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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, Loans and Cutting Tax boards which means I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly and I can move and merge threads there. 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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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th Oct 16, 9:38 PM
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    bubbs
    I just made the mistake of catching sight of the outside temperature.

    6.4 degrees C

    This time last week in Madeira it would have been around 20 degrees C.
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    Was really cold this morning made me go brrrrrrrr
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    FOR ALL YOU MOANERS , LOOSE GRAPES, MUSHROOM DOES NOT COUNT ON APG DO NOT BUY AS FILLER
    Happy now?
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 10th Oct 16, 9:39 PM
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    Wear something on your feet that you can use to tread on the shucks, that way both feet on the shuck, pull it apart and saves getting your hands spiked. They are quite vicious those shucks Oh, and watch out for squirrels
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    I had pulled up and jumped out of the car ready to pick, and then realised I need boots, trousers and it was getting dark...........I will return next week with boots, trousers, long sleeves, gloves and in the day light with a bucket (OH can separate the green bit from the nuts)
    Frugal November £100 for 4 adults (one of which has a huge appetite!) fingers crossed.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th Oct 16, 9:47 PM
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    Dont think it will be long before i am in bed, all im doing is yawn, yawn yawn
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    FOR ALL YOU MOANERS , LOOSE GRAPES, MUSHROOM DOES NOT COUNT ON APG DO NOT BUY AS FILLER
    Happy now?
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 10th Oct 16, 9:53 PM
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    Enterprise 1701C
    I had pulled up and jumped out of the car ready to pick, and then realised I need boots, trousers and it was getting dark...........I will return next week with boots, trousers, long sleeves, gloves and in the day light with a bucket (OH can separate the green bit from the nuts)
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Chicken

    Take a couple of buckets because you don't know what you are getting. There should actually be quite a few loose nuts just laying on the floor so you might do OK.

    It's funny, I can't remember not going blackberrying and chestnutting, simply always done it even as a child. I am not sure whether the seasons have moved or chestnuts are ripening earlier, but I remember as a young child chestnutting in the snow, not an easy task
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 10th Oct 16, 9:56 PM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Chicken

    Take a couple of buckets because you don't know what you are getting. There should actually be quite a few loose nuts just laying on the floor so you might do OK.

    It's funny, I can't remember not going blackberrying and chestnutting, simply always done it even as a child. I am not sure whether the seasons have moved or chestnuts are ripening earlier, but I remember as a young child chestnutting in the snow, not an easy task
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    If it was snowy, I would be better able to find fallen ones... it is thick undergrowth!

    I am thinking of protective clothing!

    Frugal November £100 for 4 adults (one of which has a huge appetite!) fingers crossed.
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 10th Oct 16, 10:00 PM
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    If it was snowy, I would be better able to find fallen ones... it is thick undergrowth!

    I am thinking of protective clothing!

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Oh dear, that bad

    I walk into blackberry bushes in jeans, might be worth having a stick on hand if it is that bad! It is well worth it though. That said I simply have not had chance to do anything with the nuts I collected, they are in the freezer for when things are less manic.
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 10th Oct 16, 10:09 PM
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    Oh dear, that bad

    I walk into blackberry bushes in jeans, might be worth having a stick on hand if it is that bad! It is well worth it though. That said I simply have not had chance to do anything with the nuts I collected, they are in the freezer for when things are less manic.
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    The tree is 80 odd miles from my house, but near where I go rather regularly for work... so should to be dressed in work clothes... but jeans and wellies are looking good!

    I love them roasted, but never tasted soup but soup and brioche is on the menu!

    Frugal November £100 for 4 adults (one of which has a huge appetite!) fingers crossed.
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 10th Oct 16, 10:11 PM
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    The tree is 80 odd miles from my house, but near where I go rather regularly for work... so should to be dressed in work clothes... but jeans and wellies are looking good!

    I love them roasted, but never tasted soup but soup and brioche is on the menu!

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Chestnut soup topped with crispy bacon........a perfect Christmas soup
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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 10th Oct 16, 10:15 PM
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    Chestnut soup topped with crispy bacon........a perfect Christmas soup
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    Christmas.... we are posh.... prawn cocktails all the way!

    Frugal November £100 for 4 adults (one of which has a huge appetite!) fingers crossed.
    • vanilla twist
    • By vanilla twist 10th Oct 16, 10:21 PM
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    vanilla twist


    Another lazy morning here

    Glad Rhos is alright & in the loop

    Feeling glum as Dad has had another mini stroke This time a Dr was called & he has to have a CT scan The worrying bit is it a bleed one or a clot?
    Clot would be better as blood can be thinned. He also has blood cancer so blood has to be monitored ...

    So I'm away with my gloomy thoughts at the moment
    Originally posted by Snap-ant
    Very sorry to hear your dad has blood cancer snap.
    Big hugs

    V x
    . I do think a chaise lounge is a good description of you though. Stylish yet comfortable and laid back
    Originally posted by fairclaire
    May the odds be ever in your favour

    SPC 7 Pot No 410 £232.63 Total
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 10th Oct 16, 10:26 PM
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    DS arrived home last night for a couple of days He's been hard at work sorting out all our technical issues. Downloaded this app for me ........Vivino and I'm loving it.

    You take a photo of the label or input the name of your wine and you get a score out of 5. Here is the score of the Hardys I bought earlier.

    DS reckons that there's not many above the 4 mark and he's right. We only have one in the house and it's the boxed Coop Moet champagne we got a few years back. It came out at 4.1.

