Beauty Advent calendars for 2021 including £184 of No7 products for £47

Beauty Advent calendars are significantly pricier than chocolate ones, but they've become increasingly popular in the last few years as a way of bagging beauty products at a fraction of the normal cost. They often sell out early, but can also be heavily discounted later if they don't, so here's a round-up of some of the best I’ve seen.

Psssst! ‘SECRET’ Office & Schuh outlets flogging cheap, slightly blemished shoes

Nothing beats the feeling of a new pair of shoes, but this can quickly turn into heartache if they get scuffed the first time you wear them. So why not save yourself the misery (and some dosh) with a pair that isn't quite immaculate in the first place?

Cinema MoneySaving tips & tricks

Many would say the last year or so has been like a disaster movie come to life, but we've fingers crossed for a happier 'Hollywood ending' to the remainder of 2021.

Meerkat trick: Spend £1 to get 2for1 at cinemas AND thousands of restaurants for a year

Meerkat Movies and Meals gets you 2for1 at cinemas on Tuesdays or Wednesdays and at thousands of restaurants on Sundays to Thursdays (plus other discounts on takeaways etc) FOR A YEAR when you buy a qualifying product via comparison website Compare The Market.

And we’ve a trick to get it for about £1...

£20 off running shoes when you recycle your old ones

If you're a runner, you probably fall into one of two camps - the 'shoes stack' camp, where you rack up multiple pairs, or the 'run in the same shoes until they disintegrate' camp. Either way, you'll be pleased to know you can trade in your stinky sneakers for £20 off a brand new pair. Not only will you save money, but your old shoes won't end end up in landfill, too.

How to get FREE cat treats and other MeowneySaving pet tips

Cats are notorious for being picky. Chances are, if you buy that new food on offer your kitty won't eat it – but what if you could try it free? I asked my cat MSE Pudding to test some Meow-neySavingExpert tips, including free cat treats, food, and coupons, and we're listing her purr-furred options below.

'Free' £2ish Lindt chocolate for Shopmium cashback app newbies

Free food is my favourite kind of food, and who can say no to free chocolate? With more of us now opting to do our supermarket shop online, many have struggled to save as much without coupons and yellow sticker bargains. However, there's a free cashback app which gets you weekly supermarket discounts and freebies, whether you're shopping in-store or online – and to sweeten the deal, we've blagged a 'free' £2ish Lindt choc for new users.

50+ beauty dupes for big brands including Charlotte Tilbury, Benefit & Urban Decay

At MSE, we’ve challenged you to ‘downshift’ your grocery shop for years (check our Downshifting Guide), but you can also save on make-up and beauty products by downshifting from brands to much cheaper ‘dupes’ – lookalike products, where often even the packaging is similar to the expensive brand.

Amazon Warehouse – get returned items or mildly damaged products for knock-down prices

Ever wonder where your purchased goods go when you return them? It may be news to you that Amazon has its own little Aladdin's cave – Amazon Warehouse* – full of preowned, used or open box products, all for a discounted price. MoneySavers rave about it, but can one customer's return really be someone else's treasure?

FREE in-person or virtual visits to 3,000+ hidden UK property gems

You can get FREE access either in person or online to many historical sites and tourist attractions including Bletchley Park, Tibbermore Church (known as Cranesmuir in the Outlander TV show), and Powis Castle as part of heritage open days across the UK in September.