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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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    • 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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    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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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 18th Apr 17, 9:25 PM
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    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.
    Originally posted by simpson100
    Ahhhh thanks

    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
    Originally posted by Dizzy Ditzy
    Yes was doing sides as not supposed to use pads, but been ok today thanks, hope you are ok?
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -1 stone 1lb
    • Anon
    • By Anon 18th Apr 17, 9:31 PM
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    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.
    Originally posted by simpson100
    I understood that bit, 10 returns £85 on the APG - 2 would give you £170 losing £70 as APG is capped at £100 ... unless of course you have ordered 1 to cash in this month and 1 for May, in which case be careful when spending the vouchers that you don't do too many shops and lose the "May" shop. Also be careful they don't link your accounts, which I believe some people have experienced on here.

    Anon
    • Anon
    • By Anon 18th Apr 17, 9:34 PM
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    Thank you N1LDA for the crisp glitch - stocks replenished for a while as I have bought "a few" .

    Anon
    • zippydooda
    • By zippydooda 18th Apr 17, 9:35 PM
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    ever had that sinking feeling once youve paid for your shopping, then you see one of your fillers still in the basket. that happened tonight.but turned out ok.

    i did think the wotsits and quavers would have compared to tesco at £1, oh well cant win them all. i used wombles and paid 24p cash. i got a £4.72 apg back. thanks tom izzey and testers as i was stuck at work.

    10 items (6 different) on your receipt qualify for comparison Asda Tesco
    1x ASDA Smartprice Dish Cloths (5pk) £0.73 N/A
    1x Walkers Quavers Cheese Snacks (6x16g) £1.45 £1.50
    3x Jacob's Crinklys Variety Pack (7x25g) £4.95 £3.00
    3x Jacob's Original Mini Cheddars (7x25g) £4.95 £3.00
    1x ASDA Smartprice Sponge Scourers (8pk) £0.40 N/A
    1x Walkers Wotsits Really Cheesy Snacks (6x16.5) £1.45 £1.50
    0.15x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Carrot (order by number of carrots or select kg) (per kg) £0.09 £0.09
    1x Barratt Flumps (12g) £0.10 £0.10

    same shop

    11 items (7 different) on your receipt qualify for comparison Asda Morrisons
    1x ASDA Smartprice Dish Cloths (5pk) £0.73 £0.74
    1x Walkers Quavers Cheese Snacks (6x16g) £1.45 £1.50
    3x Jacob's Crinklys Variety Pack (7x25g) £4.95 £5.43
    3x Jacob's Original Mini Cheddars (7x25g) £4.95 £5.43
    1x ASDA Smartprice Sponge Scourers (8pk) £0.40 N/A
    1x Walkers Wotsits Really Cheesy Snacks (6x16.5) £1.45 £1.50
    0.15x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Carrot (order by number of carrots or select kg) (per kg) £0.09 £0.09
    1x Barratt Flumps (12g) £0.10 £0.10
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 18th Apr 17, 9:36 PM
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    I understood that bit, 10 returns £85 on the APG - 2 would give you £170 losing £70 as APG is capped at £100 ... unless of course you have ordered 1 to cash in this month and 1 for May, in which case be careful when spending the vouchers that you don't do too many shops and lose the "May" shop. Also be careful they don't link your accounts, which I believe some people have experienced on here.

    Anon
    Originally posted by Anon
    4 seperate accounts
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -1 stone 1lb
    • simpson100
    • By simpson100 18th Apr 17, 9:42 PM
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    I understood that bit, 10 returns £85 on the APG - 2 would give you £170 losing £70 as APG is capped at £100 ... unless of course you have ordered 1 to cash in this month and 1 for May, in which case be careful when spending the vouchers that you don't do too many shops and lose the "May" shop. Also be careful they don't link your accounts, which I believe some people have experienced on here.

