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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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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 18th Apr 17, 8:46 PM
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    Isn't that a weekend offer for next weekend?
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    Does that say now bubbs please? I thought it was this coming weekend special offer. thanks
    Originally posted by izzeyb
    Yes sorry weekend offer i have edited post now
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    [COLOR="Magenta"]Stopped Smoking 22/01/15 -3 st 10 1/2 lb week 26
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 18th Apr 17, 8:47 PM
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    Today I used two accounts but different time slots, best thing about lockers
    Originally posted by simpson100
    But why would you order 20 in each then they only compare 10 and would have gone over limit anyway, but please they are still working, thanks
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    [COLOR="Magenta"]Stopped Smoking 22/01/15 -3 st 10 1/2 lb week 26
    • altojack
    • By altojack 18th Apr 17, 8:51 PM
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    Thanks TM but that's the bit already sorted, DD found accommodation through the Canadian Uni elective website and reserved back in February a house share with a quite professional. It's a reasonable weekly rent that includes utilities etc.

    I'm trying to work out how much she will need each week for other expenses while she is there.

    On another note has anyone used any online currency exchange companies, some of the rates seem to good to be true.
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    We use FairFX for Euros and American dollars you get next day delivery if you buy before midday. Never had any problem with them. I see that they aren't as high a rate as some on Martins comparison thingy thoug xx
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    Stash Clearance of Face Creams, Lotions, Potions & Fragrance Samples
    Out 145
    In 52 most added to collection for Pamper Hampers
    • altojack
    • By altojack 18th Apr 17, 8:54 PM
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    My thank you button has done a bunk not had it happen for ages , oh well. I shall just say the words "thank you"

    I'd better catch up whilst watching Yorkshire Vet xx
    There's no place like home


    Stash Clearance of Face Creams, Lotions, Potions & Fragrance Samples
    Out 145
    In 52 most added to collection for Pamper Hampers
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 18th Apr 17, 8:55 PM
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    But why would you order 20 in each then they only compare 10 and would have gone over limit anyway, but please they are still working, thanks
    Originally posted by bubbs
    2 accounts, 2 orders to each account?
    Accumulative cost of having adult child in 2017.
    January - One day off work for OH to take him to an exam as car broken - 40 mile round journey. Different car £450.
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 18th Apr 17, 8:56 PM
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    A v T

    1x Kettle Chips Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar (5x30g) £1.60 £1.79


    Well that's the problem when you are rushing out on a morning and have no internet access during the day

    But all the rest compared....nothing different to what's already been posted. Paid for with wombles so all good

    Thanks izzeyb
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    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 18th Apr 17, 8:58 PM
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    Thanks TM but that's the bit already sorted, DD found accommodation through the Canadian Uni elective website and reserved back in February a house share with a quite professional. It's a reasonable weekly rent that includes utilities etc.

    I'm trying to work out how much she will need each week for other expenses while she is there.

    On another note has anyone used any online currency exchange companies, some of the rates seem to good to be true.
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    I must stop skimming

    It's not going to be easy to get your stash posted over there
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    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 18th Apr 17, 8:59 PM
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    Trying to decide whether to go and get mini cheddars......hmmmmmm
    Originally posted by Kmet
    Go
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    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 18th Apr 17, 9:00 PM
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    From darkside
    Valley Spire Family Pack of Mature Cheddar (830g) was £3.79 now £1.99 (£2.40 a Kilo) @ Lidl

    This deal starts on Saturday 22nd April and ends on Sunday 23rd April

    Valley Spire Family Pack of Mature Cheddar (830g) was £3.79 now £1.99 (£2.40 a Kilo)

    (There will be a limit of the number of items you can purchase individually)
    Originally posted by bubbs
    The leaflet states maximum 6 per person bubbs.
    Picked one up today, may have to be out early on Saturday as my store sells out quickly of the weekend offers.

    Evening peeps.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 18th Apr 17, 9:01 PM
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    2 accounts, 2 orders to each account?
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Ahhhhh ok, im just being thick i think
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    [COLOR="Magenta"]Stopped Smoking 22/01/15 -3 st 10 1/2 lb week 26
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 18th Apr 17, 9:02 PM
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    The leaflet states maximum 6 per person bubbs.
    Picked one up today, may have to be out early on Saturday as my store sells out quickly of the weekend offers.

