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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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    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 18th Apr 17, 1:26 PM
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    Savvybuyer
    2x Walkers Smoky Bacon Crisps (6x25g) £2.90 £2.00
    2x Jacob's Crinklys Variety Pack (7x25g) £3.30 £2.00
    1x Walkers Crinkles Cheddar & Onion Flavour Potato Crisps (6x23g) £1.45 £1.00
    1x Walkers Cheese & Onion Crisps (6x25g) £1.45 £1.50

    these are my results from this morning v T
    thanks to issey
    Originally posted by nanx4
    What do the Walkers Crinkles compare to against M? TIA.
    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.
    • marmitelovemehateme
    • By marmitelovemehateme 18th Apr 17, 1:27 PM
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    marmitelovemehateme
    My results from this morning

    A v T

    1x Jacob's Crinklys Cheese & Onion Flavour 7 Pack (7x25g) £1.65 £1.00
    1x Jacob's Cheese & Onion Mini Cheddars (7x25g) £1.65 N/A
    1x Jacob's Crinklys Variety Pack (7x25g) £1.65 £1.00
    1x Jacob's Original Mini Cheddars (7x25g) £1.65 £1.00

    1x ASDA Farm Stores White Potatoes (2.5kg) £1.29 £0.49
    0.43x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Banana (order by number of bananas or select kg) (per kg) £0.31 £0.30

    Couldn't remember if the flavour cheddars worked..It was just the original flavour
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    • LEJC
    • By LEJC 18th Apr 17, 1:30 PM
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    You can pay a smaller amount than the value of the gift voucher. When your receipt prints out so does a new credit note for the remaining amount...also valid for 1 year
    Originally posted by aau1
    Thanks aau....so does that mean I can extend the life of the voucher that prints out as the change...or is that still only valid for the year of the original credit note?
    frugal October...£41.82 of £40 food shopping spend for the 2 of us!

    2017 toiletries challenge 179 out 145 in ...£18.64 spend
    • Anon
    • By Anon 18th Apr 17, 1:31 PM
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    Presumably it only goes away once it's tracked into your account because I claimed 3 accounts on 1 device one after the other
    Originally posted by aau1
    That seems to be what is happening - maybe it has been doing it for a while but I have not noticed as I normally upload receipts for all family at the same time? Obviously if i were only uploading my own receipts I wouldn't have noticed anyway .

    Anon
    • nanx4
    • By nanx4 18th Apr 17, 1:37 PM
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    nanx4
    What do the Walkers Crinkles compare to against M? TIA.
    Originally posted by Savvybuyer
    1x Walkers Crinkles Cheddar & Onion Flavour Potato Crisps (6x23g) £1.45 N/A

    these also v M
    1x Walkers Cheese & Onion Crisps (6x25g) £1.45 £1.00
    2x Walkers Smoky Bacon Crisps (6x25g) £2.90 £2.00
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 18th Apr 17, 1:39 PM
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    Can I ask for some people's ideas on how much a week excluding rent, would be reasonable for someone staying in Vancouver, Canada for couple of months.

    It's really difficult to judge when it's not actually a holiday. But while there will want to take advantage of nice things to do.

    Thankfully rent includes utilities etc, so that's one less concern.
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    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 18th Apr 17, 1:42 PM
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    Tinyshoes
    Hope you all had a Happy Easter.

    I was driving on the motorways for much of it. Easter Sunday M25 was a car park around 11am.

    But was good to see all the family at some point over the weekend...
    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...
    • simone10
    • By simone10 18th Apr 17, 1:46 PM
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    M&S credit note
    Quick question to all the m&s experts please....

    I've got a credit voucher back as I returned some clothing....its for £50 ish .....I'm never going to be able to spend that amount in one go...do they give you a replacement voucher if you spend a lesser amount or not give change......its valid for a year
    Originally posted by LEJC
    You can pay a smaller amount than the value of the gift voucher. When your receipt prints out so does a new credit note for the remaining amount...also valid for 1 year
    Originally posted by aau1
    Thanks aau....so does that mean I can extend the life of the voucher that prints out as the change...or is that still only valid for the year of the original credit note?
    Originally posted by LEJC


    It does NOT extend the date of the credit note. So if you have a £50 credit note dated 1 Sept 2017 and you spend £1. You will get a 'fresh' credit note for £49 but it will be dated 1 Sept 2017.


    However if you are getting close to an expiry date you make a single purchase for the full amount and if the item isn't suitable and you need to return it....you get a new credit note with an expiry date 1 year from the date of the return
    • LEJC
    • By LEJC 18th Apr 17, 1:55 PM
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    LEJC
    Thanks simone....

