SuperScrimpers waste not want not- Christmas Special

December 16, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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superscrimpersI think it’s fair to say that we are all guilty of over indulging during Christmas time whether it’s buying too many presents or over spending on Christmas food shopping. However, with the current climate making an effort to cut costs should be a priority this year. 

Scrimping and saving may seem a little ‘Bah Humbug’ but in reality it’s a sensible move. I watched SuperScrimpers: Waste not Want not earlier this week (Channel 4 Wed 8pm) to see how the experts save money but still have a very merry Christmas and was pleasantly surprised with their suggestions.

The show is worth watching if you’re looking for some handy frugal tips which are really easy to employ over the next couple of weeks. Including classic ways to save pennies like homemade Christmas cards and reusing gift wrapping. The show also explores more adventurous ways to enjoy Christmas on a budge. For example how to making homemade flavoured liquor and Irish cream at a nip of the price, plus scrumptious leftover recipes that will see you through to the New Year in delicious style.

Most interestingly the show documented how much we over spend on food shopping in particular.  They challenged one family who spend £1400 on their festive groceries to cut their budget, doing Christmas lunch with a frugal £50. Using a little organisation and forward planning it was possible and looked delicious. A lesson to all of us I think you’ll agree.

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Organise a budget for a cost effective Christmas

I was most delighted to see that Mrs Moneypenny, the money saving expert who explained how to get money back from energy companies during the show, suggested that workplaces swap recycled gifts at Christmas time to save money.

Great to see as here at Bath-knight we celebrate the festive period with a Recycled Secret Santa. Whereby every member of staff gets a gift which was kindly brought in by another colleague. It’s a great gesture and nice time for the company to come together and exchange gifts at the end of the year.

Overall SuperScrimpers has plenty to offer. Whether you’re looking for ways to save lots of money or simply want to find handy alternatives which will help you cut costs there is plenty of ideas on the show.

SuperScrimpers: Waste not Want not is available to watch on Channel 4 OD now.

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