Assistant Deals & Features Editor
Oli joined MSE in November 2015 on the Deals team. Prior to becoming a professional MoneySaver, Oli spent five years as a radio presenter for a group of stations (now known as More Radio) in Sussex and wrote a monthly music column for a regional magazine.
Oli still puts his radio voice to good use, regularly talking about the latest MoneySaving tips on national and regional radio stations.
Not wanting to be labelled as having a face for radio, you'll often see Oli pop up in MSE videos on Twitter and Facebook, showing you how to get the best deals and freebies – even if it means standing in busy Covent Garden in London wearing nothing but a dressing gown to bag a free breakfast. Really, this happened.
Latest from Oli Townsend
Cinema MoneySaving tips & tricks
Cut the cost of cinema tickets for Cineworld, Odeon, Vue, Showcase and more, plus Meerkat Movies trick to get 2for1 cinema for a year
10 March 2023
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
Burger King MoneySaving hacks
8 February 2023
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
14 FREE ways to learn something new
29 December 2022
Ask An Expert: Deals & Shopping
20 December 2022
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.
10 October 2022
Crouching down, hidden bargain – how looking low can save on your supermarket shop
Supermarkets try all sorts of tactics to make us spend more, and a trick of the eye means you could be missing out on the best value items every time you go shopping. It’s all about where products are positioned on the shelves, with stores tending to place more expensive items at average eye-level, hoping we’ll grab...
22 August 2022
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
10 'cheapy' Nando's MoneySaving tips & hacks
5 July 2021
20 tricks to access 1,000s of free e-books & audiobooks
3 February 2021
Free virtual globe-trotting, tours & experiences
2 November 2020
10 KFC MoneySaving tips & tricks
10 August 2020