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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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    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 12th Apr 18, 4:14 PM
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    davemorton
    In the absence of any ground coffee offers, I have had to resort to an approved food order at 1.99 a pack, various ones from Taylors Harrogate to Caf! direct but there was on only 1 or 2 left of each.

    And after I ordered I noticed they had 500ml bottles of coke 3 for 1.20, I am sure it wasn't there before. Might be worth a look Izzy?

    I ordered 12 cans of Ubuntu cola 25p each as they have no artificial sweeteners, I know they won't be quite the same as Pepsi/Coke but at least a bit of support for fairtrade I hope.

    Huge kilo tubs of peanut butter for 3.99 the Pip and Nut make that doesn't include any nasties, ie palm oil or sugar. And the best bit it's still in date until jan 2019.
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    My OH tends to get ground coffee from Lidl or Aldi.
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    I have recently been using this site. Good service, and if you order enough for free delivery, it is cheaper than the supermarkets/lidl/aldi.

    https://www.gimokacoffee.com/ground-coffee.html

    Oh and... .. The page is still stretched when you go to reply.
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
    Juvenal, The Sixteen Satires
    • tweets
    • By tweets 12th Apr 18, 4:15 PM
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    tweets
    Hmmmn, wonder if a H U G E (as in tweets back garden huge) picture wont stretch the page any more...
    Originally posted by davemorton
    I have the same looking page

    Be careful if you visit my back garden fence panels are
    Lost 3st-3.5lb
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 12th Apr 18, 4:16 PM
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    Tinyshoes
    Oh and approved food has free delivery code on their website if you spend 55, it shows at the checkout stage, not sure if it was automatically applied so I added the code to be on the safe side and discount showed on payment page.

    Not very MSE to pay out that much but I have got a few bargains, some sage and onion stuffing mix 6 for 99p, last time I got the unidentified stuffing it was Sainsbobs own and just as good as Paxo.

    Think Approved Food need to pay me a marketing fee.
    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...
    • tweets
    • By tweets 12th Apr 18, 4:17 PM
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    tweets
    Poppy will miss everyone's company but tweets will save a fortune on biscuits.
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    Pays having a moan at mse towers
    Lost 3st-3.5lb
    • tweets
    • By tweets 12th Apr 18, 4:18 PM
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    tweets
    I have recently been using this site. Good service, and if you order enough for free delivery, it is cheaper than the supermarkets/lidl/aldi.

    https://www.gimokacoffee.com/ground-coffee.html

    Oh and... .. The page is still stretched when you go to reply.
    Originally posted by davemorton
    Not like before I can see all smilies
    Lost 3st-3.5lb
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 12th Apr 18, 4:18 PM
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    Tinyshoes
    My OH tends to get ground coffee from Lidl or Aldi.
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    I've ruined Mr TS All that cheap waities coffee. I tried a Lidl one and he wasn't keen.
    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...
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 12th Apr 18, 4:22 PM
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    Enterprise 1701C
    I've ruined Mr TS All that cheap waities coffee. I tried a Lidl one and he wasn't keen.
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    That's the only problem with cheap expensive stuff.

    I think this is the only place where I could get away with that sentence
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 12th Apr 18, 4:24 PM
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    Tinyshoes
    I have recently been using this site. Good service, and if you order enough for free delivery, it is cheaper than the supermarkets/lidl/aldi.

    https://www.gimokacoffee.com/ground-coffee.html

    Oh and... .. The page is still stretched when you go to reply.
    Originally posted by davemorton
    I should have asked before I bought any, we were only down to the last 6 packs.

    Looks good price if you buy in bulk 1.99 or less is my bench mark for approx. 227g bag. I've not been to Home Bargains in a while sometimes it's decent price there for Percol.
    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...
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 12th Apr 18, 4:33 PM
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    Tinyshoes
    That's the only problem with cheap expensive stuff.

    I think this is the only place where I could get away with that sentence
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    The waitrose one coffee he really liked. Not sure what I paid but it was very cheap when was on offer and on PYO and combined with a conditional spend...

    That's what we are about isn't it cheap expensive stuff.

    You should see my lounge at the moment, I have had a big sort out. Going to do a car boot again. All new stuff. And I've not got rid of a single shampoo or conditioner and still filled 4 big boxes. I have gone through my hair dyes and getting rid of about 20. DD was trying to work out whether I still had a lifetimes worth and asked me at what age I would stop dyeing my hair.
    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...
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 12th Apr 18, 4:35 PM
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    Tinyshoes
    Think everyone is going to come in this evening and think there has been a big glitch on with amount of posts to catch up on.

    And then they will realise it was just me waffling all day...
    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...
    • pippo
    • By pippo 12th Apr 18, 4:40 PM
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    pippo
    In the absence of any ground coffee offers, I have had to resort to an approved food order at 1.99 a pack, various ones from Taylors Harrogate to Caf! direct but there was on only 1 or 2 left of each.

    D
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    Got a few 200g packs of Bewley's Fairtrade ground coffee at 50p a go at our local bargain store today, hope it's ok!
    • Old Bill
    • By Old Bill 12th Apr 18, 4:44 PM
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    Old Bill
    3 free cold drinks have just appeared on COS at Sainsburys. Can get 1 of each free. They don't look too appealing to me
    • izzy65
    • By izzy65 12th Apr 18, 4:46 PM
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    izzy65
    OK, I have a problem.

