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    • redfox
    • By redfox 16th Jun 16, 8:27 PM
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    redfox
    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread
    • #1
    • 16th Jun 16, 8:27 PM
    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread 16th Jun 16 at 8:27 PM
    Welcome to a new long lasting Elite 11+ glitch and chat thread.

    Please see post number 2 for all the relevant information on the thread. Savvybuyer's excellent lists are in the subsequent posts.

    It's a great group and community so enjoy!
    Last edited by redfox; 16-06-2016 at 9:38 PM.
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    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 11th Mar 17, 1:48 AM
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    Savvybuyer
    That's twice (at least, maybe there were more?) that I have used the word "hypothetical" in the last few hours. Maybe my favourite word. Actually my "favourite" words - or favourite (you decide whether there are quotes there or not) - are all words that I am not allowed to post here. Or "favorite" if you are from the US of A.

    (To clarify more - most people would have been happy without clarification, but then would unknowingly have been left with a wrong impression but I am keen to ensure such an impression is not given: I don't like all words that I can't post - some I only like depending on context* - but, of the words that I like and are my favourites, none of them are postable! If that's a word - postable (a word that I can post).)

    *For example, a word that in some contexts is racist, I only like (maybe on some random occasions but not others?) in contexts in which it is not (although some people think it is unacceptable in all contexts, or alternatively that it is unacceptable regardless of context or none, so it's all a matter of everyone having different standards and no-one having a monopoly over what is acceptable or not). But I obviously did have a fondness (whether sub-conscious or not) for using the word "hypothetical" earlier, so that's either all good or all good too, depending on your view, or neutral or indifferent or not good at all or maybe something else (I have no idea what people might think or what opinions or views are within the realms of human possibility). Ir's a good word, rolls off the tongue: hy-po-thethical.
    Last edited by Savvybuyer; 11-03-2017 at 2:02 AM.
    M lists - page 18 (on 40 posts per page setting) - Avs M: post 705-708 inclusive; Tvs M and "Buy in M": post 708 onwards.

    3Dogs' lists - page 6, posts 210-214.
    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 11th Mar 17, 2:07 AM
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    Savvybuyer
    I have very subtle and complex views, so, just when you think you have understood the nuances of them all, you probably have not. Anyway, I am sending myself to sleep thinking about the complexity of them all, so I will see you at some time later. (It's all because of the complex reality of the world, so I like to think my complex views therefore understand and represent that truthfully - I cannot simplify because it is not simple. If you have something that is a simplification and is not precisely the full and complex reality, then you have only part of that and do not have the true picture - or, alternatively, maybe you understand a gist that I don't. (This post is probably in fact a really illuminating eye-opener regarding my way of thinking that reflects a lot of what I think and permeates across what I do and don't do in many situations.))

    Anyway - goodbye.
    Last edited by Savvybuyer; 11-03-2017 at 2:19 AM.
    M lists - page 18 (on 40 posts per page setting) - Avs M: post 705-708 inclusive; Tvs M and "Buy in M": post 708 onwards.

    3Dogs' lists - page 6, posts 210-214.
    • pacifica9
    • By pacifica9 11th Mar 17, 5:23 AM
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    pacifica9
    Good morning Elite.
    Hoping everyone is warm, happy and well. Hugs to those not so. ((Enterprise))
    TM,love your idea.
    Unfortunately no early bus on a Saturday so I'm unable to do a sharpie test shop before work today. But I'm sure someone will be out shopping early.
    Have a great weekend.
    Last edited by pacifica9; 11-03-2017 at 5:30 AM.
    “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while you could miss it.” ~ Ferris Bueller
    • braveheart60uk
    • By braveheart60uk 11th Mar 17, 5:47 AM
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    braveheart60uk
    Looks like priority momnts have fixed the choc glitch, hope that anyone who has saved the offer still has it.
    PS morning!
    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 11th Mar 17, 5:53 AM
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    Serendipitious
    Good morning all



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




    • diluvsdiscounts
    • By diluvsdiscounts 11th Mar 17, 5:59 AM
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    diluvsdiscounts
    Morning.
    Dd stayed over last night her bf went night fishing, it made a nice change leaving my phone downsrairs still no baby though
    • elainemn
    • By elainemn 11th Mar 17, 6:39 AM
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    elainemn
    Good morning everyone. Hope you all have a great weekend.
    • i been robbed
    • By i been robbed 11th Mar 17, 7:14 AM
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    i been robbed
    Originally Posted by i been robbed View Post
    hello everyone

