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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.
    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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    • zippydooda
    • By zippydooda 16th Oct 16, 7:15 PM
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    Blimey, you are rubbish choosing clothes . Just wondering how you are going to return it all without drawing attention to yourself - one at a time?

    Anon
    Originally posted by Anon
    she could say she bought them for her daughter, and shes been locked up for arson
    It is great news about zippy. God can you imagine him as a granddad... 'If Carlsberg done Grandfathers.... he would be Zippy'.
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    baby boy 14/10/15 6lb 12oz
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 16th Oct 16, 7:16 PM
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    Blimey, you are rubbish choosing clothes . Just wondering how you are going to return it all without drawing attention to yourself - one at a time?

    Anon
    Originally posted by Anon
    I've already returned 7 items....

    I have tried everything on, and kept what I would wear (as I hate clothes shopping!)

    I am having a cuppa and will put them in bags with the receipts... DS2 is going to return the ones that I had used a S refund card on... so I will only have one more trip back.



    Accumulative cost of having adult child in 2017.
    January - One day off work for OH to take him to an exam as car broken - 40 mile round journey. Different car £450.
    • zippydooda
    • By zippydooda 16th Oct 16, 7:19 PM
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    Zippy the expert is here now, im sure he will help
    Originally posted by bubbs
    and for a minute, i thought you were going to work the prices out for her
    It is great news about zippy. God can you imagine him as a granddad... 'If Carlsberg done Grandfathers.... he would be Zippy'.
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    baby boy 14/10/15 6lb 12oz
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 16th Oct 16, 7:19 PM
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    she could say she bought them for her daughter, and shes been locked up for arson
    Originally posted by zippydooda
    When I took clothes back today they asked me why, I said that one makes me realise just how fat I am, and the others are like tents on me.... your sizing is a bit hit and miss (all of it was true).

    Accumulative cost of having adult child in 2017.
    January - One day off work for OH to take him to an exam as car broken - 40 mile round journey. Different car £450.
    • zippydooda
    • By zippydooda 16th Oct 16, 7:23 PM
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    Iceland have a crate for £6 (someone was buying several in front of me yesterday)... Just realised I had missed Iceland off my list of where I went.








    In the 70's we used to have a strip around the top of the arm.... if you were really posh you had 2!
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    iceland web site hsa 2 x 10 packs for £5 which is dearer. £6 is not on there

    hukd 1 week ago says they sold a 24 pack for £5 which is 21p per can
    Last edited by zippydooda; 16-10-2016 at 7:26 PM.
    It is great news about zippy. God can you imagine him as a granddad... 'If Carlsberg done Grandfathers.... he would be Zippy'.
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    baby boy 14/10/15 6lb 12oz
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 16th Oct 16, 7:24 PM
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    and for a minute, i thought you were going to work the prices out for her
    Originally posted by zippydooda
    Stop being silly
    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?
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 16th Oct 16, 7:25 PM
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    No, just an avid switcher and saver, though rates are now rubbish for most accounts .

    I am relying on switching bonuses to boost my returns now .

    Anon
    Originally posted by Anon
    When I went into Santander yesterday, I moaned about the £5 fee and the drop in interest rate on the 123 account - apparently there is a 123 light account which gives the same money back for mortgage/utilities etc, without the interest. She gave me a number to ring to swap.

    She also gave me a number to ring to enquire into a mortgage change... I am still paying 5%
    Accumulative cost of having adult child in 2017.
    January - One day off work for OH to take him to an exam as car broken - 40 mile round journey. Different car £450.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 16th Oct 16, 7:28 PM
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    iceland web site hsa 2 x 10 packs for £5 which is dearer. £6 is not on there

    hukd 1 week ago says they sold a 24 pack for £5 which is 21p per can
    Originally posted by zippydooda
    Are you sure??
    Accumulative cost of having adult child in 2017.
    January - One day off work for OH to take him to an exam as car broken - 40 mile round journey. Different car £450.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 16th Oct 16, 7:28 PM
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    iceland web site hsa 2 x 10 packs for £5 which is dearer. £6 is not on there
    Originally posted by zippydooda
    Farmfoods sell 3 x 24 packs £15 or you could get 6 for 27.50 with a coupon of £2.50 off £25 spend and pay 19.09p per can
    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?
    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 16th Oct 16, 7:30 PM
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    When I took clothes back today they asked me why, I said that one makes me realise just how fat I am, and the others are like tents on me.... your sizing is a bit hit and miss (all of it was true).

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy


    I just sighed and said 'She didn't like them, I'm giving up buying things for her.'



    “All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.”


