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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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    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 12th Oct 16, 3:37 PM
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    Out internet is so dire. 1.27 upload & 0.06 upload

    So I rang BT & we have signed over to Infinity 2 for an extra £2 a month Lovely Scottish SA

    The gear arrives on Tuesday & no charge either
    Originally posted by Snap-ant
    but dont go building your hopes up though about super mega fast broadband.
    we also had dire speeds similar to yours so we went over to fibre which at first gave us speeds up to 12 mb - now it varies, down to 6 or 7, up to 10 some days, today its 9
    we are not paying any extra this year but when the renewal date comes along i dont think its going to be worth £20 a month
    “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, 3:41 PM
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    Anyone else's cat tear around the house at 120mph after using the litter tray?
    Mrs Tibby Winkle's creativeness with my rugs last night Is she secretly trying to trip us up?



    looking smug after event






    Originally posted by Snap-ant
    our Sophie cat is a lady and likes to use the tray before retiring to bed for the night - even better if Oh is doing his nightly ablutions at the same time
    (litter tray in the downstairs bathroom)

    Treacle cat is a manic digger so if he uses the tray he scatters wood chip in all directions
    “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, 3:47 PM
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    Had an email from tsb.
    Current account changing to 3% on £1500 from 4th January!

    My 5% rate hasn't lasted long sadly.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    if you started late then at least you will still have the ?% for spending £100 contactless a bit longer

    I expect TSb will see a significant number of people moving £500 out of their current accounts on 4th January, the ones earning the full 5% on two thousand
    “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.”
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Oct 16, 3:52 PM
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    Afternoon all
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -2 stone 8 1/2 lb week 13
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 12th Oct 16, 4:05 PM
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    Why ? Don't you like sausages.
    Originally posted by emerald21
    we like the really meaty 80% sausages especially lincolnshire or herby ones. The Harrogate ones are perfect for us in packs of 6 and Oh does a few roast potatoes to go with them

    otherwise its the packs of 12 lincolnshire from Asda if we are expecting visitors - its amusing that out offspring eat in fancy over priced restaurants but when they come home they want mince and onions or sausages and mash
    “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.”
    • hampydoodums
    • By hampydoodums 12th Oct 16, 4:10 PM
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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
    Originally posted by HILLBERN
    Thanks for this Hillbern, don't have time to go to W as we off to see DS tomorrow. However, just done a test shop in A x
    Nanny to 2 Cherubs
    • Nellie35
    • By Nellie35 12th Oct 16, 4:15 PM
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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.
    Originally posted by emerald21
    Hi emerald, I have looked at the routes but its the times that are proving more difficult to work out. We'll get there in the end (don't know where yet though)
    • Nellie35
    • By Nellie35 12th Oct 16, 4:21 PM
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    Good afternoon elite, hope you are all well. Picked up my M & S orders today (leggings & slippers both with the £5 off). The slippers are quite narrow so they might have to be returned to store as they were (cough) a gift off a friend and I do not have the receipt
    Also picked up Boots order, finally managed some JF so thanks op
    • ROCKINGHAM
    • By ROCKINGHAM 12th Oct 16, 4:27 PM
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    Afternoon all - having a bit like of a battle with Tesco regarding an Acer laptop only 3 months old. A very basic model DS uses it just for Internet and the odd bit of printing. Seemly after trouble shooting from 4 experts the hard drive needs replacing so I have to send it back to Acer.

    Acer then confirm it is likely to be a hard drive issue by email and attach a link so I can print off a label, then bang on how it needs to be wrapped in bubble wrap and must withstand being thrown around in a couriers van as if it arrives damaged then I am responsible and it will only be repaired at my cost or if I choose not to have it repaired then it will only be returned at a cost of £37 Then advised me of the nearest drop off point for the Courier cheeky gits!

    Contacted T Direct and made a complaint. Ts guy was quite helpful said it was ridiculous to expect customers to do all the legwork. He did try to get authorisation to send out a replacement but their Business Team said No so they are sending label by post and have given me a contact no to arrange pick up plus their assurance that if Acer try and suggest item has arrived damaged then Ts would intervene. What a load of @rsing about

    Crosse and Blackwell Best of British soups are 5 for £3 in Ts and have just used 5 30p coupons from the Mag making them 30p each. So need to stock up on Mags too as shan't be able to do any printing for a little while

    Waiting for Gas Safe man to come back as boiler leaking water plus visit to Dentist tomorrow as 2 teeth either side of bridge are aching so that's going be costly. Good job I didn't sign up to Frugal October

    Now going to have a proper read back to see how my Loverlies are all doing. xx
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Oct 16, 4:28 PM
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    iceland 7day offer chocolate fingers 0.50p Half Price
    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/iceland-7day-offer-chocolate-fingers-0-50p-half-price-2526722
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -2 stone 8 1/2 lb week 13
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Oct 16, 4:44 PM
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    anyone else got spam for tea?
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -2 stone 8 1/2 lb week 13
    • emerald21
    • By emerald21 12th Oct 16, 4:46 PM
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    Good afternoon elite, hope you are all well. Picked up my M & S orders today (leggings & slippers both with the £5 off). The slippers are quite narrow so they might have to be returned to store as they were (cough) a gift off a friend and I do not have the receipt
    Also picked up Boots order, finally managed some JF so thanks op
    Originally posted by Nellie35

