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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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    • pippo
    • By pippo 12th Apr 18, 4:40 PM
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.
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    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 12th Apr 18, 4:53 PM
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    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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    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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    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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    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.
    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

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    • Old Bill
    • By Old Bill 12th Apr 18, 5:19 PM
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    Baxters and Ainsley soups worked together on same shop
    Thanks

    A v T
    15 items (13 different) on your receipt qualify for comparison
    1x ASDA Smart Price Rice Pudding (400g) 0.20 0.30
    1x ASDA Smart Price Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce (410g) 0.23 0.24
    1x Baxters Favourites Minestrone Soup (400g) 1.07 0.75
    1x Baxters Favourites Lentil & Bacon Soup (400g) 1.07 0.75
    2x Ainsley Harriott Aromatic Thai Chicken & Lemongrass Cup Soup (69g) 2.00 1.00
    0.15x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Red Onion (order by number of onions or select kg) (per kg) 0.12 0.15
    0.17x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Onion (order by number of onions or select kg) (per kg) 0.12 0.12
    1x Ainsley Harriott Cream of Wild Mushroom Cup Soup (75g) 1.00 0.50
    1x ASDA Smart Price Chopped Tomatoes in Tomato Juice (400g) 0.29 0.31
    2x Ainsley Harriott Szechuan Hot & Sour Cup Soup (60g) 2.00 1.00
    1x Baxters Favourites Pea & Ham Soup (400g) 1.07 0.75
    1x Baxters Favourites Cream of Chicken Soup (400g) 1.07 0.75
    1x Baxters Favourites Scotch Broth (400g) 1.07 0.75
    Comparison total (compared products only) 11.31 7.37
    • pippo
    • By pippo 12th Apr 18, 5:24 PM
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    pippo
    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
    I don't get anything sent either



    It's such a shame that their deals are changing, I get my free bus pass in 3 and a bit months and had it all planned!
    Express bus to the toon, dropped of at the bus station beside Waties, get a free coffee and go and sit in 'hippy green' (Old Eldon Square) and enjoy the coffee, then it became buy something and get a coffee and now I will have to take a bigger handbag to accommodate my reusable cup (and a plastic bag to put the used cup back into). After a bit of a bimble around I would have returned to said Waities and picked up my PYOs
    I was even getting another Waities card for the grumpy one as well!
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 12th Apr 18, 5:25 PM
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    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!
    Originally posted by pippo
    You never know that might be my future.

    That's a good price for the Fairy

    We have a local store well I say store it's an industrial unit, not tried it yet but it sells stuff close to or past BB date but you tend to have to buy in bulk so not tried it yet.

    Anyone local to me it's called "Rogers" and thy have a FB page to show what they have in stock.
    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, 5:30 PM
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    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.
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    Thanks TS, that is an idea, go for small but quality! It's the getting up at an ungodly hour on a Sunday morning that gets me!

    Must have missed that Boots glitch (probably for the best!)

    We are not allowed to mention freezers in our house at the moment. I can't get to the one in the garage because of all Grumpy's junk things he needs. Then he says I don't use it, we'll get rid, then I say I will use it if I can..

    Stalemate!
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 12th Apr 18, 5:43 PM
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    Thanks TS, that is an idea, go for small but quality! It's the getting up at an ungodly hour on a Sunday morning that gets me!

    Must have missed that Boots glitch (probably for the best!)

    We are not allowed to mention freezers in our house at the moment. I can't get to the one in the garage because of all Grumpy's junk things he needs. Then he says I don't use it, we'll get rid, then I say I will use it if I can..

    Stalemate!
    Originally posted by pippo
    I found one that didn't open too early last year. I could manage 9am, it's not open yet this season.

    Mr TS used to do that when we had our old garage I would have to climb over stuff to get the little freezer we had out there. Not anymore now the garage is divided by a brick wall he has his end and I have mine. Although some things have made there way to my end as he says they are for storage and shouldn't be in his workshop end.

    I just found the FB page for the discount store and they do a Friday Live video of what they have in stock. And they did a midweek one yesterday. Some good bargains but too much of one thing in one go for us I think. Ok if you have a big family...

    https://www.facebook.com/rogerswholesale/?ref=nf

    Can someone check that doesn't take them to my FB page please.
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    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 12th Apr 18, 5:54 PM
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    Hi - I've been lurking a lot on here recently. I find a lot of the discussions really confusing! But I'm trying to read and learn.

