Jordon Cox is so good at digging out discounts he has published a book on the subject. The 22-year-old from Essex is even nicknamed the Coupon Kid. And while cutting out coupons might seem too much like hard work, Jordon insists that, if you follow his tips, you could save thousands of pounds a year.
ASK TONY: We paid Thomas Cook £40 to pick our seats but ended up at the back of the plane by the loos
We pre-booked seats and meals with Thomas Cook for our flight home from Skiathos, Greece, at a cost of £40 each. At check-in, we were told the seats had been overbooked, so were allocated 38E and 38F instead of 5A and 5B. However, these were the rearmost seats, adjacent to the toilets, making them probably the worst on the plane.
MARKET REPORT: Investors purr as Pets at Home shares soar 14% after it beats expectations following revamp of its vet business
Profits climbed 6.1 per cent to £89.7m for the year to March 28, not including the effects of a £40.4m charge related to the restructuring of its vet business. The pet products retailer said its shops had returned to profit growth faster than expected, and sales were up 5.1 per cent. Rather than trying to rake in more money by selling fewer expensive items, it has cut prices to attract more customers.
Aston Martin launches new £300,007 special edition of its DBS Superleggera to celebrate Bond movie's 50th anniversary
Aston Martin is producing a special edition of its 211mph DBS Superleggera to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the James Bond movie 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' – with a royally hefty £300,007 price tag to match. Note the cleverly calculated '007' ending price - which is 64 times more than the original classic DBS of 1969 to which it pays homage.
Secrets to investing like a pro: Six fund managers including Terry Smith and Nick Train share their tips for making money
When it comes to investing your money, there is almost too much choice. So who better to help than those who have made spotting money-making opportunities their full-time job? Here, HOLLY THOMAS speaks to six of the City's most successful investment gurus about their top tips on smart investing - and the pitfalls to avoid.
Now that's a garden for show! We pick six of the ultimate outside status symbols that will make the neighbours turn green with envy
With Chelsea Flower Show running this week, we ask what are some of the most en vogue features that will truly set your garden apart. We pick six luxury features, including bespoke sculptures and elaborate children's playgrounds to complete outdoor kitchens and helipads. There is also a property with a Japanese garden, with a vernacular style bridge spanning a fish pond and a Japanese garden room.
Retired entrepreneurs Chris and Brenda Gandy have grown their nest-egg to nearly £1 million. And the 67-year-olds are in good company, with an estimated 1,000 UK savers now part of the so-called Isa millionaire club. So how can you give yourself the best chance of one day joining it, too? The first step is to open a stocks and shares Isa to ensure all your investment gains are protected from the taxman.
Castaway camper: TV presenter Julia Bradbury beds down for the night on a FLOATING CAMPSITE on the Thames to celebrate 100 years of the caravan
To mark the centenary year of the caravan and the start of National Camping and Caravanning Week 2019, former Countryfile host Julia Bradbury spent a night in the middle of the Thames near Tower Bridge on the first ever floating campsite. We went to visit the TV presenter ahead of her evening's stay on the river.
Tax peril of mix-and-match Isas: Savers can easily fall foul of the rules putting money in dribs and drabs
They run the risk of forfeiting a chunk of their Isa allowance unless they pick the right bank or building society. It's all down to the way each organisation has set up its Isas. Some let you mix fixed rate and easy-access accounts, and add to them whenever you want during the year. All are wrapped up together to count as just one cash Isa.
Fancy a £175 gift? HSBC ramps up rewards for current account switchers, with hotel and Legoland stays also on offer
The banking giant has brought back its £175 golden hello for those switching to its Advance Account, and has also introduced sweeteners for its Basic and Premier bank accounts. In order to get the £175 upfront cash bonus, customers must switch to HSBC's Advance Account using the Current Account Switch Service, and pay in £1,750 a month.
Driverless cars would improve traffic flow by more than a third as cars communicate and work together, claims University of Cambridge study
Researchers from the university programmed a small fleet of miniature robotic cars to drive on a multi-lane track and measured traffic flow when one stopped, with fully autonomous and simulated 'driven' cars. They found that the advantage of vehicles working together using artificial intelligence is that they will keep moving smoothly instead of bunching up - as a result improving traffic flow by 'at least 35 per cent'.
