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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!
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    • Snap-ant
    • By Snap-ant 16th Mar 17, 12:35 AM
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    Good Morning
    I'll just off load my dreadful news

    My sister has lumps in her neck.
    Over a 3 month period starting with Drs, then hospital scan, biopsy, another scan booked for this Friday... no results...
    Yesterday she was called out of the blue into see Consultant - she has cancerous lymph glands.
    He is pretty certain it is secondary cancer.
    She has to go to Cardiff on Monday for a full body scan to see where (or hopefully not) the primary cancer is ..
    Going forward is an op to remove glands, then chemo or radio therapy.
    It has been sinking in all day, Poor Mum & Dad are floundering... I know Dad has blood cancer but that seems in a different league to this.
    This is my little sister...

    I know others here have suffered & are suffering, and it is all new to us as a family, I hope you won't mind me asking stuff I don't understand?

    apologies xxx
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    • altojack
    • By altojack 16th Mar 17, 12:46 AM
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    Snap, I'm so sorry to hear this. I'm unable to bring any advice/information as in not sure of the procedures for this type of cancer.

    My heart and love goes out to you and your family at this dreadful time of waiting. I just feel I want to put my arms around you and let you release the tears of despair. Your little sister is special just because of who she is ............... you look out for her ........... you worry about her and fret dreadfully if she is hurting or worried, all natural.

    My shoulders are broad sweetheart, I've told you before, anytime xx
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    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 16th Mar 17, 1:05 AM
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    It was going to be hopeless this week as I'd lose track of the various branded fresh pies in M (I was only going to check in M again on Wednesday 22nd) - and normally I need three separate stores, none of which are nearby, to pick up the various ones (usually just one branded range per store). I happened to visit a town centre earlier though (yesterday, Wednesday) and you may have seen some updating on the list.

    I wasn't originally going to visit the M in the town and didn't take my paper or pens with me but, whilst I was there, I popped in to see if much had changed. I did a quick 15 minute look around and updated the list from memory later. With my limited resources this week, I have done a price collection of sorts - apart from the quick check earlier, which was unplanned, I looked in just one store in the evening, more substantively, which had been planned for a day or two.

    If all goes to plan, I'm going to check some stores tonight (Thursday night) - not my usual number of six, but to see if I can find the 'missing' items (that weren't in the one store earlier or have queries about their price). I was expecting to find one of the ranges of pies (out of the three) earlier but, somehow, an item from a range I didn't expect has made it's way to Wales. That leaves one range outstanding - I expected to have two outstanding, and one of those, the one I didn't expect to have earlier but actually did, will probably not be in the stores later. So it seems to have worked out very well as I would have been left no trace and required further stores elsewhere in the country after Thursday. That's now not required thanks to one somehow being in the store on Wednesday and, hopefully, the remaining range (or at least one item from it) will be in the up to three stores on Thursday.

    It's actually easier to see what has changed by looking instore than looking at m.com/msm.

    Unfortunately M has noticed that it has been 'underpriced' on the value-range potatoes tins, due to the prices elsewhere having increased, and has now more than doubled its price to 31p. It may or may not still be underpriced on a different item - however, in case M looks at this thread, I do not see it as my job to alert it to what item that may be, so I will not mention which item it is, even assuming it exists or even confirm or deny whether or not it does.

    It's also put the price up on the value-range Crunchy Peanut Butter, from 62p to 65p - unfortunately T is the same 65p price - but, if you are quick, you might just about catch M at 62p on the APG as it's still 62p on msm so looks like the price increase in-store has only just happened. M was 'underpriced' on that, slightly, and less so than the potatoes, as A looks like it increased its price in January - so M has finally noticed it and, by changing its instore price, I've only just now noticed A's increase too. M were underpriced on the Corn Flakes following increases in T and A a few months ago but unfortunately it noticed this and has already had its price up for some time.

    SP Natural Yogurt (500g) equivalent is now moving solely to Avs T, as M has gone from 45p to 55p. And the Galtee Black and White puddings have gone from £1 to £1.06. The chilled M Southern Fried Portions are also now removed as it looks like they've gone up from £3 to £3.17.

    I have some Cook Italian sauces jars, 340g, that were on offer last week - fortunately I ignored that (I think it was 62p offer) as I think they are ones that have now gone down further, to 50p RTC. I am not sure whether I should have taken this price as it is only a 340g jar, rather than 500g, and, at Aldi price of about 69p for 500g sauces, the 50p price for 340g works out a little bit on the high side. IMO. Nonetheless, I did add some on, from memory, from the store earlier, and I had an incomplete range as I have found a couple of further ones, which I have now added, in the store on Wednesday night.

