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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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    Welcome to a new long lasting Elite 11+ glitch and chat thread.

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    All the relevant information can be found in post number 2.
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 19-02-2018 at 11:48 AM.
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    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 12th Mar 18, 11:20 PM
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    From HUKD, cracking price if you get decent priced flights
    Caribbean cruise (only), 2 weeks, MSC Fantasia, 27th March. Cruise only. Outside cabin. 275pp - Cruise Circle
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
    Juvenal, The Sixteen Satires
    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 12th Mar 18, 11:24 PM
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    Presumably, we should get the 6 comparison on Villa Maria at Morrison's until 5pm tomorrow?
    Originally posted by josie
    Not necessarily. It could end as soon as 8.30 tomorrow morning - that's the approximate earliest I've known, although, by the way things seem to be more recently, it usually doesn't update these days until Wednesday.

    I don't know in what way the wines will change on the APG - I now have an M OOS of the Torres, although it does have the Wolf Blass Chardonnay. My other stores were generally the other way around - they could get no trace of Torres or OOS in the collection stores or the currently-comparing Wolf Blass could be absent from several. They should have them somewhere though, even if not as widespread as last week (which itself was starting to lose some in some places) - it was just with the other Wolf Blass going N/A, that may return next time or may just stay off now, that it's not, ahem, guaranteed to compare next time. IMO obviously as A would disagree. I am getting no price other than 7 on the Villa Maria in the Ms I have visited today.

    I have had luck with the Bird's Eye 42 Crispy Chicken Dippers as I have found a store with a full price SEL. Sadly the SEL is covered with an OOS label and there is no stock to be found anywhere in the store.

    However there is consolation of sorts as last year's Christmas stock of M Southern Fried Poppin' Chicken (190g), that many people will no longer have, is now 25p. Sadly the APG appears linked up to the version that appeared later, that many people will have, that will be full price. You can probably halve the prices of some of the Christmas versions of some frozen food products that currently appear on my list. They are in red packaging and are bagged, unlike the new versions that are in boxes and are the incorrect products as they are the full price versions that have superseded the clearance products. Separate from those, it looks like the BE 42 packs are being replaced by a downsized 38 pack version - I do not know what price that now is, as I do not have a SEL yet in the one place where they have appeared for me - I was not interested in scanning the product as it is bound to be nowhere near as good as the 42 pack product on clearance that hasn't been in stock in any of the stores I've visited at the times at which i have visited them so far.

    I am my own enemy, as it's my fault for posting on this thread that the 42 Chicken Dippers pack is 1, thus allowing people to know and to buy it out of the store in which I find the full price SEL. However, the information has been posted elsewhere on this thread before, so it would still have been known even if I hadn't mentioned it.
    Last edited by Savvybuyer; 12-03-2018 at 11:42 PM.
    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.

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    • michaels
    • By michaels 12th Mar 18, 11:24 PM
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    Somewhere around 30-35 would be realistic based on what others have achieved for 100mb BB and XL TV plus extra box, possibly less.

    But as I am managing on my mobile tonight I may cave in ... or may not as it may be too late with tv and B.B. already off .

    And it would happen today, when my mobile number ported out so I am now managing on borrowed data from the kids .

    Originally posted by Anon
    Did I mention when they turned up to do the vm install I couldn't believe it when they proposed surface running a cable from the front of the house to the main tv - it had not even occurred to me that it would be anything other than an ip tv box. The vm box has sat unused next to the phone/modem router for the last 11 months and we have used our old tv boxes.
    Cool heads and compromise
    • gocat
    • By gocat 12th Mar 18, 11:40 PM
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    Well done! I've not used shpock, I did download it a while ago and had a look, but didn't list or buy anything. I'd rather not arrange something then them not turn up (like freecycle sometimes).
    Originally posted by fuzzgun19
    When I pressed on make an offer there was a message that said something like once you have comitted to buy the item it is legally binding or words to that effect. So perhaps that would help stop the no showers.
    I know what you mean tho. I had a terrible job getting rid of a piano last year. Tried freecycle, facebook, gumtree, ebay. So many people interested then letting me down at the last minute or not replying to messages. Got rid of it via gumtree in the end.
    • gocat
    • By gocat 12th Mar 18, 11:43 PM
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    Oh any news yet gocat?
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    Yes DS had her baby this afternoon about 3pm. He's gorgeous and so perfect. Only weighed 5 half pounds which is really very small in our family. But mother and baby are doing well and she's hoping to be home by Wednesday
    • vanilla twist
    • By vanilla twist 12th Mar 18, 11:48 PM
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    vanilla twist
    From HUKD, cracking price if you get decent priced flights
    Caribbean cruise (only), 2 weeks, MSC Fantasia, 27th March. Cruise only. Outside cabin. 275pp - Cruise Circle
    Originally posted by davemorton
    Cracking deal but I bet flights are for an island that is slightly more obscure and harder to get to. Cruise will be cheap because cruise line can't get decently priced flights.
    Great ship but will be in Cape Verde then

