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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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    Welcome to a new long lasting Elite 11+ glitch and chat thread.

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    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 6th Jan 18, 3:56 PM
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    If anyone is buying 11+1 mullers and looking for fillers v Sains, it's not easy! However, I found that Nakd bars in 3 flavours: - lemon drizzle, peanut delight and cocoa coconut work out free after APG if you buy all 3 and claim 60% back on on shopmium. If you're not already using the shopmium app you would get something else free as well if you join via a referral link. If you can be bothered searching mine is on the referrers board - Link - but you will likely find other familiar names on there as well. I joined 22-4-16 and I have had loads of free stuff, I really can recommend it.
    Originally posted by shirley999
    Interesting - not thought about putting my refcodes over there ... worth a try, might be of use to someone
    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.
    • emerald21
    • By emerald21 6th Jan 18, 3:57 PM
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    They are lying , they dont know what to do thats all. I used a 5 one today and put 1 to it on the 6 meal deal but another till wouldnt accept the 3 one off a jumper because it was in the sale and that came up on the till.

    Thought I had sorted out another ap account with a different email but same card but it didnt work so back to the drawing board lol
    Originally posted by emerald21
    If you scroll down when you have the number s up for M and S it tells you what they have to do.
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 6th Jan 18, 3:59 PM
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    They are lying , they dont know what to do thats all. I used a 5 one today and put 1 to it on the 6 meal deal but another till wouldnt accept the 3 one off a jumper because it was in the sale and that came up on the till.

    Thought I had sorted out another ap account with a different email but same card but it didnt work so back to the drawing board lol
    Originally posted by emerald21
    So you got the meal deal one accepted
    But not the 3 off a sale item?

    Bothe Mands I've been in today had masses of sale items but I didn't have the energy to go through the rails - just getting the meal deals was enough of a struggle
    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.
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 6th Jan 18, 4:03 PM
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    I really like hearing about your very small shops - very inspirational.
    My best days are when I've got out of the house, done the rounds of the shops, got some fresh air and come back having spent less than 5




    Tinsel 25p in T's. Napkins 35p.

    The Xmas cakes went down to 2.

    The large chocolate pannetone are 1.25 for 500g.

    Bacofoil turkey foil 45p but it's only 3 metres.

    And in mine there's a whole stack of Italian-style deli meat platters but not being rtc till tomorrow as dated 7th.

    I bought nothing. Only called in for a look on way home from library.

    Yesterday I spent 1.55. Getting back to normal now.
    Originally posted by Serendipitious
    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.
    • emerald21
    • By emerald21 6th Jan 18, 4:06 PM
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    So you got the meal deal one accepted
    But not the 3 off a sale item?

    Bothe Mands I've been in today had masses of sale items but I didn't have the energy to go through the rails - just getting the meal deals was enough of a struggle
    Originally posted by mhoc
    Yes I did. Not the 3 off a sale item which was 9.99.
    • Anon
    • By Anon 6th Jan 18, 4:15 PM
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    This makes it sound like if you buy then return you will not get anything back for the droid gift card expenditure so no way to combine multiple cards towards a single purchase (beyond 3 and 5 working together as we have already discovered).

    Has anyone else had the CS try but fail to get an M&S code to work but later found that that code still now shows up as used?
    Originally posted by michaels
    No combining, no returning - straight purchase for value of voucher or above only.

    Anon
    • fuzzgun19
    • By fuzzgun19 6th Jan 18, 4:19 PM
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    AP again... Has anyone had problems even adding a card to the wallet?

    Tried 2 different Nationwide cards and a Halifax card, all get to 'Your bank is verifying' stage then stuck on that for about 30secs, then get either "there was a problem, please go back and check your details" or "couldn't verify, please try later".

    Never had this with any of the other times I've tried.
    I Hate Jobsworths!!!
    • Anon
    • By Anon 6th Jan 18, 4:19 PM
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    Andriod phone

    probably for anon Sorry more questions

    I googled alcatel Pixi 4.4 and it looks like tesco and Giff gaff both sell them for 29 but both need topped up So 39 outlay

    No idea about any of this except I would like to play for another month

    Off to sainsburys for a quick reckie

    See you all later
    Originally posted by mrsmac10
    19.99 from o2 direct, no top up required on order, arrives Monday .