    Unfortunately it looks like the Heinz and Hellmann's products on RTC in M may have cleared out of M. By that, I do not of course mean that they have gone from M and that M no longer has them. I think it will have them somewhere. However, the two stores yesterday, both of which had some of them last week, now no longer had any of them - so, already, they may have cleared more generally (I will need to see what the stores on Thursday night have or don't) - they may be around in some stores but possibly moved away from the general aisles, which the APG I understand checks, but to the RTC shelves in other parts of the stores, and the APG might not use those areas. That's assuming they have them at all in their stores now - my experience earlier may suggest they might have gone. Way too short-lived if so, but I may change my view after the next few stores.

    The frozen Profiteroles (Christmas legacy) are now 50p RTC, but no chance for me having any stock in a store like that. M now looks like it's having a clearance on lollies/ice creams more generally - I've crossed out the Snickers 4 pack ice cream (for all I know it could have gone cheaper than last week's £1) as I am now moving to Snickers 6 pack (and presumably Mars 6 pack too) as that (certainly Snickers it seems) has gone from last week's £2 RTC to £1 RTC. I also now have Fab Minis (I think those are Strawberry & Tropical) and Magnum Pink Raspberry Ice Cream 4 pack at £1 RTC. Other frozen items I have now are Weight Watchers Strawberry Raspberry Mini Pots 4 pack - 100ml per pot £1 RTC, the Pork Sausage Meat 454g that was £1 RTC last time is now showing me 75p RTC and I have M British Whole Duck 2Kg at £5 RTC. My attention has now been drawn to M 12 Beef Burgers 681g at £2.37 but it looks like that has been on since the beginning of January and Birds Eye Chicken Burgers 4 pack have gone back to £1 (offer price not RTC) but that may need a short wait on the APG as it looks like that's only just gone on.

    I may have other items later or ones that I forget to mention now or otherwise didn't stand out at this stage. I may be adding, once I now get back round to it, Upper Crust frozen pies back to the list, but this time in their Bakehouse form, as the Bakehouse version of two pies has now gone to £2, after, it seems the regular McDougall's Upper Crust went up in price last week. As for the chilled own label 550g pies however, I've already crossed them from the list - it looks like they are now making up for being on £2 offer for 'pie week' earlier as they appear now to be £3.00 - in fact online is saying £3.48, so maybe it's even worse - they are now the highest price I have ever seen!

    I will see what else I can find later. For now, the list is largely up-to-date, I've been adding things earlier, deleting things, but it's in a state of transition and I will have more to add later. I still have 'query' items after the evening store on Wednesday, that I want to check further what price they are - the idea is that, if the offers are showing off on Thursday, I will take them as being off now and, if I still have the offer prices, I will take it they've remained on offer throughout. We will see how that idea pans out in practice. Fray Bentos tinned pies (425g) have now gone up in price, so have been taken off the list.

    Chicago Town 310g-330g pizzas, that were seen at £2 last week, have now gone back to £1. There should be three Alberto pizzas in a pack for the same price however (that were seen last week). You can see all this now on the list, which now includes, in bold, last week's additions plus a few that I have added from yesterday. And a 2016 edition of Guinness World Records book was spotted on £5 store-specific sticker reduction last week. I've now found that the 2017 edition may be on national £5 RTC price.

    See you for now.
    Last edited by Savvybuyer; 16-03-2017 at 1:36 AM.
    Ignore the following as now out of date.
    M list - posts 3-13

    M lost items - post 37.
    M lost list part 2 - page 4, post 145.
    • zippydooda
    • By zippydooda 16th Mar 17, 1:25 AM
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    CoS and CS

    Original Source shower gel, claim 50p each on 7 flavours.

    Buy in twos (mixed flavours) TvA, £3.60v£2, £1 for 2 after BG and CoS.

    Not free and I have "a few" still in stash so won't be getting some, but may be of use to someone.

    Hth

    Anon
    Originally posted by Anon
    got 10 items at tesco from cos
    6 x os shower gel, got the £4.80 BG (should get £3 cb)
    1 x pop pops (should get 75p cb = free)
    3 x bahlsen minis (should get £1.50 cb, did not stock the 10 x minis or i would have got £3 cb)
    anyway cost of shop £15.42 - £4.80 -£5.25 if cb goes well
    = £5.37
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    • zippydooda
    • By zippydooda 16th Mar 17, 1:30 AM
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    Yeah, had a through check of my junk
    I get the 'your order is being picked' and the one after that, but not the one with the scan code thingy. Most odd, I did when I did an order last week, but the last 2 orders I have done, no email.
    Originally posted by davemorton
    this happened on my last order.
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    • vanilla twist
    • By vanilla twist 16th Mar 17, 2:39 AM
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    I'm so close to 50points. I assumed a Tesco voucher too. What is it VT?
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    It was a mixed voucher can use in Iceland debenhams and few other places. Not love to shop nor one for all though.

