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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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    • mrsmac10
    • By mrsmac10 16th Oct 16, 7:51 PM
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    mrsmac10
    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
    Loved the Frocky challenge I will do this again in the New Year
    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 16th Oct 16, 7:52 PM
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    Serendipitious
    My gratitude list for this month so far:

    Thank you to:

    Bella Italia
    Sweet Sundays
    B00ts
    MnS
    Hipp
    S/bobs
    Sada
    Fleabay

    And for all the Elite, as always x

    It's all adding up rather nicely.

    By the way, did you know if you catch an autumn leaf, every one you catch means a bountiful month in the coming year?
    “All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.”


    • aau1
    • By aau1 16th Oct 16, 7:54 PM
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    aau1
    Im on live chat with nectar but it was a sainsburys shop, well yes but seeing as you are nectar and its about nectar points, its you i need to speak too FFS!!!
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Sorry but I'm with nectar here

    It's a sainsburys giveaway of nectar points, it's not a nectar promo
    Apparently, everybody knows that the bird is the word a moorhen
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 16th Oct 16, 7:54 PM
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    bubbs
    and with that bomb shell, ill bid you good night
    Originally posted by zippydooda
    good night zipster, i am sure i can find a maths question for tomorrow
    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?
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 16th Oct 16, 7:55 PM
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    mhoc
    I love that mhoc....dare I say that it looks a little Bodenish
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    now you have said that I think you are right - you can actually imagine it in the Boden catologue

    Still thinking about this coat - the summer things only were in store a month before they went in the sale or half priced but i don't imagine that they overstock on winter coats in the same way
    I could even pay with points esp after the weekends bonanza - wish I'd been a bit bolder and done more ill fitting type clothes shops
    “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 16th Oct 16, 7:56 PM
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    bubbs
    Sorry but I'm with nectar here

    It's a sainsburys giveaway of nectar points, it's not a nectar promo
    Originally posted by aau1
    Ok, ok i get the message
    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?
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 16th Oct 16, 7:56 PM
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    Tinyshoes
    Anyone for authentic Dorset Apple Cake.

    I'M A FROCKY
    Total spend for Frugal October £201.75/£100 for 3 of us. Wine glitch and M&S sale my downfall.
    • scamps1966
    • By scamps1966 16th Oct 16, 8:05 PM
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    scamps1966
    Anyone for authentic Dorset Apple Cake.

    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    Ah go on then, chuck us over a slice or 3.
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 16th Oct 16, 8:08 PM
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    Enterprise 1701C
    All this talk about if it is down to Sains or Nectar with the lack of extra points.

    I had a situation a couple of years ago, I was offered a second chance on some shelving on Ebay so I changed my points to pay for it. It was then withdrawn, apparently sent by accident.

    So, I contacted Ebay to get the points changed back, and they said contact Nectar, who then said contact Ebay, who then said contact Nectar etc etc.

    The long and the short of it is that in the end I ended up getting a refund of the points from Nectar AND the voucher was left on Ebay so I used that a while later
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • marrbett
    • By marrbett 16th Oct 16, 8:10 PM
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    marrbett
    Anyone for authentic Dorset Apple Cake.

    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    Right Tiny, I'll be over shortly.
    Hope you have ice-cream to go with it??

    Evening everyone. Counting down the minutes til Poldark
    • mrsmac10
    • By mrsmac10 16th Oct 16, 8:12 PM
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    mrsmac10
    My gratitude list for this month so far:

    Thank you to:

    Bella Italia
    Sweet Sundays
    B00ts
    MnS
    Hipp
    S/bobs
    Sada
    Fleabay

    And for all the Elite, as always x

    It's all adding up rather nicely.

    By the way, did you know if you catch an autumn leaf, every one you catch means a bountiful month in the coming year?
    Originally posted by Serendipitious
    Did not catch any but as I was driving but a huge amount of leaves fell from a row of trees There seemed very little breeze


    TM I had to do a double take this afternoon at Homebase Across the top of the large bags of bird seed was an pretend bird maybe an Owl? The head was solid material but the body was like thin plastic and moving about and it was scary looking I stood and smiled then thought how silly I must look
    Loved the Frocky challenge I will do this again in the New Year
    • pippo
    • By pippo 16th Oct 16, 8:12 PM
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    pippo
    Right Tiny, I'll be over shortly.
    Hope you have ice-cream to go with it??

