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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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    • gocat
    • By gocat 20th Mar 17, 10:37 AM
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    1 week after the flooding and things are moving along nicely. Loss adjustor came on Friday and did a report. He said they will give me £10.00 per day for evening meal whilst I am in the hotel but will deduct it from my £350.00 excess initially. They are looking at a 2-3 month let for me as the projected dates are end of April for house to be dry and end of June for completion of works.
    Surveyor called me 1st thing and is coming with a building company tommorow to look what needs doing and to check if kitchen ceiling has asbestos in it as it may need to come down.
    He asked me on Friday if I wanted to get quotes for the work and carpets etc or if I wanted them to manage it all. I said I would rather they did it and he said they would appoint a project manager to oversee the job. I need to keep samples of the carpets when they pull them up so they can organise like for like replacements.
    Cleaning company just called to say they have logged my job and will be in touch shortly to arrange collection of all my clothes, curtains and contents of my airing cupboard to be laundered, I am in a bit of a quandary about this as I was about to dispose of some of my airing cupboard things so dont know what to do. Do I clear the cupboard myself before they come and dispose of some of the things or do I just leave it for them to clean everything?
    Quite pleased that even though my insurance for this year only cost £99.00 it seems to be a good policy and I am impressed with all they have done so far.

    I went to my sisters at the weekend to look at her insurance policy and she pays nearly £900.00 per year through NFU and when I did a comparison online she could get it down to £184.00 with the AA. Told her to call NFU this morning and ask for a discount as she has only just renewed it and if not to cancel and go elsewhere. I also called SKY for her and got her bill down from £80.00 to £47.60 per month for 18 months. Admittedly she lost bits of her package but they were bits she did not want. Then when I got back I called Sky and told them I wouldnt be needing TV or broadband for 3 months and they reduced my bill from £59.00 to £32.00 for 18 months also. Very MSE of me.

    Slept very badly last night ( all this worry I think ) so I am at work but exhausted.
    Originally posted by rose28454
    Hi Rose. Glad the insurance company are doing everything they can do help ease the effect on you with this flooding episode.
    Your insurance company sounds great. Would you mind telling who you are insured with
    tia
    • rose28454
    • By rose28454 20th Mar 17, 10:40 AM
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    On the minus side Errant youngest son is being a right pain in the rear.




    2nd problem - Errant son is not getting back into the UK until very late Friday afternoon. He wanted to know what station it was to get a train going north. Eldest child has told him, also how expensive Friday afternoon trains are and even if he got a later train they are not much better. She also had to ring the restaurant and take his name off the list for the rehearsal dinner as whatever train he takes he wont arrive until very late, one of us will have to leave the rehearsal dinner to collect him from the station. So sometime Friday night he will arrive having travelled for about 2 days - bus, 2 or 3 planes, underground and train, unwashed, unshaved and unfed etc...

    3rd problem - Errant son was also messaging me early yesterday and he said he had a blazer, shirt and tie in his "vehicle" . I don't know where the vehicle is but its not at the airport or at the train station. So he will be travelling north with what clothes he has with him. Eldest child seems to think he has his suit with him. Errant son says he does not have a blazer with him so I've no idea what he does and does not have.
    Eldest middle son got a suit for a wedding last year which he did not wear in the end but that is still here in a suit carrier so that will have to go in the car with us - its not a suit I like but it cant be helped. Its just fortunate that some of the boys clothes are still here - just got to find a choice of white shirts and maybe some of OHs silk ties - this is my first job today even before I think about our own packing so I can stop eldest child worrying. Not that this suit will get any approval - or the shirts and ties but its the best I can make of a bad job. Also eldest son will be annoyed with having his suit borrowed but that I will have to deal with later...

    There are a few coming up from London for the wedding so there is a vague possibility Errant son might get a lift back south on Sunday, otherwise it will be the train again unless we do a massive detour when we go home

    Also no idea where Errant son will be sleeping on Friday, Saturday, Sunday etc - we have an airbandb house but it will be full on Friday so I need to take extra bedding, duvet, pillows etc incase he ends up with us and sleeping on the floor ...

    deep sigh ...
    Originally posted by mhoc
    Sorry he is being so inconsiderate to you in a week when you should just be enjoying your daughters big day.
    When our son got married in London we had a breakdown on the way to London and I called the night before and asked if we could go in the taxis they had hired from the register office to the reception and was told no. So after a morning running around getting massive balloons that barely fitted in the car ( leaving very little time to get ready ) we drove with our daughters bf to the register office and came out to a parking fine that cost me £130.00 and then we werent in any of the wedding photos. Made me very sad and I feel for you
    • rose28454
    • By rose28454 20th Mar 17, 10:45 AM
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    Hi Rose. Glad the insurance company are doing everything they can do help ease the effect on you with this flooding episode.
    Your insurance company sounds great. Would you mind telling who you are insured with
    tia
    Originally posted by gocat
    I am insured with British Gas run by Axa. I am well impressed
    • rose28454
    • By rose28454 20th Mar 17, 10:46 AM
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    Glad things are moving along for you rose. There should be no problem if you want to get rid of stuff - just run it by the assessor first so they are aware.
    Originally posted by pacifica9
    I will do that. I am going to have to throw away a few pairs of shoes that were stored under my bed and are now mouldy.
    • Sarahdol75
    • By Sarahdol75 20th Mar 17, 10:53 AM
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    Today my sisters & I are going off to Cardiff for sister's 2½ hour full body scan ...

