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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.


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    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 15th Jul 17, 9:35 PM
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    The cost of all those hotels has come down in the last 2 weeks
    Im a board guide on Pie Making Moneysaving. I'm a volunteer to help the pie production & consumption run smoothly. I can help merge tastes and fillings. Any pies made are mine & are not those of other Moneysavingexperts. Im a board guide not a qualified baker and as such do not make every type of pie. If you spot a quiche or flan please report it.
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 15th Jul 17, 9:39 PM
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    Sat looking outside, waiting for Oz to appear. He hasn't been seen since last night

    He's been out longer before so the worry gene isn't kicking in.......yet
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    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 15th Jul 17, 9:43 PM
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    Yak!! No thanks, but for people to scan



    Cruisers/Southampton dwellers.

    Which is the best location for train station or cruise ports please, the Premier Inn City Centre or Travelodge Southampton Centre? TIA

    Edit: Or I can just pay a few quid more and stop at macdonald botley park hotel & spa, which is very nice, but last time I managed to blag a free coach to the port, not sure how much a taxi would cost from there.
    Originally posted by davemorton
    Westquay premier inn is the easiest one - we walk from the station there but it tends to be slightly more expensive than the other Sour
    thampton one. You do though get unlimited free wi fi.
    The new travelodge central is almost town center as well so there is not much in it - also Greggs is in the street behind so dont eat breakfast in. No free wi fi though and you cant book in until 3.
    ALso worth looking at Ibis budget - only refurbished a few years ago, clean, tidy, good showers, free unlimited wi fi
    It might be possible to get cashback or a discount code for travelodge or Ibis -ibis budget pay between £37 and £60.

    Have you not booked your night before hotel yet?
    “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 15th Jul 17, 9:50 PM
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    The cost of all those hotels has come down in the last 2 weeks
    Originally posted by davemorton
    Ive got an Ibis room booked for later this year, paid at the time of booking for £37 and I got cashback.

    Next years hotel is proving more difficult. I got the room rate you can cancel in the hope that prices might drop. Its for a mid week night in March, not half term but for reasons unknown premier in is nearly £80 Ibis budget is £52 - the last time I looked the room rate had gone up rather than down - have to keep an eye on this
    “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.”
    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 15th Jul 17, 9:51 PM
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    Westquay premier inn is the easiest one - we walk from the station there but it tends to be slightly more expensive than the other Sour
    thampton one. You do though get unlimited free wi fi.
    The new travelodge central is almost town center as well so there is not much in it - also Greggs is in the street behind so dont eat breakfast in. No free wi fi though and you cant book in until 3.
    ALso worth looking at Ibis budget - only refurbished a few years ago, clean, tidy, good showers, free unlimited wi fi
    It might be possible to get cashback or a discount code for travelodge or Ibis -ibis budget pay between £37 and £60.

    Have you not booked your night before hotel yet?
    Originally posted by mhoc
    Booked it yet?? This is early for me, I wasnt paying the prices they were asking for.
    I cant get the Westquay one, its fully booked. Not bothered about wifi as get it on my phone, and wont be booking in before 3 as going to have some time in Borough Market in London on the way down.
    Think I am going to go for macdonald botley park hotel & spa, as I have found it for £61 which is the cheapest of all the above options, taxi may be a little more, but it has a lovely beer garden to sit in and relax on the evening.
    Im a board guide on Pie Making Moneysaving. I'm a volunteer to help the pie production & consumption run smoothly. I can help merge tastes and fillings. Any pies made are mine & are not those of other Moneysavingexperts. Im a board guide not a qualified baker and as such do not make every type of pie. If you spot a quiche or flan please report it.
    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 15th Jul 17, 9:53 PM
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    Ibis is £103
    Im a board guide on Pie Making Moneysaving. I'm a volunteer to help the pie production & consumption run smoothly. I can help merge tastes and fillings. Any pies made are mine & are not those of other Moneysavingexperts. Im a board guide not a qualified baker and as such do not make every type of pie. If you spot a quiche or flan please report it.
    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 15th Jul 17, 9:57 PM
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    Well taxi from the Spa is about £25, so might knock that idea on the head!
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    • juju17
    • By juju17 15th Jul 17, 9:57 PM
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    Hi, hope everyone is well.
    Annoyed today as my Sada receipt is too fient for cashback so lost £4.40 ish & also can't read a few numbers from barcode to do apg which should have been about £9 xx
    Originally posted by cjj
    cjj...I would ring Asda CS, explain you needed a readable receipt and how it is going to incur further costs to yourself to travel back to store to ask for a reprint, and suggest that instead they might like to issue you with a giftcard for £15 to cover lost apg and cashback.
    I would expect them to agree.
    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 15th Jul 17, 9:58 PM
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    So back to the original ones, airport/central Premier inn. Airport saves a taxi from the train station, but a longer taxi in the morning. Or travelodge, but I dont usually find them as nice as PI.
    Im a board guide on Pie Making Moneysaving. I'm a volunteer to help the pie production & consumption run smoothly. I can help merge tastes and fillings. Any pies made are mine & are not those of other Moneysavingexperts. Im a board guide not a qualified baker and as such do not make every type of pie. If you spot a quiche or flan please report it.
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 15th Jul 17, 10:37 PM
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    So back to the original ones, airport/central Premier inn. Airport saves a taxi from the train station, but a longer taxi in the morning. Or travelodge, but I dont usually find them as nice as PI.
    Originally posted by davemorton
    Agree, even the new travelodge felt tatty when we were there in May

    What about Jurys inn?

