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    • redfox
    • By redfox 16th Jun 16, 8:27 PM
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    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread
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    • 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.
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    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 11th Mar 17, 5:51 PM
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    I collected my Thorntons chocolates in Chester today as well Got the bus (not been on a bus for 15 years) into Chester with a friend as she wanted to go to the bank (it was closed!) and walked the 8 miles back home along the cycle way. Tried for the crisps in WH only to find it was for travel ones only.
    Originally posted by josie_ann57
    We were in Chester very early and it was very quiet.
    In Thorntons we were only allowed to choose anything from the top 2 rows - a bit odd as when we got them earlier in the week we could choose any of the £3 bags.

    I think the last bus I used was the York park and ride one. I would quite like to have a bus pass but we are too far from the border so it will be about 10 years before I get issued with one Mind you I don't think we even have a bus now that does our route - I'd have to do about 15 mins walk to get to the nearest bus stop to go anywhere
    We walk from the station along the canal path now and come up by Tesco at the bottom of Frodsham Street. We didn't realise that Frodsham street is being relaid - not even sure now where the rail bus drops off

    Also something seems to have been built on Goosetack car park but not sure exactly what ...
    “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.”
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 11th Mar 17, 5:58 PM
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    A query please for an ebay expert.

    Does anyone know how to do a combined postage discount on ebay?

    I seemed to think you could alter the postage on the bottom line of an invoice but so many things have changed on ebay I don't know for sure. And its years since I've sold 2 things together.

    Not for me - looking at the list I don't think I will sell anything this week at all ...
    “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.”
    • fernie1
    • By fernie1 11th Mar 17, 5:58 PM
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    Also I did a c&c at about 1.30 today, not even gone to collected yet
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Mar 17, 6:02 PM
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    Yes shopping was a bit of a battle , I was trying to show her that they could all eat the same ingredients and not have the same meals for example chicken kiev for the adults and chicken nuggets for the children and that using a base recipe you can make so many different meals, she was convinced she had to buy childrens food and adult food, no such thing in my book

    I am still trying to convince myself to give up smoking again, talking of battle of wills I have one with myself
    Originally posted by vouchercrazy
    You will do it when the time is right

    Afternoon

    My thoughts are with you and your family enterprise xx

    Happy birthday to tweets, Vt and snap, hope you all had lovely days X
    Originally posted by ilovetoshop
    Hellooooooooooo
    Hope you are ok?
    When are we going to meet?
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    • lesliejack
    • By lesliejack 11th Mar 17, 6:05 PM
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    found the PG tips at £1.25p for 160 bags in a little Asda today, Red Nose promo pack.
    Paid mostly with APG, so brilliant value, thanks OP
    seems only to be in little Asda though.
    essex girl in exile
    • tweets
    • By tweets 11th Mar 17, 6:09 PM
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    tweets
    Afternoon

    My thoughts are with you and your family enterprise xx

    Happy birthday to tweets, Vt and snap, hope you all had lovely days X
    Originally posted by ilovetoshop
    Thank you
    Lost 3st-3.5lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Mar 17, 6:11 PM
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    Aww so sorry to hear not all good. Keeping my fingers crossed for you, hope you are ok. Bubbs is an Xx

    Sorry to hear about Enterprises FIL, sending lots of love Xx

    Think it must have been Mhocs birthday I have missed then, so belated happy birthday xx

    Edit - think it's VT's birthday I missed, happy belated birthday xx
    Originally posted by cjj
    Awww thanks, you aint bad yourself
    actually bubbs there are 5 palmolives. but 3 at 85p, one at a £1 and one at £1.40
    they will all work but ill let you work out the final price of the others
    so tomorrow you could get 6 of the 85p ones = £5.10, mag £1.20, cappuccino £2.25 mail for £1.70 and pay £2.38 or less depending on rounding
    Originally posted by zippydooda
    Oh thanks buttttttttt i wasnt planning on going out tomorrow, the £ one 3 for £1.40? £1.40 £1.96 for 3?
    One shirt of OHs I did not particularly like and he carelessly left it on the dining room table
    He does realise there is a rule that anything left on the dining room table is destined for boxing and/or bagging for the next charity shop run - he does not realise this rule also applies to him and any belongs he leaves on the table.

    so after a week of the shirt being strewn on the dining room table I saw and it did indeed get put into a charity bag. Unfortunately on the afternoon we were doing the charity shop run OH spotted it between the back door and the car and it was removed from the charity bag where it had taken up residence

    He said "my favourite shirt!" - obviously not

    Then he pinned it on the washing line and there it remained in wind, rain, hail and snow for about 6 months - I was waiting to see how long it was before he re claimed his favourite shirt
    Eventually at the start of Feb when we were going up to York for the weekend he finally rescued it from the washing line
    Originally posted by mhoc


    This really made me
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
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    • emerald21
    • By emerald21 11th Mar 17, 6:12 PM
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    We were in Chester very early and it was very quiet.
    In Thorntons we were only allowed to choose anything from the top 2 rows - a bit odd as when we got them earlier in the week we could choose any of the £3 bags.

