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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.
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    • emerald21
    • By emerald21 13th Jan 18, 3:06 PM
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    Excellent news. Well done her, it's not easy.
    Originally posted by Serendipitious

    Thanks Seren are you one ?. No its not especially when she s holding down a demanding job with the council in financing ( she goes to schools to discuss their budget ) amongst other things and has the two young children.
    • Snap-ant
    • By Snap-ant 13th Jan 18, 3:09 PM
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    Good Afternoon

    TM have you looked at Kipling bags ?

    You can get roomy ones and not lose your stuff also they are not heavy like some bags are
    Originally posted by tweets
    You & I know they are brilliant especially the Defea for compartments but I think TM is more upmarket than us

    (saying that I do own a leather Defea but have never used it.. )
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    • Snap-ant
    • By Snap-ant 13th Jan 18, 3:17 PM
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    Thank you Emerald regarding the Marmite suggestion, googled it & it mentioned Iglu pastilles....
    Runs upstairs & searches through boxes in bathroom... da dah
    Bought in SD for 25p - knew one day someone might need them



    Now I've got to trek back up the mountain
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    • newbie1980
    • By newbie1980 13th Jan 18, 3:22 PM
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    Thanks for that, thought I didn't recognise the name.... Nearest centre 218 miles away . Kwik fit a couple of pounds cheaper and then the CB and freebie.
    Originally posted by braveheart60uk
    have you tried blackcirles also do tcb
    • tweets
    • By tweets 13th Jan 18, 3:24 PM
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    You & I know they are brilliant especially the Defea for compartments but I think TM is more upmarket than us

    (saying that I do own a leather Defea but have never used it.. )
    Originally posted by Snap-ant
    Quite a few of us on here have Kipling bags

    I was just pushing TM towards our taste of bags

    I got a new Kipling purse for Christmas and prefer it to the old style this one.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06XPBHHST/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    DS got it me
    Lost 3st-1lb
    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 13th Jan 18, 3:32 PM
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    Serendipitious
    Thanks Seren are you one ?. No its not especially when she s holding down a demanding job with the council in financing ( she goes to schools to discuss their budget ) amongst other things and has the two young children.
    Originally posted by emerald21
    No but I've sometimes wished I was

    I've only assisted accountants on a temp basis in the past, I used to do the clients' book-keeping for two accountants, and it was fascinating. Shoe-boxes full of a year's worth of tatty receipts, that sort of thing. I used to transform all the muddle into tidy books so that the guys had accurate figures to work with.

    Dawn is in a different league altogether, definitely not easy for her with a job and family as well. But the rewards will be worth it.
    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



    • Sarahdol75
    • By Sarahdol75 13th Jan 18, 3:48 PM
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    Well Im pleased to say Dawn passed her 10 th out of 12 exams to become a chartered accountant
    Originally posted by emerald21
    Congratulations

    Quite a few of us on here have Kipling bags

    I was just pushing TM towards our taste of bags

    I got a new Kipling purse for Christmas and prefer it to the old style this one.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06XPBHHST/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    DS got it me
    Originally posted by tweets
    You and snap persuaded me, I now own a fair few
    Walk 3000 miles in a year challenge 2018


    Week 1 57.49 miles 137 696 steps
    • Sarahdol75
    • By Sarahdol75 13th Jan 18, 3:55 PM
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    For the bird lovers, think they are all in our garden, our feeder had about 20 on it then in the bush loads aswell

    Walk 3000 miles in a year challenge 2018


    Week 1 57.49 miles 137 696 steps
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 13th Jan 18, 3:58 PM
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    For the bird lovers, think they are all in our garden, our feeder had about 20 on it then in the bush loads aswell

    Originally posted by Sarahdol75
    I hear they taste rather nice.... but not much meat on them!

