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    • redfox
    • By redfox 16th Jun 16, 8:27 PM
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    redfox
    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread
    • #1
    • 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.
    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.

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    • Anon
    • By Anon 17th May 17, 8:51 AM
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    Anon
    Thank you Op for Brookside.

    TvS - Cinema Sweet wouldn't scan instore (item not found). Sweet multi does not seem to be being picked up?

    Brookside offer ended last night / hopefully will renew.


    Qty Item Description Total Weight Tesco Sainsbury's
    1x
    BROOKSIDE DARK CHOC SFT CENTERS POMEGRANATE 198G
    - £3.40 £2.50
    3x
    BROOKSIDE DARK CHOC SFT CENTERS BLUEBERRY 198G
    - £10.20 £7.50
    1x
    BANANAS LOOSE
    0.278kg £0.20 n/a
    1x
    MAOAM GIANT STRIPES 15G
    - £0.10 £0.10
    1x
    MAOAM SOUR GIANT STRIPES 15G
    - £0.10 n/a
    1x
    TESCO EDAY VALUE CHICKEN FLAVOUR INS NOODLES 65G
    - £0.20 n/a
    1x
    SWIZZELS MATLOW WINE GUMMIES SINGLE 16G
    - £0.10 n/a
    1x
    SWIZZELS DRUMSTICK LOLLY
    - £0.10 £0.10
    1x
    GIANT NEW REFRESHER CHEW BAR (C)
    - £0.10 n/a
    1x
    WHAM CHEW BAR 25G
    - £0.20 n/a
    1x
    METCALFE'S SKINNY POPCORN SWT 'N SLT 80G
    - £1.49 £1.00
    2x
    METCALFES SKINNY MAPLE & BACON POPCORN 75G
    - £2.98 n/a
    Tesco comparable total £15.29
    Competitor shop total £11.20
    The difference £4.09
    Originally posted by Anon
    Ignore me on the sweet multi - looks like the wrong Wham bar .

    Also avoid the Maple & Bacon popcorn as it doesn't match.

    Anon
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 17th May 17, 8:52 AM
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    mhoc
    Morning all,
    JTs hugs, and snap sorry about the news on your sister, hugs.
    haven't been to asda in weeks, but do have an apg so may may visit today, just so busy with so much to do.
    house insurance due tomorrow, any1 recently done theirs with amazing cb. please post. ta
    Originally posted by durham05
    yes me - I did mine last Friday going through TCB

    I got £65 cash back or contents and buildings - it starts off as the small tracked amount and then goes up to the full anmount.
    Annoyingly its showing as £70 cashback today but it might be more expensive ....

    Policy Expert - they also gave me a code/link but you only get marks vouchers so its better to have cashback
    Last edited by mhoc; 17-05-2017 at 8:59 AM.
    “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 17th May 17, 8:56 AM
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    Enterprise 1701C
    Good morning all, had more rain overnight here

    Amazing how much it is making the weeds grow

    Morning folks

    We went to the printing place yesterday, we should have our images by the end of the week for our exhibition

    In other news my laptop has died, well it hasn't really it just won't charge bought a new charger a couple months ago but still had issues with it making the connection and charging. So really I just can't charge the battery
    Originally posted by Westvleteren
    I'm sure I don't need to tell you this, but make sure everything important is double backed up.

    Talking about backups, I will hopefully have enough in my Amazon to buy a home cloud soon. Has anyone had any experience with these and any hints as to what to avoid please? Yes, I know I should be asking on the techie thread and will probably go there shortly, but advice from friends is worth so much more
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • LEJC
    • By LEJC 17th May 17, 9:04 AM
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    LEJC
    Good morning all....

    Lovely to see JTS posting last night....still very much part of the gang and always in someones thoughts x
    No advice on the big black dog ...but push it aside occasionally and when it starts to remember that it can't control you,it's visits will become less frequent.....I'm still very wary of it and dread it rocking up at the door!!!

    mrs mac....I clearly need to visit you....it's raining for a third day here but tomorrow I am told it may get a little brighter....at least the potatoes are lapping up the rain.

    Mrs 3 dogs...what a fabulous list.....but I am sitting on my hands in an effort not to buy...still plenty in my stash from mr shoes earlier in the year...

