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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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    • diluvsdiscounts
    • By diluvsdiscounts 7th Dec 17, 6:24 PM
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    Yes at bloody last just over a weeks worth 30
    Originally posted by bubbs
    You didnt offend me , i was just saying, how could you eat 30 in a week?
    Originally posted by bubbs
    I mis understood your post, shall we just leave it now, I hope I have educated some people because its nasty stuff.
    The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they make the best of e verything they have Weight lost so far 2 stone 11.5lb
    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 7th Dec 17, 6:25 PM
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    Yes, there is a fingerprint scanner on back of the phone under the camera - silverish colour above the Alcatel logo. I set mine up when I first got the phone as I read the onscreen instructions

    Originally posted by Anon
    Ohhhh, thought that was the magic contactless thingy.
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
    Juvenal, The Sixteen Satires
    • Dizzy Ditzy
    • By Dizzy Ditzy 7th Dec 17, 6:32 PM
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    Dizzy Ditzy
    Morning all

    Those christmas emoticons remind me of springdreams. Havent seen him on here for ages. Think he lives sort of near to me and wondered if he had found any of the elusive yogs
    Originally posted by gocat
    Springdreams is definitely a She thinking about it, I haven't seen her around for a while either
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    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 7th Dec 17, 6:35 PM
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    A vs M
    Was only getting the bessie roasts and some reduced packets of fruit, so thought would make it up to 9 items to see what the apg says. Still managed 22p

    1x Aunt Bessie's Mini Homestyle Roasties (700g) 1.00 N/A
    1x ASDA Chopped Onion (200g) 0.20 N/A
    0.21x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Conference Pear (Typically 300g) (per kg) 0.41 N/A
    3x ASDA Grower's Selection Watermelon Slices (95g) 0.57 N/A
    0.21x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Gala Apple (Typically 160g) (per kg) 0.42 N/A
    0.19x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Banana (order by number of bananas or select kg) (per kg) 0.14 0.14
    1x ASDA Farm Stores Plums (400g) 0.79 0.78
    1x Quaker Oat So Simple Big Bowl Original Porridge (10x38g) 1.00 1.00
    1x ASDA Farm Stores Cherry Tomatoes (250g) 0.53 N/A
    1x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Lemon (each) 0.28 0.30
    Originally posted by gocat
    N/A - really? Pretty sure I saw that pack size in M yesterday, unless I am mixing them up (and I could be). I definitely saw some Mini Roasties in one store. I think M do have them - as well the Roast Potatoes in Duck Fat that I didn't notice the price (msm suggests it is 2.74.

    The reason I was looking for Aunt Bessies Roast-type products was that M had an online exclusive offer on this prior to Wednesday - well, I suppose there's no reason why you could not have a much higher price online or much less favourable mbuy or link-deal pricing and then advertise it as "online exclusive". The Aunt Bessie Roast Potatoes (800g) - they have them as "Aunt Bessies Roasties 800g" are 1.80 individual online and, at the time, they were in a deal with two other products - all three for 3 for 4 IIRC. Each of them goes down on offer to 1, so I have no idea why you would buy all three and pay an extra 1 on top. They should be waited for at 1 and then only one bought. Indeed, I think the Aunt Bessies Roast Potatoes 800g are 1 in M instore, or were yesterday, and that's the point in time we look at so that is why they are on the list for potential Avs M at 1. It seems to me why has 1.80 price showing. There are Roasties online but no Mini Roasties - I think I have definitely seen some Mini Roasties though, because I was looking for Aunt Bessies Roast Potatoes 800g Crispy & Fluffy - I even had to note what the packaging said so I did not mix them up - due to finding 1 SEL instore last time but having a different price online (although marked with "online exclusive" so it clearly was that). Online exclusive - could well mean the product is much, much more expensive than it is instore. Happy to post in the public arena what I have seen on this occasion.

    They are absolutely right - and totally correct and truthful. It was an online exclusive price. Absolutely nothing wrong about doing that, and no need to reveal what the price is instore. It's for the consumer to find out and find the best deal and not for us to tell them about it or point them to it. They don't have to - their job is to sell products and hopefully make profits - it is for us to find out what is best for us.