    Anon
    Originally posted by Anon
    Yes this is true on each account I've been doing one for current month, claim e voucher then use that purchase next month's, certainly since the increase to £9.50 I've over 20 accounts so not had any problems with losing vouchers or merging of accounts ( 6 different cards ) Christ knows how they've not Cottened on. Thanks to the elite the food banks are full around here.
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 18th Apr 17, 9:45 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
    Redfox please do you know if the currency club charge a fee for using a debit card? I have read some reviews that say they do now but can't find it in their T&Cs. I don't do online banking so not sure if bank transfer will be possible. Their rate for the amount I want to exchange is pretty favourable at the moment.

    EDIT: I have found it it's 0.25%
    Last edited by Tinyshoes; 18-04-2017 at 9:56 PM.
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 18th Apr 17, 9:51 PM
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    Yes this is true on each account I've been doing one for current month, claim e voucher then use that purchase next month's, certainly since the increase to £9.50 I've over 20 accounts so not had any problems with losing vouchers or merging of accounts ( 6 different cards ) Christ knows how they've not Cottened on. Thanks to the elite the food banks are full around here.
    Originally posted by simpson100
    20? have you got a brass neck too?
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

    -1 stone 1lb
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 18th Apr 17, 9:55 PM
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    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.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    Ooh I got one too
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    • simpson100
    • By simpson100 18th Apr 17, 10:00 PM
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    20? have you got a brass neck too?
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Hmmmmm tub of brasso has been known to be in the order.

    As I'm using the lockers, and never see a human it's easier to get a brass neck
    • redfox
    • By redfox 18th Apr 17, 10:07 PM
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    Redfox please do you know if the currency club charge a fee for using a debit card?
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    I see you have found the answer

    I use bank transfer when I do it which doesn't attract a fee. You can always arrange a bank transfer in your bank branch if you don't do online banking.
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    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 18th Apr 17, 10:20 PM
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    I told a little fib earlier. I did manage to dip into the thread earlier at work as I was trying to see if the crisps worked.

    I read a full page from last Thursday before I realised

    Unsurprisingly, there were no crisp shops
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    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 18th Apr 17, 11:43 PM
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    Back from DD's where things are moving on quickly and it's getting quite exciting - basically it's the contents of 2 homes going into one, so there's going to be a lot of surplus to attend to and lots of sifting and sorting to be done.

    Went to T on the way, all Easter stock sold out, got DD's shopping and had a coupon so got my milk and bread for free.

    Snap, I'm glad your Dad can stay at home. Hope he gets better soon.
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    • izzeyb
    • By izzeyb 19th Apr 17, 4:07 AM
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    Morning.

    Ending today, 3 for £20 beers

    http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/asda/bundle/820753_2057714.html

    Best comparison I can see for buying 3 is the San Miguel v Sainsbobs. £30 v £27. £4.77 each.

    Other comparisons would have to be bought in 6s.
    Boddies v Tesco 2 for £16
    Strongbow v Morries 2 for £16
    Bud v Morries 2 for £16


    6 for £25 wines

    http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/asda/bundle/818481_2098373.html

    I cant find any comparisons where Asda isn’t already the cheapest
    As it's 4.00 am I could have missed one so please feel free to check


    Del Monte tinned fruit £1 each or 2 for £1.50

    http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/asda/bundle/661172_1791030.html

    Peach slices in syrup and juice, and Pineapple slices and chunks should compare to Sainsbobs 80p. 47p each.


    Kinder Surprise Chocolate Egg 77p each or 3 for £2.00.

    http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/Shopping/FindProducts.aspx?Query=kinder%20eggs

    Should compare to 65p in Sainsbobs. 48p each.


    Kellogg’s Crunch Nut 2 for £5.00 and Grace Soups Asda already cheapest and ‘I am Supergrains’ appears only to be sold in Asda.
    Asda pickled onions/beetroot/red cabbage - very small apg on red cabbage and even smaller apg on couple of the onions. Not enough to do a shop for (if they do compare)


    Check offer comes off at till/price they scan through at in case price drops later and don't shop too early - not exactly sure of what time is too early though
    Last edited by izzeyb; 19-04-2017 at 5:17 AM.
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