Concerts, cash prizes & classic cars – this week's MSE Forum highlights
Have a gander at some of the chats that caught our eye recently:
- I spent £150 on gig tickets for me and my pal. Now he’s backed out because he can’t afford it and I'm out of pocket. Was I foolish to rely on my friend?
- My employer of 20 years won't let me swap round my usual weekday off so that I can spend more time with my wife. Is this fair?
- What are the rules about UK stickers on cars when driving abroad?
- We booked a holiday through a third party but it’s charging us £200 more than if we went direct
This MSE Forumite is out of pocket after booking a gig with a friend
- A distant US relative sent me an unsolicited parcel of knick-knacks and two $20 bills, and I’ve been stung for a £70 customs charge I can’t afford
- Is it safe to store power tools in the loft?
- I have an idea for a ‘scenario generator’ app – how simple would it be to realise?
- Is there any way owning a classic car can be compatible with MoneySaving?
Photo of the week
Just as in last week's highlights, flowers are taking centre stage. Murphybear asked if anyone could ID this two-tone pink flower, which apparently smells lovely. Any ideas?
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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.
Is it OK to use a surplus food app to buy cheap food even though I'm not struggling?
I read about an app that allows you to buy discounted food from stores that would otherwise be thrown away. I thought this was a great idea, so I downloaded and started using it. My local deli was on it and I bought £12 worth of food for just £4. But then I started to think that, while I'm not rich, I'm hardly poor, so should I be using this app or leaving it so there's more available to those who are struggling?
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 dilemma.
Got a Money Moral Dilemma of your own? Email us at MMD@moneysavingexpert.com and it could be featured.
Latest comping wins
We've spotted some top-notch wins on the Competitions Time board this week, including several substantial cash prize wins: £1,500 for ade2j and £500 for imaleicestercityfan.
Money, money, money // Must be funny
MSE recently held its annual sports day. A few drinks, picnic blankets and a space in the park were the only things required for fun in the sun. We'd like to hear about other ways to enjoy the summer locally on the cheap. Tell us your best MoneySaving UK day out hacks.
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