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    • redfox
    • By redfox 6th Nov 17, 3:30 PM
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    redfox
    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread part 2
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    • 6th Nov 17, 3:30 PM
    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread part 2 6th Nov 17 at 3:30 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.
    I'm a Board Guide on the Quick Grabbit, Food Shopping & Groceries, Shop but don't drop, Loans and Cutting Tax boards which means I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly. Pease remember, board guides don't read every post. If you spot an illegal or inappropriate post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com (it's not part of my role to deal with this) Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.

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    • Pasipha
    • By Pasipha 2nd Dec 17, 2:24 PM
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    Pasipha
    Hi all

    I've been lurking as I don't often have anything to say.
    But I felt I need to say a huge thank you to you all as I am now nicely stocked with Xmas gift sets which has been a huge bonus for me at the moment.

    I had a worrying moment in sada last night when my apg wouldn't scan or go through by number, a supervisor was called and scrutinised the apg and the receipt. She then overrode the till and put it through as a manufacturers coupon......giving me back the receipt unmarked.
    • tweets
    • By tweets 2nd Dec 17, 2:24 PM
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    tweets
    Did we all get this?

    Must check 3dogs list

    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    Yes I did
    Lost 3st-1lb
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 2nd Dec 17, 2:25 PM
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    curl girl
    Is it safe to use a grill pan (as if it was an oven tray) in the oven?
    (Will it get too hot and explode or be damaged after twenty minutes/half an hour? Just using the base. Or would I have to use a special grill pan that wouldn't do so?)
    Originally posted by Savvybuyer
    My cooker came with 2 grill pans with 1 detachable handle.
    The 2nd one lives in the bottom of the oven as a drip tray!

    Better clean it.....
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • tweets
    • By tweets 2nd Dec 17, 2:27 PM
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    tweets
    And this

    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    No but did get a sachet James Wellbeloved Grain free Turkey and Vegetables in gravy for our Poppy and a card from postie whatever wouldn't fit through letterbox. Our lady postie must be off or it would have been in safe place.

    Will collect Monday
    Lost 3st-1lb
    • Snap-ant
    • By Snap-ant 2nd Dec 17, 2:32 PM
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    Snap-ant
    Rant alert
    I have changed my phone.
    But ordered a micro SIM card so I can get a better one...
    SIM arrived today, I followed instructions () & old one now obsolete....
    Guess what?

    All my contacts were on old SIM

    I have spent the last hour writing down all my contact numbers that were stored on old phone .....

    Now to input them all aaarrrggghhhhhhh

    Our Family Motto ~
    ♦ If all else fails - read the instructions ♦

    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 2nd Dec 17, 2:33 PM
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    Savvybuyer
    Today...A v M ...All worked as hoped

    Chomp trigger for sweeties
    L & B for beans
    3 large glade candles 3 4 2 ....1:60 each
    Pepsi.....Thanks to Spud01....

    16 items (10 different) on your receipt qualify for comparison Asda Morrisons
    1x Cadbury Fudge Chocolate Bar (25.5g) 0.25 0.25
    1x Glade Luscious Cherry & Peony Large Scented Candle Air Freshener (each) 6.00 4.00
    0.13x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Banana (order by number of bananas or select kg) (per kg) 0.10 0.09
    1x Cadbury Dairy Milk Freddo Chocolate Bar (18g) 0.25 0.25
    2x Cadbury Curly Wurly Bar (26g) 0.70 0.50
    1x Glade Clean Linen Large Scented Candle Air Freshener (each) 6.00 4.00
    4x Heinz Five Beanz (415g) 3.80 2.40
    3x Pepsi Diet Cans (8x330) 7.50 3.75
    0.11x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Banana (order by number of bananas or select kg) (per kg) 0.08 0.08
    1x Glade Vanilla, Cream & Sugar Large Scented Candle Air Freshener (each) 6.00 4.00
    Comparison total (compared products only) 30.68 19.32
    +11.36 cheaper
    For your information:
    Originally posted by marmitelovemehateme
    Heinz Five Beanz, even though the individual A price is cheaper, are better than the 1.07 vs 75p products (or 4 for 3 products) due to the difference being more.

