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    • redfox
    • By redfox 16th Jun 16, 8:27 PM
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    redfox
    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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    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 13th Oct 16, 9:45 PM
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    TrulyMadly
    Very busy thread today and lots of interesting posts about retirement. mhoc -maybe you oh could start a gardening business. Now people are living longer there is great demand for gardeners. You can fit your lifestyle around your business - not the other way around like when you are working full time.
    Locarr - loved your whoopsies. I have been very unlucky this week and thinking I may have to pay full price for bread and cake which is worrying me quite a lot.
    Originally posted by matty17r
    I'm being a bit more careful of late with my bread whoopsies. I was getting a bit too blas! throwing out the ends of loaves. Now I'm halving them and freezing them.....and..........wait for it.....making croutons and freezing breadcrumbs
    I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagittarian and we're sceptical.
    Arthur C Clarke.
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 13th Oct 16, 9:46 PM
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    TrulyMadly
    Worry no more x
    Yes so do i, hes back at hospital now will go Tues to see him He is not y neighbour his dad was a client i cleaned for
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Isn't it funny....he's been on my mind today and I don't even know him.....it's funny how this thread gets under your skin.........
    I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagittarian and we're sceptical.
    Arthur C Clarke.
    • HILLBERN
    • By HILLBERN 13th Oct 16, 9:51 PM
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    HILLBERN
    Isn't it funny....he's been on my mind today and I don't even know him.....it's funny how this thread gets under your skin.........
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    Im pleased its not just me, I was the same...
    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
    • 3Dogs
    • By 3Dogs 13th Oct 16, 9:51 PM
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    3Dogs
    Evening Elite friends

    What about some voluntary work in a charity shop, to 'find your feet' for a bit??
    Originally posted by marrbett
    I know a lot was said about all this last night TS, but I would certainly recommend voluntary work in a charity shop, as it will give you experience and confidence

    And the best news of the day.

    DD2 finally got her results letter.

    Such relief.....
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    FABULOUS but very close to tomorrows deadline

    Following on from today's topics, though I can't remember who said what. When Alan died, I felt him leave instantly and felt a hole appear inside me at that moment. I agree that the body is then an empty shell

    And as for doing what you can with your life and not waiting till retirement, a few months after Alan died, I broke down in a shop, at Gretna Green with the boys, as I looked at one of those plaques that said 'Grow old together', as it's what we had assumed we would do. It's what we all plan for but doesn't always happen, so we must make the best of the time we do have together as nothing is promised in this life

    My Mam lived till she was 93 and Dad was 85 when he died, Dad's brothers mostly lived into their 80's and 90's (he was youngest of 9) As you get older, you do start to wonder about how long you've got, when making plans, but no-one knows how much time we have

    Anyway I had another NSD yesterday but been into town today, which is most unusual for me. Collected my 2 lots of John Frieda at Boots (really pleased with what I got), picked up a top I ordered online from Bonmarche, checked out Superdrug but I either got the wrong BB or no £1 ones at my store, so going to take this back tomorrow. Popped into Greggs and had free popcorn with a can of Diet Coke (coke from my £5 balance on app), then into Asda for free SoBe V drink and a bottle of Pepsi Max, oh and 2 bananas. Picked up a womble which Asda aren't letting me check yet, but 21p back on CoS from it. So net cost today is £2.28 and I'm off to update my sig now
    R.I.P. Mr 3Dogs 3rd July 2012
    3Dogs'Mam 31st March 2013

    FRUGAL groceries - Oct £55.98/£60 (for 3 weeks) Nov £62.96/£80 Dec £3.38/£60
    NSD's Oct-18 Nov 16 Dec 2/15
    eBay Oct - £116.33/£100 Nov £76.71/£50 Dec £22.83/£50
    • simone10
    • By simone10 13th Oct 16, 9:54 PM
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    simone10
    Ariel 3in1 60 washes
    For anyone looking for washing capsules I was looking on waitrose and it looked like they had a bogof starting but couldn't find anything from it apart from plenty kitchen roll. Anyway on there they have fairy non bio and ariel 3in1 pods in a 60 pack for £7, it's says reduced from £8 but they are usually a lot more exspensive than that so not far over the magic 10 p wash , hope this helps some that are short
    Originally posted by ilovetoshop
    I'm not close to a Waitrose, but could get to an Asda in my work lunch break. Didn't have time for messing about so I bought 2 packs of the 60 in an AvW. Only just been able to check the result as was getting same message as others this afternoon.
    It worked and gave a £15.46 APG.

