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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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    • Dizzy Ditzy
    • By Dizzy Ditzy 10th Jul 17, 8:41 PM
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    JTS there are no words

    I can only echo the sentiments of other - I don't know where in the country you are but if there is anything that any of us here can do to help you in any way, please shout xx
    I'm a board guide on Quick Grabbit while you can, Marriage, Relationships and Families, Health & Beauty Moneysaving, Greenfingered Moneysaving, Praise, Vents and Warnings, Consumer Rights and Sports & Fitness Moneysaving boards.

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    I used to be a queen, now I'm just me...

    Attempt number 7854- W1-3 -6lbs
    • zippydooda
    • By zippydooda 10th Jul 17, 8:42 PM
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    Targeting T v S with 11 items

    Manomasa 4 flavours T 1.99 v S 1.25 = 2.96 profit Worked APART from tomatillo Salso*
    Hovis bread T 1.35 S 1.30 = 5p profit Compared 1.00 t0 1.05 Pay 55p
    Coke zero 1.75L T 1.66 S £1.35 85p CB comparison 31p, cost £50p Worked
    Shopmymum
    2 x different Primula cheese offering BOGOF £1.45, currently £1 T & S (am I correct they will pay out £1.45??) = 2 for 55p WORKED ham & chive


    Sum up 8 different items, total cost if primula works and 2 fillers (10p sweets, 3 to be safe 30p) £1.66 PROFIT

    · The Manomosa just scans as snacks or tortilla snacks, so could probably miss out the Tomatillo and buy two of another and claim.

    So could be Tortilla profit £2.96
    Bread 5p loss
    Coke zero costs 50p
    Primula 55p

    So net £1.86 profit, less fillers.

    Haven’t tried cashback yet,
    Originally posted by braveheart60uk
    3 of them scan as tortilla one as snacks, so you may need the snacks one, if thats the TOMATILLO SALSA, you probable best not miss it out.
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 10th Jul 17, 8:49 PM
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    Just wish we could support in a more positive, physical way!
    Originally posted by pippo
    I agree 100%.

    I bake cakes at times like this

    It's human nature pippo wanting to be helpful, I know

    On the subject of cakes, I didn't realise that Costa list the calorie content of all their cakes. The carrot cake is just under 600 calories a slice. With a coffee it could put you at 1000 calories
    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 10th Jul 17, 8:50 PM
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    DD has been scouring the shops looking for reasonably-priced pretty writing paper for DGD to write to all her friends at her old school. Can't find anything except blank cards, she doesn't want to send cards. We were laughing earlier remembering Christmases in the past. As a teenager, I used to hate being given 'notelets' - they were right up there with bathcubes as a non-event. And in her teens, DD hated being given 'stationery sets.'

    But today we want them back again!
    Originally posted by Serendipitious
    Whenever I was off school sick, mum always sent in a sick note written on a notelet, I was so embarrassed as all the other kids parents sent theirs on a scrap of paper!
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • pippo
    • By pippo 10th Jul 17, 8:51 PM
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    Hi Pip
    How are you?
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I'm ok bubbs, thanks so much for asking xx
    It's odd but now I don't work I seem to have less time to be on here, and I miss it!

    I'm continuing to 'chuck out' but it is a slow process.
    A friend of ours died suddenly almost 2 years ago and his wife/widow has now become a friend of mine and I am a bit caught up in supporting her in a new relationship........

    To be honest it is very lovely, he is the new'ish landlord at our local and he is really being romantic, not in a ucky mushy way
    it does mean that I , as an old lady, have to go out to 'Ska'?? nights to keep her company.

    On top of that I am seriously trying not to shop and use up stuff like Bubb's' beef!!!
    Toiletries/cosmetics In 31 Out 62 - cost £9.24
    • pippo
    • By pippo 10th Jul 17, 9:13 PM
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    pippo
    I agree 100%.

    I bake cakes at times like this

    It's human nature pippo wanting to be helpful, I know

    On the subject of cakes, I didn't realise that Costa list the calorie content of all their cakes. The carrot cake is just under 600 calories a slice. With a coffee it could put you at 1000 calories
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    When I'm stressed I do hand washing of all things that have been in the bottom of the laundry basket for 6 months or more!

