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    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 10th Feb 13, 9:46 PM
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    Savvybuyer
    Enter List Ideas (and more) To Exactitude (in shopping) thread
    • #1
    • 10th Feb 13, 9:46 PM
    Enter List Ideas (and more) To Exactitude (in shopping) thread 10th Feb 13 at 9:46 PM
    'Think of the thread as a tree, many branches to it, and not all of us, need all the branches, but we do need the tree!' - midwinter

    New overflow thread for 11+ers

    THE FOLLOWING IS COPIED FROM ORIGINAL FIRST POST ON PREVIOUS THREAD

    This is yet another bargain/glitch/DTD/JTD/misprice thread!

    We know it's in the 'Gone But Not Forgotten' section!

    We know there are at least 2 other threads in which we could post!

    Yes, we do talk a lot!

    No, not all of what we say is Tesco related or even of interest to many others but this is the way this thread has formed.

    Many of us want to discuss the various deals to be had but this was not appreciated on the main Grabbit forum. As such, we now use this thread to talk about anything from how to cook a baked potato to how to get 1p or 4p items through self-scan as quickly as possible. We also discuss ex-husbands and wives, kids and animals. If you have a medical problem we'll nag you until you go to the Doctor. If you're not feeling well we'll provide support, a wee hot drink and whatever chocolate is currently glitching to cheer you up.

    And finally, yes we know that some people try to obscure the store names but this works both ways. It might make it difficult for those who don't have the time to sit here and natter all day but it also makes it difficult for staff/managers to quickly identify any issues at their store.

    We do try to remember to post new deals in bold. We don't like arguing so we're not going to take umbrage if one or two deals slip through.

    Now sit back, relax and feel free to join in. We don't bite (unless you ask nicely), we will help wherever possible and you don't have to post new deals just to feel like part of the group.

    Please put all your finds in bold with LAST 4 DIGITS OF barcode and photo if possible so we can chat & still speed read for bargains.

    Common abbreviations:

    MOC: Money Off Coupon
    SEL: Shelf Edge Label
    DTD: Double the Difference
    JTD: Just the Difference
    RTC: Reduced to Clear
    OOD: Out Of Date
    OOS: Out Of Stock
    CC: Clubcard or Credit Card, depends on context
    HTH: Hope That Helps
    SA: Sales Assistant
    CS: Customer Services
    DD: Darling Daughter
    DS: Darling Son
    OH: Other Half
    DH: Darling Husband
    ETA : Estimated Time of Arrival
    TIA: Thanks In Anticipation
    GBP: Great Britain Pound (some people can't get the £ sign to work, or have keyboards set up in "bilingual" mode)
    Trout: is the expression used by people on here for cashiers of a certain age, usually female, that are miserable for the sake of being miserable, unhappy in their work, jealous of people with mocs and do their level best to prevent anyone using coupons...try your very best to avoid them at the checkouts..... (thanks to myrtleturtle on the coupon thread for this)
    T.i.T.: Trout-in-Training
    S10CT: stupid 10 character thing.
    Womble: A discarded receipt that you picked up
    Uncle Bulgaria: A womble of BIG value


    Orinocco - A very small womble (i.e. not worth putting into the APG site)


    Link to location of Tesco scanners thread
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3539593&highlight=tesco+scanner+l
    PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ITEMS BY THE SCANNERS!!! Please do not give the staff extra work by leaving your unwanted scanned items - stores will be loathe to repair or replace scanners if they make extra work for staff!

    Tesco Head Office Phone Numbers in case you have a problem at the Customer Service Desk: 0800505555 and 01382822700

    Here's the link to Tesco Customer Services:
    https://www.tescohelp.com/tesco/forms/cs_form.html

    If you still have a valid problem that can't be resolved by the store or Head Office here is the e-mail address of the Chief Executive - Please use it wisely!
    philip.clarke@uk.tesco.com

    Freephone number for Asda Customer Service: 0800 952 0101

    Link to Snap-ant's 11+ers Daily quiz!
    http://www.funtrivia.com/private/main.cfm?tid=99008

    Please note that we don't supply copies of coupons, it's against MSE rules so please don't ask. Legitimate coupons can be found on the coupon thread here:
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3840565 The PDF coupons can be saved to your computer as sometimes they get pulled early

    This is the link for HappyChappy’s Guide to Uploading Photos to the thread. Also includes instructions for ipad and iphone.
    http://www.bearsland.co.uk/happychappy/

    neosi's snap tool in Adobe reader guide:
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=51880781&postcount=9213

    And OldBear's guide to cost-effective coupon printing:
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=51885141&postcount=9388

    Miss Laids Top List of under 20p items for a comparable shop:
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=55020969&postcount=2955

    lookinforabargain's Guide to how to print coupons from SuperSavvyMe
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=55036823&postcount=3372

