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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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    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread part 2 6th Nov 17 at 3:30 PM
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    • Picasso7
    • By Picasso7 7th Mar 18, 9:51 PM
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    Hope you soon get better xxx
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Sorry to hear that you are not yourself Picasso
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    Thank you, both. I'm beginning to realise that I've probably had flu which has really knocked me flat. But tonight I went to see Mum, delivered a birthday present to a friend and came home via M. It's the first evening for about three weeks that I have actually done something, so I am looking up. Didn't do a wine shop as I didn't have the list with me, idiot child that I am!
    Last edited by Picasso7; 07-03-2018 at 9:55 PM.
    • Picasso7
    • By Picasso7 7th Mar 18, 9:53 PM
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    I've got my Reward preferences but sadly it is blank ..
    Originally posted by mhoc
    Thank you for that, Ive not had any rewards or treats from JL since they started apart from vouchers for tea & cake once. I didnt know they were still giving them. Ive downloaded the app & no treats showing so I phoned them. Apparently theyre having trouble with the app. Theyre changing the treats to tailor them to the individual, whatever thats going to mean. Probably wont be as good as what it was, a bit like the removal of Ws pick your own. Theyve looked into my account & apparently I opted out, I dont remember that. Anyway theyre going to send me some vouchers in the post. Itll be interesting to see what everyone gets in future.
    Originally posted by annieme
    When work bought me a new iPad, JL had a good deal with the Pencil and the cover incorporating a keyboard. They were easily the cheapest and I also bought Zeek gift cards to cover the cost. So JL thinks I am a good customer! I don't always manage to use the drink and cake coupon but will try to take Mum out so they don't get wasted.

    I hope you both start getting cake...
    • Picasso7
    • By Picasso7 7th Mar 18, 9:54 PM
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    I've caught up and I'm off to bed now. Night all.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 7th Mar 18, 9:58 PM
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    Hear that bubbs, now there's a man who knows whats what!!
    Now dont be bitter bubbs, just because you are having problems with your waterworks.
    Originally posted by davemorton
    funny you are
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 350 for 2015, 2016 400 Actual345, 400 for 2017 Actual 500
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    • diluvsdiscounts
    • By diluvsdiscounts 7th Mar 18, 10:07 PM
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    Bubbs shes 1 on the 28th of this month. She beautiful and very full of character.
    The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they make the best of everything they have Weight lost so far 2 stone 11lb
    • zippydooda
    • By zippydooda 7th Mar 18, 10:11 PM
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    but what if you buy 6 and use 6 coupons, 3 of them and 3 of others? dunno why im asking , i wont be buying
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Yes thats ok. I thought you meant use 2 coupons on one product
    does anyone know when series 3 of ashes to ashes is on drama

    let me know please.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 7th Mar 18, 10:12 PM
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    Bubbs shes 1 on the 28th of this month. She beautiful and very full of character.
    Originally posted by diluvsdiscounts
    Oh my lordy bet she is beautiful, becoming s little monkey i bet
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 7th Mar 18, 10:14 PM
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    Yes that!!!8217;s ok. I thought you meant use 2 coupons on one product
    Originally posted by zippydooda
    Well they might appeal to some then Its these

    Edit think there are 2 flavours
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    • rhosynbach
    • By rhosynbach 7th Mar 18, 10:18 PM
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    Well they might appeal to some then Its these

    Edit think there are 2 flavours
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Nibbles for TM guests.

    Di glad to see you are doing better and are home, with your wine stash. What lovely people the elite are doing that for you x xxx
    • diluvsdiscounts
    • By diluvsdiscounts 7th Mar 18, 10:19 PM
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    Oh my lordy bet she is beautiful, becoming s little monkey i bet
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Yes she is crawling but not quite walking but she is into everything. Dd stood her up in front of me today she crawled right up to me and as clear as anything said HIYA with a big toothy grin it was well worth the two week wait since I've seen her.
    The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they make the best of everything they have Weight lost so far 2 stone 11lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 7th Mar 18, 10:22 PM
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    Yes she is crawling but not quite walking but she is into everything. Dd stood her up in front of me today she crawled right up to me and as clear as anything said HIYA with a big toothy grin it was well worth the two week wait since I've seen her.
    Originally posted by diluvsdiscounts
    Awwwwwww bless
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 350 for 2015, 2016 400 Actual345, 400 for 2017 Actual 500
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    • diluvsdiscounts
    • By diluvsdiscounts 7th Mar 18, 10:24 PM
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    Nibbles for TM guests.