    • SweetnSavvy
    • By SweetnSavvy 13th Oct 16, 9:56 PM
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    SweetnSavvy
    I've been looking at the new Waities offers and PYOs. I don't think these are as good as they have been but may be of interest.

    3 for £10 fish, meat

    Essential British beef frying steak £4.29
    Essential British thin cut pork loin steaks £4.00
    Easy to cook ginger, chilli and lime chicken £4.19
    British Barnsley lamb chops £4.29
    British beef braising steak £4.19
    British chicken mini fillets £4.00
    Gressingham 2 duck legs plum sauce £4.00
    Hereford lean beef mince 10%
    Pork escalopes mustard crust £4.19
    Easy to cook gammon steaks pineapple and mango £4.19
    British pork chops £4.00
    Garlic and herb chicken £4.19

    2 for £10

    Stock brined chicken £6.00
    Pork sage onion stuffed chicken £6.00

    2 for £6 bacon

    Unsmoked streaky 12 rashers £3.29
    Unsmoked back bacon 8 rashers £3.29
    Smoked streaky 12 rashers £3.29
    Smoked back 8 rashers £3.49

    2 for £4

    Lurpak slightly salted spreadable £3.25
    Lurpak lighter spreadable £3.25
    Lurpak unsalted spreadable £3.25
    Lurpak lightest spreadable £3.25
    Lurpak lighter unsalted spreadable £3.25

    2 for £6

    Flora pro active light £3.50
    Flora pro active buttery £3.50

    2 for £4

    Anchor spreadable £2.90
    Anchor lighter spreadable £2.90

    2 for £5

    Gressingham spatchcock poussin S&P £3.25

    2 for £5 sausages

    Toulouse sausages bacon, red wine garlic £3.29
    Honey and rosemary pork chipolatas in bacon £3.29
    Pork caramelised red onion £3.29
    Gourmet pork cocktail sausages £3.29
    Pork and Bramley apple £3.29
    Pork and herb Chipolatas £3.29
    Gourmet pork sausage meat £3.29
    Gourmet pork with pepper and nutmeg £3.29

    2 for £7

    Organic lean beef mince 10% £4.29

    2 for £5

    Essential mature cheddar 4 £3.00

    Reduced items

    Aberdeen Angus beef quarter pounders £3.00
    Seafood and eat it 50:50 Cornish crab £2.99
    Seriously strong extra mature cheddar £2.66
    Waities farmhouse cheddar 5 £3.00
    Jordans country crisp £2.00
    Youngs chip shop large cod fillets £3.00
    Andrex classic white toilet rolls (4) £1.80

    All of the above are in some sort of offer and also PYO. The price shown is the full price for each Before the discounts have been taken off. I might try to edit with final prices if I get the time to work them out.

    This list isn't exhaustive, there are others to be found I'm sure.

    HTH
    SnS
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Oct 16, 9:57 PM
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    bubbs
    Isn't it funny....he's been on my mind today and I don't even know him.....it's funny how this thread gets under your skin.........
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    Im pleased its not just me, I was the same...
    Originally posted by HILLBERN
    Awww bless you both
    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?
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Oct 16, 10:00 PM
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    bubbs
    I've been looking at the new Waities offers and PYOs. I don't think these are as good as they have been but may be of interest.

