Thursday, June 21, 2012
QFC Grocery Basket 6/21
Miss MoneyPenny gets all of her magazines from the library. This pricey little habit was really eating into my budget before I got it under control. It just did not make sense that I would actually pay good money out when I was in charge of the magazines at the library. What planet was I on?
Anyway, the way you work this is go to your library's website, and they all have one, and place a request on the latest magazines of your choice. When they are ready for check out, I get an e-mail. I go down and pick them up and take them home to bed with me and read them. The next day I take them back and maybe make a copy of a good recipe that I want to try. Easy peasy. And free!!
Where I'm going with this is last night I was reading the June issue of ShopSmart (a Consumer Reports magazine, no ads!!) and could not believe my eyes when they suggested purchasing your new fridge online. So, I checked it out and this is actually true. I went to Amazon.com and searched for the Consumer Reports best buy in fridges - an Amana beauty, and there it was...with free shipping, no less!! And a pretty good price. Who knew?
QFC has a decent ad this week, but as usual so much of the stuff on sale is not really "food" as I think of it. I did tiptoe through the land mines for you and here is my list of deals:
Duncan Hines Cake Mix - $1/ea
Starbucks Coffee - $6.99/12oz (coupon S/6/17 for $1.50)
Boneless New York Steak - $5.99/lb
Fresh Wild Sockeye Salmon Fillets - $8.99/lb
McCormick Grill Mates Marinades - $1/ea
Angel Soft Bathroom Tissue - $1/ea (4 rolls)
Barilla Pasta - $1/ea
Bell Peppers - $1/ea
Hass Medium Avocados - $1/ea
Northwest Red Cherries - $2.98/lb
Raspberries - $5/4
My grocery bill came in at $54.31 (34%) this week and that included $4.02 for three Fuji apples!! Ridiculous, but I did get a Catalina for Silk Almond Milk (.75) for next time.