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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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    • emerald21
    • By emerald21 13th Jan 18, 1:22 PM
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    Well Im pleased to say Dawn passed her 10 th out of 12 exams to become a chartered accountant
    • emerald21
    • By emerald21 13th Jan 18, 1:23 PM
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    I was most disappointed to find that Id missed Hatton Garden which was on for 4 days beginning on the 11 th of December. Does anyone know where I might be able to watch it please ?
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 13th Jan 18, 1:25 PM
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    Why flog the goose that lays the golden egg?
    Originally posted by locarr
    Must agree - always best to keep a low profile.

    This is probably not related but I have always wondered. A long while back I had very poor service from a member of staff and I reported them to HQ - they are still working there so they were not sacked and I still avoid this person like a plague - anyway the matter was not resolved, I think I just got the standard replies about passing my message along etc ...

    After which I more or less stopped doing normal shopping at sainsbobs for about 7 months (before the days of cashbook shops ) I just went in and did little 1 shops every 7 to 10 days or so and no till spits came out whatsoever over that period - I think in all it was about 9 or 10 months until I got vouchers from the catalina machines ...
    very sinister - hardly a coincidence?
    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.
    • Snap-ant
    • By Snap-ant 13th Jan 18, 1:25 PM
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    Free airfix spitfire in WHSmiths when you buy the mail paper. Worth a ws trip
    Originally posted by lalli_pickle
    Thank you - I'm now the proud owner of a Supermarine spitfire
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    • Snap-ant
    • By Snap-ant 13th Jan 18, 1:29 PM
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    I've been up the mountain to visit That Sister, she was in bed exhausted Her mouth is now full of ulcers
    I took her SDs Zoella Bath tea bags & bath milk (RTC 1.99 from 12 ) as she loves a good bath

    Last edited by Snap-ant; 13-01-2018 at 1:33 PM.
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    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 13th Jan 18, 1:34 PM
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    Then Co-op, Xmas roll wrap now 20p a roll, Malteser reindeer 16p, bag of elves and santa chocs 25p for 85g, party poppers 20p etc etc.

    Only spent 1, asked for receipt and got 50p off potatoes and 50p off crisps, nuts and snacks.
    Originally posted by Serendipitious
    You got 2 MOC till spits? That is even better

    Have you used them yet?

    My store still seemed to have some Christmas chocolate stuff last time - might have to go and have another look.

    I went into my other C0-op last night and I got another of the low sugar 2L cloudy lemonades I got last time as OH liked it so much. After blue card discounts it only comes to 59p -it works out cheaper now than getting OHs squash from Morrisons plus at least its another item I can get in a local shop.
    I got a 50p off biscuits like I did a month or so back so I got the 55p custard creams which after blue card discount and the 50p MOC came to a big fat zero

    So 59p for 2L cloudy lemonade and a double pack of custard creams - one very happy OH

    I was wondering if you get set MOCs in a circuit - have to think back now as to what I got after the biscuit MOC last time to see if there is a pattern.
    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.
    • Snap-ant
    • By Snap-ant 13th Jan 18, 1:34 PM
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    I was most disappointed to find that Id missed Hatton Garden which was on for 4 days beginning on the 11 th of December. Does anyone know where I might be able to watch it please ?
    Originally posted by emerald21
    It wasn't on - it was replaced with Bancroft
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    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 13th Jan 18, 1:35 PM
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    I've been up the mountain to visit That Sister, she was in bed exhausted Her mouth is now full of ulcers
    I took her SDs Zoella Bath tea bags & bath milk (RTC 1.99 from 12 ) as she loves a good bath

    Originally posted by Snap-ant
    Little treats are always the best and these look far more expensive than they actually are.
    Baths are very soothing when you are feeling low.
    Her mouth must be very painful
    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 13th Jan 18, 1:41 PM
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    I've been up the mountain to visit That Sister, she was in bed exhausted Her mouth is now full of ulcers
    I took her SDs Zoella Bath tea bags & bath milk (RTC 1.99 from 12 ) as she loves a good bath

    Originally posted by Snap-ant
    Awww poor that sister Snap can t be much fun One mouth ulcer s enough isn t it . Marmite is supposed to be good and I dont mean our marmie ( who wouldn t let me come for Xmas dinner )
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 13th Jan 18, 1:43 PM
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    Had a nice little time in Shoes, using giftcard.