    I do need to go out today...I have an outside meeting...just don't know whether its warm winter coat weather or spring shower coat weather...either way its umbrella weather!

    onwards all.....
    frugal October...£45.59 of £40 food shopping spend for the 2 of us!
    Jan £41.60/£40
    Feb £54.58/£40...gave up this month 15/2
    Mar £37.02/£40...lots of help via a gift card and vouchers
    May
    2017 toiletries 78 out 79 in ...£13.96 spend
    • Westvleteren
    • By Westvleteren 17th May 17, 9:08 AM
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    Westvleteren
    Good morning all, had more rain overnight here

    Amazing how much it is making the weeds grow



    I'm sure I don't need to tell you this, but make sure everything important is double backed up.

    Talking about backups, I will hopefully have enough in my Amazon to buy a home cloud soon. Has anyone had any experience with these and any hints as to what to avoid please? Yes, I know I should be asking on the techie thread and will probably go there shortly, but advice from friends is worth so much more
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    Yeah, I work from a pile of harddrives. 2 are identical because I have had one go tits up and had to send it to toshiba and pay to recover most of the work So now I've got two of everything and sometimes 3. It's a bit of a faff but I learnt the hard way. The only thing that is putting me off cloud storage is the amount of time it takes to upload stuff, our internet is not particularly fast.
    Something unexpected happened which made me smile and still continues to make me smile.

    2017 Walk 4000 miles in a year challenge: Jan: 277.5. Feb:262.6. March 287. April 297.5. May 318. June 132.35

    • HILLBERN
    • By HILLBERN 17th May 17, 9:13 AM
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    HILLBERN
    morning all, grey and wet im taking my 87year old MIL to dobbies and T today, I hope it doesn't rain too much as I have to go backwards and forwards to the store collecting and returning the wheelchair and the disable bays are usually full so have to park quite away.

    Ive had a very restless night thinking about all the poorlies I feel rubbish today with not much sleep..Many kind words have already been said by many on here ...all I want to say is I reiterate all the advice, be strong for yourself look after yourself and be positive for those you are supporting. Take each day at a time, revel in the good days, rest on the bad days make memories
    • HILLBERN
    • By HILLBERN 17th May 17, 9:17 AM
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    HILLBERN
    I m wondering do the iams compare t v s ?

    I have checked back but cant find, ithink the only comparison I can find is a v s.

    can anyone shed light on please
    Thank you x
    • Sarahdol75
    • By Sarahdol75 17th May 17, 9:21 AM
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    Sarahdol75
    Good morning everyone.

    Its very wet and grey out today.

    Kids, DS2 has gone back to problems that we had with him few weeks ago, I really dont know what to do now.

    OH is still strugglng.
    Walk 2000 miles in a year challenge 2017 -

    229.37 January
    222.5 February
    218.80 March
    290.10 April
    248.49 May


    Completed Race for Life 25 June 2017

    A huge thankyou to everyone who sponsored me
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 17th May 17, 9:32 AM
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    curl girl
    If anyone has not used their Marks sparks £5 off wys £25 offer, this weekend its the grill menu - wine, main and 2 sides - it does not feel as good a deal with having 2 sides
    Originally posted by mhoc
    How would this work please mhoc.
    Does the voucher come off the individual food prices?
    Or do you have to buy 3 x £10 meal deals.
    Assuming that they at a tenner.
    Or does the wine mess things up?
    Tia.

    Morning peeps.
    Hope today is the start of better things for all of us having problems at the moment.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboards!!!
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 17th May 17, 9:45 AM
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    mhoc
    How would this work please mhoc.
    Does the voucher come off the individual food prices?
    Or do you have to buy 3 x £10 meal deals.
    Assuming that they at a tenner.
    Or does the wine mess things up?
    Tia.

    Morning peeps.
    Hope today is the start of better things for all of us having problems at the moment.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    good point.
    In theory it would be 2 meals deals plus £5 of others.
    But maybe the till sees the full price and ignores the wine? So you only need 2 meal deals and nothing extra
    Or maybe it just wont scan because of the meal deals ....

    Maybe some experimentation with the self scan tills if anyone has them ...
    “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 17th May 17, 9:55 AM
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    mhoc
    yesterday was a paper sorting day so the paper waste basket is full to overflowing

    Now I have more items for it.

