Oli Townsend

Assistant Deals & Features Editor

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Cinema MoneySaving tips & tricks

Cinema MoneySaving tips & tricks

Cut the cost of cinema tickets for Cineworld, Odeon, Vue and more, plus get a year's 2for1 cinema with our Meerkat Movies trick, with MoneySavingExpert's guide.

13 February 2024

Meerkat Movies and Meals trick

Meerkat Movies and Meals trick

How to get a year's Meerkat Movies & Meals 2for1 for about £1 with a clever trick from Martin Lewis and MoneySavingExpert.

8 February 2024

Insider MoneySaving tips

Insider MoneySaving tips

MSE users spill the beans on their hidden vocational knowledge. These tips are unverified but may help you save money.

20 February 2023

Things to do with the kids

Things to do with the kids

Tips and ideas for kids activities during school holidays, including deals on days out and attractions, cheap kids travel and lots more

18 February 2020

Netflix axes cheapest ad-free plan for newbies – here's what you need to know

Netflix axes cheapest ad-free plan for newbies – here's what you need to know

It means new and rejoining Netflix subscribers will now have to pay £4 more a month to watch with no adverts at the lowest price.

20 July 2023

Prepayment meter customers to pay less for energy from July, Chancellor says

Prepayment meter customers to pay less for energy from July, Chancellor says

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt says from 1 July the "prepayment penalty" will end, cutting bills for over four million households.

14 March 2023

Energy suppliers warned to stop force-fitting prepayment meters before offering more support – what to do if you're unfairly switched

Energy suppliers warned to stop force-fitting prepayment meters before offering more support – what to do if you're unfairly switched

Energy companies have been called on to voluntarily stop the practice of forcibly moving customers to prepayment meters without taking every step to support households struggling to pay bills first.

22 January 2023

Student loan interest rates to be capped at 7.3% from September

Student loan interest rates to be capped at 7.3% from September

Student loan interest rates are set to rise from 4.5% to 7.3% for many from September, the Government has announced. The change will affect current students in England and Wales, as well as former students with outstanding loans who started university in/after 2012.

11 June 2022

Pizza Express customers cheesed off as ‘free pizza’ offer fails to deliver

Pizza Express customers cheesed off as ‘free pizza’ offer fails to deliver

Pizza Express today launched its new app, whetting people’s appetite with the promise of free pizza

27 March 2018

Mother's Day couriered flowers late, missing or damaged? Know your rights

Mother's Day couriered flowers late, missing or damaged? Know your rights

Hundreds of people have complained on social media that their couriered Mother's Day flowers failed to arrive

7 March 2016