Monday, July 23, 2012

Costco Shopping Trip 7/21

On Saturday, we headed out early for Silverdale.  Miss MoneyPenny has an arthritic neck so we were on the hunt for one of those fancy dancy neck pillows that one of her friends had told her about.  These babies are not cheap at $99, but would be so totally worth it if it helps.  I've only used it for two nights but I have hope because my neck feels so much better already.  I'll keep you posted in case you might be interested in a Tempur-Pedic neck pillow and have some money to burn.

You remember that I mentioned in an earlier post that my old Hoover from the 80's was having issues.  I had noticed when I was going through the Costco coupons that they had one for $15 off an Electrolux Ergorapido cordless 2-in-1 stick vacuum and I wanted to see what they cost.  Normally they are $80 at Costco, so with $15 off, it was $65, and it was purple!!  What can I say?  I'm a real sucker for purple.  I love this thing!!  I had no idea that vacuum technology had come so far.  This is what it looks like:

It sits on a charger just like my IPod, and that round thing in the middle is a removable hand vacuum.  All very cool.  This thing is light as a feather and has that roller ball technology that makes it easy to get in the nooks and crannies.  I will keep you posted on this one also.

We are coffee drinkers and even with the sales and coupons, the cost of coffee is going through the roof.  We decided to look while we are Costco to see what they had on offer.  We decided on the five pound bag of Pleasant Hill Farms and it looks like this:

I divided it up into freezer bags when I got home and promptly made a pot to see what we thought.  We decided that it was excellent "house" coffee just like Tillamook medium cheddar is excellent "house" cheese.  The guy from Seattle drinks his coffee black, so he is a better judge than me.  I use Coffee Mate in mine, so as long as it is strong, I'm thrilled.  Also, all five pounds are ground, unlike most of the coffee at Costco.  Oh yeah!! the price - $22.49.

On the way out, we grabbed a rotisserie chicken.  Costco has the biggest and best tasting birds for only $4.99.  There is so much that can be done with one of these chickens, and it is a budget stretcher, as it were.  Stretcher - get it?  Anyway, after having it for two dinners and a couple of sandwiches, I'm having a big salad tonight with chicken on top.  Then I will pick the rest of the meat off the bones and stick it in the freezer.  The carcass and the rest go in the Crock Pot for broth.  This has the sought after MoneyPenny seal of Approval.


July 31st is just around the corner.  Get your name in the hat for a $30 Macy's Gift Card by leaving a comment(s) before the deadline of 12 midnight (not that Miss MoneyPenny will still be awake.)  We are celebrating Miss MoneyPenny's one year anniversary month in style, so get on the stick.


  1. Miss Maggie May here!

  2. Miss Smarty PantsJuly 24, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Hi Miss Maggie May!!!!

    LOVE Costco chickens!!! Best bargain in the world!

  3. Costco Chickens are fabulous and have become a staple in our house.