    The other Heinz at 75p individual A are not very good at all though. The Five Beanz could be mixed (total of four across the mix) with comparing Batchelor's Cup Soups/Slim a Soups in the same shop vs M although the Batchelor's aren't quite as good.

    Personally I'm not going for change from 20p to 25p vs 25p price match (=2.5p each) on those other chocolates in the offer, so they will be staying off the M list. They are available and comparing as seen, but personally I am sticking to Curly Wurly there. As for the sweets*, there may be better mixes on some of those against M and I am due to say something about those soon (as in might take me an hour or two more as I am doing other things as well at the moment).

    *(as distinct from "chocolates")
    Last edited by Savvybuyer; 02-12-2017 at 2:42 PM.
    M lists - page 18 (on 40 posts per page setting) - Avs M: post 705 onwards; Tvs M and "Buy in M": post 709 onwards.

    3Dogs' lists - page 6, posts 210-214.
    • tweets
    • By tweets 2nd Dec 17, 2:33 PM
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    tweets
    Good Afternoon

    Been writing my cards and got fed up they need putting in envelopes and addresses writing on those that need posting.

    Went Tesco for mums stuff glad I went early had to queue for till. I have never seen all tills open in that store then 15 min wait for taxi .
    Lost 3st-1lb
    • i been robbed
    • By i been robbed 2nd Dec 17, 2:35 PM
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    i been robbed
    good afternoon

    one for savvy

    avm

    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Basil (25g) 0.60 N/A
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Sweet Potatoes (1kg) 1.00 1.00
    1x ASDA Farm Stores White Potatoes (2.5kg) 1.19 1.18
    2x ASDA Grower's Selection Raspberries (150g) 3.30 3.00

    1x ASDA Grower's Selection British Swede (each) 0.50 0.50
    1.2x ASDA Grower's Selection White Cabbage (per kg) 0.83 N/A
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Strawberries (227g) 1.89 1.87
    2x ASDA Grower's Selection Organic Carrots (500g) 1.20 N/A
    0.08x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Onion (order by number of onions or select kg) (per kg) 0.06 0.05
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Medium Oranges (5pk) 1.00 N/A
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Blueberries (125g) 1.35 N/A
    2x ASDA Mild Tender Baby Spinach (180g) 1.25 N/A
    Last edited by i been robbed; 02-12-2017 at 2:38 PM.
    • tweets
    • By tweets 2nd Dec 17, 2:36 PM
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    tweets
    I have changed my phone.
    But ordered a micro SIM card so I can get a better one...
    SIM arrived today, I followed instructions () & old one now obsolete....
    Guess what?

    All my contacts were on old SIM

    I have spent the last hour writing down all my contact numbers that were stored on old phone .....

    Now to input them all aaarrrggghhhhhhh

    Originally posted by Snap-ant
    Sorry Snap but that's worse than writing Christmas Cards
    Lost 3st-1lb
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 2nd Dec 17, 2:41 PM
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    curl girl
    Can I buy more than 3 packs of Pepsi please or is it matching some sort of M offer?
    Tia.
    Wasn't going out today but son and sis both drink this so may be tempted.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • michaels
    • By michaels 2nd Dec 17, 2:42 PM
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    michaels
    https://www.carphonewarehouse.com/mobiles/pay-as-you-go-tariff.html?intcmp=PDP_BT_PG_A3PLUS_171117#!/sort/relevance/model/ALCA3PLUS3GBLA

    Think this one is also covered in 50 cashback deal making it 15 inc 10 airtime credit after quidco/tcb.

    COS

    Just to let you all know COS is running at full capacity and receipts may take up to 72 hrs from submission to be processed.

    xx
    Originally posted by Serendipitious
    I submitted the Fosters last night at midnight and it was confirmed at 1.46AM.

    I have changed my phone.
    But ordered a micro SIM card so I can get a better one...
    SIM arrived today, I followed instructions () & old one now obsolete....
    Guess what?

