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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, Shop but don't drop, 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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    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 17th Oct 16, 10:49 AM
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    mhoc


    Well I suppose if you don't ask, you don't get, but the word 'nearly' would have gone a long way in soothing readers' ruffled feathers.

    I'd be telling them that I've got plenty of new stuff, but it isn't actually available...
    Originally posted by Serendipitious
    Sadly it does seem to be with some youngsters a sense of entitlement and when they move to a place every single item has to be brand new and shiny and they have to have everything right now even if it means maxing out the credit card

    I do try to install thrift into my gang but sometimes you do wonder. Eldest son and BF went to the hospice warehouse place and they were very impressed with the variety and quality of furniture etc on display and even more impressed with the prices. I said that they could in theory buy small pieces of furniture for now and then items could go back if the next place was bigger/smaller/differently shaped so at least they were spending their money for a good cause and they could change things if something else came along etc

    Then they went to Ikea and spent over £110 .....
    “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.”
    • Westvleteren
    • By Westvleteren 17th Oct 16, 10:49 AM
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    Westvleteren


    This kid is going places
    Something unexpected happened which made me smile and still continues to make me smile.

    2017 Walk 4000 miles in a year challenge: Jan: 277.5. Feb:262.6. March 287. April 297.5. May 219.7

    Total so far 1261
    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 17th Oct 16, 10:58 AM
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    Serendipitious
    Any VAT experts amongst us?

    I have an offer from Quidco of £10 back on any purchase of £10 plus VAT.

    So what is my minimum spend to meet this?

    Also I presume I must avoid zero-rated items like kids' clothing.

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

    58


    • HILLBERN
    • By HILLBERN 17th Oct 16, 11:07 AM
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    HILLBERN
    Well, we are off to a wedding today, but it is a couple of hours away so we have a hotel tonight, might or might not be back on later.
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    Enjoy your day...hope it keeps dry
    • gocat
    • By gocat 17th Oct 16, 11:11 AM
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    gocat
    £60 worth of sausages and bacon for £10.00 (New customers) @ Amazon Fresh (Selected Postcodes only)

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/60-worth-sausages-bacon-for-10-new-customers-amazon-fresh-selected-postcodes-only-2529502
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Got £60 worth of fruit and veg being delivered to my sisters this Saturday, using a amazon fresh offer. We dividing it between me, 2 sisters and my mum. Should be fun
    • gocat
    • By gocat 17th Oct 16, 11:15 AM
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    Thank you - have we heard of the iOS only Green Jinn app until this? It is one that has passed me by.

    Edit - launched 24/9 - some graphics look like MSM?

    Anon
    Originally posted by Anon
    Yes its the one we all got £2 for buying a banana a few weeks back. Noting the offers AAU has put up. Thought I wouldn't be going to sains again for a while
    • gocat
    • By gocat 17th Oct 16, 11:17 AM
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    gocat
    Medium happy eggs

    £1.45 in S, 80p cb (on GJ and ST)
    https://www.facebook.com/couponsandcashback/posts/1756894447892981
    Originally posted by aau1
    I think its for large eggs only at green jinn.
    waiting to be corrected

    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 17th Oct 16, 11:48 AM
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    mhoc
    Just starting to make another list

    This week I meet up with 2 people who I meet up with once a month - more acquaintances than actual friends.
    I used to get through this ordeal with very little hassle, enough topics of conversation between the 3 of us.
    The issue is that now both ladies travel into town on the bus together (one lady cant get her lift anymore) so by the time we meet up those 2 have caught up on everything they have done over the month as its quite a long bus trip for them.
    So now I am the entire centre of attention and I am the basis of all conversation starters