    I had 1 SEL in a store on Monday and just took it as normal - I didn't have any question that that wasn't what it was. On seeing the 1.80 price online afterwards, though I didn't really have any doubt, I just wanted to make sure that that 1 instore was being displayed in another store, so that it was more likely to be correct. I duly had Aunt Bessies Roast Potatoes as a carry-over item to the next store. And carry-over and carry-over. I couldn't find them in the next two stores - I eventually found them, and with 1 displayed, but only after seeing Aunt Bessies Mini Roasties, alongside the Duck Fat product, in another store in between. So that's how I know I have seen them.

    This now reminds me that I was supposed to mention the problem I have had on Savers Grapes. They are currently compared to from A's Farm Stores product. Just a note that its possible the M price may drop off at this point - probably be okay for at least another price collection though and may come back on Monday in stock and then be maintained throughout. I had OOS everywhere - although some of the stores were late in the night and may be expected to be OOS more at that time. It's my own fault for the 'bother' I had with them yesterday. I think they are just trying to make sure I never forget them again and that I check them everytime.

    You won't have known but I often forget to look at the odd product in M each time I come out of my main start store. I even forget them afterwards in other stores sometimes. I do my initial full check around the first store and then I get my copy of the list and look through it and see if I have missed anything (at least what I can have in that store). I note these items down and then return to the store to try to find them. Sometimes, with the SP Chocolate Bars last Monday, I think I have missed them or don't remember seeing them so think I've missed them, and then I go back into the store and find there is absolutely no trace of them at all. So - that's why I didn't see them! Other times they are just 'hiding' - or there is a SEL but they were OOS and the SEL covered over in the corner of the shelf so I didn't notice it first time. I kept forgetting Savers Grapes a number of times (I often forget items that are fairly new on my lists). So I have had that on my items to find in my second journey in the store a number of times in a row. Just when I was remembering to look for them, my store goes OOS and then loses its SEL, so I now have no trace and have them as missing each time as they are not there!

    The grapes were therefore a carryover - I did find SELs around in several places - and then "wanted" to see if I could find any stock at all as I was losing it on Monday in a number of stores. I have not found any stock at all yesterday and this does not seem to be a local issue. I think some now rare M somewhere will have them in stock, or maybe they were just out in many places yesterday and have had full deliveries of them today and restocked in lots of stores. However, in general, it may be they are losing stock for the price collectors and, if they now don't find stock in a store next time, they will not return a price from there. So, the grapes, that we have seen comparing very good on the APG including against M, might lose their M comp. They are, I think, against T at the same price. So maybe switch vs there and have a look to see if M is maintained or whether it may disappear. Things like this can affect the comparisons for a while afterwards - so if it goes N/A (if), it may be sometime before the comparison comes back again, even if the product has been back in M for some time up to then. Little things like this can upset comps. and mean items return N/A - and sometimes they seem they may never return. The Yorkshire Puddings had a simple change in pack design ages ago now, no change to size or weight or any description of M's product, but they dropped off against M ever since that time and I don't think they have ever returned. It may have happened to the 1Kg carrots at some time - and we know they have been off for ages - problem there might have been M switched to 2Kg carrots for a few weeks and then brought 1Kg back - 1Kg had gone N/A through being OOS too long whilst 2Kg were specially produced and has yet to return against M. There seems to be an infernal error that, whilst 1Kg are in M and have been constantly for months and months, ensures that somehow they just can't link the A product up to the M product and its price. As seen not long ago on this thread, Salad Cress is N/A against M. M have theirs too - but I don't think I've ever seen A's Salad Cress pick up M pricing.
    Last edited by Savvybuyer; 07-12-2017 at 6:40 PM.
    M lists - page 18 (on 40 posts per page setting) - Avs M: post 705-708 inclusive; Tvs M and "Buy in M": post 708 onwards.

    3Dogs' lists - page 6, posts 210-214.
    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 7th Dec 17, 6:36 PM
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    Ideal for a 3 voucher.
    M&S 500g Extremely Chocolatey Milk, Dark & White Chocolate biscuits (Blue Box - 500g) - 3 @ M&S Instore
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
    Juvenal, The Sixteen Satires
    • streaky10
    • By streaky10 7th Dec 17, 6:44 PM
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    Haven't a clue if this will work or if it's already common knowledge but would like to pass on the palmolive body butter shower gels 342 compare 1.50 v T 1.00 so work out the same as the previous palmolives no longer on 342.
    Many many thanks for every poster of glitches.
    Being a lady of a certain age on her own don't always partake for myself but, like many others on here, get extreme pleasure in being able to help others out with them especialy my own 2 daughters who are extremely grateful for a helping hand or little treat every now and then.
    • gocat
    • By gocat 7th Dec 17, 6:49 PM
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    Evening all.I think the 1st comparison posted was against Morrie's.
    Originally posted by savvy sal
    Ooops sorry. Yes, just gone back and looked at the two . Really sorry. I must be cracking up
    • jax.26
    • By jax.26 7th Dec 17, 6:49 PM
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    !!!9829; JTS !!!9829;