    Own brand body spray - 75p - and 75 pts for buying deod onto AC

    Own brand toothpaste - 75p - and 75 pts for dental onto AC

    Own brand shampoo and cond - 1.65* - and 100 pts for hair onto AC

    Time Delay rtc 1 - and 200 pts for buying TD onto AC

    So all items free plus double pts, 522 pts in total on 4.69 spend (inc carrier and a pack of menthol tissues to see if the 'cough and cold' pts kicked in, which they didn't.)


    * Strawberry shampoo 75p but matching conditioner has gone up to 90p
    Originally posted by Serendipitious
    I've made a note of your list as I think I have the same vouchers - I seem to get the same ones on my app and they also send me paper versions - doubt if I can get points twice ...

    Also doubt if I can find Time Delay RTC but I will still look for it.

    And I've also got a few pounds left on a gift card which I am keen to use up.

    My Boots points balance is at a nice 15 now or thereabouts but I cant think of anything I want to treat myself to yet ...
    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 13th Jan 18, 1:44 PM
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    It wasn't on - it was replaced with Bancroft
    Originally posted by Snap-ant
    Ohhhhh thank you Snap . I thought I never saw anything about it . Its not like me to forget , being a gangsters moll in a previous life. why was that do you know ? I hope they put it on some other time then
    • emerald21
    • By emerald21 13th Jan 18, 1:47 PM
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    I absolutely love these freezing cold milky bar crushems .At the moment with the kfc app they are 2 for 2 Trouble is double the calories
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 13th Jan 18, 1:49 PM
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    We made I to Mr T this morning- took a food bank bag - I thought I'd not got enough but you can always find something to put in the collection ...

    Last year I got the stock cubes when sainsbobs were RTC their own value packs so as I got the Kallo ones that were free on COS I put all of the sainsbobs ones into the collection - very long dated.

    Anyway I went in search of Mr T mags - there was none and I didn't think much of their RTC laundry products either

    I did though get Happy Down which oddly I do like and the Nivea soft - already processed on COS.
    (Yes I know I am not supposed to be buying any more toiletries but with 2 lots of cashback it worked out very cheap and I did put some shampoo into the food bank collection this morning s it balanced up)
    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 13th Jan 18, 1:55 PM
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    You got 2 MOC till spits? That is even better

    Have you used them yet?

    My store still seemed to have some Christmas chocolate stuff last time - might have to go and have another look.

    I went into my other C0-op last night and I got another of the low sugar 2L cloudy lemonades I got last time as OH liked it so much. After blue card discounts it only comes to 59p -it works out cheaper now than getting OHs squash from Morrisons plus at least its another item I can get in a local shop.
    I got a 50p off biscuits like I did a month or so back so I got the 55p custard creams which after blue card discount and the 50p MOC came to a big fat zero

    So 59p for 2L cloudy lemonade and a double pack of custard creams - one very happy OH

    I was wondering if you get set MOCs in a circuit - have to think back now as to what I got after the biscuit MOC last time to see if there is a pattern.
    Originally posted by mhoc
    Not used them yet.

    I got two because the guy in front only bought a paper and didn't want a receipt so when she pressed the receipt button for my transaction it produced his receipt as well, at which point she said 'you won't want these' and I said 'I will if there are any coupons' so she gave the coupon to me quite happily and binned the receipt.

    He hadn't swiped a card but his receipt still got a moc, so that means cards and mocs are not necessarily associated.