    All my contacts were on old SIM

    I have spent the last hour writing down all my contact numbers that were stored on old phone .....

    Now to input them all aaarrrggghhhhhhh

    Originally posted by Snap-ant
    Probably some way round this like copying numbers form sim to old phone then putting new sim in old phone and copying to sim - or if old phone was android just copying them to your google account.
    Cool heads and compromise
    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 2nd Dec 17, 2:48 PM
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    Savvybuyer
    Savvy.
    The Burton's Fish n chips 6 in a pack are on offer in Heron 2 for 1.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    Thank you - I don't always know the prices everywhere else (in fact, I doubt I ever know them literally everywhere else but I mean some other places), particularly away from the major supermarkets that I don't go into very often. I could well save a lot of money sometimes by staying away from the majors.

    I think this works out the same price as the ones in A - 50p each vs S - so it's either/or. Or Heron if you don't want the Ketchup crisps. Or have to buy at least six more different items at A. However... as the Mullers (right number, right mix) are effectively 29p discount there, two Fish 'n' Chips and the Tomato Ketchup crisps work out, individually, cheaper price than Heron when 10 Mullers of the right type are added to the shop... It gets more complex/surreal!

    For anyone that wants or is interested in the detail:
    Fish 'n' Chips, Tomato crisps and correct type and number of Mullers are 3 for 1.50 less 29p, equals forty and a third pence each. This as opposed to 50p Heron (having to buy two) - however you are also having to buy the Ketchup crisps at A that Heron don't require for their offer. The Fish 'n' Chips, only having to buy one pack whilst Heron would require two, could be even cheaper in A if a Sunbites pack is preferred and not needing a second Fish 'n' Chips. So, if you want just one multipack of Fish 'n' Chips, don't want the two that Heron currently require you to buy to get 50p each but want Sunbites and Ketchup crisps that maybe (I don't know) aren't on Heron's offer or maybe aren't available in Heron, the individual price for the Burton Fish 'n' Chips would equate to somewhat less than 50p in A. You could still get two Burton Fish 'n' Chips, if you wanted another Sunbites and a further Ketchup crisps, for much less than Heron's mbuy cost in A, especially if you add right 10 Mullers to a second shop in A again. And, of course, if you pay with A wombles, you don't need the real cash you'd need for Heron, regardless of how the A price works out.

    1 Fish 'n' Chips, 1 Sunbites and 1 Tomato Ketchup crisps, less the Muller discount, are 3 for 1.07 in A. Making the Fish 'n' Chips nearly 36p for the multipack. However, if you want to get the 2 Fish 'n' Chips, which could be got for 50p each in effect in Heron, you would be needing to buy 6 items (in effect as an mbuy price of 3 for 1.07 in A with Mullers whether needed or not as they pay to take away) rather than a 2 for... mbuy. But if you just want 1 pack of Fish 'n' Chips, then you can in effect have a 3 for 1.07 mbuy (after APG, obviously as long as your prefrence is Ketchup crisps and a comparing Sunbites against S), whereas Heron would be full price for the one pack of Fish 'n' Chips.

    A would remain in effect the same cheaper price for what is effectively mbuy purchasing if two Fish 'n' Chips (and the Ketchup) were bought on one shop (with right Mullers!) and two Sunbites (Ketchup and right Mullers) were bought on the other. It is only because the Sunbites are being bought, in effect part of a 6 for... mbuy, split across two shops, that the individual effective price for the Fish 'n' Chips (as part of the six items in total obtained) is then brought down. Without the Sunbites, and sticking to Fish 'n' Chips, in effect it still remains cheaper per multipack than 50p equivalent each Heron - however you are being required to pay for the Ketchup crisps and it's a 3 for... mbuy in A rather than Heron's 2 for... - as long as you buy the right Mullers on the shop (and of course then qualify for APG - if you just bought 2 Fish 'n' Chips and Ketchup crisps and nowt at all else in A, that's 3 for 3!). Indeed, putting those Mullers back onto your shop again, A could be even better - because you are also ending up owning the Mullers as well. In my calculations, I have given no value whatsoever to the Mullers - however they do have value in their own right and are 'worth' something - 68p or 70p each if you go by the charge supermarkets make for individual purchases at full price - so that makes your other items even cheaper (if for example you were then to sell your Mullers on and charge someone for them).
    Last edited by Savvybuyer; 02-12-2017 at 3:23 PM.
    M lists - page 18 (on 40 posts per page setting) - Avs M: post 705 onwards; Tvs M and "Buy in M": post 709 onwards.

