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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.
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    • Wheres My Cashback
    • By Wheres My Cashback 12th Oct 16, 10:53 AM
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    Wheres My Cashback
    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
    Originally posted by purpledonkey
    Probably wouldn't survive outside this time of year if you release it into green spaces as won't have built a nest in time ready for its winter wind down.
    Need to find an outside warmer residence that's sheltered or find which hole it comes from and then block it so it can't come back.
    • gocat
    • By gocat 12th Oct 16, 10:54 AM
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    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
    Originally posted by mhoc
    Thought you were going to say that you take the pot home for the cat to lick out

    Morning all
    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 12th Oct 16, 11:11 AM
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    Serendipitious
    Probably wouldn't survive outside this time of year if you release it into green spaces as won't have built a nest in time ready for its winter wind down.
    Need to find an outside warmer residence that's sheltered or find which hole it comes from and then block it so it can't come back.
    Originally posted by Wheres My Cashback
    In other words, best to keep it behind your sofa till Spring.

    It might like hamster food?

    Give it a name. That will help.

    When DD had a rat in her student house they had to wait a weekend till Pest Control could get there. Meanwhile they called it Roland. That actually really helped calm the hysteria.
    “All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.”

    June grocery 55.10


    • underperky
    • By underperky 12th Oct 16, 11:19 AM
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    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
    Catch it and put in next doors garden
    • purpledonkey
    • By purpledonkey 12th Oct 16, 11:23 AM
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    purpledonkey
    Catch it and put in next doors garden
    Originally posted by underperky
    I thought about it.

    Whilst I'm here http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/netflix-chill-ben-jerry-s-half-baked-10p-tesco-2526765

    10p ice cream anyone?
    'I solemnly swear that I am up to no good'
    • bargainqueen8
    • By bargainqueen8 12th Oct 16, 11:24 AM
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    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 do remember it being said on here thar peanut butter is the best thing to put in the traps.hth.
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 12th Oct 16, 11:25 AM
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    The subject of over spending is an interesting one.

    Everyone has their own perception as to what is worth buying and spending money on so what looks like wanton extravagance to one person is another's everyday necessities.

    Its also virtually impossible to change people perceptions or change what they consider a priority - you just have to bite your tongue, shake your head and let them get on with it. They wont ever understand our frugal way of doing things.

    With some people its the balance between being short of time and/or short of cash

    I've long since despaired of trying to re educate my offspring, they live in the here and now with no tomorrow.

    I suppose we just have to concentrate on getting the very most enjoyment out of our own money, stretching it as far as we can, spending it twice if possible.
    If bills are getting paid, there is food in the cupboards and small treats to look forward to and you can sleep at night without worrying about whatever is coming next then that is the best any of us can do
    “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, 11:30 AM
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    So my neighbour... A daughter moved in her bed ridden mother a year ago telling her mother that she was renovating her house. Turns out that she sold her house, kept the money and has essentially left her to die. All the mother has next door is a hospital bed and a nurse that goes in daily. She doesn't want to pay for more substantial care for her and now refuses to pay rent! My other neighbour is the landlord and tried to do an inspection and was met with abuse. So far they've taken her to court twice and nothing has come of it. They've left all their rubbish/waste in the garden as they don't want to step outside and I've heard the lady cry at all hours in the morning as she's alone. It's an odd situation.
    'I solemnly swear that I am up to no good'
    • Wheres My Cashback
    • By Wheres My Cashback 12th Oct 16, 11:40 AM
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    Wheres My Cashback
    So my neighbour... A daughter moved in her bed ridden mother a year ago telling her mother that she was renovating her house. Turns out that she sold her house, kept the money and has essentially left her to die. All the mother has next door is a hospital bed and a nurse that goes in daily. She doesn't want to pay for more substantial care for her and now refuses to pay rent! My other neighbour is the landlord and tried to do an inspection and was met with abuse. So far they've taken her to court twice and nothing has come of it. They've left all their rubbish/waste in the garden as they don't want to step outside and I've heard the lady cry at all hours in the morning as she's alone. It's an odd situation.
    Originally posted by purpledonkey
    Will expect to see your neighbour on C5 soon then....

    It is a syrup isn't it ?
    • mumtoo3
    • By mumtoo3 12th Oct 16, 11:46 AM
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    Morning,

    Whilst looking for the cheap pukka pads yesterday in T i ended up in the party section and they had quite a few of party items reduced including plates, cups and the toys to put in party bags. Some of them were also on five for four. I picked up a few bits as stocking fillers and some to donate to my DD school fair. Shame the pukka pads weren't reduced in my store.
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 12th Oct 16, 12:03 PM
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    Enterprise 1701C
    Probably wouldn't survive outside this time of year if you release it into green spaces as won't have built a nest in time ready for its winter wind down.
    Need to find an outside warmer residence that's sheltered or find which hole it comes from and then block it so it can't come back.
    Originally posted by Wheres My Cashback
    We had a mouse in the summer, unfortunately had to use a basic trap to get rid. We know we have mice in the garden and really do not mind, but this cheaky little devil dashed in through the French windows and straight into the study!

