Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • redfox
    • By redfox 6th Nov 17, 3:30 PM
    • 12,516Posts
    • 35,709Thanks
    redfox
    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread part 2
    • #1
    • 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.

Page 358
    • pippo
    • By pippo 5th Dec 17, 10:50 PM
    • 2,814 Posts
    • 30,329 Thanks
    pippo
    I never asked for them i was given them along with my other 6 prescriptions a month
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Real life costs and charges to NHS are so different. We take anti histamines which GOG could get for nowt, but we pay approx 2 every 3 months to buy on line.

    When I had 'the operations' and was very unwell a few years ago the nurses seemed to have to check every couple of hours that I was not on any prescribed medication... No, for the 10th time no!!

    Coming out of hospital with a stoma, I was given an exception card, that covered me for 5 years for free presciptions even if the the original condition, in my case the stoma, was no longer an issue.. As it happened I reached 60, no prescription charge in the mean time, but blinking heck, I could have had 4 years of free scripts had I been younger.
    Toiletries/cosmetics In 31 Out 62 - cost 9.24
    • michaels
    • By michaels 5th Dec 17, 10:54 PM
    • 19,949 Posts
    • 91,500 Thanks
    michaels
    ouch

    I can feel that - when we was children we were playing in a friend's Dad's shed that was strictly Off Bounds ....

    I knocked a garden fork (large size) off its hook on the wall & it fell down & embedded a good 2" into my heel - I had to pull it out
    The Mum said it served me right for being in there

    My Mum had to take me to the Cottage Hospital in Horley. My main worry was having to take off my jumper to have a tetanus jab as I had nothing on underneath
    Never mind the cleaning of wound & stitches
    Originally posted by Snap-ant
    I've played that sort of game in a shed when I was younger too
    Cool heads and compromise
    • simone10
    • By simone10 5th Dec 17, 10:58 PM
    • 950 Posts
    • 12,593 Thanks
    simone10
    Surely this one has actually been designed for bank robbers

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tagvo-Balaclava-Breathable-Silicone-Winter/dp/B01MTLPOFD/ref=pd_lutyp_simh_4_5?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01MT LPOFD&pd_rd_r=QJYR2Z743CVQBBZYMTD3&pd_rd_w=6yxyH&p d_rd_wg=YCnAr&psc=1&refRID=QJYR2Z743CVQBBZYMTD3
    • marmitelovemehateme
    • By marmitelovemehateme 5th Dec 17, 11:06 PM
    • 2,462 Posts
    • 28,178 Thanks
    marmitelovemehateme
    Always good to go to bed happy...Hope this makes you laugh as much as I did...

    https://www.facebook.com/JethroCornwall/videos/10155834871519090/
    9 Days to go
    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!!
    • marmitelovemehateme
    • By marmitelovemehateme 5th Dec 17, 11:13 PM
    • 2,462 Posts
    • 28,178 Thanks
    marmitelovemehateme
    Savvy Womble A v M

