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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.

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    • abailey54
    • By abailey54 5th Jan 18, 5:58 PM
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    abailey54
    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
    Originally posted by bubbs
    Not yet bubbs


    So you will give up and just not bother claiming ! I am very cynical these days.
    Originally posted by tbw
    I already claim but theres something about getting reduced maternity pay to the amount of the salary sacrifice - Maybe I might be able to cancel them for the relevant 2 months and then reinstate them, but Im skeptical that theyd let you do that without throwing down a few hurdles

    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.
    Originally posted by michaels
    That sounds interesting, I might see if dh can get something similar- thanks
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 5th Jan 18, 5:58 PM
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    Enterprise 1701C
    Did anyone go to B&M today for the 10p Christmas Sale?

    I DO NOT NEED CHRISTMAS STUFF
    Originally posted by Snap-ant
    No, but I did manage to pick up a Masterclass 12 hole bun tin, with 5 year not stick guarantee and 20 years general guarantee for 5.99, been after a decent one
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • abailey54
    • By abailey54 5th Jan 18, 6:00 PM
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    abailey54
    Believe me, as an employer they are a PITA too, such an overhead to deal with.
    Originally posted by Bikertov
    I bet its even worse trying to figure it all out as an employer
    • emerald21
    • By emerald21 5th Jan 18, 6:09 PM
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    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.
    Originally posted by Bikertov
    Hi well I don t know really its for my mifi which I use when out and about . I dont watch films with it its mainly to get Wi-fi for o2 but sometimes I forget to switch it off so would it still use up the data ?
    • pacifica9
    • By pacifica9 5th Jan 18, 6:16 PM
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    pacifica9
    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
    Originally posted by braveheart60uk
    Have you noticed BH that at the top of the voucher it says expires 30/4 but under 'how to redeem' it says expires 31 jul 2018.

    Good evening Elite.
    Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while you could miss it. ~ Ferris Bueller
    • mrs lds
    • By mrs lds 5th Jan 18, 6:18 PM
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    mrs lds
    What was the M comp. on this shop? TIA.
    Originally posted by Savvybuyer
    Yes it was.
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 5th Jan 18, 6:39 PM
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    silvercar
    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
    Doesn't seem unreasonable.


    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
    Originally posted by michaels
    The answer is to increase your mileage. Doubling it to 4k would halve the insurance cost to 15p / mile.

    Seriously, you do hear stories of very low mileages increasing premiums.
    • braveheart60uk
    • By braveheart60uk 5th Jan 18, 7:01 PM
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    braveheart60uk
    Have you noticed BH that at the top of the voucher it says expires 30/4 but under 'how to redeem' it says expires 31 jul 2018.

    Good evening Elite.
    Originally posted by pacifica9
    Mine is the basic AP, mot HSBC, still says 30 April 2018, Greggsie is 31/7/18
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 5th Jan 18, 7:24 PM
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    bubbs
    Not yet bubbs




    I already claim but there!!!8217;s something about getting reduced maternity pay to the amount of the salary sacrifice - Maybe I might be able to cancel them for the relevant 2 months and then reinstate them, but I!!!8217;m skeptical that they!!!8217;d let you do that without throwing down a few hurdles



