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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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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Oct 17, 6:04 PM
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    What is 'cos' please
    Originally posted by stormbreaker
    Cash back app, checkout smart
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-3 st 11 lb week 28
    • Anon
    • By Anon 12th Oct 17, 6:10 PM
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    Probably already known but W MyP

    Seriously Strong Extra Mature and Strong Vintage are £3.70 each, 2 for £5 and also on MyP.

    £7.40x20% is £1.48, so £3.52 for 700g

    Essential W pure white toilet rolls 9 pack are £3.35, 2 for £6

    £6.70 x 20% is £1.34, so £4.66 for 18 rolls

    W ecological toilet rolls 9 pack are £2.43 - 20% off so 48p, £1.95 for 9.

    Even better if you have conditional spends.

    HTH

    Anon
    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 12th Oct 17, 6:12 PM
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    What is 'cos' please
    Originally posted by stormbreaker
    Cash back app, checkout smart
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Or here if you don't want the app https://www.checkoutsmart.com/

    Hi bubbs, hope your week is going well
    Not wanting something is as good as possessing it – Donald Horban
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 12th Oct 17, 6:13 PM
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    Anyway the awful news we are have been waiting on this week came this afternoon.

    Errant son has lost his main job – he was still on probation so with very little warning you can be dismissed. It’s one of the hazards of the outdoor sports industry, they are very keen to recruit in the summer but once the busy summer period is over and they can’t afford to keep paying you over the winter then you end up out of a job. Companies make out that jobs are full time permeant contracts because otherwise no one would apply if they were just described as summer contracts. Then when you are taken on you are under 3 or 6 months’ probation and then any excuse/reason is found close to the end to let you go when you still have no legal rights under employment law. It has happened to him twice this year so you can see why we are very cynical.

    He is in a better position now than he was in March – then he was both jobless and homeless. At least he has us now supporting him and a roof over his head. And he still has the second job which is technically his main employer now. They are very good with giving him extra hours and calling him in when they get short staffed. For the last few days he has been in early so he can cover for a chef that is ill – doing 100 covers which means plating up 100 identical plated meals.

    But the rate of pay is only £7.50 an hour so there are just not enough days and hours in a week to make up for the salary he has now lost. His plan at the moment is to do shifts 7 days a week at least for the next 8 weeks or so – he mostly starts at 3 in the afternoon until 11 at night but sometimes he does an evening followed by a breakfast shift at the weekend so he stays over in staff quarters. He has been doing about 70 hours a week between the 2 jobs so this is actually slightly better hours.

    All of his future plans have gone down the pan for now. He was managing to save very well, saving most of his wages from the hotel so his wages from the main job covered his bills – bank loan, credit card, fuel, van insurance, phone etc. – and he was sending money back.

    He was starting to build up a good amount of savings for a deposit. Even on his main job low wages he could have got a mortgage on a small flat or terraced house in our nearest city for under £60k. But the hotel work is too low paid even for that.

    Rented accommodation around here is quite expensive – starting at £500 a month so with that and bills (electric, gas, house rates, water, insurance plus his bank loans, credit card, fuel, phone etc) it’s just not feasible.
    Plus for rentals he would need a months deposit and a months rent and all of the fees letting agency cost plus references etc so that would take a huge lump out of his savings.

    So for now he will continue to live with us.
    This means he won’t be able to apply for the spousal visa. For that he needs to have his own accommodation which is not going to happen. He also needs an income over a certain amount – the main job didn’t really meet the criteria but he had his 2nd job as well so between the 2 he earned enough. Now he just has the hotel job which is just too low paid.

    I asked him if he was going back to doing work for the temping agency but they messed his around so much I think he would only do this if the hotel work dried up. The temping agency paid £60 a shift but they want people who can do full weeks and slotting it in with the hotel shifts would mean doing two eight hour shift every day, back to back.

    One of the first things he did once he was back in work and getting a salary in August was organise a months holiday so he can go back and see the wife over Christmas. This was so he could use the bank holidays and so he could all of his leave in one fell swoop during the less busy quiet times. His main employer had no objection to this – it does make you wonder now if they allowed this as they knew they would not be employing him by December.

    So he booked his flights and he has paid for his train fares so at least that is paid for. As for spending money it will have to come out his deposit savings money now.

    The hotel were less happy about his being on holiday over their busiest period but as they were the 2nd employer at the time and he was doing far more hours than he was contracted to do then they had to lump it.

    Plan B is now in place and he has been organising it this week. He did have it set up in the summer but things on hold until next year – he has an Army selection event booked to go to in November – 2 day course and it’s at the same centre as his big brother went to so at least he will get a lot of advice and support from his brother.
    As to whether he will get through selection – well his brother found it very tough going but it was totally what he wanted to do and army life was the making of him, maybe it will be for Errant son as well.
    So Errant son now has 3 weeks of preparation ahead to get him through this selection weekend.
    As to where his is emotionally and in his head – I don’t know really as he is quite closed off. I suppose you go through a sort of grieving process and I think he is at the angry and enraged stage .

