About the Show
The series that shows how to scrimp and save in these straitened times with entrepreneur, journalist and mother-of-three Mrs Moneypenny
Series 9 Summary
A series of supersaving specials from Mrs M and her army of thrifty scrimpers.
Episode 1 - SuperScrimpers: Spring Clean
In this hour long special Mrs Moneypenny and her team of scrimpers dust down the nation's finances to show how to bolster bank balances while saving on some spring cleaning essentials.
Mrs M hosts from the beautiful Royal Horticultural Society gardens at Wisley, opening up her cash clinic to members of the public.
One superspending couple have their spending examined - from utility bills to clothes, food to eating out.
And Harry Wallop puts washing powders to the test, pitting the brand leader against budget versions to see if discount brands perform as well - if not better - than their more expensive equivalents.
Episode 2 - Summer Savings
Mrs M and her scrimping team reveal their top money saving tips on summer essentials.
Mrs M hosts her cash clinic from a typical British windswept beach in Whitstable, Kent, where she dispenses advice to members of the public on everything from holiday insurance to last minute deals.
Harry Wallop investigates whether bargain sun creams are as effective as the more expensive, brand leaders.
Celebrity superspender Tina Malone, aka Mimi Maguire from Shameless, is challenged to make-over her overgrown garden in time for a party, for just £100. T
And there's also plenty of savvy tips from free days out to free accommodation.
Episode 3 - Deals on Meals
Mrs M shares her top tips on how to dine out for free and how to do the weekly shop for half the price.
At the Royal Three Counties Show in Malvern, Worcestershire, she discusses food, farming and finances, and dispenses advice at her cash clinic on subjects ranging from pet insurance to joint bank accounts.
The show meets the Stein family, who love cooking and food shopping and are asked to create a meal for eight on limited funds.
And Harry Wallop investigates whether extra virgin olive oil is worth the premium pricing.
Episode 4 - SuperScrimpers Christmas Cracker
Mrs Moneypenny and the team reveal their tips on how to have a merry but frugal Xmas.
Mrs M meets the Hart-Dykes in their ancestral home at Lullingstone Castle in Kent, where this unique scrimping family share their ideas on imaginative economising - from home-made table decorations to home-made gifts, and inventive ways to keep the heating bills down.
The show meets the glamorous Ansaris, who consider Christmas an excuse to splash the cash, hosting six lavish parties, each with a well-stocked bar, expensive canapés and elaborate entertainment. Can the family downsize and hold a cocktail party with food and drink for just £50?
Harry Wallop investigates Champagne, pitting three bargain bottles against the market leader to find out which scores best with the experts and the public.
And there are ideas for imaginative thrifty gifts and a party game suitable for the whole family.
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