    I think the last bus I used was the York park and ride one. I would quite like to have a bus pass but we are too far from the border so it will be about 10 years before I get issued with one Mind you I don't think we even have a bus now that does our route - I'd have to do about 15 mins walk to get to the nearest bus stop to go anywhere
    We walk from the station along the canal path now and come up by Tesco at the bottom of Frodsham Street. We didn't realise that Frodsham street is being relaid - not even sure now where the rail bus drops off

    Also something seems to have been built on Goosetack car park but not sure exactly what ...
    Originally posted by mhoc
    When I was there on Tuesday it was any shelf then went to first 3 shelves .
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Mar 17, 6:13 PM
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    Hi, is there a link on there so I can look through,Millicono is my favourite coffee, I have tried looking but can't find nothing, please & thank you
    Originally posted by fernie1
    Yes its on hot deal i dont post links anymore copy and paste in search and it will come up
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Mar 17, 6:16 PM
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    A query please for an ebay expert.

    Does anyone know how to do a combined postage discount on ebay?

    I seemed to think you could alter the postage on the bottom line of an invoice but so many things have changed on ebay I don't know for sure. And its years since I've sold 2 things together.

    Not for me - looking at the list I don't think I will sell anything this week at all ...
    Originally posted by mhoc
    Go to send invoice and change it at the bottom where it has the postage price hth
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Mar 17, 6:17 PM
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    found the PG tips at £1.25p for 160 bags in a little Asda today, Red Nose promo pack.
    Paid mostly with APG, so brilliant value, thanks OP
    seems only to be in little Asda though.
    Originally posted by lesliejack
    Was me but exactly the same today £4.69
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    • rose28454
    • By rose28454 11th Mar 17, 6:21 PM
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    Well I had a busy week flying to Geneva to collect my sis to come home to Mums to recuperate with her broken leg. She was in hospital 2 weeks and a private clinic for 3 more which was costing her insurers nearly £900.00 per day. Anyway got back late Thursday night and went to work yesterday for 1/2 day.
    Went to my DD's for the afternoon and evening. Oh brought me home at 9.30pm as I had left my keys behind earlier. He opened the door for me and we were greeted by water cascading through the hall , bathroom and kitchen lights. I went to switch on a light and got a shock.
    OH drained down the tank , switched off the water and managed to switch off the electric with a stick. I was in bits and managed to call out the emergency cover chap. This was at 10p.m.and we decided to leave it till morning as he was going to take 3 hours to come.
    So went to DD'S for the night ( didnt sleep much!!)
    Repair chap came this morning and fixed the tank ( something to do with the ballcock.)
    The insurance said I could get a hotel as I cant have the power back on until its dried out and the assesor cant come till Monday.
    So I am in the brand new Premier Inn 5 minutes from home for 2 night initially.
    So any advice of how to deal with assesor gratefully received.
    My hall, lounge , landing and stair carpets are all soaking. My bedroom carpet is soaking too as is my memory foam mattress. There is water in my airing cupboard, bedroom cupboard and some on the edge of bedroom no 3. You can see water marks on the kitchen ceiling and the light in the shower exploded.
    At the moment I just have towels down to soak it up
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Mar 17, 6:25 PM
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    bubbs
    Well I had a busy week flying to Geneva to collect my sis to come home to Mums to recuperate with her broken leg. She was in hospital 2 weeks and a private clinic for 3 more which was costing her insurers nearly £900.00 per day. Anyway got back late Thursday night and went to work yesterday for 1/2 day.
    Went to my DD's for the afternoon and evening. Oh brought me home at 9.30pm as I had left my keys behind earlier. He opened the door for me and we were greeted by water cascading through the hall , bathroom and kitchen lights. I went to switch on a light and got a shock.
    OH drained down the tank , switched off the water and managed to switch off the electric with a stick. I was in bits and managed to call out the emergency cover chap. This was at 10p.m.and we decided to leave it till morning as he was going to take 3 hours to come.
    So went to DD'S for the night ( didnt sleep much!!)
    Repair chap came this morning and fixed the tank ( something to do with the ballcock.)
    The insurance said I could get a hotel as I cant have the power back on until its dried out and the assesor cant come till Monday.
    So I am in the brand new Premier Inn 5 minutes from home for 2 night initially.
    So any advice of how to deal with assesor gratefully received.
    My hall, lounge , landing and stair carpets are all soaking. My bedroom carpet is soaking too as is my memory foam mattress. There is water in my airing cupboard, bedroom cupboard and some on the edge of bedroom no 3. You can see water marks on the kitchen ceiling and the light in the shower exploded.
    At the moment I just have towels down to soak it up
    Originally posted by rose28454
    Ohhh rose so sorry when i had a leak not as bad as that but through kitchen ceiling, when the assessor came , we were supplied with industrial driers to dry walls and ceiling out.
    We had to remove some kitchen cupboards as they need to dry out and all the tiles just fell off kitchen walls