    V x
    . I do think a chaise lounge is a good description of you though. Stylish yet comfortable and laid back
    Originally posted by fairclaire
    May the odds be ever in your favour

    SPC 7 Pot No 410 232.63 Total
    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 13th Mar 18, 12:00 AM
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    Cracking deal but I bet flights are for an island that is slightly more obscure and harder to get to. Cruise will be cheap because cruise line can't get decently priced flights.
    Great ship but will be in Cape Verde then

    V x
    Originally posted by vanilla twist
    Dont know the islands, but it departs/returns from Bridgetown, Barbados.
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
    Juvenal, The Sixteen Satires
    • Dunroaming
    • By Dunroaming 13th Mar 18, 12:29 AM
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    9 items (7 different) on your receipt qualify for comparison
    2x Wham Raspberry Flavoured Bar (16g)0.20N/A
    3x Martini Asti (75cl)26.9418.00
    0.17x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Banana (order by number of bananas or select kg) (per kg)
    1x Maoam Giant Strawberry Stripes (1pk)0.100.10
    1x Haribo Starmix (1pk)0.100.10
    0.1x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Carrot (order by number of carrots or select kg) (per kg)0.060.06
    0.09x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Parsnips (order by number of parsnips or select kg) (per kg)0.100.10
    1x Barratt Flumps (12g)0.100.10
    Comparison total (compared products only)27.53 18.58

    • zippydooda
    • By zippydooda 13th Mar 18, 1:27 AM
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    Did you know that legislation around consumption of alcohol for under 18's in Not allowed in a pub, but it IS allowed on a pub premises (i.e. beer garden).... all because the people who formulate legislation are rather useless and did not read what they wrote!

    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    I have also been told that a child under the age of 18 can drink alcohol in a pub, with a meal. My friend who is a manager in a pub told me.
    Originally posted by Sarahdol75
    are you both saying eg a 10 year old or even a 4 year old can drink beer.
    does anyone know when series 3 of ashes to ashes is on drama

    let me know please.
    • elainemn
    • By elainemn 13th Mar 18, 6:43 AM
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    Good morning everyone. Congrats on your new arrival gocat.

    No change to wine list, but morries price change due today so the price will go back up to 7 on Villa Maria. Left at 6 until confirmed.

    wine asda Other suppermarket Each after apg Supermarket APG for 3

    Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 9.48 6.00 2.24 Morrisons 12.24

    Freixenet Prosecco (750ml) 11.98 9.00 4.11 Waitrose /Morrison 11.64

    Wolf Blass Red Label Shiraz Cabernet (75cl) 6.48 5.00 2.34 Morrisons (2 for 10 deal) 5.94

    Wolf Blass Red Label Chardonnay Semillon (75cl) 6.48 7.00 4.14 Morrisons (2 for 10 deal) 0.54

    Torres Vina Sol White Wine (75cl) 6.48 5.00 2.34 Morrisons (2 for 10 deal) 5.94

    Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 8.98 8.00 4.21 sainsburys 5.34

