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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
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    • fuzzgun19
    • By fuzzgun19 12th Mar 18, 4:21 PM
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    fuzzgun19
    Oh heck ... my V M internet and tv have gone off .

    So much for negotiating a new deal .

    This approach (cancel, order elsewhere) has worked for others but not for me .

    Any ideas?

    Thank you

    Anon
    Originally posted by Anon
    Do you actually have an order in with another provider?

    I cant think you can do anything other than call VirMin and ask what they can do but imagine they wouldnt offer the best deal..

    Might be best to go with other provider if you have one in place
    I Hate Jobsworths!!!
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 12th Mar 18, 4:31 PM
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    mhoc
    I've always done mine in the photo booth in M.
    Was a fiver last time though!

    Afternoon peeps.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    I think mine was 6 last year - dire photos always and yes its not a very MSE amount but its 60p a year so then its not so bad. Or if you go away twice a year then its 30p a trip

    If you are trying to do your own photos and the technology is not working and it takes you 2 hours to finally get a suitable photo and get it uploaded, then 2 hours on say minimum pay of 10 that's 20 - you could have been in Sada doing a wine shop if you just got photo booth photos and trotted off to the post office
    Create all the happiness you are able to create; remove all the misery you are able to remove. Every day will allow you, --will invite you to add something to the pleasure of others, --or to diminish something of their pains.
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 12th Mar 18, 4:31 PM
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    curl girl
    [QUOTE=emerald21;74011683]
    Where has the walnut gone from walnut whips!
    Treated myself and though something had gone wrong.....
    More cutbacks.[/QUOTE

    Do you mean the one on top ? They used to have one at the bottom too years ago and delicious coffee flavoured cream ones . Also the chocolate was formed in swirls from bottom to top not like now where they are moulded to look like that.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    Yes!
    No walnut on the top.
    Just called whips!
    Very misleading as they are the same colour box.
    I remember the original ones as well with the walnut inside.
    Everything is getting worse/smaller/inferior.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • mrsmac10
    • By mrsmac10 12th Mar 18, 4:42 PM
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    Being a member of the elite was trying to save the 5/6. But not sure it's worth the effort.
    Also if you fill the form online it looks like you have to send a virtual picture with the application
    Originally posted by Saversue
    I am sort of struggling to save the pennies just now DH needed a passport and we got the pictures and link for the passport application for 9.99 in Timpson's. Application submitted within minutes, picture uploaded as if by magic and old passport sent back today

    We leave in 4 weeks so I am hoping it comes through in the suggested time frame
    Retired
    • izzy65
    • By izzy65 12th Mar 18, 4:43 PM
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    My picture is terrible, can't believe how bad I look. Don't you have to sent a passport size picture?
    Originally posted by Saversue
    I just attached the pic from the iPad, as I said did the same for dh passport so thought if good enough for passport..., it was accepted and as it's on the back no one sees it anyway, and believe me I look awful
    The person who never makes a mistake never learns anything.
    • josie
    • By josie 12th Mar 18, 4:45 PM
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    josie
    Today 10.30

    8 items (6 different) on your receipt qualify for comparison Asda Morrisons
    1x Muller Rice Raspberry & Apple Low Fat Desserts (6x180g) 2.00 2.00
    1x ASDA Extra Special 2 Unsmoked Dry Cured Lean Loin Medallion Steaks (230g) 2.00 N/A
    1x ASDA Thick Corned Beef Slices (150g) 1.50 N/A
    1x ASDA Egg Custards (2pk) 0.75 N/A
    0.56x ASDA Loose White Baking Potatoes (order by number of potatoes or select kg) (per kg) 0.56 0.56
    1x ASDA Thick Breaded Dry Cured Ham Slices (150g) 1.50 N/A
    1x ASDA Ground Coriander (34g) 0.79 0.69
    3x Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough (75cl) 28.44 18.00
    1x ASDA Butcher's Selection 12 Pork Sausages (681g) 2.30 N/A
    1x ASDA Florida Style Orange Juice (1l) 1.23 1.22
    1x ASDA Smart Price Longlife Soya Drink Unsweetened (1l) 0.59 0.59
    1x ASDA Extra Special 8 Dry Cured Unsmoked Back Bacon Rashers (240g) 2.00 N/A

    SnS
    Originally posted by SweetnSavvy
    Presumably, we should get the 6 comparison on Villa Maria at Morrison's until 5pm tomorrow?
    • izzy65
    • By izzy65 12th Mar 18, 4:48 PM
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    izzy65
    Being a member of the elite was trying to save the 5/6. But not sure it's worth the effort.
    Also if you fill the form online it looks like you have to send a virtual picture with the application
    Originally posted by Saversue
    Sue I must admit 5 is frightful but I did it online as just wasn't up to a trip out to a photo booth and needed to renew the bb, and it took so little time and effort I would always do it this way
    The person who never makes a mistake never learns anything.
    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 12th Mar 18, 4:57 PM
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    Serendipitious
    [QUOTE=curl girl;74011804]

    Yes!
    No walnut on the top.
    Just called whips!
    Very misleading as they are the same colour box.
    I remember the original ones as well with the walnut inside.
    Everything is getting worse/smaller/inferior.
    Originally posted by emerald21
    Any time now they'll produce the new improved Polo mint - the one with the bigger hole.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.




    • Anon
    • By Anon 12th Mar 18, 4:59 PM
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    Anon
    Do you actually have an order in with another provider?

