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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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    • bcw123
    • By bcw123 13th Mar 17, 4:30 PM
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    bcw123
    Originally posted by latest flame
    yes they are the ones in stock
    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 13th Mar 17, 4:47 PM
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    davemorton
    I'm gutted today. I knew Cake International is at the NEC this weekend, but they've just announced that they've partnered with MCM. So one entry ticket gets you into: Cake International, Comic Con AND a Hobbycraft show. If I'd know, I would've booked a train ticket - as it is £28 for a train fare, plus a ticket is waaaaay too much money.

    Probably for the best though as I don't get paid for another 2 weeks and I would rinse my bank account at an event like that

    Hiya
    Originally posted by purpledonkey
    Awww bless, that sounds like the perfect day for you, cake, comics and crafts.
    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.
    • savvy sal
    • By savvy sal 13th Mar 17, 5:01 PM
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    savvy sal
    2x Hartley's Jelly Strawberry Flavour (125g) £0.94 £0.80
    3x Hartley's Blackcurrant Flavour Jelly (125g) £1.41 £1.20

    A v M


    5 fo £2 on receipt dated 14.31 today

    Small glitch

    The Ambrosia custards which are in the same miultibuy are 35p in sainsbobs.

    Afternoon all
    • pippo
    • By pippo 13th Mar 17, 5:20 PM
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    pippo
    Afternoon all – inappropriate hugs to everyone who needs them, the Elite must be made of very stern stuff to cope with everything that is thrown at us.
    I am forcing myself, now I have caught up with the domestic drudgery, forcing myself outside, heavily covered up, thinking some UV rays and some light gardening might restore the equilibrium.
    Eldest child and her BFs wedding week is looming, it has taken 15 months in the planning and it is organised within an inch of its life so I have no qualms about last minute hitches, eldest child and BF are in very good spirits but I don’t know how they are going to concentrate on work this week …
    We were due to have eldest son here this afternoon, possibly even his GF but we knew in reality this was doubtful, I think their weekend guests are still in residence. Eldest son did talk to his dad this morning though, it seems that GFs interview on Friday went very well and the next step seems to be flat hunting again. Eldest son got his new posting a few months back, due to start July or earlier and it was not where they were expecting. It has meant GF job hunting again as it’s a long way from Brum and then they will both relocate. They are both very resilient and will cope with the move well enough – or at least GF will as she is the sensible, confident down to earth one!
    We are going to miss them both dreadfully but we just have to adapt.
    I did ask Eldest son this morning if there was any news but he had no idea what I was on about – so I am not sure if GF has got the new job or not. Or if I am supposed to know or what it is I am not supposed to know about 
    So I am sending down GFs birthday card today but her present refuses to get into a jiffy bag, too bulky so it will have to wait until we see them in York at the end of next week.
    Its OHs birthday today – he says just waking up every morning and finding you are still alive is a gift at our age  LOL. He has a few presents to unwrap but actually its all stuff he knows about so the unwrapping photos will be just for the sake of FB photos for the kids.
    He got a birthday card from GFs dad and step mum – OH sents over memory sticks with downloads of train magazines for GFs dad which they are both into  - Very sweet of them to send a card.
    He also got cards and breakfast bought him at work and someone gave him a Thomas Tank engine easter egg 
    He has had a birthday card in the post from Errant youngest son, goodness knows where it has been, looks like it has been dropped in a muddy puddle. He never sends cards or acknowledges birthdays but eldest child said she had a nag at him.
    Errant son who has been living in his van since his flat lease expired and also jobless – he and his GF (who has been over in the Uk for 6 months on a visitors visa) have gone back to the Philippines for a few weeks and they are due to get married sometime this week, no idea where or when or how. They met Christmas 2015 and got engaged March 2016 – Errant son is estranged from us, shut us out of his life totally although he still rings and messages his brother and sister sometimes. We only know anything through third hand information and things that are posted on facebook occasionally. Errant son is due back in the Uk possibly the day before his sisters and her BFs wedding - well that’s the plan, have to see if it happens as they missed their flights going out.
    Headache tablet time
    Originally posted by mhoc
    and breathe mhoc, breathe, and enjoy the sunshinelight.
    You just concentrate now celebrating OH's birthday and then on enjoying the wedding week, everything else is for another time and place.
    Last edited by pippo; 13-03-2017 at 5:26 PM.
    Toiletries/cosmetics In 31 Out 62 - cost £9.24
    • HILLBERN
    • By HILLBERN 13th Mar 17, 5:25 PM
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    HILLBERN
    Check emails for confirmation of payment for Crosse and Blackwell soups
    Originally posted by LANGO1966
    thanks for that Id forgotten about the soup...my email was in my 'junk'
    • HILLBERN
    • By HILLBERN 13th Mar 17, 5:29 PM
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    HILLBERN
    Morning everyone!