    I just wanted to say thank you. I picked up my order of 10 gingerbread candles today - very impressed. I will be giving these away to the few people I give Christmas gifts to. Who would ever know they only cost 25p a pop?!

    How can they be cost effective???? Surely they must cost more than that to make, then ship and not to mention the meters and meters of cling film they were wrapped in!

    Very grateful thank you
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    • Hot-N-Thrifty
    • By Hot-N-Thrifty 12th Apr 18, 6:08 PM
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    Hot-N-Thrifty
    Soup shop from earlier, Thanks to Izzeyb
    24 items (10 different) on your receipt qualify for comparison Asda Tesco
    1x Wham Raspberry Flavoured Bar (16g) 0.10 N/A
    5x Baxters Favourites Chicken Broth (400g) 5.35 3.75
    4x Baxters Favourites Minestrone Soup (400g) 4.28 3.00
    1x Baxters Favourites French Onion Soup (400g) 1.07 0.75
    2x Baxters Favourites Cream of Tomato (400g) 2.14 1.50
    5x Baxters Favourites Lentil & Bacon Soup (400g) 5.35 3.75
    1x Maoam Giant Strawberry Stripes (1pk) 0.10 0.10
    1x Haribo Starmix (1pk) 0.10 0.10
    1x Swizzels Refreshers Original Lemon Flavour (18g) 0.10 0.10
    1x Barratt Flumps (12g) 0.10 0.10
    3x Baxters Favourites Scotch Broth (400g) 3.21 2.25
    Comparison total (compared products only) 21.80 15.40
    +6.40 cheaper
    For your information:
    • SweetnSavvy
    • By SweetnSavvy 12th Apr 18, 6:09 PM
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    Wine and soup shop from today

    12 items (10 different) on your receipt qualify for comparison Asda Tesco
    1x Baxters Favourites Chicken Broth (400g) 1.07 0.75
    1x Baxters Favourites Minestrone Soup (400g) 1.07 0.75
    1x Baxters Favourites Cream of Tomato (400g) 1.07 0.75
    3x Nederburg 56 Hundred Pinot Grigio (75cl) 17.94 15.75
    0.15x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Banana (order by number of bananas or select kg) (per kg) 0.11 0.11
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Orange (each) 0.30 0.30
    0.17x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Carrot (order by number of carrots or select kg) (per kg) 0.10 0.10
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Lime (each) 0.30 0.35
    1x Ainsley Harriott Szechuan Hot & Sour Cup Soup (60g) 1.00 0.50
    1x Baxters Favourites Potato & Leek Soup (400g) 1.07 N/A
    1x Pilgrims Choice Mature Cheddar Cheese (550g) 5.00. 2.50

    I was originally going for the Heinz soups v M but when I saw that they still had the 342 signs up I switched to A v T and as the soups were straight prices in T I mixed the baxters and ainsley. My A didn't have a lot of choice of either and sadly the Pot and leek came back n/a, which is a shame as I checked T website.

    Anyway I giftcard later and I'm more than happy.

    Big thanks to Elaine and Izzey for all their hard work.

    SnS
    • Picasso7
    • By Picasso7 12th Apr 18, 6:11 PM
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    On a plus note. If you have the Robinsons vouchers, You can use them on the self serve in T's for the 2 for 2 squash without any intervention, making them free. Just use 2 at a time.
    Originally posted by scamps1966
    It was Scamps I am contemplating giving this a go this afternoon
    Originally posted by pandoraskids
    Thank you so much Scamps and Pandora. I shall print some and use them. Good for when the kids visit but also for the food bank.

    Edit: I am getting the 404 error too after I click through a few pages.
    Last edited by Picasso7; 12-04-2018 at 6:18 PM.
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 12th Apr 18, 6:14 PM
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    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
    Originally posted by Old Bill
    Typical for something to appear this late in the day, I even checked the apps whilst I was in store just incase something had appeared between leaving the house and getting to Sainsburys.

    This WOW is also free on Shopimum - the chia seed drink version.

    Needless to say my huge Sainsburys does not stock WOW.

    Nor does it stock Judes flavoured milks or the Tuk Tuk chai - so that's 3 Shopimum freebies it does not stock and the 3 COS freebies.

    I don't think the Sainsburys in Newcastle or the Chester Sainsburys or the Cheshire Oaks ones are as big as ours but just incase has anyone had any success getting these freebies?

    I did though see the melon water that was on the list for a while, naturally our store now stocks it now its off list
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