    Originally posted by Snap-ant
    Touching message x
    • MKS
    • By MKS 7th Dec 17, 6:50 PM
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    Half price legs of lamb, DTD opportunity. First time though that they are limiting them to two per customer. A few branches have stock at the higher price.
    • vanilla twist
    • By vanilla twist 7th Dec 17, 6:53 PM
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    vanilla twist
    Naughty bit of carrot bondage going on there

    ??Fingerprint scanner??
    Originally posted by davemorton

    Thanks Dm was actually thinking along the lines of being tied to the train tracks like in old movies.
    Bear thought carrot was on a gentle simmer

    V x
    . I do think a chaise lounge is a good description of you though. Stylish yet comfortable and laid back
    Originally posted by fairclaire
    May the odds be ever in your favour

    SPC 7 Pot No 410 232.63 Total
    • 3Dogs
    • By 3Dogs 7th Dec 17, 7:12 PM
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    For your stuffing or to go with your sprouts TM

    Originally posted by hampydoodums
    1 in Asda too, I saw them yesterday

    Shop from last night

    2x Dove Men+Care Ultimate Wash Bag Gift Set (each) 20.00 9.00 3Dogs - these are now cheaper in T's than showing currently on your amazing post 210. Now working out at 72p each
    Originally posted by Lima-India
    Oh thanks for that Lima-India, was going to get more of those, so even better now
    Mr 3Dogs 3-7-12 3Dogs'Mam 31-3-13
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 7th Dec 17, 7:13 PM
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    Exactly smoked bacon has also been discovered as carcinogenic I didn't know any of these facts and was trying to be helpful, I mis understood bubbs post and thought she was eating 30 a week, I was trying to be helpful I won't bother next time
    Originally posted by diluvsdiscounts
    I didnt mean that, i was just saying..........
    Anyone like me hoping for reductions after Xmas to about 3 and 5
    Originally posted by braveheart60uk
    and 3 4 2
    Thank you, maybe bubbs thinks i typed the bottom bit I didnt i copied and pasted from a Google search and it happened to mention diabetes which I didn't know so I too have learned something new today x
    Originally posted by diluvsdiscounts
    But its like most people think T2 is overweight people, yes i was and still am but its myth my dad is t2 and 10stone wet
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 350 for 2015, 2016 400 Actual345, 400 for 2017 Actual 500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 2 1/2 lb
    • pippo
    • By pippo 7th Dec 17, 7:13 PM
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    I can't look any more - delivery driver seems to be having a break in the middle of a field!
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 7th Dec 17, 7:16 PM
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    I mis understood your post, shall we just leave it now, I hope I have educated some people because its nasty stuff.
    Originally posted by diluvsdiscounts
    Yes finished
    Half price legs of lamb, DTD opportunity. First time though that they are limiting them to two per customer. A few branches have stock at the higher price.
    Originally posted by MKS
    How many times did you go back?
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 350 for 2015, 2016 400 Actual345, 400 for 2017 Actual 500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 2 1/2 lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 7th Dec 17, 7:17 PM
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    Evening all,
    Caught up now
    Been fat club and took me an hr to get home traffic was horrendous
    Pip hope you get your parcel, got mine today that i paid next day del for on Monday got a refund though
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 350 for 2015, 2016 400 Actual345, 400 for 2017 Actual 500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 2 1/2 lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 7th Dec 17, 7:28 PM
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    40 wash
    Daz washing powder 2.75 @ Tesco instore