    And if you have a tiny transaction and do it at the kiosk, there's also a better chance of a similar thing occurring again.

    I don't think there's a pattern, it's just a lucky dip, I think.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.




    • Anon
    • By Anon 13th Jan 18, 1:56 PM
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    Must agree - always best to keep a low profile.

    This is probably not related but I have always wondered. A long while back I had very poor service from a member of staff and I reported them to HQ - they are still working there so they were not sacked and I still avoid this person like a plague - anyway the matter was not resolved, I think I just got the standard replies about passing my message along etc ...

    After which I more or less stopped doing normal shopping at sainsbobs for about 7 months (before the days of cashbook shops ) I just went in and did little 1 shops every 7 to 10 days or so and no till spits came out whatsoever over that period - I think in all it was about 9 or 10 months until I got vouchers from the catalina machines ...
    very sinister - hardly a coincidence?
    Originally posted by mhoc
    I know we love a conspiracy but in reality yes it probably was a coincidence. I am still not sure why T vouchers, W and JL stopped when others on here reported getting them .

    Mrs Anon queried it with JL and they sent some .

    Anon
    • mhoc
    • By mhoc 13th Jan 18, 1:59 PM
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    Not used them yet.

    I got two because the guy in front only bought a paper and didn't want a receipt so when she pressed the receipt button for my transaction it produced his receipt as well, at which point she said 'you won't want these' and I said 'I will if there are any coupons' so she gave the coupon to me quite happily and binned the receipt.

    He hadn't swiped a card but his receipt still got a moc, so that means cards and mocs are not necessarily associated.

    And if you have a tiny transaction and do it at the kiosk, there's also a better chance of a similar thing occurring again.

    I don't think there's a pattern, it's just a lucky dip, I think.
    Originally posted by Serendipitious
    I seem to think that you need to use a proper till to scan your NUS card - the shop I was in last night didn't have any self scans anyway

    I seem to be getting a MOC every 2nd shop but only if there is a day imbetween
    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 13th Jan 18, 2:08 PM
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    Why flog the goose that lays the golden egg?
    Originally posted by locarr
    I tend to agree, but my reason is mainly because I heard two staff commenting on a transaction when the person had gone, nothing untoward was said, but clearly they do take notice and chat amongst themselves about what goes on.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.




    • Serendipitious
    • By Serendipitious 13th Jan 18, 2:09 PM
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    I seem to think that you need to use a proper till to scan your NUS card - the shop I was in last night didn't have any self scans anyway

    I seem to be getting a MOC every 2nd shop but only if there is a day imbetween
    Originally posted by mhoc
    Ah, I don't have an NUS card.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.




    • braveheart60uk
    • By braveheart60uk 13th Jan 18, 2:33 PM
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    Tyre shopping
    Been shopping online for 2 front tyres.
    Did a bit of research
    http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/accessories-tyres/92873/all-season-tyre-test-20172018-results-by-category

    Checked prices for nearly all fitters etc.

    Best Price for my choice of Michelin was Kwik Fit, also says you can get free mobile fitting for 2 or more tyres.

    Best price per tyre by at least 10. also freebie winter care kit when ordered online
    https://www.kwik-fit.com/offers/michelin-winter-kit-offer and CB from Q 3.5%TCB 3.28%

    Still just about 100 each but as car is the newest I have ever had, I want to make sure I get th best I can.

    Hope this can help others who may be looking for tyres.

    Also you normally get your receipt in a wee booklet that sometimes has money off stuff in it. I know the staff at my local and have always had good service from them.
    • tweets
    • By tweets 13th Jan 18, 2:33 PM
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    Not next door, thank goodness. About a mile away as the crow flies, longer by road. We don't usually hear anything, but there was a right racket last night. Either something noisy going on or the wind was blowing in an unusual direction.
    Originally posted by silvercar

    Was the first eviction last night ....
    Lost 3st-9lb
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