    10 items (9 different) on your receipt qualify for comparison Asda Morrisons
    1x ASDA Farm Stores Seedless Grapes (Colour May Vary) (500g) 1.35 1.25
    2x ASDA Grower's Selection White Mushrooms (250g) 1.36 N/A
    2x Birds Eye Garden Peas (375g) 2.00 2.00
    1x ASDA Bananas (10pk) 1.59 N/A
    1x ASDA Rice Puddings (2pk) 1.65 1.62
    1x Lenor Fabric Conditioner Silk Tree Blossom Inspired By Nature 35 Washes (875ml) 3.00 2.00
    1x ASDA Butcher's Selection Boneless Chicken Thigh Fillets (515g) 2.70 N/A
    1x KitKat 2 Finger Mocha Chocolate Biscuit Bar 9 Pack (9x20.7) 1.00 2.00
    1x Walkers Tear 'n' Share Lightly Salted Crisps (150g) 1.00 N/A
    1x Tymbark Apple and Watermelon Drink (2l) 1.76 N/A
    1x "ASDA BBQ Chicken Deep Pan 10"" Pizza (450g)" 2.30 N/A
    2x Tango Orange Cans (6x330) 4.00 N/A
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Brown Onions (3pk) 0.57 0.67
    5x ASDA Grower's Selection Red Pepper (each) 2.50 N/A
    1x ASDA Butcher's Selection Pork Mince (Typically Less Than 20% Fat) (500g) 1.66 N/A
    1x Always Ultra Long Sanitary Towels With Wings Giga Pack (26 pk) 3.00 2.50
    1x Maltesers Merryteaser Milk Chocolate Reindeer (29g) 0.35 0.65
    1x Oral-B 3D White Luxe Glamourous Shine Mouthwash (500ml) 5.00 3.00
    Comparison total (compared products only) 17.92 15.69
    +2.23 cheaper
    9 Days to go
    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!!
    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 5th Dec 17, 11:32 PM
    • 19,844 Posts
    • 260,468 Thanks
    Savvybuyer
    I am just tidying up the M list ready for tomorrow. I have currently got Jacob's Mini Cheddars/Mini Cheddars Crispy Thins and Sunbites 6 packs (3 for 3 snacks) and Batchelor's Cup A Soup/Slim A Soups (soups 5 for 3) as expected to have ended today in M. That may or may not happen. I only mention it now as I am trying to do a big collection in M tomorrow (lots of things expected to be happening) and may be incommunicado for the next two days (tomorrow being out at M and the day after sorting it out and catching up on other things). This is of course the cue for big glitching, including my Quorns, to go on in A tomorrow for one day - I do not know if they will - I hope not of course from my POV and I have little room in my freezer anyway so may have to miss this time if it happens (save it to next week please).
    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.
    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 5th Dec 17, 11:36 PM
    • 19,844 Posts
    • 260,468 Thanks
    Savvybuyer
    Savvy Womble A v M

    10 items (9 different) on your receipt qualify for comparison Asda Morrisons
    1x ASDA Farm Stores Seedless Grapes (Colour May Vary) (500g) 1.35 1.25
    2x ASDA Grower's Selection White Mushrooms (250g) 1.36 N/A
    2x Birds Eye Garden Peas (375g) 2.00 2.00
    1x ASDA Bananas (10pk) 1.59 N/A
    1x ASDA Rice Puddings (2pk) 1.65 1.62
    1x Lenor Fabric Conditioner Silk Tree Blossom Inspired By Nature 35 Washes (875ml) 3.00 2.00
    1x ASDA Butcher's Selection Boneless Chicken Thigh Fillets (515g) 2.70 N/A
    1x KitKat 2 Finger Mocha Chocolate Biscuit Bar 9 Pack (9x20.7) 1.00 2.00
    1x Walkers Tear 'n' Share Lightly Salted Crisps (150g) 1.00 N/A
    1x Tymbark Apple and Watermelon Drink (2l) 1.76 N/A
    1x "ASDA BBQ Chicken Deep Pan 10"" Pizza (450g)" 2.30 N/A
    2x Tango Orange Cans (6x330) 4.00 N/A
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Brown Onions (3pk) 0.57 0.67
    5x ASDA Grower's Selection Red Pepper (each) 2.50 N/A
    1x ASDA Butcher's Selection Pork Mince (Typically Less Than 20% Fat) (500g) 1.66 N/A
    1x Always Ultra Long Sanitary Towels With Wings Giga Pack (26 pk) 3.00 2.50
    1x Maltesers Merryteaser Milk Chocolate Reindeer (29g) 0.35 0.65
    1x Oral-B 3D White Luxe Glamourous Shine Mouthwash (500ml) 5.00 3.00
    Comparison total (compared products only) 17.92 15.69
    +2.23 cheaper
    Originally posted by marmitelovemehateme
    So "typically less than 20% fat", which implies that it may not always be and is probably around 20% fat, means that they don't pick up "20% fat" in M. 1.50 in M. (Unless they have the 5% at 2.50 A linked up to the 1.50 M product.) I would have been less harsh on the above comparison and would have considered the two 20% versions comparable. However, thanks for letting me know what the APG currently says.

    EDIT: Product description from M's website: "100% British, Typically less than 20% fat". I have taken it as "20% fat" just in shorthand. They are the same type and for the same purpose! Price collectors - stop worrying about "Typically less than...", it's the same thing! Not that they are hearing me here.