    The list of who we all are and where we lurk in real life can be found here:
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=55769625&postcount=2

    This is the link to the Daily Mail article regarding 1p finds:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1314395/Tesco-shoppers-flock-bargains-sale-just-1p.html#axzz2Jgpacct4

    Click here for APG T&Cs http://asdapriceguarantee.co.uk/Administration/Terms-And-Conditions.aspx
    click here for APG FAQs http://asdapriceguarantee.co.uk/Administration/Questions-and-answers.aspx

    If you want to check/query how your BM was calculated then click HERE the following day
    https://www.sainsburys-live-well-for-less.co.uk/brand-match/

    Big thanks to wackynut for the below summary of the T&Cs for each supermarket's price comparison service (further detail added by aau1)

    Asda Price Guarantee (APG)
    A's compares with - T's, S's, M's and W's.
    Comparative prices are taken from mysupermarket.co.uk
    You need to have bought at least 8 items covered by the Asda Price Guarantee, of which at least 1 should be comparable.
    Note some departments do not count towards your required 8 items (see FAQs for info)
    No minimum spend. Maximum of 10 of the same product.
    Wait 3 hours after after shopping at A's before using the APG.
    A's give you the difference plus 10%
    APG used to be capped at £15 but at the moment cap has been lifted.
    Each household will not be able to claim more than £100 in any calendar month, nor make more than 10 claims in any calendar month.
    Click here for APG T&Cs http://asdapriceguarantee.co.uk/Administration/Terms-And-Conditions.aspx
    click here for APG FAQs http://asdapriceguarantee.co.uk/Administration/Questions-and-answers.aspx

    Tescos Price Promise (PP)
    T's compares with - A's, S’s and M's
    You need to have bought at least 8 different items, of which at least 1 should be comparable.
    Unlike Asda there do not appear to be excluded departments
    Bag re-use has been proven to count as one of your 8 items
    No minimum spend. Maximum of 10 of the same product.
    Enter receipt details and get result within 24hrs.
    Voucher back capped at £10
    Click here for Price Promise FAQs
    https://www.tescopricepromise.com/Home/FAQ
    and
    https://www.tescopricepromise.com/TermsConditions

    Sainsburys Brand Match (BM)
    S's compares with - A's and T's
    Only one comparable branded product needs to be bought.
    You need to spend a minimum of £20.
    Maximum of 10 of the same product.
    Voucher given at till (even self service tills).
    Voucher back capped at £10
    If you want to check/query how your BM was calculated then click HERE the following day
    https://www.sainsburys-live-well-for-less.co.uk/brand-match/

    CHANGES TO TESCO'S PRICE CHECK**

    For those who don't know, Tesco have recently moved their goal posts re: Price Check/Price Promise. Your shop must now contain at least 1 comparable grocery product and at least 8 different items in total.

    So if you're targeting a small JTD shop, then here are some cheap and cheerful items to bulk up your shop: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=53804237&postcount=4424 (link now fixed but note: some of the list at the link, for example some of the pricing, is a little out of date. I will try to do an updated post at some later point - Savvy)
    Last edited by Savvybuyer; 13-02-2013 at 12:12 AM.
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    • dipdap
    • By dipdap 25th Feb 13, 9:26 AM
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    dipdap
    You can get this in toscofor £1.99 until 26/2........£1.50 back on quidco.I shall be doing this a few times today and tomorrow Sorry pic is so big

    Originally posted by pattylabelle
    I'm sure I saw a link to a 75p MOC somewhere (can't remember where)
    I've got one in my e-mail inbox I haven't printed yet as it wants me to fill in all my details. Wonder if it's possible to get a couple of extra....
    Debt August 2009 = £63,600 July 2016 = £3,600 94% paid
    PAYDBX2016 # 102 = £3,185/£5,685 56% paid
    Saving for Xmas 2016 = PP £264 Amazon £55
    If you focus on what you have left behind, you won't see what lies ahead - Gusteau
    • savingbabs
    • By savingbabs 25th Feb 13, 9:28 AM
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    savingbabs
    I'm sure I saw a link to a 75p MOC somewhere (can't remember where)
    I've got one in my e-mail inbox I haven't printed yet as it wants me to fill in all my details. Wonder if it's possible to get a couple of extra....
    Originally posted by dipdap
    That was my plan, but when filled in all details says offer has ended, so not worth giving up details for
    SPC 2015: #319 £10.65 / £500 Bulgaria tin
    • dipdap
    • By dipdap 25th Feb 13, 9:30 AM
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    dipdap
    Thanks for this, realised there's 75p coupon on thread too, not claimed it before

    EDIT: tried and coupon offer ended
    Originally posted by savingbabs
    Ah great minds, just noticed it's ended too. Oh well
    Debt August 2009 = £63,600 July 2016 = £3,600 94% paid
    PAYDBX2016 # 102 = £3,185/£5,685 56% paid
    Saving for Xmas 2016 = PP £264 Amazon £55
    If you focus on what you have left behind, you won't see what lies ahead - Gusteau
    • lookinforabargain
    • By lookinforabargain 25th Feb 13, 9:33 AM
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    lookinforabargain
    Morning all

    Liking some of the new TCB snappy offers
    Shopping list being compiled for later

    For now it's off to make cakes with DD. This could get messy

    Have a good day all
    ...those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.

