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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:32 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Seen at the quick check-outs Reply with quote

You say that now, but wait until you get stuck behind the person trying to use dozens of money off coupons; 2p off this, 10p off that...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:35 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Seen at the quick check-outs Reply with quote

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You say that now, but wait until you get stuck behind the person trying to use dozens of money off coupons; 2p off this, 10p off that...

You following Rhakios about then Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:39 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Seen at the quick check-outs Reply with quote

And don't forget that the coupons are only valid for a limited time only (must end this sunday) and not to be used in conjunction with any other offer, and must not be used on the second wednesday of every month between the hours of 2pm and 8pm*

* selected stores only. minimum spend of £85 when you purchase 130 items or more.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:48 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Seen at the quick check-outs Reply with quote

towy71 wrote:
nelz wrote:
You say that now, but wait until you get stuck behind the person trying to use dozens of money off coupons; 2p off this, 10p off that...

You following Rhakios about then Wink



Unlikely, they have a "only one beard per queue" rule in the local Morrisons.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:58 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Seen at the quick check-outs Reply with quote

When my local Morrisons was Safeway the manager would not allow any facial hair Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:10 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Seen at the quick check-outs Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
You say that now, but wait until you get stuck behind the person trying to use dozens of money off coupons; 2p off this, 10p off that...


Coupons are the best thing ever. I was alerted to the fact that most supermarkets take the coupons even if you didn't buy the item.
Scour the free advertiser papers to find coupons. Look online for companies who have printable vouchers, you can only use one at a time, but you are literally printing money Smile
You should get about £5-£10 worth a week with ease. (I used to get LXF free this way!)

I shall call this coupon hacking, hmmm maybe I should approach o'reilly with a 'coupon hacks' book idea...
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:44 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Seen at the quick check-outs Reply with quote

Shouldn't that be "one beard or fewer"?

Otherwise you'll have queues of clean shaven people waiting for you to come along so they can be served Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 12:34 am    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Seen at the quick check-outs Reply with quote

Maximum one beard per queue, then. Anything to avoid that less or fewer malarkey.

However, it would simply be just if the beardless had to wait to get served Smile>
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:52 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Seen at the quick check-outs Reply with quote

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Sainsburys - "Baskets only"


mmmmm, surely the Sainsburys one is the cleverest. You MUST have more than one basket, so are more likely to contribute to their profit.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:36 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Seen at the quick check-outs Reply with quote

I wonder what wouild happen if you went into that queue with 10 baskets, all piled onto a trolley ( and unloaded them one at a time, of course) Smile
And as for the coupon thing, they now have a barcode, and some supermarkets reject it if the matching product isn't in the basket(or trolley)
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:44 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Seen at the quick check-outs Reply with quote

... in a trolley Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:11 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Seen at the quick check-outs Reply with quote

wyliecoyoteuk wrote:

And as for the coupon thing, they now have a barcode, and some supermarkets reject it if the matching product isn't in the basket(or trolley)

The only coupons I use have barcodes on them. They just scan the coupon in and the money comes off. I assume their backend till system isn't good enough yet to compare the coupon to the list of items you bought.
The coupons without the barcodes are harder because then the checkout assistant has to do something with it.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:57 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Re: RE: Seen at the quick check-outs Reply with quote

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... in a trolley Smile

Ah, but if you unbloaded the baskets and took the trolley away, they'd be baskets, wouldn't they, and it says "baskets only" not "one basket only"
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:53 am    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Seen at the quick check-outs Reply with quote

I know, I've done it! Only two baskets, but they were full of bottles and I didn't want to carry them the length of the store. In fact, they were that heavy the handles were flexing alarmingly Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:55 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Seen at the quick check-outs Reply with quote

What was wrong with a trolley in that situation, nelz? Very Happy
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