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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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    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 11th Mar 17, 10:52 AM
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    Tinyshoes
    Crikey TS, I'm not offended, sorry if it came across that way. Just saying that I have been trying to sign up to do volunteer transporting, but they are full up round here. My friends OH does it and I think the people he takes must be well impressed when he turns up in his new Jag! He sometimes does trips over 100 miles too.

    You are right about the early booking though.
    Originally posted by pippo
    No need to apologise what you wrote didn't suggest for one second I had offended, I just thought about how my little moan may have come across to any volunteers.

    What made me cross is how many other poorly people had they got out of their beds so early for no one to turn up. It used to take me 10 minutes just to get mum out the door so like gocat had her ready at the gate...

    I hope gocats mum got on ok yesterday.
    Birds flying high, You know how I feel, Sun in the sky, You know how I feel,
    Reeds driftin' on by, You know how I feel

    It's a new dawn, It's a new day, It's a new life, For me, And I'm feeling good...
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 11th Mar 17, 10:54 AM
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    silvercar
    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
    Excellent idea!

    I've just seen something similar on my facebook feed. In a local group a couple were trying to raise funds (crowdsourcing via justgiving) to go round teaching people how to cook. Then I looked in detail and they want to go round Europe! Sounded to much like they were trying to raise funds to go on a holiday to me. But crowd sourcing through Facebook local groups may be a way to reach out to people and get some funds for ingredients.

    3356

    Morning folks

    Still catching up on yesterday's goings on but a bit pushed for time this morning so it might take a while

    I need the Elite help please. I need to find the cheapest way for some friends to come to bristol from stockport by train on 24th or 25th March and return on 26th March. So far it's looking at about £150

    I'll say thank you now but will be checking back in later

    Edit - I found megabus return from Manchester for around £15 return so have passed the info on
    Originally posted by Dizzy Ditzy
    Virgin trains (west coast) have a sale at the moment.
    • Snap-ant
    • By Snap-ant 11th Mar 17, 10:55 AM
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    hornetgirl was yesterday's smartest player!



    28 players played.

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    • MKS
    • By MKS 11th Mar 17, 10:55 AM
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    We're okayish this morning, had a tearful phone call with DD yesterday so that probably helped.

    We have to look at it positively, he was in pain and bed ridden, and I think he had given up on life, so it is better this way than having a shell of him hanging on. It just leaves a gaping gap in our lives.
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    Probably not the right thing to say but please take it as it is meant.... try looking at it from the other way.
    Think of the gap in your lives that he filled for so long and the happiness that he bought to you. x
    • Snap-ant
    • By Snap-ant 11th Mar 17, 10:57 AM
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    Snap-ant
    Good Morning Llovelies


    Trying to find a nice cheap hotel in Dublin - busy busy busy
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    • MKS
    • By MKS 11th Mar 17, 10:58 AM
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    Car hire would be equally, if not more expensive than the train or Nat Ex it's for 2. im keeping everything crossed that it works for them!
    Originally posted by Dizzy Ditzy
    Check out Ryanair car hire.. they give double the difference if you find it cheaper Sometimes works out for free.
    • gocat
    • By gocat 11th Mar 17, 10:59 AM
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    gocat
    No need to apologise what you wrote didn't suggest for one second I had offended, I just thought about how my little moan may have come across to any volunteers.

    What made me cross is how many other poorly people had they got out of their beds so early for no one to turn up. It used to take me 10 minutes just to get mum out the door so like gocat had her ready at the gate...

    I hope gocats mum got on ok yesterday.
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    Hi yes. Transport turned up an hour before her appt so all went well thank you. Had to wait ages for the transport back but thats par for the course really. Then the driver must have been driving at 100 mph (felt like that anyway lol) , which I enjoyed but dont think mum was too impressed
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 11th Mar 17, 11:06 AM
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    Sunshinemummy
    TM,

    Just thinking when I went to school we were all taught how to cook cheaply, it is so sad that this is not compulsory.



    Hi yes. Transport turned up an hour before her appt so all went well thank you. Had to wait ages for the transport back but thats par for the course really. Then the driver must have been driving at 100 mph (felt like that anyway lol) , which I enjoyed but dont think mum was too impressed
    Originally posted by gocat
    Pleased it went well x
    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.
    • HILLBERN
    • By HILLBERN 11th Mar 17, 11:10 AM
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    HILLBERN
    I laughed more at the woman than the children
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    yes same here, crawling around trying to be inconspicuous
    • Tinasmummy
    • By Tinasmummy 11th Mar 17, 11:15 AM
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    Good morning everyone,