    Leaving soon as appt is 1pm

    I'm in knots so I hope my sister is coping better ♥
    Originally posted by Snap-ant
    All the best snap xxx
    Walk 2000 miles in a year challenge 2017 -

    229.37 January
    222.5 February
    218.80 March
    290.10 April
    248.49 May
    130.73 June
    220.51 July
    162.39 August



    Pretty Muddy 16 September, completed
    • ilovetoshop
    • By ilovetoshop 20th Mar 17, 10:57 AM
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    Morning

    buubs beef £5 kg thanks to op

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/butcher-s-selection-large-beef-joint-5-kg-asda-2640622
    One cannot change the past, but one can ruin the present by worrying over the future.
    • ilovetoshop
    • By ilovetoshop 20th Mar 17, 10:58 AM
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    Also lamb £5 kg

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/butcher-s-selection-lamb-leg-bone-joint-5-kg-asda-2640610
    One cannot change the past, but one can ruin the present by worrying over the future.
    • ilovetoshop
    • By ilovetoshop 20th Mar 17, 11:04 AM
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    All the best snap xxx
    Originally posted by Sarahdol75
    How you doing ? Hope things are getting better for you X
    There's no rule book for parenting and it's not easy but we manage to get through it, some days are just harder than others and things will get better x
    One cannot change the past, but one can ruin the present by worrying over the future.
    • pacifica9
    • By pacifica9 20th Mar 17, 11:05 AM
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    I will do that. I am going to have to throw away a few pairs of shoes that were stored under my bed and are now mouldy.
    Originally posted by rose28454
    If you can, take photos of anything you throw away. Helps the assessors deal with the replacement, etc.
    “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while you could miss it.” ~ Ferris Bueller
    • vouchercrazy
    • By vouchercrazy 20th Mar 17, 11:07 AM
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    Good morning everyone

    cc from yesterday, would have posted sooner but only just come through

    30 items (13 different) on your receipt qualify for comparison AvT
    2x Wall's 8 Thick Pork Sausages (454g)
    £4.30 £4.00
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection White Mushrooms (400g)
    £1.15 N/A
    1x ASDA Quiche Lorraine (400g)
    £2.28 £2.00
    9x Dove Maximum Protection Original Clean Cream Anti-Perspirant Deodorant (45ml)
    £49.50 £27.00
    9x Dove Maximum Protection Go Fresh Pomegranate Cream Anti-Perspirant Deodorant (45ml)
    £49.50 £27.00
    1x Dolmio Bolognese Pasta Sauce Intense Onion & Garlic (750g) £2.55 £1.30
    1x Dolmio Bolognese Pasta Sauce Intense Spicy Chilli (750g) £2.55 £1.30
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Cucumber (each)
    £0.55 £0.50
    1x ASDA Eden Falls Sparkling Natural Mineral Water (4x2lt) £1.39 £1.50
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Iceberg Lettuce (each)
    £0.70 £0.70
    1x Dolmio Bolognese Pasta Sauce Chunky Mushroom (750g) £2.55 £1.30
    1x Cravendale Semi Skimmed Milk (3l)
    £2.48 N/A
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Firm & Juicy Salad Tomatoes (6pk) £0.70 £0.69
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Baby Potatoes (1kg)
    £0.85 N/A
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Mixed Peppers (3pk)
    £1.00 £0.96
    1x The Polish Bakery Half Wheat Bread (800g)
    £0.90 N/A
    1x ASDA Eden Falls Still Natural Mineral Water (4x2lt)
    £1.25 N/A
    1x Warburtons Farmhouse Soft White Bread (800g)
    £1.00 £1.25
    Comparison total (compared products only)
    £118.57 £69.50
    +£49.07 cheaper
    Last edited by vouchercrazy; 20-03-2017 at 11:10 AM.
    • vouchercrazy
    • By vouchercrazy 20th Mar 17, 11:09 AM
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    Good luck to Snap and Snap sister
    Bubbs hope your doctors appointment went well

    Huge Hugs to anyone that needs one
    • rose28454
    • By rose28454 20th Mar 17, 11:18 AM
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    If you can, take photos of anything you throw away. Helps the assessors deal with the replacement, etc.
    Originally posted by pacifica9
    Thanks I will
    • ilovetoshop
    • By ilovetoshop 20th Mar 17, 11:20 AM
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    From hukd thanks to op

    In Lidl moments Spring magazine there is a £5 voucher just inside the back page. It is valid from March 20th to April 2nd. The voucher is for £5 off a £30 spend. Only 2 alcoholic purchases can be use in conjunction with this voucher.
    One cannot change the past, but one can ruin the present by worrying over the future.
    • Worcsmum_3boys
    • By Worcsmum_3boys 20th Mar 17, 11:24 AM
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    Free Amstel beer on cos/cs today and tomorrow only A/s/m

