18 Easyjet tricks
How to manipulate the budget behemoth
Easyjet is one of the UK's biggest airlines – and if you know what you're doing, its booking complexity means there are a host of clever tricks to help bring down costs. Always compare against the best alternatives using our Cheap Flights guide though, and also see our 20 Ryanair Tips for more budget flight MoneySaving.
Free EHIC Card
Around 5.3m expire this year, check now
The EHIC, or European Health Insurance Card, is free and gets free or discounted medical care in all 28 EU countries, plus others. Over half of people in the UK don't have one, and almost 5.4m will expire this year and an MSE investigation found almost 3m cards actually ran out in 2017- so check yours.
Cheap Petrol & Diesel
Cut prices & improve fuel efficiency
Petrol prices have dropped from a four-year high in recent weeks, but RAC figures show that motorists are still being asked to pay an average of 19p/litre more than they were in December 2016. Yet if you buy in the right place, and drive in the right way, it's possible to slash costs...
Cheap Council MOTs
Plus more tricks to cut MOT costs
It's not the test fee but repairing 'fails' that can cost a fortune. But did you know you can get MOTs done by local councils? They generally don't do repairs, so there's no vested interest to fail you in the hope you'll spend. Thousands report a huge difference.
Budget Flight Fee-Fighting
Cut costs on Ryanair, Easyjet and more
Budget airlines' prices miss out costly 'extras' such as taking baggage and even checking in. Even so, learn to get over these hurdles and you can pay £30ish per return. Whether it's Easyjet, Flybe, Ryanair or others, we've 23 tips to keep flying costs to a minimum.
New York On A Budget
Cheap flights, hotels & shopping tips
New York, New York – so good they named it twice. But if you're not careful, a trip to the Big Apple can cost a fistful of dollars at every turn – and with the pound now buying fewer bucks, it's more important than ever to stretch your budget.
Cheap Mobile and Data Roaming
Use your phone abroad for less, incl roam free trick
If you're not careful, you can rack up a bill of £100s or even £1,000s using your mobile abroad. Receiving a call can cost as much as £3/min, while in some places you'll pay £7/MB to surf the web – yet there are simple ways to slash the cost.
Bag a bargain in Blighty incl Sunday stays and uni digs
Travelling within the UK can often beat going overseas for a break. And whether you're summering in Southend, eloping to Edinburgh or just working in Walsall, there are specific tips and tricks you can use to slash the cost of your hotel bill.
How to uncover bargain rates for top hotels
If you want to stay in a first-rate hotel but pay far less, you can opt for an unnamed hotel at a super-hot discount price. A host of sites including Lastminute.com, Hotwire and Priceline let you book 'secret hotels' – the catch being that you won't know exactly where you're staying till you've paid.
Tube Delays: How to get a refund
There are almost 1.4 billion journeys on the tube each year. Yet if you're a regular commuter, you'll know travelling on the London Underground is often fraught with delays and cancellations. If that happens, you may be entitled to a refund. Here's how to claim one – plus a free tool that can now claim on your behalf.
19 cheapest ways to get travel money
Foreign exchange and travel cash tips & tricks
Spend the wrong way abroad, and you could be wasting ££s every time you shop. Recent volatility due to the ongoing Brexit negotiations means it's more important than ever to bag top rates. Specialist cards help you do that by allowing you to get near-perfect rates every time you spend overseas.