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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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    • pepper77
    • By pepper77 11th Jan 18, 2:59 PM
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    18 items (9 different) on your receipt qualify for comparison Asda morrisons
    0.16x ASDA Grower's Selection Loose Banana (order by number of bananas or select kg) (per kg) 0.12 0.12
    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 0.10
    10x Muller Corner Red Cherry Yogurt (150g) 6.80 5.36
    1x ASDA Smart Price Chopped Tomatoes in Tomato Juice (400g) 0.29 0.30
    1x Barratt Flumps (12g) 0.10 0.10
    1x Muller Corner Strawberry Yogurt (150g) 0.68 0.68
    1x Arla Semi Skimmed Organic Farm Milk (2l) 1.25 1.25
    Comparison total (compared products only) 9.54 8.11
    +1.43 cheaper

    Triggerless, so buy 11 sees 10
    Sammy Woodhouse day?

    Kriss Donald day?

    • abailey54
    • By abailey54 11th Jan 18, 3:00 PM
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    With my first I didn't show until 8 months and wore size 12 clothes instead of maternity clothes. She was born 7lbs

    With my second I was already a size 12 and showing at 6 weeks, needed maternity clothes at 7 weeks
    She was born at 8lbs
    Originally posted by xxlouisexx56

    I cant wait to get the elasticated waists on the go. Just spent 10 months losing 2 stone and have put on a quarter of that on in just a few weeks!
    • michaels
    • By michaels 11th Jan 18, 3:04 PM
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    Yes I think that's the only way really. A bit dodgy in case they notice you doing it regularly, knowing my luck they would.

    I too have been using to buy food, money tight atm so this is helping. Using 5/3 in one transaction + a coke.

    Can you use more than one same value code in one transaction?
    Originally posted by fuzzgun19
    Word is you can use 1 only of each of the 3 types per transaction.

    What happens if you just do a normal return with the receipt?
    Cool heads and compromise
    • 3Dogs
    • By 3Dogs 11th Jan 18, 3:12 PM
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    Good afternoon Elite

    Well I would like to be saying this after coming home from my small op and overnight stay in hospital BUT .... I rang them as ordered at 6.30 am to check if there was a bed for me, but there wasn't so I have to wait for another appointment to be arranged. And I went back to bed at 9am, sleeping right through till today
    Mr 3Dogs 3-7-12 3Dogs'Mam 31-3-13
    • 3Dogs
    • By 3Dogs 11th Jan 18, 3:36 PM
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    Oh just remembered, I did nip out before going back to bed yesterday. My friend sent me pic of the choccies and that W store had 899 in stock, so I rushed along and got 10 tins as the date of Oct/Nov 2018 so great for raffles for dog rescue

    * friend works at Tesco and has access to national stock system
    Mr 3Dogs 3-7-12 3Dogs'Mam 31-3-13
    • Wheres My Cashback
    • By Wheres My Cashback 11th Jan 18, 3:56 PM
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    Wheres My Cashback
    I dont know what Im going to do with you
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    Spank me
    • fuzzgun19
    • By fuzzgun19 11th Jan 18, 3:57 PM
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    Word is you can use 1 only of each of the 3 types per transaction.

    What happens if you just do a normal return with the receipt?
    Originally posted by michaels
    Thats what I thought, thanks for confirming.

    I suppose if you returned with the receipt, they would have to put it on a physical gift card?
    Maybe if you returned something for 8-9 and just swapped it for something else that was 8 dearer, you could use another 5&3.

    Untested though, just thought of that.
    I Hate Jobsworths!!!
    • izzeyb
    • By izzeyb 11th Jan 18, 4:06 PM
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    Been to A - I didn't realise the nivea lip balms were not in the 3 for 2 anymore. The carmex ones are though. The only comparison I can see online is the cherry one 2.50 vs 1.8 at M haven't tested though
    Originally posted by abailey54
    Hi, they were only putting the new labels up the other day in the store I was in (small superstrore). I took some pictures of what they had in the lip stuff then looked for comparisons when home.
    Did you actually get 3 price checked ?

