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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, 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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    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 10th Mar 17, 7:47 PM
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    Serendipitious
    CC from 4pm v T:

    1x Colman's Tartare Sauce (250ml)
    £1.45 £1.00
    4x PG Tips 240 Pyramid Tea Bags (240pk)
    £23.96 £11.96
    “All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.”

    June grocery 55.10


    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 10th Mar 17, 7:51 PM
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    Chrisv
    Yes, no sign of either refused items.
    Originally posted by chocaholics
    I seem to remember this being posted about a couple of times over the last few years. I think it must be to do with the way your driver/store processes the refusals on their system.
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 10th Mar 17, 7:52 PM
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    TrulyMadly
    Evening paw sniffers

    Just back in from tea at TableTable. I thought our points balance was looking healthy and just realised that they put your points on before they take off the 50% code. So after every 5 meals we get a meal for 2 free
    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th Mar 17, 7:55 PM
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    Evening paw sniffers

    Just back in from tea at TableTable. I thought our points balance was looking healthy and just realised that they put your points on before they take off the 50% code. So after every 5 meals we get a meal for 2 free
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    you are jammy
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -2 stone 8 1/2 lb week 13
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 10th Mar 17, 7:59 PM
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    Oh E.....I'm so sorry to hear your news. Come here and have a hug.
    I was very close to my father in law too, so I know how you feel.


    Thinking of you and your family
    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 10th Mar 17, 8:06 PM
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    Anthems sang with passion get to me every time......
    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 10th Mar 17, 8:07 PM
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    Have we all seen this, sooo funny.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-39232538
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    Well that switched my mood...how funny is that
    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
    • chocaholics
    • By chocaholics 10th Mar 17, 8:13 PM
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    I seem to remember this being posted about a couple of times over the last few years. I think it must be to do with the way your driver/store processes the refusals on their system.
    Originally posted by Chrisv
    Thanks Chris, and as I stupidly ticked no subs on a £5 item not available so together with no apg for sharpies and my evoucher several pounds over total I lost out big time for the second shop in a row.
    Never mind, will have to order from a different store in future.
    • Naebbirac
    • By Naebbirac 10th Mar 17, 8:22 PM
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    [QUOTE=Naebbirac;72219452]Going to town today to visit VT with foodie supplies post op, so will do a birdies test shop then. The student discount card will get an outing,
    N x/QUOTE]

    Hi VT
    Sorry didnt realise you had other op, glad it feels better than last one
    Wishing you a speedy recovery xx
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Oh bubbs, I'm so upset. You obviously don't read my posts
    N x
    Last edited by Naebbirac; 10-03-2017 at 8:24 PM.
    Sealed Pot Challenge No 9 516 target £250

    2 years 'fag free'
    • Naebbirac
    • By Naebbirac 10th Mar 17, 8:24 PM
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    Naebbirac
    Just caught up.
    Enterprise, so sorry for your loss.
    N x
    Sealed Pot Challenge No 9 516 target £250

    2 years 'fag free'
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th Mar 17, 8:25 PM
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    bubbs
    Thanks Chris, and as I stupidly ticked no subs on a £5 item not available so together with no apg for sharpies and my evoucher several pounds over total I lost out big time for the second shop in a row.
    Never mind, will have to order from a different store in future.
    Originally posted by chocaholics
    Your evouchers will be credited in cash back to your account i read on here the other day
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -2 stone 8 1/2 lb week 13
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th Mar 17, 8:27 PM
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    bubbs
    [QUOTE=Naebbirac;72233689]
    Going to town today to visit VT with foodie supplies post op, so will do a birdies test shop then. The student discount card will get an outing,
    N x/QUOTE]



    Oh bubbs, I'm so upset. You obviously don't read my posts
    N x
    Originally posted by Naebbirac
    Hi N
    Sorry i have skipped a bit last couple of weeks,, not ignoring you xx
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -2 stone 8 1/2 lb week 13
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 10th Mar 17, 8:29 PM
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    TrulyMadly
    I've had a brilliant day today.

    I've had this idea chasing around in my head for years.

    One of the downfalls of giving food parcels is that it doesn't really solve a lot of the underlying problems. It's a sort of stopgap measure...like a sticking plaster.
    One of the underlying problems is lack of knowledge/ experience/ not being able to shop and cook on a budget.

    Imagine picking up a food parcel and attached to it, is a volunteer with a carrier bag of ingredients who would go back to your house with you and show you how to cook a very basic family meal. Imagine the kids coming home to a tasty casserole.
    So ....you start with a very basic repertoire of 4/5 meals, costed out at between £2 and £3 per meal for 4 for example.
    There's lots of things to be ironed out....health and safety and risk assessments, lack of cooking equipment ....some families are without even the most basic cookery stuff

    Anyway I did a pitch for some funding today and it went really well. I feel really hopeful that this sort of intervention could make a huge difference to people...improving their health and lifestyle.