    I think I was more concerned that I would lose the value of the voucher if I could not spend it all in one go...It's good to know I can spend it in dribs and drabs until the year is up.
    frugal October...£41.82 of £40 food shopping spend for the 2 of us!

    2017 toiletries challenge 179 out 145 in ...£18.64 spend
    • locarr
    • By locarr 18th Apr 17, 1:55 PM
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    locarr
    Hope you all had a good Easter despite the weather.

    Noticed the Covent Garden Soup Vouchers have finished.

    Mum is back in Hospital, as she can't eat, drink or take any of her medication and seemed to be in and out of consciousness when the paramedic came yesterday.
    They have her on a drip which should help to rehydrate her, but don't yet know what the problem is.
    Hope they can find out and do something to help.
    I have her sister, my 90 year old aunt (lives 40 miles away and can no longer drive) crying on the phone to me and asking if she is going to be OK, but I don't have the answers.
    Originally posted by Saversue

    still available here http://newcoventgardensoup.com/what-were-up-to/


    Sorry to hear about your Mum (((xx))

    Presumably it only goes away once it's tracked into your account because I claimed 3 accounts on 1 device one after the other
    Originally posted by aau1
    the boxes of crème eggs are now £1 in A's


    all their Easter stock has be reduced, £4 eggs are now £2.50, twisted eggs were 50p a pack, the crème eggs easter egg 75p, easter decs 50p also...


    Afternoon ALL!


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    • emerald21
    • By emerald21 18th Apr 17, 2:34 PM
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    Good Afternoon all on my way to Inverness on the train BH if you are near the station wave to me
    • izzeyb
    • By izzeyb 18th Apr 17, 3:04 PM
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    izzeyb
    wackynut's crisp shop against Sainsbobs. APG for £3.52.

    8 items (5 different) on your receipt qualify for comparison Asda Sainsbury's
    1x Wham Raspberry Flavoured Bar (16g) £0.10 N/A
    1x MAOAM Giant Strawberry Stripes (1pk) £0.10 £0.10
    1x Haribo Starmix (1pk) £0.10 N/A
    1x Swizzels Refreshers Original Lemon Flavour (18g) £0.10 N/A
    3x Walkers Bugles Cheese Snacks (6x20g) £4.50 £3.00
    1x Jameson's Caramels Bag Chocolate Bag (180g) £1.00 N/A
    1x Skips Tingly Prawn Cocktail Flavour (6x13.1) £1.50 £1.00
    1x Barratt Flumps (12g) £0.10 £0.10
    1x Aunt Bessie's 10 Dumplings (490g) £1.69 N/A
    1x Jameson's Ruffles Raspberry Chocolate Bag (180g) £1.00 N/A
    2x Walkers Squares Salt & Vinegar Snacks (6x22g) £2.90 £2.00
    Comparison total (compared products only) £9.10 £6.20


    I got the small individual Caramel eggs and Lindor eggs this lunch time in smaller Sainsbobs 25p each. 5 pack of creme eggs was 90p (tried to find them in Aldi for 79p but nothing left at all). They had quite a lot of stock left compared to the bigger Sainsbobs store. How right this is, will remain to be seen tomorrow - young SA restocking said everything left in the morning is going to 70% off.
    Last edited by izzeyb; 18-04-2017 at 3:35 PM.
    • altojack
    • By altojack 18th Apr 17, 3:06 PM
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    altojack
    Good Afternoon all on my way to Inverness on the train BH if you are near the station wave to me
    Originally posted by emerald21
    I've just seen BH running in opposite direction Emerald towards bus depot
    There's no place like home

    Clearing Stash of Freebies and Samples of beauty products
    1st Feb 2017/18 Out 255 In 67
    1st Feb 2018/19 Out 31 In 10
    • altojack
    • By altojack 18th Apr 17, 3:07 PM
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    altojack
    3pm already I've changed our bed this morning and don't think I should have been stretching, ouch
    There's no place like home

    Clearing Stash of Freebies and Samples of beauty products
    1st Feb 2017/18 Out 255 In 67
    1st Feb 2018/19 Out 31 In 10
    • Anon
    • By Anon 18th Apr 17, 3:12 PM
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    Anon
    My results from this morning

    A v T

    1x Jacob's Crinklys Cheese & Onion Flavour 7 Pack (7x25g) £1.65 £1.00
    1x Jacob's Cheese & Onion Mini Cheddars (7x25g) £1.65 N/A
    1x Jacob's Crinklys Variety Pack (7x25g) £1.65 £1.00
    1x Jacob's Original Mini Cheddars (7x25g) £1.65 £1.00

    1x ASDA Farm Stores White Potatoes (2.5kg) £1.29 £0.49
    0.43x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Banana (order by number of bananas or select kg) (per kg) £0.31 £0.30

    Couldn't remember if the flavour cheddars worked..It was just the original flavour
    Originally posted by marmitelovemehateme
    Great - so the £1.65 packs work out 2 for 50p after APG (£3.30 v £2, £1.50 return on £2 spend).

