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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 volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly. 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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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Mar 17, 1:10 PM
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    bubbs
    Just realised the pants coupon on victoria.co.uk is now £6 but expiry date been extended to June. Was end of March before. Also can order some free samples of pads and pants to be sent to you. Happy days.................for mum
    Originally posted by gocat
    Get stocked up


    Superdrug £7.49 £6.49 Offer
    Sainsbury's
    £7.50 £6.50
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 4lb week 34
    • cjj
    • By cjj 11th Mar 17, 1:14 PM
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    cjj
    Hi everyone, missing loads at moment so sorry if I've missed anything important. Was it E's bday the other day if so happy belated birthday E.

    LEJC how are you my lovely ?

    Congrats to your DD tiny

    MKS can't be long until DS appointment, hope everything goes well.

    TM your idea is brilliant.

    Oh & one more thing, hello bubbs

    Hugs to all that need/want one. Liverpool tomorrow for a couple of days xx
    Cherish those you have in your life because you never know when they won't be there anymore.

    No matter how you feel, get up, dress up & never give up.
    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 11th Mar 17, 1:15 PM
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    davemorton
    Coconut Haystacks

    2 cups shredded coconut
    1⁄2 cup powdered sugar
    2 eggs, beaten
    1⁄2 teaspoon salt

    Im a board guide on Pie Making Moneysaving. I'm a volunteer to help the pie production & consumption run smoothly. I can help merge tastes and fillings. Any pies made are mine & are not those of other Moneysavingexperts. Im a board guide not a qualified baker and as such do not make every type of pie. If you spot a quiche or flan please report it.
    • springdreams
    • By springdreams 11th Mar 17, 1:17 PM
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    springdreams
    Actually i have never had a daily email update
    Originally posted by bubbs
    You have to subscribe to get it - mine sometimes goes into the spam folder.
    Smiles are as perfect a gift as hugs...
    ..one size fits all... and nobody minds if you give it back.
    Originally posted by squeaky
    ☆.。.:*・° Housework is so much easier without the clutter ☆.。.:*・°
    SPC No. 518
    • springdreams
    • By springdreams 11th Mar 17, 1:19 PM
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    springdreams
    Coconut Haystacks

    2 cups shredded coconut
    1⁄2 cup powdered sugar
    2 eggs, beaten
    1⁄2 teaspoon salt

    Originally posted by davemorton
    When I was 6 or 7 years old I scoffed a whole tray of these - was violently ill, and have not been able to eat desiccated coconut ever since
    Smiles are as perfect a gift as hugs...
    ..one size fits all... and nobody minds if you give it back.
    Originally posted by squeaky
    ☆.。.:*・° Housework is so much easier without the clutter ☆.。.:*・°
    SPC No. 518
    • latest flame
    • By latest flame 11th Mar 17, 1:21 PM
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    latest flame
    I'm assuming you've tried all the usual things

    A hot curry
    Cleaning the windows
    A brisk walk



    I did all the above and both mine started wriggling their way out into the big wide world during the night. Which is very inconsiderate as you need every bit of sleep you can get before the event.
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    You missed the best way.
    *hint* its the same thing that caused the situation.


    Now lets be serious, everyone loves a bit of meat in their pie
    Originally posted by davemorton
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Mar 17, 1:25 PM
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    bubbs
    Hi everyone, missing loads at moment so sorry if I've missed anything important. Was it E's bday the other day if so happy belated birthday E.

    LEJC how are you my lovely ?

    Congrats to your DD tiny

    MKS can't be long until DS appointment, hope everything goes well.

    TM your idea is brilliant.

    Oh & one more thing, hello bubbs

    Hugs to all that need/want one. Liverpool tomorrow for a couple of days xx
    Originally posted by cjj
    Oh last i see
    Hello
    No E lost her dear FIL
    Coconut Haystacks

    2 cups shredded coconut
    1⁄2 cup powdered sugar
    2 eggs, beaten
    1⁄2 teaspoon salt