    3 for £10 fish, meat

    Essential British beef frying steak £4.29
    Essential British thin cut pork loin steaks £4.00
    Easy to cook ginger, chilli and lime chicken £4.19
    British Barnsley lamb chops £4.29
    British beef braising steak £4.19
    British chicken mini fillets £4.00
    Gressingham 2 duck legs plum sauce £4.00
    Hereford lean beef mince 10%
    Pork escalopes mustard crust £4.19
    Easy to cook gammon steaks pineapple and mango £4.19
    British pork chops £4.00
    Garlic and herb chicken £4.19

    2 for £10

    Stock brined chicken £6.00
    Pork sage onion stuffed chicken £6.00

    2 for £6 bacon

    Unsmoked streaky 12 rashers £3.29
    Unsmoked back bacon 8 rashers £3.29
    Smoked streaky 12 rashers £3.29
    Smoked back 8 rashers £3.49

    2 for £4

    Lurpak slightly salted spreadable £3.25
    Lurpak lighter spreadable £3.25
    Lurpak unsalted spreadable £3.25
    Lurpak lightest spreadable £3.25
    Lurpak lighter unsalted spreadable £3.25

    2 for £6

    Flora pro active light £3.50
    Flora pro active buttery £3.50

    2 for £4

    Anchor spreadable £2.90
    Anchor lighter spreadable £2.90

    2 for £5

    Gressingham spatchcock poussin S&P £3.25

    2 for £5 sausages

    Toulouse sausages bacon, red wine garlic £3.29
    Honey and rosemary pork chipolatas in bacon £3.29
    Pork caramelised red onion £3.29
    Gourmet pork cocktail sausages £3.29
    Pork and Bramley apple £3.29
    Pork and herb Chipolatas £3.29
    Gourmet pork sausage meat £3.29
    Gourmet pork with pepper and nutmeg £3.29

    2 for £7

    Organic lean beef mince 10% £4.29

    2 for £5

    Essential mature cheddar 4 £3.00

    Reduced items

    Aberdeen Angus beef quarter pounders £3.00
    Seafood and eat it 50:50 Cornish crab £2.99
    Seriously strong extra mature cheddar £2.66
    Waities farmhouse cheddar 5 £3.00
    Jordans country crisp £2.00
    Youngs chip shop large cod fillets £3.00
    Andrex classic white toilet rolls (4) £1.80

    All of the above are in some sort of offer and also PYO. The price shown is the full price for each Before the discounts have been taken off. I might try to edit with final prices if I get the time to work them out.

    This list isn't exhaustive, there are others to be found I'm sure.

    HTH
    SnS
    Originally posted by SweetnSavvy
    Brilliant work thankyou
    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?
    • purpledonkey
    • By purpledonkey 13th Oct 16, 10:06 PM
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    purpledonkey
    I've been making eyes at MrTM but he hasn't noticed......yet


    I'm guessing cakes....come on post your pics
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    I know I have a sick mind. In my defence, it's what Emma asked for

    Last edited by purpledonkey; 13-10-2016 at 10:22 PM.
    'I solemnly swear that I am up to no good'
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 13th Oct 16, 10:06 PM
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    Tinyshoes
    Least you are all packed up at the manor now hope there are none at home inside
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I will find out next year I guess. One was buzzing round me because we had disturbed it today, I don't want a swarm.
    I'M A FROCKY
    Total spend for Frugal October £201.75/£100 for 3 of us. Wine glitch and M&S sale my downfall.
    • purpledonkey
    • By purpledonkey 13th Oct 16, 10:08 PM
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    purpledonkey
    DM as your inbox is full, torment yourself with this http://www.thechocolateshow.co.uk/accueil.aspx
    'I solemnly swear that I am up to no good'
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 13th Oct 16, 10:09 PM
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    TrulyMadly
    They are selling vibrators in Poundland
    I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagittarian and we're sceptical.
    Arthur C Clarke.
    • purpledonkey
    • By purpledonkey 13th Oct 16, 10:09 PM
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    purpledonkey
    boots star gift tomorrow 14.10.16, zoella on your back gift set £26.00
    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/boots-star-gift-tomorrow-14-10-16-zoella-your-back-gift-set-26-2526965
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Steady on :P
    'I solemnly swear that I am up to no good'
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 13th Oct 16, 10:11 PM
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    Tinyshoes
    Worry no more x
    Yes so do i, hes back at hospital now will go Tues to see him He is not y neighbour his dad was a client i cleaned for
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Sorry bubbs I did know that, I blame it on my tiredness.
    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 13th Oct 16, 10:11 PM
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    TrulyMadly
    I know I have a sick mind. In my defence, it's what Emma asked for

