SuperScrimpers on Channel 4


I have recently become hooked on a Channel 4 Programme called SuperScrimpers: Waste Not Want Not.

Each programme is only half an hour long, and it makes (well for me anyway) enjoyable and informative viewing.

Series Summary

“This new series shows how to scrimp and save in these straitened times.

Entrepreneur, journalist and mother-of-three Mrs Moneypenny reveals how to be clever with your cash. Her motto is ‘run your family like a business’.

Mrs Moneypenny spends time with a different family each time, delving into their finances and taking a look at how much they have to spend, and what they spend it on. Her aim is to help them stop their money-wasting ways and give them easy-to-follow advice on how they can improve their finances and stick to a budget.

Meanwhile, financial expert Merryn Somerset Webb takes to the high street, challenging the general public with questions about their personal finance, from how much is in their bank account, to how much they spend on lattes and takeaways a week.

The show is also packed with entertaining and practical tips from some of Britain’s thriftiest people.”

To watch the episodes just click on the links below:

Episode One

Episode Two

Even if  you are not in debt, I think it is worth watching these films to see just how wasteful your lifestyle really is.



SuperScrimpers on Channel 4 — 2 Comments

  1. I love this show too! I look forward to it every week. I’ve been trying out some of the tips from Mrs Moneypenny’s army of superscrimpers and was especially pleased with the one about soaking salad leaves in a bowl of lemon water – I did this and got about en extra week out of my lettuce!

    My favourite tip (which is my own) is to save the metal trays that takeaway arrives in (you know the square/rectangle ones given out by Indian and Chinese takeaways) and use them as single or double portioned pie and stew dishes for the oven which is really handy because they freeze and can go straight into the oven, unlike crockery, and are prefect size for one. They wash well and can be used countless times.

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