    EDIT 2: We don't know whether this is Monday's price collection yet. The product has gone to 1.50 in M on Monday. A is charging 1.66 for their product. However, M's version is already available from M for 1.50.
    Last edited by Savvybuyer; 05-12-2017 at 11:45 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.
    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 5th Dec 17, 11:55 PM
    • 19,844 Posts
    • 260,468 Thanks
    Savvybuyer
    picked up a womble dated 09/11 not sure if it's still relevant in the terms of APG. Can't remember if they compare that price or todays prices. Let me know if it's any use.

    Either way here's one from today v M
    1x ASDA Italian Spaghetti & Meatballs (450g) 2.00 N/A
    1x ASDA Italian Beef Lasagne (450g) 2.00 N/A
    1x ASDA Little Angels Moisture Rich Baby Bath (500ml) 0.87 N/A
    1x ASDA Semi Skimmed Milk (4pt) 1.09 1.10
    1x ASDA Pomegranate & Raspberry Leaf Washing Up Liquid (500ml) 0.50 N/A
    1x Pot Noodle Chicken & Mushroom (90g) 0.50 0.75
    1x ASDA Little Angels Sensitive Cotton Soft Baby Wipes 0+ Months (64pk) 0.55 0.56
    1x ASDA Smart Price Mozzarella Cheese (125g) 0.47 0.47
    1x HiPP Organic Sweet Squash & Chicken Baby Food Jar 4m+ (125g) 0.70 0.72
    1x ASDA Garlic & Herb Flatbread (245g) 1.50 1.00
    1x ASDA Smart Price 8 Pork Sausage Rolls (480g) 1.10 1.00
    1x ASDA Cookie Pie (each) 3.00 N/A
    1x Wagon Wheels Original (6pk) 0.75 1.00
    1x ASDA Chosen By Kids Bangers & Beans Pie (300g) 1.75 N/A
    1x ASDA Italian Tuna Conchiglie Bake (450g) 2.00 N/A
    1x ASDA Smart Price No Added Sugar Apple & Blackcurrant Double Strength Squash (750ml) 0.42 N/A
    Originally posted by N6CNH
    My attempt to separate your post into three points and answer each in turn doesn't work as this website keeps moving my lettered headings when I try to save them in the right places.

    Therefore, I have now abandoned lettered headings (that's why you can't see any) and now:

    "Not sure if it's still relevant in terms of APG"
    No it isn't - unless you are entering receipts from shops done at round that time. In which case, if they've not been entered before, you have about one or two days to enter them.

    "Can't remember if they compare that price or today's prices"
    They will compare against the latest prices that had for that date. Whatever 9th November ended up with late on the day.

    "Let me know if it's any use"
    It's not really of use, except for historical interest. However, I am always interested in everything related to the price comparison schemes whether it is of any use or not. Can I see the M comp.? Might have some item I don't know about that shows as comparing against M that I haven't seen it doing before, whether or not favourably, that could be tracked in M from now on.
    Last edited by Savvybuyer; 06-12-2017 at 12:01 AM.
    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.
    • Arthien
    • By Arthien 5th Dec 17, 11:56 PM
    • 1,360 Posts
    • 15,722 Thanks
    Arthien
    Evening all!

    Just popping in to say hi before bed, and also to say check your emails - I had another Argos email with 5 voucher code, no minimum spend for their 5th day of advent offer. I combined it with a 20% discount code on Barry M and got a nail varnish set for 3.79 instead of 10.99

    Can't decide whether that's my Secret Santa present sorted for work or whether I'll keep it as a not-so-secret present for myself
    Last edited by Arthien; 06-12-2017 at 12:02 AM.
    On the countdown to Christmas
    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 6th Dec 17, 12:07 AM
    • 19,844 Posts
    • 260,468 Thanks
    Savvybuyer
    I know I was warned about the t bags but the gift sets compared to Sainsbury's and not tesco

