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    • redfox
    • By redfox 6th Nov 17, 3:30 PM
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    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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    • 3Dogs
    • By 3Dogs 6th Jan 18, 3:34 PM
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    Afternoon Elite

    I had a good drive down to Portsmouth, left at 5am and got here 8.30, including one fuel stop and one food and loo stop. Chatted to my friend Kit for 20 m8ns and then went to lie on bed for couple of hours. On my way down I realised that I'd forgotten to put my meds box in case but no way was I going back for them. I carry spare paracetamol and codeine in my handbag so woukd be ok for them, and could pinch a few hayfever tablets off Kit, but no way could I do without my 'nutty pills as I get I'll within a few hours of missing taking them. Either sickly I'll or rock bottom depression. So I rang 111 for advise and was told local pharmacy could help. Luckily I carry my latest copy of repeat prescription in my coupon wallet, just in case so pharmacist was able to go online to see my GP BHS medication records and do me an out of hours prescription and provide 2nd with my necessary medication. Worth noting, and we'll worth carrying your repeat prescription form with you at all time as you never know

    Good morning.
    Hampy congratulations.
    They cancelled my op yesterday I'm not surprised really as its been all over the news how many they have had to cancel.
    Originally posted by diluvsdiscounts
    I had an appointment for minor procedure under general anaesthetic, with overnight stay as alone in house, booked for 23rd January and was expecting a call. It came on Thursday but instead of postponing it, they said specialist wouldn't be in that day and could I come in on Wednesday 10th January 😮 so going in this coming week 😕
    Mr 3Dogs 3-7-12 3Dogs'Mam 31-3-13

    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 18, Nov 19, Dec 17, Jan 6/16
    • izzeyb
    • By izzeyb 6th Jan 18, 3:38 PM
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    Tesco finest prosecco cassis and glass gift set 7.99 instore

    hukd


    by the picture it looks a small bottle, but googling it, i think its a 75cl one
    Originally posted by zippydooda

    Worth a look in asda as some of their booze gift sets with glasses/gifts were reduced this morning

    .
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 6th Jan 18, 3:42 PM
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    mhoc
    I am wondering now if its what I was buying in MandS - they have a very good 6 meal deal on offer until the 9th (main, side and dessert but no wine) - most items freeze so I got 2 yesterday in my small simply and 3 today in the bigger mands.

    I only had a couple of AP 5 but quite a few AP 3 mands - yesterdays worked fine but todays were a nightmare.

    So I don't know if the over 30% discount rule applies or not ...

    For the balance I've been using a mands credit note which expires in March, quite a big one so I've been slowly whittling it down.

    A couple of the desserts will feed more than 2 people - full size apple and blackberry lattice pie - easily 4 slices so you could freeze the surplus ones.
    Also the peach roulade slices thinly and goes well with some vanillas ice cream.

    I've been getting the potato croquets and rosemary potatoes - croquets go well with sausages or even with breakfasts.
    There is also a salad bowl if you have a fridge full of random flotsam and jetsam to use up.

    For the mains there is a full size chicken and veg pie which would serve 3 and a pack of 4 breaded chicken fillets
    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.
    • locarr
    • By locarr 6th Jan 18, 3:43 PM
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    Afternoon ALL!


    "I've never looked at myself and said that I need to be a certain way to be around a certain sort of people. I've always wanted to stay true to myself, and I've managed to do that. People have to accept that."
    Jay-Z


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    • locarr
    • By locarr 6th Jan 18, 3:43 PM
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    Sign up here for your FREE healthy snacking pack and get money-off vouchers and stickers for the kids


    https://registration.change4life.co.uk/Change4Life
    "I've never looked at myself and said that I need to be a certain way to be around a certain sort of people. I've always wanted to stay true to myself, and I've managed to do that. People have to accept that."
    Jay-Z


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    • mrsmac10
    • By mrsmac10 6th Jan 18, 3:50 PM
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    Andriod phone

    probably for anon Sorry more questions

    I googled alcatel Pixi 4.4 and it looks like tesco and Giff gaff both sell them for 29 but both need topped up So 39 outlay

    No idea about any of this except I would like to play for another month

    Off to sainsburys for a quick reckie

    See you all later
    Retiree in training
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 6th Jan 18, 3:52 PM
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    mhoc
    Huge thanks for this - I need to nag OH into making sure he has his prescription with him at all times - you never know in this weather - you set off for somewhere, the weather closes in and you do an impromptu overnight stay ...
    Numerous times like this - planes get diverted or delayed, trains come to a grinding halt and you miss the final connection ... bitter experience talking here.

    Very glad you made it to Portsmouth - sometimes it can help just getting yourself out of the house and the normal everyday routine and getting yourself somewhere else.
    I've been starting to flag over the last couple of days and non of the usual "fix-its and cure-alls" were working but todays foraging missions have given me something else to focus on.


