19 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.
Cheap Car Insurance
Grab 100+ insurance quotes & cashback
Car insurance costs are expected to accelerate due to a rule change to compensation payouts, so avoid being hit hard in the pocket by using our cost-cutting system. It includes why you should never auto-renew and when the optimum time is to bag the cheapest deal. If under 25, see our Young Drivers' Insurance guide.
Cheap Breakdown Cover
Basic cover £23/year, full cover £60/year
Too many people auto-renew breakdown cover and pay over the odds. But know where to look and you can often get a cheap basic AA or RAC policy without paying full price, or comprehensive cover for £60/year. This guide reveals the best ways to cut the cost of breakdown cover, including tips on how haggling can help.
How to claim for pothole damage
You hit a pothole and hear a horrible clunk – your car's been crocked and it's going to cost you. But whoever controls the road has a legal duty to maintain it to a fit standard, if they don't, they should pay for repairs. Our step-by-step guide shows you how to claim.
Free EHIC Card
About 5.4m expire this year – check if yours is valid 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 5.4 million cards are set to expire in 2019 – so check yours.
Rome On A Budget
Beat Colosseum & Vatican queues plus 10 free things to do
Heading to Rome? We've legions of MoneySaving tips to make sure your finances aren't Roman ruined, from beating queues at the Colosseum to unlimited buffets for the price of a drink. And as the pound now buys fewer euros, it's more important than ever to get Maximus value for your money.
Parking Ticket Appeals
Fight unfair parking tickets
This step-by-step guide shows you how to appeal against unfair parking fines, and includes free template letters. The most recent figures show that despite more fines being issued, there's been an 8% annual drop in the number of motorists who fight all the way to the independent adjudicator - yet the figures also show 56% of those who do win.
Cheap Petrol & Diesel
Cut prices & improve fuel efficiency
Petrol prices have begun to rise again over the last couple of months, with RAC figures showing motorists are shelling out an average of almost 10p/litre more now than in February. Yet if you buy in the right place, and drive in the right way, it's possible to slash costs...
How to claim if it's late or cancelled
Train delays and cancellations are all too common on our railways, making them an occupational hazard for many. Yet incredibly, passengers are missing out on up to £100 million every year by not claiming for these disruptions. This guide shows your rights and provides full help on how to get your money back.
Rent Out Your Parking Space
Earn cash from your driveway
Is your driveway paved with gold? If you live in a big city, near an airport or a train station, it might be. Online parking marketplaces let you rent out car parking spaces - some earn £200/mth or more. Plus if you're looking for a space, they're a handy way to find cheap parking too.
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. 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.
20 Ryanair Tips
Master the airline's mega-strict rules for cheap flights
Ryanair calls itself a low-cost carrier, but you can only bag dirt-cheap deals if you know the tricks of the trade to avoid sky-high charges. This guide is packed full of tips to help keep costs firmly on the ground. See our Easyjet Tricks and Budget Flight Fee-Fighting guide for more cost-cutting tips.
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 could 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 Self-Catering Holidays
Cheap villas and apartments via Airbnb, HomeAway & more
Book the right way and holiday rental sites let you snap up five-star private accommodation for two-star hotel prices. This guide shows the top holiday rental booking sites, how to grab late deals and tips to haggle the price down.
Barcelona On A Budget
Cheap flights, hotels and where to spot Gaudi's work for free
Viva Barcelona! Spain's second biggest city is a magnet for sightseers and sunbathers alike. Our guide has 35 tips, including how to get to the city from the airport for just €2, where to find 'free' tapas and an interactive map showing where you can marvel at some of the greatest work of Catalan architect Gaudi – for free.
Bag a bargain in Blighty incl Sunday stays and uni digs
Travelling within the UK can often beat going overseas for a break. Here we set out the key steps to bagging a bargain bed, plus clever ways to save even more, including special opening rates, staying in universities – or even kipping in a canal boat or treehouse.
Costa del Sol On A Budget
Bag cheap flights & attraction tickets plus top free things to do
Whether you're heading to Malaga, Marbella, Torremolinos, Fuengirola or elsewhere, this guide can help, with top Costa-cutting tips ranging from when to book and when to tip to how to avoid a sunbed fine and cheap entry tricks at the big attractions.
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.
Cheap Travel Insurance
Annual policy £9, family £32
Many jet off without travel insurance, risking financial loss if they need to cancel, or £1,000s in medical bills. If you've booked a trip but not insurance, do it NOW – it can cost as little as £9 for basic no-frills annual cover. But it's not just about finding the best price – we also explain how travel insurance works and what to watch out for when you buy.
Tube Delays: How to get a refund
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. If you couldn't touch out, see our TfL Overcharge Refunds guide for how to get your money back, and to claim back credit from an old card, see our Oyster card refunds guide.
19 cheapest ways to get travel money
Foreign exchange and travel cash tips and tricks
The pound has plummeted against the euro and dollar amid predictions we're heading for a no-deal Brexit, so it's more important than ever to bag top rates to limit the pain. Spend the wrong way abroad and you could be wasting ££s every time you shop. It's not just having the right card – it's also about knowing the tricks to help you get the most bang for your buck.
Cheap Train Tickets
Find hidden fares & split tickets
Travelling by train can be expensive, and with many rail fares due to increase by up to 2.8% next year, it's important to cut costs where you can. This guide contains 17 ways to save on fares, including how to split tickets, beat booking fees, find hidden promotions, get the most out of railcards and more.