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    • redfox
    • By redfox 16th Jun 16, 8:27 PM
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    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread
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    • 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!
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    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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    • Anon
    • By Anon 12th Oct 16, 8:46 AM
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    Good morning ...just a theory about COS and offers but I think the reason

    some offers are repeated is because you never got them first time round

    so hence that is why people are getting sausages back again and again

    as they have not been able to buy them when first offered ..just a

    theory ....those with accounts for there spouse as well might be able to

    confirm this theory
    Originally posted by underperky
    Sometimes that is the case, yes. While other times it re-appears even though it was claimed previously, just to confuse matters (it is welcome though!).

    It also sometimes takes into account any multi discount and other times ignores it, sometimes on the same receipt/claim! So £1.66 returned for one cider, £1.99 for the other when both were bought in a 3 for £5 offer.

    Anon
    • emerald21
    • By emerald21 12th Oct 16, 8:50 AM
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    Question for the day. Do the upper classes lick their yogurt pot lids?
    Morning all.
    Originally posted by davemorton
    Yes we do
    • emerald21
    • By emerald21 12th Oct 16, 8:55 AM
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    Nellie no one has replied to my email well yet anyway May have to enquire at Wrexham or Chester. Unless anyone on here knows of train journeys that only use Northern trains.
    • LEJC
    • By LEJC 12th Oct 16, 9:20 AM
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    Good morning all...

    I had to rush off yesterday so need to read back to catch up..

    A few have asked how I am feeling now DS has gone to uni....
    I'm sad he's not here,but I seem to be getting on ok with OH and its been nice for us to just do things as we please.
    He is on holiday this week hence me not being around too much and as such we are enjoying just spending some time together....we done a little milestone sorting and both feel that it was the right timeframe to do it,so a little weight is slowly being lifted very carefully whilst still preserving plenty of memories.

    Some days I really miss DS but he has been good and tries to keep in touch as much as any 18 year old remembers his parents when there are so many other exciting things to do.
    I worry about his drinking...but again thats no different to any parent of a first year uni student and I worry that he's eating well....but in essence he held it all together over the weekend and theres no real evidence that he's getting into anything any deeper than his peers....so I guess my worrying is my own!!!!

    There have been a few niggles both with his flat and a lack of hot water but they seem to be sorting that out....somehow the screen on his iphone cracked so Dad needed to pay for a replacement over the weekend and there are various sections of hair on his legs missing but I think this may have more to do with freshers week and a little too much liquid intake...so I didnt point it out too much!

    He has a short 4 day break spread over a weekend and monday /tuesday in a few weeks but at this stage we dont think he's planning on being home so the next time we will see him is christmas unless we decide to take a weekend down to see him.

    I think I might be getting the hang of this frugal october lark too...getting into a routine of going shopping at the end of the day is providing either a welcome surprise for tea the following night or meaning that I need to raid the freezer...
    Tonight we have fresh tuna....something I would never buy normally but at £1 a pack of 2 last night it was too good to pass by.

    Have a good day all...I'm off to give blood and get a cup of tea and biscuit for my donation x
    participating in frugal October...£45.59 of £40 food shopping spend for the 2 of us!
    November spend £41.01 of £40
    Am I brave enough to track what we spend on Dec/Christmas food.....
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 12th Oct 16, 9:23 AM
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    Question for the day. Do the upper classes lick their yogurt pot lids?
    Morning all.
    Originally posted by davemorton
    This is actually several questions

    At home Sophie cat is obsessed with yogurt so as soon as a pot comes out she is there and waiting for the lid. If its a small pot and she cant get her head in I cut the empty pot in half for her and again she sees the scissors and knows I am cutting it up for her
    Treacle cat thinks yogurt is the work of the devil

    When in hotels I tend to tip yogurt into a bowl and put fruit on top - it depends on the hotel really but I really don't like eating out of the pots in hotels. No lids or pots are licked out of the house.

    I don't think I've been anyway where I can say for absolute certainty that everyone eating breakfast is upper class otherwise I would have observed what they were doing with their yogurts
    “Create all the happiness you are able to create; remove all the misery you are able to remove. Every day will allow you, --will invite you to add something to the pleasure of others, --or to diminish something of their pains.”
    • HILLBERN
    • By HILLBERN 12th Oct 16, 9:27 AM
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    Just saw this fro the others for W corona

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/waitrose.co.uk

    Hope link comes out ok..now dashing to pick my new glasses up x
    I'm up for frugal October....£50-£60 for 3 of us

    1st 2nd Oct Current spend - £6.32......3rd Oct - £1.78 = £8.10 6th Oct £2.64 = £10.74 10th Oct£5.35 = £16.09 11thOct£6.55 =£22.64 15THOct £4.56 = £27.23 17th OCT £7.71 =£34.94 20th Oct £1.72 = £36.66
    Disaster- Budweiser+pizza deal + £6 off wys £30 in W took me over my budget
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 12th Oct 16, 9:28 AM
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    On the side banner I've just seen "various banks to slash bank deals"

    I finally got all of the bits and pieces for the HSBC account I set up but now I am in a quandary - its took 3 weeks in all, mostly with weeks of nothing happening. My gut instinct is to do nothing and just close it or to use it as an account for swapping .

