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    • redfox
    • By redfox 16th Jun 16, 8:27 PM
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    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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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Mar 17, 9:36 AM
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    bubbs
    Good time for a C&C then bubbs.
    Originally posted by pacifica9
    Mine dont come from store comes from Derby way
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 2 1/2 lb
    • springdreams
    • By springdreams 11th Mar 17, 9:37 AM
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    springdreams
    Yes we can add rumble strips to the list.

    Any more ideas?

    How are you feeling this morning E
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    My DS was two weeks late, and have never been on time for anything in his life ever since!
    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
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 11th Mar 17, 9:37 AM
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    bubbs
    Right off out catch up later
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 £350 for 2015, 2016 £400 Actual£345, £400 for 2017 Actual £500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 2 1/2 lb
    • pacifica9
    • By pacifica9 11th Mar 17, 9:38 AM
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    pacifica9
    Mine dont come from store comes from Derby way
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Is that for C&C as well as HD? C&C usually come from the nearest large store whereas HD come from a central hub (think mine might come from the same one as yours!)
    “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while you could miss it.” ~ Ferris Bueller
    • thepearce
    • By thepearce 11th Mar 17, 9:40 AM
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    thepearce
    Dishwasher tablets
    tl;dr 1,000 dishwasher tablets for £46.48 delivered (4.648p/tablet). Good quality. Other quantities available.

    After my supply of finish powerball (from some SADA/tosser deal a long time ago - I forget) I needed to get some dishwasher tablets. I picked up a few bargains from farmfoods and tosser but ran out again. Was happy with the "Which #2" dishwasher tablets from Aldi. After pricing up various options in poundstretcher and many other places and not bothering with a similar groupon deal (not many details) I decided to finally order a load from Germany that I'd seen on ebay a while ago (dieseifenblase-internethandel - was dieseifenblase previously). Previously I'd seen broken / damaged tablets but these weren't. They were cheaper on ebay than on their website.

    I was a bit reluctant because of the postage costs and not really knowing if what you get will be any good. Anyway, in case it helps anyone here, and indeed anyone googling I thought I'd share a large picture of what arrived and my opinion.

    I ordered "20 kg dishwasher tablets "12/1" wrapped in plastic 1000 tablets three-coloured". I paid £47.45 including postage. They're now £46.48.
    20 kg is a lot of tablets - about 1,000. I didn't count them , nor weigh them. I just know it was a heavy box. Actually it was two boxes taped together. That was ideal because half went to my parents. The boxes were completely full and the tablets were not damaged.

    So, the per tablet price then is 4.648 p which puts them at the same kind of price, if not cheaper than the likes of B&M and poundland. The delivery was very quick - next day I think. You can buy 10kg or 30kg too.

    As for performance I haven't had any problems with these tablets. They seem to be doing a great job. I'm in a hardwater area.

    Last edited by thepearce; 11-03-2017 at 9:45 AM.
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 11th Mar 17, 9:45 AM
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    Morning all
    RL has been s**t these last few days..teenage grandson grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    But this is just what I needed this morning a good laugh... Thank you x
    Originally posted by HILLBERN
    I laughed more at the woman than the children
    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 11th Mar 17, 9:49 AM
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    My DS was two weeks late, and have never been on time for anything in his life ever since!
    Originally posted by springdreams
    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 11th Mar 17, 9:51 AM
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    TrulyMadly
    Thank you thepearce I'll have a look at that later
    Vorsprung Durch technik
    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 11th Mar 17, 10:00 AM
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    Tinyshoes
    Morning all
    RL has been s**t these last few days..teenage grandson grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    But this is just what I needed this morning a good laugh... Thank you x
    Originally posted by HILLBERN
    Morning all

    Think the best bit is when I assume it's their mum skids into action glad to have put a smile on your face HILLBERN
    Birds flying high, You know how I feel, Sun in the sky, You know how I feel,
    Reeds driftin' on by, You know how I feel

    It's a new dawn, It's a new day, It's a new life, For me, And I'm feeling good...
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 11th Mar 17, 10:14 AM
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    Tinyshoes
    You wouldn't believe how hard it is to be a patient transport volunteer, believe me, I'm trying!
    Originally posted by pippo
    I meant to reply to this yesterday.