    As they say you are only as happy as your most miserable child
    Last edited by mhoc; 12-10-2017 at 7:49 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 12th Oct 17, 6:17 PM
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    Or here if you don't want the app https://www.checkoutsmart.com/

    Hi bubbs, hope your week is going well
    Originally posted by Chrisv
    Hello
    Yes lovely thanks, we have been lucky with the weather, been Whitby today and had fish and peas no chips though
    Stopping in tonight, went to a show last night and we are going to Pickering tomorrow
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-3 st 11 lb week 28
    • pacifica9
    • By pacifica9 12th Oct 17, 6:27 PM
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    Good evening Elite.
    Hoping everyone is warm, happy and well. Hugs to those not so.
    tbw - congrats to you and yours!
    Bubbles hellooooo.
    “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while you could miss it.” ~ Ferris Bueller
    • tbw
    • By tbw 12th Oct 17, 6:35 PM
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    Just having a quiet moment to myself and started thinking about old deals this time of year. Anyone remember Snakes?
    Originally posted by pawlala
    Absolutely ! DH was a VERY happy bunny when that was on.
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    11st2lbs down to 9st2lbs - another 5lbs gone due to alcohol abuse (head down toilet syndrome)
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Oct 17, 6:36 PM
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    Good evening Elite.
    Hoping everyone is warm, happy and well. Hugs to those not so.
    tbw - congrats to you and yours!
    Bubbles hellooooo.
    Originally posted by pacifica9
    Hellooooooooooo
    Are you ok?
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-3 st 11 lb week 28
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Oct 17, 6:37 PM
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    Mhoc, sorry to read about DS, something will come up , even if temp with a xmas job x
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-3 st 11 lb week 28
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Oct 17, 6:39 PM
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    From hot deals



    Andrex 8 pack of toilet roll was £3 now £1.50 at Tesco Bursledon Towers




    Sliced duck breast £1 @ Farmfoods
    Last edited by bubbs; 12-10-2017 at 6:42 PM.
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-3 st 11 lb week 28
    • 3Dogs
    • By 3Dogs 12th Oct 17, 6:58 PM
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    Evening Elite I didn't make my flu jab (I rang half hour before to change appointment to 31st October) and I didn't make it in to work for 1-4 shift (I text at 12.30 to say I couldn't make it). I just could not get out of bed as I was zonked out. Didn't get up till 6pm My depression is getting the better of me at the moment. I don't want to go to bed at night so stay up late, but once in bed, I don't want to get up and face the day

    I am now a happy GGM !Darcy born 11.58 last night 7lb5. I will have to wait until next week to see her though as I can't get away until then.
    Originally posted by tbw
    Afternoon all...

    Whizzing through just to confirm that tomorrow is our completion day!!!!!

    keys to collect white goods to order a little bit of DIY ....busy weekend and my oldies should be in on Tuesday

    What a relief.
    Originally posted by LEJC
    Delay and problems with both, but they both produced in the end Congratulations GGM tbw and so happy for your oldies and the way that you stuck with them
    Mr 3Dogs 3-7-12 3Dogs'Mam 31-3-13

    FRUGAL groceries Oct £55.98, Nov £62.96, Dec £43.46, Jan £68.88, Feb £86.58, Mar X, Apr £52.73, May X, June £94.72, July £69.82, Aug £99.39, Sept X
    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 9/16
    • pacifica9
    • By pacifica9 12th Oct 17, 7:03 PM
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    Hellooooooooooo
    Are you ok?
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I'm good thanks. Hope you are likewise?
    “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while you could miss it.” ~ Ferris Bueller
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 12th Oct 17, 7:04 PM
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    Mhoc, sorry to read about DS, something will come up , even if temp with a xmas job x
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Yes, I am trying to be positive but he will get only half a months wages from the hotel in December and only a weeks wages in January - I think he will get some holiday pay as by then he will have done half a year.
    At least he has savings to tide him over but it depends on how much he spends while he is away on holiday for a month.

    This week I've let him sleep in until 10 or 11 in the morning (he gets back from the hotel about 11.30 at night so he is fairly exhausted) Then I do him a big breakfast or a cooked breakfast which he follows up with lunch 2 hours later and then he is off to the hotel.

