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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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    • MKS
    • By MKS 13th Apr 18, 10:18 PM
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    MKS
    And for those that are new to the site that dont have a clue what is going on. The 'owner' of the winning horse chooses a charity, then I set up a just giving (or virgin giving etc) link to their chosen charity, and people just pay their 2's direct to that. Done it for about 4-5 years now. Think last year was rained off but not sure.
    Lurkers/occasional posters are also more than welcome to take part.
    Originally posted by davemorton
    Has been going on for a few years. Everyone welcome, sure Dave will set up No 2 betting when this one is full. Come on everyone, join in. It may not be for your cause but it will be for someone's. A charity benefits from us through a bit of fun. Good luck everyone. !!!128512;
    • Woolco
    • By Woolco 13th Apr 18, 10:19 PM
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    Woolco
    Hi everybody. I was wondering if I could ask a MASSIVE favour. I have become unemployed and hope this is only for temporary reasons. As I have time on my hands I am walking during the day to keep busy. I am trying to make my Jobseeker's Allowance go far and so have time to visit all the supermarkets really. Apart from J Sainsbury, they are all within 45 minutes walk. I have put Greenjinn, Checkoutsmart and Shopmium on my phone. Using these I am saving money but also mainly shopping at Tesco and using their brand match on goods cheaper elsewhere. I know the Asda one is 10% cheaper but it seems too complicated. Can you give me any more tips to get my 73 benefit stretching further?

    Thankyou, gracias, merci, danke, grazie......
    • MKS
    • By MKS 13th Apr 18, 10:20 PM
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    MKS
    It's Grand National Day Tomorrow. We have done it in the past, so against my better judgement, as I am carp at organising things, we should try to raise some money for good causes. Usual rules apply. Pick a number, copy the list (highlight, then press Ctrl 'C'), then paste it into a new post (press Ctrl 'V') and I will do my best to keep up with the chaos. I will request someone as my trusty person who will keep a copy list to the horses/corresponding numbers to make sure I don't cheat. The winner gets to choose the cause and we all pay our 2 to that cause. I hope im not breaking any forum rules, as all charity links/donation links will be put onto the relevant forum section. As ever there's no obligation to take part at all, and if it all goes breastage up, blame Bubbs Oh, and if you pick a non runner/donkey/3 legged albatross, tough!
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    10. cjj
    11. TM
    12. JTS
    13. TS
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    15. Hornetgirl
    16. Sarahdol75
    17. juju17
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    22. Pandoraskids
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    25. Locarr
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    30. Tweets
    31. BarleySugar
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    Originally posted by davemorton
    What number are you taking, Dave?
    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 13th Apr 18, 10:20 PM
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    [...]
    I hope im not breaking any forum rules, as all charity links/donation links will be put onto the relevant forum section.
    [...]
    Originally posted by davemorton
    I don't know that you are breaking any rules (I ought to know as we are all deemed to know and ignorance is no excuse). However, if you are breaking forum rules, you've been breaking them every year for many years seemingly without challenge.

    Until anyone questions what's apparently been done for many years without any issue, thank you for starting this off again.
    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 13th Apr 18, 10:23 PM
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    Hi everybody. I was wondering if I could ask a MASSIVE favour. I have become unemployed and hope this is only for temporary reasons. As I have time on my hands I am walking during the day to keep busy. I am trying to make my Jobseeker's Allowance go far and so have time to visit all the supermarkets really. Apart from J Sainsbury, they are all within 45 minutes walk. I have put Greenjinn, Checkoutsmart and Shopmium on my phone. Using these I am saving money but also mainly shopping at Tesco and using their brand match on goods cheaper elsewhere. I know the Asda one is 10% cheaper but it seems too complicated. Can you give me any more tips to get my 73 benefit stretching further?

    Thankyou, gracias, merci, danke, grazie......
    Originally posted by Woolco
    If you have that time on your hands, wombling at adsa would probably help a lot. People have been known not to need to spend any/much money on grocery's all month.

    What number are you taking, Dave?
    Originally posted by MKS
    I will take whats left, saves people from saying I am cheating
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
    Juvenal, The Sixteen Satires
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 13th Apr 18, 10:28 PM
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    curl girl
    The instructions said choose a horse ... so I just started at the top and chose the first available as posted in a rush .

    Anon
    Originally posted by Anon
    You don't have to justify yourself.
    We know what you're like....
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • spud01
    • By spud01 13th Apr 18, 10:35 PM
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    Can I have no21 please
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 13th Apr 18, 10:35 PM
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    TrulyMadly
    Hi everybody. I was wondering if I could ask a MASSIVE favour. I have become unemployed and hope this is only for temporary reasons. As I have time on my hands I am walking during the day to keep busy. I am trying to make my Jobseeker's Allowance go far and so have time to visit all the supermarkets really. Apart from J Sainsbury, they are all within 45 minutes walk. I have put Greenjinn, Checkoutsmart and Shopmium on my phone. Using these I am saving money but also mainly shopping at Tesco and using their brand match on goods cheaper elsewhere. I know the Asda one is 10% cheaper but it seems too complicated. Can you give me any more tips to get my 73 benefit stretching further?