    Ok Nellie let me know lol
    • emerald21
    • By emerald21 12th Oct 16, 4:49 PM
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    Well apparently I have seborrhoic dermatitis so got some different stuff to try.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Oct 16, 5:07 PM
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    Thanks Izzey
    1x ASDA Smartprice Tomato & Onion Pasta & Sauce (110G) £0.20 £0.20
    1x Wham Raspberry Flavoured Bar (16G) £0.10 N/A
    1x Pedigree Schmackos Dog Treats with Chicken (172G) £1.58 £1.00
    1x Giant Strawberry Stripes (1PK) £0.10 £0.10
    1x Haribo Starmix (1PK) £0.10 £0.10
    1x Muller Corner Red Cherry Yogurt (150G) £0.55 £0.55
    1x Pedigree Rodeo Dog Food Treat with Beef (140G) £1.58 £1.00
    1x Barratt Flumps (12G) £0.10 £0.10
    1x ASDA Smartprice Strawberry Cheesecake (90G) £0.40 £0.30
    1x Pedigree Schmackos Dog Treats Multi (172G) £1.58 £1.00
    10x Muller Corner Strawberry Yogurt (150G) £5.50 £3.00
    Comparison total (compared products only) £11.69 £7.35
    +£4.34 cheape
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -2 stone 8 1/2 lb week 13
    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 12th Oct 16, 5:17 PM
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    Been to work meeting close to a large T so nipped in for Hipp.
    No overage sadly as it turned out - but I'd wanted to get all age 4 mths for DD's childminder, so that was the main factor. (Confession - I got one 6mth one for me to try.)

    Went back in again afterwards and got another lot, home now so just put it through the BG to see what's what.

    1x HIPP ORG APPLE, STRAWBERRY & BANANA 100G
    £1.00 £0.99 £1.00 n/a
    1x HIPP ORGANIC APL PEAR & BANANA 4 MTH+ 100G
    £1.00 £0.99 n/a n/a 1x
    HIPP ORG PEACH, APPLE, BLUEBERRY RASPBERRY 100G
    £1.00 £0.99 n/a n/a 1x
    HIPP ORGANIC COTTAGE PIE 100G
    £1.00 n/a n/a n/a
    1x
    HIPP ORGANIC P/NIP SWT SQUASH & CKN DINNER100G
    £1.00 n/a £1.00 n/a

    1x HIPP ORGANIC P/NIP SWT P/TOE & BROCCOLI 100G
    £1.00 £0.99 £1.00 n/a
    1x HIPP ORG APL, BANA & R/BERRY B/FAST 6M+ 100G
    £1.00 £0.99 n/a n/a 2x

    Tesco comparable total £5.00 Competitor shop total £4.95 (A)

    Cash spent: £2.44 on one shop, £3.80 on the other - was allowing for overage just in case! Got Optiwell, so 80p on BG for that, also Activia so £2 on BG for that.

    So 6.24 to add to FO total - milk, ginger preserve, gravy granules, yoghurt and other sundries.
    “All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.”

    June grocery 57


    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Oct 16, 5:18 PM
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    *FREE LUNCHBOX* When you buy 2 packs Original/Light Flora 500G £1.59 @ Farmfoods
    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/free-lunchbox-when-buy-2-packs-original-light-flora-500g-1-59-farmfoods-2527080
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -2 stone 8 1/2 lb week 13
    • remote90
    • By remote90 12th Oct 16, 5:18 PM
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    if you started late then at least you will still have the ?% for spending £100 contactless a bit longer

    I expect TSb will see a significant number of people moving £500 out of their current accounts on 4th January, the ones earning the full 5% on two thousand
    Originally posted by mhoc
    Agreed, but where to put the money? I've just opened a Nationwide which I think is 3% for 1 year. Any other tips would be welcome.

    • bcw123
    • By bcw123 12th Oct 16, 5:26 PM
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    Hi corona beer glitch ( Waitrose ) still working 5pm 4 bottles £4.50 12 bottles £5
    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 12th Oct 16, 5:29 PM
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    anyone else got spam for tea?
    Originally posted by bubbs

    Not yet but I can see it will have its turn sometime this month

    Tonight is Scottish beef beefburgers (butcher, nice thick ones) plus vegetables.
    “All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.”

    June grocery 57


    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 12th Oct 16, 5:59 PM
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    Agreed, but where to put the money? I've just opened a Nationwide which I think is 3% for 1 year. Any other tips would be welcome.
    Originally posted by remote90
    this is the difficult bit, the shifting it from one place to another and co ordinating them so you have an annual monthly saver finishing just as the glut of big bills are due

    my fall back position is the Nationwide easy access ISA - I think i am getting 1.2% - I dread to think what it is now. Its like the jam jar on the kitchen shelf where you out the bill money until its due.

    Nationwide are closing 2 of my long standing savings accounts in December plus the 5% account finishing - its a bit like the ground underneath you keeps shifting away

    I think come January it will be time for another big think. There are 2 big bills due in 2017 plus the vague hope of trapping the builder to come and do some more work so we cant really commit to any long term savings

    It never used to be hard work, you just made an appointment with the building society and set up savings bonds for however many years you needed them to last - this is what I did for my dad when i was sorting out his finances, set up a number of bonds to cover his fees and this was only about 5 years ago
    “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.”
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