    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 16th Oct 16, 7:33 PM
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    I just sighed and said 'She didn't like them, I'm giving up buying things for her.'



    Originally posted by Serendipitious
    I had told DS2 to say he is a cross dresser and that the clothes don't fit him.... I think he will prefer your excuse!
    Accumulative cost of having adult child in 2017.
    January - One day off work for OH to take him to an exam as car broken - 40 mile round journey. Different car £450.
    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 16th Oct 16, 7:34 PM
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    Do you remeber that random coloured wool? DS still pulls a fce when he comes across his school photo wearing a 'shades of green' home made v - neck jumper
    Originally posted by pippo

    I do indeed. Rainbow knits or something...

    I have burned a lot of my old photos, just keeping a few from each year now. It's kinder for the descendants.
    “All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.”


    • zippydooda
    • By zippydooda 16th Oct 16, 7:35 PM
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    Are you sure??
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    im sure what i read, i cant confirm what you saw im afraid
    It is great news about zippy. God can you imagine him as a granddad... 'If Carlsberg done Grandfathers.... he would be Zippy'.
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    baby boy 14/10/15 6lb 12oz
    • tweets
    • By tweets 16th Oct 16, 7:36 PM
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    tweets
    iceland web site hsa 2 x 10 packs for £5 which is dearer. £6 is not on there

    hukd 1 week ago says they sold a 24 pack for £5 which is 21p per can
    Originally posted by zippydooda

    You have to wait they will drop to £5 again I stock up on them when they £5

    http://groceries.iceland.co.uk/pepsi-24-x-330ml/p/47908
    Lost 3st-2.5lb
    • zippydooda
    • By zippydooda 16th Oct 16, 7:36 PM
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    Farmfoods sell 3 x 24 packs £15 or you could get 6 for 27.50 with a coupon of £2.50 off £25 spend and pay 19.09p per can
    Originally posted by bubbs
    no free paper and coffee though.
    It is great news about zippy. God can you imagine him as a granddad... 'If Carlsberg done Grandfathers.... he would be Zippy'.
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    baby boy 14/10/15 6lb 12oz
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 16th Oct 16, 7:38 PM
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    no free paper and coffee though.
    Originally posted by zippydooda
    No but i worked it out all on my own
    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?
    • zippydooda
    • By zippydooda 16th Oct 16, 7:45 PM
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    No but i worked it out all on my own
    Originally posted by bubbs
    and with that bomb shell, ill bid you good night
    It is great news about zippy. God can you imagine him as a granddad... 'If Carlsberg done Grandfathers.... he would be Zippy'.
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    baby boy 14/10/15 6lb 12oz
    • pippo
    • By pippo 16th Oct 16, 7:47 PM
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    I do indeed. Rainbow knits or something...

    I have burned a lot of my old photos, just keeping a few from each year now. It's kinder for the descendants.
    Originally posted by Serendipitious
    Too true! and less for them to trawl though, when the time comes!
    Toiletries/cosmetics In 0 Out 2
    Clothes etc In 3 Out 10
    • pk04
    • By pk04 16th Oct 16, 7:49 PM
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    Has anyone had an email saying the shopprize app is closing at the end of the month? I haven't as yet but there are some messages on their fb page about them. I hope it doesn't as I'm enjoying the Amazon vouchers!
    There comes a time in every woman's life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne ... Bette Davis
    • mrsmac10
    • By mrsmac10 16th Oct 16, 7:51 PM
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    I quite like making pigs in blankets and also stuffing balls. I open freeze them and they are there when I want them.

    I spent £120.24 in Sainsbury's this weekend, on a jumper, petrol, lunch, the Mail and shopping I needed or which is for the store cupboard. The Mail and £1 were vouchers. I got 11500 points, which was either £57.50 off my shopping or £115 in the double up promotion when it happens. Resisted the temptation to buy ill-fitting clothes because my store hates taking them back and it's not worth the hassle. Also a womble of over 100 points. Sainsburys may be normally more expensive, but not this weekend!

    Was a bit miffed that I didn't get a voucher in the cafe though! But we needed lunch and it was good.
    Originally posted by Picasso7

    I am also delighted with sainsburys this weekend Spent just under £80.00 in petrol and another £80.00 in store with 14500 points =£72.50


    DH who does not normally bother done 4 petrol shops for his van and was rabbiting on about how silly people were not have a card or buying more than £10.00
    Frugal Feb £60 for 2 Forgot about S bonus swipe so will need to rethink. May just ignore S spend as it will be mostly wine for a future party

    Decided on £100 for Feb and March Cant get DH to buy in completely and have APGS to use up
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