Neighbours, nuptials & knitting needles – this week's MSE Forum highlights

The MSE Forum hive mind has been busy posing and answering questions, sharing anecdotes and uploading pictures. Here are a few of this week's highlights.

Foodbank donation tips

We've already written about how to use a foodbank in our How to get free (or cheap) food guide, but this blog explores the other side: how to donate to a foodbank in the most effective and MoneySaving way. With more people than ever likely to need a foodbank this year, let's see how we can help.

Wi-Fi, weedkiller & wayward meals – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Fetch your specs; the latest instalment of MSE Forum highlights is here.

Scrap, scaffolding & Spanish food – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Every week, we bring you a small selection of MSE Forum highlights, comprising our favourite tips, questions, images and prize wins.

Grab bundles of craft supplies from £1 via scrap stores

From tinsel to textiles, buttons to bubble wrap, ReusefulUK scrap stores let you grab dirt-cheap craft materials that might otherwise have been sent to landfill. With over 50 locations across the UK, the stores are ideal for families looking to work on fun art projects over the summer holidays. They're also handy for artists, schools, childminders and community groups.

Prices vary by location. At some, there’s a small annual fee, then you can get what you need at a small extra cost. Others just charge per bundle or price items separately. This deal was mentioned on The Martin Lewis Money Show on ITV last year, and many got in touch to ask for more info, so we’ve written this blog.

Distrust, discounts & disinfectant – this week's MSE Forum highlights

In the week that the Bank of England raised the base rate again, we enjoyed another bevy of MSE Forum highlights.

Extra 25% off top-secret theatre tickets from £4, including West End shows...

Welcome to the hush-hush world of last-minute seat-filling, where it's possible to watch a theatre show for around £4 to £6.50 – and what's more, we've a way for newbies to get an extra 25% off on top. Theatres do it because they quite literally need bums on seats to help create an atmosphere – but you must agree not to say what you get so you don't upset people who pay full whack.

Stethoscopes, stamps & stolen vans – this week's MSE Forum highlights

Are you well acquainted with the MSE Forum's new look now? If not, the latest highlights offer ample opportunity to wander around the boards.

26 FREE (or very cheap) ways to create a magical summer for kids

The summer hols are nearly upon us, and millions need to entertain the kids. So we wanted to come up with ways to create some unforgettable summer magic for free (or very cheap), from writing to a celeb to 'painted rocks' treasure hunts.

Ask An Expert: Travel & holidays

The MSE Forum's fourth Ask An Expert event was themed around travel and holidays. Lots of you posted questions, and deals expert MSE Oli answered some of them on camera. Read on for holibobs-themed wisdom, including whether or not you should be buying branded sun lotion and waiting last-minute for flight deals.