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    • redfox
    • By redfox 16th Jun 16, 7:27 PM
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    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread
    • #1
    • 16th Jun 16, 7:27 PM
    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread 16th Jun 16 at 7:27 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 8:38 PM.
    I'm a Board Guide on the Quick Grabbit, Food Shopping & Groceries, 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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    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 14th Mar 17, 11:16 AM
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    mhoc
    Afternoon all - still not in the very best place in my head but I've rallied a bit - yesterday afternoon I went into total meltdown but it was the minor things that sent me over the edge - eg I put a line of towels out on the line, first dry blowey day for months and then my */=** of a neighbour decides it also a good day to set fire to paperwork in his oil drum sending white smoke directly over our garden, the garden was too fowl smelling to even go and rescue the towels.
    Towels still out on the line but they don't seem to smell of smoke which is odd but I might not have to wash them again.

    And then eldest child announced that we both have big birthdays next year - that really - how can I possibly have a child that is OMG - that old!!!!
    I said I would be going into deep hiding but looking at the cruise schedules for next year nothing has the right dates ..

    OH had a new bigger Lenova for his birthday and he was very happy getting it all set up yesterday afternoon - it took hours. I said that this could be his post-retirement new enterprise - setting up new tablets, laptops etc for people, £25 an hour plus unlimited coffee and cake, minimum of 5 hours work
    “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 14th Mar 17, 11:25 AM
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    mhoc
    As for caring for our elderly relatives - I suppose with all of us living so much longer now that this is going to be an every growing issue - not only parents but also our partners as well
    and families now are smaller and more scattered about so there are less of us to do the caring.

    I don't think there is a solution that fits all situations but I've told my gang that if and when the time came I would become nomadic - spend a week or two with each of them in turn and then on a cruise ship for a few weeks - cheaper than a care home
    “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.”
    • LEJC
    • By LEJC 14th Mar 17, 11:26 AM
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    Mhoc....I did read one of your posts...well probably several but one in particular yesterday and I just wanted to virtually hug you xx

    You've been a lovely support to me over the years with my woes and tribulations and I just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you now too.
    The wedding here will be a lovely affair and you will shine....please don't let your other son meddle too much with your emotions...he's no doubt doing what he thinks is right for him and maybe one day he will if not realise,will at least understand about other peoples feelings......I suspect this level of maturity only really comes when you become a parent yourself.
    frugal October...£45.59 of £40 food shopping spend for the 2 of us!
    November spend £41.01/£40
    Jan £41.60/£40
    Feb £54.58/£40...gave up this month 15/2
    Mar £37.02/£40...lots of help via a gift card and vouchers
    2017 toiletries 40 out 48 in ...£8.46 spend
    • mrsmac10
    • By mrsmac10 14th Mar 17, 11:33 AM
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    just passing through and wanted to pop in for a cuppahope all is well with the Elite xx
    Originally posted by Nannylala

    Hi Nanny you have been missed Hope all is well with you
    Frugal Feb £60 for 2 Forgot about S bonus swipe so will need to rethink. May just ignore S spend as it will be mostly wine for a future party

    Decided on £100 for Feb and March Cant get DH to buy in completely and have APGS to use up
    • braveheart60uk
    • By braveheart60uk 14th Mar 17, 11:44 AM
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    Nerd diapered within 30 minutes! !!! How many were available, 3 ???!!! now back again lol
    Last edited by braveheart60uk; 14-03-2017 at 11:52 AM.
    March 2017 Total Litres of pop donated to foodbank via tesco 58. Total Tosser contribution = £19.14
    4 those wanting 2 know, tesco weigh foodbank donations with Trussell Trust & donate in cash equivalent to 33p per kilo. 1 litre=1 kilo. 2 litre tesco pop & water 17p . U can donate any stuff even asda own brand pop. Cash helps pay bills
    • MKS
    • By MKS 14th Mar 17, 11:45 AM
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    Good morning

    Hugs again for ALL carers

    DH got his pension info £126pw Apparently he opted out at one point and has been self employed (Part time) since being made redundant 15 yrs ago

    His pal who has barely ever worked is getting £187

    Enjoy your day
    Originally posted by mrsmac10
    That just about sums it up for the self employed, mrsmac.
    • MKS
    • By MKS 14th Mar 17, 11:48 AM
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    just passing through and wanted to pop in for a cuppahope all is well with the Elite xx
    Originally posted by Nannylala
    Hi, Nanny. Hope that all is well with yourself and the lala family. x
    • MKS
    • By MKS 14th Mar 17, 11:52 AM
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    MKS


    Must of slept funny as my shoulder has frozen
    Originally posted by Snap-ant
    First thing that I thought of was Let it go, let it go......... DGD loves that song.