    We were there last August, nice views over the park - usually taxi prices about £6 from the station and another £6 in the morning to the port.
    “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.”
    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 15th Jul 17, 10:47 PM
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    Agree, even the new travelodge felt tatty when we were there in May

    What about Jurys inn?

    We were there last August, nice views over the park - usually taxi prices about £6 from the station and another £6 in the morning to the port.
    Originally posted by mhoc
    £23 more than PI.
    Im a board guide on Pie Making Moneysaving. I'm a volunteer to help the pie production & consumption run smoothly. I can help merge tastes and fillings. Any pies made are mine & are not those of other Moneysavingexperts. Im a board guide not a qualified baker and as such do not make every type of pie. If you spot a quiche or flan please report it.
    • tbw
    • By tbw 15th Jul 17, 10:51 PM
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    Can I use a waities conditional spend voucher that has a friends name on it on my account ? I thought that was Ok but, thinking about it, I am not so sure. Thanks.
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    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 15th Jul 17, 11:06 PM
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    Can I use a waities conditional spend voucher that has a friends name on it on my account ? I thought that was Ok but, thinking about it, I am not so sure. Thanks.
    Originally posted by tbw
    If you check back, they were talking about it last night (I dont have one local, so ignored it) but sure the jist of the conversation was that Yes you can.
    Im a board guide on Pie Making Moneysaving. I'm a volunteer to help the pie production & consumption run smoothly. I can help merge tastes and fillings. Any pies made are mine & are not those of other Moneysavingexperts. Im a board guide not a qualified baker and as such do not make every type of pie. If you spot a quiche or flan please report it.
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 15th Jul 17, 11:08 PM
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    Wowzer £722 amazing well done. Pray tell me how you collected so many. Tia
    Originally posted by mrs lds
    Can I use a waities conditional spend voucher that has a friends name on it on my account ? I thought that was Ok but, thinking about it, I am not so sure. Thanks.
    Originally posted by tbw
    I use OH's vouchers on my card.... never had a problem x
    Accumulative cost of having adult child in 2017.
    January - One day off work for OH to take him to an exam as car broken - 40 mile round journey. Different car £450.
    • cjj
    • By cjj 15th Jul 17, 11:26 PM
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    cjj...I would ring Asda CS, explain you needed a readable receipt and how it is going to incur further costs to yourself to travel back to store to ask for a reprint, and suggest that instead they might like to issue you with a giftcard for £15 to cover lost apg and cashback.
    I would expect them to agree.
    Originally posted by juju17
    Thanks TM & juju

    Annoying thing is I asked checkout lady if customer services could reprint and she told me they couldn't. They also said it had been that way for ages . She tried to reprint but was still unreadable but as it was the first of 4 shops which all then had to be moved to a different checkout I just thought there was nothing I could do. Especially as a kind Sada man started moving my 3 military planned shops and I'm thinking to myself arrrrrgh get off, don't mix the Robinsons with that shop haha xx
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    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 15th Jul 17, 11:38 PM
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    Thanks TM & juju

    Annoying thing is I asked checkout lady if customer services could reprint and she told me they couldn't. They also said it had been that way for ages . She tried to reprint but was still unreadable but as it was the first of 4 shops which all then had to be moved to a different checkout I just thought there was nothing I could do. Especially as a kind Sada man started moving my 3 military planned shops and I'm thinking to myself arrrrrgh get off, don't mix the Robinsons with that shop haha xx
    Originally posted by cjj
    I think they must be saving money on ink these days. Half the receipts I get are like that
    I bet you were in a right tizz
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    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 15th Jul 17, 11:58 PM
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    Well it doesn't look like my little cat is coming in

    If he's not here first thing in the morning I will be officially worried
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    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 16th Jul 17, 12:01 AM
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    Well it doesn't look like my little cat is coming in

    If he's not here first thing in the morning I will be officially worried
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    Aww isnt it horrible when they become dirty stop-outs in the summer.
    Im a board guide on Pie Making Moneysaving. I'm a volunteer to help the pie production & consumption run smoothly. I can help merge tastes and fillings. Any pies made are mine & are not those of other Moneysavingexperts. Im a board guide not a qualified baker and as such do not make every type of pie. If you spot a quiche or flan please report it.
    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 16th Jul 17, 12:02 AM
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    Im a board guide on Pie Making Moneysaving. I'm a volunteer to help the pie production & consumption run smoothly. I can help merge tastes and fillings. Any pies made are mine & are not those of other Moneysavingexperts. Im a board guide not a qualified baker and as such do not make every type of pie. If you spot a quiche or flan please report it.
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 16th Jul 17, 12:06 AM
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    Originally posted by davemorton
    I'd recognise those legs anywhere
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    Do be do be do. Sinatra
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