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    • redfox
    • By redfox 16th Jun 16, 8:32 PM
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    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread part 2
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    • 16th Jun 16, 8:32 PM
    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread part 2 16th Jun 16 at 8:32 PM

    Welcome to a new long lasting Elite 11+ glitch and chat thread.

    It's a great group and community so enjoy!

    All the relevant information can be found in post number 2.


    Last edited by redfox; 30-05-2017 at 11:02 PM.
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    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 5th Oct 17, 12:45 PM
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    For those that didn't see the film last
    night it was the story of Robin Cavendish ....I believe that both his son and wife had quite a lot of input into the film and whilst it did focus on their journey through life and its constraints after his polio paralysis it also portrayed how he didn't want to conform to the life he was expected to lead as a result of "what society dictated"

    love and strength was indeed evident but actually it was quite interesting to discover how ground breaking his story was too.
    Originally posted by LEJC
    Thanks. I would get none of that at all from the film but you writing out this, I get exactly what you mean. I know about film plots but only from worded descriptions like this. So maybe I shouldn't see the film now. Or, in fact, I should see it - for a different experience of scenes but no plot, but only ever understand it from the written description or... your review. (Or, another way of looking it at, understand the film differently and get an additional understanding from a written description of it.) I will go and watch films and just see them, and then see a film review that (from what must be most people's perspective) actually tells me what went on, bearing no relation at all to the no plot that I got. It's not necessarily a bad thing or a thing to be sad about - that I don't get film plots from films - I can't see films in any other way anyway so there is nothing I can do about my disability - but it gives a different interpretation that 'everyone else' doesn't get (and I don't think any two people see the same film in exactly the same way anyway). Only in the last few years, did I discover that most people were seeing films, or indeed television programmes, in a (more generally) different way to me. You obviously get the context (or 'bigger picture' or 'gist') when you watch a film etc. but me, watching films etc., is different.
    Last edited by Savvybuyer; 05-10-2017 at 12:54 PM.
    M lists - post 24450 onwards for now (on page 612).
    Partially expired version from last week with this week's new items missing - posts 22772-3 (page 570) and 22982 (page 575).
    SP list - page 548, posts 21900-21903 [A price on fish fingers not yet altered throughout].
    For my reference: was previously page 535 (21371).
    • LEJC
    • By LEJC 5th Oct 17, 12:45 PM
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    My problem with the cinema is the sound volume, I have perfect hearing and simply cannot cope with the sound system being so loud. Also the screen size is overbearingly large.

    Which means I choose not to go, unless it's a case of escorting the g/kids, I'd make an exception for that, but that is rare.
    Originally posted by Serendipitious
    You're not alone there Seren...I struggle sometimes with the sound and the fact that I am sure there's an awful lot of mumbling that goes on nowadays.

    Moonlight ended up with an Oscar for best film....but if you compared my version as a "cinema critic" it would have been that I hardly heard a word of the dialogue for mumbling!
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    • Sarahdol75
    • By Sarahdol75 5th Oct 17, 12:59 PM
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    Good afternoon everyone.

    Seren, I find the cinemas far too loud aswell, I feel like asking to turn the volume down
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    • LEJC
    • By LEJC 5th Oct 17, 1:00 PM
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    Thanks. I would get none of that at all from the film but you writing out this, I get exactly what you mean. I know about film plots but only from worded descriptions like this. So maybe I shouldn't see the film now. Or, in fact, I should see it - for a different experience of scenes but no plot, but only ever understand it from the written description or... your review. (Or, another way of looking it at, understand the film differently and get an additional understanding from a written description of it.) I will go and watch films and just see them, and then see a film review that actually tells me what went on, bearing no relation at all to the no plot that I got. Only in the last few years, did I discover that most people were seeing films, or indeed television programmes, in a different way to me. You obviously get the context (or 'bigger picture' or 'gist') when you watch a film etc. but me, watching films etc., is different.
    Originally posted by Savvybuyer
    Savvy...a lot of what you have said here makes complete sense to me....I admit I often go to the cinema particularly the free screening barely even knowing the title of the film let alone any preconception of what the plot will be.....and often I leave the cinema being none the wiser either needing to revert to a film review or my viewing companion to fill me in....
    My problem is that I find some of the protracted scenes of violence un necessary so sometimes its just as easy for me to follow the lower scoped PG and 12A films.

    A lot of what I watch is down to what is free screened....I cannot remember the last film I paid to see....It does mean that perhaps the film I watch might not have been one that I would have naturally gone to as a paying guest.....but there have been a few good ones and it's ones like that which ultimately make it worthwhile for me.

    It's been a real pleasure having a virtual conversation with you this morning....thank you...it's not often nowadays that we get to have an interaction with you...ships that pass in the night when you post your lists etc.

    It's good to have you around Savvy
    Last edited by LEJC; 05-10-2017 at 1:10 PM.
    frugal October...£37.39 of £40 food shopping spend for the 2 of us!

