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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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    • fuzzgun19
    • By fuzzgun19 11th Apr 18, 4:26 PM
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    I think they must be separate. I only got the birthday treats via the sparks card.
    So like the Queen you have 2 birthdays
    Originally posted by mhoc
    I never get anything birthday from M&S and Ive had a sparks since it started. How do you get these vouchers? And hot drink ones?
    I Hate Jobsworths!!!
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 11th Apr 18, 4:29 PM
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    Enterprise 1701C
    I think they must be separate. I only got the birthday treats via the sparks card.
    So like the Queen you have 2 birthdays
    Originally posted by mhoc
    Excellent, although like many Elite, I have more than two birthdays

    My dd would insist on grown up cutlery by shouting "I want my forking knife", try as we did she wouldn't say knife and fork
    Originally posted by izzy65
    Are you sure it was 'forking' knife

    My son insisted on calling helicopters "helicopiters", and cauliflower was hollyhock!

    When my DD was about 2 or 3 she was just out of the bath, all snug for bed, and we asked her what she was doing. She replied by spoonerising "sucking my fumb" with her thumb still in her mouth. She could not understand by we were laughing so much
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • pandoraskids
    • By pandoraskids 11th Apr 18, 4:30 PM
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    Lunchtime shop - 7.70 APG

    11 items (6 different) on your receipt qualify for comparison Asda Tesco
    1x ASDA Thick Bleach Lemon (1l) 0.60 N/A
    1x ASDA Smart Price Chicken Soup (400g) 0.29 0.25
    1x ASDA Smart Price Batter Mix (128g) 0.15 N/A
    1x ASDA Semi Skimmed Milk (4pt) 1.09 1.09
    1x Silver Spoon Granulated Sugar (1kg) 0.64 0.69
    1x ASDA Multi Surface Cleaning Liquid Lemon & Ginger (1l) 1.00 N/A
    6x Casillero Del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon (75cl) 36.00 33.00
    1x ASDA Spreadable with Real Butter Light (500g) 2.10 1.05

    Comparison total (compared products only) 40.44 36.38
    RIP Little Sister 30/11/17 x
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 11th Apr 18, 4:53 PM
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    Afternoon peeps.

    Shoes has 50 points offer when you buy any branded toiletry item on the app.
    Aloe Vera hand wash is on offer at 57p.
    So bargain if you're passing.
    Hth.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 11th Apr 18, 4:55 PM
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    Little A had loads of the large crunchie eggs reduced to 1 this afternoon.
    Selling quickly......
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 11th Apr 18, 4:57 PM
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    Afternoon peeps.

    Shoes has 50 points offer when you buy any branded toiletry item on the app.
    Aloe Vera hand wash is on offer at 57p.
    So bargain if you're passing.
    Hth.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    I've only got 50 points off any shampoo or conditioner - possibly something on the reduced stand ...
    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.
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 11th Apr 18, 5:12 PM
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    I never get anything birthday from M&S and I!!!8217;ve had a sparks since it started. How do you get these vouchers? And hot drink ones?
    Originally posted by fuzzgun19
    Sadly the M&S premier club seems not to be taking new members at the moment - if you want to torture yourself have a look at what you have missed.
    I've been a member forever. it costs 10 a month as I don't have the travel insurance bit. it more than pays for itself though

    https://bank.marksandspencer.com/existing-customer-information/premium-club/

    As for Sparks - you have the app on your phone and you check it on a Thursday for new offers? You can also see your account online and your offers - also worth checking that your details are complete and correct - mine hadn't got my mobile number.
    If its yes to all of the above I would message them to ask why you are not getting any birthday treats - my email came about a week before
    Last edited by mhoc; 11-04-2018 at 5:21 PM.
    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 11th Apr 18, 5:18 PM
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    Receipt hog.
    What is the point, it's taking forever to get anywhere......
    Do people bother with this one? I much prefer shopprise that ssm talked me into.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 11th Apr 18, 5:29 PM
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    Receipt hog.
    What is the point, it's taking forever to get anywhere......
    Do people bother with this one? I much prefer shopprise that ssm talked me into.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    I gave up on the hog a long time ago, I do shopprize and shoppix with the same receipts.
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • lesliejack
    • By lesliejack 11th Apr 18, 5:29 PM
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    My Iceland offer is 5 when I spend 15 twice. Looking forward to free yoghurts with Slimming World meals. x
    essex girl in exile
    • lesliejack
    • By lesliejack 11th Apr 18, 5:30 PM
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    why did nobody tell me the APG thing was back to normal??
    I have been waiting till 6am next day!!
    essex girl in exile
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 11th Apr 18, 5:42 PM
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    Receipt hog.
    What is the point, it's taking forever to get anywhere......
    Do people bother with this one? I much prefer shopprise that ssm talked me into.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    Yes I do receipt hog. I tend to load the bigger value recs at the start of the week and then when I get over 100 points I load the low value ones later in the week - you can have 3 receipts from each shop per day. They divide the month neatly into weeks.
    My only complaints - very slow loading the points, can take days sometimes and they don't do things in date order - hence why I do bigger receipts early in the week or you might only get 5 points for them.
    I also find it logs out on me at regular internals
    It takes me about 10 to 12 weeks to get enough points for 5 paypal - I've got 8 since October 2016 - 40 worth, OK its not fabulous riches but paypal tends to be treat money and I use the receipts anyway for shoppix,shopprize and Big DL
    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.
    • Wheres My Cashback
    • By Wheres My Cashback 11th Apr 18, 5:46 PM
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    Wheres My Cashback
    Receipt hog.
    What is the point, it's taking forever to get anywhere......
    Do people bother with this one? I much prefer shopprise that ssm talked me into.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    50 cashed out a couple of weeks ago.

