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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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    • elainemn
    • By elainemn 5th Jan 18, 4:55 PM
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    Funnily enough I nearly called in as earlier Id seen loads of smoked salmon. No room in the inn......I mean freezer
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    Masses & masses of smoked salmon - 2 types - maple & extra smoked. Went to 1 pack.
    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 5th Jan 18, 4:56 PM
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    Serendipitious
    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
    This time it worked out much cheaper for me to auto-renew than to go elsewhere, despite the 10% price hike they inflicted, which sent me searching. Prices elsewhere were well over 150 more, figures I haven't seen in a long long time.

    But I don't know why yours won't quote, sorry, hope you find something reasonable soon.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.




    • michaels
    • By michaels 5th Jan 18, 4:57 PM
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    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 commission 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).
    Originally posted by braveheart60uk
    Snap

    I am wondering if it is because I put not quite me details into the search engines so as not to muck up any future quidco.tcb if I go direct and they are doing some sort of generic id check against the CRAs?

    It is our second car, we only do less than 2k miles a year in it, it is worth less than 1500, we have 10 years ncd, one non-fault accident each in the last 5 years and live in a safe area and we are being quoted 30p mile for insurance
    Last edited by michaels; 05-01-2018 at 5:05 PM.
    Cool heads and compromise
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 5th Jan 18, 5:06 PM
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    Enterprise 1701C
    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
    Strange. Have you checked with the insurance companies that are not on the comparison websites?


    We were trying to replace some floodlights today, forecast was good, we had to give up once we had finished one, the wind was gusting horrifically Gotta go back and try again sometime now.
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • braveheart60uk
    • By braveheart60uk 5th Jan 18, 5:08 PM
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    Snap

    I am wondering if it is because I put not quite me details into the search engines so as not to muck up any future quidco.tcb if I go direct and they are doing some sort of generic id check against the CRAs?
    Originally posted by michaels
    I always put my correct details in and the quotes do vary from going through the comparison sites and going direct and sometimes when I go through cashback it has varied too. I normally take about 3 to 4 hours before I make a decision, also do it about a month before and save the results (they normally keep the quote "live" for 30 to 45 days)
    I actually sign in to the comparison sites, so my quotes from the year before just need a tweak.
    • braveheart60uk
    • By braveheart60uk 5th Jan 18, 5:15 PM
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    Car Insurance
    I forgot that some companies give discount if you have home insurance with them and vice-versa.
    • emerald21
    • By emerald21 5th Jan 18, 5:17 PM
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    Works with any card
    Originally posted by Wheres My Cashback

    Yes well mine didnt . Do you just place the phone on the pay thing and hope it goes beep or do you need to put the card in first please . I did both.
    • fuzzgun19
    • By fuzzgun19 5th Jan 18, 5:19 PM
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    ATMs AP
    I was looking here

    http://www.nearestcashpoint.co.uk

    Some of them state they have Mobile phone services.

    I wonder if this means they have contactless.
    I Hate Jobsworths!!!
    • Wheres My Cashback
    • By Wheres My Cashback 5th Jan 18, 5:19 PM
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    Wheres My Cashback
    Yes well mine didn!!!8217;t . Do you just place the phone on the pay thing and hope it goes beep or do you need to put the card in first please . I did both.
    Originally posted by emerald21
    Machine obviously not working then or you had your phone locked or put it in the wrong place...Card not required
    Last edited by Wheres My Cashback; 05-01-2018 at 5:37 PM.
    • pippo
    • By pippo 5th Jan 18, 5:20 PM
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    pippo
    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
    OMG that's my job for next week!
    • Wheres My Cashback
    • By Wheres My Cashback 5th Jan 18, 5:26 PM
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    Wheres My Cashback
    I was looking here

    http://www.nearestcashpoint.co.uk

    Some of them state they have Mobile phone services.

