Valencia, vegetables & very big wins – this week's MSE Forum highlights

It's been a very successful week for some compers on the MSE Forum. Join us as we dive in to some of the latest 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 I tell my friends I get tax relief from our combined charity donations?

Seven friends and I give to a different charity each week, donating up to £5 each. As my employer matches any charity donations employees make, I volunteered to collect the money and donate it to our chosen charity each week. However, by doing this through my pay I get tax relief, which is often more than my individual contribution. Should I explain this to my friends and donate more to charity? Or leave it be, as the charities wouldn't be getting double the donation without my (and my employer's) input?

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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Photo of the week

Easter is drawing near and on our Crafting board Forumites have been sharing their seasonal creations. We particularly liked these bunny wreaths that AlwaysAllie posted recently.

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Latest comping wins

Our Competitions Time community isn't just about winning prizes for yourself, it's about encouraging one another and celebrating each other's successes. So there was a lot of excitement this week when one Forumite won an astonishing £171,000 in Bauer's Make Me a Winner competition.

Meanwhile Ladyluck58 has won a trip to the Channel Islands in a Condor Ferries competition. 

One Forumite is heading to Jersey to research their family history

Your two cents

Just like at Christmas, these days many supermarkets offer cut-price deals on vegetables to go with your Easter roast. What are the best offers you've spotted?

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