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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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    • izzeyb
    • By izzeyb 12th Apr 18, 7:14 PM
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    Thanks, yes, used to have them on old skin.
    Originally posted by Saversue

    Not worked for me for a long time and I have still have the old skin, just less of it lol

    Work fine for me on Chrome, Mozilla and Opera

    .
    • scamps1966
    • By scamps1966 12th Apr 18, 7:14 PM
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    I came across this exercise suggested for seniors, to build muscle strength in the arms and shoulders. It seems so easy, so I thought I'd pass it on. The article suggested doing it three days a week. Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side.

    With a 5-lb. potato sack in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides, and hold them there as long as you can. Try to reach a full minute, then relax. Each day, you'll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer.

    After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb. potato sacks. Then 50-lb. potato sacks, and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-lb. potato sack in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute.

    Once you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each sack.
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 12th Apr 18, 7:16 PM
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    I have deep envy of everyones bargain stalls and shops this afternoon, even though technically I am not needing anything

    Especially ground coffee which OH buys - mostly he buys it for work
    And the gingerbread candles, my own fault as they were still around at the start of April when we got home ...

    We have though made it to Sainsburys today with the recycling. Mostly I was in search of shopimum freebies which our store does not stock but I live in hope.
    I did though get the free Primula cheese tubes for shopimum - good for going on the numerous free crackers type things we got last month.

    Sainsburys are making a huge effort to promote their own brand items now at lower prices - they are actually making a very good effort so if anyone normally avoids Sainsburys then its worth another look see - every section has red lower priced SELS - off the top of my head I noticed on the cook in sauce section various curry and spiced type jars for 63p and pasta type sauces for 83p or similar - much lower than the branded versions. At first glance I wondered if they were RTC but it seems to be the new low prices.

    For instance

    Sainsburys have their own brand cat food tins in gravy - they have just rebranded their own cat food and they are part of the low price range. The packs of 6 tins are now 2.30 (were 2.50) so that's 0.38 per can - cheaper now than Aldi canned food which is/was 0.39p a tin - so a regular shopping list item has now gone from the Aldi list onto the Sainsburys list
    Originally posted by mhoc
    Interesting. For ages the Value Peanut Butter was 65p in Tesco and Sainsbury and Asda, something like that anyway, then all of a sudden it went up to 90p in Sainsbury, so put that jar back and bought in Asda. Now it is 65p in Asda, 70p in Tesco and Sainsbury. I try to stock up in Asda but can't always get there, Sainsbury is generally more convenient than Tesco as there is a small one in a town I go to.
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • pippo
    • By pippo 12th Apr 18, 7:22 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
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes

    Well done, and that's the way to go, stuff you need/will use.

    I had a lightbulb moment
    when I realised that I didn't have to buy cheap sweets as fillers, but buy stuff I would use, like 1 onion, 1 carrot!

    PS , I've looked and looked, but never found a Happy Down yet!
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 12th Apr 18, 7:24 PM
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    Interesting. For ages the Value Peanut Butter was 65p in Tesco and Sainsbury and Asda, something like that anyway, then all of a sudden it went up to 90p in Sainsbury, so put that jar back and bought in Asda. Now it is 65p in Asda, 70p in Tesco and Sainsbury. I try to stock up in Asda but can't always get there, Sainsbury is generally more convenient than Tesco as there is a small one in a town I go to.
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    Yes I just had a look at mysupermarket and it said your peanut butter is 20% below its average price - a significant price change.

    If this is typical across quite a range of products its well worth having another look at Sainsburys
    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 12th Apr 18, 7:26 PM
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    Well done, and that's the way to go, stuff you need/will use.

    I had a lightbulb moment
    when I realised that I didn't have to buy cheap sweets as fillers, but buy stuff I would use, like 1 onion, 1 carrot!

    PS , I've looked and looked, but never found a Happy Down yet!
    Originally posted by pippo
    In our small store its not on the section - its on an end fixture.
    I tend to screen shot the peculiar things I need so I've a picture so when I can track down staff we go on a treasure hunt for them
    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.
    • pandoraskids
    • By pandoraskids 12th Apr 18, 7:38 PM
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    APG 6.75 Huge thanks!