    It's getting on for 5 years when I had an operation, that should have been routine, but wasn't. When I eventually got home my young neighbour's new husband knocked at the back door and gave my dh a 'plate pie' and said I'll bring your Sunday dinner tomorrow, which he did.

    Most of us say just ask if you need anything, but we need to preempt that if we can.

    Re coffee and cake,
    a couple of weeks ago we were on holiday with DS<DDIL, DGDS in boston, last dat girls really wanted to go shopping and it was P***ing down...

    OH & I ended up in the 'Cheesecake Factory' only wanting a coffee and a sit down, I'm thinking Big Bang and I love cheesecake, there were no cakes on the menu under 1100 calories, only had coffee
    Toiletries/cosmetics In 31 Out 62 - cost £9.24
    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 10th Jul 17, 9:16 PM
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    Serendipitious
    Whenever I was off school sick, mum always sent in a sick note written on a notelet, I was so embarrassed as all the other kids parents sent theirs on a scrap of paper!
    Originally posted by curl girl



    But it probably looked more genuine that way...
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    • tweets
    • By tweets 10th Jul 17, 9:18 PM
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    tweets
    Whenever I was off school sick, mum always sent in a sick note written on a notelet, I was so embarrassed as all the other kids parents sent theirs on a scrap of paper!
    Originally posted by curl girl
    You set me off laughing.

    Kids at school are cheeky they come for their dinner and one day one will suddenly decide they allergic to say cheese

    So we say unless you get a note from home (cant say mum or dad) because some kids you don't want to know background

    Couple days later note arrives on scrap paper and writings that bad we know said kid's wrote it . So we read it then say right we will let teacher know and show them note and guess what They want note back and can eat cheese
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    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 10th Jul 17, 9:19 PM
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    Whenever I was off school sick, mum always sent in a sick note written on a notelet, I was so embarrassed as all the other kids parents sent theirs on a scrap of paper!
    Originally posted by curl girl
    I remember writing one on a scrap of paper.. when I was at school
    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
    • altojack
    • By altojack 10th Jul 17, 9:21 PM
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    I love a handwritten letter. I got some of that really "expensive" writing paper from Ts a while ago for cheap, love getting it out
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    I love writing them, as well as receiving them. They still show that you've put in the effort and long may they stay xx

    DD has been scouring the shops looking for reasonably-priced pretty writing paper for DGD to write to all her friends at her old school. Can't find anything except blank cards, she doesn't want to send cards. We were laughing earlier remembering Christmases in the past. As a teenager, I used to hate being given 'notelets' - they were right up there with bathcubes as a non-event. And in her teens, DD hated being given 'stationery sets.'

    But today we want them back again!
    Originally posted by Serendipitious
    I struggle to find really nice ones sometimes. Two places I haven't looked, Amazon and fleabay xx

    The chemo tablet's are awful to swallow and the anti sickness drugs are giving me indigestion and heartburn and insomnia.I was in a dreamlike state all night and not sleeping.Thats why I am so tired
    Originally posted by savvy sal
    Will these effects wear off after a while sal? You should sleep better tonight but I imagine if you still feel the same maybe not. Just go with it, sleep whenever it comes over you, during the day like me xx
    There's no place like home


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    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 10th Jul 17, 9:22 PM
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    TrulyMadly
    When I'm stressed I do hand washing of all things that have been in the bottom of the laundry basket for 6 months or more!

    It's getting on for 5 years when I had an operation, that should have been routine, but wasn't. When I eventually got home my young neighbour's new husband knocked at the back door and gave my dh a 'plate pie' and said I'll bring your Sunday dinner tomorrow, which he did.

    Most of us say just ask if you need anything, but we need to preempt that if we can.

    Re coffee and cake,
    a couple of weeks ago we were on holiday with DS<DDIL, DGDS in boston, last dat girls really wanted to go shopping and it was P***ing down...