    I cant think you can do anything other than call VirMin and ask what they can do but imagine they wouldnt offer the best deal..

    Might be best to go with other provider if you have one in place
    Originally posted by fuzzgun19
    Yes B T are due to install on Thursday but I was hoping it wouldnt come to that. When I phoned V M last week they said due to disconnect on 15th, so I moved the B T install to that date to give them longer to negotiate. They havent .

    Family are in melt down as no internet .

    Anon
    • Saversue
    • By Saversue 12th Mar 18, 5:00 PM
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    Saversue
    Sue I must admit 5 is frightful but I did it online as just wasn't up to a trip out to a photo booth and needed to renew the bb, and it took so little time and effort I would always do it this way
    Originally posted by izzy65
    Thanks for all the replies.
    I agree it's not worth the time. but once I start to do something can't give up, as think of it as a failure

    Have attached the photo's, didn't accept first lot I tried, but took the second, so will see if they accept them for BB, no way would they be good enough for passport, but these days don't have one as can't travel.
    Not been on holiday for 22 years.
    • pippo
    • By pippo 12th Mar 18, 5:04 PM
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    pippo
    I find that with You Gov or NewVista, I get close to cash out and have to wait days if not weeks for another survey.
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    Think I have given up with You gov..
    • fuzzgun19
    • By fuzzgun19 12th Mar 18, 5:12 PM
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    fuzzgun19
    Yes B T are due to install on Thursday but I was hoping it wouldnt come to that. When I phoned V M last week they said due to disconnect on 15th, so I moved the B T install to that date to give them longer to negotiate. They havent .

    Family are in melt down as no internet .

    Anon
    Originally posted by Anon
    Suppose theres no harm calling Virmin and ask whats going on as disconnect wasnt supposed to happen until 15th and see what they offer.

    Last time I went through it, they didnt call me either so about one week before disconnect I ordered from bt, then the next day Virmin were on the phone. Sounds like youve been unlucky.

    I know what you mean though, I have teens and can imagine what theyd be like!
    I Hate Jobsworths!!!
    • emerald21
    • By emerald21 12th Mar 18, 5:19 PM
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    emerald21
    [QUOTE=curl girl;74011804]

    Yes!
    No walnut on the top.
    Just called whips!
    Very misleading as they are the same colour box.
    I remember the original ones as well with the walnut inside.
    Everything is getting worse/smaller/inferior.
    Originally posted by emerald21
    Yes they are. Wagon wheels for example , hardly any more lol. Mars Bars are the size of Milky Ways which taste differently now and not as nice as the original ones. Not much chance of getting fat on them lol
    • Wheres My Cashback
    • By Wheres My Cashback 12th Mar 18, 5:20 PM
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    Wheres My Cashback
    Used a 39+ APG for this shop without the blink of an eye

    6x Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough (75cl) 56.88 36.00

    Stocks are running low in A, maybe because they are all in my garage
    • bargainqueen8
    • By bargainqueen8 12th Mar 18, 5:21 PM
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    bargainqueen8
    Where has the walnut gone from walnut whips!
    Treated myself and though something had gone wrong.....
    More cutbacks.
    Originally posted by curl girl


    got these before christmas there was either with or without walnuts but they are tiny.
    • emerald21
    • By emerald21 12th Mar 18, 5:21 PM
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    emerald21
    [QUOTE=Serendipitious;74011942]

    Any time now they'll produce the new improved Polo mint - the one with the bigger hole.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    you are right there
    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 12th Mar 18, 5:28 PM
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    davemorton
    Good Afternoon
    Does anyone know the best programme, or method of producing passport size photo's to download.
    I am filling in application for new BB and need up-to-date picture.
    Have tried a few programmes I googled and sent one in, but it's a set of 4 and don't know if it will be accepted.
    Just taken me 3 hours to work out how to download pictures from phone and try to produce one the right size.
    Originally posted by Saversue
    Ijust used my phone for passport.
    Put an application for a passport renewal in last week, and it is on iys way back to me already, so 4 weeks should be grand.

    Whats BB please?

    Where has the walnut gone from walnut whips!
    Treated myself and though something had gone wrong.....
    More cutbacks.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    Call whips now Beaten to it I see.

    Oh heck ... my V M internet and tv have gone off .

    So much for negotiating a new deal .

    This approach (cancel, order elsewhere) has worked for others but not for me .

    Any ideas?

    Thank you

    Anon
    Originally posted by Anon
    OUCH! I feel your pain.
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
    Juvenal, The Sixteen Satires
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 12th Mar 18, 5:34 PM
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    silvercar
    Yes B T are due to install on Thursday but I was hoping it wouldnt come to that. When I phoned V M last week they said due to disconnect on 15th, so I moved the B T install to that date to give them longer to negotiate. They havent .

    Family are in melt down as no internet .

    Anon
    Originally posted by Anon
    I don't understand why they have disconnected you 3 days early. Phone up and find out as it makes no sense.

    If you are paying for service to the 15th then that is what you should get.
    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 12th Mar 18, 5:35 PM
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    davemorton
    might give the asti a try tonight, as its kay with some limes in it in the summer (and its really cheap ) is this the correct one please?

    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
    Juvenal, The Sixteen Satires
    • underperky
    • By underperky 12th Mar 18, 5:37 PM
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    underperky
    Good afternoon hope everyone is well
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