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    • redfox
    • By redfox 6th Nov 17, 3:30 PM
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    redfox
    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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    Welcome to a new long lasting Elite 11+ glitch and chat thread.

    It's a great group and community so enjoy!

    All the relevant information can be found in post number 2.
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    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 10th Jul 18, 10:17 AM
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    mhoc
    It is good to hear he is doing so well x

    You must be very proud of him xxx
    Originally posted by Sunshinemummy
    Yes and he was looking at the adventure training opportunities that the army offers - masses of them. A lot of his qualifications are transferable so when he gets through phase 2 he can start to sort that side of his career out.
    Where he is training now there is a climbing wall but unused and they don't have trainers. He is a qualified instructor but he cant even use it himself so you can imagine how annoying this is.
    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.
    • Freewheeling
    • By Freewheeling 10th Jul 18, 10:21 AM
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    Freewheeling
    Quidco have their bonus offer on again spend 6 and get 2.50 bonus cashback - useful for getting loo paper from Wilko
    (its 6 to include vat) but don't include delivery

    It would also be useful for anyone getting 5s from marks
    Originally posted by mhoc

    If you want to spend 5 excluding VAT I think you'd have to spend 6.25 total.
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 10th Jul 18, 10:23 AM
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    mhoc
    If you want to spend 5 excluding VAT I think you'd have to spend 6.25 total.
    Originally posted by Freewheeling
    ???

    I thought vat was 20% - has it changed ???

    My 6 shops from the other weekend have tracked as have the bonus????
    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.
    • Freewheeling
    • By Freewheeling 10th Jul 18, 10:32 AM
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    Freewheeling
    ???

    I thought vat was 20% - has it changed ???

    My 6 shops from the other weekend have tracked as have the bonus????
    Originally posted by mhoc

    It's definitely still 20%. 20% of 5 is 1. However 20% of 6 would be 1.20, which would make the shop 4.80 excluding VAT. I hope that makes sense! And I also hope I haven't got it very wrong ;-).


    In the Ts&Cs it doesn't say it's 5 excluding VAT so that's probably why your cashback has tracked anyway.
    • Freewheeling
    • By Freewheeling 10th Jul 18, 10:34 AM
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    Oh wait......I've got it all wrong. You add 20% to the base price. What a numpty. How embaressing.
    • gocat
    • By gocat 10th Jul 18, 10:39 AM
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    Oh wait......I've got it all wrong. You add 20% to the base price. What a numpty. How embaressing.
    Originally posted by Freewheeling
    Phew thank gawd for that as I did 2 6 toilet roll shops last week.

    And now OH has told me he dont like wilko toilet paper. Bit late to tell me now
    • Freewheeling
    • By Freewheeling 10th Jul 18, 10:53 AM
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    So, in an effort to make up for my complete failure at understanding how VAT works above, I'd like to draw your attention to free Fruit-tella sweets:


    http://fruittella.yousay.org/index.asp
    • pippo
    • By pippo 10th Jul 18, 10:56 AM
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    I've done exactly the same, at the Bristol end of the bridge
    Originally posted by Dizzy Ditzy
    What a coincidence, yes it was the Bristol end of the bridge!
    • braveheart60uk
    • By braveheart60uk 10th Jul 18, 11:07 AM
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    Morning. (just)


    Free O3 coughee today.


    Also collecting my "free" football from Sprotts Direct.
    • Snap-ant
    • By Snap-ant 10th Jul 18, 11:17 AM
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    Snap-ant
    Thanks Mhoc - trying for September/October to try & see Northern Lights

    Jane McDonald did a cruise round the Isle of Mull, I think it's great idea if you have good sea legs but I don't ever think i'll get on a boat again after a bad experience. You can watch the episode here:

    https://www.my5.tv/cruising-with-jane-mcdonald/season-1/episode-2
    Originally posted by Westvleteren

    Yes we watched that when it was on but way too expensive as ideal
    Our Family Motto ~
    If all else fails - read the instructions...

    • braveheart60uk
    • By braveheart60uk 10th Jul 18, 11:53 AM
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    Free Fitba'
    Forgot to mention that you might be able to order one fwee per mobile telephone you install the app on to. Worth a try. I know someone who has done this
    • altojack
    • By altojack 10th Jul 18, 11:57 AM
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    Thanks for this BH. Ive just tried the same but got this reply from NUS Extra.

    Hi

    Apologies for the delay in response

    Shaw Academy were deregistered so you would not be eligible through this provider


    Kind Regards,
    Noosh
    NUS extra Support Advisor

    Well done to those that did get it though.
    Off now to cancel my Shaw Academy membership before they charge me for next month. And then the hunt for another provider.

    SnS
    Originally posted by SweetnSavvy

    Go on NUS web page and have a look there. As far as I know they have a list of providers they are dealing with now. Good luck xx
    There's no place like home

    Clearing Stash of Freebies and Samples of beauty products
    1st Feb 2017/18 Out 255 In 67
    1st Feb 2018/19 Out 69 In 18
    • Jeremiah T Stone
    • By Jeremiah T Stone 10th Jul 18, 12:16 PM
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    Jeremiah T Stone


    Hope you have seen the turtle dove today?
    Awwww what a beautiful and emotional thing to do for your family
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Hi Bubbs

    Sorry for delay in replying, just trying to do a quick catchup

    Sadly there's been no sign of the turtle dove after the magpie attack

    Great news on Mr Bubbs' job
    On my Cancer journey, I've learned ...
    • fuzzgun19
    • By fuzzgun19 10th Jul 18, 12:19 PM
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    fuzzgun19
    They sent me a voucher for a free coffee and cake when it was my birthday. Yours could be worth much more though if you are buying anyway .

