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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!
    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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    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 12th Oct 16, 10:23 PM
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    I have no idea whether you can purchase a year guess I should look into it. I need to get one of those statements as have only worked out qualifying years myself, they might have other ideas of how much I am short.

    I could do washing and bit of cleaning but any more ironing than I already do, not sure how my hands would hold out because of the osteoarthritis.
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    Are you entitled to benefits that you are not claiming? It may take some of the pressure off you if you could increase your income x
    Frugal November £100 for 4 adults (one of which has a huge appetite!) fingers crossed.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 12th Oct 16, 10:25 PM
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    Up to Yorkshire!
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    I know that... and in with OH's parents.

    But Yorkshire is huge, which area?

    SSM you are very wise.

    Must go to bed now as another early start.

    TS hope we can chat again tomorrow. I feel we have a lot in common.

    Hope snaps Dad ok. Bubbs I hope the man gets a solution xx
    Originally posted by cjj
    Thanks, not often called that. Sleep tight x
    Frugal November £100 for 4 adults (one of which has a huge appetite!) fingers crossed.
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 12th Oct 16, 10:26 PM
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    What about some voluntary work in a charity shop, to 'find your feet' for a bit??
    Originally posted by marrbett
    Yes I have been thinking about offering my services for free to get myself back out there.

    See having tiny feet they are difficult to find....
    I'M A FROCKY
    Total spend for Frugal October £201.75/£100 for 3 of us. Wine glitch and M&S sale my downfall.
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 12th Oct 16, 10:29 PM
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    I know that... and in with OH's parents.

    But Yorkshire is huge, which area?



    Thanks, not often called that. Sleep tight x
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    A place called Grimethorpe apparently.
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 12th Oct 16, 10:30 PM
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    Are you entitled to benefits that you are not claiming? It may take some of the pressure off you if you could increase your income x
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    No not entitled to any benefits SSM, I'm not under pressure to increase our income. We do have enough.

    I no longer have any responsibilities of looking after kids, parents etc. so I should be doing something....
    I'M A FROCKY
    Total spend for Frugal October £201.75/£100 for 3 of us. Wine glitch and M&S sale my downfall.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 12th Oct 16, 10:32 PM
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    A place called Grimethorpe apparently.
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    Barnsley area...... they talk weird there!

    It is a lovely area x
    Frugal November £100 for 4 adults (one of which has a huge appetite!) fingers crossed.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 12th Oct 16, 10:33 PM
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    No not entitled to any benefits SSM, I'm not under pressure to increase our income. We do have enough.

    I no longer have any responsibilities of looking after kids, parents etc. so I should be doing something....
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    If you do not need the income, then it is a choice whether you work not a necessity.

    Take your time and make your choices wisely. x

    (you could always become a madam!!)

    Night x
    Frugal November £100 for 4 adults (one of which has a huge appetite!) fingers crossed.
    • cjj
    • By cjj 12th Oct 16, 10:34 PM
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    Yes I have been thinking about offering my services for free to get myself back out there.

    See having tiny feet they are difficult to find....
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    Good idea as then you could still go off to dd at drop of a hat. I did similar at a local hospice & within a week they offered me a paid job but at that time I did not feel ready to make that commitment xx
    Family is not about blood.Its about who is willing to hold your hand when you need it most.

    Cherish those you have in your life because you never know when they won't be there anymore.. CJJ
    • hampydoodums
    • By hampydoodums 12th Oct 16, 10:34 PM
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    How did you know I was collecting an order today.. should have been there on Saturday... anyway got a pair of 'skinny ' jeans reduced from £29 to £4.79
    Originally posted by pippo
    Ha ha, glad you got yourself something nice

    Well done hampy
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    Thank you TM having to wait up to check my last receipts and we have a flight at 9 am tomorrow, guess I can nap on the plane. Will be so much easier if it's the same as last year when the clocks go back and we only have to wait 2 hours to check receipts.

    Just remembered, collected my DP order today and there were some cellophane samples of Comfort Intense sachets on the counter, I spied some mocs peeping through I asked if I could have one, sa said yes of course, take as many as you like I have boxes of them out the back and I'm trying to get rid of them . I took a large handful They contained £1 off Comfort Intense 64 wash and £1 off Fragrance Burst. My order also contained a sachet and mocs too . Moc scanned on different product but didn't realise it was the wrong product until I checked the moc properly afterwards
    Nanny to 2 Cherubs
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 12th Oct 16, 10:34 PM
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    Well done for finding the beer glitch.
    I just cant bring myself to go out and buy any, now if I could ombine shops with a muller, that would be worth while!
    Originally posted by davemorton
    You've just reminded me to check my yoghurt shop from tea time.

    It worked as expected

    Also A v M womble

    1x ASDA Cheese & Onion (6X25G) £0.85 £0.75
    1x Baxters Sliced Beetroot (567G) £1.54 £1.00
    1x ASDA Ready Salted (6X25G) £0.85 £0.75
    2x Gourmet Mon Petit with Duck Chicken & Turkey (6X50G) £3.90 £3.00
    1x Gourmet Mon Petit with Beef Chicken & Lamb (6X50G) £1.95 £1.50
    1x Oreo Golden Biscuits (154G) £1.00 £0.50
    I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagittarian and we're sceptical.
    Arthur C Clarke.
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 12th Oct 16, 10:35 PM
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    Barnsley area...... they talk weird there!

