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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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    • Anon
    • By Anon 20th Apr 17, 7:20 PM
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    Is that not premier?
    Originally posted by bubbs
    As well - we have only stayed at Travelodge and 2 kids free with each adult.

    Hth

    Anon
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 20th Apr 17, 7:26 PM
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    and in other news ... Well something major is occuring but I am not going to jinx it by announcing anything yet, far too soon ...

    No no one is pregnant, put the knitting needles down and stand well away from them. It will be years before any knitting is needed

    We have a quiet house again this evening and tomorrow but hoards of visitors coming for the weekend in dribs and drabs so Oh on Friday night is boiling vats of mince, onions and tatties to feed the troops as they roll homewards ...

    Errant son has mostly been preparing his presentation this week for his interview and inbetween times there has been a lot of wood sawing in his van - just don't ask ...

    He went off this afternoon as its a 3 hour drive across into central Wales and he is staying overnight at the centre in the staff accommodation. Its somewhere where he did some work experience, twice actually about 7 years ago in early college years. The manager recognised him from his application - not sure if this is a good or bad thing. There is one other candidate being interviewed tomorrow as well - separate interviews but the presentations they will do one after another and then there will be some site tours etc.
    The odd thing is this other chap works for the original company that Errant son worked for after uni except a different campus.
    So the other chap has the edge in that he is local, lives in Wales, possibly older but he might not have the breath of experience that Errant son has had so we will have to see what happens ...
    In the job description the company said they have a start date of early May - I don't think this is even possible because it takes time for references to be checked and then there is the CRB checks (I know these are done online now and called something else ...)
    And most people have to get a months notice from their current jobs.
    Company also said pay is 'industry standard' - a right how long is a piece of string question, I suppose its as little as they can get away with paying.
    It depends on how desperate they are I suppose but Errant son could start early May - no idea about the accommodation issue though ...
    I suppose there is always the van.

    Also middle sister had her op yesterday, first on the list, all done very quickly, 3 cups of tea and then sent home - no drains thankfully and no district nurse visits but she has an appointment to see her next week. Today started well but went downhill a bit - combination of the anaesthetic wearing off and several sleepless nights but she has taken a few of the pain killers they sent her home with.
    “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 Apr 17, 7:29 PM
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    True - though Travelodge breakfast buffet is excellent value when kids go free .

    Also tcb and qc.

    Anon
    Originally posted by Anon
    Yes, I wish this had been the offer when our gang were little - our three were constantly hungry and a travelodge or premier inn breakfast would have been a huge help ...
    “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.”
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 20th Apr 17, 7:36 PM
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    and in other news ... Well something major is occuring but I am not going to jinx it by announcing anything yet, far too soon ...

    No no one is pregnant, put the knitting needles down and stand well away from them. It will be years before any knitting is needed

    We have a quiet house again this evening and tomorrow but hoards of visitors coming for the weekend in dribs and drabs so Oh on Friday night is boiling vats of mince, onions and tatties to feed the troops as they roll homewards ...

    Errant son has mostly been preparing his presentation this week for his interview and inbetween times there has been a lot of wood sawing in his van - just don't ask ...

    He went off this afternoon as its a 3 hour drive across into central Wales and he is staying overnight at the centre in the staff accommodation. Its somewhere where he did some work experience, twice actually about 7 years ago in early college years. The manager recognised him from his application - not sure if this is a good or bad thing. There is one other candidate being interviewed tomorrow as well - separate interviews but the presentations they will do one after another and then there will be some site tours etc.
    The odd thing is this other chap works for the original company that Errant son worked for after uni except a different campus.
    So the other chap has the edge in that he is local, lives in Wales, possibly older but he might not have the breath of experience that Errant son has had so we will have to see what happens ...
    In the job description the company said they have a start date of early May - I don't think this is even possible because it takes time for references to be checked and then there is the CRB checks (I know these are done online now and called something else ...)
    And most people have to get a months notice from their current jobs.
    Company also said pay is 'industry standard' - a right how long is a piece of string question, I suppose its as little as they can get away with paying.
    It depends on how desperate they are I suppose but Errant son could start early May - no idea about the accommodation issue though ...
    I suppose there is always the van.

    Also middle sister had her op yesterday, first on the list, all done very quickly, 3 cups of tea and then sent home - no drains thankfully and no district nurse visits but she has an appointment to see her next week. Today started well but went downhill a bit - combination of the anaesthetic wearing off and several sleepless nights but she has taken a few of the pain killers they sent her home with.
    Originally posted by mhoc
    It has to be good that he recognised him and that he has invited him for interview, otherwise he would not have invited him IYKWIM.
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 20th Apr 17, 7:36 PM
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    I also have to start taking notice of Heron foods offers.
    Apparently in the next town there was one that took over the old Ethel Austin store when that closed. Heron was there for 2 years before closing - how did I not know that ...
    Anyway next month it is re opening in the exact same place - a bit odd but maybe the rent went down ????

    Like most small towns it is struggling, even Greggs has gone - how can Greggs not make a profit ...

    Its about a 10 mile round trip but there is also a good Morrison's and a small Boots plus an excellent independent garden nursery en route so worth the effort of going if a good Heron offer comes up
    “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.”
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 20th Apr 17, 7:36 PM
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    No wonder you haven't lost.

    Seriously though, you have done seriously well so far, sometimes things just plateau for a while, don't lose heart.
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    no chance of that
    No i havent lost heart just annoyed as not been naughty and on holiday next week
    As well - we have only stayed at Travelodge and 2 kids free with each adult.

