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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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    • Old Bill
    • By Old Bill 12th Apr 18, 5:19 PM
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    Old Bill
    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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    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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    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.
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    • pippo
    • By pippo 12th Apr 18, 5:30 PM
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    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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    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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    SweetnSavvy
    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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    mhoc
    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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    • izzy65
    • By izzy65 12th Apr 18, 6:15 PM
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    TS it doesnt
    The person who never makes a mistake never learns anything.
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 12th Apr 18, 6:20 PM
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    Tinyshoes
    TS it doesnt
    Originally posted by izzy65
    Evening Izzy thanks for checking.

    Did you see I mentioned full fat coke at Approved Foods 3 x 500ml for 1.20 not sure if any good to you.
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    • Picasso7
    • By Picasso7 12th Apr 18, 6:20 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
    Originally posted by determined new ms
    Welcome! I am going to pick mine up on Saturday.

    Reading the first post (possibly more, I haven't checked) will help a lot. And people here are very ready to help explain things if you need a bit of extra help.
    • Picasso7
    • By Picasso7 12th Apr 18, 6:21 PM
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    Picasso7
    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
    Originally posted by SweetnSavvy
    SweetnSavvy was that today? Does that mean the 342 in store is still working please? I thought yesterday was the last day?
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 12th Apr 18, 6:22 PM
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    CoS has processed my first ever cash back payment today

    I will wear my Elite badge with pride now.

    Just over 20 in one month and all stuff I will use I think maybe not the Happy Downs
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    • Picasso7
    • By Picasso7 12th Apr 18, 6:22 PM
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    yes that sounds familiar and there was a finest cookies multi glitch as well although i didnt get any of them.just received my 50 worth of m&s vouchers for taking out their car insurance,bit diappointing they seem bit like the ap ones,only valid till end of july,same exclusions as ap so no alcohol.no sale goods.m&s are getting far too good at this.
    Originally posted by bargainqueen8
    You can buy ill-fitting clothes and return them without a receipt for a credit note. I do this in a large store and go to CS straight away so that the price doesn't have a chance to change.
    • Anon
    • By Anon 12th Apr 18, 6:22 PM
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    Robinsons 1 voucher still working.

    https://robinsonssquash.co.uk/
    Originally posted by scamps1966
    Thank you - I just get a server error no mater which browser I use .

    Anon
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 12th Apr 18, 6:24 PM
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    mhoc
    Also on COS there are 5 Mash Direct products on BOGOF but only from Morrison's.

    Sometimes you see them in the reduced to clear fridge - our store has them with the "Free from" section so its not easy to find them.

    Months back I found a pile of MOCs for mash Direct in our bigger Morrisons - only 25p but with very long use by dates and I still have 4 left . Errant son likes the vegetable bakes, very big thick burger shaped things that go well to bulk out meals like sausages and chops.
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    • SweetnSavvy
    • By SweetnSavvy 12th Apr 18, 6:24 PM
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    SweetnSavvy was that today? Does that mean the 342 in store is still working please? I thought yesterday was the last day?
    Originally posted by Picasso7
    No it's finished but they'd left the signs up, so they had to give me a refund for one bottle and a 2 giftcard for overcharging me.

    Sns
    • simone10
    • By simone10 12th Apr 18, 6:25 PM
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    Picasso
    Elaine and everyone who posted wine shops. Thank you so much. Life has been a bit full since before Easter and last night when I got home at 9.30 pm I gathered my lists together and sallied forth for a wine shop for my birthday and Mum's !!!8211; we are both celebrating significant birthdays in the next couple of months. I am very grateful to the people who warned that signage had been removed as it had been in my A too. As it was so late, they were restocking shelves so I asked the guy in the wine aisle and he assured me the offer had finished on Tuesday. But I decided the Elite knew better, went to check three bottles and indeed the Elite did! I didn't convey this info to kind man but he was great and gave me boxes of the wines I wanted so they were easy to carry. So I just need a chocolate glitch now so that I can strew chocolate on the dinner tables!

    So thanks, everyone.

    Does anyone know, please, whether I can sneak an A gift card into my shop and pay with an APG? I know the t&c say not, but I have a feeling this has been done successfully? Thanks in advance.
    Originally posted by Picasso7


    Used to be able to, but not since we had to register APG's to our 'in-store' accounts.
    Till adjusts your APG value to only include permitted purchase items.
    So if you had groceries to value of 5 and put in a GC for 10. Then presented APG's to value of 15. The till adjusts the value of the APG to 5 - so you still have to find payment for the 10 (and lose 10 value on your APG's so don't risk it!)
    5for 1 sweets NOT showing on APG
    Cadburys Buttons bc 7622210 783974 no show on A.com
    Freddo Caramel bc 7622210 783967 no show on A.com
    Freddo Caramel bc 7622210 724731. This showed on A.com but came up as not available.
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