    Originally posted by davemorton
    Never had one of them
    You have to subscribe to get it - mine sometimes goes into the spam folder.
    Originally posted by springdreams
    Where abouts please?
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 4lb week 34
    • vouchercrazy
    • By vouchercrazy 11th Mar 17, 1:29 PM
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    vouchercrazy
    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
    Hi Tm
    Your idea is great and I hope you get the funding, I have been doing this for years for friends and family and in practice it is not always that easy, a willing student is a joy but one who is distracted or not interested is an utter nightmare and in my experience it is the distracted and not interested ones that need the help the most
    A friend (who is a good cook herself, long story mother and daughter falling out) asked me if I could help teach her daughter how to cook basic meals for her family last year. The first hurdle was time. I gave myself an hour or two a week, the reality it took 4 to 8 hours a week, then no basic equipment ( her mum and I helped putting together some equipment ) or store cupboard (again we both helped putting a bit of a store cupboard ) obviously these can be built up over time, then we had to deal with the distractions, children pack off to the grandmothers, tv and phones switched off , then you have to deal with all the excuses in the book, I can’t cook, I don’t want to cook, I don’t have time, the children will not eat it etc etc
    Food shopping a half hour trip turned into a two hour battle of wills, exhausting
    Then you finally get to prepare some food, knife skills zero so plenty of plasters and kitchen roll for the tears, once a meal is made then it is getting the family to eat it, you think it would be the children but nope it was the husband that I had to convince to try new foods we had cooked
    It was a very long year, it should never have taken that long but we persevered and everything has turned out great, her mother and I are so proud of her, we started with pre-cut frozen veg and shop bought sauces and now she can prepare fresh veg and make her own sauces, as her confidence grew so did her skills and now she can cook healthy meals for her family, the key was building her confidence, now she is teaching her husband so that they can share the cooking
    Would I do it again, yes , would I go and cook in a complete stranger kitchen then that would be a huge no, my only concern would be my own safety
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Mar 17, 1:37 PM
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    bubbs
    VC a battle of the wills BUT you got there and did it , very well done
    How is the no smoking coming on or have you given up?
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 4lb week 34
    • sparklyfee
    • By sparklyfee 11th Mar 17, 1:38 PM
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    sparklyfee
    Afternoon,

    I've had a HD this morning for sharpies. All subbed so I rejected them. However, the man said it was only letting him reject 6. He took them away anyway....maybe I should've kept 4? But then I've had a refund processed email and it's only for 18.00 which is 3 of the 10 subs. Should I be worried or would it right itself in the end?
    Never do HD, wish I'd clicked and collected now!!

    Thanks
    • Perranlady
    • By Perranlady 11th Mar 17, 1:40 PM
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    Perranlady
    Just returned from a productive trip into town, found the 1p gift wrap in Argos, thanks to OP, then off to SD, got the sure deo for 21p Lynx shampoo for 37p dove men post shave balm 55p Zoella lip balms 10p and Ambre solaire sun creams £2.99, buy get 2nd half price, so 2 for £4.48
    • sparklyfee
    • By sparklyfee 11th Mar 17, 1:42 PM
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    sparklyfee
    Asda Waitrose
    1x Jacob's Salt & Black Pepper Flatbreads (150g) £1.51 £1.00
    1x ASDA 8 Rocket Lollies (8x58ml) £1.00 £1.00
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Mixed Peppers (3pk) £1.00 £1.00
    0.15x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Red Onion (order by number of onions or select kg) (per kg) £0.12 £0.12
    1x MAOAM Giant Strawberry Stripes (1pk) £0.10 N/A
    1x Haribo Starmix (1pk) £0.10 N/A
    1x ASDA Frozen for Freshness Garden Peas (1kg) £1.30 £1.37
    1x ASDA SmartPrice Chopped Tomatoes in Tomato Juice (400g) £0.29 N/A
    1x ASDA Smartprice 15 Yorkshire Puddings (230g) £0.48 N/A
    1x Asda Cheese & Ham Mini Pizzas (356g) £2.00 N/A
    10x Gillette Venus Embrace 5 Blade Razor & Shower Holder (each) £50.00 £10.00
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Mar 17, 1:43 PM
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    bubbs
    Afternoon,

    I've had a HD this morning for sharpies. All subbed so I rejected them. However, the man said it was only letting him reject 6. He took them away anyway....maybe I should've kept 4? But then I've had a refund processed email and it's only for 18.00 which is 3 of the 10 subs. Should I be worried or would it right itself in the end?
    Never do HD, wish I'd clicked and collected now!!