    Quick question, i did my first sharpies C&C last week, they were subbed so i rejected them straight away. I haven't had the refund or my APG yet, am i being over eager or should i be chasing them (its been 4 days)
    Originally posted by CM66
    to get my refund I had to go on my original email open it, then open it again on the link where it says ...change to your order, and then there was another link and then drop down boxes to claim the refund..
    I don't know if its the same for everyone ?
    ..and sorry if its already been answered
    • HILLBERN
    • By HILLBERN 13th Mar 17, 5:43 PM
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    HILLBERN
    a v w from HD earlier

    Asda waitrose
    1x Warburtons Toastie White Bread (800g) £1.00 £1.00
    1x ASDA Dyed Chrysanthemums (each) £3.00 N/A
    1x MAOAM Giant Strawberry Stripes (1pk) £0.10 N/A
    1x Haribo Starmix (1pk) £0.10 N/A
    1x ASDA Semi Skimmed Milk (4pt) £0.99 £1.00
    1x Atora Original Beef Shredded Suet (200g) £1.10 £1.10
    2x ASDA Smartprice 6 Eggs (6pk) £1.40 N/A
    0.3x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Onion (order by number of onions or select kg) (per kg) £0.23 £0.22
    1x ASDA Smartprice Mint Sauce (165g) £0.25 N/A
    1x Barratt Flumps (12g) £0.10 N/A
    10x Gillette Venus Embrace 5 Blade Razor & Shower Holder (each) £50.00 £10.00
    0.15x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Red Onion (order by number of onions or select kg) (per kg) £0.12 £0.12
    1x ASDA SmartPrice Garden Peas in Water (300g) £0.21 N/A
    1x Heinz Tomato Ketchup (700g) £2.00 £1.85
    1x ASDA SmartPrice Mushy Peas (300g) £0.20 N/A
    Comparison total (compared products only) £55.44 £15.29
    • tweets
    • By tweets 13th Mar 17, 5:49 PM
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    tweets
    Not happy bonus levels have disappeared from my Candy

    Tried on 3 different browsers also shut and rebooted my laptop and bonus gone
    Lost 3st-0.5lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Mar 17, 5:51 PM
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    bubbs
    From darkside
    Fuel price war, Starting @ ASDA. 2p off petrol and diesel - £1.14.7 unleaded / £1.16.7
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -3 stone week 17
    • Saversue
    • By Saversue 13th Mar 17, 5:56 PM
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    Saversue
    Sorry to come on here to have a moan again.

    I read some of the adversities that many of you have to deal with and feel such empathy with you, but haven't got the words or energy to express how much I sympathise.

    The situation with Mum seems to be deteriorating. She is in constant pain and becoming less mobile, is very unsteady on her feet and won't leave the house. Totally refuses to try a wheelchair and wouldn't even attempt to cross the front door with a Physio from the Falls Clinic.

    Her memory is rapidly declining and she is having difficulty finding the words she wants to say.
    Yesterday she asked me to get "the 4 fruits from the cocktail dish" but couldn't say where I was to find them. Turned out she actually meant the punnet of nectarines from the fridge.

    She also got very angry with me for making her "think" about paperwork I had spent hours working on (through the night) at home; after she asked me to explain what I had managed to sort out.

    I always thought I would be able to cope with a physical decline, but to see her loosing her ability to think and function is so hard and I really don't know were to turn or what to do for the best. Except I will breath my last breath before I consider a Care Home.
    • purpledonkey
    • By purpledonkey 13th Mar 17, 5:59 PM
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    purpledonkey
    Awww bless, that sounds like the perfect day for you, cake, comics and crafts.
    Originally posted by davemorton
    C'est la vie! I consoled myself by buying some reduced paint in B&Q and ingredients to batch cook a spaghetti bolognaise. Just waiting for the veggies to roast before I chuck them in.

    I also popped into Argos and they've put the wrapping paper back up to £2.99. I'm not sure if that's everywhere or just that branch.
    'I solemnly swear that I am up to no good'
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 13th Mar 17, 6:06 PM
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    silvercar
    Not happy bonus levels have disappeared from my Candy

    Tried on 3 different browsers also shut and rebooted my laptop and bonus gone
    Originally posted by tweets
    What! Occasionally one episode will disappear if they are working on it. Should reappear quite quickly and remember laptop through facebook is generally 2 episodes ahead of phone and tablet.

    level 2375 showing on mine.
    • BarleySugar
    • By BarleySugar 13th Mar 17, 6:20 PM
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    BarleySugar
    Hugs Saversue.

    My mum is 94 so I know exactly how you feel. I just try to remember if it's hard for me it's hard for mum too. She gets so frustrated not being able to find the right words. She can't see well, she is very deaf, and can only walk a short distance. Not much of a life is it?