    Right off to Mr A...
    Aim 20 lbs loss by 21.3.18.
    10 weeks to go - 16.5 lbs to go.
    20,000 step a day challenge.
    Day 1 - 27,024 steps. Day 2 - 24,000 steps. Day 3 - 18,554 Day 4 -13,207 Day 5 - 14,218 Day 6 - 27,238 Day 7 - 13,000. Total 137,241
    Banked steps for lazy days 0....
    • tweets
    • By tweets 13th Jan 18, 4:03 PM
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    Congratulations



    You and snap persuaded me, I now own a fair few
    Originally posted by Sarahdol75
    I bet it didn't take much persuading
    Lost 3st-1lb
    • tweets
    • By tweets 13th Jan 18, 4:04 PM
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    For the bird lovers, think they are all in our garden, our feeder had about 20 on it then in the bush loads aswell

    Originally posted by Sarahdol75
    Are they blue tits ?
    Lost 3st-1lb
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 13th Jan 18, 4:21 PM
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    Thanks for that, thought I didn't recognise the name.... Nearest centre 218 miles away . Kwik fit a couple of pounds cheaper and then the CB and freebie.
    Originally posted by braveheart60uk
    Sorry about that I thought they were nationwide.
    I'm a misinformer again......
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 13th Jan 18, 4:22 PM
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    Looking for an additional Droid to activate an account for your OH . Pixi 3 price has dropped again. Note no NFC so this cannot be used to play the game, just to activate a new account.

    https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/ee-alcatel-one-touch-pixi-3-35-inch-1499-499-10-top-up-argos-collection-2876275

    Now down to 4.99 in Arg0s - in theory 10 top up required, but order online and pay with Fasttrack collection and only pay 4.99.

    CEX seem to be paying 15 for trade in.

    Untested... but ordered ready for activating at the end of the month so I can play in February . You are limited to ordering 1 from Arg0s ... per order it seems .

    HTH

    Anon
    Originally posted by Anon
    I fancy giving it another try, but I only have one account that I can set up on it, and thats the one I used. My other accounts are Starling bank and Barclays, and neither are listed as being able to use on the droid app

    Been shopping online for 2 front tyres.
    Did a bit of research
    http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/accessories-tyres/92873/all-season-tyre-test-20172018-results-by-category

    Checked prices for nearly all fitters etc.

    Best Price for my choice of Michelin was Kwik Fit, also says you can get free mobile fitting for 2 or more tyres.

    Best price per tyre by at least 10. also freebie winter care kit when ordered online
    https://www.kwik-fit.com/offers/michelin-winter-kit-offer and CB from Q 3.5%TCB 3.28%

    Still just about 100 each but as car is the newest I have ever had, I want to make sure I get th best I can.

    Hope this can help others who may be looking for tyres.

    Also you normally get your receipt in a wee booklet that sometimes has money off stuff in it. I know the staff at my local and have always had good service from them.
    Originally posted by braveheart60uk
    I am shocked the Vredestein Quatrac are not on that test, as they usually come top/near the top. I can personally recommend them, great tyres, and amazing in the snow. Cheaper than some of the other makes too.
    http://whichtyres.com/2015/06/vredestein-quatrac-all-season-tyres-are-they-the-ultimate-driving-experience/
    Last edited by davemorton; 13-01-2018 at 4:29 PM.
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    • michaels
    • By michaels 13th Jan 18, 4:22 PM
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    michaels
    In A now, just child going banana egg muller is still trigger? Thanks
    Cool heads and compromise
    • Glyndwr
    • By Glyndwr 13th Jan 18, 4:33 PM
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    I seem to think that you need to use a proper till to scan your NUS card - the shop I was in last night didn't have any self scans anyway