    Di glad to see you are doing better and are home, with your wine stash. What lovely people the elite are doing that for you x xxx
    Originally posted by rhosynbach
    I know Rhos and what I hadn't realised was Ellie14 had gone home each time between each shop to make sure she had done it right. They are such good friends I am so pleased we all got to meet at the charity breakfast I cannot believe I have only known them for two years and then there's also my wonderful fair friend we are not allowed to mention. Our next meet is at my house and there shall be fizz flowing that day I promise. Bq you can only have fizz if you promise to take Bobby with you when you leave
    The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they make the best of everything they have Weight lost so far 2 stone 11lb
    • Sarahdol75
    • By Sarahdol75 7th Mar 18, 10:39 PM
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    Thank you, both. I'm beginning to realise that I've probably had flu which has really knocked me flat. But tonight I went to see Mum, delivered a birthday present to a friend and came home via M. It's the first evening for about three weeks that I have actually done something, so I am looking up. Didn't do a wine shop as I didn't have the list with me, idiot child that I am!
    Originally posted by Picasso7
    This bug has really knocked me for six aswell, I went back to Zumba tonight first time for 3 weeks, and OMG I couldnt do it, nearly collapsed, couldnt breathe, came home after 20 minutes, think its going to be another few weeks before I am fit and ready.
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    • BIG MOC
    • By BIG MOC 7th Mar 18, 11:24 PM
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    I know Rhos and what I hadn't realised was Ellie14 had gone home each time between each shop to make sure she had done it right. They are such good friends I am so pleased we all got to meet at the charity breakfast I cannot believe I have only known them for two years and then there's also my wonderful fair friend we are not allowed to mention. Our next meet is at my house and there shall be fizz flowing that day I promise. Bq you can only have fizz if you promise to take Bobby with you when you leave
    Originally posted by diluvsdiscounts
    Im glad you are feeling better. How is your fair friend that we are not allowed to mention? I have been bobbing in and out of the exile thread but it's been a while since she posted. Hopefully she's still running and it's work keeping her busy
    Pobody's-Nerfect
    • michaels
    • By michaels 7th Mar 18, 11:31 PM
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    Oh No! Assume they have fixed the pipes if you now have water. Would insurance cover the damage to the washing machine?



    Reassure me that either the bucket and pipe end are outside or your have a carbon monoxide alarm. There is a small risk of CO coming through the condensate pipe.
    Originally posted by silvercar
    Possibly, we had ours installed into a washing machine trap when the new boiler was fitted 5 years ago and it was gas safe signed off. Then when we had a problem the engineer said it was non-compliant and we would need it to go straight into the waste. Then the gas safe guy who came to do that job said he would do it but in his opinion it wasn't necessary to meet the regs - so 3 different gas safe engineers with two different opinions...

    Last day for using T mag coupon (Feb) for Yeo Valley bio light
    yoghurt 4 pack, then claim 50p cos.
    Originally posted by Moufflon
    Now you tell me - mr t and the yogs was on my to do list for today but didn't get round to it and now it is too late.

    If anyone still hasn't got their cashback items yet for TCB groceries today is the final day.

    I got
    twin packs of ginsters Cornish pasties for 1 - 5op cashback
    wonky potatoes 1 with 50p cashback

    The Heinz tom ketchup 460g is also 1.50 in Morrison with 1 cashback

    that's a cheap dinner sorted out
    Originally posted by mhoc
    Yep I was in mr m yesterday trying to get to a conditional spend total, looked up the offers, went to the ketchup shelf and of course only 1 brand in one size was oos. Our mr m is actually pretty pooor for keeping stuff on the shelves.

    Run out of multiquotes but our house insurance through aviva looked very good after cashback until they refused to cover more than r0 nights per year of paying guests/airbnb.

    Finally 20+ pages today - you lot are robbing me of my beauty sleep and one look in the mirror shows I certainly need it.

    My top tip for the last few weeks is don't get l5 disk degeneration in your 40s
    Cool heads and compromise
    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 7th Mar 18, 11:40 PM
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    I think this has changed slightly from being 1 in Morries but still a good comparison

    AvM

    1x ASDA Shades Decorated Kitchen Towels (2roll) 2.00 1.24
    Originally posted by marmitelovemehateme
    It isn't 1 in M. It's 2 for 2, so the 1.24 price (for one) is as expected. It looks like it is still working - mix and match with A's Shades Kitchen Towels (2) worked over the weekend.
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    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 8th Mar 18, 12:05 AM
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    Well they might appeal to some then Its these

    Edit think there are 2 flavours
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Nibbles for TM guests.