    Evening peeps.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    I /we eat very little cheese i still have some of that rtcc 80p from just after xmas
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    [COLOR="Magenta"]Stopped Smoking 22/01/15 -3 st 10 1/2 lb week 26
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 18th Apr 17, 9:02 PM
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    curl girl
    Received a Wilkinson razor in the post today.
    Thanks to TM for posting.
    I now have a free razor as i didn't participate in the sharpie shopping.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 18th Apr 17, 9:03 PM
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    Ahhhhh ok, im just being thick i think
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I could be wrong... it was confusing

    Accumulative cost of having adult child in 2017.
    January - One day off work for OH to take him to an exam as car broken - 40 mile round journey. Different car £450.
    • Snap-ant
    • By Snap-ant 18th Apr 17, 9:11 PM
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    Snap-ant


    Dad not taken away

    Paramedics stayed for ages & decided he didn't need to go.

    Mum wonders now if she was imagining things when he started talking in 'tongues' ... as he is quite 'normal' now
    Next door neighbour - an 'adopted' son ♥ (who was burgled) has come round to sit with Dad ♥
    Lovely man & his wife, who work on designing The Underground extensions, so immediately became Dad's new best friends, Dad is Underground obsessed.
    Thoroughly enjoying the Underground series on C5 - brilliant

    Anyway where am I? waffling

    The Dr when he came earlier today, said Mum was to ring 999 if he started getting delirious, which is what she did

    and relax
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    • vanilla twist
    • By vanilla twist 18th Apr 17, 9:13 PM
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    Please can I ask has anyone ever used kitchen cupboard paint?

    Ive just been looking at pics of someones standard 1980s pine doors kitchen which they have done with this paint and it looked very neat.
    They said it had only cost them £20 - well I've just had a count and there are 12 big doors and 12 drawer fronts plus plinths so it would be a much bigger job for us to do 2 coats.

    Ive looked on the Wilko website and it seems to be satin finish. Is this OK for kitchen use for washing down?

    Also do you need to use primer and what sort of brushes or are small rollers better for the middle sections?

    Our kitchen is so ancient now but the door fronts are solid pine, looking very much the worst for wear now. If we replaced the entire kitchen it would have to be the same layout as its a galley kitchen so no room for revamping. Whatever we spent would not make any difference to the selling price of the house. Plus whoever comes along next the first thing they would do would be kitchen removal

    (Yes, I am finding my own distraction technique and yes it would depend on a week of good weather for painting outside in the garden
    Originally posted by mhoc
    Don't know if I am allowed to say here but on fb there is a diy on a budget official page. Lots of members (have to ask for add but easy enough) anyway lots on there seem to do this type of kitchen reno so if you join loads of advice and before and after photos. Think if your doors have had a few dings then need a good rub down. Lots of manufacturers do special cupboard paint and can be sealed with a nice varnish for longer lasting.
    Really worth joining. Some of the fads on there are hideous especially all things glitter but you will not find anywhere better for inspiration.

    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
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 18th Apr 17, 9:17 PM
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    I've used the Currency Club a few times in the past. Rates have always been very competitive and the service has always been good, can't vouch for any others though.
    Originally posted by redfox
    Thanks redfox that is one of the ones I have seen with good rate for Canadian dollars but on another comparison site.
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    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 18th Apr 17, 9:20 PM
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    Tinyshoes
    We use FairFX for Euros and American dollars you get next day delivery if you buy before midday. Never had any problem with them. I see that they aren't as high a rate as some on Martins comparison thingy thoug xx
    Originally posted by altojack
    Thanks AJ. Someone else has recommended them to me too.
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    • simpson100
    • By simpson100 18th Apr 17, 9:21 PM
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    Ahhhhh ok, im just being thick i think
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Got there in the end! I usually place an order for early on each account, upon getting the update, I then place the order again. Later on go to locker and collect all 4 orders.
    • Dizzy Ditzy
    • By Dizzy Ditzy 18th Apr 17, 9:22 PM
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    Bubbs my dad had huge problems with the pricking tests - it took him a while to work out that it worked better if he used the side of his finger at the top instead of the pad bit - I don't know which part you're trying from but it might be useful x
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    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 18th Apr 17, 9:22 PM
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    I must stop skimming

    It's not going to be easy to get your stash posted over there
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    I have already been thinking how many bottles of poo she can take in her luggage. But I am sure she will have more important things she will want to take.
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