    happy weekend , hope you all have a nice one, whatever you are up to
    Last edited by Tinasmummy; 11-03-2017 at 11:33 AM.
    • pacifica9
    • By pacifica9 11th Mar 17, 11:35 AM
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    yes same here, crawling around trying to be inconspicuous
    Originally posted by HILLBERN
    I got the feeling the only reason she knew what was happening is because she'd suddenly looked up and seen them on her tv.
    “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while you could miss it.” ~ Ferris Bueller
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Mar 17, 11:46 AM
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    Is that for C&C as well as HD? C&C usually come from the nearest large store whereas HD come from a central hub (think mine might come from the same one as yours!)
    Originally posted by pacifica9
    Dont know about HD , dont have them but c and c yes
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -1 stone 12 1/2 lb week 8
    • emerald21
    • By emerald21 11th Mar 17, 11:47 AM
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    emerald21
    We're okayish this morning, had a tearful phone call with DD yesterday so that probably helped.

    We have to look at it positively, he was in pain and bed ridden, and I think he had given up on life, so it is better this way than having a shell of him hanging on. It just leaves a gaping gap in our lives.
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C

    Sorry to hear about your father in law Enterprise.

    Good Morning all,

    Off to Chirk Castle later with my sister with the National Trust

    My bad back has gone now touch wood. He really is a good chiropractor. I ve only needed the initial visit
    • Anon
    • By Anon 11th Mar 17, 11:58 AM
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    Anon
    Sharpies all good for another day Elite...


    1x Gillette Venus Embrace 5 Blade Razor & Shower Holder (each)£5.00£1.00
    Originally posted by pacifica9
    Thank you - order placed for this evening.

    Anon
    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 11th Mar 17, 12:02 PM
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    Morning all.
    Just tried to do a very quick order at adsa before the 12midday cut off, rammed some things in my basket, went to checkout, then bang, my evouchers are still not there! grrr, hurry up adsa.

    My apologies....you will get the first invitation

    We were talking about going back to Bruge this year and I did a random search on DFDS for August.

    HOW MUCH?

    It's quite a few years since we were there but honestly the prices are eye watering.

    Is there anywhere to find discounts?

    Please and thank you
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    TM, I find it much better (and cheaper) to drive/get the train to Hull, and go P&O ferries from there. Plus, when you get off on the other side, it is only 15 mins on the bus, as opposed to what I would expect to be a rather long bus journey on DFDS if you were going from Shields.
    If you do end up going, give me a shout, I can recommend a great hotel, and a fabulous place to go for your evening meal.
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Mar 17, 12:03 PM
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    bubbs
    Loads of tea and coffe rtc in asda , decaf tea bags, keno milacano, carte noir
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -1 stone 12 1/2 lb week 8
    • Anon
    • By Anon 11th Mar 17, 12:10 PM
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    Anon
    Loads of tea and coffe rtc in asda , decaf tea bags, keno milacano, carte noir
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Little A or big please?

    Thank you

    Anon
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 11th Mar 17, 12:11 PM
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    I got the feeling the only reason she knew what was happening is because she'd suddenly looked up and seen them on her tv.
    Originally posted by pacifica9
    I've watched this loads and every time I belly laugh and notice something else.

    The child pulling the face, clearly she was in her own world and wanted to be near daddy, who smacked her in the face and pushed her back she appears to be used to this.. the laugh from outside of the room...the baby coming in... the woman skidding into the room horrified, her pulling the child onto the floor trying to drag the child out along the floor, and realising the door has shut, then realising that she had pulled the baby walker over the child and needs to push the child back into the room to free the child.. then crawling back to shut the door. Throughout which the child did not show any distress.

    The look on the man's face throughout was priceless.

    I also giggled that they had tried to disguise the bed as a table.........amazing!!

    Last edited by Sunshinemummy; 11-03-2017 at 12:14 PM.
    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 11th Mar 17, 12:17 PM
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    bubbs
    Little A or big please?

    Thank you

    Anon
    Originally posted by Anon
    Little but SEL not rtc stickers put some on hduk
    Also castor sugar 2 kilo 60p Bilingtons small golden sugar 30p
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -1 stone 12 1/2 lb week 8
    • mrsmac10
    • By mrsmac10 11th Mar 17, 12:17 PM
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    morning all

    In my B & M yesterday I got something very similar to this for 39p

    https://uk.iherb.com/pr/drogheria-alimentari-grey-brittany-sea-salt-mill-2-46-oz-70-g/50712

    If you make nice foodie hampers for the gourmets and cooks in your life eg for Mothers day, Birthdays, Christmas etc - collecting together all of your free and nearly free cashback items then this salt would be a fabulous addition and it has a story

    https://www.brittanysalt.com/products/dried-coarse-gray-sea-salt-for-grinders
    Originally posted by mhoc
    I got the balsamic glaze in that range It was yum Forgot to post at the time but did not know it was normally expensive
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