    V x
    . I do think a chaise lounge is a good description of you though. Stylish yet comfortable and laid back
    Originally posted by fairclaire
    May the odds be ever in your favour

    SPC 7 Pot No 410 £232.63 Total
    • pacifica9
    • By pacifica9 16th Mar 17, 5:44 AM
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    I'll just off load my dreadful news

    My sister has lumps in her neck.
    Over a 3 month period starting with Drs, then hospital scan, biopsy, another scan booked for this Friday... no results...
    Yesterday she was called out of the blue into see Consultant - she has cancerous lymph glands.
    He is pretty certain it is secondary cancer.
    She has to go to Cardiff on Monday for a full body scan to see where (or hopefully not) the primary cancer is ..
    Going forward is an op to remove glands, then chemo or radio therapy.
    It has been sinking in all day, Poor Mum & Dad are floundering... I know Dad has blood cancer but that seems in a different league to this.
    This is my little sister...

    I know others here have suffered & are suffering, and it is all new to us as a family, I hope you won't mind me asking stuff I don't understand?

    apologies xxx
    Originally posted by Snap-ant
    Snap you certainly have no need to apologise. So sorry to hear your news. I can't offer any advice, only plenty of support and positive thoughts. ((Hugs))

    Good morning Elite.
    “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while you could miss it.” ~ Ferris Bueller
    • diluvsdiscounts
    • By diluvsdiscounts 16th Mar 17, 6:26 AM
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    Yes Di. You can only claim the last three. Is your oldest APG small enough to abandon?
    Originally posted by pacifica9
    It's for £16 so I'll be patient. I'll just need to place my order for 1st April I think so I don't lose my vouchers, thank you.

    Snap........ I don't know what to say but you are a strong family , be there for each other....... for me this was the hardest part, the waiting and the unknown as soon as they know what they are dealing with its all systems go and the support network is second to none. Ask away if you have any questions.
    • altojack
    • By altojack 16th Mar 17, 6:27 AM
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    Good morning Elite

    So life has changed, never to be the same again. My baby at the age of 27 has fledged. My stash has depleated the freezer looks slimmer and the Bank of M&D took a pounding

    I can't remember a week like it, I'm sure my other three fledged much easier than this but there again the Bank of M&D took poundings then too .

    So our weekend was quiet during the early hours of Saturday and Sunday, no drunken feet stumbled up the stairs we slept right through if I remember rightly
    There's no place like home


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    • braveheart60uk
    • By braveheart60uk 16th Mar 17, 6:33 AM
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    CoS 50p on various original source in tosser. price 1.80 but 2 for 2.00 in sada. net 50p each in 2's
    • braveheart60uk
    • By braveheart60uk 16th Mar 17, 6:35 AM
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    7 flavours need to check if they BM
    • diluvsdiscounts
    • By diluvsdiscounts 16th Mar 17, 6:42 AM
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    Good morning Elite

    So life has changed, never to be the same again. My baby at the age of 27 has fledged. My stash has depleated the freezer looks slimmer and the Bank of M&D took a pounding

    I can't remember a week like it, I'm sure my other three fledged much easier than this but there again the Bank of M&D took poundings then too .

    So our weekend was quiet during the early hours of Saturday and Sunday, no drunken feet stumbled up the stairs we slept right through if I remember rightly
    Originally posted by altojack
    Ah AJ we were terrible when dd left home last year, we kept standing looking in her room, it had never been empty since the day we moved into the house 16 years earlier but we solved the problem and moved into it ourselves
    It's just so relaxing having the house to yourselves you will soon get used to it
    Love the bank of M&D ours has been battered too. She left work on 23rd December and has just received her first weeks pay of maternity pay. Thanks to our fabulous friend FC I'm not replacing her name because She has been fantastic and deserves the praise.
    How funny life can be, it was this time last year that I organised that charity breakfast and a cheeky comment of, you could come you're only up the road has turned into a great friendship. She is my voice of reasoning, giving sound advice, I truly wouldn't be the person I am today in such good circumstances without her. crikey that's a bit heavy for a Thursday morning I should also add that I have other fabulous friends too BQ, ellie14 and sunflower, it saddens me that they don't post anymore butvi suppose nothing in life stays the same.

    Got to go to work again today it's a bit too repetitive for my liking
    • marmitelovemehateme
    • By marmitelovemehateme 16th Mar 17, 6:51 AM
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    Morning folks....It's going to be another beautiful day..........You know the routine....


