We want your insider MoneySaving tips

MSE_Laura_F Posts: 1,570 MSE Staff
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edited 23 March 2022 at 6:00PM in Shop but don't drop
What are the insider MoneySaving tips you've learnt from working at your current or past job? 

For example, do you work in a factory and make own-brand food next to branded? Are you a car salesperson with car buying tips? We're keen to hear your stories.

Then make sure to check out the knowledge within our new Insider MoneySaving tips guide.

We've had some eye-opening responses to this kind of question in the past (please be aware these are several years old so information may be out of date):


  • On the subject of cheap condoms… the best prices I’ve found are from the ‘Freedoms-Shop(dot)com’ which is actually part of the Central and North West London NHS Trust. They buy tonnes of the things direct from the manufacturers so they get a hefty discount.
  • When talking about all chees coming from the same factory, I think you have to be careful to differentiate between the "types" of cheese, as there are literally 100s.
    If you mean bog standard cheddar, whether it is mild, medium or nature, then the advice is probably correct, but if you are talking about different types of brie or "blue" etc, then I would definitely beg to differ.

    I would be interested to know if it is the same for tastes like (for example) Double Gloucester as in my mind the LIDL version is FAR superior (tastewise) than any other I have tried, so if this is in fact made to the same recipe and sold elsewhere cheaper then please let me know. I certainly wouldn't class the LIDL own brand cheese as cheap regardless of the flavour, to be honest.
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    MSE_Laura_F Posts: 1,570 MSE Staff
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    It's 2023 and MSE is looking for more of your insider MoneySaving tips. Have you got any beans to spill about the industry you work/worked in? Let us know.
  • kazmeister
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    If your company offer a shopping discount portal use it! 

    Big savings can be made especially with those where you can purchase a discounted voucher as these can be used with other discount codes as they are only then a form of payment. My favourite deals are waiting for a certain mail order wine company to have a good special offer, purchasing my voucher then using ‘honey’ for further discounts. Around £500 of RRP wine for approx £240 (I know this is a lot but it will last a year and is only purchased as we paid off our debt.)

    I left the job a year ago and can still use my login so will continue to do so until I can’t! 
    Mortgage, we're getting there with the end in sight £6587 07/23, otherwise free of the debt thanks to MSE help!
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