    Afternoon Elite

    I had a good drive down to Portsmouth, left at 5am and got here 8.30, including one fuel stop and one food and loo stop. Chatted to my friend Kit for 20 m8ns and then went to lie on bed for couple of hours. On my way down I realised that I'd forgotten to put my meds box in case but no way was I going back for them. I carry spare paracetamol and codeine in my handbag so woukd be ok for them, and could pinch a few hayfever tablets off Kit, but no way could I do without my 'nutty pills as I get I'll within a few hours of missing taking them. Either sickly I'll or rock bottom depression. So I rang 111 for advise and was told local pharmacy could help. Luckily I carry my latest copy of repeat prescription in my coupon wallet, just in case so pharmacist was able to go online to see my GP BHS medication records and do me an out of hours prescription and provide 2nd with my necessary medication. Worth noting, and we'll worth carrying your repeat prescription form with you at all time as you never know



    I had an appointment for minor procedure under general anaesthetic, with overnight stay as alone in house, booked for 23rd January and was expecting a call. It came on Thursday but instead of postponing it, they said specialist wouldn't be in that day and could I come in on Wednesday 10th January 😮 so going in this coming week 😕
    Originally posted by 3Dogs
    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.
    • emerald21
    • By emerald21 6th Jan 18, 3:53 PM
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    Strange 🤔

    I've recently used One4all cards as part payment in Argos.

    SnS
    Originally posted by SweetnSavvy
    You can use them in Argos yes. As long as you know how much is on them . Usually 10 . Or if you have used it tell them the exact amount and it will work .
    • emerald21
    • By emerald21 6th Jan 18, 3:56 PM
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    Please can I ask did you have a screen shot of the rules and regs regarding the usage of the mands 5 and 3 android pay cards? Mine are from the end of November, the original batch.

    The store I was in today had 3 assistants and a manager trying to process ours and between them they devised a work around. I was doing 3 seperate shops. Then a minite later the supervisor came back and said although they accepted them on this occassion then they were only for use in motorway service station marks or possibly simply foods.
    (in other words dont use them in this marks again)
    Needless to say I have used them fairly good to easily in 2 other marks - one a main store and one a simply foods.
    Originally posted by mhoc
    They are lying , they dont know what to do thats all. I used a 5 one today and put 1 to it on the 6 meal deal but another till wouldnt accept the 3 one off a jumper because it was in the sale and that came up on the till.

    Thought I had sorted out another ap account with a different email but same card but it didnt work so back to the drawing board lol
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 6th Jan 18, 3:56 PM
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    If anyone is buying 11+1 mullers and looking for fillers v Sains, it's not easy! However, I found that Nakd bars in 3 flavours: - lemon drizzle, peanut delight and cocoa coconut work out free after APG if you buy all 3 and claim 60% back on on shopmium. If you're not already using the shopmium app you would get something else free as well if you join via a referral link. If you can be bothered searching mine is on the referrers board - Link - but you will likely find other familiar names on there as well. I joined 22-4-16 and I have had loads of free stuff, I really can recommend it.
    Originally posted by shirley999
    Interesting - not thought about putting my refcodes over there ... worth a try, might be of use to someone
    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.
    • emerald21
    • By emerald21 6th Jan 18, 3:57 PM
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    They are lying , they dont know what to do thats all. I used a 5 one today and put 1 to it on the 6 meal deal but another till wouldnt accept the 3 one off a jumper because it was in the sale and that came up on the till.

    Thought I had sorted out another ap account with a different email but same card but it didnt work so back to the drawing board lol
    Originally posted by emerald21
    If you scroll down when you have the number s up for M and S it tells you what they have to do.
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 6th Jan 18, 3:59 PM
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    mhoc
    They are lying , they dont know what to do thats all. I used a 5 one today and put 1 to it on the 6 meal deal but another till wouldnt accept the 3 one off a jumper because it was in the sale and that came up on the till.

    Thought I had sorted out another ap account with a different email but same card but it didnt work so back to the drawing board lol
    Originally posted by emerald21
    So you got the meal deal one accepted
    But not the 3 off a sale item?

    Bothe Mands I've been in today had masses of sale items but I didn't have the energy to go through the rails - just getting the meal deals was enough of a struggle
    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 6th Jan 18, 4:03 PM
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    I really like hearing about your very small shops - very inspirational.
    My best days are when I've got out of the house, done the rounds of the shops, got some fresh air and come back having spent less than 5




    Tinsel 25p in T's. Napkins 35p.

    The Xmas cakes went down to 2.

    The large chocolate pannetone are 1.25 for 500g.

    Bacofoil turkey foil 45p but it's only 3 metres.

    And in mine there's a whole stack of Italian-style deli meat platters but not being rtc till tomorrow as dated 7th.

    I bought nothing. Only called in for a look on way home from library.

    Yesterday I spent 1.55. Getting back to normal now.
    Originally posted by Serendipitious
    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.
    • emerald21
    • By emerald21 6th Jan 18, 4:06 PM
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    So you got the meal deal one accepted
    But not the 3 off a sale item?