    I will check out signage in couple more stores but won't be until Saturday.
    • locarr
    • By locarr 11th Jan 18, 4:36 PM
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    Locarr are these not the men's deos we were getting last year?

    Will have to recheck my local but bet I already bought them
    Originally posted by Tinyshoes
    Certainly are

    Afternoon ALL!

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    • xxlouisexx56
    • By xxlouisexx56 11th Jan 18, 4:43 PM
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    I cant wait to get the elasticated waists on the go. Just spent 10 months losing 2 stone and have put on a quarter of that on in just a few weeks!
    Originally posted by abailey54
    It'll all be worth it
    • henrik777
    • By henrik777 11th Jan 18, 4:53 PM
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    Some crazy Milk plant stuff free on COS/CS. @ S
    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 11th Jan 18, 4:55 PM
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    Superdrug had some boxed hand creams called Flutter at 29p today. Also matching lip balms.

    They'd be good for shoe boxes and lucky dips, that kind of thing, but while the packaging seems to be aimed at younger girls, it says on the back to keep away from children, so I don't know...

    Last edited by Serendipitious; 11-01-2018 at 9:49 PM.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.

    • Jeremiah T Stone
    • By Jeremiah T Stone 11th Jan 18, 4:57 PM
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    Jeremiah T Stone
    Good Day lovely peoples

    Do you have experience of card readers?
    Originally posted by fuzzgun19
    If I cross my neighbour's palm with silver, she gives me a good Tarot reading
    On my Cancer journey, I've learned ...
    • Anon
    • By Anon 11th Jan 18, 5:06 PM
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    Word is you can use 1 only of each of the 3 types per transaction.

    What happens if you just do a normal return with the receipt?
    Originally posted by michaels
    The T&Cs do clearly state that any refunds will take the discount into account, which sort of suggests you return a 4 item on a receipt where you used a 3 voucher and you will get 1 back.

    I think it safe to say that we need to be grateful we have won any and start to think of ways of using them legitimately rather than (further ways) around the system .

    • Sarahdol75
    • By Sarahdol75 11th Jan 18, 5:08 PM
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    Do any of the Elite use HP Instant Ink ?

    I see from the referrals board that you can add peoples promo code when you sign up to both get extra months. Would rather use someone I 'know' from the Elite !

    Don't want to break any board rules, so happy to go via posts on the correct thread to share the code when I get round to signing up, so just want to work out who to use first of all.
    Originally posted by Bikertov
    Yes I do will pm you.
    Walk 3000 miles in a year challenge 2018

    835.4 miles 21.05.18
    • Bikertov
    • By Bikertov 11th Jan 18, 5:11 PM
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    Yes I do will pm you.
    Originally posted by Sarahdol75
    That's great !

    Won't be straight away, as we are still working through the original starter cartridges, but I will keep it to hand for when we are ready.
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 11th Jan 18, 5:40 PM
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    Some crazy Milk plant stuff free on COS/CS. @ S
    Originally posted by henrik777
    oh drat, just come from sainsbobs as well ...
    mind you even though we have a store the size of an aircraft hanger it has not stocked any of the more interesting cashback items like the cactus water and moma museli etc so I doubt if it will stock crazy plant milk stuff either...
    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.
    • Sarahdol75
    • By Sarahdol75 11th Jan 18, 6:04 PM
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    That's great !

    Won't be straight away, as we are still working through the original starter cartridges, but I will keep it to hand for when we are ready.
    Originally posted by Bikertov
    No worries
    Walk 3000 miles in a year challenge 2018

    835.4 miles 21.05.18
    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 11th Jan 18, 6:07 PM
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    Good item vs Sains.:

    1x ASDA Smart Price Mushy Peas (300g) 0.20 0.15

    That is until we have any good glitch on Batchelors.
    Sains Basics version (I think it's objectively fair to say a usually expensive range when looked at in the light of the normally cheapest range of alternatives available at three other major supermarkets) has recently come down in price on this item. Google cache at is currently about a week ago showing higher previous price, which didn't help answer whether the item had only come down in price earlier today and didn't assist. I thought this would probably work though and it has.