    Evening everyone. Counting down the minutes til Poldark
    Originally posted by marrbett
    Awww Poldaarkkk!!
    • Wheres My Cashback
    • By Wheres My Cashback 16th Oct 16, 8:13 PM
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    Wheres My Cashback
    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!
    Originally posted by pk04

    Not surprised as it's been far too easy and lucrative to obtain those £5 vouchers every 8/9 days.
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 16th Oct 16, 8:14 PM
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    Enterprise 1701C
    Awww Poldaarkkk!!
    Originally posted by pippo
    We will be watching Tutankhmum
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • scamps1966
    • By scamps1966 16th Oct 16, 8:24 PM
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    scamps1966
    Honey G through. Facepalm expression!!!
    • Busylizzie
    • By Busylizzie 16th Oct 16, 8:24 PM
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    Busylizzie
    We will be watching Tutankhmum
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    We will be too - DD2 is fixated with ancient Egypt at the moment - she's even taught herself the rudiments of Hieroglyphics from the internet!
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 16th Oct 16, 8:25 PM
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    mhoc
    My gratitude list for this month so far:

    Thank you to:

    Bella Italia
    Sweet Sundays
    B00ts
    MnS
    Hipp
    S/bobs
    Sada
    Fleabay

    And for all the Elite, as always x

    It's all adding up rather nicely.

    By the way, did you know if you catch an autumn leaf, every one you catch means a bountiful month in the coming year?
    Originally posted by Serendipitious
    A very interesting list. I dont think mine is as long, lets see
    Mainly the endless advice, feedback, suggestions, support, common sense, wit and humour from all of the Elite which is beyond value

    nice cashback freebies from all of the apps
    COS drawdown of £37 plus Q and TCB must be another £20
    TCB - both insurances cashback going into paid column £80
    £15 in Amazon and paypal from uploading receipts on apps
    £5 randomly found in the car park
    Muller cherry corners and strawberry rice almost free with APGs
    Free Hipps for the food bank (and almost free canned soup)
    Free vests from Marks
    cheap overnight premier inn for next year
    Sainsburys swipe and win weekend - final count to come
    free lovely coffee from Waitrose x 4
    nice skin stuff to test from our fav people north of the border
    o2 freebies - Neros hot choc, Boots £1 lunches and freebies ...
    Thorntons - free xmas snowman lollies
    Greggs - free crisps, granola and bakes
    P & O - cabin upgrade
    Tesco direct - 6 very nice pillows for £7
    B & M - 5 sale cushions for £1 each
    Freecycle - nesting boxes, no idea what i am doing with these

    Also quite a big one, I finally made a decision after an enormous amount if research and deliberation and did my, probably very last big conversion of Mr Tosser CC points which Ive been saving for 2 years, this wont happen ever again as you can no longer convert your TCB to CC points and Mr T has become incredibly mean altogether
    I converted my CC points stash into £810 of P&O to use as a part deposit for a great adventure, a very long way off - in time and geographically

    Until you make a list you dont realise what a good month it actually has been and 2 more weeks to come
    “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.”
    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 16th Oct 16, 8:26 PM
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    davemorton
    Honey G through.
    Originally posted by scamps1966
    • tweets
    • By tweets 16th Oct 16, 8:26 PM
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    tweets
    Honey G through. Facepalm expression!!!
    Originally posted by scamps1966
    Its fixeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeedddddddddddddddddddd
    Lost 3st-2lb
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 16th Oct 16, 8:27 PM
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    Enterprise 1701C
    We will be too - DD2 is fixated with ancient Egypt at the moment - she's even taught herself the rudiments of Hieroglyphics from the internet!
    Originally posted by Busylizzie
    I have a book on hieroglyphics, not easy to learn, there are more than 2000 glyphs. I plan to learn it one day.

    I thought visiting Egypt would quench my thirst for knowledge, but it did the absolute opposite, I want to know as much as possible about ancient Egypt, but the only books I can find are tourist ones.
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
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