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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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    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 19th May 17, 8:45 AM
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    Just been reading about the son of a man that won £101 million on the lottery. Apparently the day promised the son he would never have to worry about money again. He gave his son £1 million which he promptly spent, buying a house for £550,000, gave away £250,000 etc, spent the money within a month and gave up a highly paid IT job. Then went back to his dad for more, ended up with another half a million, then asked for more which was refused.

    He then SUED his dad saying that he should have to support him for life.

    Judge Nigel Gerald dismissed the claim, saying Dave Dawes did not need to keep “bailing out his profligate son”. He said: “There was no basis on which any rational or normal human being could conclude that they could go back for more money whenever they wanted.”

    What got me though was at one point, the pair were spending up to £30,000 a month, including £1,000 a week on groceries. The judge compared their lifestyle to “some sort of Walter Mitty existence”.

    Can you imagine any of us blowing £1 million that quickly
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • Anon
    • By Anon 19th May 17, 8:52 AM
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    Anon
    Just been reading about the son of a man that won £101 million on the lottery. Apparently the day promised the son he would never have to worry about money again. He gave his son £1 million which he promptly spent, buying a house for £550,000, gave away £250,000 etc, spent the money within a month and gave up a highly paid IT job. Then went back to his dad for more, ended up with another half a million, then asked for more which was refused.

    He then SUED his dad saying that he should have to support him for life.

    Judge Nigel Gerald dismissed the claim, saying Dave Dawes did not need to keep “bailing out his profligate son”. He said: “There was no basis on which any rational or normal human being could conclude that they could go back for more money whenever they wanted.”

    What got me though was at one point, the pair were spending up to £30,000 a month, including £1,000 a week on groceries. The judge compared their lifestyle to “some sort of Walter Mitty existence”.

    Can you imagine any of us blowing £1 million that quickly
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    I struggle to spend large online APGs, when I have them, as spending £40 in one basket is alien to me .

    Where did he get the money to sue his dad? Obviously found a willing lawyer looking to make money from them too!

    I am sure I may let the brakes off a little if I had that much - but would still not waste money .

    Anon
    Last edited by Anon; 19-05-2017 at 8:54 AM.
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 19th May 17, 8:57 AM
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    I struggle to spend large online APGs, when I have them, as spending £40 in one basket is alien to me .

    Where did he get the money to sue his dad? Obviously found a willing lawyer looking to make money from them too!

    I am sure I may let the brakes off a little if I had that much - but would still not waste money .

    Anon
    Originally posted by Anon
    That is a very good question, and it doesn't actually say, probably expecting his father to pay when he won!

    Michael Dawes has not spoken to his father and stepmother since a falling out at her birthday party when he demanded £5m more and verbally abused Angie Dawes. He has also accused them of being arrogant and ungenerous of spirit. Bit of a hypocrite!!

    Here's the story http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/lottery-millionaires-son-spent-%C2%A316m-%E2%80%93-then-sued-his-father-for-more-cash/ar-BBBhrOt?li=AAmiR2Z&ocid=spartanntp
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • diluvsdiscounts
    • By diluvsdiscounts 19th May 17, 9:08 AM
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    Ermmmm.......

    Can you imagine any of us blowing £1 million that quickly

    I could probably give it a good go, although I like a good glitch I have no problem spending money.
    The flannels order arrived, the prices on the labels added up to £730, cost us £73, happy days.
    • LEJC
    • By LEJC 19th May 17, 9:26 AM
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    Good morning all...

    Hope JTS and his labouring dog have made good progress through the night....and one is now asleep and the other revelling in new motherhood!

    Still no email for me from the shoes evaluation suite...if it comes it comes if not then all in all the testing was good whilst it lasted....

    I forgot earlier in the week to mention all the younger elite that are now taking exams and wish them luck over the next few weeks....and mums and dads..keep those fridges stocked well with snacks and wine and beer....it really helps to get you all through!

    DS is on his way home sometime this weekend....his last end of module test is today...but he has enough credits from previous modules to already give him full credits for this years work...can't believe just how quickly this first year at Uni has gone....although he isn't actually giving up his pod until the end of June so he wont be fully home for the summer until then.
    I believe he's been out and bought his bottle of prosecco for a little celebration tonight....I cant imagine who he takes after,suffice to say his dad and I will probably sit in the garden with a bottle too this evening and raise a quiet toast to the end of his first year!

    I'm spending the day trying to declutter a space in DS's bedroom to house all the stuff that needs to come back over the next month or so...at this point I have no idea what he has intention of bringing home but the fact that he is starting the declutter his end this week makes me think there could be quite a bit.

