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The best birthday freebies and how to get them

The best birthday freebies and how to get them

Get more than £55 of free things from shops and restaurants when it’s your birthday. Most of the emails I get from retailers end up unopened and unread. But, around my birthday, I’ll always pay a little more attention just in case I’m being given a...
Cut the cost of using your mobile phone abroad

Cut the cost of using your mobile phone abroad

Don’t blow your holiday budget on your mobile bill. Over four nights in New York this June I pretty much only used my phone for maps and researching places to eat and drinks, so not a huge amount. But on my return, a text message from Three informed me the cost of...
How to get the best value sun cream

How to get the best value sun cream

Save money without sacrificing the protection you give your skin. Is a branded sun cream any better than a supermarket’s own version? And what should you be thinking about other than the SPF number? I’ve taken a look at how to make sure you’re...
Should you use an automatic energy switching service?

Should you use an automatic energy switching service?

Companies such as Look After My Bills and WeFlip promise to take the effort out of energy switching. Here’s what you need to know. You can save hundreds of pounds every year by switching your energy provider. You already know this though, right? So why am I...
Last minute holidays – the best way to book

Last minute holidays – the best way to book

Does a package holiday beat booking yourself? And where to find the best deals.  As a kid I remember the days of Teletext, watching the late holiday deals pages go around, frantically scribbling down the phone number and prices before the pages disappeared. It...