    Di glad to see you are doing better and are home, with your wine stash. What lovely people the elite are doing that for you x xxx
    Originally posted by rhosynbach
    Just a note to say *not* to try these vs M as the instore price is 1.65 not 1. There are a few differences between online and instore prices on crisps more generally, just to try to confuse you. The McCoys ridge cut 6 pack crisps are showing 1 online but they are not - or at least not instore and APG uses instore M SELs - at least the one I scanned on Monday was 1.50 and I continue to have SELs of 1.50 across them all in all my M stores. Meanwhile, online shows packs such as French Fries, Quavers, Wotsits and Pickled Onion Monster Munch at full price - however I have 1 showing across all of them in every M. Therefore, I expect McCoys not to work but these packs should do so, although they are only 1.45 individual price in A so not that good. Be aware that, with French Fries Variety pack, I have the SELs in M showing a different weight to that that a.com works out at - therefore this might be an N/A - I do not have this issue on the Ready Salted pack.

    Also, the Mug Shot on the Go Chicken & Sweetcorn pot - the SELs in M say Chicken rather than Chicken & Sweetcorn even though the pots are Chicken & Sweetcorn. This item might also be a risk.

    Meanwhile I am the harbinger of no good news from M - other items that appear to have increased in price are the "Savers" squash drinks. They were 33p for quite some time - I think at one stage Apple & Blackcurrant was slightly low but eventually joined the other two - however I have seen the SELs change to 42p in M and therefore crossed the items out, but left them on the list with the intention that people can see the price increase on them. Unfortunately I have no comparable items from A to beat any price increase on them. I now have the SELs saying 48p in M, so it seems they have increased in price a second time. No good.

    Also the Whiskas cat foods - 12x100g - are still showing 3 online. However, with all my Ms showing 3.67 across them, I have picked one at random and it has scanned at 3.67, so I take it that all of them are now that price, at least instore. The offer seems to have moved to some 12x85g packs, but obviously not very good as we are "missing" 15g twelve times.

    On the men's razors though, some of them are still on offer price - not as many of them have increased in price as I first thought; however the Hydro 3 Razor has gone from showing me 3 last Wednesday to being 3.50 (and showing me 3.50 on a yellow label in one store just so you might not notice the change) - that may risk even worse on the APG from this time as I have had stores showing me full prices now, hence why I thought more had gone up, but there are three (that I am tracking any rate) still on offer price although another two have gone to full price. The list will get updated with the info. hopefully fairly soon as there are fewer changes to make this time.

    I still have the More points offers showing in one store on the mini pizzas, although I have not had other stores showing me those, and on the Family Garlic packs and the 750g pack of Ginger. I don't think they are on More points though - online no longer shows them (despite my divergence from online I am having on other items) on the pizzas and the Garlic and I am missing Ginger - the label is dated the same date on Ginger as for Garlic so I am having to take it that the points offers ran together and they are no longer on as per online. I needed another store similar to the one which is the only one where I have the Ginger and Garlic. I visited such a store - unfortunately it did not have either of the products so I am left with the one still showing the More points although I don't think they are on anymore. I did get other things of use from the store although I am still unable to find any stock of Bird's Eye 42 Chicken Dippers. I am left with two stores of a maddening 1 RTC SEL and empty shelves and no trace in my four other different places (across Monday and Wednesday). My stores had already switched to full price SELs on the RTC cakes and celebration cakes last time - however, with them no longer showing or showing OOS online, rather than appearing at full price, I took it that they were still on RTC. I think that is right and the RTCs are continuing whilst stocks anywhere still last - I had a SEL over 11 for the Pusheen Cake but tried it at the scan and it came back at 5.75.

    I have a range of items showing me offer price in one place but I don't think they are. I also have some offer prices from my new store and I think they are correct. I have been having the Wawel bars more often showing me 37p last time even though they were 25p. I have seen no change to the 37p SELs this time - however I have scanned one and it is now 37p. Therefore that product has gone up in price - and the other versions are showing online at 37p now as well. The lack of change to instore SELs therefore indicates a price change and they have gone up - we'll get to the correct prices at the end.

