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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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    Elite 11+ shopping and chat thread part 2 6th Nov 17 at 3:30 PM
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    • tweets
    • By tweets 8th May 18, 2:57 PM
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    tweets


    thanks tweets - you know when I'm in a tizz xx

    Had all sorts of ghastly stuff to deal with yesterday including a locked up foot AGAIN

    Hopefully all sorted now, some robbing B has emptied my account - I really cannot understand how this has happened as I'm so secure with my card feel violated
    Originally posted by Snap-ant
    Thought you had done a runner and not told anyone

    Hope foot is better soon

    Clearing your account hope you get it sorted and get all your money back
    Lost 3st-6lb
    • tweets
    • By tweets 8th May 18, 3:02 PM
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    Good Afternoon
    Lost 3st-6lb
    • LANGO1966
    • By LANGO1966 8th May 18, 3:15 PM
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    Free Tetley juice back on COS
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 8th May 18, 3:24 PM
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    From a Mr T womble dated 06/05


    1x

    T. BROWN ONIONS 1KG
    0.75 n/a n/a n/a

    2x

    TESCO SWEETCORN CORBETTES 4 PACK
    2.00 n/a n/a n/a

    1x

    LIMES M/MUM 5 PACK
    1.60 n/a n/a n/a

    4x

    CHEESE TOPPED BAP 4PK
    1.90 n/a n/a n/a

    1x

    CHOCOLATE ICED RING DOUGHNUT 4PK
    1.00 n/a n/a n/a

    2x

    6 PACK SEEDED BURGER BUNS
    1.10 n/a n/a n/a

    1x

    T. TROPICAL JCE DRINK 2L
    1.40 n/a n/a n/a

    1x

    RICHMOND 8 THICK PORK SAUSAGES 454G
    1.50 2.00 1.50 2.11

    1x

    WALKERS MIX UPS SPICY SNACKS 120G
    1.00 1.99 1.75 1.98

    2x

    TESCO VALUE 15 SINGLES 255G
    1.80 n/a n/a n/a

    1x

    LUCOZADE ENERGY PINK LEMONADE 1L
    1.50 1.00 1.00 1.00

    2x

    T. 2 LAMB MINTED LAMB BURGERS
    5.40 n/a n/a n/a

    2x

    TESCO MAPLE BBQ PORK LOIN STEAKS 600G
    6.66 n/a n/a n/a

    1x

    TESCO CHINESE BBQ PORK LOIN STEAKS 600G
    3.34 n/a n/a n/a

    2x

    WOODSIDE FARMS 8 PORK SAUSAGES 454G
    1.78 n/a n/a n/a

    3x

    TESCO UNIVERSAL BAG FOR LIFE
    0.30 n/a n/a n/a

    1x

    TESCO FOIL 10M X 300MM
    1.00 n/a n/a n/a

    4x

    EDWARDS OF CONWY WELSH STEAK BURGERS 320G
    10.00 10.76 n/a n/a

    1x

    KOPPARBERG STRAWBERRY & LIME 12X330ML
    10.00 n/a n/a 12.00

    3x

    CORONA EXTRA 12X330ML
    30.00 39.00 40.50 37.50

    Tesco comparable total 44.00 34.00 44.00
    Competitor shop total 54.75 44.75 54.59
    The difference -10.75 -10.75 -10.59
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    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 8th May 18, 3:24 PM
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    Robinson's Refreshed either raspberry and apple OR apple and kiwi flavours 500ml 10p each Poundstretcher.

    Honest water 500ml bottles also 10p each.

    Drench 500mls also 10p not sure of flavour as I didn't buy that one.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 8th May 18, 3:31 PM
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    Free Tetley juice back on COS
    Originally posted by LANGO1966
    oh pants

    We only went to Mr T this morning with a huge bag for the food bank collection.
    I got the Ribena and tyrells for GJ - also got my free lenor, very happy with this.

    I also looked for Venus as one version is on GJ but I cant figure out which one and I don't think our store sells it anyway

    OH decided it was about to rain so he raced about mowing the bottom paddock, then came in for a shower and he is now in his pyjamas (he calls them a lounge suit but its def pjs) at 3 in the afternoon, OMG - if that is what retirement is like ...
    Last edited by mhoc; 08-05-2018 at 5:35 PM.
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    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 8th May 18, 3:36 PM
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    I'm sorry I'm so stressed & was in a hurry I didn't word this well.



    Sorry, No that's not what I mean, I didn't explain it well. Their garden (very small yard) is all of 5 feet from us, I was concerned about my cats getting hit I don't want to cause trouble, I was worried about my pets



    Again sorry I've haven't worded this well. I have no objection to shooting as such. It's just such a small yard (approx 10' x 4') to be shooting in. He is firing against a wall & they ping off into our gardens
    I myself have done target shooting.
    I was just concerned about my pets getting hurt being so close.