    I get asked questions about the family which is fine except one lady has no children and one has an almost delinquent son so whatever i say about my gang comes out like a parental boast so I have to steer it away from what my 3 have been doing or not doing
    Similarly with the next holiday, i can tell them what ports we are doing and what excursions we are thinking of but again it sounds like blowing your own trumpets (we dont do the same sort of holidays, one has a static caravan and the other has business trips or very drunken holidays in sunshine resorts )

    so far the list is looking very desperate so any suggestions would be greatly received

    putting the heating on and the cost of coal
    flu jabs and the cost of vitamin c + zinc tablets
    health issues, OH health, doctors apps, waiting for results etc
    cats jabs and eating habits
    Marks - sales, Sparks cards
    winter coats
    “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.”
    • Miró
    • By Miró 17th Oct 16, 12:04 PM
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    Miró
    Morning Everyone

    Really excited this morning as been contacted by a firm of heir hunters as a distant cousin has died intestate....not sure what it means yet but hope it might pay for a holiday next year

    Feel a bit sad though as he was only about six years older than me but never married, both parents dead and very shy. I haven't seen him since I was about 12. Excited but don't really feel entitled to money from someone I didn't really know.
    Originally posted by Busylizzie

    Hi there

    Something similar happened to me a few years ago. Also a cousin - I had only met him once when I was about 5. He was a bit of a loner but had led a fascinating life in the merchant navy, all over the world, for years and then settled in Jersey living on his own. The 'heir hunters' did give us lots of information about his life which was nice. The estate was shared between 6 cousins and was still a tidy sum even after the HH's took their cut but it took about two years to sort it all out. I too had very mixed feelings about benefitting from the estate of someone I hardly knew. Just wish circumstances had enabled us to get to know one another even if just a little......
    Earth cannot be flat...if it was cats would have knocked everything off by now
    • bargainqueen8
    • By bargainqueen8 17th Oct 16, 12:11 PM
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    bargainqueen8
    Morning Everyone

    Really excited this morning as been contacted by a firm of heir hunters as a distant cousin has died intestate....not sure what it means yet but hope it might pay for a holiday next year

    Feel a bit sad though as he was only about six years older than me but never married, both parents dead and very shy. I haven't seen him since I was about 12. Excited but don't really feel entitled to money from someone I didn't really know.
    Originally posted by Busylizzie


    we are in the process of one of these claims.we thought there was just the 3 on my oh`s family but they have found 50 claiments so far.this was someone we didnt know anything about but feel v.sad he died with no family and by the sound of friends either.we got a letter asking us to go on the bbc prog.not a chance.
    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 17th Oct 16, 12:41 PM
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    £20 plus VAT is £24 I believe (if VAT is payable at the normal rate.)
    • diluvsdiscounts
    • By diluvsdiscounts 17th Oct 16, 1:01 PM
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    diluvsdiscounts
    Just starting to make another list

    This week I meet up with 2 people who I meet up with once a month - more acquaintances than actual friends.
    I used to get through this ordeal with very little hassle, enough topics of conversation between the 3 of us.
    The issue is that now both ladies travel into town on the bus together (one lady cant get her lift anymore) so by the time we meet up those 2 have caught up on everything they have done over the month as its quite a long bus trip for them.
    So now I am the entire centre of attention and I am the basis of all conversation starters

    I get asked questions about the family which is fine except one lady has no children and one has an almost delinquent son so whatever i say about my gang comes out like a parental boast so I have to steer it away from what my 3 have been doing or not doing
    Similarly with the next holiday, i can tell them what ports we are doing and what excursions we are thinking of but again it sounds like blowing your own trumpets (we dont do the same sort of holidays, one has a static caravan and the other has business trips or very drunken holidays in sunshine resorts )

    so far the list is looking very desperate so any suggestions would be greatly received

    putting the heating on and the cost of coal
    flu jabs and the cost of vitamin c + zinc tablets
    health issues, OH health, doctors apps, waiting for results etc
    cats jabs and eating habits
    Marks - sales, Sparks cards
    winter coats
    Originally posted by mhoc
    In that case Mhoc I'd be asking myself if I really actually want to meet them. Flu jabs and the price of coal you could show them your new coat have you bought it yet?

    Well deserved break had and nice left over roast from yesterday although I feel more like having a sleep than painting.