    15 items (8 different) on your receipt qualify for comparison Asda Tesco
    1x ASDA Mexican Style Micro Rice (250g) 0.59 0.65
    1x ASDA Smart Price Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce (410g) 0.23 0.24
    2x Ainsley Harriott Aromatic Thai Chicken & Lemongrass Cup Soup (69g) 2.00 1.00
    1x ASDA Smart Price Batter Mix (128g) 0.15 N/A
    4x Ainsley Harriott Cream of Wild Mushroom Cup Soup (75g) 4.00 2.00
    1x ASDA Smart Price Crunchy Peanut Butter (340g) 0.65 0.70
    1x ASDA Smart Price Pasta Shapes (500g) 0.32 0.30
    1x ASDA Smart Price Meatballs in Tomato Sauce (380g) 0.48 N/A
    4x Ainsley Harriott Szechuan Hot & Sour Cup Soup (60g) 4.00 2.00
    1x ASDA Spreadable with Real Butter Light (500g) 2.10 1.05
    Comparison total (compared products only) 13.89 7.94
    RIP Little Sister 30/11/17 x
    • Saversue
    • By Saversue 12th Apr 18, 7:38 PM
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    Scamps, which flavours of the Ainsley H soup did, you get, it's showing not available for Mulligatawny ,Veg Chowder and Broc & Stilton In T's .
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 12th Apr 18, 7:41 PM
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    Yes I just had a look at mysupermarket and it said your peanut butter is 20% below its average price - a significant price change.

    If this is typical across quite a range of products its well worth having another look at Sainsburys
    Originally posted by mhoc
    Their T bags are still 50p for 40 though.
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • zippydooda
    • By zippydooda 12th Apr 18, 7:42 PM
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    used nearly 16 of apgs for this shop

    quite disappointing the 3 x salmon did not compare to morrisons 3 for 10 as msm indicated. so shop cost me 1.41 after wombles and produced a 4.44 apg

    Asda Morrisons
    3x Heinz Oxtail Soup (400g) 2.85 1.80
    1x Heinz Mulligatawny Soup (400g) 0.95 0.60
    3x ASDA 2 Salmon Fillets (240g) 10.20 N/A
    0.13x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Onion (order by number of onions or select kg) (per kg) 0.10 0.09
    0.1x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Carrot (order by number of carrots or select kg) (per kg) 0.06 0.06
    3x Heinz Tomato & Basil Soup (400g) 2.85 1.80
    1x Heinz Chicken Noodle Soup (400g) 0.95 0.60
    0.13x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Carrot (order by number of carrots or select kg) (per kg) 0.08 0.07
    2x Heinz Cream of Tomato Soup (400g) 1.90 1.20
    1x ASDA Tartare Sauce (160g) 0.75 0.51
    does anyone know when series 3 of ashes to ashes is on drama

    let me know please.
    • scamps1966
    • By scamps1966 12th Apr 18, 7:48 PM
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    Scamps, which flavours of the Ainsley H soup did, you get, it's showing not available for Mulligatawny ,Veg Chowder and Broc & Stilton In T's .
    Originally posted by Saversue
    Cream of mushroom and the brocolli. I saw reports that the brocolli one is ok!

    Can check at 8.30pm
    • bargainqueen8
    • By bargainqueen8 12th Apr 18, 7:51 PM
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    I picked up a womble today, time 5pm, that has 6 bottles of wine with the 342 discount on. Hardys nottage hill red. I'll post results after 8pm.


    I've tried all browsers and I'm getting the 404 error also. Just as well I printed a 'few' last week.


    Evening peeps.

    I don't like this new layout!!

    Ages ago I mentioned that I was having problems with my Alcatel phone, well today I treated myself to a new one, albeit second hand. I got the Huawei P8 lite 2016 (dosen't have the fingerprint thingy) It look absolutely brand new though. Paid 75 and got 40 for the crappy Alcatel so 35 for it.

    Lovely phone but I cant find out how to download the APG app. I've looked on Google play but it only shows the Asda shopping app! I used to use it when I'm out and about to check wombles.

    Also, a big thanks to IzzeyB about the soup. Bought 50 of the Ainsley cuppa soups. Lovely on an evening with some toast.
    Originally posted by scamps1966


    is the app not on your list of apps when you are in playstore and download from there.
    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 12th Apr 18, 7:51 PM
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    Evening guys

    And did you not see my apologies on my return, and a full breakdown of my reasons for being AWOL
    Originally posted by 3Dogs
    I missed it, I was away on holibobs.

    Those that have changed from green to blue, you should be able to switch back to green, even though it still dont touch the sides.
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
    Juvenal, The Sixteen Satires
    • izzeyb
    • By izzeyb 12th Apr 18, 7:52 PM
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    Scamps, which flavours of the Ainsley H soup did, you get, it's showing not available for Mulligatawny ,Veg Chowder and Broc & Stilton In T's .
    Originally posted by Saversue

    I got these which worked

    1x Ainsley Harriott Broccoli & Stilton Cup Soup (72g) 1.00 0.50

    3x Ainsley Harriott Cream of Wild Mushroom Cup Soup (75g) 3.00 1.50

    6x Ainsley Harriott Szechuan Hot & Sour Cup Soup (60g) 6.00 3.00

    and this one is confirmed - Thai Chicken & Lemongrass but my store didn't have that one