    This has also now come onto Avs S (and remains also vs T and vs M) for all of about two pence off:
    1x ASDA Smart Price Wheat Bisks (24x18g) 0.69 0.75

    Don't forget the milk vs Sains (as with vs everywhere else) if needed!
    1x ASDA Semi Skimmed Milk (6pt) 1.48 1.50

    4x Cadbury Curly Wurly Bar (26g) 1.40 1.00

    1x Walkers Baked Mature Cheddar Crispy Crackers (5x25g) 1.79 1.00
    Italian Herb will also most likely work vs S, but I wasn't sure if I would like that flavour. I therefore stuck with Cheddar for that reason, rather than because I already knew it worked previously against S.

    1x Jacob's Original Mini Cheddars (7x25g) 1.65 1.00
    Since M appear be keeping the post-Christmas cartons at 1 (unless my store has an incorrect SEL?).

    As regards M, I did need to get bread from there earlier today (as well as be in town for another reason) so I have been able to see what is in my store. Therefore I have done a price collection of sorts, which is a bit bitty, and nowhere near even checking everything in my one store, but I will be using that in conjunction with online to work towards updating from today by 24th January. From using online yesterday, most of the stuff I saw on 3rd January had not changed. The list is largely being kept up-to-date although I was only seeing msm yesterday. It's possible items I was adding yesterday that I got on 3rd January could be already expired if they had gone up yesterday in M. I was only able to look at msm to see if they were still on - the odd one might not be, if it had changed on (and instore and not yet reached but not reached msm. The vast majority of the items from 3rd January seemed still to be on however; after all most of them have been on offer for only a week. It's a piecemeal process - I still have to delete expired items that had been due to end on 7th January - I have just been checking new items from 3rd January and will reach the old ones already on there and due to have expired on 7th January at the end and then see if they are still on.

    In short, you can use the list but you do need to double-check everything against online. I am eventually reaching today's prices (and maybe I will see what's generally happened next week) in updating over time in the next two weeks.

    Some items I had technically lost last week have now returned to my store and are obviously still the same price as they were before. I am unable to track some items so they will just remain on the list until I can check on 24th January and may be out of date: notably Rubicon Pomegranate Juice 1L (I have still to see if the other pack sizes have changed in price online to try to give me a clue as to whether the Pomegranate single pack is still on - most of my stores just have the other flavours that have always been full price - I notice the Ocean Spray are now on 1, hopeless as T or W were from memory about 67p, I do not know if this gives a clue as to whether the Rubicon offer on Pomegranate has or has not ended?). I also can't see Cadbury's Tiffin, Golden Crisp etc. and Tayto crisps at the moment, so again I don't know if those items are still on: they will remain on the list. However, just to be aware that those items I could be expired on: does anyone know if they have ended their offers? (No good for me to try on APG anyway as none of these items are available in my As - probably only available in A in the areas in which M has them, which rather defeats the point.) If anyone sees anything that is out-of-date on my list, please let me know as I am currently unable to do full store checks (or as many stores as would be adequate enough for that).