    Did you see that Kipling are on sale at vp from tomorrow morning? Saw it and thought of you. x
    • hampydoodums
    • By hampydoodums 14th Mar 17, 11:54 AM
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    Afternoon luvlies, 1.75l coke/cola which is on 2 for £2.50 in A is not showing on APG. Just found a womble, bc ends 3038
    Nanny to 2 Cherubs
    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 14th Mar 17, 11:57 AM
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    Savvybuyer, do you know if this compares AvM ?


    Simple Kind to Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser (125ml)
    Morrisons £4.04 any 3 for £5.00
    ASDA £2.75

    Thanks
    Originally posted by Sunflower1227
    I've no idea what compares or not unless I see it on a comp. on here or a womble, and I haven't even been seeing many of those. I think this product would make my list if it were £1. 125ml, not 250?

    Can anyone look out for the Battered Onion Rings or Breaded Onion Rings (750g frozen bags) to see if either of those compares against M (Sal usually has them on wombles)?
    M list - posts 3-13

    M lost items - post 37.
    M lost list part 2 - page 4, post 145.
    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 14th Mar 17, 12:01 PM
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    Afternoon luvlies, 1.75l coke/cola which is on 2 for £2.50 in A is not showing on APG. Just found a womble, bc ends 3038
    Originally posted by hampydoodums
    They won't have the Coca Cola Life vs M at 75p will they?

    You never know - they have had things before that I have failed to find even after many stores and I do have this one - maybe they will have it - perhaps a one third chance, I don't know.
    M list - posts 3-13

    M lost items - post 37.
    M lost list part 2 - page 4, post 145.
    • Danigrace
    • By Danigrace 14th Mar 17, 12:38 PM
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    C&C today. All good with the sharpies All 5 in stock though I am now at my limit for the month.
    1x ASDA Butcher's Selection Mediterranean Pork Loin Steaks (660g) £3.32 N/A
    1x ASDA Butcher's Selection Beef Mince (Typically Less Than 20% Fat) (1kg) £3.34 N/A
    1x ASDA Butcher's Selection Chinese Chicken Thighs (1kg) £3.50 N/A
    1x ASDA Extra Special 10 Pork & Caramelised Red Onion Sausages (750g) £3.34 N/A
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Apples (500g) £0.50 N/A
    1x ASDA Salted Butter (250g) £1.09 £1.40
    1x ASDA Korma Cooking Sauce (500g) £0.75 £0.95
    1x Aunt Bessie's Crinkle Cut Homestyle Chips (900g) £1.00 £1.00
    2x ASDA Grower's Selection Cucumber (each) £1.10 £1.00
    1x ASDA Butcher's Selection Chicken Breast Fillets (650g) £4.00 N/A
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Firm & Juicy Salad Tomatoes (6pk) £0.70 £0.70
    5x Gillette Venus Embrace 5 Blade Razor & Shower Holder (each) £25.00 £5.00
    1x ASDA Smartprice Orange Juice from Concentrate (1l) £0.55 N/A
    1x ASDA Skimmed Milk (4pt) £0.99 £1.00
    1x ASDA Smartprice Apple Juice From Concentrate (1l) £0.55 N/A
    1x ASDA Butcher's Selection Chicken Thighs (1.1kg) £2.75 N/A
    1x ASDA Extra Special Superseeded Bread (800g) £0.85 N/A
    2x ASDA Baker's Selection Iced Coffee Cake (each) £2.40 N/A
    0.3x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Carrot (order by number of carrots or select kg) (per kg) £0.18 £0.18
    1x ASDA SmartPrice Chopped Tomatoes in Tomato Juice (400g) £0.29 N/A
    1x ASDA SmartPrice Sweetcorn in Water (326g) £0.35 N/A
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Broccoli (360g) £0.50 £0.53
    Comparison total (compared products only) £31.31 £11.76
    +£19.55

    M comparison for Savvy
    1x ASDA Butcher's Selection Mediterranean Pork Loin Steaks (660g) £3.32 N/A
    1x ASDA Butcher's Selection Beef Mince (Typically Less Than 20% Fat) (1kg) £3.34 N/A
    1x ASDA Butcher's Selection Chinese Chicken Thighs (1kg) £3.50 N/A
    1x ASDA Extra Special 10 Pork & Caramelised Red Onion Sausages (750g) £3.34 N/A
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Apples (500g) £0.50 N/A
    1x ASDA Salted Butter (250g) £1.09 N/A
    1x ASDA Korma Cooking Sauce (500g) £0.75 N/A
    1x Aunt Bessie's Crinkle Cut Homestyle Chips (900g) £1.00 £1.84
    2x ASDA Grower's Selection Cucumber (each) £1.10 N/A
    1x ASDA Butcher's Selection Chicken Breast Fillets (650g) £4.00 £4.11
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Firm & Juicy Salad Tomatoes (6pk) £0.70 £0.68
    5x Gillette Venus Embrace 5 Blade Razor & Shower Holder (each) £25.00 N/A
    1x ASDA Smartprice Orange Juice from Concentrate (1l) £0.55 £0.65
    1x ASDA Skimmed Milk (4pt) £0.99 £1.00
    1x ASDA Smartprice Apple Juice From Concentrate (1l) £0.55 £0.65
    1x ASDA Butcher's Selection Chicken Thighs (1.1kg) £2.75 N/A
    1x ASDA Extra Special Superseeded Bread (800g) £0.85 £0.87
    2x ASDA Baker's Selection Iced Coffee Cake (each) £2.40 £2.36
    0.3x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Carrot (order by number of carrots or select kg) (per kg) £0.18 £0.18
    1x ASDA SmartPrice Chopped Tomatoes in Tomato Juice (400g) £0.29 £0.31
    1x ASDA SmartPrice Sweetcorn in Water (326g) £0.35 £0.35
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Broccoli (360g) £0.50 £0.51
    Danigrace
    • Worcsmum_3boys
    • By Worcsmum_3boys 14th Mar 17, 12:56 PM
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    Hello all