    2017 toiletries challenge 141 out 118 in ...£14.92 spend
    • hampydoodums
    • By hampydoodums 5th Oct 17, 1:18 PM
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    Have we seen this?

    When we are out swiping our N cards tomo/ this weekend, keep an eye out for these, also showing on MSM - they're 50p in S, £4.99 in A, according to MSM

    https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/shop/gb/groceries/palmers-flip-balm--coconut

    Not showing for me on A site
    Last edited by hampydoodums; 05-10-2017 at 1:24 PM.
    Nanny to 2 Cherubs
    • tbw
    • By tbw 5th Oct 17, 1:27 PM
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    Good morning all...

    I still have the leftovers of yesterdays migraine....I initially thought it was a one off but it seems that this morning OH has woken up with what he calls "the headache from hell"

    ...and now I see poor HG may have one too.....I wonder if there is something going around....

    Who else went to the cinema screening last night and was treated to minstrels and a bottle of water by their seat....nice touch from cineworld and AMEX

    I remember we went to the preview of "a united Kingdom " last year and had to sit through the film awards bit beforehand too...I'm sure it was the same presenter and she used possibly almost the exact opening sequence to describe last night film as last year.

    Still doing well with frugal O ....last night tea was cheeses and ham toasties as we were going out and popcorn in the cinema that I got from T sometime previously.

    Today may well be a NSD too as tonight I have found some kind of ready meal for 2 in the freezer so plan to bulk that out with a couple of roast potatoes and some veg that needs using up.

    Once I have a little more room in the freezer I could go and get free pizza with the vouchers for sometime later in the month.....it says on the voucher that its to a max of£3 per pizza...can anyone confirm if the true price is entered or the till automatically takes off £3 creating an overage if you find the pizza's at half price?

    Have a lovely day all....a bit of a gentle one here again I think.
    Originally posted by LEJC
    The SA has to enter the price manually.
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    • tbw
    • By tbw 5th Oct 17, 1:32 PM
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    I have been accepted as an A tester - I only applied around 10 days ago so was surprised to get the offer so quickly.
    ELITE 5:2
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    11st2lbs down to 9st2lbs - another 5lbs gone due to alcohol abuse (head down toilet syndrome)
    • hampydoodums
    • By hampydoodums 5th Oct 17, 1:34 PM
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    mhoc I know you like micellar cleansers and shop in sainsbobs quite a bit. This is only £1, £4 in most other places.

    https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/shop/gb/groceries/garnier-micellar-cleansing-gel-wash-combination---sensitive-200ml
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    • fuzzgun19
    • By fuzzgun19 5th Oct 17, 1:36 PM
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    I have been accepted as an A tester - I only applied around 10 days ago so was surprised to get the offer so quickly.
    Originally posted by tbw
    Me too.. hoping for something good!
    I Hate Jobsworths!!!
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 5th Oct 17, 1:41 PM
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    Me too.. hoping for something good!
    Originally posted by fuzzgun19
    and me

    Probably irons or x boxes
    “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.”
    • LEJC
    • By LEJC 5th Oct 17, 1:41 PM
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    Dare I ask if there was a link to apply to be one of these A testers.....

    I seem to remember signing up to some sort of A voice thing years ago but never actually getting anything significant from it....

    I've missed argosss several times and wonder if perhaps I need to relook at some of the testing websites I belong to

    ETA...the penny has just dropped that you are talking about Argosss testers...bit of a blonde moment here...I read it as the good old APG company!
    Last edited by LEJC; 05-10-2017 at 2:32 PM.
    frugal October...£37.39 of £40 food shopping spend for the 2 of us!

    2017 toiletries challenge 141 out 118 in ...£14.92 spend
    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 5th Oct 17, 1:42 PM
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    It looks like it's not a price change but I didn't know it until now - tinned tomatoes in S are 25p so they are best vs S. Only the peeled plum version though, chopped tomatoes look like they are 30p.

    So, SP Peeled Plum Tomatoes (400g) - best vs S (should be 29p vs 25p).

    SP Red Kidney Beans don't make any list and I have excluded them. That's because I see them at 30p at rivals but KTC version are 4 for £1 (at M).
    Last edited by Savvybuyer; 05-10-2017 at 1:45 PM.
    M lists - post 24450 onwards for now (on page 612).
    Partially expired version from last week with this week's new items missing - posts 22772-3 (page 570) and 22982 (page 575).
    SP list - page 548, posts 21900-21903 [A price on fish fingers not yet altered throughout].
    For my reference: was previously page 535 (21371).
    • LEJC
    • By LEJC 5th Oct 17, 1:43 PM
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    and me

    Probably irons or x boxes
    Originally posted by mhoc
    no ...I cant be doing with any more irons....the latest steam generator is due to be delivered from Morphy R by the 9th ....that will be number 6
    frugal October...£37.39 of £40 food shopping spend for the 2 of us!

