Hens, hobs & housewarming gifts – this week's MSE Forum highlights

The MSE Forum relies on its volunteer Ambassadors who help the community run smoothly, and there's a chance to apply to join them this month. Read on for details, and our pick of the week's top threads.

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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 I complain about a prize that's worth less than was advertised?

I was lucky enough to win a gas barbecue worth £400, along with some food to go with it, in an online competition. Yet I was sent a lesser model, worth £300, and only about half the food. Should I contact the website to complain, or should I be grateful for what I've got?

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.

Got a Money Moral Dilemma of your own? Email us at MMD@moneysavingexpert.com and it could be featured.

Photo of the week

Congratulations to Biscuit the hen, celebrating her sixth birthday this week. Our Greenfingered MoneySaving board has a community of Forumites who share tips and experiences about keeping ducks and hens.

Please note: We love seeing your photos in the MSE Forum, but if you're uploading one, make sure it doesn't include any personally-identifiable information such as your face or address.

Your two cents

You probably know some of our Forum Ambassadors - the helpful, vital volunteers who help us keep the MSE Forum a safe and supportive space for Forumites to discuss MoneySaving matters.

The Ambassadors programme runs one year at a time. Applications are now open for this year (March 2024 - March 2025). Check out MSE_JC's post for details of how to apply.

If you're not a member yet, it's easy to register for the MSE Forum