I couldn't sign up to?

I tried to switch to a broadband deal that was offering a £75 prepaid card as a sign-up reward. For some reason, my order failed to go through, so I tried again, and again it didn't work. After chasing the provider repeatedly and getting nowhere, I gave up and went with a package from a different firm. But a couple of months later I was sent the £75 prepaid card anyway... twice! Should I see it as 'compensation' for the firm's poor service, or am I obligated to contact them given it's a reward for taking their broadband, which I didn't.

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 most popular boards, Competitions Time is where compers come to find and share competitions. There is no shortage of success stories. Recently, MoonChild91 won an eight-week collagen bundle and JSH75 scored £500 which arrived as a cheque in the post. Congrats!

Your two cents

MSE's Valentine's Day 2023 page is now live with new deals on cards, roses, bubbly and more. If you spot any other deals or have some cheap date ideas, drop them in the Special occasions, Shopping & freebies or Going out deals.

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