    It is a lovely area x
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Well, we will get a quick glance at it tomorrow. At least they both have jobs to go to

    Anyway, long day tomorrow so I am off to bed. Night All.
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 12th Oct 16, 10:36 PM
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    What was the job Tiny ? Do you feel you would enjoy doing it xx
    Originally posted by cjj
    A counter assistant in a small shop. Not sure if I would enjoy it or not as never worked in a shop.

    See you are off to bed... Night cjj. 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.
    • Nellie35
    • By Nellie35 12th Oct 16, 10:38 PM
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    DM if I remember correctly you were after tickets for the IDH show in Manchester. MSE has free tickets for the Cake & Bake Show in Manchester which also give access to the IDH show. Don't know if its of any use to you


    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/deals/free-tix?utm_source=MSE_Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm _term=11-Oct-16-16778004&utm_campaign=nt-oneliners-two&utm_content=7
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 12th Oct 16, 10:43 PM
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    Good idea as then you could still go off to dd at drop of a hat. I did similar at a local hospice & within a week they offered me a paid job but at that time I did not feel ready to make that commitment xx
    Originally posted by cjj
    Yes I did think about that too, I know how the hospice works with mum being there for so long. But not sure if would stir up memories for me. Although there is the day hospice where she went once a week, I only actually went with her there the once so wouldn't be same memories. It is something I should consider. Thanks 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.
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 12th Oct 16, 10:43 PM
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    Ha ha, glad you got yourself something nice



    Thank you TM having to wait up to check my last receipts and we have a flight at 9 am tomorrow, guess I can nap on the plane. Will be so much easier if it's the same as last year when the clocks go back and we only have to wait 2 hours to check receipts.

    Just remembered, collected my DP order today and there were some cellophane samples of Comfort Intense sachets on the counter, I spied some mocs peeping through I asked if I could have one, sa said yes of course, take as many as you like I have boxes of them out the back and I'm trying to get rid of them . I took a large handful They contained £1 off Comfort Intense 64 wash and £1 off Fragrance Burst. My order also contained a sachet and mocs too . Moc scanned on different product but didn't realise it was the wrong product until I checked the moc properly afterwards
    Originally posted by hampydoodums

    Hey have a great holiday hampy......it must be late my brain isn't in gear but what's your DP order?

    Arthien....sorry to hear about your situation keep getting that walk on an evening. It might keep you sane.

    Dave,...thanks for trying the wine. I might give it a miss
    I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagittarian and we're sceptical.
    Arthur C Clarke.
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 12th Oct 16, 10:44 PM
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    If you do not need the income, then it is a choice whether you work not a necessity.

    Take your time and make your choices wisely. x

    (you could always become a madam!!)

    Night x
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    That's the trouble I have been taking my time and far too much of it.

    Night SSM, appreciate your replies, you are wise you know.
    I'M A FROCKY
    Total spend for Frugal October £201.75/£100 for 3 of us. Wine glitch and M&S sale my downfall.
    • Nellie35
    • By Nellie35 12th Oct 16, 10:49 PM
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    TS I have just requested a National Insurance statement to see how much it will cost me to buy additional years. If you haven't already done so I would suggest that you request a New State Pension statement first to see exactly how many qualifying years you do have and how much your pension entitlement is likely to be. I am 6 years short of qualifying for the full state pension amount which isn't bad considering I haven't worked for 25years
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 12th Oct 16, 10:50 PM
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    Update on the wine TM.
    It isnt the best. It is okay for £3.15 a bottle, but I would not pay much more than that.
    Originally posted by davemorton
    Is that the one you posted the pic of yesterday, have had that here before not sure if from a mystery box, from memory think Mr TS said it was ok, but he certainly didn't rave about it.
    I'M A FROCKY
    Total spend for Frugal October £201.75/£100 for 3 of us. Wine glitch and M&S sale my downfall.
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 12th Oct 16, 11:00 PM
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    Is that the one you posted the pic of yesterday, have had that here before not sure if from a mystery box, from memory think Mr TS said it was ok, but he certainly didn't rave about it.
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    DM bought it in T yesterday
    I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagittarian and we're sceptical.
    Arthur C Clarke.
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 12th Oct 16, 11:00 PM
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    TS I have just requested a National Insurance statement to see how much it will cost me to buy additional years. If you haven't already done so I would suggest that you request a New State Pension statement first to see exactly how many qualifying years you do have and how much your pension entitlement is likely to be. I am 6 years short of qualifying for the full state pension amount which isn't bad considering I haven't worked for 25years
    Originally posted by Nellie35
    The last time I actually paid any NI is 25 years ago.

    I worked a couple of part time jobs playschool/toddler group when the girls were young which were not enough for any contributions but I was getting HRP as I was getting child benefit then.

    I will get onto it and find out my details tomorrow, probably all covered in dust and cobwebs 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.
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