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    • redfox
    • By redfox 16th Jun 16, 8:27 PM
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    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread
    • #1
    • 16th Jun 16, 8:27 PM
    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread 16th Jun 16 at 8:27 PM
    Welcome to a new long lasting Elite 11+ glitch and chat thread.

    Please see post number 2 for all the relevant information on the thread. Savvybuyer's excellent lists are in the subsequent posts.

    It's a great group and community so enjoy!
    Last edited by redfox; 16-06-2016 at 9:38 PM.
    I'm a Board Guide on the Quick Grabbit, Food Shopping & Groceries, Shop but don't drop, Loans and Cutting Tax boards which means I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly. Pease remember, board guides don't read every post. If you spot an illegal or inappropriate post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com (it's not part of my role to deal with this) Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.

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    • braveheart60uk
    • By braveheart60uk 9th Oct 16, 5:27 PM
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    ANOTHER SD Deal
    Thanks to HDUK for this one, they stated online ( which is now sold out). I have just been into town and got 3 sets for £5.95. If I had managed 6 sets I could have used the extra 100 points till spit for spending over £10. Large Hand stuff £1.99 BOGOF. only one set in my store so I got 4 small ones at 99p each. 3 Gift boxes went through no probs, see photo. BEWARE there are 2 gift boxes, the other one looks cheaper.





    HTH. Not bad for £1.99 each
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 9th Oct 16, 5:27 PM
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    M&S ankle socks = 79% cotton
    M&S cotton rich ankle socks = 76% cotton.

    Perplexed.
    Originally posted by Serendipitious
    Resist....they are bound to come around free soon
    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 9th Oct 16, 5:28 PM
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    You are going so well with SD braveheart

    Someone mentioned these the other day


    Well done
    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
    • tweets
    • By tweets 9th Oct 16, 5:34 PM
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    You can have two.

    It serves 4 and I'll be fed up with it after one lot. Get on the train and bring Poppy. x

    Just found 4 tins Ambrosia custard
    Originally posted by Serendipitious
    Thank you Poppy can have the other portion

    No trains here tram , bus or taxi lol

    Oh not taxi they wont allow dogs anymore
    Lost 3st-3lb
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 9th Oct 16, 5:37 PM
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    Have we all claimed our free Old Mout Cider via their FB page. For the NE coven you can use your voucher at the Library on Saddler Street. Got one for Mr TM too.

    It will test his nerve having to claim it
    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
    • tweets
    • By tweets 9th Oct 16, 5:38 PM
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    I made apple crumble, would you like a portion of that? Its for DH but he wont mind

    Originally posted by bubbs
    Are you trying to make me fat again ?

    No thank you
    Lost 3st-3lb
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 9th Oct 16, 5:40 PM
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    Chocolate cake and roasted whoopsied beetroot out of the oven and pies going in.

    I've got some whoopsied parsley too....should I make a soup?
    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 9th Oct 16, 5:41 PM
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    Are you trying to make me fat again ?

    No thank you
    Originally posted by tweets
    You are a skinny Minnie tweets
    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
    • tweets
    • By tweets 9th Oct 16, 5:45 PM
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    You are a skinny Minnie tweets
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    Not that skinny wouldn't want to be like a stick lol
    Lost 3st-3lb
    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 9th Oct 16, 5:52 PM
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    Thank you Poppy can have the other portion

    No trains here tram , bus or taxi lol

    Oh not taxi they wont allow dogs anymore
    Originally posted by tweets
    I might have to come and collect you then.
    “All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.”

    June grocery 62.91 July 89.07 Aug 71.25 Sept 82.74 Oct - not much; Nov - probably even less


    • MKS
    • By MKS 9th Oct 16, 5:56 PM
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    Afternoon all, hope everyone is well.

    QOC glad you had a good hol. MKS hope you have a fab time. Rhosy I'm sending best wishes and hope your up to coming back soon.

    Bubbs I think Anon was meaning are you operating your sisters cashback account aswell as your own & dh's ? You would need to logout of one account & into the other. Think I'm right in saying they are one account per person. xx. Hth
    Originally posted by cjj
    Thanks, cjj. Will try. Almost packed, work finished after last invoice sent and breathe. BBQ to put on in 30 minutes and Cava to pour in 45 minutes.
    • MKS
    • By MKS 9th Oct 16, 5:57 PM
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    Have the fabbiest of times xx
    Originally posted by queen of cheap
    Will try.
    • MKS
    • By MKS 9th Oct 16, 5:58 PM
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    What HFP?

    I am more naive than i thought
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Head for points.
    • cjj
    • By cjj 9th Oct 16, 5:58 PM
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    I read all posts but forget which week is which on here lol so could have been last weekend she visited him
    Originally posted by tweets
    I think it was this weekend tweets. SSM have you checked out the Easy jet ---------------------------------> In MSE email. Cheapest time to book. Hth xx
    Cherish those you have in your life because you never know when they won't be there anymore.

    No matter how you feel, get up, dress up & never give up.
    • MKS
    • By MKS 9th Oct 16, 6:00 PM
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    Happy holidays MKS x
    Originally posted by hornetgirl
    Thanks, HG.x
    • MKS
    • By MKS 9th Oct 16, 6:01 PM
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    In Feb 17, it is 30 years since I met OH.

    I am searching for a holiday, somewhere easily accessible, warm and very cheap!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Avoid half-term week.
    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 9th Oct 16, 6:03 PM
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    Does anyone know why people on HFP are buying John Lewis gift cards in T (obv. the 75 cc for every £25) and you can use them in Waities.... but is there another reason that I cannot find/understand? Thanks x
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Well, I went ferreting about the Waitrose website and it seems likely you can use the JL giftcards for a Waitrose online shop.

