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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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    • Elljay
    • By Elljay 9th Jan 18, 2:17 PM
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    Elljay
    Good afternoon all

    As many of you have been talking about fitbits and walking more, I thought I would let you know of an app my son suggested I download yesterday! It's called Sweatcoin and pays you for walking by rewarding you with sweatcoins for every 1000 steps you take by using algorithms on your phone. Looks like it takes a while to get anything decent but worth a look if you are walking about with your phone anyway! I'm on apple so not sure if you can download on android etc..

    HTH
    • Sarahdol75
    • By Sarahdol75 9th Jan 18, 2:41 PM
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    Mum just got a handwritten envelope from Higgidy.
    Told her to open it - turns out I have won 4 pies worth 3.70 each

    Think I entered an online competition in Nov or Dec.
    Originally posted by Saversue


    Good afternoon all

    As many of you have been talking about fitbits and walking more, I thought I would let you know of an app my son suggested I download yesterday! It's called Sweatcoin and pays you for walking by rewarding you with sweatcoins for every 1000 steps you take by using algorithms on your phone. Looks like it takes a while to get anything decent but worth a look if you are walking about with your phone anyway! I'm on apple so not sure if you can download on android etc..

    HTH
    Originally posted by Elljay
    It will take years of walking to get anything worth while, and the app drains your battery really quickly
    Walk 3000 miles in a year challenge 2018


    835.4 miles 21.05.18
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 9th Jan 18, 3:18 PM
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    I'm going to be in so much trouble when I eventually get home been out since 9.30am

    2 trolley loads from Wilko

    Don't know about a tiny boot stash my corsa is full

    Including 4 penguin cushions 1.50 each and they had some lovely kitten paw sniffer ones too and robins
    Birds flying high, You know how I feel, Sun in the sky, You know how I feel,
    Reeds driftin' on by, You know how I feel

    It's a new dawn, It's a new day, It's a new life, For me, And I'm feeling good...
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 9th Jan 18, 3:19 PM
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    Tinyshoes
    Superdrug



    Frozen handwash 45p

    Tub 100 wipes 21p

    Yes I'm sat in nero
    Birds flying high, You know how I feel, Sun in the sky, You know how I feel,
    Reeds driftin' on by, You know how I feel

    It's a new dawn, It's a new day, It's a new life, For me, And I'm feeling good...
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 9th Jan 18, 3:21 PM
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    Wilko
    Don't remember seeing half of this before Xmas in Poole



    Cocktail gifts 1.25 downwards
    Birds flying high, You know how I feel, Sun in the sky, You know how I feel,
    Reeds driftin' on by, You know how I feel

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    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 9th Jan 18, 3:26 PM
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    Close up for anyone interest the cocktail sets were both 1.25 the margarita set was less than 1

    Birds flying high, You know how I feel, Sun in the sky, You know how I feel,
    Reeds driftin' on by, You know how I feel

    It's a new dawn, It's a new day, It's a new life, For me, And I'm feeling good...
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 9th Jan 18, 3:30 PM
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    Tinyshoes
    Wilko again


    Toni & guy bag 2 includes full size dry shampoo and they are usually 5ish on their own

    Moscow cocktail set 75p. The 2 glass version are 1.25
    Birds flying high, You know how I feel, Sun in the sky, You know how I feel,
    Reeds driftin' on by, You know how I feel

    It's a new dawn, It's a new day, It's a new life, For me, And I'm feeling good...
    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 9th Jan 18, 3:32 PM
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    Right laters

    Bubbs I reckon I might be in for a ban
    Birds flying high, You know how I feel, Sun in the sky, You know how I feel,
    Reeds driftin' on by, You know how I feel

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    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 9th Jan 18, 4:17 PM
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    Wow tinyshoes!
    Nothing like that in my store.
    Just bits of Christmas decorations and tree lights.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 9th Jan 18, 4:18 PM
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    Afternoon all
    Yes TS you will, i did a bean shop this morning got 6000 points
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 350 for 2015, 2016 400 Actual345, 400 for 2017 Actual 500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 3 lb
    • wendyak
    • By wendyak 9th Jan 18, 4:33 PM
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    Afternoon all
    Yes TS you will, i did a bean shop this morning got 6000 points
    Originally posted by bubbs
    so yours worked ? ...very interesting x
    • curl girl
    • By curl girl 9th Jan 18, 4:36 PM
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    curl girl
    My bean failure was after 12.