    Anon
    Originally posted by Anon
    Good morning all, another sunny one but a lot cooler

    Snap, hoping fourp is better this morning xx



    So it is your fault it is so much cooler, seriously, thank you



    I got 2 5 boxes of chocolate, one was on my card and I thought it would be linked to the mailing voucher I got, I used the voucher with my Sparks card, but the one on the card was still sitting there on the last day so I succumbed to temptation. A couple of nice gifts
    Originally posted by Enterprise 1701C
    I barely shop at m&s now all my APs are gone, our store is closing in Aug too.
    If I dont get something good Ill have a moan by email.
    I Hate Jobsworths!!!
    • Jeremiah T Stone
    • By Jeremiah T Stone 10th Jul 18, 12:30 PM
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    Jeremiah T Stone
    im here and fine thanks,
    trying to keep up with the lives of others but getting bogged down with my own at the moment...nothing dramatic just not enough hours in the day, which is probably why im awake at 3am then feeling shattered by mid afternoon..
    hopefully il have time for a proper post in a few days time, feeling tired now as got back not so long ago from babysitting in London
    ........
    jts - couldn't see the pic for some reason but im sure youre doing a sterling job, how did the cake turn out? have you been able to watch any of ascot last week?
    .........
    Originally posted by HILLBERN
    Hi HILLBERN

    I hope you have been finding some time to have a proper rest.

    Sorry for the delay in replying, I haven't been keeping up

    The cake turned out lovely thanks - I made my wife's favourite - it's a light fruit cake with a layer of marzipan through the middle. Loosely based on a recipe for Simnel cake by Mary Berry

    I can't believe I never got to watch any of Royal Ascot this year My wife was away on holiday so I was busy with DD's school run, shopping, cooking and feeding - as well as trying to get pond finished
    On my Cancer journey, I've learned ...
    • fuzzgun19
    • By fuzzgun19 10th Jul 18, 12:32 PM
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    fuzzgun19
    It won't work with an android pay you need to buy one through your app using the money you have in your app I presume like I did

    Good Morning all
    Originally posted by emerald21
    I checked my gweg app today and the free salad has appeared!

    Looks like it doesnt matter how you pay.

    I wonder if you can stack salads?
    I Hate Jobsworths!!!
    • spasguidedogs
    • By spasguidedogs 10th Jul 18, 12:34 PM
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    spasguidedogs




    Haven't spotted any wildlife in the pond except for when I was part emptying it - I saw the earth move next to me, and on closer inspection, it was a tiny frog
    Originally posted by Jeremiah T Stone
    I love your new pond, is it going to be purely for wildlife, or fish?
    We decided to create a wildlife pond at the top of the garden where the previous owner had his shed. Wanted to use a liner but wasn't prepared for the amount of hardcore we had to dig out, it was back breaking, 4 huge builders bags of hardcore, then to dig through clay, what should have taken a weekend, took a week. In the end we opted for a Mayfly preformed pond Length 208cm (6ft 10in) x Width 133cm (4ft 4in) x Depth 60cm (1ft 11in). Capacity: 1000 Litres (220 Gallons)

    My parents gave me pond weed and lilies, to get it started. The pond is crystal clear, and is home to plenty of frogs, newts, pond skaters, water boatmen. A couple of weeks ago while topping up the pond water, we noticed a huge grass snake in the pond with it's mouth around a big frog, we couldn't believe our eyes.

    As they say, build it and they will come! Our pond is now just over 2 years old and is amazing.

    Last year I put in another wildlife pond nearer the house/conservatory using a pond liner and am happy to say that the frogs, newts, water boatmen and skaters are thriving.

    I hope you enjoy your new pond and all the wildlife it will bring.
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 10th Jul 18, 12:45 PM
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    TrulyMadly
    Try New Lynx for 1 in A

    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 10th Jul 18, 12:51 PM
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    TrulyMadly
    Just done a Green Jinn shop in S

    Got OS, Tyrell's, fishcakes, Tilda, muller rice, Jordan's granola and bananas.
    I went through S/S and because the scales weren't working on the till, she said I could have the bananas free.

    So then I had to go and buy another bunch to put my receipt through GJ
    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 10th Jul 18, 12:56 PM
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    TrulyMadly
    Good morning everyone.

    Better night sleep last night, a lot cooler. Fans arriving today so kids will stop moaning :rotfl
    Originally posted by Sarahdol75
    Good morning lovely peoples



    England Or electric?
    Originally posted by Jeremiah T Stone
    That made me laugh out loud

    Afternoon mr hobknob

    You pond looks perfect.....are we having a grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony?

    I'll do the buffet
    To do is to be. Rousseau
    To be is to do. Sartre
    Do be do be do. Sinatra
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