Four years ago, the Government brought in a rule change that had dramatic consequences for retirees. The reforms, known as 'pension freedoms', gave savers unprecedented flexibility around how they spend their hard-earned cash in retirement. But with that freedom comes a huge responsibility to ensure you do not run out of money and end up living on the poverty line in old age.
Royal Mint's 26 'Great British A-Z' 10p coins are almost as rare as the Kew Gardens 50p: Is it worth checking your change for them?
Last year we revealed coin collectors would be handed the challenge of hunting down 26 new 10p coins, featuring an A-Z of what makes Britain great.2.6million of the coins were initially minted in 2018, starting from the Angel of the North and running to the Zebra Crossing, via James Bond, cricket, fish and chips and a teapot. So, what are they worth now?
Why it's NEVER too late to make a mint: Multi-millionaire and Dragons' Den star Deborah Meaden's tips on how to be a successful entrepreneur
Dragons' Den star Deborah Meaden offers her advice on becoming a successful entrepreneur at any age. Despite turning 60 this year, Deborah has no intention of putting her feet up any time soon. We caught up with her after a long day of filming for the 17th series of the popular BBC show, which airs this summer. 'Retirement has never, ever crossed my mind,' she says. 'And I honestly can't imagine when or why it would. If you're doing the thing you love, why on earth would you want to stop doing it?'
Britain's insurance blackspots revealed: Report shows where customers are cancelling policies they can no longer afford
Research has found that 38 per cent of people had cancelled one or more insurance policies over the past three years because they could no longer afford them. In in 56 per cent of these cases, cancellations occurred in the past 12 months. Respondents cited both a rise in the cost of insurance and a drop in income as their reason for cancelling.
EE beats Vodafone in the battle for 5G: Phone firm to switch on the UK's first ultra-fast network next week
Customers in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast will be able to access the service from Thursday, May 30 using 5G-capable handsets. This is ahead of Vodafone, which will launch in seven cities from July 3. BT-owned EE said it will give another ten cities access by the end of the year, with the total coverage rising to 50 towns and cities in 2020.
Can you guess the price of these wooden homes? Take our quiz to see how many you get right, from log cabins costing £25k to luxury houses nearing £1million
The humble log cabin has come a long way, and today offers a range of home comforts. These can range from gas central heating and fully integrated kitchens with central islands to spacious bedrooms with en suite shower rooms. How many of the half a dozen in our quiz can you get right, with values ranging from £25,000 to an impressive £1million. Some of the chalets can only be used as a holiday home part of the year, while others can be used as a permanent home that be used all of the time.
Vodafone has cut its payout and other big guns may follow, but don't panic! Here's where investors can get 4% or more from dividends
When a company cuts its dividend payments, it can send many a chill through the wallets of shareholders, especially when that income is apart of their financial armoury. Vodafone cut its payout this week and there are fears that other big payers could follow suit. So where should investors look now for reliable, well-covered income.
Fancy an extra £10,000 over the next year? From savings to mortgages, motoring and even lunch, here are 20 golden deals to save you money
Follow our definitive list of the 20 best deals right now and that cause the least trouble to achieve. No need to turn off the lights or live on bread and water. It is simply a case of searching for value for money in everything from your bank account to what you wear and how you keep fit. Read our list to check what we think are among the best deals out there, use our helpful money-saving tools and tell us if you know of a better deal.
The amount you can save into a pension ultimately depends on what you can afford - but the longer you leave it the more you will need to save. We tend to put ambitious targets on our hoped-for income in retirement and then underestimate how much we will need to set aside to achieve that. So how much should you save?
What next for interest rates? Bank tipped to hold for most of 2019, as inflation stays low and Brexit is extended
Lower than expected inflation figures have added weight to expectations that interest rate rises will remain on hold throughout most of 2019. This combined with the Brexit extension is forecast to keep monetary policy steady, with rates held at 0.75 per cent. While unemployment is low and wages are rising, there are still concerns over Britain's consumer economy and business investment being stalled by continuing Brexit uncertainty.
The average two-year fixed rate mortgage rate has crept up by 0.13 per cent in the past month, possibly showing the first signs that the ongoing price war between lenders is drawing to a close.
Buy-to-let is much tougher than it once was. But for many Britons the idea of investing in property still appeals, as they trust bricks and mortar and may feel that they can add value to a property. Read our top ten buy-to-let tips
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