    Also I applied for OHs new Marks credit card in the last week in September, took very little time so it looked promising but again we have heard nothing back so that's been 2 weeks now

    So much for it being the instant digital age
    “Create all the happiness you are able to create; remove all the misery you are able to remove. Every day will allow you, --will invite you to add something to the pleasure of others, --or to diminish something of their pains.”
    • LEJC
    • By LEJC 12th Oct 16, 9:34 AM
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    Question for the day. Do the upper classes lick their yogurt pot lids?
    Morning all.
    Originally posted by davemorton
    I do so all the time x

    I dont eat mullers but others are ok in moderation!
    participating in frugal October...£45.59 of £40 food shopping spend for the 2 of us!
    November spend £41.01 of £40
    Am I brave enough to track what we spend on Dec/Christmas food.....
    • underperky
    • By underperky 12th Oct 16, 9:36 AM
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    Question for the day. Do the upper classes lick their yogurt pot lids?
    Morning all.
    Originally posted by davemorton
    I don't like yoghurt but if I did ...I would
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 12th Oct 16, 9:37 AM
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    Who on earth would actually waste the yoghurt on the lid?

    We know several millionaires (clients) and I have seen at least one of them lick the lid!
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 12th Oct 16, 9:46 AM
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    Good morning ...just a theory about COS and offers but I think the reason

    some offers are repeated is because you never got them first time round

    so hence that is why people are getting sausages back again and again

    as they have not been able to buy them when first offered ..just a

    theory ....those with accounts for there spouse as well might be able to

    confirm this theory
    Originally posted by underperky
    Yes I am still getting the sausage bake because I've not bought it yet - my small Morrisons sells it which is very unusual - its one of those things I would buy if I could pass it along to someone but there isn't so I haven't

    Now I've said that I know its on my COS but I don't know about OHs, assume so
    “Create all the happiness you are able to create; remove all the misery you are able to remove. Every day will allow you, --will invite you to add something to the pleasure of others, --or to diminish something of their pains.”
    • LEJC
    • By LEJC 12th Oct 16, 9:48 AM
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    LEJC
    I did have a wobble yesterday with the challenge when I came across some water damaged packs of 20 strongbow cider reduced to £6.50 in T.

    This is the sort of thing I would normally have thrown several packs into the trolley and thought of it as a good way to save over the coming months...but I did resist as I have also with the wine offer.
    I have decided that we will use what we have during the month but to try and replace it with stock going forward would blow the budget.
    I do agree with mhoc that the way forward might me a small contingency fund and I think if I were to live this way permanently then it would be something I would look to have....there are times when its prudent to take advantage of an offer but I guess in reality that someone truly living on a reduced budget might not actually have the means to fund a food fund as well as day to day living.

    When we used the vouchers to eat out over the weekend we used compliments and I was concious that in using the voucher for simply night out might mean that I have wiped out my quite considerable stock that could have been used for something else more needed later in the year....we went to TGI and in effect wiped out all the vouchers I have accumulated on survey sites over the last year...not an insignificant £70 but again I guess thats the choice that some have to make when faced with using vouchers for treats or eats....


    my interview(sorry appointment ) with a vampire awaits....see you later
    Last edited by LEJC; 12-10-2016 at 9:51 AM.
    participating in frugal October...£45.59 of £40 food shopping spend for the 2 of us!
    November spend £41.01 of £40
    Am I brave enough to track what we spend on Dec/Christmas food.....
    • Westvleteren
    • By Westvleteren 12th Oct 16, 10:03 AM
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    Westvleteren
    Nellie no one has replied to my email well yet anyway May have to enquire at Wrexham or Chester. Unless anyone on here knows of train journeys that only use Northern trains.
    Originally posted by emerald21
    https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/travel/network-map

    Click this link and download the route map(first one) You'all be able to see where you can get to from Chester. Also see what stations you can change at to get somewhere else. Once you know where you want to go then tickets have to be booked at the booking office.
    Something unexpected happened which made me smile and still continues to make me smile.
    "Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations."
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 12th Oct 16, 10:09 AM
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    mhoc
    Sainsbobs have sent me a mailing, 4 vouchers with bi-weekly dates

    150 nectar points 12/10 to 25/10
    300 nectar points 26/10 to 08/11
    spend £1 get a surprise after 07/11 - 26/10 to 01/11
    150 nectar points 02/11 to 08/11

    there does not seem to be a minimum spend and I am wondering if they will all work if I scan them all at once in the first week ... probably not
    “Create all the happiness you are able to create; remove all the misery you are able to remove. Every day will allow you, --will invite you to add something to the pleasure of others, --or to diminish something of their pains.”
    • purpledonkey
    • By purpledonkey 12th Oct 16, 10:18 AM
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    purpledonkey
    Thanks to SCC, 10m bacofoil cling film in a dispenser for 20p in A



    I'm almost tempted to turn my house into a kill room for halloween a la Dexter
    Originally posted by aau1
    Dexter would use higher grade plastic sheeting