    Anon
    • Anon
    • By Anon 6th Jan 18, 4:20 PM
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    AP again... Has anyone had problems even adding a card to the wallet?

    Tried 2 different Nationwide cards and a Halifax card, all get to 'Your bank is verifying' stage then stuck on that for about 30secs, then get either "there was a problem, please go back and check your details" or "couldn't verify, please try later".

    Never had this with any of the other times I've tried.
    Originally posted by fuzzgun19
    NWide added fine on Thursday - Halifax needed a phone call and I couldnt be bothered .

    Both went to verification stage though.

    Anon
    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 6th Jan 18, 4:20 PM
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    I really like hearing about your very small shops - very inspirational.
    My best days are when I've got out of the house, done the rounds of the shops, got some fresh air and come back having spent less than 5
    Originally posted by mhoc
    Thanks

    55p of yesterday's spend was on rtc parsnips and carrots at a Co op (it's next door to a charity shop where I'd just donated a load, one of the few locally with parking outside.)

    For the day-to-day, I quite like Co op. In yesterday's store, they actively promote their rtcs, pricing them low from early on, and the till ladies will ask you if you've seen the 10p tomatoes etc.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.




    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 6th Jan 18, 4:21 PM
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    Morning all hope everyone is well

    Congrats Hampy
    Di sorry your op was cancelled
    Good luck with the move bubbs
    Hope LEJC is ok

    Hugs to everyone.

    Can anyone advise on best catfood deals please (mhoc ?)

    Our old cat only ate dried. I've just purchased 120 sachets of whiskas from FF for 22. I added 3 worth of food and used 2.50 off moc so 19.50 for 120 sachets. Is that a good deal or is there a better way. I suppose tins should work out cheaper ?

    Tia xx

    Have a great weekend everyone xx
    Originally posted by cjj
    Tinned cat food does work out cheaper in theory but it depends. Cans are the equivalent of 4 sachets - more really as most sachets now are 85g instead of 100g.

    But can your cat eat an entire can in less than a day. Cats like their food really fresh so they tend to turn their noses up if the can is open too long. I think there used to be plastic lids you could get for cans - very useful in summer to save open cans getting too pungent.

    Also most cat food is jelly. Our cats last November suddenly decided they hated jelly so I had to search all shops for gravy cat food, not many places do more than one type and the best I could find was in Sainsburys - 6 for 2.60 ??? I think)

    I tend to have numerous varieties of canned food and swap them around every day or so then they don't get fed up and refuse to eat - we mostly use canned food now and everyone is eating well, the fox only gets plate scrapings now.
    I have a few special sachets for when there is just Ronnie on his own. Or Sophie cat who thinks she is a princess - sometimes I can give her half of a Sheba 60g sachet and she would hardly finish it.

    I've used Amazon pantry twice now as they have had the Butchers choice 6 cans for 2.60 - same as Asda. 6 sets of 6 fill one Amazon box with room for a few other groceries as well - I choose things that give me free delivery.

    As for dry I am just coming to the end of my Iams stockpile. Back last May I got an industrial sized bag of some Burgess cat food which I think was 23 - very good quality food and this lasted 4 months so it worked out very good value. I swapped it about with the iams and some other dry that I got for nectar points - cats loved it and did well on it - so when I can build up my Amazon credit again I will be getting another of these.
    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.
    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 6th Jan 18, 4:25 PM
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    It's noticeably lighter this evening.

    Nearly 4.30 and still daylight.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.




    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 6th Jan 18, 4:30 PM
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    Thanks

    55p of yesterday's spend was on rtc parsnips and carrots at a Co op (it's next door to a charity shop where I'd just donated a load, one of the few locally with parking outside.)

    For the day-to-day, I quite like Co op. In yesterday's store, they actively promote their rtcs, pricing them low from early on, and the till ladies will ask you if you've seen the 10p tomatoes etc.
    Originally posted by Serendipitious
    I really like using our Co-ops but they don't make it easy.
    The new one, only open a few months has a tiny car park but now a gym has opened next door so getting on and off is going to be much worse especially as the exit is onto a main road and directly opposite another road off a big estate.
    The other one in the village we went to before Christmas. It has no car park as such but what is has is for industrial bins, staff cars and the huge articulated lorry that delivers to it. The alternative is to park on the official car park at the other end of the village or to park on a side road.
    But at 9 in the morning a car park warden was walking around inspecting vehicles

    And the RTC offers are hopeless
    Both are just about within walking distance if and when the weather gets better but that restricts what you can get to what could be carried in the rucksac.