    Thanks
    Originally posted by sparklyfee
    Sorry i dont know but you can request a refund yourself
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 4lb week 34
    • MKS
    • By MKS 11th Mar 17, 1:48 PM
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    MKS
    Hi everyone, missing loads at moment so sorry if I've missed anything important. Was it E's bday the other day if so happy belated birthday E.

    LEJC how are you my lovely ?

    Congrats to your DD tiny

    MKS can't be long until DS appointment, hope everything goes well.

    TM your idea is brilliant.

    Oh & one more thing, hello bubbs

    Hugs to all that need/want one. Liverpool tomorrow for a couple of days xx
    Originally posted by cjj
    Hi cjj,

    Hope that you are ok.
    Had the appt/removal etc but all not good. Have to wait a few more weeks. bubbs has been an absolute letting me spout off to her in pms.
    • Snap-ant
    • By Snap-ant 11th Mar 17, 2:00 PM
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    Snap-ant
    Ts




    Our Family Motto ~
    ♦ If all else fails - read the instructions ♦

    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 11th Mar 17, 2:02 PM
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    Enterprise 1701C
    We had domestic science.

    From memory we did

    Shortbread
    Fairy cakes
    Puff pastry
    Rock buns

    I also remember learning about the kitchen triangle. Sink, cooker and fridge

    Can't remember much more

    Except our teacher was exceptionally glamorous
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    I remember when we did puff pastry, my friend had to scrape it off the oven roof

    Well, the teacher did say to get plenty of air into it

    The funny thing was that that teacher told her that if she passed she (the teacher) would jump off the Eiffel Tower. Well my friend passed but the teacher did not hold up the other side of the bargain

    Love the look of those coconut haystacks, absolutely adore coconut and can happily siT there and spoon the dessicated one into my mouth
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • Snap-ant
    • By Snap-ant 11th Mar 17, 2:02 PM
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    Snap-ant
    Ts £1 (vacuum packed) Red Chenille Cushions



    Our Family Motto ~
    ♦ If all else fails - read the instructions ♦

    • Snap-ant
    • By Snap-ant 11th Mar 17, 2:06 PM
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    Snap-ant
    Coconut Haystacks

    2 cups shredded coconut
    1⁄2 cup powdered sugar
    2 eggs, beaten
    1⁄2 teaspoon salt

    Originally posted by davemorton
    Coconut Pyramids

    Our Family Motto ~
    ♦ If all else fails - read the instructions ♦

    • zippydooda
    • By zippydooda 11th Mar 17, 2:24 PM
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    zippydooda
    I think Miss Derby had you down to a T.

    Naughty bubbs

    Well I've had an hour or so down the field and prepared another couple of raised beds and had an enlightening conversation with my neighbour about rats

    Think I'll wash up and head out to do a bit shoplifting

    You do realise I'm joking when I say that don't you
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    yes agreed, her alias is now red fox, yes naughty bubbs
    • latest flame
    • By latest flame 11th Mar 17, 2:26 PM
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    latest flame
    1x ASDA Smartprice Salted Peanuts (200g) £0.48 N/A
    1x MAOAM Giant Strawberry Stripes (1pk) £0.10 N/A
    1x Hovis Seed Sensations Seven Seeds Bread (800g) £1.35 £1.35
    1x Haribo Starmix (1pk) £0.10 N/A
    1x Hula Hoops Original Potato Rings (7x24g) £1.00 £1.00
    1x Hula Hoops BBQ Beef Potato Rings (7x24g) £1.00 £1.00
    1x Barratt Flumps (12g) £0.10 N/A
    2x ASDA The Skin System Cosmetic Cotton Wool Buds (130pk) £1.00 N/A
    4x Gillette Venus Embrace 5 Blade Razor & Shower Holder (each) £20.00 £4.00
    1x Wham Raspberry Flavoured Bar (16g) £0.10 N/A
    0.15x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Red Onion (order by number of onions or select kg) (per kg) £0.12 £0.12
    0.4x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Banana (order by number of bananas or select kg) (per kg) £0.29 N/A
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Broccoli (360g) £0.50 £0.53
    Comparison total (compared products only) £23.97 £8.00
    +£15.97 cheaper


    Thanks to those who gave help last night, and of course the OP
    I guess its still Tuesday for vouchers, and still £100 pcm.
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