Thread 25 - The one where 8 inches is big enough

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Reastie Sun 28-Nov-21 21:26:24

Thanks @Carrie76 for the title. Just for everyone’s info - the chat was about tablet size 😁

If you’re posting anything specifically for me please do @ me or I may not spot it. It’s helpful if when sharing bargain info you bold it to make it easy for people to differentiate between chat and bargain links.

To follow the thread without using up a post to mark place you can click on ‘watch this thread’ at the top of the first post.

No affiliate links please.

Referral thread here to use for if you’re posting your personal referral link to others.

Vodafone codes thread here

Second message has a few links and info which I’ll slowly build up, let me know if there’s anything you’d like me to add to it thanks

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Reastie Sun 28-Nov-21 21:26:53

Thought I’d do a ‘how to’ for a couple of things people often post about not being sure of <gets out teachers blackboard and chalk>

To do click links you do this [[ put link in here then a space then the name or phrase you want to go with the link ]] . Don’t put a space between the start of the link or the last word next to the [[ ]] like I have or it won’t work but I had to to demonstrate.

Some top tips from thelegohooverer:

My tips are:
check out companies on trustpilot before ordering
be wary of companies that only have email/contact firms for customer services and no phone numbers or addresses (unless of course you enjoy meaningless replies from bots)
keep a list of what you’ve ordered so you can follow up if something doesn’t arrive. Sometimes it’s a numbers game where they’re betting on people not following up on missing orders.
check where things are shipped from, particularly if you need them quickly. I’ve got caught out waiting for the slow boat from China when I thought I was ordering locally.
I’ve started using Revolut to avoid putting in my main bank details (and it helps me budget)

Aliexpress have lots of stuff very cheap, order early as it’s all delivered from China here . Be aware some items are a bit knock off in quality and safety, check reviews and be aware. Clothes can come up v small and take the photos with a pinch of salt as a guide for what you will get.

Amazon free delivery tool here

Camelcamelcamel is a brilliant site that tracks prices on amazon here

Lisa angel sale is popular when on, apparently arrive nicely packaged too here

Magazine subscription offers here and here

Netpricedirect has discount toys and party bits here

Toys for a pound here

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Haudyourwheesht Sun 28-Nov-21 21:31:37

Checking in. Although, technically, as of today, I am DONE!

Justyou Sun 28-Nov-21 21:34:06

I’ve eventually got my Neom diffuser after all the excitement of thinking I had a Next bargain so thanks whoever posted the skinstore bargain!

Justyou Sun 28-Nov-21 21:35:06

However that was for me and I’m NOT done grin

InDreamland Sun 28-Nov-21 21:35:08

Thread 25 before December.

nearlywed21 Sun 28-Nov-21 21:35:37

Any recommendations for an elegant long coat please? (I bought one in the BF sale from topshop and it genuinely makes me look double or triple the size. Perhaps borg coats aren't for shorties!)


IggyAce Sun 28-Nov-21 21:36:40

Checking in, I’m now waiting for payday on Tuesday and I will blitz the last of the gifts I need but there isn’t much.

nicky2512 Sun 28-Nov-21 21:37:32

Thanks for the new thread.

Just wanted to say there’s good offers on pj’s at Chelsea Peers. With more discount with EXTRA15.
Bit unhappy though - I was going to treat Dd to a Christmas pair but they were charging £10 for post to NI. Bit much.

Workyticket Sun 28-Nov-21 21:37:32

Thanks for the new thread wine

I'm after a cheapo hairdryer brush thingy for me if anyone can recommended one please?

There's one doing the rounds on Tik Tok from B&M but its been sold out at ours for ages.

Not a babyliss rotating one, mine just packed in and I wasn't keen on it.

WotgunShedding Sun 28-Nov-21 21:38:34

Thanks for the thread!

Can anyone recommend a present for around £30 (but preferably cheaper!) for an avid golfer who has a lot of the gear already? I know nothing about golf and am stumped.

BooRadleyIsFree Sun 28-Nov-21 21:40:55

Does anyone shop at Decathlon? I've seen a bike I'd like to buy but would feel happier if I knew that their customer service is good. Or is there anywhere with a sale on that sells BMX bikes? Thanks

Workyticket Sun 28-Nov-21 21:41:36

@Wotgun My pal buys from

Apparently they're the up and coming golf gear shop.

DietrichandDiMaggio Sun 28-Nov-21 21:42:32

Reposting, as I posted at the end of the last thread.

I have blissfully ignored all mention of Squishmallows as did not think I had any need for them, but today have had them suggested to me as a present. Am I too late to even think I might get one from Aldi? Does anyone know if they re-stock online, or is it just a case of getting lucky in store?

thaegumathteth Sun 28-Nov-21 21:52:56

Thanks for the new thread .

Can anyone recommend smokeless logs to use in the portable fire pit from a previous thread?

My husband @WotgunShedding is a golfer and he genuinely likes a gift of golf balls 🤷🏻‍♀️

IslaInthesun Sun 28-Nov-21 21:53:43

Amazon won't let me cancel my dairy milk. I'll have to hope it gets here in time.

Justyou Sun 28-Nov-21 21:55:23


Does anyone shop at Decathlon? I've seen a bike I'd like to buy but would feel happier if I knew that their customer service is good. Or is there anywhere with a sale on that sells BMX bikes? Thanks

We shop there lots & never had any problems at all.

nearlywed21 Sun 28-Nov-21 21:59:23

Saw the appreciation for the LF black friday beauty box on the last thread, anyone have any idea if it will come back in stock?

Welcometothejingles Sun 28-Nov-21 21:59:50

Curry's has the Tassimo on sale for £29 it's the cheapest I've seen it. Coffee capsules aren't included, the price is just for the machine only.

The offer on the Tassimo own site with machine & 5 packs of coffee a better deal at £44.99

WisestIsShe Sun 28-Nov-21 22:02:53

Thanks for the new thread. I remember years ago joking about whether we'd get to Thread 25 before Christmas!

@Coronado2 what about an ultra lightweight down gilet for wearing about the house. Both my parents have liked those (different houses!). Uniqlo is very light but warm.

Feelingpoorlysick Sun 28-Nov-21 22:06:19

Any ideas where I can find an olive gift set for a reasonable price? Something simple like this would be great but I begrudge paying the p+p! It's proving difficult to find anything else!

awishes Sun 28-Nov-21 22:08:01

Worried about the large Dairy Milk because I ordered a few for various nieces and nephews

RonaldosShirt Sun 28-Nov-21 22:11:34

Someone on the previous thread was looking for Adidas codes. They have 30% off, or 15% off items already reduced in the Black Friday sale. You can find the code on the website I don't know if it randomly generates a new code for each person or if you can use the one it just gave me, which is LBQB-4K7G-BTF2-C4WLZ. Also, Top Cashback can give you an additional 8% cashback today.

BooRadleyIsFree Sun 28-Nov-21 22:13:25

@Justyou Thanks, I'll go ahead & order now.
@DietrichandDiMaggio I got one in Aldi today, they just sell out fast.

Itsnotover Sun 28-Nov-21 22:15:07

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