    my first C&C in 8 months,

    1x Jacob's Salt & Black Pepper Flatbreads (150g) £1.51 £1.00
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Mixed Peppers (3pk) £1.00 £1.00
    1.19x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Banana (order by number of bananas or select kg) (per kg) £0.86 N/A
    1x Haribo Starmix (1pk) £0.10 N/A
    1x ASDA Semi Skimmed Milk (4pt) £0.99 £1.00
    4x Kleenex Ultra Soft Mansize Compact Tissues (each) £6.00 £4.00
    2x HP Original BBQ Sauce Classic Woodsmoke Flavour (465g) £3.98 £2.00
    4x ASDA Chosen By You Wholemeal Pitta Breads (6pk) £2.00 £1.48
    1x President Brie Cheese (200g) £1.87 £1.35
    1x Barratt Flumps (12g) £0.10 N/A
    8x Gillette Venus Embrace 5 Blade Razor & Shower Holder (each) £40.00 £8.00
    Comparison total (compared products only) £57.35 £19.83

    thanks
    I havent done one for ages, would it work on a delivery?
    Cheers.
    And whom is it against?
    Thanks
    Originally posted by latest flame
    good morning,

    AvW
    sure it's just the same for HD
    • juju17
    • By juju17 11th Mar 17, 7:17 AM
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    juju17
    Juju....did you get sorted out with Gin?

    Can I recommend this one

    http://www.daffysgin.com/daffys-gin-home/

    The bottle itself is beautiful too but then I always was a fur coat and no knickers sort of girl

    We paid £28 in W using a money off coupon but I think it was originally £36
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    Yes I did thanks....bought 3 bottles in the end as DH asked if one was for him
    • hornetgirl
    • By hornetgirl 11th Mar 17, 7:22 AM
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    hornetgirl
    Morning all
    Unity is strength...Knowledge is power...Attitude is everything

    MF 30 June 2010

    Everything is fleeting, everything will change
    • pacifica9
    • By pacifica9 11th Mar 17, 7:28 AM
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    pacifica9
    My bus got in a few minutes early so have been able to do a Sharpie test shop. Results in two hours.
    “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while you could miss it.” ~ Ferris Bueller
    • underperky
    • By underperky 11th Mar 17, 7:31 AM
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    underperky
    Hi Perky
    How are you?
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Hi I am good thanks still having problems with my leg saw consultant on Tuesday have got an 8 week low dose of steroids and have to go have a scan but I will get there in the end .I have tickets to see Rod Steward in June so my leg has to get better for that . Thanks for asking Hope you are good too
    • underperky
    • By underperky 11th Mar 17, 7:35 AM
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    underperky
    I've had a brilliant day today.

    I've had this idea chasing around in my head for years.

    One of the downfalls of giving food parcels is that it doesn't really solve a lot of the underlying problems. It's a sort of stopgap measure...like a sticking plaster.
    One of the underlying problems is lack of knowledge/ experience/ not being able to shop and cook on a budget.

    Imagine picking up a food parcel and attached to it, is a volunteer with a carrier bag of ingredients who would go back to your house with you and show you how to cook a very basic family meal. Imagine the kids coming home to a tasty casserole.
    So ....you start with a very basic repertoire of 4/5 meals, costed out at between £2 and £3 per meal for 4 for example.
    There's lots of things to be ironed out....health and safety and risk assessments, lack of cooking equipment ....some families are without even the most basic cookery stuff

    Anyway I did a pitch for some funding today and it went really well. I feel really hopeful that this sort of intervention could make a huge difference to people...improving their health and lifestyle.

    There's an army of women out there who are savvy shoppers and brilliant cooks. If we could match them with the young families who are struggling it would be a dream come true

    What do you think?
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    Excellent idea TMADLY
    • elliemoo
    • By elliemoo 11th Mar 17, 7:40 AM
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    elliemoo
    Good morning all, happy Saturday.

    Footie this morning but not til after 9 and the weather doesn't look too bad.

    Enjoy your day.
    • underperky
    • By underperky 11th Mar 17, 7:43 AM
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    underperky
    Good morning
    • underperky
    • By underperky 11th Mar 17, 7:45 AM
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    underperky
    VT hope you are feeling better after your op and wish you a quick recovery
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 11th Mar 17, 8:24 AM
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    Enterprise 1701C
    Morning all.

    Now lets be serious, can a bonoffie pie EVER be a pie, really??
    Everyone loves a bit of meat in their pie


    I saw that
    Originally posted by davemorton
    Banoffee pie is a wonderful pie, but I have to say my favourite is a proper Key Lime pie, one that brings you out in a cold sweat
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • mrsmac10
    • By mrsmac10 11th Mar 17, 8:28 AM
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    mrsmac10
    Good morning all

    Enterprise Condolences on the death of your FIL Take care

    TM Great idea I hope you get your funding

    VT Hope your are mobile again soon

    Di We can sense your impatience

    From TM's good idea post I recall meeting someone who was so proud of the pot of soup she had made Water, stock cube and a packet of swell ( It was a packet of tiny pieces of very dried veg)

    A friend used volunteer in a drop in centre and show emerging adults how to cook basic meals So sad that these basic skills are being lost

    Enjoy whatever you do
    Retired
    • springdreams
    • By springdreams 11th Mar 17, 8:31 AM
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    springdreams
    Good morning.