    1x Tetley Original Tea Bags (240pk) 6.39 4.00
    0.13x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Banana (order by number of bananas or select kg) (per kg) 0.10 N/A
    0.11x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Onion (order by number of onions or select kg) (per kg) 0.08 0.08
    1x Cadbury Dairy Milk Freddo Chocolate Bar (18g) 0.25 0.25
    0.17x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Carrot (order by number of carrots or select kg) (per kg) 0.10 0.10
    1x Cadbury Curly Wurly Bar (26g) 0.35 0.25
    1x ASDA Chosen By You White Chocolate Buttons (30g) 0.25 N/A
    1x ASDA Chosen By You Ice Cream Sundaes (50g) 0.25 N/A
    3x L'Oreal Men Expert Invincible Sport Gift Set For Him (each) 18.00 12.00
    Comparison total (compared products only) 25.17 16.68
    +8.49 cheaper
    For your information:
    Asda Price Guarantee comparisons are based on prices correct as of date of delivery (online shoppers) or date of purchase (in store customers).
    Where a product comparison price is N/A, either, a) the independent agencies that collect the price data have not found an equivalent product at the named competitor, based on the comparison criteria (see Terms & Conditions) ; or b) the product is part of a particular promotion which makes it difficult for a fair comparison to be made (see Terms & Conditions).
    Comparisons are limited to a maximum of 10 items per product and 10Kg for items sold by weight.
    All prices displayed in red are net of any multibuys savings or discounts. For example items that are 1.47 each which are part of a "2 for 2.50" promotion will be shown at 1.25 each where the customer buys the required quantity. They may therefore be a different price to that shown on your receipt or delivery note.
    Originally posted by Claire1972
    As a result, you ended up obtaining the tea for 3.60, as well as the gift sets for worse than what you'd hoped. Sorry it didn't work. I gave my warning about the tea, as I am so wary of vs T these days having had a number of failed shops against them due to the way they remove items from their website or put them up in price. My warning turned out to be wrong as the tea did pick up T at 2.50; however the gift sets meant it failed. If I had been trying that shop, I probably wouldn't have done it at all as I would have thought the gift sets and the tea would fail against T. If I do a T comp. shop at all these days, I now check t.com meticulously for every item and every precise word as I just don't trust T not to remove an item I am trying to shop for in A and, even after my checking, I will probably still fail. To be fair, it was suggested later on that maybe the tea would work against T so you did the right thing then in shopping for it. You needed it anyway, shame about the gift sets. Just get bubbs to do the shopping for them next time. That's what I'd do - I certainly wouldn't be shopping for any, I'm not the expert!
    Last edited by Savvybuyer; 06-12-2017 at 12:20 AM.
    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.
    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 6th Dec 17, 12:28 AM
    • 19,844 Posts
    • 260,468 Thanks
    Savvybuyer
    Apparently the Old Roser Cider that I posted had gone down from 15 to 13 in M (at whichever doubtless changing range of stores have it in stock) has now gone down to 10 ( if you bought it at 13). I wonder if we are to wait now and see if it falls any more?

    As soon as I say wait, I am sure it will double in price and never be seen that low again. So, I don't know what to do: I don't give any advice, I will just put the new price onto the list.

    I will see you later.
    Last edited by Savvybuyer; 06-12-2017 at 12:32 AM.
    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.
    • frequent
    • By frequent 6th Dec 17, 12:30 AM
    • 4,876 Posts
    • 96,609 Thanks
    frequent
    1x ASDA Extra Special Mainbrace India Premium Pale Ale (500ml) 1.82 1.50
    1x ASDA Extra Special Premium Golden Ale (500ml) 1.82 N/A
    1x Sprite Mini Can (150ml) 0.25 N/A
    1x Coca-Cola Mini Can (150ml) 0.25 N/A
    1x Dr Pepper Mini Can (150ml) 0.25 N/A
    1x Fanta Orange Mini Can (150ml) 0.25 N/A
    4x Cadbury Curly Wurly Bar (26g) 1.40 1.00 (30p chomp trigger)
    4x Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Choc Chip Breakfast Bakes (6x45g) 9.16 6.00
    4x Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Raisin Breakfast Bakes (6x45g) 9.16 6.00

    Thanks Zippy

    Edit for SB:

    1x ASDA Extra Special Mainbrace India Premium Pale Ale (500ml) 1.82 1.65
    1x ASDA Extra Special Premium Golden Ale (500ml) 1.82 1.65
    Last edited by frequent; 06-12-2017 at 12:37 AM.
    Reaching a life point where " you don't give flying bollock', its kind of cool here "
    • N6CNH
    • By N6CNH 6th Dec 17, 1:22 AM
    • 932 Posts
    • 9,787 Thanks
    N6CNH
    WARNING - another N/A result on 3/12
    L'Oreal Men Expert Invincible SPORT gift Set for Him works out 70p each