    Nsd number 4 for me
    • purpledonkey
    • By purpledonkey 17th Oct 16, 1:28 PM
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    If anyone's having a bad day I hope this cheers you up. It does contain a LOT of swears though! I find road rage compilations oddly calming

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOjUL8LwUsE
    'I solemnly swear that I am up to no good'
    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 17th Oct 16, 1:28 PM
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    Serendipitious
    Jacket potato for lunch with a hot cheese and onion topping. Cost 25p - for the potato.

    Onion - part of large onion set aside from casserole-making the other day. Cheese rtc at 49p Co-op but used tillspit for 50p off dairy, so that was free.

    Still have half the pack of cheese left.
    “All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.”

    58


    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 17th Oct 16, 1:30 PM
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    Serendipitious
    £20 plus VAT is £24 I believe (if VAT is payable at the normal rate.)
    Originally posted by davemorton
    Thank you.

    So about £12 then. Doing B00ts order but trying to avoid 0% VAT...
    “All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.”

    58


    • altojack
    • By altojack 17th Oct 16, 2:00 PM
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    altojack
    Morning Everyone

    Really excited this morning as been contacted by a firm of heir hunters as a distant cousin has died intestate....not sure what it means yet but hope it might pay for a holiday next year

    Feel a bit sad though as he was only about six years older than me but never married, both parents dead and very shy. I haven't seen him since I was about 12. Excited but don't really feel entitled to money from someone I didn't really know.
    Originally posted by Busylizzie
    I'm sure that your distant cousin would have left a will if they had wanted to bequeath their worldly goods to someone specific. Far rath in your pocket than going to the state.

    Don't sign up with the heir hunters as they will take a mighty chunk from you for doing the paper work. If you can draw up a family tree and have proof of relationship you can make the claim yourself. Good luck xx



    Late lunch for me, may have scrambled eggs, not had that for a couple of weeks, an NSD but been busy sorting out paperwork
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    • aau1
    • By aau1 17th Oct 16, 2:31 PM
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    aau1
    Yes its the one we all got £2 for buying a banana a few weeks back. Noting the offers AAU has put up. Thought I wouldn't be going to sains again for a while
    Originally posted by gocat
    The £2 banana was with klipem wasn't it? I signed up to them but didn't get the offer and have given up checking for new ones
    Apparently, everybody knows that the bird is the word a moorhen
    • Busylizzie
    • By Busylizzie 17th Oct 16, 2:51 PM
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    Busylizzie
    we are in the process of one of these claims.we thought there was just the 3 on my oh`s family but they have found 50 claiments so far.this was someone we didnt know anything about but feel v.sad he died with no family and by the sound of friends either.we got a letter asking us to go on the bbc prog.not a chance.
    Originally posted by bargainqueen8
    Hi there

    Something similar happened to me a few years ago. Also a cousin - I had only met him once when I was about 5. He was a bit of a loner but had led a fascinating life in the merchant navy, all over the world, for years and then settled in Jersey living on his own. The 'heir hunters' did give us lots of information about his life which was nice. The estate was shared between 6 cousins and was still a tidy sum even after the HH's took their cut but it took about two years to sort it all out. I too had very mixed feelings about benefitting from the estate of someone I hardly knew. Just wish circumstances had enabled us to get to know one another even if just a little......
    Originally posted by Mir!
    Thanks - seems like this happens more frequently than I thought.
    • pattylabelle
    • By pattylabelle 17th Oct 16, 3:33 PM
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    pattylabelle
    groceries.asda.com/product/hot-chocolate/options-belgian-chocolate-salted-caramel/910001635384

    4 for £1 will compare £1.60 vs £1 at tesco
    Originally posted by daniel_portage

    is this low cal cos my derriere could be doing with it monsieur portage
    never stop doing your best because someone doesn't give you credit
    • savvy sal
    • By savvy sal 17th Oct 16, 3:53 PM
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    savvy sal
    is this low cal cos my derriere could be doing with it monsieur portage
    Originally posted by pattylabelle
    You should check in more often Patty.TM has started to keep a register and is marking us as playing truant when we go missing.

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