    Thankyou, gracias, merci, danke, grazie......
    Originally posted by Woolco
    Good evening paw sniffers

    Do you understand the APG deals we post?

    DD made Thai green curry for tea and we opened a bottle of prosecco We had a lovely hour or so with her

    Are we all having a nice evening?
    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 13th Apr 18, 10:39 PM
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    curl girl
    Good evening paw sniffers

    Do you understand the APG deals we post?

    DD made Thai green curry for tea and we opened a bottle of prosecco We had a lovely hour or so with her

    Are we all having a nice evening?
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    Lovely TM.
    Is she settled in?
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • Picasso7
    • By Picasso7 13th Apr 18, 10:39 PM
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    Thank you for doing this. It's a great idea. I've been out tonight so going to bed now. Night all. (I've put myself in and also Spud01 as requested above.)

    It's Grand National Day Tomorrow. We have done it in the past, so against my better judgement, as I am carp at organising things, we should try to raise some money for good causes. Usual rules apply. Pick a number, copy the list (highlight, then press Ctrl 'C'), then paste it into a new post (press Ctrl 'V') and I will do my best to keep up with the chaos. I will request someone as my trusty person who will keep a copy list to the horses/corresponding numbers to make sure I don't cheat. The winner gets to choose the cause and we all pay our 2 to that cause. I hope im not breaking any forum rules, as all charity links/donation links will be put onto the relevant forum section. As ever there's no obligation to take part at all, and if it all goes breastage up, blame Bubbs Oh, and if you pick a non runner/donkey/3 legged albatross, tough!

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    2.Hillbern
    3. Picasso
    4. hippychicky
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    8. Diluvsdiscounts
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    11. TM
    12. JTS
    13. TS
    14. SnS
    15. Hornetgirl
    16. Sarahdol75
    17. juju17
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    19. pacifica9
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    21. Spud01
    22. Pandoraskids
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    25. Locarr
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    30. Tweets
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    Last edited by Picasso7; 13-04-2018 at 10:41 PM.
    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 13th Apr 18, 10:45 PM
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    Serendipitious
    Good evening paw sniffers

    Do you understand the APG deals we post?

    DD made Thai green curry for tea and we opened a bottle of prosecco We had a lovely hour or so with her

    Are we all having a nice evening?
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly


    That's lovely, and nice to be waited upon for a change
    All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.




    • Woolco
    • By Woolco 13th Apr 18, 10:51 PM
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    Woolco
    Good evening paw sniffers

    Do you understand the APG deals we post?

    DD made Thai green curry for tea and we opened a bottle of prosecco We had a lovely hour or so with her

    Are we all having a nice evening?
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    Hi Pawsniffer, yes I understand how it works. It is very complicated. I sent the group a message here a long time ago about Bannisters loaded potato skins being 1.29 at Asda but they were showing up as 50p at Tesco on mysupermarket because Tesco had stopped them.
    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 13th Apr 18, 10:56 PM
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    Hi Pawsniffer, yes I understand how it works. It is very complicated. I sent the group a message here a long time ago about Bannisters loaded potato skins being 1.29 at Asda but they were showing up as 50p at Tesco on mysupermarket because Tesco had stopped them.
    Originally posted by Woolco
    What was your username a long time ago Woolco?
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
    Juvenal, The Sixteen Satires
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 13th Apr 18, 10:56 PM
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    TrulyMadly
    Lovely TM.
    Is she settled in?
    Originally posted by curl girl
    That's lovely, and nice to be waited upon for a change
    Originally posted by Serendipitious
    She's taken to it like a duck to water. She has no TV or internet yet so is reading and enjoying it. We helped put up some lights tonight and plumbed in the washer....so it wasnt quite a free tea

    Everything is silver grey and dusty pink and looks classy....that won't last long
    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
    • Woolco
    • By Woolco 13th Apr 18, 11:01 PM
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    Woolco
    If you have that time on your hands, wombling at adsa would probably help a lot. People have been known not to need to spend any/much money on grocery's all month.