    My HD from last night - I kept all the sharpies as it is the same people picking the orders at my A and if I reject them they may catch on that something is going on. I've left the fillers in to give others filler ideas:


    15 items (6 different) on your receipt qualify for comparison Asda Waitrose
    1x ASDA Smartprice Wrapping Foil (20x290) £0.65 N/A
    1x Hula Hoops Puft Beef Flavour Wheat & Potato Rings (6x15g) £1.00 £1.00
    1x Hula Hoops Puft Salted Flavour Wheat & Potato Rings (6x15g) £1.00 £1.00
    1x ASDA Baker's Selection 4 Jam & Cream Donuts (4pk) £1.25 N/A
    1x ASDA Smartprice 6 Fruit Fromage Frais (6x55g) £0.42 N/A
    0.3x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Onion (order by number of onions or select kg) (per kg) £0.23 £0.22
    2x Mentos Spearmint Sugar Free Gum 5 pack (66g) £2.00 N/A
    1x ASDA Smart Price Kitchen Rolls (4 roll) £1.27 N/A
    10x Gillette Venus Embrace 5 Blade Razor & Shower Holder (each) £50.00 £10.00
    0.15x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Red Onion (order by number of onions or select kg) (per kg) £0.12 £0.12
    2x Mentos Peppermint Sugar Free Gum 5 pack (66g) £2.00 N/A
    1x McVitie's Digestives Thins Milk Chocolate (180g) £1.59 N/A
    0.8x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Banana (order by number of bananas or select kg) (per kg) £0.58 N/A
    1x ASDA No Added Sugar Cherries & Berries Double Strength Squash (1.5lt) £1.00 N/A
    1x ASDA Skimmed Milk (1pt) £0.45 £0.49
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Strawberries (300g) £1.00 N/A
    Comparison total (compared products only) £52.80 £12.83
    +£39.97 cheaper
    Smiles are as perfect a gift as hugs...
    ..one size fits all... and nobody minds if you give it back.
    Originally posted by squeaky
    !!!9734;.!!!12290;.:*!!!12539;° Housework is so much easier without the clutter !!!9734;.!!!12290;.:*!!!12539;°
    SPC No. 518
    • springdreams
    • By springdreams 11th Mar 17, 8:31 AM
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    springdreams
    v M for Savvy:


    13 items (11 different) on your receipt qualify for comparison Asda Morrisons
    1x ASDA Smartprice Wrapping Foil (20x290) £0.65 £0.67
    1x Hula Hoops Puft Beef Flavour Wheat & Potato Rings (6x15g) £1.00 £1.75
    1x Hula Hoops Puft Salted Flavour Wheat & Potato Rings (6x15g) £1.00 £1.00
    1x ASDA Baker's Selection 4 Jam & Cream Donuts (4pk) £1.25 N/A
    1x ASDA Smartprice 6 Fruit Fromage Frais (6x55g) £0.42 £0.42
    0.3x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Onion (order by number of onions or select kg) (per kg) £0.23 £0.21
    2x Mentos Spearmint Sugar Free Gum 5 pack (66g) £2.00 £2.82
    1x ASDA Smart Price Kitchen Rolls (4 roll) £1.27 N/A
    10x Gillette Venus Embrace 5 Blade Razor & Shower Holder (each) £50.00 N/A
    0.15x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Red Onion (order by number of onions or select kg) (per kg) £0.12 £0.15
    2x Mentos Peppermint Sugar Free Gum 5 pack (66g) £2.00 £2.82
    1x McVitie's Digestives Thins Milk Chocolate (180g) £1.59 N/A
    0.8x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Banana (order by number of bananas or select kg) (per kg) £0.58 £0.57
    1x ASDA No Added Sugar Cherries & Berries Double Strength Squash (1.5lt) £1.00 £1.24
    1x ASDA Skimmed Milk (1pt) £0.45 £0.45
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Strawberries (300g) £1.00 N/A
    Comparison total (compared products only) £9.45 £12.10
    Smiles are as perfect a gift as hugs...
    ..one size fits all... and nobody minds if you give it back.
    Originally posted by squeaky
    !!!9734;.!!!12290;.:*!!!12539;° Housework is so much easier without the clutter !!!9734;.!!!12290;.:*!!!12539;°
    SPC No. 518
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