    I seem to be getting a MOC every 2nd shop but only if there is a day imbetween
    Originally posted by mhoc
    You can use NUS cards on SS tills.
    Just choose 'membership card' (or something like that), swipe your Coop card, then swipe your NUS card.
    Tills can be a bit slow showing the discount, but it does come off. Mind you if you use cash they're the same tills as the old Morrisons ones, so it takes forever to take your coins & count them.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Jan 18, 4:49 PM
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    Evening all
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 350 for 2015, 2016 400 Actual345, 400 for 2017 Actual 500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 10 1/2 lb week 43
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Jan 18, 4:51 PM
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    Yog shop v s1x Wham Raspberry Flavoured Bar (16g) 0.10 N/A
    0.14x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Banana (order by number of bananas or select kg) (per kg) 0.10 N/A
    1x Maoam Giant Strawberry Stripes (1pk) 0.10 0.10
    1x Haribo Starmix (1pk) 0.10 0.10
    1x Swizzels Refreshers Original Lemon Flavour (18g) 0.10 N/A
    0.11x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Carrot (order by number of carrots or select kg) (per kg) 0.06 0.06
    1x Muller Light Fat Free Vanilla & Dark Chocolate Yogurt (165g) 0.68 0.50
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Cucumber (each) 0.50 0.45
    10x Muller Light Fat Free Strawberry Yogurt (175g) 6.80 5.00
    1x Barratt Flumps (12g) 0.10 N/A


    Comparison total (compared products only) 8.24 6.21
    v t
    x Wham Raspberry Flavoured Bar (16g) 0.10 N/A
    0.14x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Banana (order by number of bananas or select kg) (per kg) 0.10 0.10
    1x Maoam Giant Strawberry Stripes (1pk) 0.10 0.10
    1x Haribo Starmix (1pk) 0.10 0.10
    1x Swizzels Refreshers Original Lemon Flavour (18g) 0.10 0.10
    0.11x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Carrot (order by number of carrots or select kg) (per kg) 0.06 0.04
    1x Muller Light Fat Free Vanilla & Dark Chocolate Yogurt (165g) 0.68 0.68
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Cucumber (each) 0.50 0.50
    10x Muller Light Fat Free Strawberry Yogurt (175g) 6.80 5.36
    1x Barratt Flumps (12g) 0.10 0.10
    Comparison total (compared products only) 8.54 7.08
    +1.46 cheaper
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 350 for 2015, 2016 400 Actual345, 400 for 2017 Actual 500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 10 1/2 lb week 43
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 13th Jan 18, 4:53 PM
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    Muggle shop v m
    1x ASDA Baker's Selection Square Cut Medium Wholemeal Bread (800g) 0.55 0.50
    1x ASDA Farm Stores White Potatoes (2.5kg) 1.15 1.18
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Raspberries (150g) 1.50 2.00
    1x ASDA Southern Fried Chicken Fillet Strips (450g) 4.00 N/A
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Seedless Green Grapes (500g) 1.50 N/A
    1.51x Asda SmartPrice ASDA Farm Stores Unsmoked Gammon Joint (Minimum Weight 1.1 kg) (per kg) 5.22 N/A
    1x ASDA Farm Stores Kiwis (6pk) 0.50 N/A
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Broccoli (360g) 0.55 0.57
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Cauliflower (each) 1.00 1.00
    1x ASDA Farm Stores Mixed Peppers (3pk) 0.99 N/A
    1x ASDA 15 Mixed Weight Free Range Eggs (15pk) 2.00 2.00
    Comparison total (compared products only) 6.75 7.25
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 350 for 2015, 2016 400 Actual345, 400 for 2017 Actual 500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :-4 stone 10 1/2 lb week 43
    • newbie1980
    • By newbie1980 13th Jan 18, 4:53 PM
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    quoting dave mortons
    I fancy giving it another try, but I only have one account that I can set up on it, and thats the one I used. My other accounts are Starling bank and Barclays, and neither are listed as being able to use on the droid app


    you can use the same card just need a different phone ie pixi 3 for 4.99 to load account onto then transfer to nfc phone and different gmail address
    • redfox
    • By redfox 13th Jan 18, 4:54 PM
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    Are they blue tits ?
    Originally posted by tweets
    they look like long tailed tits. They always fly around and feed in fairly large groups. Very noisily

    They look like a ball on a stick with their long tails and small bodies!
    Last edited by redfox; 13-01-2018 at 4:56 PM.
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