    Pepsi Max, case 24, 3 at Tesco
    From darkside
    Last edited by bubbs; 07-12-2017 at 7:32 PM.
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 350 for 2015, 2016 400 Actual345, 400 for 2017 Actual 500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 2 1/2 lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 7th Dec 17, 7:29 PM
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    Knorr Chicken Stock Pot (+ Other Varieties as stocked (4 x 28g) Half Price was 1.45 now 72p @ Tesco
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 350 for 2015, 2016 400 Actual345, 400 for 2017 Actual 500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 2 1/2 lb
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 7th Dec 17, 7:31 PM
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    Gordons pink gin down to 13 in asda

    50ml Marc Jacobs Decadence half price 34.50 at Debenhams - Free c&c

    From darkside
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 350 for 2015, 2016 400 Actual345, 400 for 2017 Actual 500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 2 1/2 lb
    • 3Dogs
    • By 3Dogs 7th Dec 17, 7:41 PM
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    is the pepsi still working today? am hoping to finally get to a's later before going to crib x
    Originally posted by sarahskint
    I would doubt it by now, we should certainly be on Monday if not yesterday although I have been wrong before. I have two price changes to make on these products: 2.50 on Monday and 2 yesterday in M. So, if the APG has still got 1.25, on two versions, it would have to be what they got with two price changes since then in M (or probably just one - but you know what I mean, APG had 1.25 probable change to 2.50 from Monday's collection, should be changing again to 2 once yesterday's collection hits the system). If Monday is not in the system yet, it is very delayed. Saying that, we did have a Wednesday that seemed to only reach the system on a Saturday recently: Friday's shops were clearly still on Monday. In the past, the system would already be on Wednesday by now: it did seem to update earlier, usually on Thursday morning or afternoon and that to Wednesday having been already on Monday (earliest I saw for that was about 8.30am on Tuesday but could be delayed until Tuesday night - now it seems to update on Wednesday itself, whilst a new collection is being done that then, usually, updates on Friday).

    Thursday late afternoon - really we should be on Monday with 2.50 M (unless they made what seems to be to be the same mistake on Monday, very unlikely, we don't usually see simple price mistakes repeated from one collection to the next as opposed to items 'wrongly' linked up, some of them favourably and some unfavourably - unless I'm wrong and 1.25 on the cans packs was the right price in M, that I don't recall seeing at all - although I didn't look at them much until informed one of them was picking up 1.25 - I think the fact I didn't have Pepsi cans last week suggests that there was no 1.25 SEL for any of them in any of my Ms as surely I would have seen and noticed such a price, even if it was not highlighted, and the fact I didn't note or know anything about them suggests I saw 2.50 which I ignored and just walked past). Also they did get 2.50 for at least one other version - so, either full price SELs for that one in their Ms and no 1.25 offer price crunch label that was never shown to me or they made a mistake mixing up the two versions with their 2L bottle versions in M which, coincidentally, are 1.25.

    I can't say it definitely won't work as prices can be 7 days' old for M - and that might tip into an eighth day - or maybe they made the same error (if it is that) on Monday? It's a stretch to believe we aren't on Monday by now though (if not yesterday's also unfavourable price) - does anyone who has bought 6 pint milk in GB - whomever it was against - see 1.50 price on the M comp. or is it returning 1.58? TIA. We might even be on Wednesday - I think this 'glitch' (if that's what it is) most likely ended when Monday's data came in, which should have come in at the latest by yesterday. It's probably worse now than what it probably will be sometime late on tomorrow.
    Originally posted by Savvybuyer
    I tried on Tuesday but somehow got Pepsi Max which I knew didn't work ..... and it didn't Tried yesterday lunchtime and got Diet Pepsi this time and it didn't work Compared to same price
    Mr 3Dogs 3-7-12 3Dogs'Mam 31-3-13
    • Arthien
    • By Arthien 7th Dec 17, 7:42 PM
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    I wont quote you Arthien, but you may want to remove that code

    Link to Arthiens post re 50% off food at Argos. Code is showing as you click through. Thanks for posting
    Originally posted by hampydoodums
    Oops, slap wrist! That's what happens when I post in a rush early in the morning

    Thanks for reposting, I hope it was of use to someone.

    Another busy evening for me, that's 3 in a row since DH has been away, it's like he's trying to make sure I don't have time to sit around and have some peace and quiet

    Finally had tea so going to do some wrapping now. I thought I was really behind with presents but then, fortunately I remembered I was keeping a list so I checked it and I've actually done better than I thought, just my brother, sister in law and partner, nana, one friend and FIL to go! Although writing it down makes it sound like a lot
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