    Sorry to have offended
    Originally posted by Snap-ant
    Do you possibly have a police community support officer (PCSO) who you could ring up and ask if they would pop around for a chat - possibly if you ask at your local police station they could advise you of a number to ring. Its possible that this family are already on his/her radar. All chats are confidential and nothing you say to him would ever be traceable back to you.
    Last edited by mhoc; 08-05-2018 at 3:57 PM.
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 8th May 18, 4:32 PM
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    Re the kitchen gadgets, I absolutely could not live without my griddle pan food tastes different cooked on it and uses less oil because of oiling the meat instead of the pan. I dont think i will use anything else to cook things like burgers, steak or chicken breast again
    Originally posted by Dizzy Ditzy
    I bought a neverstick from a's they are fantastic , fry an egg with no oil, never needs oil
    The only thing i dont use regularly is halogen oven, acti fry is used most days , done own juicer/coffee machine/smoothie maker


    thanks tweets - you know when I'm in a tizz xx

    Had all sorts of ghastly stuff to deal with yesterday including a locked up foot AGAIN

    Hopefully all sorted now, some robbing B has emptied my account - I really cannot understand how this has happened as I'm so secure with my card feel violated
    Originally posted by Snap-ant
    sorry to read this snap hope you get money back x
    I also bought 2 rasp donuts, but they are not showing

    1x ASDA Cotton Blossom Bath Foam (1l) 0.49 N/A
    1x Muller Corner Toffee Yogurt with Chocolate Hoops (135g) 0.68 0.50
    1x Muller Corner Vanilla Yogurt with Chocolate Digestive Biscuits (135g) 0.68 0.50
    2x Muller Corner Strawberry Yogurt with White Chocolate Shortcake Balls (135g) 1.36 1.00
    1x Muller Light Fat Free Vanilla & Dark Chocolate Yogurt (165g) 0.68 0.35
    1x Alberto Balsam Juicy Green Apple Conditioner (350ml) 0.97 1.00
    1x Muller Corner Vanilla Yogurt with Chocolate Balls (135g) 0.68 0.50
    1x ASDA Fruit Burst Bath Foam (1l) 0.49 N/A
    2x Muller Rice Vanilla Custard Low Fat Dessert (1x180g) 1.36 1.00
    Originally posted by Danigrace
    You should only buy one doughnut as it is the trigger
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    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 8th May 18, 4:36 PM
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    Afternoon all
    I would have done yog shop this morning but not ideal sitting in the car at 26 degrees
    Well this morning didnt start well, even though i didnt realise till about 10 i go to one job once a fortnight 7.30 a, and today was the day, but at 10 realised i had not been think i got muddled cause of bank holiday, thats my excuse , so i am going tomorrow at 7.15 am
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 350 for 2015, 2016 400 Actual345, 400 for 2017 Actual 500
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    • pippo
    • By pippo 8th May 18, 4:37 PM
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    pippo
    Been MIA . a combination of black dog hot weather, holiday prep, guests and a Mr Grumpy being more Grumpy than usual, probably because of the aforementioned!

    Lots to catch up on, but first I need to rant!!

    TS bl00dyB!!

    Yep heard and read all the stuff, but thought no real bother, we have an account each 500 in each month 250 back out again and 250 to their regular savers, I log in once a month and move the 3 odd to wherever.

    So today manged to get online, MR grumps all ok, mine had too much money in it, but no March's payment to reg save had gone in on 3rd April, Aprils payment went in on 30th April and was bounced back to current account,
    To cut a very long story short, and a veryyyy looong call I have been accused of trying to pay in too much in one month and not adhering to their terms and conditions! No I don't think so, it's a standing order, "but you can't pay in over 250 per month" 'Yes I agree, it's a standing order, you don't process these at weekends or bank holidays, (Why ever not?)
    I understand this, but both in October and January they took out 2 payments in 1 month, no problem. this call went on for 1 hour 29 minutes and 43 seconds!! (they will reimburse me 1 for that!) was passed to a manger, who couldn't do anything, I said, I thought you were a manger... Oh no!!
    Agreed to take this up as a complaint, great I said, can I have your name (given) in case they don't get back to me, on no, says she, you will have to stay on the line so I can process this as a complaint
    There is more, but I'm boring myself to repeat it!!

    The up shot is they can do !!!!!! all, my complaint has been deemed as not upheld??? I will get a letter to say so... whoopy do!! and I have a 1 in my current account to cover the cost of the phone call!!

    Whoever said that money saving was easy??

    Now, do I lie down in a darken room or visit Villa Maria!
    • pippo
    • By pippo 8th May 18, 4:44 PM
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    pippo
    Re the kitchen gadgets, I absolutely could not live without my griddle pan food tastes different cooked on it and uses less oil because of oiling the meat instead of the pan. I dont think i will use anything else to cook things like burgers, steak or chicken breast again
    Originally posted by Dizzy Ditzy
    And sausages!!