    Monopole blue top champagne 27.00 20.00 9.00 sainsburys 27.00

    Martini Asti Spumante 8.98 6.00 2.41 morrisons 10.74

    Taittinger Brut Reserve NV Champagne 35.00 27.00 12.63 waitrose 32.10

    Faustino VII Rioja (75cl) 7.48 8.00 4.71 tesco 0.84

    Barefoot Pink Pinot Grigio 6.48 5.00 2.34 Morrisons (2 for 10 deal) 5.94

    TO TRY - ON 3 FOR 2

    Barefoot Bubbly Pink Moscato 7.98 8.00M, 4.54 7.98 8.00 4.54 morrisons 2.34

    Porcupine Ridge Shiraz 7.98 7.00 3.64 sainsburys 5.04

    Nederburg 56 Hundred Pinot Grigio 5.98 5.75 3.18 tesco 2.42

    Hardys Nottage Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Australia 6.48 6.00 3.24 Morrisons 3.24
    • mrsmac10
    • By mrsmac10 13th Mar 18, 7:19 AM
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    I'll be at work tomorrow morning, so if I get the chance I will price check some of the odds and sods/last weeks reductions for any new bargains
    Originally posted by sarahskint
    Hi Sarah Are you enjoying the job It can be a bit daunting at first but you seem positive , so hope its grand


    Seen your reply Glad its ok
    Last edited by mrsmac10; 13-03-2018 at 7:34 AM.
    Retiree in training
    • mrsmac10
    • By mrsmac10 13th Mar 18, 7:24 AM
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    Planning a T shop

    Originally posted by TrulyMadly

    I did not get the groupon but will copy bits of your list I am on baby sitting duties till lunch time and can only do much pretend play with Peppa toys so will take the wee one out retail training
    Retiree in training
    • mrsmac10
    • By mrsmac10 13th Mar 18, 7:36 AM
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    Good morning all

    Gocat lovely news Glad both mother and baby are well

    Running out the door in 5 catch you laters
    Retiree in training
    • Anon
    • By Anon 13th Mar 18, 7:50 AM
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    are you both saying eg a 10 year old or even a 4 year old can drink beer.
    Originally posted by zippydooda
    According to the drink aware information I posted above, at home a 10 year old can yes, 4 year old no.

    I admit I never even considered this before as I assumed under 18s shouldnt drink and that is probably the best approach (I know they may do, but I assumed it was illegal - but then if it is illegal to buy alcohol for an under 18, or unless 16/17 with a meal in a pub/restaurant, and illegal to buy alcohol as an under 18, where would they legitimately get the alcohol from at home ).

    • hornetgirl
    • By hornetgirl 13th Mar 18, 8:00 AM
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    Morning all
    Hope it!!!8217;s a good day for you today Di
    Lovely news gocat
    Unity is strength...Knowledge is power...Attitude is everything

    MF 30 June 2010

    Everything is fleeting, everything will change
    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 13th Mar 18, 8:02 AM
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    Good morning all

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

    • emerald21
    • By emerald21 13th Mar 18, 8:03 AM
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    Planning a T shop

    Originally posted by TrulyMadly

    TM did you just show the cashier in Tesco a pic of the voucher ? If so did it work ok . Thanks .

    Good Morning all
    • emerald21
    • By emerald21 13th Mar 18, 8:06 AM
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    Meghan Markles 30 good for gardening

    Originally posted by TrulyMadly

    That ring would get caught in my towels when I was drying my hands and causing them to pull threads.
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 13th Mar 18, 8:25 AM
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    Enterprise 1701C
    Good morning all, started off sunny here but clouds have come and spoiled the fun.

    I was daydreaming today, thinking about the carp 'moral dilemmas' post on the different boards sometimes, and came up with my own. I wondered....
    You know how you sometimes see people wantering around supermarkets doing their shopping while eating a pasty, or drinking a can of pop, then putting the empty bag/can on the belt and paying for the item.
    Well... what if a seventeen year old was doing some shopping and drinking some of those cans of gin and mixer or something like it, what could they do? They could not accuse them of stealing, as they had every intention of paying, but the supermarket would not be allowed to accept payment, as they would then be selling alcohol to a minor... Dunno, thoughts please.
    Originally posted by davemorton
    There is one thing everyone else has missed. It is illegal for someone under 18 to buy alcohol, attempt to buy alcohol or to be sold alcohol.
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • tweets
    • By tweets 13th Mar 18, 8:32 AM
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    Good Morning

    gocat congratulations to all the family
    Lost 3st-6lb
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