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    There's a fork in the road, which way will you go
    You standing still or will you step into the great unknown,
    Is yours to decide, this is your life.


    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 25th Feb 13, 9:36 AM
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    Tinyshoes
    Feeling a bit squashed this morning, all those hugs.

    Thank you everyone, sorry to not personally thank each one of you but it really is lovely having you all here, some of you telling me your stories too.

    Logie big hug to you to start the week.

    And Marbett hope your mum is getting on ok.

    Will chuck a few virtual hugs around for anyone else who needs one, hope you catch them.
    • Queenriderbrekke
    • By Queenriderbrekke 25th Feb 13, 9:38 AM
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    Queenriderbrekke
    You can get this in toscofor £1.99 until 26/2........£1.50 back on quidco.I shall be doing this a few times today and tomorrow Sorry pic is so big


    Originally posted by pattylabelle

    Remember to send a friend an email with the 75p voucher available on the MOC
    thread, paying us to take it away
    ? It would be rude not to

    Ignore that, I just sent a friend an email(my mum) got all the way through the process just to be told that the voucher offer was ended!
    Last edited by Queenriderbrekke; 25-02-2013 at 9:45 AM.
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    2012 £ 3147.74 2013 £1437.532014 £ 2356.52
    • Sarahdol75
    • By Sarahdol75 25th Feb 13, 9:39 AM
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    • 74,198 Thanks
    Sarahdol75
    Good morning everyone, kids packed off to school, half term went so quick.

    Need to go shopping today, but DS birthday Thursday, and parcels are due for delivery today, one between 10 and 11 and other between 12 and 1, typical, will have to be a early evening shop, may got some wombles in as never anything in a morning oh and I may also manage some whoopsies.

    Talking of whoopsies, popped into Telford tosco yesterday and OMG, the people around the whoopsie area, grabbing and pushing, OH was just stood gawping at them, saying to me that they looked like vultures.
    Sealed Pot Challenge No 513 -------- £500.00
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    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 25th Feb 13, 9:42 AM
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    Tinyshoes
    Stubby I am shocked we dont all have cheap wine on tap
    Originally posted by David.
    Didn't think anything shocked you.

    I did miss you and DM last night, but claire and artha kept me company, they can stand the pace unlike Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum.
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 25th Feb 13, 9:44 AM
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    Tinyshoes
    Won't be back until later so please shout loud if I am missing anything big.
  • rego
    Morning All

    3 wombled Mr T receipts yesterday for £99.91, £92.67 and £40.68 - just awaiting PP returns before passing on any news.

    Of those receipts I have a 99 point and 40 point collection

    My best womble to date

    Just hoping I get nice returns on the PP's
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    • Nannylala
    • By Nannylala 25th Feb 13, 9:54 AM
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    Nannylala
    Feeling a bit squashed this morning, all those hugs.

    Thank you everyone, sorry to not personally thank each one of you but it really is lovely having you all here, some of you telling me your stories too.

    Logie big hug to you to start the week.

    And Marbett hope your mum is getting on ok.

    Will chuck a few virtual hugs around for anyone else who needs one, hope you catch them.
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes

    Tiny words do not seem enough at times like this but just to let you know how much you are in my thoughts more so because I have met you in RL and know what a lovely person you are.Take care of yourself and cherish the time you are spending with your dear Mum xxx
  • Smart1e
    Kenco Millicano 75p off coupon has ended - just went through all the faff and it said "sorry this offer has ended"...never mind!

    Anyway shopping list for today in A's to compare to T's

    1 x 24 Jaffa Cakes
    1 x Kenco Millicano 100g
    2 x Bombay potatoes
    1 x s&g sensitive
    1 x s&g body responsive
    1 x Kingsmill really seeded
    1 x 4 pack cushelle(free)
    1 x 4 pint milk own brand
    1 x flump to be on the safe side

    Cost around £11 - cashback £3 (£1 jaffa cakes, £1.50 Kenco and 50p milk) and APG of around £6.40 ish... can anyone see any glaring errors please?
    Learn from the past, enjoy and appreciate the present and work to make your future the best it can possibly be

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    • pattylabelle
    • By pattylabelle 25th Feb 13, 9:57 AM
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    pattylabelle
    Aw Tinyshoes. There's nothing I can add to what so many have already written so beautifully here. But my thoughts are with you at this difficult and sad time.
    Originally posted by Mrs Jagger

    Tinyshoes - I will be thinking of you and your mum pet.

