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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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    • gocat
    • By gocat 5th Jan 18, 2:09 PM
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    gocat
    Have folk returned items ok that are on failed apg?
    Originally posted by mrs lds
    Thanks for trying them out Mrs IDS. I would return them if you dont want them .
    • emerald21
    • By emerald21 5th Jan 18, 2:22 PM
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    emerald21
    I tried my phone with ap on a Santander atm and it didnt work . I even asked inside and the girl decided that it must only work with Santander cards . So I dont know
    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 5th Jan 18, 2:24 PM
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    Serendipitious
    Those one4all giftcards at Viking now have a surcharge on them - it costs 104 for a 100 card

    I didn't want any, I just went for a play with their NY special offer.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.




    • curlgirl
    • By curlgirl 5th Jan 18, 2:26 PM
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    I was passing Homebase today so popped in, they had kindly put another box of 110 finish dishwasher tablets on the shelf , scanned at 5 These 2 boxes should last me till the end of the year
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 5th Jan 18, 2:52 PM
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    silvercar
    From a Tosco shop:

    T vs A vs S vs M

    MULLER CORNER RED FRUIT YOGURT 6 X 150G 2.00 3.88 2.00 2.00

    WEETABIX 72PK 3.75 5.99 4.00 4.00
    • emerald21
    • By emerald21 5th Jan 18, 3:01 PM
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    Anyone know of a cheap data sim for my mifi unit please. I was with the old T Mobile and I had 6 months internet for 20 . I dont think they do it anymore though Thanks
    • fuzzgun19
    • By fuzzgun19 5th Jan 18, 3:29 PM
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    i dont think they do work against reduced stuff,i read before christmas someone posted that an ap voucher didnt work with reduced stuff.i tried with a yellow label and full price item only took the full price item off.i wonder if its set up like sparks vouchers which dont usually work with sale stuff.
    Originally posted by bargainqueen8
    Actually thinking about it that makes sense that it just took off 3 instead of 5, the full price item was 3..

    So maybe youre right.
    I Hate Jobsworths!!!
    • 3Dogs
    • By 3Dogs 5th Jan 18, 3:33 PM
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    Good afternoon Elite Another quiet day at home for me but I am definitely driving down to see my Portsmouth/New Forest friends early tomorrow morning till Monday



    Still in bed, grumbling tummy ache from too many nuts

    I was chatting to That Sister who has an enormous appetite now due to the steroids & has been escaping to a Ts Express for 'tuck'

    She is being picked up this afternoon to come back for weekend, another 6 RTs completed & 2 Cetuximabs
    Originally posted by Snap-ant
    So glad that That Sister seems to have embraced treatment now
    Mr 3Dogs 3-7-12 3Dogs'Mam 31-3-13
    • abailey54
    • By abailey54 5th Jan 18, 3:43 PM
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    Afternoon Elite

    I have just been trying to educate myself on maternity pay and salary sacrifice schemes (childcare vouchers specifically) and it's left me feeling very frustrated. Why do they have to make these things so complicated?!
    • tbw
    • By tbw 5th Jan 18, 4:09 PM
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    Afternoon Elite

    I have just been trying to educate myself on maternity pay and salary sacrifice schemes (childcare vouchers specifically) and it's left me feeling very frustrated. Why do they have to make these things so complicated?!
    Originally posted by abailey54
    So you will give up and just not bother claiming ! I am very cynical these days.
    ELITE 5:2
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    11st2lbs down to 9st2lbs - another 5lbs gone due to alcohol abuse (head down toilet syndrome)
    • michaels
    • By michaels 5th Jan 18, 4:20 PM
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    Afternoon Elite

    I have just been trying to educate myself on maternity pay and salary sacrifice schemes (childcare vouchers specifically) and it's left me feeling very frustrated. Why do they have to make these things so complicated?!
    Originally posted by abailey54
    WE have sal sac vouchers as the kids drama school excepts them. The company didn't do them but I found a provider that pretty much does everything in return for a cut of the employers NI saving. Basically my gross pay is reduced by the amount of the vouchers and so I save the tax and NI. Everything is electronic, the employer and childcare provider deals with the voucher company and I don't do anything.
    Cool heads and compromise
    • michaels
    • By michaels 5th Jan 18, 4:22 PM
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    Car insurance. Last year 291 less 26 cashback = 265. This year renewal quote is 297 but search engines are coming back with 525 cheapest. Current provider won't even provide a quote. What is going on?
    Cool heads and compromise
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 5th Jan 18, 4:23 PM
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    bubbs
    Afternoon all
    ABailey are you trying to tell us something?
    DD's birthday tomorrow isnt it?
    Snap so glad your sister is having er treatment, hope she is ok xx
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 350 for 2015, 2016 400 Actual345, 400 for 2017 Actual 500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 4 1/2 lb
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 5th Jan 18, 4:30 PM
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    curl girl
    Cadbury 14 Mixed tree decorations with oreo pieces 30p S. Loads in my store, wish I'd bought more than 2 now.
    136g chocolate per pack.

    Afternoon peeps.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • braveheart60uk
    • By braveheart60uk 5th Jan 18, 4:43 PM
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    Went out and used all my free cokes from my 1st AP, bought seperately one at a time through SS, six at a time. Got 29 now

    All worked ok.

    Already worring that MS expire April LOL.

    Also got 3 de icers from Halfjords
    Stll need to get free cans o' pop from WHSmyths

    Now festive period over looking forward to more freebies, O3 promise the free coughees are coming back Tuesday And WonTwo say in "coming soon" that dominoes.

    I spent a total of 60p on haribos and got 10 meal and 3 Greggsies.

    I am planning and going out for a breakfast for two when visiting relatives in a few weeks at a Harvester using my 10 voucher. 2 all in breakfasts without the drinks (water will do) 13.98 less AA discount (20%) = 11.18, less 10 voucher = cost to me 1.18
    • Honeybee1978
    • By Honeybee1978 5th Jan 18, 4:44 PM
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    Honeybee1978
    biscuits not working, none of the Waitrose ones as they al went out of stock on the same day .
    • Wheres My Cashback
    • By Wheres My Cashback 5th Jan 18, 4:47 PM
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    Wheres My Cashback
    I tried my phone with ap on a Santander atm and it didnt work . I even asked inside and the girl decided that it must only work with Santander cards . So I dont know
    Originally posted by emerald21
    Works with any card
    • Honeybee1978
    • By Honeybee1978 5th Jan 18, 4:50 PM
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    Can someone , anyone please tell me the deal with batteries at Waitrose? I really need x
    • braveheart60uk
    • By braveheart60uk 5th Jan 18, 4:51 PM
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    braveheart60uk
    Car insurance. Last year 291 less 26 cashback = 265. This year renewal quote is 297 but search engines are coming back with 525 cheapest. Current provider won't even provide a quote. What is going on?
    Originally posted by michaels
    Have you:
    played with the excess?
    Manipulated your job title.
    Taken off the junk, such as legal cover, courtesy car, recovery etc
    Fully comp can sometimes be cheaper than 3rd party.
    Added a driver with better excess.
    Maybe miscalculated your annual mileage estimate.

    I always check through the cashback sites, note the best 4 or 5 for each, then go and try to do it without going through their link that they get commision on.
    Also note the possible CB.

    Go back to your renewal company with the best of the quotes and let them try to beat the quote (they have never managed it for me, always a new company each year).
    • braveheart60uk
    • By braveheart60uk 5th Jan 18, 4:53 PM
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    OMG you reminded me, my home and car insurance are renewing in April, will set aside my monthly council tax, as I apy monthly through 10 instalments, so I get a couple of months "free"
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