    Bothe Mands I've been in today had masses of sale items but I didn't have the energy to go through the rails - just getting the meal deals was enough of a struggle
    Originally posted by mhoc
    Yes I did. Not the 3 off a sale item which was 9.99.
    • Anon
    • By Anon 6th Jan 18, 4:15 PM
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    Anon
    This makes it sound like if you buy then return you will not get anything back for the droid gift card expenditure so no way to combine multiple cards towards a single purchase (beyond 3 and 5 working together as we have already discovered).

    Has anyone else had the CS try but fail to get an M&S code to work but later found that that code still now shows up as used?
    Originally posted by michaels
    No combining, no returning - straight purchase for value of voucher or above only.

    Anon
    • fuzzgun19
    • By fuzzgun19 6th Jan 18, 4:19 PM
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    AP again... Has anyone had problems even adding a card to the wallet?

    Tried 2 different Nationwide cards and a Halifax card, all get to 'Your bank is verifying' stage then stuck on that for about 30secs, then get either "there was a problem, please go back and check your details" or "couldn't verify, please try later".

    Never had this with any of the other times I've tried.
    I Hate Jobsworths!!!
    • Anon
    • By Anon 6th Jan 18, 4:19 PM
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    Anon
    Andriod phone

    probably for anon Sorry more questions

    I googled alcatel Pixi 4.4 and it looks like tesco and Giff gaff both sell them for 29 but both need topped up So 39 outlay

    No idea about any of this except I would like to play for another month

    Off to sainsburys for a quick reckie

    See you all later
    Originally posted by mrsmac10
    19.99 from o2 direct, no top up required on order, arrives Monday .

    Anon
    • Anon
    • By Anon 6th Jan 18, 4:20 PM
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    Anon
    AP again... Has anyone had problems even adding a card to the wallet?

    Tried 2 different Nationwide cards and a Halifax card, all get to 'Your bank is verifying' stage then stuck on that for about 30secs, then get either "there was a problem, please go back and check your details" or "couldn't verify, please try later".

    Never had this with any of the other times I've tried.
    Originally posted by fuzzgun19
    NWide added fine on Thursday - Halifax needed a phone call and I couldnt be bothered .

    Both went to verification stage though.

    Anon
    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 6th Jan 18, 4:20 PM
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    Serendipitious
    I really like hearing about your very small shops - very inspirational.
    My best days are when I've got out of the house, done the rounds of the shops, got some fresh air and come back having spent less than 5
    Originally posted by mhoc
    Thanks

    55p of yesterday's spend was on rtc parsnips and carrots at a Co op (it's next door to a charity shop where I'd just donated a load, one of the few locally with parking outside.)

    For the day-to-day, I quite like Co op. In yesterday's store, they actively promote their rtcs, pricing them low from early on, and the till ladies will ask you if you've seen the 10p tomatoes etc.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.

    Jan 18 - grocery/household to 14/1 = 38.42



    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 6th Jan 18, 4:21 PM
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    mhoc
    Morning all hope everyone is well

    Congrats Hampy
    Di sorry your op was cancelled
    Good luck with the move bubbs
    Hope LEJC is ok

    Hugs to everyone.

    Can anyone advise on best catfood deals please (mhoc ?)

    Our old cat only ate dried. I've just purchased 120 sachets of whiskas from FF for 22. I added 3 worth of food and used 2.50 off moc so 19.50 for 120 sachets. Is that a good deal or is there a better way. I suppose tins should work out cheaper ?

    Tia xx

    Have a great weekend everyone xx
    Originally posted by cjj
    Tinned cat food does work out cheaper in theory but it depends. Cans are the equivalent of 4 sachets - more really as most sachets now are 85g instead of 100g.

    But can your cat eat an entire can in less than a day. Cats like their food really fresh so they tend to turn their noses up if the can is open too long. I think there used to be plastic lids you could get for cans - very useful in summer to save open cans getting too pungent.

    Also most cat food is jelly. Our cats last November suddenly decided they hated jelly so I had to search all shops for gravy cat food, not many places do more than one type and the best I could find was in Sainsburys - 6 for 2.60 ??? I think)

    I tend to have numerous varieties of canned food and swap them around every day or so then they don't get fed up and refuse to eat - we mostly use canned food now and everyone is eating well, the fox only gets plate scrapings now.
    I have a few special sachets for when there is just Ronnie on his own. Or Sophie cat who thinks she is a princess - sometimes I can give her half of a Sheba 60g sachet and she would hardly finish it.

    I've used Amazon pantry twice now as they have had the Butchers choice 6 cans for 2.60 - same as Asda. 6 sets of 6 fill one Amazon box with room for a few other groceries as well - I choose things that give me free delivery.

    As for dry I am just coming to the end of my Iams stockpile. Back last May I got an industrial sized bag of some Burgess cat food which I think was 23 - very good quality food and this lasted 4 months so it worked out very good value. I swapped it about with the iams and some other dry that I got for nectar points - cats loved it and did well on it - so when I can build up my Amazon credit again I will be getting another of these.
    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.
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