    Anyone in Worc A does have Sharpies in stock!

    Mr T wrndon has a section of reduced stuff at the start of seasonal row. Nothing really cheap but they did have value toothpaste at 16p. Grabbed a few for shoe box appeal at Xmas. Still about 20 left.

    Hth
    • savvy sal
    • By savvy sal 14th Mar 17, 1:09 PM
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    I've no idea what compares or not unless I see it on a comp. on here or a womble, and I haven't even been seeing many of those. I think this product would make my list if it were £1. 125ml, not 250?

    Can anyone look out for the Battered Onion Rings or Breaded Onion Rings (750g frozen bags) to see if either of those compares against M (Sal usually has them on wombles)?
    Originally posted by Savvybuyer

    Afternoon

    Sorry savvy.I've hardly been wombling for the last couple of weeks.I've got too many to use so decided to do my garden instead.

    Perhaps some kind soul will put them on a cc against waites for you.
    • LEJC
    • By LEJC 14th Mar 17, 1:15 PM
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    LEJC
    Afternoon

    Sorry savvy.I've hardly been wombling for the last couple of weeks.I've got too many to use so decided to do my garden instead.

    Perhaps some kind soul will put them on a cc against waites for you.
    Originally posted by savvy sal

    Thats a lovely position to be in Sal...too many wombled APG's to use up.
    ....it's good to know that you are still getting out and about in the garden though.

    You really do amaze me with the receipts that you manage to collect and must be top of the list if there was one.
    frugal October...£45.59 of £40 food shopping spend for the 2 of us!
    November spend £41.01/£40
    Jan £41.60/£40
    Feb £54.58/£40...gave up this month 15/2
    Mar £37.02/£40...lots of help via a gift card and vouchers
    2017 toiletries 40 out 48 in ...£8.46 spend
    • savvy sal
    • By savvy sal 14th Mar 17, 1:21 PM
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    Thats a lovely position to be in Sal...too many wombled APG's to use up.
    ....it's good to know that you are still getting out and about in the garden though.

    You really do amaze me with the receipts that you manage to collect and must be top of the list if there was one.
    Originally posted by LEJC
    I've given away over £100 but I need nothing and am not prepared to travel all over the county to use them

    It has been very quiet in the car park anyway so I thought I would give asda a rest from me.
    • savvy sal
    • By savvy sal 14th Mar 17, 1:26 PM
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    Nerd diapered within 30 minutes! !!! How many were available, 3 ???!!! now back again lol
    Originally posted by braveheart60uk
    I haven't a clue what you are talking about
    • zippydooda
    • By zippydooda 14th Mar 17, 1:38 PM
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    Fairy original washing up liquid 500ml works out at 75p in Waitrose with my picks and gj.
    It is great news about zippy. God can you imagine him as a granddad... 'If Carlsberg done Grandfathers.... he would be Zippy'.
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    baby boy 14/10/15 6lb 12oz
    • zippydooda
    • By zippydooda 14th Mar 17, 1:43 PM
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    I've given away over £100 but I need nothing and am not prepared to travel all over the county to use them

    It has been very quiet in the car park anyway so I thought I would give asda a rest from me.
    Originally posted by savvy sal
    I have so many wombles. I've resorted to buying coal for next year. I have 15 bags of £4 coal. I must be the only one still buying it. Lol
    It is great news about zippy. God can you imagine him as a granddad... 'If Carlsberg done Grandfathers.... he would be Zippy'.
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    baby boy 14/10/15 6lb 12oz
    • Snap-ant
    • By Snap-ant 14th Mar 17, 1:46 PM
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    First thing that I thought of was Let it go, let it go......... DGD loves that song.

    Did you see that Kipling are on sale at vp from tomorrow morning? Saw it and thought of you. x
    Originally posted by MKS
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