    Didnt compare against T tonight
    • braveheart60uk
    • By braveheart60uk 6th Dec 17, 5:29 AM
    • 1,727 Posts
    • 22,755 Thanks
    braveheart60uk
    Morning, WonTwo today.
    I somehow missed a free Star Wars T-Shirt on O3 ?
    • 99p
    • By 99p 6th Dec 17, 5:38 AM
    • 905 Posts
    • 16,572 Thanks
    99p
    A's B&H shop says not 8 items .. is that just me? If it is they are going back tomorrow!! (Then I'll buy them again with extras!). I bought 2 types of B&H 5 different choc bars, parsnips and popcorn.
    Originally posted by pippo
    I also got caught out with the dreaded "not enough items", I'm so annoyed with myself as it's a bit of a rookie mistake and I usually always add a banana and a few extra 10p sweets to be safe. I had bought choc bars and 5 soups in addition to my gift sets, a total of 11 items, obviously at least 4 of them didn't compare, (I knew 1 soup and 1 choc bar wouldn't so I was running it close) I was expecting 17 approx. Instead I got nothing. I don't like doing it but they're going back with some lame excuse.

    Morning mad squad!
    I do try to keep up but sometimes life gets in the way.
    I'm just a penny short of a pound. Peace and Love.

    I've joined the 5:2 club cos mrT made me eat 1p chocolate.
    • 99p
    • By 99p 6th Dec 17, 5:43 AM
    • 905 Posts
    • 16,572 Thanks
    99p
    Morning, WonTwo today.
    I somehow missed a free Star Wars T-Shirt on O3 ?
    Originally posted by braveheart60uk
    Hmm disappointed you are.

    You've not only let yourself down but you've let me down too.
    I do try to keep up but sometimes life gets in the way.
    I'm just a penny short of a pound. Peace and Love.

    I've joined the 5:2 club cos mrT made me eat 1p chocolate.
    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 6th Dec 17, 6:50 AM
    • 4,659 Posts
    • 56,909 Thanks
    Serendipitious
    Good morning all




    All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.

    June grocery 62.91 July 89.07 Aug 71.25 Sept 82.74 Oct - not much; Nov - probably even less


    • diluvsdiscounts
    • By diluvsdiscounts 6th Dec 17, 7:01 AM
    • 3,210 Posts
    • 32,585 Thanks
    diluvsdiscounts
    Hmm disappointed you are.

    You've not only let yourself down but you've let me down too.
    Originally posted by 99p
    Baby balloon was trying to get into bed with his mum and dad but just couldn't quite fit, so he let a little bit of air out of his mum and tried again. No he still didn't fit so he let a little bit of air out of his dad.....but no he still couldn't squeeze in the gap so he let a little bit of air out of himself and in he hopped.
    In the morning his dad said to him......Baby balloon I'm very disappointed in you, not only have you let me down, you've let your mother down too but worst of all you've let yourself down.
    Have a lovely day everyone
    Weight lost so far 2 stone 7.5lb
    • izzeyb
    • By izzeyb 6th Dec 17, 7:05 AM
    • 4,236 Posts
    • 86,557 Thanks
    izzeyb
    Morning.

    Ending this morning, KP Salted/Dry Roasted 270g nuts, 2.29 each of 2 for 3.50

    https://groceries.asda.com/promotion/2-for-pound-3.5/ls88081

    Should compare to Tesco/Sainsbobs 1.75 each or
    Waities (and maybe even Morrisons) offer of 2 for 3.50

    Works out at 1.03 a bag

    Check price going through till in case price drops onto rollback later.

    .
    • hornetgirl
    • By hornetgirl 6th Dec 17, 7:24 AM
    • 5,267 Posts
    • 69,472 Thanks
    hornetgirl
    Morning all
    Unity is strength...Knowledge is power...Attitude is everything

    MF 30 June 2010

    Everything is fleeting, everything will change
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

1,215Posts Today

5,875Users online

Martin's Twitter
  • RT @efitzpat: Thank you SO SO much @MartinSLewis for your Student Loans refund advice! I just got a grand refunded right before Xmas! Whoop?

  • Have a lovely weekend folks. Don't do anything (fiscally) that I wouldn't do!

  • RT @thismorning: With his last deals of the year, @MartinSLewis wishes us all a 'very merry Christmas, a happy Hanukkah and a wonderful and?

  • Follow Martin