    OH & I ended up in the 'Cheesecake Factory' only wanting a coffee and a sit down, I'm thinking Big Bang and I love cheesecake, there were no cakes on the menu under 1100 calories, only had coffee
    Originally posted by pippo
    When you think about it, it's hard to believe that they can pack as much as that into a cake....the size portions aren't even huge

    Imagine the weight gain eating one of those each day
    I could demolish a couple
    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
    • altojack
    • By altojack 10th Jul 17, 9:26 PM
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    Yes £26.40 but then 20% comes off at Check Out = £21.12
    Originally posted by Snap-ant


    talk about opening mouth before .........
    There's no place like home


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    • Saversue
    • By Saversue 10th Jul 17, 9:27 PM
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    JTS, what terrible news, after you being so pro-active and getting you own private scans.
    Is there any chance that getting these scans earlier than through the NHS; will mean any treatment possible; will be more effective in slowing down the progress of this vile disease?
    • altojack
    • By altojack 10th Jul 17, 9:31 PM
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    Whenever I was off school sick, mum always sent in a sick note written on a notelet, I was so embarrassed as all the other kids parents sent theirs on a scrap of paper!
    Originally posted by curl girl
    My mother did the same, used notelets . That's where my love of letter writing and writing paper came from xx
    There's no place like home


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    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 10th Jul 17, 9:32 PM
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    TrulyMadly
    JTS, what terrible news, after you being so pro-active and getting you own private scans.
    Is there any chance that getting these scans earlier than through the NHS; will mean any treatment possible; will be more effective in slowing down the progress of this vile disease?
    Originally posted by Saversue
    Hello Sue,

    How's Mam?

    How's you?😊

    I'm making progress with my taps. I rang the company today and they asked if we had been having them serviced as per the warranty agreement

    Taps serviced

    As if

    Anyway long story short, they have agreed to send a part out so fingers crossed
    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 10th Jul 17, 9:32 PM
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    bubbs
    I'm ok bubbs, thanks so much for asking xx
    It's odd but now I don't work I seem to have less time to be on here, and I miss it!

    I'm continuing to 'chuck out' but it is a slow process.
    A friend of ours died suddenly almost 2 years ago and his wife/widow has now become a friend of mine and I am a bit caught up in supporting her in a new relationship........

    To be honest it is very lovely, he is the new'ish landlord at our local and he is really being romantic, not in a ucky mushy way
    it does mean that I , as an old lady, have to go out to 'Ska'?? nights to keep her company.

    On top of that I am seriously trying not to shop and use up stuff like Bubb's' beef!!!
    Originally posted by pippo
    Glad you are ok
    Oh good luck to your friend , hope it works and she is very happy
    What are ska nights?
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    • altojack
    • By altojack 10th Jul 17, 9:36 PM
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    altojack
    You set me off laughing.

    Kids at school are cheeky they come for their dinner and one day one will suddenly decide they allergic to say cheese

    So we say unless you get a note from home (cant say mum or dad) because some kids you don't want to know background

    Couple days later note arrives on scrap paper and writings that bad we know said kid's wrote it . So we read it then say right we will let teacher know and show them note and guess what They want note back and can eat cheese
    Originally posted by tweets
    Little boogers tweets, it's something kids have done down the years and will continue to do it
    There's no place like home


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    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 10th Jul 17, 9:41 PM
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    curl girl
    For the boozers, T had the G H Mumm champagne reduced to £11.06 today instead of over £33?
    I just purchased 1 as a Christmas present, not sure if national.

    £35 in T according to msm.
    Last edited by curl girl; 10-07-2017 at 9:44 PM.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • its a secret 66
    • By its a secret 66 10th Jul 17, 9:41 PM
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    its a secret 66
    JTS so very sorry to hear your news. Big hugs to you
    • tweets
    • By tweets 10th Jul 17, 9:50 PM
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    tweets
    Little boogers tweets, it's something kids have done down the years and will continue to do it
    Originally posted by altojack
    You have to laugh at them they been eating cheese all time they just try it on . Office would let us know if they allergic to anything or cant have with a pic of kid we have a rogues gallery on wall
    Lost 3st-3lb
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