Monday, 6 July 2015

Penny Carr: Being thrifty with @BeingMrsC

Today Penny Carr was in the studio to discuss 'Being thrifty with @BeingMrsC. Penny is our local thrifty correspondent. She brings in monthly articles about saving money.

Firstly Penny talked about the dreaded three words 'Back to School'. She advised going shopping now to buy school uniform, shoes and stationery. The bigger supermarkets like Tesco and Sainsbury's have the full collection, whilst Aldi started doing polo shirts as of last year. Some schools have second hand clothes stalls available.

Penny also gave details on a number of summer holidays activities for children to take part in, including:

  1. The 'Play in the Parks' scheme running from 23rd July to 28th August (Monday to Friday)
  2. Verulamium Museum (Full details on their website:
  3. The St Albans Libraries, as part of the Herts County Council, have events including 'Summer Reading Challenge 2015' taking place between 11th July to 5th September for under 11s (Record Breakers) and also for 11-18 year olds (imaginNation). 

There was also a discussion about food surpluses in supermarkets. Could surplus food be used more efficiently? There are some great articles on savings at supermarkets at 'Emma's Savvy £ Savings', found here

Penny also has a brilliant blog called 'Being Mrs C' where she regularly posts useful advice on money savings and discounts. You can find her blog at and also her Twitter page at

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