    Thanks for this. Also 1kg Silver Spoon icing sugar is a nugget in there, just saying

    So a month ago I heard something nibbling in my living room, but could not figure out where it was coming from. We checked everywhere except behind the sofa (it's bloody heavy) and vacuumed the crap out of everything. I didn't hear it again, so thought no more of it, but we've been cleaning everyday just in case. Last night I was watching Netflix on my laptop and a little mouse ran out from under my sofa. I think we startled each other and it ran back We've figured out it came from our neighbour (long story but essentially they are now squatters, who haven't paid rent in 8 months, don't clean and refuse to let anyone into the building). Does anyone know how to get rid it without killing it?
    'I solemnly swear that I am up to no good'
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 12th Oct 16, 10:29 AM
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    Has anyone checked their Sainsburys mycoupons list yet

    https://mycoupons.sainsburys.co.uk/

    Its the usual items I would never and have never bought but then I noticed a very annoying new method of sainsburys marketing - a significant number of items you now need to buy in sets of 2 to get the usual 40 or 60 bonus nectar points for

    17 items in all on my list - OH also has 17 on his list, some the same but some different

    2 Young's frozen fisherman's pie
    2 Branston baked beans
    2 McVitie's Gold bar x8
    2 by Sainsbury's Highland oatcakes
    2 by Sainsbury's frozen garden peas
    2 Frijj chocolate milkshake
    2 by Sainsbury's chocolate chip cookies
    2 by Sainsbury's frozen roast potatoe
    2 Tropicana smooth orange juice
    2 by Sainsbury's chocolate iced ring doughnuts
    2 Batchelors Super Noodles chicken flavour
    2 coconut milk 400g
    2 Sainsbury's baked beans in tomato sauce with sausages
    2 by Sainsbury's baby button mushrooms 200g
    2 Cadbury Dairy Milk giant chocolate buttons bag
    2 by Sainsbury's rich highland shorties biscuits
    2 Wall's Viennetta 650ml

    so much for sainsburys encouraging less over buying and less wasteage
    Last edited by mhoc; 12-10-2016 at 10:39 AM.
    “Create all the happiness you are able to create; remove all the misery you are able to remove. Every day will allow you, --will invite you to add something to the pleasure of others, --or to diminish something of their pains.”
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 12th Oct 16, 10:31 AM
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    mhoc
    Dexter would use higher grade plastic sheeting

    Thanks for this. Also 1kg Silver Spoon icing sugar is a nugget in there, just saying

    So a month ago I heard something nibbling in my living room, but could not figure out where it was coming from. We checked everywhere except behind the sofa (it's bloody heavy) and vacuumed the crap out of everything. I didn't hear it again, so thought no more of it, but we've been cleaning everyday just in case. Last night I was watching Netflix on my laptop and a little mouse ran out from under my sofa. I think we startled each other and it ran back We've figured out it came from our neighbour (long story but essentially they are now squatters, who haven't paid rent in 8 months, don't clean and refuse to let anyone into the building). Does anyone know how to get rid it without killing it?
    Originally posted by purpledonkey
    I think you can get humane traps.

    They only need a hole the size of a pencil so you need to be plugging up every possible tiny gap with some sort of flexible filler
    “Create all the happiness you are able to create; remove all the misery you are able to remove. Every day will allow you, --will invite you to add something to the pleasure of others, --or to diminish something of their pains.”
    • diluvsdiscounts
    • By diluvsdiscounts 12th Oct 16, 10:31 AM
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    Ties in with earlier comments about wasting money

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5520164
    Originally posted by Westvleteren
    Dexter would use higher grade plastic sheeting

    Thanks for this. Also 1kg Silver Spoon icing sugar is a nugget in there, just saying

    So a month ago I heard something nibbling in my living room, but could not figure out where it was coming from. We checked everywhere except behind the sofa (it's bloody heavy) and vacuumed the crap out of everything. I didn't hear it again, so thought no more of it, but we've been cleaning everyday just in case. Last night I was watching Netflix on my laptop and a little mouse ran out from under my sofa. I think we startled each other and it ran back We've figured out it came from our neighbour (long story but essentially they are now squatters, who haven't paid rent in 8 months, don't clean and refuse to let anyone into the building). Does anyone know how to get rid it without killing it?
    Originally posted by purpledonkey
    You can get humane traps which is just a little box they go into and can't get back out of. But where would you release it?
    SPC9# 517 target £365. £692 SPC10 #. Target £365
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    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 12th Oct 16, 10:33 AM
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    You can get the kind of trap that catches it in a box without killing it, I think.

    When I lived in the outer wilds I used to use an old colander to catch them, then slid a thin old baking tray below, then carried them outside.
    “All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.”


    • purpledonkey
    • By purpledonkey 12th Oct 16, 10:37 AM
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    You can get humane traps which is just a little box they go into and can't get back out of. But where would you release it?
    Originally posted by diluvsdiscounts
    Thanks, and to mhoc too. There are a lot of green spaces around here, I would release it in one at least 10 minutes from my house. Just need to find the little git now
    'I solemnly swear that I am up to no good'
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