    2017 toiletries challenge 141 out 118 in ...£14.92 spend
    • fuzzgun19
    • By fuzzgun19 5th Oct 17, 1:49 PM
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    and me

    Probably irons or x boxes
    Originally posted by mhoc
    Can only hope!

    Husband could do with a new iron, he's been moaning how pap ours is.
    I Hate Jobsworths!!!
    • tbw
    • By tbw 5th Oct 17, 1:54 PM
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    and me

    Probably irons or x boxes
    Originally posted by mhoc
    Anything will do to lighten my mood after the disaster of my holiday coach people doing what now looks like a planned 'runner' and leaving us all in the lurch. If I could get my hands on the owner he would be speaking in a very high, squeeky voice after I'd finished with him !
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    11st2lbs down to 9st2lbs - another 5lbs gone due to alcohol abuse (head down toilet syndrome)
    • gocat
    • By gocat 5th Oct 17, 2:12 PM
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    Looks like Argoose dont want me
    Need a new iron too
    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 5th Oct 17, 2:13 PM
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    I'm just looking at this - maybe a chance to get cheap, or even "free", flour? I don't know how the offer is interpreted - if it is ambiguous, it ought to be the most favourable interpretation to us although I doubt that will come off.

    I'm looking at SP Plain Flour in A (not yet got to Self-Raising Flour if that even still exists). As far as I am aware, M no longer has Savers Flour (of either version).

    These were long ago 45p each, but A now has this on "price cut" 52p. The offer is a category one so will not work in A - leaving Avs T at 55p and S will cost you 2p per up to first 10 purchases as Basics version is 60p there. Vs W just leaves you paying A's price (as would vs M if N/A there too).

    I note the offer at T is 20% off if buying 3 baking items. I'm wondering if this offer gets accounted for in the TBG - as this is category wide, it should be excluded and therefore I note for example Whitworths products in the offer at full price £2 each - may there be a comparison to cheaper elsewhere? The cheap or "free" flour comes in, maybe it does, maybe it does not if I don't understand the offer, if you buy for example 2x Whitworth at £2 each and one Eday Flour, therefore 20% discount is off £4.55 and therefore discount of more than the cost of the flour? And potential £2 Whitworths vs cheaper elsewhere if that exists (I haven't checked down that area yet). It requires you to make more purchases than just flour, so you can't get flour alone free (or maybe better?). Or is it just 20% off the cheapest item in your bundle (therefore just 11p with flour)? The way I read it online is that if you buy three, you get 20% off (the total cost of the three). It says "20% off when you buy 3 or more Home Baking" - that is what that is saying to me. It does not say it is off the cheapest item. Is the wording instore on SELs (if there is any) any different? Or is this an online only offer?

    If it is off the total three, Eday Flour was chosen in order to get that "free" or better, although paying for the Whitworths for example - at £4 if no cheaper elsewhere - then again, prices of items in a bundle offer can often be inflated in order to cover the cost so it relies on us finding the branded products cheaper elsewhere using TBG in conjunction to get them at a realistic price and have T's 'saving' taken off. The Eday Flour would be non-comp. but leaving the expensive (at individual price) branded items potentially to compare to elsewhere cheaper if there is an offer on elsewhere. And hopefully getting 20% off the total T price of the three - but avoid if that just becomes 11p. It would seem best to buy the most expensive individual priced items if the difference to elsewhere is more than another slightly cheaper expensive product. This may give full price at T vs the offer price (if any) elsewhere - the most expensive may work out cheaper, depending on if there is a greater difference in price to a cheaper competitor (on individual prices).
    M lists - post 24450 onwards for now (on page 612).
    Partially expired version from last week with this week's new items missing - posts 22772-3 (page 570) and 22982 (page 575).
    SP list - page 548, posts 21900-21903 [A price on fish fingers not yet altered throughout].
    For my reference: was previously page 535 (21371).
    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 5th Oct 17, 2:17 PM
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    There's 375 bloody items in the offer!! Why do I notice this only immediately before I am due to go out?!? Am I supposed to check for every one of the branded items in M?!

    I think Whitworths might be £1 in M - but could be totally wrong as one week fades into the next.
    M lists - post 24450 onwards for now (on page 612).
    Partially expired version from last week with this week's new items missing - posts 22772-3 (page 570) and 22982 (page 575).
    SP list - page 548, posts 21900-21903 [A price on fish fingers not yet altered throughout].
    For my reference: was previously page 535 (21371).
    • s4mmy
    • By s4mmy 5th Oct 17, 2:39 PM
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    Good afternoon everyone. I know that someone was asking about Tesco magazines in NE - just found some in Stockton Extra if that helps?
    • Venezia
    • By Venezia 5th Oct 17, 3:55 PM
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    Good Afternoon.

    Marks and Spencer Summer Beauty Box £10. Says worth £105

    http://www.marksandspencer.com/summer-beauty-box-gwp/p/p22511445?image=SD_07_T31_1155G_NC_X_EC_0&color=NO COLOUR&prevPage=srp&pdpredirect
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