    Interested to see if anyone has anything higher

    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    Oooh I am going to have so much fun with that.

    Just went to the website and popped in a name search from one I could remember "Sister's Run" from a mystery box while back and hit 4.1 straight off.

    Will have to see if I can beat that, it's too cold and dark to have a proper play now.
    I'M A FROCKY
    Total spend for Frugal October £201.75/£100 for 3 of us. Wine glitch and M&S sale my downfall.
    • gocat
    • By gocat 10th Oct 16, 10:27 PM
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    gocat
    Chicken

    Take a couple of buckets because you don't know what you are getting. There should actually be quite a few loose nuts just laying on the floor so you might do OK.

    It's funny, I can't remember not going blackberrying and chestnutting, simply always done it even as a child. I am not sure whether the seasons have moved or chestnuts are ripening earlier, but I remember as a young child chestnutting in the snow, not an easy task
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    I went collecting chestnuts this morning after Id been to T's. I keep one of those reachers in the car, so easy for picking them up and putting them into the bag. Use to be able to get these reachers cheap in one of the discount shops. Was either B&M or Home Bargains. But don't know if they still have them.
    hth
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 10th Oct 16, 10:31 PM
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    Enterprise sorry to hear the news about your FIL. Thinking of you and your family. x
    I'M A FROCKY
    Total spend for Frugal October £201.75/£100 for 3 of us. Wine glitch and M&S sale my downfall.
    • mrsmac10
    • By mrsmac10 10th Oct 16, 10:39 PM
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    Enterprise. Sad new about your FIL. Lovely news about your DD.

    Bought two of the little pots on shopmium for one of the GC only to find that dh does not have the offer. £2 wasted on my frocky budget. But I have yogurt galore.





    Nite nite


    Edit it appeared once I had completed my reviews Yah
    Last edited by mrsmac10; 11-10-2016 at 7:28 AM.
    Loved the Frocky challenge I will do this again in the New Year
    • Motivate
    • By Motivate 10th Oct 16, 10:57 PM
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    Motivate
    No, it's an asda apg anomaly. If bought in T's you would get a PP as expected.
    Originally posted by Chrisv
    Thank you for explaining this

    Great thank you kind Sir - I was able to order 2 - not sure when I will be able to collect but I'm hoping they will be able to hold my order for a couple of weeks.
    Sorry its taken so long to reply - just not enough hours in the day to do everything
    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 10th Oct 16, 11:02 PM
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    Serendipitious
    Back from the babysitting for DD and friend to go to Bella.

    They had a brilliant time - took photos of the various courses (yes, they tried all 3 mains, so thanks to whoever suggested that they should) and just to please me, because she knew it would, they also took a photo of the bill with the £49 deduction. DD knows her mommy well!

    I am so very pleased for them - DD took a longstanding female friend who needed a bit of a boost (truth be known, they both needed a bit of a boost) and tonight they had a thoroughly enjoyable child-free evening for the cost of a couple of drinks. They said staff were brilliant.

    The little ones ate well too - I went to S where the deli had cooked chicken at 1.60 per 100g, then found a whole cooked chicken for £4.50 for 1.3 kilo so I got that, so with some creamy mash and a selection of veg, apple sauce and gravy that meant they had a decent dinner served within ten mins of getting home. I had my nails painted by DGD and watched XFactor on catch-up afterwards.
    Last edited by Serendipitious; 10-10-2016 at 11:07 PM.
    “All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.”


    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 10th Oct 16, 11:08 PM
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    It's much improved since I was there years ago probabaly when I was a child lol
    Originally posted by emerald21
    Yes, they have automobiles and everything now

    DS arrived home last night for a couple of days He's been hard at work sorting out all our technical issues. Downloaded this app for me ........Vivino and I'm loving it.

    You take a photo of the label or input the name of your wine and you get a score out of 5. Here is the score of the Hardys I bought earlier.

    DS reckons that there's not many above the 4 mark and he's right. We only have one in the house and it's the boxed Coop Moet champagne we got a few years back. It came out at 4.1.

    Interested to see if anyone has anything higher

    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    LOVE that app so much. Had a quick scan, and only got to 4.1, but will try my upstairs little stash to see if I can beat it tomorrow, soooo excited.

    Oooh I am going to have so much fun with that.

    Just went to the website and popped in a name search from one I could remember "Sister's Run" from a mystery box while back and hit 4.1 straight off.

    Will have to see if I can beat that, it's too cold and dark to have a proper play now.
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    Ohh, I have had a few of those,were okay.

    Evening all. No wine bought here, must really go tomorrow.
    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 10th Oct 16, 11:10 PM
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    I still have a 3/4 of those Moet from the Co-op left. Was £8 . I managed to get 2 cases
    • Motivate
    • By Motivate 10th Oct 16, 11:14 PM
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    Motivate



    Link to terms and conditions: https://livewellforless.sainsburys.co.uk/swipe-and-win-terms-and-conditions/
    Win Bonus points on £10 spend, anything from 200 points to 5,000. Not as good at last time. Only really good for filling up on petrol.
    • Picasso7
    • By Picasso7 10th Oct 16, 11:17 PM
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    Unfortunately not for me - still Closed (or may have closed early?).

    Edit - just had a quick look on the website (logged in) and it says it has finished but you can upload receipts for any purchased before 6.20pm today.

    ... wonders out loud if my purchase from yesterday may qualify...

    Edit 2 - the valid dates are stated as:
    And also:


    Anon
    Originally posted by Anon
    Ooh. Thank you. I'll try my receipt from Saturday! Thought I'd missed this one again.
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