    Waitrose - spend £30 save £6 - four of these all valid until 11/06 - these have my name on but if you used the handscanners no one seems to notice.
    (and a few small value MOCs)

    I have tidied my inbox and I have stamps and now I am going to get organised for going past the postbox later
    Last edited by mhoc; 17-05-2017 at 11:24 AM.
    “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.”
    • gocat
    • By gocat 17th May 17, 10:09 AM
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    gocat
    Jeez those that are suppose to help, dont make this caring lark easy. OH needed to have a chest xray before this appt with his consultant early next month. Only day I could fit in was today as my mum is still in the hospice, so dont need to rush to hers. We got there as soon as the xray dept opened. Easier to get a parking spot and thought wont have to wait long. Got in there. About 5 people there already, so not too bad. Receptionist comes along to open up and announces xrays wont be started until an hours times as they are testing the generators. General murmings of discontent amonst the queue and she says well we have been doing this for a long time every Wednesday morning. Im sorry, but why dont they put this on the website then or put notices about the hospital as we very rarely go to that xray dept. So I had to go home to get another small bottle of oxygen for OH incase his run out and because he was anxious and had to turn his oxygen up, there was a strong possibility of him running out. Luckily dont live too far from this hospital. Just wish it was things like this they would take more care about notifying people.

    About a month ago, mum needed a blood transfusion and it was to be done in day care unit. Transport was arranged which arrived on time. They wouldnt let me on the transport with my hearing dog, which is against the law but didnt argue as just wanted mum to get to her appt and followed in my car. Got into the daycare unit and it was obvious they didnt want me there with my dog, so I stayed till mum was comfortable and guessed she would be well looked after. Gave them my phone number and told them to ring me when mum was about to be taken home and I would be at her place to meet her. So that was fine till about 5pm get a phone call. It is my mum in weak voice, "where are you" Im like Im waiting for a phone call from the day unit and what the hell are you doing home (could tell she was calling me from phone ID). Rushed round there. Transport had dropped mum off and had to leave her as they had other passengers. They had phoned my sister (nok) as they were concerned about leaving her on her own. Anyway, I must have got there about 5 minutes after transport had left. Poor mum couldnt get to the toilet and had been incontinent and there was mess everywhere. Now if only that day centre had phoned me, all this palaver would have been prevented. I was fuming for mum and for myself having to break my back to clear all this up.

    Rant over. Hoping rest of day goes smoothly. Visiting mum this afternoon at the hospice (no complaints about them so far )and shes coming home tomorrow so will be fun and games again with the revelant authorities. Been promised extra sitting hours for mum. Yeah will believe that when I see it
    • Jeremiah T Stone
    • By Jeremiah T Stone 17th May 17, 10:25 AM
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    Jeremiah T Stone
    Good morning lovely peoples

    Hugs to those in need - you are in my thoughts

    Thank you for the fantastic list 3 dogs - you are a star

    I'm still waiting for my hair to come back - but my wife and DD love some JF
    Don't let someone dim your light - simply because it is shining in their eyes.
    • diluvsdiscounts
    • By diluvsdiscounts 17th May 17, 10:29 AM
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    diluvsdiscounts
    My boy is a pedigree.....his kennel club name is Sir Red Poll.....We also share the same birth date...which I didn't know when I got him....He was 7 last week.....I was 21.....
    Originally posted by marmitelovemehateme

    Evening all.
    I have been invited to a baby shower.
    I remember Di doing one not long ago.
    Can I ask what sort of pressies are expected please????

    I always thought it bad luck to buy clothing before the baby is born or is my thinking old fashioned?

    I need a baby stuff glitch!
    Originally posted by curl girl
    I made a nappy cake and a nappy wreath, Dd still has the wreath hanging on the kitchen door. I got the frame from hobbycraft for £2 and I rolled up bibs and vests and added spoons and little Ted baker miniatures etc.
    Dd didn't expect any presents but she got loads of stuff. I think practical stuff so it will get used, nappies, muslin cloths, bibs.


    It's being held in a pub, so will have to buy my own booze.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    We had ours in the pub because dd central heating was broken. It was great, no cleaning up to do and us oldies went for a meal afterwards and left the youngsters at the pub. That seems like a lifetime ago.