    I will take whats left, saves people from saying I am cheating
    Originally posted by davemorton
    Hi. Thanks for this. My Asda is inside a shopping centre and I don't seem to see these receipts but will make a point of looking.
    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 13th Apr 18, 11:01 PM
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    davemorton
    She's taken to it like a duck to water. She has no TV or internet yet so is reading and enjoying it. We helped put up some lights tonight and plumbed in the washer....so it wasnt quite a free tea

    Everything is silver grey and dusty pink and looks classy....that won't last long
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    No internet, who she think she is, Anon??
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
    Juvenal, The Sixteen Satires
    • Woolco
    • By Woolco 13th Apr 18, 11:09 PM
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    Hi Dave, no I have rejoined after originally joining in 2008. I couldn't remember my password and the system is sending the reset link to my BT (Talk21) email account. But this has been closed for at least a year as they were going to charge me 5 per month just for email. So Woolco is what I picked as a new user. This is where I had my 1st job.
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 13th Apr 18, 11:10 PM
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    TrulyMadly
    Think I've just seen hornetgirl in the Graham Norton audience
    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 13th Apr 18, 11:12 PM
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    TrulyMadly
    Hi Dave, no I have rejoined after originally joining in 2008. I couldn't remember my password and the system is sending the reset link to my BT (Talk21) email account. But this has been closed for at least a year as they were going to charge me 5 per month just for email. So Woolco is what I picked as a new user. This is where I had my 1st job.
    Originally posted by Woolco
    I had a Saturday job in Woollies. I started off in Fancy goods, moved onto pick and mix and ended up on the deli. I couldn't work the scales so just put whatever I thought in a bag
    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 13th Apr 18, 11:17 PM
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    Savvybuyer
    Hi everybody. I was wondering if I could ask a MASSIVE favour. I have become unemployed and hope this is only for temporary reasons. As I have time on my hands I am walking during the day to keep busy. I am trying to make my Jobseeker's Allowance go far and so have time to visit all the supermarkets really. Apart from J Sainsbury, they are all within 45 minutes walk. I have put Greenjinn, Checkoutsmart and Shopmium on my phone. Using these I am saving money but also mainly shopping at Tesco and using their brand match on goods cheaper elsewhere. I know the Asda one is 10% cheaper but it seems too complicated. Can you give me any more tips to get my 73 benefit stretching further?

    Thankyou, gracias, merci, danke, grazie......
    Originally posted by Woolco
    I think A is the best and is the easiest one of all and I think is the one that most of us find gives the best returns. The fact it offers 10% cheaper increases the value of the vouchers from what they would be if it were merely a match and you can get vouchers even where A is cheaper (which it often is) but is not 10% cheaper. T offers discounts the same price to shoppers at the till on comparable branded items as the competitor that has the cheapest overall price for the total of the branded items bought where at least ten different items were bought. This will result in people paying more for a branded item than a cheaper competitor where another competitor comes out cheapest overall on branded items and is more expensive on that branded item than the cheapest competitor for it. As you can see, it's fairly complicated. However the point for us is that as people have the Brand Guarantee applied at the till, there is no discarded voucher or receipt to be found. Otherwise you could try to collect CC or Nectar points but they are not immediately redeemable. In addition, if you are trying to use Nectar points to pay at S, you will, in my view, need to find more points to be able to buy anything worthwhile due to what I perceive to be S's generally higher prices. Therefore you will need to pay more to get the same number of items or get less for the money.

    At A you can simply collect receipts from outside the store (car parks, trolleys etc. but not bins as the contents of bins legally belong to the bin owner), with internet access enter the long receipt numbers into the website, create an account and claim/print vouchers that are offered. Take the vouchers with their original receipt and you can buy goods immediately from A.

    I wouldn't use receipts that are timed within minutes of each other on the same date against one shop. Be discreet (as everyone except me easily manages to do whilst I always end up drawing attention to myself) and use no more than three vouchers against one shop. If you use four or five, don't do it too often.

    You can even get vouchers back from shops where you buy at least eight different grocery items that are in stock on A's website, especially if you do target shops. However, you can just pay for the odd one or two items as and when needed with each one voucher you get (however much is covered by the voucher amount). You could probably survive that way alone, depending on how many vouchers you manage to get and if you buy lower value essentials items such as the S/price range, even though they can work out more expensive than doing target shop glitches.

    If you find any items on wombled receipts that are on COS/Shopmum, you can submit those.

    Sorry to hear of your situation, although the vouchers could be worthwhile to anyone who is unemployed. Best of luck.

    I think T's scheme generally is not worthwhile unless you have coupons and a cheaper competitor price to match - but then need to buy nine more, in my view unnecessary items - you can't just buy the one item that you have a coupon for and get the match. It has the benefit of being easily understood by people generally, who probably think it is giving them something worthwhile. Somehow, simply entering a receipt number into a website is seen as too complicated. In fact it's easy, straightforward and can give near immediate vouchers for use off shops - and there's no doubt about where you need to go to spend them.
    Last edited by Savvybuyer; 13-04-2018 at 11:41 PM.
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