    Have a lovely day all....and hopefully the sun will at least shine a little on all of us.
    frugal October...£41.82 of £40 food shopping spend for the 2 of us!

    2017 toiletries challenge 179 out 145 in ...£18.64 spend
    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 19th May 17, 9:28 AM
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    Can anyone remember where to find the amazon fillers please? I know my order will be well over £20 but there is often some real bargains among that lot.
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    Is this what you mean

    http://www.supersaverdeliverytool.com/
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 19th May 17, 9:33 AM
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    Enterprise 1701C
    Originally posted by Chrisv
    Thank you

    The only one I had managed to find was the 10ways one and I don't want to earn them any more money than I have to
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • elliemoo
    • By elliemoo 19th May 17, 9:39 AM
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    Good morning, happy Friday.

    Day off from exams here, so DD having a lie in.

    Have a good day all.
    • 3Dogs
    • By 3Dogs 19th May 17, 10:18 AM
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    Good morning Elite

    Mr 3Dogs 3-7-12 3Dogs'Mam 31-3-13

    NSD Oct 18, Nov 16, Dec 21, Jan 16, Feb 19, Mar 19, Apr 20, May 16, June 19, July 20, Aug 21, Sept 19, Oct 18, Nov 19, Dec 17, Jan 6/16
    • sarahskint
    • By sarahskint 19th May 17, 10:23 AM
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    MORNING ALL


    bit delayed as had to read a book 'lord of the flies' maybe its just not captivating enough, I've just finished it so for that I am relieved also just written my book review for it but think maybe I have been too harsh. I was recommended it as its a classic which won a nobel prize......... I was just after anyone elses' take on it x
    • sarahskint
    • By sarahskint 19th May 17, 10:26 AM
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    I have one more book to do, so need to read something ridiculously racy and rude to liven up my reviews.


    Every year I do this challenge along with my boys primary school read 6 books in 6 weeks and do a review and picture. I go get my certificate in assembly also


    So I always read 4 books of stuff crime wise, love my lee child ones. then I always read a classic and a book of smut
    • HILLBERN
    • By HILLBERN 19th May 17, 10:43 AM
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    WARNING this is what our friendly young sa said to us this morning.
    A couple of weeks ago she said they had a meeting about apgs, she came away seething but didn't tell us why.
    This morning she shows us the folder they have under the till A4 size with the dos and donts in it.
    there was a sheet titled APG that apparently has been circulated to all stores.
    Adsa is aware with the 342 promotion that apgs are being used, it stated the sa are within there right to refuse them on this promotion.
    I only skim read this as other staff around but I think that's the gist of it
    Our sa said shes not bothered, and she thinks its great what we do but she hasn't got the time to do herself, she hasn't even got a printer!!
    As has previously been stated may be wise to keep under £10 and possisbly use ss
    She also said beware only using 10 or under apgs a month (which we know) All staff have been briefed she said nationwide
    • scamps1966
    • By scamps1966 19th May 17, 10:57 AM
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    WARNING this is what our friendly young sa said to us this morning.
    A couple of weeks ago she said they had a meeting about apgs, she came away seething but didn't tell us why.
    This morning she shows us the folder they have under the till A4 size with the dos and donts in it.
    there was a sheet titled APG that apparently has been circulated to all stores.
    Adsa is aware with the 342 promotion that apgs are being used, it stated the sa are within there right to refuse them on this promotion.
    I only skim read this as other staff around but I think that's the gist of it
    Our sa said shes not bothered, and she thinks its great what we do but she hasn't got the time to do herself, she hasn't even got a printer!!
    As has previously been stated may be wise to keep under £10 and possisbly use ss
    She also said beware only using 10 or under apgs a month (which we know) All staff have been briefed she said nationwide
    Originally posted by HILLBERN
    Had something like this yesterday. An SA came up to me and said they were checking all APG's over £10 and said that 3 that I'd used were out of date!!

    She only looked at the date of when I printed them.

    The look on her face when I pointed it out to her was priceless!