    I'm off.....work calls...Hi-Ho.......Have a great one....
    OMG, I'm rich! Silver in the hair, Gold in the teeff, Crystals in the Kidney, Sugar in the blood, Lead in the butt, Iron in the arteries and an inexhaustible supply of natural gas! I never thought I would accumulate such wealth!!
    • Dizzy Ditzy
    • By Dizzy Ditzy 16th Mar 17, 6:52 AM
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    Did your friends get the train sorted out QoC?
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    No they (quite understandably) didn't want to sit for four hours on a coach

    I'll just off load my dreadful news

    My sister has lumps in her neck.
    Over a 3 month period starting with Drs, then hospital scan, biopsy, another scan booked for this Friday... no results...
    Yesterday she was called out of the blue into see Consultant - she has cancerous lymph glands.
    He is pretty certain it is secondary cancer.
    She has to go to Cardiff on Monday for a full body scan to see where (or hopefully not) the primary cancer is ..
    Going forward is an op to remove glands, then chemo or radio therapy.
    It has been sinking in all day, Poor Mum & Dad are floundering... I know Dad has blood cancer but that seems in a different league to this.
    This is my little sister...

    I know others here have suffered & are suffering, and it is all new to us as a family, I hope you won't mind me asking stuff I don't understand?

    apologies xxx
    Originally posted by Snap-ant
    Dont ever apologise! I'm sorry to read this. I don't have any wise words but wanted to send lots of love xxx
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    • sarahskint
    • By sarahskint 16th Mar 17, 6:59 AM
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    7 flavours need to check if they BM
    Originally posted by braveheart60uk


    looks like they all should except for the lavender one - I have a list all written out for Tesco so I plan on going at some point today!
    • cjj
    • By cjj 16th Mar 17, 7:00 AM
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    Morning all hope everyone is well 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.
    • altojack
    • By altojack 16th Mar 17, 7:02 AM
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    Ah AJ we were terrible when dd left home last year, we kept standing looking in her room, it had never been empty since the day we moved into the house 16 years earlier but we solved the problem and moved into it ourselves
    It's just so relaxing having the house to yourselves you will soon get used to it
    Love the bank of M&D ours has been battered too. She left work on 23rd December and has just received her first weeks pay of maternity pay. Thanks to our fabulous friend FC I'm not replacing her name because She has been fantastic and deserves the praise.
    How funny life can be, it was this time last year that I organised that charity breakfast and a cheeky comment of, you could come you're only up the road has turned into a great friendship. She is my voice of reasoning, giving sound advice, I truly wouldn't be the person I am today in such good circumstances without her. crikey that's a bit heavy for a Thursday morning I should also add that I have other fabulous friends too BQ, ellie14 and sunflower, it saddens me that they don't post anymore butvi suppose nothing in life stays the same.

    Got to go to work again today it's a bit too repetitive for my liking
    Originally posted by diluvsdiscounts
    That's a bit heavy for any day of the week at that time of the morning

    Things certainly do change Di, but FC never will. She's the most honest and straight talking person I'm met in a lot of years. A wonderful lass indeed

    I might go back to bed for an hour as I misread my clock I thought it was 7.30am, an hour early I was

    Enjoy work Di, don't overdoit, oh that's right, you never do


    Morning folks....It's going to be another beautiful day..........You know the routine....


    I'm off.....work calls...Hi-Ho.......Have a great one....
    Originally posted by marmitelovemehateme
    Ah, marmie, coffee, thank you very much. I've missed this of a morning xx
    There's no place like home


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    • braveheart60uk
    • By braveheart60uk 16th Mar 17, 7:09 AM
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    looks like they all should except for the lavender one - I have a list all written out for Tesco so I plan on going at some point today!
    Originally posted by sarahskint
    Great minds. I agree lavender not there. I hope,I hope to check within the hour for BM. CoS will probably take longer

    So 6 plus 5 fillers for safety.
    • braveheart60uk
    • By braveheart60uk 16th Mar 17, 7:13 AM
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    PS also on CS. But you cannot claim both on same receipt as fat as I know, but 2 seperate should be fine. amyone confirm this?
    • Jeremiah T Stone
    • By Jeremiah T Stone 16th Mar 17, 7:21 AM
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    Just came on to say Snap-ant, I'm so so sorry to read your news. I shedded a tear myself as I read your post

    I know it's so easy to say, but be strong, research all you can about available treatments. Great advancements are being made all the time, and that's wherein my hope clings.
    Sending positive thoughts and prayers

    Good morning to all the lovely Elite peoples
    Hugs and positive thoughts to All, and special thoughts for those that Life has thrown challenges to
    Don't let someone dim your light - simply because it is shining in their eyes.
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