    The £1.45 packs work out 2 for 90p after APG (£2.90 v £2, £1.10 back on £2 spend).

    The £1.50 packs work out 2 for 80p after APG (£3 v £2, £1.20 back on £2 spend).

    Anon
    Last edited by Anon; 18-04-2017 at 3:17 PM.
    • altojack
    • By altojack 18th Apr 17, 3:14 PM
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    altojack
    The overcast sky has cleared away so it looks like it's going to be a pleasant afternoon
    There's no place like home

    Clearing Stash of Freebies and Samples of beauty products
    1st Feb 2017/18 Out 255 In 67
    1st Feb 2018/19 Out 31 In 10
    • Picasso7
    • By Picasso7 18th Apr 17, 3:17 PM
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    Picasso7
    Good morning all...

    I'm up to Saturday morning reading back on the thread,so apologies if you don't get a mention on my first post!

    I do hope everyone had a lovely Easter....

    Rhos...read of your Son's accident ....gosh...I hope he's not too shaken and all is well....was that the lovely morris minor vintage car written off...I seem to recall one of your son's has one or something similar?

    Picasso....You asked a question about sealing a wet room...umm...I love wet rooms,but only when they belong to someone else!
    Sadly I have very little experience with them and tend to stick to traditional bathrooms in the rentals mainly for the reasons that wet rooms can very easily become havens for mould unless they are dried well between uses....and not everyone has the patience to clean and dry all over regularly...
    My understanding is that before any sealant is used the area must be completely dry...I see no reason why a sealant can't be used round the edges of the floor to wall but I would check if you need a special one for wetrooms due to the amount of water that is likely to fall on the areas.

    Do you have a spare tile ....if you do give that a few cleans with bleach or whatever cleaner you want to use and see how it handles it....I'm guessing you have something that is either slate or porous and I wouldnt always recommend abrasive cleaners on those....I have quite a bit of natural slate throughout the downstairs of our house and it's not the best thing for getting too wet....there are some good sealants again you can get but they are more for areas where they are not in a bathroom.
    Sorry I can't be much help...but there are some good heads over on the diy threads who will certainly be able to answer your question....

    On to my weekend....and spent most of yesterday sat on various motorways...own fault really but DS decided that he needed to go back to uni as there are a few things he needed to do before term resumes next week.....next time he wants to travel on a bank holiday remind me to tell him to take the megabus back!

    toiletries...just the one out this week....a body spray...nothing in.

    Off to continue the catch up...and still hoping for a little bit of sun this week for us all. x
    Originally posted by LEJC
    Thank you so much for this! Really good ideas and I shall do my best to get round to it. Loving my wet room and really must get it looking wonderful again...
    • tweets
    • By tweets 18th Apr 17, 3:52 PM
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    tweets
    I've just seen BH running in opposite direction Emerald towards bus depot
    Originally posted by altojack
    Lost 3st-6lb
    • simone10
    • By simone10 18th Apr 17, 3:53 PM
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    simone10
    Thanks to Izzy (still no idea how you work out what might glitch)
    Shop is A v M
    My shop was done at 12.25 today. Shelf price was £1.60 per 6pk but went through till at 2 for £2. Paid £5.11 for my whole shop including the fillers and got APG back for £2.89
    1x ASDA Smartprice Lemonade (2l)£0.17£0.17
    4x Kettle Chips Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar (5x30g)£6.40£4.00
    0.09x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Red Onion (order by number of onions or select kg) (per kg)£0.07£0.09
    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
    1x ASDA Smartprice Still Water (2lt)£0.17£0.18
    0.12x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Onion (order by number of onions or select kg) (per kg)£0.09£0.08
    1x Barratt Flumps (12g)£0.10£0.100.17x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Banana (order by number of bananas or select kg) (per kg)£0.12£0.12
    Last edited by simone10; 18-04-2017 at 3:54 PM. Reason: data added
    • tweets
    • By tweets 18th Apr 17, 3:53 PM
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    tweets
    Afternoon

    Not an happy bunny today but hey ho tiddly pom
    Lost 3st-6lb
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