    (((Snap))) life is so unfair
    • gocat
    • By gocat 17th May 17, 10:29 AM
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    gocat
    morning all, grey and wet im taking my 87year old MIL to dobbies and T today, I hope it doesn't rain too much as I have to go backwards and forwards to the store collecting and returning the wheelchair and the disable bays are usually full so have to park quite away.

    Ive had a very restless night thinking about all the poorlies I feel rubbish today with not much sleep..Many kind words have already been said by many on here ...all I want to say is I reiterate all the advice, be strong for yourself look after yourself and be positive for those you are supporting. Take each day at a time, revel in the good days, rest on the bad days make memories
    Originally posted by HILLBERN
    Hope your shopping expedition goes well.
    Another gripe of mine with other making this caring lark more difficult. At Sains I get the wheelchair out of car, put mum or oh in chair. Go inside to get the trolley that attaches to the chair. Do shopping. Go back to car with trolley of course. Then when trolley has been emptied and mum/oh put in car I have to take the trolley back inside the store. What about people that might have someone with them that they cant leave while they take the trolley back in. I did ask the trolley man if he would take it for me and he said no he only collects the "regular" trollies and I have to take it back in Needless to say I just put it with the "regualr" trolleys and legged it

    Could write a book .

    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 17th May 17, 10:32 AM
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    Chrisv
    More items added. I have included the Lynx body wash but haven't found any actual APG results with these, so can't indentify 'flavours'. If you have details please let me know and I will include it

    With thanks to everyone who has posted their results

    JOHN FRIEDA v Tesco – works out £1 each

    1x John Frieda Luxurious Volume Core Restore Protein-Infused Shampoo (250ml) £6.00 £4.66
    1x John Frieda Luxurious Volume Core Restore Protein-Infused Clear Conditioner (250ml) £6.00 £4.66
    Originally posted by 3Dogs
    It might be an idea to separate these two, 3Dogs. They have caught a few people out.

    They are not part of the Tesco 3 for £10 offer.

    Buying 3 of them A v T will give an apg of £5.42, if it is your shampoo of choice.
    Buying one or two mixed with one or two of the ones in T's 3 for £10 offer will mean that the T's offer will not be picked up. The others will compare at T's full price.
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
    • diluvsdiscounts
    • By diluvsdiscounts 17th May 17, 10:33 AM
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    diluvsdiscounts
    Good morning lovely peoples

    Hugs to those in need - you are in my thoughts

    Thank you for the fantastic list 3 dogs - you are a star

    I'm still waiting for my hair to come back - but my wife and DD love some JF
    Originally posted by Jeremiah T Stone
    I started my chemo in the August and as I have a fondness for sunshine I was quite tanned, boy did I look a !!!!!! when my hair fell out. I can laugh now but I was horrified at the time
    I'm glad your chemo has come to an end it takes it out of you, quite literally. What happens next?
    • Miss Laid
    • By Miss Laid 17th May 17, 10:40 AM
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    Miss Laid
    Not sure whats been reported but my 7.21am Lynx shop was all good
    Anyone can cuddle but only the Welsh can cwtch
    • curlgirl
    • By curlgirl 17th May 17, 10:47 AM
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    curlgirl
    If anyone has not used their Marks sparks £5 off wys £25 offer, this weekend its the grill menu - wine, main and 2 sides - it does not feel as good a deal with having 2 sides
    Originally posted by mhoc
    This offer does not work with sparks card as the wine is included in the deal and 5 off 25 is food and flowers. Kind sa checked it for me this morning
    • Jeremiah T Stone
    • By Jeremiah T Stone 17th May 17, 10:52 AM
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    Jeremiah T Stone
    I started my chemo in the August and as I have a fondness for sunshine I was quite tanned, boy did I look a !!!!!! when my hair fell out. I can laugh now but I was horrified at the time
    I'm glad your chemo has come to an end it takes it out of you, quite literally. What happens next?
    Originally posted by diluvsdiscounts
    Lol I can imagine diluvdiscounts
    I'm as white as a ghost

    I have one more chemotherapy round left - my sixth and hopefully final one, is tomorrow. Then it's an agonising wait until I have CT and Bone scans to see how my mets are and what the chemotherapy has done.
    I'm soooo tired!
    Don't let someone dim your light - simply because it is shining in their eyes.
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