    Hog takes much longer than the others as usually only manage to accrue around 150pts per week which over a year with bonus points is approx 35, whereas Big D 50 and Shoppix 60, but Shopprize 130 so all in all about 275pa.

    If you put that into reality and divide that 275 by the time taken to snap receipts it works out as pennies per hour.

    But then again it's money for nothing except your time.
    Last edited by Wheres My Cashback; 11-04-2018 at 5:49 PM.
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 11th Apr 18, 5:47 PM
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    curl girl
    Yes I do receipt hog. I tend to load the bigger value recs at the start of the week and then when I get over 100 points I load the low value ones later in the week - you can have 3 receipts from each shop per day. They divide the month neatly into weeks.
    My only complaints - very slow loading the points, can take days sometimes and they don't do things in date order - hence why I do bigger receipts early in the week or you might only get 5 points for them.
    I also find it logs out on me at regular internals
    It takes me about 10 to 12 weeks to get enough points for 5 paypal - I've got 8 since October 2016 - 40 worth, OK its not fabulous riches but paypal tends to be treat money and I use the receipts anyway for shoppix,shopprize and Big DL
    Originally posted by mhoc
    I feel like I've done it forever and still only on 800 points!

    What's Big DL please mhoc?
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 11th Apr 18, 5:51 PM
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    curl girl
    50 cashed out a couple of weeks ago.

    Hog takes much longer than the others as usually only manage to accrue around 150pts per week which over a year with bonus points is approx 35, whereas Big D 50 and Shoppix 60, but Shopprize 130 so all in all about 275pa.

    If you put that into reality and divide that 275 by the time taken to snap receipts it works out as pennies per hour.

    But then again it's money for nothing except your time.
    Originally posted by Wheres My Cashback
    I just treat it as a hobby.
    I'm new to it really and only joined shopprise as it lowered it's rewards points.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • Wheres My Cashback
    • By Wheres My Cashback 11th Apr 18, 6:03 PM
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    Wheres My Cashback
    I just treat it as a hobby.
    I'm new to it really and only joined shopprise as it lowered it's rewards points.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    Initially about 175pa could be earnt from Shopprise, but the last round of points changes reduced that to 130pa.
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 11th Apr 18, 6:03 PM
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    mhoc
    I feel like I've done it forever and still only on 800 points!

    What's Big DL please mhoc?
    Originally posted by curl girl
    BigDL has a spinning wheel you get one spin per day plus if you share an offer eg via twitter you get a 2nd spin. You can win entries to a monthly draw, an extra spin, bonus e points and once I won a 1 amazon voucher Last year though I won 2 very nice salad bowls.
    Also you can upload receipts, one per shop per day - 5 points for each receipt unless you have won a bonus and then its 25. I've only drawn down once on this
    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.
    • bargainqueen8
    • By bargainqueen8 11th Apr 18, 6:04 PM
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    Good Morning

    I don't remember forks being in Turkish delight.

    See they lost again last night

    Pity it was Liverpool who beat them

    What's up with mse being so slooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwww

    Couldn't get on earlier at all
    Originally posted by tweets


    i forgot to reply to this. you have the fa cup to look forward.my nerves were shredded last night but all turned out right in the end,sorry marmite.
    • Wheres My Cashback
    • By Wheres My Cashback 11th Apr 18, 6:10 PM
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    Wheres My Cashback
    BigDL has a spinning wheel you get one spin per day plus if you share an offer eg via twitter you get a 2nd spin. You can win entries to a monthly draw, an extra spin, bonus e points and once I won a 1 amazon voucher Last year though I won 2 very nice salad bowls.
    Also you can upload receipts, one per shop per day - 5 points for each receipt unless you have won a bonus and then its 25. I've only drawn down once on this
    Originally posted by mhoc
    I've managed 3 x 1 Amazon, a solar power bank, DJ style headphones and some charging cables on the instant wins, but nothing on the prize draws............yet
    • fuzzgun19
    • By fuzzgun19 11th Apr 18, 6:22 PM
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    fuzzgun19
    Sadly the M&S premier club seems not to be taking new members at the moment - if you want to torture yourself have a look at what you have missed.
    I've been a member forever. it costs 10 a month as I don't have the travel insurance bit. it more than pays for itself though

    https://bank.marksandspencer.com/existing-customer-information/premium-club/

    As for Sparks - you have the app on your phone and you check it on a Thursday for new offers? You can also see your account online and your offers - also worth checking that your details are complete and correct - mine hadn't got my mobile number.
    If its yes to all of the above I would message them to ask why you are not getting any birthday treats - my email came about a week before
    Originally posted by mhoc
    Thanks all my details are correct, but I didn't put a phone number in - is there any bonus to putting a number?
    I Hate Jobsworths!!!
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