    But she said that they did know about the 3 for 2 glitch!! And they are looking at peeps using a lot of APG's.
    • Snap-ant
    • By Snap-ant 19th May 17, 11:00 AM
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    Good Morning


    Puppies JTS we need photos please

    Enterprise - my mouth is open regarding the cheeky son - His Dad had already bailed him out numerous times.
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    • LEJC
    • By LEJC 19th May 17, 11:09 AM
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    LEJC
    WARNING this is what our friendly young sa said to us this morning.
    A couple of weeks ago she said they had a meeting about apgs, she came away seething but didn't tell us why.
    This morning she shows us the folder they have under the till A4 size with the dos and donts in it.
    there was a sheet titled APG that apparently has been circulated to all stores.
    Adsa is aware with the 342 promotion that apgs are being used, it stated the sa are within there right to refuse them on this promotion.
    I only skim read this as other staff around but I think that's the gist of it
    Our sa said shes not bothered, and she thinks its great what we do but she hasn't got the time to do herself, she hasn't even got a printer!!
    As has previously been stated may be wise to keep under £10 and possisbly use ss
    She also said beware only using 10 or under apgs a month (which we know) All staff have been briefed she said nationwide
    Originally posted by HILLBERN
    Although in practice this is going to be impossible for them to carry out,surely.
    I understand that if you do a target shop then you are likely to get an APG.. and in reality target shops are probably only done by a small minority of the shoppers through the store.....what happens if you are a genuine "muggle" shopper who happens to have obtained an APG by means of a promotion????

    I shop at A occasionally...and as such do sometimes make use of a glitch but are they really going to challenge every customer using an APG to clarify if it was generated as a result of a promotional shop......I dont think so.

    If they want to stop the APG being generated on promotions then they need to take that via their computer systems and take more care over how they and their competitors use price comparison sites....which again is a hill too far to climb!

    And only using 10 APG's per month how do you even go about monitoring that.....

    just my thoughts.....
    frugal October...£41.82 of £40 food shopping spend for the 2 of us!

    2017 toiletries challenge 179 out 145 in ...£18.64 spend
    • Snap-ant
    • By Snap-ant 19th May 17, 11:10 AM
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    Snap-ant
    Quiz
    hornetgirl was yesterday's smartest player!



    22 players played.

    http://www.funtrivia.com/private/main.cfm?tid=99008

    Today's Topic (Friday): *** FunTrivia Mixed Bag

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    • Snap-ant
    • By Snap-ant 19th May 17, 11:16 AM
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    Snap-ant


    Decisions tomorrow.

    A Jumble Sale

    Pity they died out when Car Boots started

    or the opening of a B&M store

    or both

    so easily pleased
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    • choclate24
    • By choclate24 19th May 17, 11:21 AM
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    Can someone remind me how you do app on self service, and do you never need them checked, thanks
    • LEJC
    • By LEJC 19th May 17, 11:26 AM
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    LEJC
    Had something like this yesterday. An SA came up to me and said they were checking all APG's over £10 and said that 3 that I'd used were out of date!!

    She only looked at the date of when I printed them.

    The look on her face when I pointed it out to her was priceless!

    But she said that they did know about the 3 for 2 glitch!! And they are looking at peeps using a lot of APG's.
    Originally posted by scamps1966
    I bet you just fronted it out though scamps....

    I've got to be honest that if SA's started challenging me on my shopping and it wasn't a "definate" attempt at gaining an APG i'd be raising a complaint quicker than they raised their prices....
    and if I happened to be in a queue of people who were all being held up because of an interrogation at the front of the queue they would also get to hear about it from me.

    It's bad enough shopping on a Saturday as it is without every receipt then being the subject of a referral to the assistant,then a supervisor and then possibly a member of management.

    Customers just wont take it.....

    I do very few actual glitch shops nowadays...most APG's I generate are from wombles.....which to all intents and purposes are legitimate receipts for peoples shopping....(I dont think I have ever found a glitchy womble).....customers do not want or need to be interrogated over their purchase habits by a supermarket....thats a sure fire way to make them leave and shop elsewhere.
    frugal October...£41.82 of £40 food shopping spend for the 2 of us!

    2017 toiletries challenge 179 out 145 in ...£18.64 spend
    • LEJC
    • By LEJC 19th May 17, 11:28 AM
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    LEJC


    Decisions tomorrow.

    A Jumble Sale

    Pity they died out when Car Boots started

    or the opening of a B&M store

    or both

    so easily pleased
    Originally posted by Snap-ant
    is there a goody bag for the first 100 shoppers at the B&M..my local is offering something similar when it relaunches in a few weeks.....

    ...a goody bag always sways it for me....but then I'd be off to the jumble sale for at least a cup of tea and a piece of cake!
    frugal October...£41.82 of £40 food shopping spend for the 2 of us!

    2017 toiletries challenge 179 out 145 in ...£18.64 spend
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