    But when they tested ceiling we had asbestos so then had to have specialist out to remove ceiling and put in a new one
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    • fernie1
    • By fernie1 11th Mar 17, 6:28 PM
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    Yes its on hot deal i dont post links anymore copy and paste in search and it will come up
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Got it thank you
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Mar 17, 6:33 PM
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    Got it thank you
    Originally posted by fernie1
    You are welcome x
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    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    • rose28454
    • By rose28454 11th Mar 17, 6:33 PM
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    Ohhh rose so sorry when i had a leak not as bad as that but through kitchen ceiling, when the assessor came , we were supplied with industrial driers to dry walls and ceiling out.
    We had to remove some kitchen cupboards as they need to dry out and all the tiles just fell off kitchen walls
    But when they tested ceiling we had asbestos so then had to have specialist out to remove ceiling and put in a new one
    Originally posted by bubbs
    They said the assessor would arrange dryers when he comes. Only downside is the excess is £350.00 as its a water leak.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Mar 17, 6:34 PM
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    This was my muggle shop from earlier v m gave me £1.08
    5x Silver Spoon Caster Sugar (2kg) £3.00 N/A
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Carrots (1kg) £0.50 N/A
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Cucumber (each) £0.55 N/A
    1.74x ASDA Butcher's Selection Boneless Pork Shoulder Joint (Typically 2kg) (per kg) £4.69 £4.35
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Broccoli (360g) £0.50 £0.51
    1x ASDA Southern Fried 100% Chicken Breast Mini Fillets (305g) £2.50 £2.54
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Cauliflower (each) £0.80 £0.84
    1x ASDA Smartprice Strawberry Cheesecake (90g) £0.30 N/A
    Comparison total (compared products only) £8.49 £8.24
    The coffee i bought was on here too but no show
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    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Mar 17, 6:35 PM
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    What NOT to put in a v w shop
    5x Silver Spoon Caster Sugar (2kg) £3.00 £13.25
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Carrots (1kg) £0.50 £0.60
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Cucumber (each) £0.55 £0.50
    1.74x ASDA Butcher's Selection Boneless Pork Shoulder Joint (Typically 2kg) (per kg) £4.69 £10.00
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Broccoli (360g) £0.50 £0.53
    1x ASDA Southern Fried 100% Chicken Breast Mini Fillets (305g) £2.50 N/A
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Cauliflower (each) £0.80 £1.00
    1x ASDA Smartprice Strawberry Cheesecake (90g) £0.30 N/A
    Comparison total (compared products only) £10.04 £25.88
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    • pacifica9
    • By pacifica9 11th Mar 17, 6:36 PM
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    pacifica9
    Well I had a busy week flying to Geneva to collect my sis to come home to Mums to recuperate with her broken leg. She was in hospital 2 weeks and a private clinic for 3 more which was costing her insurers nearly £900.00 per day. Anyway got back late Thursday night and went to work yesterday for 1/2 day.
    Went to my DD's for the afternoon and evening. Oh brought me home at 9.30pm as I had left my keys behind earlier. He opened the door for me and we were greeted by water cascading through the hall , bathroom and kitchen lights. I went to switch on a light and got a shock.
    OH drained down the tank , switched off the water and managed to switch off the electric with a stick. I was in bits and managed to call out the emergency cover chap. This was at 10p.m.and we decided to leave it till morning as he was going to take 3 hours to come.
    So went to DD'S for the night ( didnt sleep much!!)
    Repair chap came this morning and fixed the tank ( something to do with the ballcock.)
    The insurance said I could get a hotel as I cant have the power back on until its dried out and the assesor cant come till Monday.
    So I am in the brand new Premier Inn 5 minutes from home for 2 night initially.
    So any advice of how to deal with assesor gratefully received.
    My hall, lounge , landing and stair carpets are all soaking. My bedroom carpet is soaking too as is my memory foam mattress. There is water in my airing cupboard, bedroom cupboard and some on the edge of bedroom no 3. You can see water marks on the kitchen ceiling and the light in the shower exploded.
    At the moment I just have towels down to soak it up
    Originally posted by rose28454
    So sorry to hear this rose.
    In a former life I used to work for insurance loss assessors. They should arrange to get the property dry first and then sort the electrics and replace whatever was damaged - ceilings, flooring, carpets, etc. You are entitled to 'alternative accommodation' whilst your property is uninhabitable through lack of power, etc.
    “I count myself in nothing else so happy as in a soul remembering my good friends” William Shakespeare
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Mar 17, 6:37 PM
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    They said the assessor would arrange dryers when he comes. Only downside is the excess is £350.00 as its a water leak.
    Originally posted by rose28454
    You have to have them on 24/7 they are noisey but dont think you will be able to stop there we could ours wasnt as bad as that
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
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