    I managed to get bread in M and ended up spending 50p more than planned as I saw a pack of Kipling Gingerbread Whirls on clearance. However, still cheaper now than a pack of Savers Apple Pies. Regarding the Christmas items, (1) I am noticing but then completely writing off biscuits tins and the like as we have had far better vs W and have QS at 1.25 in T; and (2) there are some that say "Christmas Reductions" and others that say "Christmas Clearance". Effectively they are all clearance items; however I am being very specific as to what the SELs say. If they say Christmas "Reductions", I am including them as potential TBG. However, if they say Christmas "Clearance", they I am treating them as RTC and they should not be compared to from T. The change of one individual word, as ever, makes a huge difference to me. Not that all of the "Reductions" items will be available at TBG stores - we just don't know and I had one item a couple of weeks ago that was only in one of my stores (of a full set that day) that may be thought to have gone now but, as usual, the items are moving round and it's now available in my store on reduction today! I am aware that this is not price collection day for the APG so it's possible some of it could be out of line with what was on offer yesterday - however this is an attempt to get the list in the end up-to-date over the next couple of weeks until my "big" proper collection on 24th January. It's a rolling process - the list is sort of up-to-date (with items that had expired before yesterday being removed already) and will keep being updated at moments through the next two weeks to try to keep it up-to-date but just to be aware that parts of it may be out-of-date as I try to catch up with them.

    I mention the Gingerbread Whirls, which certainly won't be at everyone's M, as the longest date I saw on mine is 19th January and by the time I reach today's information it will probably be just before 24th at this rate so will already have gone by then! It's being done in order - 3rd first, then the 5th and the 8th and then today (four dates I've happened to be in M and got details of bits at a time). In fact the information from the 3rd, which I am still stuck on, is turning out to be very useful (when I exclude and don't add onto the list the few items I know have already changed) as a lot seems unchanged online and it has added an extra item in at least one range that I think will be running in tandem. So, I am doing it from the useful information still from 3rd and a bit online to assist with that - I just need to be aware if any of the online offers are online exclusive of course (which adds yet another thing to check!). I think the Venus & Olay Razor which was 5 last week and online more lately may now have gone to 10 instore today so that may be another item to remove soon. I am not doing the 'bold items' thing as the dates when items I have started are not known and I am just adding and removing and changing everything I can, as and when I reach it, to try to keep the list up-to-date.

    As regards vs S, I am not suggesting that there are a lot of items that are good on the APG. The items I have bought are, of course, very carefully selected and are among the few that are.
    Last edited by Savvybuyer; 11-01-2018 at 6:23 PM.
    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.
    • Savvybuyer
    • By Savvybuyer 11th Jan 18, 6:26 PM
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    I compared vs S, so -

    See what I mean when I don't check in M?

    1x ASDA Semi Skimmed Milk (6pt) 1.48 1.30
    Vs M

    It may be a temporary glitch that, obviously, I did not know about when I was shopping vs S. More fool me for switching the comp. over to M now and having a look! I thought I had shopped rather well.
    Semi-skimmed 6 pint, at least, should be vs M (if that is available to you) if you can get whatever price collection this result comes from.

    As far as I remember, I have just seen 1.50 in M. ( also showing the same.) So, unfortunately I seems I could not have known. A completely different item I saw today, I now saw was on offer but could have been on offer for some time as it showed the period during which what seems to have been the previous price had ended and that ended a few weeks ago. Wish they'd tell me as soon as they changed. For all I know, by the time they put the SEL on, the product could have gone back to full price. I will, in the end, have a look online just to see if that has anything, and if so what, but I can be missing items if none of the stores I see change the SELs - and then of course sometimes a store will constantly show an offer when I think it is off - other items are, it seems, constantly on offer, and again it's the usual trying to work out what is correct! (Hopefully I end up with the right answer almost all the time.) Leave me with it - I have left myself with it! - I shall see what I think is correct. There are also, btw, quite a number of items on RTC in the air fresheners aisle as of today - not necessary very good prices, just around usual offer prices on many of them - but just to act as a pointer to them. And, of course, some Eat Smart ready meals in the frozen aisles that are 1 and have 30p points (those taken details last week - not yet got to them and see if I have added anymore earlier today when I eventually get round to this time). For now, again, I am just mentioning to point at them and acting as a rather useless advertisement for M I suspect. Or, rather good advertisement for M but useless from our POV as just gets us to spend more than we would had we been in the dark and is simply advertising that helps them.
    Last edited by Savvybuyer; 11-01-2018 at 6:41 PM.
    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.
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