You’re never too rich to be thrifty – Sunderland star Wes Brown’s wife collected cereal box tokens to save money on a family trip

Sunderland's Wes Brown
Sunderland's Wes Brown
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THE term “wag” usually conjures up images of designer handbags, eye-watering restaurant bills and high-spending life of pampering and relaxation.

But Leanne Brown, wife of Sunderland star Wes Brown, has shown you’re never too rich to look after the pennies.

The mum revealed this week how the family collected cereal box tokens to save £138 on a trip to Legoland.

Writing on her blog, the 36-year-old said: “Having never been there before, I was quite looking forward to it – but was shocked to find out the price of entry per person!!

“Luckily my friend Zoe remembered there was a buy-one-get-one free offer on cereal boxes, so we stopped off at Tesco to buy three boxes of Frosties and saved ourselves £138.”

Leanne, however, wasn’t so impressed with her experience at the Windsor theme park.

She said: “The rides were dated and there wasn’t much to raise the heartbeat (to be honest even my seven-year-old wasn’t impressed).

“Halle, who is 11, was far from catered for. Oh, and they ran out of hotdogs! Ha! Unfortunately we will not be going again!

“We would definitely have been much better off spending the day in and around the hotel and the countryside!”