Patios, points & pickled cabbage – this week's MSE Forum highlights

In the week that contained Black Friday, we experienced another bumper crop of MSE Forum highlights.

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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.

Should we leave our golf club and rejoin in a year's time to get cheaper membership?

My golf club offers cheaper rates to new members than to those renewing. We've approached the owners about the unfairness of this, but they didn't seem to take us seriously, so a large group of us are now all thinking of leaving, playing somewhere else for a year, then rejoining for the cheaper rates. While I don't want to damage the club, we're being penalised for our loyalty. Is walking out the right thing to do?

See what our MSE Forumites had to say and add your own thoughts on the Money Moral Dilemma discussion thread. Do please stick to the MSE Forum rules: keep it kind and keep it clean. Remember, there's a real person behind every dilemma.

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Latest comping wins

The ever-busy Competitions Time board is where compers share new opportunities to win prizes. We read success stories every day. For example, Aerialhoop recently won an overnight spa trip at Holiday Inn Cambridge. Consider us jealous.

Aerialhoop won a spa break in Cambridge

Your two cents

Black Friday is on, and in many cases will last until midnight on Monday 27 November. Let us know the duds and deals you spot by joining in the Black Friday 2023 thread. And remember: don't get swept up by the hype. Remember MSE's Money Mantras.

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