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 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.

1 comment:

  1. Miss Smarty PantsJune 22, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    I like the magazine suggestion. I love reading magazines, but I always put them off for later or forget which articles I read and then end up re-reading the same articles. However, if I check them out from the library, I have to turn them back in so I have to read them and then the library can deal with the recycle. Perfect! I'm going to try this when the subscriptions start running out.

    $4.02 sounds crazy for 3 apples? I'll bet those were big beautiful apples. Each one should last all day. 1/4 chopped in your cereal in the morning or just munched on. 1/4 chopped in your salad at lunch. 1/4 for a snack in the afternoon with peanut butter. 1/4 for a snack in the evening when you are cruising the kitchen. What a bargain!

    Shopping for appliances online? hmmmmm... I would have to think abou that one. I like to buy appliances from local merchants because they are there to repair and help. They usually deliver for free. Maybe if we show them what we could get it online for they might work a price with us? Thinking in my head..... Now, I need to think about my work on my desk!!