    [IMG][/IMG]
    Originally posted by purpledonkey
    How on earth have you got the patience to make little knives and guns. I would just have to put a jelly tot on top
    I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagittarian and we're sceptical.
    Arthur C Clarke.
    • purpledonkey
    • By purpledonkey 13th Oct 16, 10:15 PM
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    purpledonkey
    How on earth have you got the patience to make little knives and guns. I would just have to put a jelly tot on top
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    the eyes took longer, layering fondant, colours and then piping gel to make them look extra shiny.
    'I solemnly swear that I am up to no good'
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 13th Oct 16, 10:15 PM
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    Tinyshoes
    Evening Elite friends



    I know a lot was said about all this last night TS, but I would certainly recommend voluntary work in a charity shop, as it will give you experience and confidence



    FABULOUS but very close to tomorrows deadline

    Following on from today's topics, though I can't remember who said what. When Alan died, I felt him leave instantly and felt a hole appear inside me at that moment. I agree that the body is then an empty shell

    And as for doing what you can with your life and not waiting till retirement, a few months after Alan died, I broke down in a shop, at Gretna Green with the boys, as I looked at one of those plaques that said 'Grow old together', as it's what we had assumed we would do. It's what we all plan for but doesn't always happen, so we must make the best of the time we do have together as nothing is promised in this life

    My Mam lived till she was 93 and Dad was 85 when he died, Dad's brothers mostly lived into their 80's and 90's (he was youngest of 9) As you get older, you do start to wonder about how long you've got, when making plans, but no-one knows how much time we have

    Anyway I had another NSD yesterday but been into town today, which is most unusual for me. Collected my 2 lots of John Frieda at Boots (really pleased with what I got), picked up a top I ordered online from Bonmarche, checked out Superdrug but I either got the wrong BB or no £1 ones at my store, so going to take this back tomorrow. Popped into Greggs and had free popcorn with a can of Diet Coke (coke from my £5 balance on app), then into Asda for free SoBe V drink and a bottle of Pepsi Max, oh and 2 bananas. Picked up a womble which Asda aren't letting me check yet, but 21p back on CoS from it. So net cost today is £2.28 and I'm off to update my sig now
    Originally posted by 3Dogs
    It's ok 3Dogs, DD2 took no chances and uploaded it this evening and has now submitted her online application. So even more relieved now, with her luck lately I had visions of the system crashing if she left it too late as everyone would be trying at the same time.

    The £1 Garnier BB creams are the Original ones and only in the extra light shade, sorry my pic wasn't particularly good yesterday. 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.
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 13th Oct 16, 10:17 PM
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    Tinyshoes
    How on earth have you got the patience to make little knives and guns. I would just have to put a jelly tot on top
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    I would just sprinkle some tiny hundreds and thousands.

    Works of art PD. You are so talented.
    I'M A FROCKY
    Total spend for Frugal October £201.75/£100 for 3 of us. Wine glitch and M&S sale my downfall.
    • purpledonkey
    • By purpledonkey 13th Oct 16, 10:21 PM
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    • 85,638 Thanks
    purpledonkey
    I would just sprinkle some tiny hundreds and thousands.

    Works of art PD. You are so talented.
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    That was last weeks cakes, sprinkles ahoy!

    'I solemnly swear that I am up to no good'
    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 13th Oct 16, 10:25 PM
    • 23,216 Posts
    • 279,448 Thanks
    davemorton
    DM as your inbox is full, torment yourself with this http://www.thechocolateshow.co.uk/accueil.aspx
    Originally posted by purpledonkey
    Oh dear.....oh oh dear.

    They are selling vibrators in Poundland
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    Ooo, how much are they?
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