    .
    • simone10
    • By simone10 12th Apr 18, 7:53 PM
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    I c
    fake news
    i regularly put apgs onto gift cards

    you can only put any value of a multi saving as the till sees the full price
    eg
    todays soup glitch
    10 x heinz soup tins

    till sees 10 x 95p = 9.50
    actual in store after multi = 6

    this means you can put up to 3.50 on to a gift card as thats the difference in price after multi.
    chrisv also does this. i do it on self service most of the time.
    Originally posted by zippydooda
    That's not how I interpreted the question though.
    Never realised you could make use of the FULL PRICE multibuy to add to a gift card though. Not sure my brain could cope with that at the till.....but I might give it a go if I have a multibuy with a decent value to try it on
    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.
    • zippydooda
    • By zippydooda 12th Apr 18, 7:53 PM
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    sorry its late but izzey missed one ending today, pity i was at work

    so for the keen glitchers today only

    benicol fat free yogurt garden fruits 4 x 125g

    2.50 or 2 for 4 v waitrose 2 for 4 = 1.30 per 4 pack after apg

    not tested. but maybe a good one for bubbs diet. who's going to tell her.
    does anyone know when series 3 of ashes to ashes is on drama

    let me know please.
    • scamps1966
    • By scamps1966 12th Apr 18, 7:59 PM
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    is the app not on your list of apps when you are in playstore and download from there.
    Originally posted by bargainqueen8
    Nope, just the shopping one! Can you see if it's on yours?
    • scamps1966
    • By scamps1966 12th Apr 18, 8:07 PM
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    Womble with the wine.

    2x ASDA Diet Indian Tonic Water with Lemon (1lt) 0.74 0.80
    1x ASDA Honey Roast Dry Cured Ham Finely Sliced (400g) 4.00 N/A
    1x Warburtons Toastie White Bread (800g) 0.30 1.05
    1x ASDA Diced Swede (400g) 0.35 N/A
    2x Pot Noodle Chicken & Mushroom (90g) 2.00 2.00
    1x Patak's The Original 8 Garlic & Coriander Pappadums (8pk) 2.19 1.97
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Growing Coriander (each) 0.70 1.00
    1x Cathedral City Extra Mature Cheddar Cheese Twin Pack (2x350g) 4.50 N/A
    1x Blue Dragon Prawn Crackers (70g) 1.00 N/A
    1x ASDA Butcher's Selection Chicken Breast Fillets (650g) 3.80 3.99
    1x ASDA Baker's Selection Blueberry Muffins (4pk) 1.00 1.00
    1x ASDA Vegetable Family Stir Fry (650g) 1.50 N/A
    1x ASDA Mint Sauce (280g) 0.83 N/A
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Courgettes (3pk) 0.90 1.20
    1x ASDA Rice Noodles (225g) 0.90 N/A
    6x Hardy's Nottage Hill Cabernet Shiraz (75cl) 38.88 40.50
    1x Asda Blackbean Stir Fry Sauce (170g) 0.90 N/A
    1x Asda Soy & Garlic Stir Fry Sauce (170g) 0.90 N/A
    1x Kenco Millicano Americano Instant Coffee (170g) 4.00 N/A
    1x ASDA Crunchy Beansprouts Stir Fry (360g) 0.60 0.60
    Comparison total (compared products only) 51.11 54.11
    cheaper +3.00

    Even with the 342 on receiept didn't work. Still got 2.42.
    • pandoraskids
    • By pandoraskids 12th Apr 18, 8:10 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
    Originally posted by SweetnSavvy
    Excellent!

    fake news
    i regularly put apgs onto gift cards

    you can only put any value of a multi saving as the till sees the full price
    eg
    todays soup glitch
    10 x heinz soup tins

    till sees 10 x 95p = 9.50
    actual in store after multi = 6

    this means you can put up to 3.50 on to a gift card as thats the difference in price after multi.
    chrisv also does this. i do it on self service most of the time.
    Originally posted by zippydooda
    Sounds good but may take my poor little brain a while to understand this



    sorry its late but izzey missed one ending today, pity i was at work

    so for the keen glitchers today only

    benicol fat free yogurt garden fruits 4 x 125g

    2.50 or 2 for 4 v waitrose 2 for 4 = 1.30 per 4 pack after apg

    not tested. but maybe a good one for bubbs diet. who's going to tell her.
    Originally posted by zippydooda
    In my Jim Jams now so it's a no from me
    Last edited by pandoraskids; 12-04-2018 at 8:12 PM.
    RIP Little Sister 30/11/17 x
    • pippo
    • By pippo 12th Apr 18, 8:11 PM
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    As I went into A's today there was an 'old' lady fannn fu I mean faffing about with the trolleys, she was shaped like a Weeble, the one's that wobble but don't fall down, and was making a very big meal out of getting a trolley and about 4 of us were getting wet! Then I realised, she wasn't a Weeble, she was a Womble, she had positioned various trolleys around a rather damp receipt! Sure enough, she picked it up!! Could have told her it wasn't long enough for 8 items!!
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