    Added at cs though as signs were still there.
    curl girl with a space - even though there is no space in my cupboard!!!
    • diluvsdiscounts
    • By diluvsdiscounts 9th Jan 18, 4:38 PM
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    diluvsdiscounts
    Good morning all

    Well a long lie again So just going to get dressed and hit the shops DH is babysitting and not back till 6pm :so I can tidy up later

    Sarah I do hope this op may be his last It must be so difficult for you both

    Di A pre op assessment does this mean you have a new date?

    Take care its very frosty here and enjoy whatever you do
    Originally posted by mrsmac10
    I think my sister had this "pre-op assessment" thing about a week before .... so maybe new date???
    Originally posted by mhoc
    Nope no new date but the pre op lasts for three months so they said to still go.

    Yesterday I bought 2o small tins of beans plus 1 large just to see could you exceed the 20 at 11am. Today I wentbto a different store at about 8am and bought 18 small and 20 large all correct points added 300 per tin.
    The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they make the best of everything they have Weight lost so far 2 stone 13.5lb
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 9th Jan 18, 4:42 PM
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    mhoc
    Afternoon all.

    I did a 10 can bean shop and went through a manned till but only 15 points went on. I went to CS and the chap started writing on the sheet - its only a small store so points have to be added manually.
    Then he asked where Id seen the offer advertised and I pointed to the beans section not 2 feet from him with a big banner sign.
    So a manager came and they both investigated. They were not sure if beans were in the offer so I pointed at the picture of beans.
    They said they had no idea how many cans you need to buy so I said to look on their website.
    He looked and agreed 300 points per can on beans.
    Then he conceeded and added on my 3000 points - mind you they not coming out of the shopping bag until I see the points online in a day or 2 and if not I will be messaging e Morribobs webpage

    I went in looking for the signs and i was prepared to stand my grounds, as politley as possible

    Manager was removing the sign as I left
    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.
    • bubbs
    • By bubbs 9th Jan 18, 4:50 PM
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    bubbs
    so yours worked ? ...very interesting x
    Originally posted by wendyak
    It did and sign was up will look tomorrow
    Sealed pot challenge number 242 350 for 2015, 2016 400 Actual345, 400 for 2017 Actual 500
    Stopped Smoking 22/01/15
    :5 st 3 lb
    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 9th Jan 18, 5:03 PM
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    Savvybuyer
    Savvy....

    Did a muggle shop in M while there.
    I think the prices are a lot higher than my previous visit.
    I like the bakery though......
    Originally posted by curl girl
    That could well be true, it depends on what you are buying. If you are buying items that were on offer but no longer are, and SELs have been changed, they will be higher!

    I have been throwing the towel in until now with the M list. I did end up visiting M last Wednesday, irrelevant now, in the last hour of the day, although I didn't manage to finish and missed out all the H&B. I have done further visits to other stores, not on price collection days, to try to get me up-to-date so that, in theory, I don't have too much to change when I finally do go out and do a proper collection. However, I am still yet to update my information to 3rd January - it will eventually be done, just so I don't have a weeks-old list when I finally go out, now expected to be on 24th January, but the list really won't be reflective of anything other than the stepping stone to the 24th for me - I wouldn't be relying on it in the meantime even if I update it!

    I do not know whether the Redskin peanuts will be 64p tomorrow - though I now note they are online so should be able to be tracked through there - my thought has been that they may not have been on last week as that price was seen on Thursday (Trail Mix is also 1 in M - possible Avs M) and therefore I have carried the Redskin Peanuts over to potential Monday 8th price - will probably be over by the time I get back to my stores on 24th. I have been waiting for the 600g Salted and Dry Roasted to go to 1 - however they have been stubbornly full price and 2 for 4. I now see the 2 for 4 offer is online as supposed to run until July; it looks like we may not even get the post-Christmas RTC this time. I've also been waiting for/hoping the Jacob's Cheddars/
    Cheeselets/Twiglets cartons would go to 50p - however it's been no good as they had gone only to 1 RTC last week and the general public in their wisdom had been buying them out already at that price. Therefore, this year (end 2017/beginning 2018), it seems we have the multipacks of Mini Cheddars instead, on the 3 for 3 with Ketchup crisps at A. No good on the cartons in M it seems - many of mine were sold out at 1, lucky if they go to 50p and have any left.

    The Flash 120 wipes, on offer the week before last, went back to full price and the offer seems to have gone onto the 60 pack. They seem to have gone from one to the other and back again. The Pot Noodles seemed to go from the 4 pack that I mentioned earlier at 2 - was I believe 3.50 full price on Wednesday - to the individual 90g pots at 50p, but useless anyway as the 50p price was not even picked up on the APG on at least Original Curry - had it on a womble, where they bought in multiple and it returned at 1 each for M - gave me 2.20 against T and not 2.80 vs M. Seeing the Pot Noodle didn't even work, I hadn't even got to putting it onto the list and then gave up. I will eventually, again as I said last time, get my old information onto the list - such as it has not already expired by the time I come to get it there - but obviously I would not rely on it.