    Wishing you lots of strength, patience and wisdom to cope.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Mar 17, 6:41 PM
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    bubbs
    Sorry to come on here to have a moan again.

    I read some of the adversities that many of you have to deal with and feel such empathy with you, but haven't got the words or energy to express how much I sympathise.

    The situation with Mum seems to be deteriorating. She is in constant pain and becoming less mobile, is very unsteady on her feet and won't leave the house. Totally refuses to try a wheelchair and wouldn't even attempt to cross the front door with a Physio from the Falls Clinic.

    Her memory is rapidly declining and she is having difficulty finding the words she wants to say.
    Yesterday she asked me to get "the 4 fruits from the cocktail dish" but couldn't say where I was to find them. Turned out she actually meant the punnet of nectarines from the fridge.

    She also got very angry with me for making her "think" about paperwork I had spent hours working on (through the night) at home; after she asked me to explain what I had managed to sort out.

    I always thought I would be able to cope with a physical decline, but to see her loosing her ability to think and function is so hard and I really don't know were to turn or what to do for the best. Except I will breath my last breath before I consider a Care Home.
    Originally posted by Saversue
    Hugs Saversue.

    My mum is 94 so I know exactly how you feel. I just try to remember if it's hard for me it's hard for mum too. She gets so frustrated not being able to find the right words. She can't see well, she is very deaf, and can only walk a short distance. Not much of a life is it?

    Wishing you lots of strength, patience and wisdom to cope.
    Originally posted by BarleySugar
    Thinking of you both and sending lots of love xx
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -3 stone week 17
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Mar 17, 6:41 PM
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    bubbs
    Rose how did you get on with assessors ?
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -3 stone week 17
    • tweets
    • By tweets 13th Mar 17, 6:42 PM
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    tweets
    What! Occasionally one episode will disappear if they are working on it. Should reappear quite quickly and remember laptop through facebook is generally 2 episodes ahead of phone and tablet.

    level 2375 showing on mine.
    Originally posted by silvercar




    I looked at 3pm and noticed they had gone because no countdown to bonus

    Hope they come back .
    Lost 3st-0.5lb
    • tweets
    • By tweets 13th Mar 17, 6:44 PM
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    tweets
    Saversue and BarleySugar hugs for both of you (((X)))
    Lost 3st-0.5lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Mar 17, 6:49 PM
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    bubbs
    If anyone needs face wipes this is a brill deal
    Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes 25s
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    Buy 1 get 1 free on selected Simple

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    Last edited by bubbs; 13-03-2017 at 7:01 PM.
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -3 stone week 17
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 13th Mar 17, 7:00 PM
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    Enterprise 1701C
    Sorry to come on here to have a moan again.

    I read some of the adversities that many of you have to deal with and feel such empathy with you, but haven't got the words or energy to express how much I sympathise.

    The situation with Mum seems to be deteriorating. She is in constant pain and becoming less mobile, is very unsteady on her feet and won't leave the house. Totally refuses to try a wheelchair and wouldn't even attempt to cross the front door with a Physio from the Falls Clinic.

    Her memory is rapidly declining and she is having difficulty finding the words she wants to say.
    Yesterday she asked me to get "the 4 fruits from the cocktail dish" but couldn't say where I was to find them. Turned out she actually meant the punnet of nectarines from the fridge.

    She also got very angry with me for making her "think" about paperwork I had spent hours working on (through the night) at home; after she asked me to explain what I had managed to sort out.

    I always thought I would be able to cope with a physical decline, but to see her loosing her ability to think and function is so hard and I really don't know were to turn or what to do for the best. Except I will breath my last breath before I consider a Care Home.
    Originally posted by Saversue
    I really, really do not want to say this, but she sounds just like my FiL in his last few weeks. Except he would not even get out of bed in the last few days
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 13th Mar 17, 7:04 PM
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    curl girl
    If anyone needs face wipes this is a brill deal
    Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes 25s
    Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes 25s£3.2513.00p each
    Buy 1 get 1 free on selected Simple

    6
    £19.50
    BUY ONE GET ONE FREE - £6.50
    ** MULTIBUY **
    EARN 1 POINT FOR EVERY £1 SPENT
    MEMBERS ONLY 3 FOR 2 OVERLAY ON BODY AND SKIN - £6.50
    Continue ShoppingUpdate Basket
    Voucher code

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    Subtotal exc. savings £19.50
    Promotional Savings- £13.00
    Points earned * 18
    Total inc. savings & redemptions £6.50
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Hi bubbs.
    I considered this shop last week, got carried away with the saving but remembered that I had seen them in Poundland so didn't bother. TM mentioned it.

    Now if it was shoes......I could use my points!!
    Last edited by curl girl; 13-03-2017 at 7:08 PM.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboards!!!
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