    There's an army of women out there who are savvy shoppers and brilliant cooks. If we could match them with the young families who are struggling it would be a dream come true

    What do you think?
    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
    • MKS
    • By MKS 10th Mar 17, 8:31 PM
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    MKS
    Shop from earlier


    11 items (10 different) on your receipt qualify for comparison Asda Tesco
    1x Cadbury Creme Egg Large Easter Egg (278g) £3.34 £2.00
    1x Haribo Starmix Minis Bag 11 Pack (200g) £1.48 £1.40
    1x ASDA Grated Four Cheese Blend (200g) £1.50 £2.00
    1x ASDA Smartprice Sparkling Water (2lt) £0.17 £0.17
    1x Galaxy Minstrels Large Easter Egg (262g) £3.34 £2.00
    1x ASDA Fishmonger's Selection 4 Crisp Crumb Cod Fillets (568g) £3.80 N/A
    1x ASDA Fiery Grated Cheese Blend (200g) £1.50 N/A
    1x ASDA SmartPrice Mushy Peas (300g) £0.20 £0.20
    1x Maltesers Hollow Milk Chocolate Easter Egg with Teasers (248g) £3.31 £2.00
    1x Napolina Spaghetti (1kg) £2.28 £1.14
    1x Galaxy Golden Eggs Easter Egg (233g) £3.34 £2.00
    2x Mars Large Easter Egg with Mars Bars (280g) £6.67 £4.00
    Comparison total (compared products only) £25.63 £16.91
    +£8.72 cheaper

    £10.42 apg
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 10th Mar 17, 8:34 PM
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    TrulyMadly
    Whoopsies tonight

    I was happy to get the eggs. One was broken...but 5 weren't they had obviously been left behind as the box was messy

    The coleslaw is dated 17th. I think a lot of them had been crushed

    Excited to get parsley too

    Last edited by TrulyMadly; 10-03-2017 at 8:36 PM.
    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
    • MKS
    • By MKS 10th Mar 17, 8:36 PM
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    MKS
    For Savvy, from a womble.
    12 items (8 different) on your receipt qualify for comparison Asda Morrisons
    2x Asda SmartPrice ASDA 2 Chicken & Mushroom Slices (2x165g) £2.00 N/A
    1x McVitie's Digestives Milk Chocolate Jumbo Pack (500g) £2.29 £1.50
    1x ASDA Skimmed Milk (4pt) £0.99 £1.00
    2x Heinz Beanz in Rich Tomato Sauce (415g) £1.00 £1.50
    1x ASDA Baker's Selection Strawberry Tarts (2pk) £1.00 N/A
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Maris Piper Potatoes (2.5kg) £1.50 £2.00
    1x Muller Light Toffee & Vanilla Yogurts (6x175g) £2.00 N/A
    4x Walkers Smoky Bacon Crisps (6x25g) £4.00 £5.00
    1x Richmond 12 Thick Pork Sausages (681g) £2.00 £2.82
    1x Flora Light Spread (500g) £1.70 £1.00
    1x ASDA 12 Medium Free Range Eggs (12pk) £1.65 £1.77
    Comparison total (compared products only) £15.13 £16.59
    cheaper +£1.46
    • pippo
    • By pippo 10th Mar 17, 8:36 PM
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    pippo
    I've had a brilliant day today.

    I've had this idea chasing around in my head for years.

    One of the downfalls of giving food parcels is that it doesn't really solve a lot of the underlying problems. It's a sort of stopgap measure...like a sticking plaster.
    One of the underlying problems is lack of knowledge/ experience/ not being able to shop and cook on a budget.

    Imagine picking up a food parcel and attached to it, is a volunteer with a carrier bag of ingredients who would go back to your house with you and show you how to cook a very basic family meal. Imagine the kids coming home to a tasty casserole.
    So ....you start with a very basic repertoire of 4/5 meals, costed out at between £2 and £3 per meal for 4 for example.
    There's lots of things to be ironed out....health and safety and risk assessments, lack of cooking equipment ....some families are without even the most basic cookery stuff

    Anyway I did a pitch for some funding today and it went really well. I feel really hopeful that this sort of intervention could make a huge difference to people...improving their health and lifestyle.

    There's an army of women out there who are savvy shoppers and brilliant cooks. If we could match them with the young families who are struggling it would be a dream come true

    What do you think?
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    TM, that's a great idea, the sad thing is that the council I worked for used to do this, we employed staff called 'family aides' who would help people struggling both with children and with making ends meet. Sadly this, and many other services are no longer available due to cutbacks.
    Toiletries/cosmetics In 31 Out 60 - cost £9.24
    Clothes etc In 12 Out 42
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 10th Mar 17, 8:39 PM
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    I feel a bit cheated.

    I didn't realise this was cooking chocolate. I haven't even got anyone to taste it as we've all given it up for lent.
    There was all different types for 50p

    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
    • Sad_Dad
    • By Sad_Dad 10th Mar 17, 8:40 PM
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    Sad_Dad
    Evening All,

    Sharpies must have been restocked at my store, ordered 10 and got 7 plus 3 subs.

    Anyone with a TSB credit card (me and DW have one each) should have got an email today saying the 1% cachback on the first £500 is being extended by 18 months.

    Nice £180 for little effort.

    Cheers,
    Sad_Dad
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 10th Mar 17, 8:41 PM
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    TrulyMadly
    TM, that's a great idea, the sad thing is that the council I worked for used to do this, we employed staff called 'family aides' who would help people struggling both with children and with making ends meet. Sadly this, and many other services are no longer available due to cutbacks.
    Originally posted by pippo
    I know it's not unique and it certainly isn't rocket science but I think, with volunteers it could work
    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
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