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 now at their lowest level for two years, according to the Association of British Insurers' premium tracker. Take advantage and use 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.
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.
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 are finally starting to dip, but only after a miserable 16 straight weeks of rises – the longest such run in three years. RAC figures show motorists were shelling out an average of 10p/litre more in May than in February. 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 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 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 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.
Cheap Travel Insurance
Annual policy £9, family £27
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
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 and tricks
Spend the wrong way abroad, and you could be wasting ££s every time you shop. Recent volatility due to ongoing Brexit uncertainty means it's more important than ever to bag top rates. But 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.