    I wonder if this means they have contactless.
    Originally posted by fuzzgun19
    No, it means you can top up your mobile etc
    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 5th Jan 18, 5:27 PM
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    Savvybuyer
    And another fail

    1x McVitie's Victoria Carton (600g) 4.00 N/A
    1x ASDA Smart Price Chocolate Chip Cookies (250g) 0.40 0.55
    0.17x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Banana (order by number of bananas or select kg) (per kg) 0.13 N/A
    1x Maoam Giant Strawberry Stripes (1pk) 0.10 0.10
    1x Haribo Starmix (1pk) 0.10 0.10
    1x Swizzels Refreshers Original Lemon Flavour (18g) 0.10 N/A
    0.06x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Carrot (order by number of carrots or select kg) (per kg) 0.04 0.03
    1x McVitie's Moments 12 Varieties (400g) 4.00 N/A
    1x Barratt Flumps (12g) 0.10 N/A
    Comparison total (compared products only) 0.64 0.78
    cheaper +0.14
    For your information:
    Asda Price Guarantee comparisons are based on prices correct as of date of delivery (online shoppers) or date of purchase (in store customers).
    Originally posted by mrs lds
    What was the M comp. on this shop? TIA.
    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.
    • Bikertov
    • By Bikertov 5th Jan 18, 5:37 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
    Originally posted by emerald21
    How much data do you need ?

    If you only need a little data, go for the Three free SIM, with 200MB free every month:

    https://www.three.co.uk/Free_SIM_MBB/Order


    I picked up the Three MiFi unit from Currys last week, and cancelled the contract so no charge Just using the free SIM in the link for now to try it out.
    • Snap-ant
    • By Snap-ant 5th Jan 18, 5:38 PM
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    Snap-ant


    No more Renova Christmas loo rolls but their tissues are 37p

    Squashies box 1.50

    Our Family Motto ~
    If all else fails - read the instructions...

    • Bikertov
    • By Bikertov 5th Jan 18, 5:39 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.
    Originally posted by tbw
    Believe me, as an employer they are a PITA too, such an overhead to deal with.
    • Snap-ant
    • By Snap-ant 5th Jan 18, 5:40 PM
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    Snap-ant


    The Christmas Yankee Candles in Ts scan at 4 - I gave the one lonely box I found in the Pop section to a friend who 'loves' candles

    Our Family Motto ~
    If all else fails - read the instructions...

    • michaels
    • By michaels 5th Jan 18, 5:41 PM
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    michaels
    I am wondering if it is because I put not quite me details into the search engines so as not to muck up any future quidco.tcb if I go direct and they are doing some sort of generic id check against the CRAs?
    Originally posted by michaels
    Mystery solved, real details and price falls to 235 inc cashback Phew!
    Cool heads and compromise
    • Snap-ant
    • By Snap-ant 5th Jan 18, 5:42 PM
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    Snap-ant


    Going to a real auction tomorrow to bid for this

    Our Family Motto ~
    If all else fails - read the instructions...

    • michaels
    • By michaels 5th Jan 18, 5:43 PM
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    michaels
    How much data do you need ?

    If you only need a little data, go for the Three free SIM, with 200MB free every month:

    https://www.three.co.uk/Free_SIM_MBB/Order


    I picked up the Three MiFi unit from Currys last week, and cancelled the contract so no charge Just using the free SIM in the link for now to try it out.
    Originally posted by Bikertov

    Hmm - I wonder if they did a credit search - I normally restrict credit searches to 4 evenly spread over the year and look for at least 100 value in whatever offer I am taking up (stoozing credit card, bank account switch etc). Something to bear in mind?
    Cool heads and compromise
    • Snap-ant
    • By Snap-ant 5th Jan 18, 5:55 PM
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    Did anyone go to B&M today for the 10p Christmas Sale?

    I DO NOT NEED CHRISTMAS STUFF
    Our Family Motto ~
    If all else fails - read the instructions...

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