    Got mine in the last nectar double up.. love it!
    • pippo
    • By pippo 8th May 18, 5:02 PM
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    pippo
    My big news.

    Errant son has started his phase 1 training. He went down via train yesterday to his base. This part of the course takes 14 weeks and they all do it, its the basic "How to be a soldier" course - everyone whatever trade they go on to do takes this course.

    He took his oath of allegiance yesterday afternoon - this is akin to another birth day. When Eldest son did his it was done at the local recruitment office and conducted by a major with the families to witness so it was a very significant occasion, its sad that they don't do it this way now.

    I assumed that phones would be confiscated by now but we are still getting one word messages - this morning I had a "Morning" at 7.30 - probably he just messages as he goes in and out of his locker.

    Anyway its quite something to get your head around - I am now mum to do serving personnel.

    So again we have an empty nest to adjust to and its going to take some getting used to again. So far we have just been trying to clear the clutter away and round up all of the stuff left behind - all of Errant sons stuff is still in his room as they take minimal personal stuff with them - not even their cars.

    OH has been home for a week as he is on sick leave but he has been very good, keeping me motivated so I don't start moping. I don't suppose the full brunt will happen until he goes back to work and the house is empty in the daytime.
    Originally posted by mhoc
    Oh bless mohc!

    We only have the one son, who had some very 'errant' moments in his time and now is a higher tax payer with a lovely wife and to gorgeous daughters, but I still remember the day he left home for uni, couldn't drive, had to pull over and sob! We still call the 'spare' bedroom, is room. sending hugs, . mind you I generally love the days when my Dh is out, alough some day even now I feel lost and lonely
    • Sarahdol75
    • By Sarahdol75 8th May 18, 5:08 PM
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    Sarahdol75


    thanks tweets - you know when I'm in a tizz xx

    Had all sorts of ghastly stuff to deal with yesterday including a locked up foot AGAIN

    Hopefully all sorted now, some robbing B has emptied my account - I really cannot understand how this has happened as I'm so secure with my card feel violated
    Originally posted by Snap-ant
    oh snap hope you get it sorted.
    Walk 3000 miles in a year challenge 2018


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    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 8th May 18, 5:10 PM
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    mhoc
    Been MIA . a combination of black dog hot weather, holiday prep, guests and a Mr Grumpy being more Grumpy than usual, probably because of the aforementioned!

    Lots to catch up on, but first I need to rant!!

    TS bl00dyB!!

    Yep heard and read all the stuff, but thought no real bother, we have an account each 500 in each month 250 back out again and 250 to their regular savers, I log in once a month and move the 3 odd to wherever.

    So today manged to get online, MR grumps all ok, mine had too much money in it, but no March's payment to reg save had gone in on 3rd April, Aprils payment went in on 30th April and was bounced back to current account,
    To cut a very long story short, and a veryyyy looong call I have been accused of trying to pay in too much in one month and not adhering to their terms and conditions! No I don't think so, it's a standing order, "but you can't pay in over 250 per month" 'Yes I agree, it's a standing order, you don't process these at weekends or bank holidays, (Why ever not?)
    I understand this, but both in October and January they took out 2 payments in 1 month, no problem. this call went on for 1 hour 29 minutes and 43 seconds!! (they will reimburse me 1 for that!) was passed to a manger, who couldn't do anything, I said, I thought you were a manger... Oh no!!
    Agreed to take this up as a complaint, great I said, can I have your name (given) in case they don't get back to me, on no, says she, you will have to stay on the line so I can process this as a complaint
    There is more, but I'm boring myself to repeat it!!

    The up shot is they can do !!!!!! all, my complaint has been deemed as not upheld??? I will get a letter to say so... whoopy do!! and I have a 1 in my current account to cover the cost of the phone call!!

    Whoever said that money saving was easy??

    Now, do I lie down in a darken room or visit Villa Maria!
    Originally posted by pippo
    It drives me bats that payments are not made on the 1st of a month if its a weekend or a bank holiday

    I would instead write a letter outlining the initial problem, including the long delay you had getting to your online account and also todays problems plus the length of time you were on the phone and the derisory amount you were offered as compensation.

    Sometimes a letter will escalate things.

    (I got 5 credit from Eon for the problems I had including been held in an endless phone queue)
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    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 8th May 18, 5:19 PM
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    I've just gone into battle with 3.

    OH has changed his phone - I dread to think how much he has spent but he seems now to have a personal phone identical to his work phone - I can see that being a problem.