    You are all worth your weight in gold.

    Do you know it never entered my head the transport from Poole to S'ton as it's quite a long way might have been a volunteer so sorry if I offended you pippo, I assumed it was some sort of official transport, it certainly wasn't a normal family car. Wrong either way whether paid or not for admin to book in transport for my mum before the working day actually started.

    On the other hand my mum had the most lovely volunteer that took her and a few others to the day hospice every Friday. He was always on time and used to carry her handbag out to the car.
    Birds flying high, You know how I feel, Sun in the sky, You know how I feel,
    Reeds driftin' on by, You know how I feel

    It's a new dawn, It's a new day, It's a new life, For me, And I'm feeling good...
    • pippo
    • By pippo 11th Mar 17, 10:28 AM
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    pippo
    I meant to reply to this yesterday.

    You are all worth your weight in gold.

    Do you know it never entered my head the transport from Poole to S'ton as it's quite a long way might have been a volunteer so sorry if I offended you pippo, I assumed it was some sort of official transport, it certainly wasn't a normal family car. Wrong either way whether paid or not for admin to book in transport for my mum before the working day actually started.

    On the other hand my mum had the most lovely volunteer that took her and a few others to the day hospice every Friday. He was always on time and used to carry her handbag out to the car.
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    Crikey TS, I'm not offended, sorry if it came across that way. Just saying that I have been trying to sign up to do volunteer transporting, but they are full up round here. My friends OH does it and I think the people he takes must be well impressed when he turns up in his new Jag! He sometimes does trips over 100 miles too.

    You are right about the early booking though.
    • MKS
    • By MKS 11th Mar 17, 10:43 AM
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    MKS
    When I did the Big Issue walk last week I met a lovely lady who volunteers for the Barons Court Project, a small charity which supports the homeless and those who are living with mental health issues. They have been given the opportunity to hold a bucket collection at Chelsea FC if they can get enough votes. I'm not after money, just a quick click of your mouse if you can spare a minute.
    Link on the charities board here:

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=72233964#post72233964

    Thank you x
    Originally posted by hornetgirl
    Voted, worthwhile cause. xx
    • Sunshinemummy
    • By Sunshinemummy 11th Mar 17, 10:44 AM
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    Sunshinemummy
    Enterprise. hugs xxxx


    £1200+ in points? Who would ever get get that many ...? Oh wait, give me another few years and I may have doubled up to that .

    Anon
    Originally posted by Anon
    I thought there was to be a double up in Feb.... What are you going to do with all your points?


    And my other major news this afternoon is I finally got OH to clear his messy corner of the living room Its only taken me 30 years to get him to finally completely clear it out - more or less a minor miracle

    Firstly when I suggested that this afternoon was THE day for doing it he tried grumbling, said the sofa could not be moved out which of course it could. Then I made him completely bottom out - everything came out from behind the sofa, the floor between the sofa and the cabinet, the glass cabinet itself was emptied, the window ledge ...
    The mound in the middle of the living room floor was horrendous - honestly it would have reduced most people to tears, it was so much worse than I even imagined.
    I vacuumed and wiped down everything including the mess behind the cabinet as well as inside, the window ledge everything was scoured.
    Mostly OH had to sort through the mess himself which he was not totally happy about but he had to do it- a box for paper recycling, another of card, the wash basket full of old computer CDs were binned plus masses of nameless odds and sods, big pile of DVDs and other odds for the charity shop, big mound of railway magazines which are also getting recycled, washing machine load of socks and 3 fleeces
    All thats gone back into the cabinet are 2 cameras and a small tablet in its case, 2 sets of DVD sets in their cases, 4 of his train models. The only railway stuff was a glass round thing and a round metal thing ( nameless things which he is sentimentally attached to ) and I gave him a plastic wallet for photos. Even his medicine stash has been re homed although I don't know where to

