Wednesday, January 23, 2013

QFC Grocery Basket 1/23/13

Man, do I love a good hot dog.  In fact, and I feel "somewhat" guilty because I really enjoy a Costco dog now and then.  And if I didn't teach my son how to cook anything else, he knows how to put together a mean HD.  He barbecues all year long, even in the snow, using briquettes, which is not as convenient as gas, but he thinks it produces better tasting food.  He sent me this picture the other night knowing that I would appreciate it.  My question is what's the Heinz for??  Dipping??  Surely, not!!
I want to mention now that it is tax time that if you don't have a system in place this year for your tax stuff, get one going for next year.  This really is a no brainer but you will feel like a genius at tax time because all your documents will be in one place.  No mad rushing around raising your blood pressure.

Take a file folder and make a list of the documents that you need on the inside cover, such as W-2s, interest statements, medical costs, etc.  I know it isn't sexy but this is where mine lives all year, right on my desk, where it is easy just to throw stuff into during the year.  At tax time, I organize it all and send it down to my sister who takes it from there.  

Now, on to the QFC ad this week.  Not a real exciting week, especially in the produce department.  I had a visit with the produce manager last week and he said that they just aren't getting their shipments due to poor weather in California.  He said that he was 85 cases short last week and it is going to be slim pickings for a while longer.  I did notice that they never did have the primroses that were on the sale.

Here are my highlights:

QFC Large Eggs - $1/doz (most exciting deal-deviled eggs & omelets)
Simple Truth Yogurt - $1/5.3oz
Nature Made Vitamins - BOGO
Lean Ground Beef - $2.66/lb (3 pound pack-time for meatloaf)
Wild Alaska True Cod - $6.99/lb ($1 to $2 more per pound than last year)
California Mandarins - $3.99/3 lb bag
Green Bell Peppers - $ .69/ea (stuffed peppers with the ground beef??)
Cucumbers - $ .69/ea
Organic Fuji, Gala, Braeburn - $1.99/lb
Ancient Harvest Quinoa - $4.99/12oz


  1. Miss Smarty Tax PantsJanuary 31, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    Good ideas on saving the tax receipts! I recommend a big mailing envelope instead of a folder so if the cat jumps up on the desk and knocks everything over, it's safe inside the folder. Remember, that the only things that go into the folder are items needed for preparing your taxes. Don't need the monthly utilities, grocery receipts, etc. In fact, you don't need to put in each prescription receipt either as the drug store will gladly print you one off. Donations that you give during the year need receipts and you can pop those in there also. Generally, churches give you a yearly summary. For information on donations, go to and type in Pub 561, Determing the Value of Donated Property. Be SURE to get a signed receipt and include a list of everything that was donated and the value. The IRS site actually has a lot of information. Don't be afraid to poke around in there. Also, when you are waiting for your refund, you can go to and there is a link to check on the status of your refund. The IRS says they will post this within 48 hours of receiving your return. Be sure to E-File. Easy and secure.

  2. Oh.. and by the way... Nothing better than a good old barbequed hot dog!! YUM!!