    Which might be handy as my nearest is over 20 miles away.

    Also Waities have an offer for new customers if you do 2 x £100 online shops (free delivery) between now and 4 Dec you get a £40 JL giftcard.

    So 8 x £25 giftcards at T = 600 CC pts (is that right?)
    Plus £40 giftcard on 2 x £100 spend

    Is this frugal?
    Probably not... unless I look on it as 3 months shopping
    “All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.”

    June grocery 62.91 July 89.07 Aug 71.25 Sept 82.74 Oct - not much; Nov - probably even less


    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 9th Oct 16, 6:15 PM
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    She wanted somewhere warm perky
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    If UP was with us.... I think it would be very hot!

    I think it was this weekend tweets. SSM have you checked out the Easy jet ---------------------------------> In MSE email. Cheapest time to book. Hth xx
    Originally posted by cjj
    Thanks, I am looking at all the cheap flights including easy jet, when I have booked the flights, I will look for as nice a hotel as we can afford (my logic is that we will spend more time in the hotel)

    Avoid half-term week.
    Originally posted by MKS
    We will be catching the end of the half term as the special date is on the 12th so it won't be too bad x
    Accumulative cost of having adult child in 2017.
    January - One day off work for OH to take him to an exam as car broken - 40 mile round journey. Different car £450.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 9th Oct 16, 6:18 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Well, I went ferreting about the Waitrose website and it seems likely you can use the JL giftcards for a Waitrose online shop.

    Which might be handy as my nearest is over 20 miles away.

    Also Waities have an offer for new customers if you do 2 x £100 online shops (free delivery) between now and 4 Dec you get a £40 JL giftcard.

    So 8 x £25 giftcards at T = 600 CC pts (is that right?)
    Plus £40 giftcard on 2 x £100 spend

    Is this frugal?
    Probably not... unless I look on it as 3 months shopping
    Originally posted by Serendipitious
    It maybe this, but people are doing 50 mile round trips for the cards so wonder if it is something we are not aware of x
    Accumulative cost of having adult child in 2017.
    January - One day off work for OH to take him to an exam as car broken - 40 mile round journey. Different car £450.
    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 9th Oct 16, 6:19 PM
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    The KTC Spinach Puree tin has gone down in A to more than 10% cheaper than M (the only other place that has it, either instore in M or on online in respect of the other competitors). Therefore I kept it off an M shop. This product also isn't available in many Ms for me, so I wondered if they would have it on the APG (they should do surely, if they also had the KA cans earlier that also aren't in many Ms for me?). However, it's a epic fail that doesn't even provide any information as to whether the KTC product, fwiw now as A is >10% cheaper, is in the M collection stores or not. The product appears on the comp. at 800g, as per a.com, even though it is 795g and therefore it could be they have it at the 795g tin it is in M and don't see it as comparable as it has a different weight on the APG. So, I still have no idea from the APG as to whether the product is in any of their Ms or not (precisely the thing I was trying to find out, I have failed to do so). It's due to come off offer in M tomorrow and, if the A r'back continues, A will become more cheaper than actual M, although it is presumably a potential filler against everywhere including M as it is N/A for M.

    1x KTC Spinach Puree (800G) £0.75 N/A

    I don't know that it has had a downsize - I've 'always' had it at 795g although online (a.com but not msm) says 800g.

    Vs T
    1x Muller Light Fat Free Vanilla Yogurt (175G) £0.55 £0.55
    10x Muller Rice Strawberry (1X180G) £5.50 £3.00

    I note Vanilla yogurt showing "Unavailable" on 'my' t.com today, so I did well there. (I do not know if it shows somewhere else in the country on t.com and msm signed out still has it for T.)

    I did well on my bananas (I did have to buy two together as I was a little short of my APG spend) as I seem to have returned T 2p off (total) instead of 1p.

    0.19x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Banana (order by number of bananas or select kg) (PER KG) £0.13 £0.12
    0.35x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Banana (order by number of bananas or select kg) (PER KG) £0.24 £0.23

    Although the stores (A and T) are the same price (what a surprise!), T returns at 1p lower. This happens when, on the weight you have bought, it is 0.5p or more at the end of the price and thus rounds up and you pay the penny above but, when the APG is done, it takes the price you actually paid for A and, when doing the calculation on the same price per Kg. at the competitor, rounds the competitor price down. This only works against T now, as far as bananas are concerned as S and W are fairtrade so are non-comparable and M's bananas are no longer picked up for no apparent reason.

    Hardly anything great as it's a penny, however I have worked out why T (and it used also to be M but no longer) sometimes returns a penny lower. I could have bought a slightly higher weight of banana and thus got a price of 13p rounded down, and then T would have been 13p as well. This was just fortuitous here and not planned. But, splitting the bananas, for other reasons best known to myself, allowed me to get an extra penny lower for T. However, I spent a penny more in the first place by missing my target and getting an 13p banana instead of the 12p one I needed to hit the exact spend.

    In effect they actually overcharge you slightly on the bananas by rounding up the price for fractions of pence of 0.5p plus, and you only get the 10% cheaper than the competitor when doing an APG that works out overall best against T. But then you could have bought whoospied bananas cheaper, so I'm paying more for them anyway, although they would not help on an APG.

    It's better as I moved the Spinach to a T shop - I was originally going to do vs M - and thus was able to get the Mullers that return more than anything I was going to get against M would have done. And my freezer is packed full anyway, so I couldn't get the freezer items today that would have been vs M (offers should still be on for a while).
    Last edited by Savvybuyer; 09-10-2016 at 6:29 PM.
    M lists - page 18 (on 40 posts per page setting) - Avs M: post 705 onwards; Tvs M and "Buy in M": post 709 onwards.

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