    Typical I've only just got back in. Not going to venture back out especially as it's tipping it down!
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 20th Mar 17, 11:41 AM
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    Sorry he is being so inconsiderate to you in a week when you should just be enjoying your daughters big day.
    When our son got married in London we had a breakdown on the way to London and I called the night before and asked if we could go in the taxis they had hired from the register office to the reception and was told no. So after a morning running around getting massive balloons that barely fitted in the car ( leaving very little time to get ready ) we drove with our daughters bf to the register office and came out to a parking fine that cost me £130.00 and then we werent in any of the wedding photos. Made me very sad and I feel for you
    Originally posted by rose28454
    dreadful - its just like you strive so hard to make things perfect and stress free in every way and things conspire against you ...
    “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 20th Mar 17, 11:47 AM
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    I am really pleased that things are moving along so nicely - it also makes a difference when everyone remembers to keep you up to speed with the progress.

    The 3 month let though - assume it must be a similar size to where you live - you just have to makes sure its not miles away so you have to spend ages driving back and to each day from work and the house etc

    Keep photos of everything, every step of the way



    1 week after the flooding and things are moving along nicely. Loss adjustor came on Friday and did a report. He said they will give me £10.00 per day for evening meal whilst I am in the hotel but will deduct it from my £350.00 excess initially. They are looking at a 2-3 month let for me as the projected dates are end of April for house to be dry and end of June for completion of works.
    Surveyor called me 1st thing and is coming with a building company tommorow to look what needs doing and to check if kitchen ceiling has asbestos in it as it may need to come down.
    He asked me on Friday if I wanted to get quotes for the work and carpets etc or if I wanted them to manage it all. I said I would rather they did it and he said they would appoint a project manager to oversee the job. I need to keep samples of the carpets when they pull them up so they can organise like for like replacements.
    Cleaning company just called to say they have logged my job and will be in touch shortly to arrange collection of all my clothes, curtains and contents of my airing cupboard to be laundered, I am in a bit of a quandary about this as I was about to dispose of some of my airing cupboard things so dont know what to do. Do I clear the cupboard myself before they come and dispose of some of the things or do I just leave it for them to clean everything?
    Quite pleased that even though my insurance for this year only cost £99.00 it seems to be a good policy and I am impressed with all they have done so far.

    I went to my sisters at the weekend to look at her insurance policy and she pays nearly £900.00 per year through NFU and when I did a comparison online she could get it down to £184.00 with the AA. Told her to call NFU this morning and ask for a discount as she has only just renewed it and if not to cancel and go elsewhere. I also called SKY for her and got her bill down from £80.00 to £47.60 per month for 18 months. Admittedly she lost bits of her package but they were bits she did not want. Then when I got back I called Sky and told them I wouldnt be needing TV or broadband for 3 months and they reduced my bill from £59.00 to £32.00 for 18 months also. Very MSE of me.

    Slept very badly last night ( all this worry I think ) so I am at work but exhausted.
    Originally posted by rose28454
    “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.”
    • rose28454
    • By rose28454 20th Mar 17, 11:53 AM
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    dreadful - its just like you strive so hard to make things perfect and stress free in every way and things conspire against you ...
    Originally posted by mhoc
    Yes I agree. DD promised me it would be different when she got married and I paid most of it myself. But even then there are no photos of just me and her and at Xmas she gave me a frame with a lovely photo of her and her Dad on the day ( the alcoholic one who never was there for her !! ) it was like a smack in the mouth. Please enjoy this week .
    • rose28454
    • By rose28454 20th Mar 17, 11:54 AM
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    I am really pleased that things are moving along so nicely - it also makes a difference when everyone remembers to keep you up to speed with the progress.

    The 3 month let though - assume it must be a similar size to where you live - you just have to makes sure its not miles away so you have to spend ages driving back and to each day from work and the house etc

    Keep photos of everything, every step of the way
    Originally posted by mhoc
    They asked if I drive but I did say I have an elderly mother and DD and baby here so I want to be as near as possible. I am going to the house at lunchtime to start taking pics. thanks
    • latest flame
    • By latest flame 20th Mar 17, 12:08 PM
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    latest flame
    Sharpie c+c picked up.
    laters.
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 20th Mar 17, 12:35 PM
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    silvercar


    Today my sisters & I are going off to Cardiff for sister's 2½ hour full body scan ...

    Leaving soon as appt is 1pm

    I'm in knots so I hope my sister is coping better ♥
    Originally posted by Snap-ant
    I've been with family to appointments in The Heath/ Velindre/ Llandoch/ Spire. The staff there are all amazing. I'm sure you will all be well looked after.

    Sending positive vibes your way.

    Errant son .......

    Errant son .......

    Errant son .......

    Errant son .......

    deep sigh ...
    Originally posted by mhoc
    and breathe! He will be with you for the wedding, don't sweat the small stuff. It will turn out fine.
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