    - and thats it - about 95% all gone

    The window is now clear so we have a good view afterwards of the bird feeder and the woodpecker enjoying himself on the peanut feeder
    Originally posted by mhoc
    Your description of his corner made me

    I would have binned it all years ago whilst he was out of the house and banned him from buying railway magazines! You must have the patience of a saint.
    181.8
    • MKS
    • By MKS 11th Mar 17, 10:47 AM
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    MKS
    My two cook from scratch too MKS. I taught them a few dishes before they went to uni but they've returned teaching me stuff
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    Life and learning are always a two way thing.
    • MKS
    • By MKS 11th Mar 17, 10:51 AM
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    MKS
    Marmite good luck today

    Originally posted by tweets
    Seconded. Please let them win.
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 11th Mar 17, 10:52 AM
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    Tinyshoes
    Crikey TS, I'm not offended, sorry if it came across that way. Just saying that I have been trying to sign up to do volunteer transporting, but they are full up round here. My friends OH does it and I think the people he takes must be well impressed when he turns up in his new Jag! He sometimes does trips over 100 miles too.

    You are right about the early booking though.
    Originally posted by pippo
    No need to apologise what you wrote didn't suggest for one second I had offended, I just thought about how my little moan may have come across to any volunteers.

    What made me cross is how many other poorly people had they got out of their beds so early for no one to turn up. It used to take me 10 minutes just to get mum out the door so like gocat had her ready at the gate...

    I hope gocats mum got on ok yesterday.
    Birds flying high, You know how I feel, Sun in the sky, You know how I feel,
    Reeds driftin' on by, You know how I feel

    It's a new dawn, It's a new day, It's a new life, For me, And I'm feeling good...
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 11th Mar 17, 10:54 AM
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    silvercar
    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!

    I've just seen something similar on my facebook feed. In a local group a couple were trying to raise funds (crowdsourcing via justgiving) to go round teaching people how to cook. Then I looked in detail and they want to go round Europe! Sounded to much like they were trying to raise funds to go on a holiday to me. But crowd sourcing through Facebook local groups may be a way to reach out to people and get some funds for ingredients.

    3356

    Morning folks

    Still catching up on yesterday's goings on but a bit pushed for time this morning so it might take a while

    I need the Elite help please. I need to find the cheapest way for some friends to come to bristol from stockport by train on 24th or 25th March and return on 26th March. So far it's looking at about £150

    I'll say thank you now but will be checking back in later

    Edit - I found megabus return from Manchester for around £15 return so have passed the info on
    Originally posted by Dizzy Ditzy
    Virgin trains (west coast) have a sale at the moment.
    • Snap-ant
    • By Snap-ant 11th Mar 17, 10:55 AM
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    Snap-ant
    hornetgirl was yesterday's smartest player!



    28 players played.

    http://www.funtrivia.com/private/main.cfm?tid=99008

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    • MKS
    • By MKS 11th Mar 17, 10:55 AM
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    MKS
    We're okayish this morning, had a tearful phone call with DD yesterday so that probably helped.

    We have to look at it positively, he was in pain and bed ridden, and I think he had given up on life, so it is better this way than having a shell of him hanging on. It just leaves a gaping gap in our lives.
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    Probably not the right thing to say but please take it as it is meant.... try looking at it from the other way.
    Think of the gap in your lives that he filled for so long and the happiness that he bought to you. x
    • Snap-ant
    • By Snap-ant 11th Mar 17, 10:57 AM
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    Snap-ant
    Good Morning Llovelies


    Trying to find a nice cheap hotel in Dublin - busy busy busy
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