    I feel though it must be time for me to be able to get another till spit money off voucher if I could think of something we actually need.
    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.
    • locarr
    • By locarr 6th Jan 18, 4:32 PM
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    Shame, had I known I would have shared the love when I applied for this. Does the card come automatically or does one need to claim it? Does one cancel the policy once they have the card or just the DD?
    Originally posted by michaels

    The card come automatically 2-3 weeks after 1st payment and not after 4th payment (I think) as T&C's state, Ive just canceled the DD after I received the card...


    Mrs received her card today, 75 now for referalls.

    Strange !!!129300;

    I've recently used One4all cards as part payment in Argos.

    SnS
    Originally posted by SweetnSavvy
    I used 4 x One4all cards totalling 31 in halfords in part payment for a bike b4 Xmas, real faff tbh, the SA has to enter the amount left on the card for it to go thru...it does work, just need an SA that knows what they are doing....
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    • SweetnSavvy
    • By SweetnSavvy 6th Jan 18, 4:35 PM
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    You can use them in Argos yes. As long as you know how much is on them . Usually 10 . Or if you have used it tell them the exact amount and it will work .
    Originally posted by emerald21
    Yes, my point was that I didn't understand why gocat had problems when trying to use them as part payment.

    SnS
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 6th Jan 18, 4:39 PM
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    Good morning.
    Hampy congratulations.
    They cancelled my op yesterday I'm not surprised really as its been all over the news how many they have had to cancel.
    Originally posted by diluvsdiscounts
    I suppose it was inevitable, the cancellation but you have been preparing yourself mentally for it for months so it puts you back to square one now, leaves you in limbo.
    Possibly now you will be given something last minute if a person cancels and then it will all happen in a rush.
    But hospitals seem to be full of the WVB so not an ideal time to have to go in anyway.

    What was happening with work - were you having to take unpaid leave for the surgery and recovery time?

    If so at least it will give you a few more weeks to build up the food stockpiles and it will take you closer towards another payday.
    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.
    • Clipstrip Bargains
    • By Clipstrip Bargains 6th Jan 18, 4:42 PM
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    I used 4 x One4all cards totalling 31 in halfords in part payment for a bike b4 Xmas, real faff tbh, the SA has to enter the amount left on the card for it to go thru...it does work, just need an SA that knows what they are doing....
    Originally posted by locarr
    This is why I have not ordered these again - you either have to use the whole amount in one go or remember how much is left - why I can't fathom.
    Too much faff for my liking
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    • Anon
    • By Anon 6th Jan 18, 4:43 PM
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    Arg0s online system only allows three cards max when you order.

    Instore you can use any amount (I assume).

    You can only use one One4all on Arg0s website and no other payment method (as indicated on the One4a website Argos section).

    HTH

    Anon
    • emerald21
    • By emerald21 6th Jan 18, 4:44 PM
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    AP again... Has anyone had problems even adding a card to the wallet?

    Tried 2 different Nationwide cards and a Halifax card, all get to 'Your bank is verifying' stage then stuck on that for about 30secs, then get either "there was a problem, please go back and check your details" or "couldn't verify, please try later".

    Never had this with any of the other times I've tried.
    Originally posted by fuzzgun19
    No Ive never had that both have been pretty instant.
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 6th Jan 18, 4:46 PM
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    I've done a muller shop, I quite like them but the cartons are quite deep, my tongue only just reaches the bottom.
    Originally posted by pepper77
    This tickled me

    The answer to the Muller conundrum is to cut the plastic in half - we have to do this for Sophie cat who loves cleaning out yogurt pots. Sophie cat adores human breakfast food - with a cereal bowl or a yog pot on the table or on the breakfast tray she sits and drools, coverting every mouthful - the last bit of milk does into her dish and the empty yog pot has t be cut in half for her

    Mullers I don't mind, its the fruit corners I hate, far too fiddly.
    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.
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