    Pain free is crucial and she is getting that - wonderful.

    Here's a few things that we used to so for my mum - it probably made us feel as if we were doing something rather than nothing iyswim.

    We had a little tub of vaseline that we used to rub on her lips to keep them moist when she was unable to drink

    We put warm fluffy socks on her feet like the 50p M&S ones.

    If your mum is able to look at magazines pictures then we had a cookbook stand that we used to put on the overbed table...like this one - she was then able to see photos etc without turning her head





    We also got a little beaker(toddler one nottoo fast flowing) so that she could get sips of fluid.


    Apologies if these are over the top suggestions but even if one of them is helpful..........
    • Mrs stinkface
    • By Mrs stinkface 25th Feb 13, 9:59 AM
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    Mrs stinkface
    Morning all
    Hope everyone is well.

    Urgh I had to have words with the workmen this morning who are fitting my bathroom and decorating my hallway and landing. We have wonky tiles, cracked tiles, tiles cut too thin. The walls haven't been sanded down properly before they chucked the paint up. Surely it's not my job to tell then how to do theirs. It's proper grief

    Tinyshoes - I really don't know what to add to what has already been written but I am thinking of you and hope your mum remains comfortable x

    Right what shall I do today?? I can't sit in the house giving the workmen dirty looks all day
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    • dipdap
    • By dipdap 25th Feb 13, 10:00 AM
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    dipdap
    Good morning everyone, kids packed off to school, half term went so quick.

    Need to go shopping today, but DS birthday Thursday, and parcels are due for delivery today, one between 10 and 11 and other between 12 and 1, typical, will have to be a early evening shop, may got some wombles in as never anything in a morning oh and I may also manage some whoopsies.

    Talking of whoopsies, popped into Telford tosco yesterday and OMG, the people around the whoopsie area, grabbing and pushing, OH was just stood gawping at them, saying to me that they looked like vultures.
    Originally posted by Sarahdol75
    That's exactly what my DH calls them, that or scavengers. My local Ts has even had to get security out once or twice as they can get quite heavy handed!
    I don't even attempt to get the later whoopsies anymore as I'd rather keep all my limbs attatched, if I happen to catch them doing them at the wrong time I consider it a bonus.
    Debt August 2009 = £63,600 July 2016 = £3,600 94% paid
    PAYDBX2016 # 102 = £3,185/£5,685 56% paid
    Saving for Xmas 2016 = PP £264 Amazon £55
    If you focus on what you have left behind, you won't see what lies ahead - Gusteau
  • DelBoyPhil
    Mine has been dispatched 6 serums on their way to me
    Originally posted by FloFlo
    Your ordered items
    Item NameItem CodeQuantityPrice No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Body Serum Save £14.50 on No7 Protect and Perfect Intense body serum

    3 for 2 mix & match across selected skincare, bodycare, No7, indulgent bathing, self tan & vitamins - cheapest free

    10138989 30 Free Gift Burt's Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme
    10078981 2 £ 19.98

    Subtotal
    £19.98 Delivery
    £ 4.75 Original
    Order Total £24.73
    Order Total Charged £24.73

    Managed to order 30 of them, I didn't expect for them to send them to me. thanks to the op that posted it on Friday night!
    • JulieElizabeth
    • By JulieElizabeth 25th Feb 13, 10:07 AM
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    JulieElizabeth
    Catching up from the weekend, loving the Rugby trash talk

    NO MORE HANDWASH GLITCHES PLEASE
    • fairclaire
    • By fairclaire 25th Feb 13, 10:08 AM
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    fairclaire
    Morning all
    Hope everyone is well.

    Urgh I had to have words with the workmen this morning who are fitting my bathroom and decorating my hallway and landing. We have wonky tiles, cracked tiles, tiles cut too thin. The walls haven't been sanded down properly before they chucked the paint up. Surely it's not my job to tell then how to do theirs. It's proper grief

    Tinyshoes - I really don't know what to add to what has already been written but I am thinking of you and hope your mum remains comfortable x

    Right what shall I do today?? I can't sit in the house giving the workmen dirty looks all day
    Originally posted by Mrs stinkface
    my plumbers have arrived. Luckily they have been here before and they did a sterling job, so Im expecting the same again. Electricians this afternoon.....so I expect I'll be getting switched off at some point

    keep an on your workmen stinky and don't accept anything less than a perfect job that your satisfied with!.....don't want to be seeing you on DIY SOS
    • Westvleteren
    • By Westvleteren 25th Feb 13, 10:11 AM
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    Westvleteren
    Skipity skip skip......hope I haven't missed much

    Morning everyone

    Lovely day here, loads of blue sky
    Last edited by Westvleteren; 25-02-2013 at 10:14 AM.
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