    We know they live in the compost heap over winter if that is of any help.
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • Wheres My Cashback
    • By Wheres My Cashback 12th Oct 16, 12:11 PM
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    Wheres My Cashback
    Check your Q clicksnappy accounts this morning

    Mine have all got 2 new sainsbobs freebies

    Goose island - might be a lager or beer? £1.95
    Pizza express house light dressing pots 50p
    Originally posted by mhoc
    Had the PE dressings weeks ago, they're OK.

    The IPA is ONLINE at S only so doubt they'll be giving too many of those away.
    • mrsmac10
    • By mrsmac10 12th Oct 16, 12:22 PM
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    mrsmac10
    Check your Q clicksnappy accounts this morning

    Mine have all got 2 new sainsbobs freebies

    Goose island - might be a lager or beer? £1.95
    Pizza express house light dressing pots 50p

    Strangley though one of mine has also got Mom porridge seeds and Moma plain boxes to buy in sainsbobs with £1.25 cashback - these are supposed to be on offer for £1.50 this week

    I might have got them before for shopimum for a double cashback offer but not for this Q account which is why its still there
    So it might be worth checking your Q account - after cashback they work out at 25p each which is not too bad and good for anyone doing the October challenge

    Just checked COS and the beer is also there as well
    Originally posted by mhoc
    The goose island on mine is ONLINE ONLY
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 12th Oct 16, 12:23 PM
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    Morning

    Have taken my frock off this morning with the M&S further reductions online.

    I have been after a pink bra for ages as the one I have is a little small when I wear it under my pink dress and they just happened to have a 2 pack with navy in my size for £4.79 and matching 2 pack knickers £1.49.

    I also couldn't resist a skirt for £2.39

    http://www.marksandspencer.com/twin-zip-pockets-a-line-mini-skirt/p/p22428468?image=SD_01_T59_7707_F0_X_EC_90&color=NA VY


    and a short sleeved jumper to go with it for £2.59

    http://www.marksandspencer.com/cashmilon-easy-care-jumper/p/p22394247?image=SD_01_T38_8230A_XX_X_EC_90&color=S ILVER

    Whole outfit £4.98....

    Think I better go update my sig, still haven't added the wine shop yet.
    Birds flying high, You know how I feel, Sun in the sky, You know how I feel,
    Reeds driftin' on by, You know how I feel

    It's a new dawn, It's a new day, It's a new life, For me, And I'm feeling good...
    • Arthien
    • By Arthien 12th Oct 16, 12:24 PM
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    Afternoon all!

    Was hoping to have NSD no. 3 today, but DH has informed me that the lack of biscuits is unacceptable and that we have 'no food' (read: no random snacky bits that he likes ) so now I'll be going to Iceland and hoping they have cheap crisps and biscuits!

    I did point out that I asked him whether we had enough crisps for the week and he said yes, and that he could start cooking tea earlier instead of waiting for me to come home and picking in the meantime, but somehow that wasn't relevant
    • emerald21
    • By emerald21 12th Oct 16, 12:30 PM
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    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.
    Originally posted by Westvleteren

    Oh thank you . Will do.
    • emerald21
    • By emerald21 12th Oct 16, 12:32 PM
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    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
    Originally posted by mhoc

    Why ? Don't you like sausages.
    • izzeyb
    • By izzeyb 12th Oct 16, 12:37 PM
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    izzeyb
    I have just seen confirmation that the Schmackos and the Rodeo dog treats are comparing to Tesco
    N1LDA
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 12th Oct 16, 1:01 PM
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    Ok so signature updated.

    It may go down a little as also ordered some underwear for DD3, so I may get that back.

    Had to pay parking again yesterday to collect the vests but whizzed around in an hour and came home without toilet rolls, sharing the last roll between upstairs and down at the moment, how did that happen.

    Thinking now maybe my total was a little unrealistic for everything....think it was Josie who said about not including the wine as will it get drunk in October. Well no it probably won't but part of the reason for me doing this was to stop myself from stock piling too much so I need to include it really and also to try and have a non existent CC bill next month which has now gone down the pan with the M&S order.

    At least spend compared to normal is a lot lower so far into the month so that is something positive for me. Normally I would have treated us to the M&S meal deal and probably gone out for more tea and cake, once is included in my total so far. And probably gone way madder on M&S, there are some good mens reductions on shorts and they have Mr TS's size but I am resisting even though he lives in shorts for most of the year.
    Last edited by Tinyshoes; 12-10-2016 at 1:11 PM.
    Birds flying high, You know how I feel, Sun in the sky, You know how I feel,
    Reeds driftin' on by, You know how I feel

    It's a new dawn, It's a new day, It's a new life, For me, And I'm feeling good...
    • Arthien
    • By Arthien 12th Oct 16, 1:07 PM
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    Arthien
    This is Arthien reporting from the field! No Coroner (whoever is in Malvern got there early ) but Waitrose digestives are only 50p and I got a 24-pack of Quavers for £2, instead of the 12-pack for £2.50 that was next to it

    This Frocky thing really does make me think about how easy it is for the little things to add up. I also keep seeing adverts for restaurants, cafes, takeaways and I'm realising just how bombarded we are every day with adverts saying 'Buy it now! Buy it now!!', no wonder people end up in debt so easily.
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