    I have not been able to visit Wrexham this time. It was not a question of time -
    I could have done so, but only had a few outstanding items and decided to cut mileage and costs down. I assume the 50p offers on the 1.5Kg bags of Maris Piper Potatoes (even assuming they still have stock of them left) and M's Welsh Trimmed Leeks, that were St. David's Day offers, are no longer on? I will be removing the 1Kg Onions that I only put onto the list last time as I now have all my stores saying 68p. I imagine there has been no change in price on the Welsh Pantry pies and pasties and they have not now gone lower than the 1 prices I have on the list?

    One piece of good news though - I have Savers Cheese & Bacon Quiche (400g) going to 1. Online is clearly not updated yet as it still says 1.07. The SP Cheese & Bacon Quiche is nicely 1.20, 4% above average, at the moment. Leave it until the weekend to try for the new M price.
    Last edited by Savvybuyer; 08-03-2018 at 1:07 AM.
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    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 8th Mar 18, 1:13 AM
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    Friex ok at 3 . Thanks OP

    A vs M

    1x Heinz Tomato Ketchup (460g) 1.75 1.50
    0.16x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Banana (order by number of bananas or select kg) (per kg) 0.12 0.12
    1x ASDA Fat Free Quark (250g) 0.75 N/A
    1x ASDA Butcher's Selection Extra Tasty Medium Whole Chicken in a Bag (1.5kg) 5.00 3.75
    1x Pepsi Max Cans (8x330) 3.00 3.00
    1x ASDA No Added Sugar Cherries & Berries Squash (1.5l) 1.00 1.24
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Lemon (each) 0.30 0.30
    1x ASDA Whole Milk (4 pint) 1.09 1.10
    3x Freixenet Prosecco D.O.C. (75cl) 35.94 27.00
    1x Ribena No Added Sugar Winter Spice (850ml) 2.46 2.48
    Originally posted by gocat
    I think wrong number bought - is M's version not 2 for 2 in M?

    I think it's sometimes with rushing out and not being able to take time to compile a shopping list properly. I did this yesterday evening - hadn't got time to check every item I was buying so just had to go and do the shop. I got SP Lemonade now comparing, for all of 1.7p, but lost 2.7p by buying SP Toilet Cleaner which has vanished from a.com. I did need toilet cleaner though - to be fair, since I was paying with APGs, I would have bought from A anyway as still same price as M but not getting any better as it does not appear. Fortunately I had enough other items. The Walkers Tomato Ketchup is still a trigger - indeed it appears to have completely gone from a.com now - but I bought Walkers Baked Variety crisps (along with a Kettle Bites) only then to think whether M has Variety
    pack as I couldn't remember. I checked my list however (after my shop was done) and saw they did and it did compare as it should. My A trying to tease me by losing the mbuy on the SELs for the crisps I was buying - however it was still showing online so I did right to buy them with the Walkers Ketchup. The version of the Chomp that wasn't on the mbuy in A several months ago appears to have changed in individual price and it is now on the mbuy.
    Last edited by Savvybuyer; 08-03-2018 at 1:31 AM.
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    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 8th Mar 18, 1:48 AM
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    I don't think many of us is partaking in wine glitch as Scottish supermarkets do not have 3f2 on alcohol
    Originally posted by sirbaksiu
    Sorry about this; thanks for reminding me. Will have to travel south of the border.

    It should have clicked that, every time there is an mbuy on alcohol, it is not available in Scotland. I do think these things automatically most of the time but, perhaps fortunately for my human side, I am not as automatic as their computers. I bought 15 10p sweets - yes they really do need that many! - hoping to compare against T's 5 for... offer recently, except that 12 of them were Maoam Stripes - something strange happened when I checked the receipt - I even managed to make a flump pick up T at 11p and the T mbuy did not fully appear - of course I clean forgot that only maximum of 10 the same item appear. Normally, I automatically think "maximum 10 the same" but, on this occasion, in my eagerness to grab 15 sweets, I forgot! So, "even I" make mistakes. Fortunately they are low value items so it wasn't drastic losing the full comparison.
    Last edited by Savvybuyer; 08-03-2018 at 1:51 AM.
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    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 8th Mar 18, 1:54 AM
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    This compares in a A vs M shop too . So good for a filler and cb
    Originally posted by gocat
    I will eventually catch up with these sorts of things.
    Obviously one I have not got but I will need to make a note to add to the list.

    EDIT: Looks like it may have been the final day. I was going to say it might appear on the list if I ever get there before the offer ends! I will look into it and, if the CB offer is not there anymore, I won't bother with it but if it is still on it will get to the list (if I get to putting it on there before the offer ends).
    Last edited by Savvybuyer; 08-03-2018 at 2:07 AM.
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