    Saying that, though, I have actually deleted off the list what had expired last week, so it is (as of last Wednesday) updated - it is just that anything new has not been added. I had a problem a week before trying to clear out the crossed-out items: I didn't want to remove them from the list, but keep them there as crossed out, in case I didn't need to print the whole list again and needed them there to update my hard copy version for the check instore next time. There may not have been enough change to justify reprinting so I kept onto them not wanting to remove them - however there has now been enough change, weeks later, that I've removed the expired crossed-out items completely already and will now be getting rid entirely of anything that I find expired and updating when I get the motivation to do it - I won't even be using bold this time as it will already be on for some time I would imagine by the time I get there and then take the whole list, once 'updated' to old, to check on 24th (currently that date, could be the week before - I don't think I will be going to M tomorrow (nowhere near updated to last time in any event)).

    I have just been having several days off and taking a break away from the list for the New Year. The trouble is by the time I get to wanting to update it every day, it is four or five o'clock in the afternoon, then gets interrupted by tea for two hours and then I come back at eight and then it's late in the day.

    The potatoes and veg. that were on offer around Christmas are obviously now back to more normal prices. Those are making things for me look very dear and I'm even not buying any of them anymore due to the prices having gone up - I've gone out of sprouts in the freezer and 95p seems very dear so I have not bought any and we still have none (still wasn't 10% cheaper than M's old price of 1 and now seems M have gone up to 1.08!, so 90p (having had much cheaper fresh produce over Christmas) to 95p (keep away from APG) now seeming well dear). I will eventually have to have them at their now seemingly no good prices. They just seem way dear now at normal prices.
    Last edited by Savvybuyer; 09-01-2018 at 5:15 PM.
    M lists - page 18 (on 40 posts per page setting) - Avs M: post 704-707 inclusive; Tvs M and "Buy in M": post 708 onwards.
    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 9th Jan 18, 5:30 PM
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    Savvybuyer
    ALL UNTESTED


    3 for 2 Simple Kind to Skin Vital Vitamin Night Cream and also the Day Cream (50 ml)
    Unfortunately a Morries comparison, A.5.49, Morries 3.00

    Would work out at 87p each.

    .
    Originally posted by izzeyb
    I don't know why you say "Unfortunately" - the Morries comparisons are the only ones that work for me. I only say that as my comps. versus T have been more failures - although, saying that, my Walkers Crackers crisps did work yesterday - where M comps. don't work for me is on wombles. My own shops are fine vs M, well, generally - even had to resort to 4 ordinary Finish dishwasher cleaner vs M recently - running out and no glitches been around - I was hoping they would even have 2 for 5 price in A and be able to buy them outright with a few wombles but, no, they are 4 (and do they seem to have been filled with water to anyone else? I'm sure they look watered down, anyway...) - instead of even 2 for 5 (2.50 each) in A they have them at expensive 4 and forcing me to do an APG comp. shop to get them any cheaper. I know, own label would have been (slightly) cheaper, but I needed something worthwhile in APG back. Anyway, my M comp. did work.
    M lists - page 18 (on 40 posts per page setting) - Avs M: post 704-707 inclusive; Tvs M and "Buy in M": post 708 onwards.
    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 9th Jan 18, 5:38 PM
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    Savvybuyer
    I did have the small tin of beans on my M list (thanks for letting me know about it), obviously the only good item with 300 points. I have now had to remove it. Never mind - they noticed their offer was wrong (for them!) and pulled it().
    M lists - page 18 (on 40 posts per page setting) - Avs M: post 704-707 inclusive; Tvs M and "Buy in M": post 708 onwards.
    • midwinter
    • By midwinter 9th Jan 18, 5:49 PM
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    midwinter
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    • Tinyshoes
    • By Tinyshoes 9th Jan 18, 6:13 PM
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    Tinyshoes
    I blame ILTS



    Seriously though thanks ILTS. I didn't partake in getting gift sets before Xmas in As at least this way I don't have to remember to use any APGs

    Just hope my Jacobs arrive, none in store.

    Anyone wanting huge Panetonne in lovely Xmas tins 1.25 I didn't buy one and can't see they sold all they had in bmth today.
    Birds flying high, You know how I feel, Sun in the sky, You know how I feel,
    Reeds driftin' on by, You know how I feel

    It's a new dawn, It's a new day, It's a new life, For me, And I'm feeling good...
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