    We have 200 + DVDs and abput 150 CDs They are currently on a swivel shelf but really need to get rid of that and find a different way of storing them, ideally so we can still see what we have and access them quickly.

    Been looking at the Really Useful 18 litre boxes but would need around 7 and would cost 64 (didn't even look at the postage) from the cheapest source I can find.

    So, does anyone have a better idea please? They will have to go into the spare room.
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    Good afternoon enterprise with your knowledge have you considered a home server, we have all our music and films, bar blue ray, on the server we do keep the originals but they are stored away , I keep a selection of cds for the car but dh uses a USB in the car too.
    The person who never makes a mistake never learns anything.
    • chandlerscroft
    • By chandlerscroft 12th Apr 18, 4:51 PM
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    chandlerscroft
    3x Baxters Favourites Royal Game Soup (400g) 3.21 2.25
    5x Baxters Favourites !!!!-A-Leekie Soup (400g) 5.35 3.75
    2x Baxters Favourites Cream of Tomato (400g) 2.14 1.50
    v's tossers
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 12th Apr 18, 4:53 PM
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    Tinyshoes
    Got a few 200g packs of Bewley's Fairtrade ground coffee at 50p a go at our local bargain store today, hope it's ok!
    Originally posted by pippo
    Is it just a local to you bargain store pippo? Or one I might have down here? I only got 8 bags of coffee and Mr TS can get through 2 a week easily.

    You might have to start a mail order.
    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...
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 12th Apr 18, 4:53 PM
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    Enterprise 1701C
    Good afternoon enterprise with your knowledge have you considered a home server, we have all our music and films, bar blue ray, on the server we do keep the originals but they are stored away , I keep a selection of cds for the car but dh uses a USB in the car too.
    Originally posted by izzy65
    We have considered it, admittedly would only need a couple of TB, but just like using the discs. Also have a load of games to store too, havent even included those
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • pippo
    • By pippo 12th Apr 18, 4:59 PM
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    pippo
    The waitrose one coffee he really liked. Not sure what I paid but it was very cheap when was on offer and on PYO and combined with a conditional spend...

    That's what we are about isn't it cheap expensive stuff.

    You should see my lounge at the moment, I have had a big sort out. Going to do a car boot again. All new stuff. And I've not got rid of a single shampoo or conditioner and still filled 4 big boxes. I have gone through my hair dyes and getting rid of about 20. DD was trying to work out whether I still had a lifetimes worth and asked me at what age I would stop dyeing my hair.
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    I filled a big box to car boot last year with toiletries..... it's still in the cupboard

    Still have 10 of the 'big birds' shower stuff, and many and various others, might not last until I die, but a good 8 years I think!

    I know I will not 'need' another lipstick before I die, I have a box with about 15 new ones in, not counting the many in use. I now make an effort to put lippy on even if I'm not going out, in the hope of using one or two up!
    • aau1
    • By aau1 12th Apr 18, 4:59 PM
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    aau1
    Thanks.
    The excitement of planning a shop has gone now.
    I'll just be a posh muggle today then and spend a tenner. Would my coffee and paper be included in my 10 total?
    Tia.
    Originally posted by curl girl
    Yes, and the waities mags count too
    Apparently, everybody knows that the bird is the word a moorhen
    • pippo
    • By pippo 12th Apr 18, 5:10 PM
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    pippo
    Is it just a local to you bargain store pippo? Or one I might have down here? I only got 8 bags of coffee and Mr TS can get through 2 a week easily.

    You might have to start a mail order.
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    Oh sorry TS it's a one off called 'Barry's Bargains' in Consett, Co. Durham.

    Today's haul included 8 full sized lion bars - 1
    Battenburg 40p
    Tubs of white drinking chocolate - 50p
    8 (big) bags of walkers crisps 1
    12 pack of Cheddars - 1
    3 boxes of Jacobs Crisptoasts - 60p (they are really nice!)
    1.35 litres Fairy WUL - 1

    The shop grew from a market stall and most things are around about their sell by date. It is a great shop for all the things that are bad for you, chocolate, biscuits, crisps etc.
    The cakes are usually Mr Kipling's or M&S without the packaging!

    They also have black pudding and and pease pudding for us northerners!

    PS haven't tried the coffee yet, it might be carp!
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 12th Apr 18, 5:17 PM
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    Tinyshoes
    I filled a big box to car boot last year with toiletries..... it's still in the cupboard

    Still have 10 of the 'big birds' shower stuff, and many and various others, might not last until I die, but a good 8 years I think!

    I know I will not 'need' another lipstick before I die, I have a box with about 15 new ones in, not counting the many in use. I now make an effort to put lippy on even if I'm not going out, in the hope of using one or two up!
    Originally posted by pippo
    You should do it, I did really well end of last year, I only took 3/4 small boxes I must have had the smallest table there but people were prepared to pay what I was asking not as much as you could probably get on ebay but I can't be bothered with that I would forget to post something or other.

    I've halved the lipstick/glosses stash, have about 8 to sell, I'll let you know in couple of weeks how well they go. I'm selling the stuff from the Boots Natural Collection glitch too the powders and bronzers I got DD as she never did use any, I put order in too quick I should have asked her first. Luckily I did ask with the recent micellar water one as that would have been a mistake.

    Trouble is I still don't seem to have made any space, it all just breathes out like the freezer does when you take stuff out. I think we get good at stashing stuff away.
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    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...
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