    That sounds interesting, I might see if dh can get something similar- thanks
    Originally posted by abailey54
    Keep practising is it dd's birthday tomorrow?
    Last edited by bubbs; 05-01-2018 at 7:37 PM.
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    • cloz
    • By cloz 5th Jan 18, 7:40 PM
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    cloz
    Evening all, if anyone is passing Mr Shoes its worth checking the clearance section. Have been into two stores recently and found some heavily discounted items
    i.e http://www.boots.com/soap-and-glory-bright-and-beautiful-6-in-1-energising-radiance-serum-10197015
    was down to 1.25 and still went through as buy one get one half price.
    Chocolate always makes me feel better!
    • pacifica9
    • By pacifica9 5th Jan 18, 7:45 PM
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    pacifica9
    Mine is the basic AP, mot HSBC, still says 30 April 2018, Greggsie is 31/7/18
    Originally posted by braveheart60uk
    Mine is not HSBC either - coke ones say 30 April in 'how to redeem' but 3 & 5 ones say 31 July (even though shown as 30/4 in top corner). Is it just me?
    Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while you could miss it. ~ Ferris Bueller
    • braveheart60uk
    • By braveheart60uk 5th Jan 18, 7:56 PM
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    braveheart60uk
    Mine is not HSBC either - coke ones say 30 April in 'how to redeem' but 3 & 5 ones say 31 July (even though shown as 30/4 in top corner). Is it just me?
    Originally posted by pacifica9
    You are right, only the coke is April, money ones are July
    • jacand
    • By jacand 5th Jan 18, 8:02 PM
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    jacand
    Lost 20 of APG vouchers, they were showing expire 06/01 and I had planned on using them tonight to place an order. Now I'm not sure whether to ring and complain and risk flagging my account or just take the hit. What would the Elite do?
    • pacifica9
    • By pacifica9 5th Jan 18, 8:03 PM
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    pacifica9
    You are right, only the coke is April, money ones are July
    Originally posted by braveheart60uk
    Which would seem to make more sense as all other vouchers (excl cokes) expire 31/7.
    Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while you could miss it. ~ Ferris Bueller
    • Bikertov
    • By Bikertov 5th Jan 18, 8:08 PM
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    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?
    Originally posted by michaels
    It was this deal. Yes, they do a credit check, but not a big deal if it is only once in a while.

    https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/huawei-e5573bs-322-4g-mobile-wifi-999-currys-2864566

    You should be able to get the unit fully discounted to free, so just the 30 day contract, and then call Three the next day to cancel under cooling off
    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 5th Jan 18, 8:08 PM
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    Serendipitious
    Evening all, if anyone is passing Mr Shoes its worth checking the clearance section. Have been into two stores recently and found some heavily discounted items
    i.e http://www.boots.com/soap-and-glory-bright-and-beautiful-6-in-1-energising-radiance-serum-10197015
    was down to 1.25 and still went through as buy one get one half price.
    Originally posted by cloz
    Nice find!

    If you find rtc shampoo there is a coupon for 100 points wyb 2 shampoo in their recent coupon mailing.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.




    • Bikertov
    • By Bikertov 5th Jan 18, 8:18 PM
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    Bikertov
    I bet its even worse trying to figure it all out as an employer
    Originally posted by abailey54
    Yes, it really is.

    When you include things like Students Loan repayments, Auto Enrollment Pensions, Attachment of Earnings and other fines and Court orders, constant surveys from the Office for National Statistics, you actually can't do it yourself, and have to pay specialist companies so adding more overhead to businesses.

    Sometimes I wonder why I do it, rather than just get a job working for a big company.
    • Bikertov
    • By Bikertov 5th Jan 18, 8:23 PM
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    Bikertov
    Hi well I don t know really its for my mifi which I use when out and about . I dont watch films with it its mainly to get Wi-fi for o2 but sometimes I forget to switch it off so would it still use up the data ?
    Originally posted by emerald21
    Should be fine for just that, so long as you remember to turn it off.

    But with the free SIM if you run out of data it is no harm, it is PAYG so there is no need to put money on it. Get a second SIM, and if the first runs out of data switch to the second !
    Last edited by Bikertov; 05-01-2018 at 8:42 PM.
    • sparklyfee
    • By sparklyfee 5th Jan 18, 8:41 PM
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    sparklyfee
    Happy new year...

    After a Xmas break I'm back. And still pondering the AP thing. Can't get hold of a phone that it works on without buying one.

    Are people still getting decent prizes?

    Also, if anyone is booking travelodge there is 50% off on Friday and Sunday stays on their site. Just got a family room for 18 quid in half term.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 5th Jan 18, 8:51 PM
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    bubbs
    Lost 20 of APG vouchers, they were showing expire 06/01 and I had planned on using them tonight to place an order. Now I'm not sure whether to ring and complain and risk flagging my account or just take the hit. What would the Elite do?
    Originally posted by jacand
    I wouldnt but i want a quiet life
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