    Hth

    Anon
    Originally posted by Anon
    Oh thats news to me any TL i have stayed in dont even do breakfast only them box breakfast which are hideously expensive
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 20th Apr 17, 7:39 PM
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    Good luck to your son Mhoc and very best wishes for your sister x
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

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    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 20th Apr 17, 7:42 PM
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    mhoc
    It has to be good that he recognised him and that he has invited him for interview, otherwise he would not have invited him IYKWIM.
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    thats true, he could have said, oh gawd not that student we had a while back. not him again and just binned the application ...

    I was wondering about this company, wondering how small an operation it was but looking at the website there are actually 6 centres spread about including 3 in wales so its a bigger company than I thought.
    Wales is actually one of Errant sons preferred locations as all of the outdoor sports and activities are all within easy reach.
    Last edited by mhoc; 20-04-2017 at 7:51 PM.
    “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.”
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 20th Apr 17, 7:44 PM
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    From darkside


    Fairy Platinum Dishwasher Tablets 55 pack £2.00 (2.6p each) at Asda (instore)
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15

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    • LANGO1966
    • By LANGO1966 20th Apr 17, 7:46 PM
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    Thanks Izzey.Shop from today, keep look out for custard on the end of aisles with promotion of £1. Goes through at £1:99. 99p refund plus the £2 GC

    o
    1x Wham Raspberry Flavoured Bar (16g) £0.10 N/A
    1x Ambrosia Devon Custard (1kg) £1.99 £1.00
    1x Haribo Starmix (1pk) £0.10 N/A
    2x Heinz Beanz in Tomato Sauce Snap Pots (4x200g) £4.96 £3.00
    1x Heinz Spaghetti Hoops in Tomato Sauce Snap Pots (4x190g) £2.49 £1.50
    2x Mission Deli White & Wheat Mini Wraps (6pk) £1.90 £1.00
    1x Heinz No Added Sugar Beanz in Tomato Sauce Snap Pots (4x200g) £2.35 £1.50
    1x Barratt Flumps (12g) £0.10 £0.10
    0.18x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Banana (order by number of bananas or select kg) (per kg) £0.13 £0.12
    Comparison total (compared products only) £13.92 £8.22
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 20th Apr 17, 7:46 PM
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    From darkside
    4 x Haagen Dazs ice cream salted caramel/strawberries and cream chocolate covered lollies 4 for £1.00! Or 39p each instore @ Heron Foods Hull

    sweet selection box homebargains huddersfield 99p instore
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    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 20th Apr 17, 7:54 PM
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    Yes then I wouldn't have had to go through the bins

    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    I have tights this colour
    “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.”
    • redfox
    • By redfox 20th Apr 17, 8:04 PM
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    hmmm, very disappointed with Waitrose PYO now as they seem to be removing so many things from the offer.

    Just today I've been informed that the Waitrose British Chicken Small 1.3kg (the ones on 3 for £10) and essential Waitrose 3-5 British chicken breast fillets 500g will no longer be part of this offer. All the Indian meals got taken off a while back as well.
    I'm a Board Guide on the Quick Grabbit, Food Shopping & Groceries, Shop but don't drop, 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.

    • izzeyb
    • By izzeyb 20th Apr 17, 8:18 PM
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    Small Glitch at A on the 3F£3 Crisps, unfortunately not a good comparison on this womble though, but there may be others that compare nicely ?

    A v T

    1x Cheetos Puffs Flamin' Hot Flavour (8x13g) £1.20 £1.00
    1x Hula Hoops BBQ Beef Flavour Potato Rings (6x24g) £1.45 N/A

    Invisible trigger
    Originally posted by Wheres My Cashback

    Zippy has spotted something going on with the multi on the Cheesy Wotsits too, not worked out yet what is going on though
    N1LDA
    • northerngeezer
    • By northerngeezer 20th Apr 17, 8:28 PM
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    Just been for another beans run. Shelf was almost empty......

    Any local pudsey MSE members... Would be good to see you
    • scamps1966
    • By scamps1966 20th Apr 17, 8:32 PM
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    Just been for another beans run. Shelf was almost empty......

    Any local pudsey MSE members... Would be good to see you
    Originally posted by northerngeezer
    Same here. Lots of lurkers.
    • izzeyb
    • By izzeyb 20th Apr 17, 8:38 PM
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    Just been for another beans run. Shelf was almost empty......

    Any local pudsey MSE members... Would be good to see you
    Originally posted by northerngeezer

    You should have relocated some for your later shop northerngeezer, behind some very large expensive washing powder or something similar
    N1LDA
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 20th Apr 17, 8:43 PM
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    Wonder how the ladies got on in waities today
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    • diluvsdiscounts
    • By diluvsdiscounts 20th Apr 17, 8:46 PM
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    Good Afternoon from the 1st class coach on a virgin pendolino train from Edinburgh to Crewe, get me . Not very mse but very nice none the less. I could get used to this Nellie lol.

    My first time in first class and hopefully not the last if the price is right. I had a ticket for a normal coach but realised I wouldn t get back to Wrexham till almost 10 which makes it an extra long day travelling so I looked for alternatives and saw this with £76 off
    Originally posted by emerald21
    Oooh get you , did you have a nice holiday.
    The waitrose we went to was wiped clean, no fairy, no stewing steak we still made an impact though
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 20th Apr 17, 8:49 PM
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    Oooh get you , did you have a nice holiday.
    The waitrose we went to was wiped clean, no fairy, no stewing steak we still made an impact though
    Originally posted by diluvsdiscounts
    Oh no did see fairy on hotdeals last night bet thats why
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