    3Dogs' lists - page 6, posts 210-214.
    • marmitelovemehateme
    • By marmitelovemehateme 2nd Dec 17, 2:59 PM
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    marmitelovemehateme
    Can I buy more than 3 packs of Pepsi please or is it matching some sort of M offer?
    Tia.
    Wasn't going out today but son and sis both drink this so may be tempted.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    There is no matching just buy as many as you want against Morries.....Still need the statutory 8 items for comparison though...It's just a pricing error by Morries....
    [U8 Days to go[/U]
    3Dogs lists....Posts 210 211 212 213 214

    OMG, I'm rich! Silver in the hair, Gold in the teeff, Crystals in the Kidney, Sugar in the blood, Lead in the butt, Iron in the arteries and an inexhaustible supply of natural gas! I never thought I would accumulate such wealth!!
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 2nd Dec 17, 3:05 PM
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    curl girl
    There is no matching just buy as many as you want against Morries.....Still need the statutory 8 items for comparison though...It's just a pricing error by Morries....
    Originally posted by marmitelovemehateme
    Thanks marmie, spud n all.
    I'll call in in way from mums.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 2nd Dec 17, 3:35 PM
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    davemorton
    Sometimes my brilliance hurts.
    Just been out to buy and put up a christmas tree for an elderly relative. They cant really kneel to get water into the tree holder, and its a decent sized tree, so will drink about a litre a day.....So got some of my home brew tubing, put a funnel on one end, cable ties the tube down the trunk and into the water reservoir. It can now be watered at shoulder height. Why have I never done it like this before, make so much sense, and since it is round the back, you cant see it.
    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.
    • michaels
    • By michaels 2nd Dec 17, 3:39 PM
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    michaels
    Thanks Savvy. I'm so confused now.

    Propercorn
    Tom keptchup plus 2 other crisps
    Mullers
    Aussie shampoo

    Same basket or separate baskets? Thanks
    Cool heads and compromise
    • Busylizzie
    • By Busylizzie 2nd Dec 17, 3:40 PM
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    Busylizzie
    Good Afternoon!

    Busy, busy, busy here!

    Have been tasked with finding some cheap Uggs - Classic short grey in size 5. Any recommendations, please and thank you?
    • pacifica9
    • By pacifica9 2nd Dec 17, 3:47 PM
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    pacifica9
    https://www.carphonewarehouse.com/mobiles/pay-as-you-go-tariff.html?intcmp=PDP_BT_PG_A3PLUS_171117#!/sort/relevance/model/ALCA3PLUS3GBLA

    Think this one is also covered in 50 cashback deal making it 15 inc 10 airtime credit after quidco/tcb.
    Originally posted by michaels
    Thanks for the correct link. That is the one I ordered last night - although not yet arrived in store for C&C.

    The droids were kind to me today. 3 M&S, 2 x 3 Gregg's, 10 dine out and 20 meal! Best day so far.

    Good afternoon Elite. Hoping everyone is warm, happy and well. Hugs to those not currently so.
    Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while you could miss it. ~ Ferris Bueller
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 2nd Dec 17, 3:55 PM
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    TrulyMadly
    Thanks Savvy. I'm so confused now.

    Propercorn
    Tom keptchup plus 2 other crisps
    Mullers
    Aussie shampoo

    Same basket or separate baskets? Thanks
    Originally posted by michaels
    Im just hanging on by my fingertips but I think
    Popcorn is T
    Crisps S, muller S and Aussie M

    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 2nd Dec 17, 3:56 PM
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    TrulyMadly
    Does anyone want to see my bottom?

    Its perfect
    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
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