    By next week he will be fed up of being home in the daytime so I can see him ringing the employment agency again whatever he says now
    “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.”
    • 3Dogs
    • By 3Dogs 12th Oct 17, 7:19 PM
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    Some new 3for2 confirmations thanks to trix on FB:

    Tesco

    DOVE HAND WASH works out 40p each
    Buy 3 for £4.50 and get £1.80 APG

    3x Dove Caring Hand Wash 250ml £4.50 £3.00


    Sainsburys

    VASELINE HAND CREAM works out 40p each
    Pay £8.40 for 3 and get ££7.20 APG
    Pay £16.80 for 6 and get £14.40 APG

    6x Vaseline Intensive Care Healthy Hand & Stronger Nail Hand Cream 75ml £25.20 £12.00


    v Tesco

    NIVEA LIP BALM works out 23p must buy 6 to catch 2 for £2 in T and 342 in A, thanks to Savvy for pointing this out
    Pay £8 for 6 and get £5.70 APG

    6x Nivea Moisturising Pearly Shine Lip Care Pearl & Silk Lip Balm (4.8g) £12.00 £6.00


    v Morrisons

    NIVEA LIP BALM works out 23p
    Pay £4 for 3 and get £3.30 APG

    3x Nivea Moisturising Pearly Shine Lip Care Pearl & Silk Lip Balm (4.8g) £6.00 £3.00


    NOTE: The Blue Nivea Original Lip Balm does not show on APG
    Last edited by 3Dogs; 12-10-2017 at 9:40 PM. Reason: Savvy pointed out 2 for £2 in T on Nivea Lip Balm
    Mr 3Dogs 3-7-12 3Dogs'Mam 31-3-13

    FRUGAL groceries Oct £55.98, Nov £62.96, Dec £43.46, Jan £68.88, Feb £86.58, Mar X, Apr £52.73, May X, June £94.72, July £69.82, Aug £99.39, Sept X
    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 9/16
    • Sarahdol75
    • By Sarahdol75 12th Oct 17, 7:28 PM
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    Mhoc sorry to hear your sons news. Fingers crossed something crops up soon for him.
    Walk 2000 miles in a year challenge 2017 -

    229.37 January
    222.5 February
    218.80 March
    290.10 April
    248.49 May
    130.73 June
    220.51 July
    162.39 August
    311.97 September



    Pretty Muddy 16 September, completed
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Oct 17, 7:40 PM
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    I'm good thanks. Hope you are likewise?
    Originally posted by pacifica9
    Yes im fine thanks
    Evening Elite I didn't make my flu jab (I rang half hour before to change appointment to 31st October) and I didn't make it in to work for 1-4 shift (I text at 12.30 to say I couldn't make it). I just could not get out of bed as I was zonked out. Didn't get up till 6pm My depression is getting the better of me at the moment. I don't want to go to bed at night so stay up late, but once in bed, I don't want to get up and face the day





    Delay and problems with both, but they both produced in the end Congratulations GGM tbw and so happy for your oldies and the way that you stuck with them
    Originally posted by 3Dogs
    Sorry you are feeling down in the dumps sending you a big hug xx
    Yes, I am trying to be positive but he will get only half a months wages from the hotel in December and only a weeks wages in January - I think he will get some holiday pay as by then he will have done half a year.
    At least he has savings to tide him over but it depends on how much he spends while he is away on holiday for a month.

    This week I've let him sleep in until 10 or 11 in the morning (he gets back from the hotel about 11.30 at night so he is fairly exhausted) Then I do him a big breakfast or a cooked breakfast which he follows up with lunch 2 hours later and then he is off to the hotel.

    By next week he will be fed up of being home in the daytime so I can see him ringing the employment agency again whatever he says now
    Originally posted by mhoc
    He is not one to sit about from what you have said

    TBW Many congratulations xx
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-3 st 11 lb week 28
    • 3Dogs
    • By 3Dogs 12th Oct 17, 7:40 PM
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    I'm so sorry to hear your son's news, mhoc. Such a worry, given his circumstances, with his wife abroad
    Mr 3Dogs 3-7-12 3Dogs'Mam 31-3-13

    FRUGAL groceries Oct £55.98, Nov £62.96, Dec £43.46, Jan £68.88, Feb £86.58, Mar X, Apr £52.73, May X, June £94.72, July £69.82, Aug £99.39, Sept X
    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 9/16
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 12th Oct 17, 7:40 PM
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    Sarah is DH all recovered?
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-3 st 11 lb week 28
    • 3Dogs
    • By 3Dogs 12th Oct 17, 7:41 PM
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    3Dogs
    List updated with new deals on Post 20
    Mr 3Dogs 3-7-12 3Dogs'Mam 31-3-13

    FRUGAL groceries Oct £55.98, Nov £62.96, Dec £43.46, Jan £68.88, Feb £86.58, Mar X, Apr £52.73, May X, June £94.72, July £69.82, Aug £99.39, Sept X
    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 9/16
    • wendyak
    • By wendyak 12th Oct 17, 7:44 PM
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    wendyak
    Just having a quiet moment to myself and started thinking about old deals this time of year. Anyone remember Snakes?
    Originally posted by pawlala
    cor do I ?......my family thought I was a god xx
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