    Most of the apps have transferred across from old Samsung to new phone including his shopping apps eg COS, shopimum etc. Of course they are now logged out so the passwords all need re setting - you are never loged out of apps so you never need to know what the passwords are

    Even more annoying I had to go into town with him last Friday as the new phone needed a micro sim and its my name on both accounts. I loathe going into our nearest town - vile place.
    (The only saving grace was being able to do a Muller shop and get the Greggs free cokes)
    The shop charged 5.11 for the micro sim

    So I went on live chat with 3 this afternoon and there is a link whereby OH could have got a replacement sim via the link for free. I argued my case with 3 that he was not told this in the shop and after 10 mins of discussion they agreed to put 5.11 credit on the account against the next bill.

    I think the moral of the story is not to change phones unless your really really need to
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    • marmitelovemehateme
    • By marmitelovemehateme 8th May 18, 5:25 PM
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    My Muller shop from earlier....Used Cherry Bakewell yoghurt as Trig

    7:79 APG

    12 items (10 different) on your receipt qualify for comparison Asda Sainsbury's
    1x Muller Light Fat Free Toffee Yogurt (1x175g) 0.68 0.35
    0.18x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Banana (order by number of bananas or select kg) (per kg) 0.14 N/A
    1x Magners Original Irish Cider (18x440) 12.00 10.00
    1x Muller Light Fat Free Vanilla Yogurt (175g) 0.68 0.35
    1x ASDA Semi Skimmed Milk (4pt) 1.09 1.10
    2x Muller Light Fat Free Orange with Dark Chocolate Yogurt (165g) 1.36 0.70
    1x Muller Light Fat Free Banana & Custard Yogurt (175g) 0.68 0.35
    2x Muller Light Fat Free Vanilla & Dark Chocolate Yogurt (165g) 1.36 0.70
    1x Muller Light Fat Free Strawberry Yogurt (175g) 0.68 0.35
    1x Muller Light Fat Free Raspberry & Cranberry Yogurt (175g) 0.68 0.35
    1x Viakal Limescale Remover Liquid (500ml) 3.20 2.00
    Comparison total (compared products only) 22.41 16.25
    +6.16 cheaper
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    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 8th May 18, 5:29 PM
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    Enterprise 1701C
    I've just gone into battle with 3.

    OH has changed his phone - I dread to think how much he has spent but he seems now to have a personal phone identical to his work phone - I can see that being a problem.

    Most of the apps have transferred across from old Samsung to new phone including his shopping apps eg COS, shopimum etc. Of course they are now logged out so the passwords all need re setting - you are never loged out of apps so you never need to know what the passwords are

    Even more annoying I had to go into town with him last Friday as the new phone needed a micro sim and its my name on both accounts. I loathe going into our nearest town - vile place.
    (The only saving grace was being able to do a Muller shop and get the Greggs free cokes)
    The shop charged 5.11 for the micro sim

    So I went on live chat with 3 this afternoon and there is a link whereby OH could have got a replacement sim via the link for free. I argued my case with 3 that he was not told this in the shop and after 10 mins of discussion they agreed to put 5.11 credit on the account against the next bill.

    I think the moral of the story is not to change phones unless your really really need to
    Originally posted by mhoc
    Men! When I got a new phone I simply asked for a micro sim and they posted it to me for free.
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    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 8th May 18, 5:31 PM
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    SSM are offering freebies I've ordered a couple. They have just appeared on top of all the coupon offers

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    youve tried it, wed love to know what you think, so dont forget
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    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 8th May 18, 5:32 PM
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    mhoc
    Oh bless mohc!

    We only have the one son, who had some very 'errant' moments in his time and now is a higher tax payer with a lovely wife and to gorgeous daughters, but I still remember the day he left home for uni, couldn't drive, had to pull over and sob! We still call the 'spare' bedroom, is room. sending hugs, . mind you I generally love the days when my Dh is out, alough some day even now I feel lost and lonely
    Originally posted by pippo
    I am hoping that the army will give him the fulfilling career he needs and the stability.
    When he first left home after uni to go to his first job up north I did got slightly bats - he had been at college and uni locally so he still lived at home so we were used to him being around - actually he was doing 3 days of uni, 2 working days and 2 days walking or climbing or kayaking etc plus 4 nights a week with ATC or college so he wasn't at home very much except to eat, shower and sleep. It was just the finality of the final youngest child leaving home.

    OH has been home on sick leave for a week, mostly he has been very helpful where he can - realising I am keeping busy so I don't have time to think. And keeping out of my way when I am in the midst of doing something that needs concentration.
    But getting the new phone has left me exasperated!

    Eldest child left home when she was 18 - long story. But she still has her bedroom despite the rarity of her visits. Eldest son also now sleeps there when he comes home as the boys room is not fit for human habitation
    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 8th May 18, 5:34 PM
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    mhoc
    Men! When I got a new phone I simply asked for a micro sim and they posted it to me for free.
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    Men!
    new phones!
    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.
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