Monday, May 15, 2023

Amazon and Trader Joe Buys


Finally got to Trader Joe's !

There are no Trader Joe's in our area...the nearest one is about an hour drive.  But, recently we took a drive on a beautiful May morning and did some shopping at TJ's, Costco, and enjoyed a great lunch.  Here is what I brought home...since we were over an hour away at this store and were stopping some other places on the way home I did not purchase any dairy or frozen items.  Next time I will be sure to make sure the cooler and some ice are in the trunk.

First up, this salad kit.   We usually get the Greek Salad from Costco and decided to try this one.  It was very good...we liked the addition of the roasted chickpeas.

Always on the lookout for a good pizza sauce, so can't wait to try this.

We usually buy these from the bulk section at Wegmans...but the last time we were there the bulk section was gone.  Enjoyed these last night with a good movie.

I needed green onions ( scallions ) for a recipe.

Taco seasoning was a good price so I picked up a few of those.

Always like to have a marinara sauce on hand...usually buy Aldi's organic version, but giving this a try.

This was not TJ's, but a stop at Costco.  Has anyone tried this?  We just recently found it and love it.  I was making air popped popcorn and topping it with melted Smart Balance spread....but I found myself making TOO much popcorn.  This is SO good and it is already popped and I can control the portion size.

Amazon Buys
I like to wear a tinted moisturizer and the one I like was only a 15 SPF...I had my check up at the dermatologist and saw they were recommending CeraVe products, so I ordered this.  I have only used it a few times, but I like it.  Goes on smooth, a little coverage, and does not smell like sunscreen.

We had one of those old "rabbit ear" wine openers and it was getting I am looking forward to using this.

This was listed as one of the favorites by Susan at 
Between Naps On The Porch.  I had several bottle of stainless steel cleaner and put off buying this because it was a bit expensive at $18.95...but WOW, it is SO WORTH IT!   I used it and it took water spots off of the dishwasher and refrigerator that have been there forever.  It does not streak, seems to keep fingerprints from happening, and is a great product.  
Thanks for the tip, Susan!

That's it for now...except to say it was a sad day when I had to dig out all of my Bed Bath and Beyond coupons and throw them out.  Yes, I know some stores are taking them for a few more weeks...but I had a huge packet tucked away in my desk, another bunch stored in the glove compartment of the car...just in case I was out shopping and needed more than were tucked in my purse!  Sad to see the stores well as the Christmas Tree Shop that is right next to the BBB near me.  Hoping for some other good stored to fill in those spaces!
So...what have you purchased or ordered recently?  Any good finds to share?  Please let me know in the comments below...comments make my day and I love hearing from you!
Have a great week !


  1. Oh, I love Trader Joe’s…and Costco, too! We have both in our area, about a 15-minute drive to either one. Your purchases are some that we would consider. I am sad that BBB is closing. Big Lots was accepting their coupons for awhile. Also sad that Tuesday Morning is also closing. We’ve been on a mail order “kick” for the past week or so. I really need to pull in the reins on that!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Nellie....Same here with orders. The boxes arrive and I forgot what I ordered !!!

  2. I love TJs and Costco and you got some great buys Ann. I will have to try out the face sunscreen. It's great to use during the summer months. I hope you have a nice week Ann.

  3. You found some great things at TJ's. I love that pizza sauce! Those sesame sticks sound so good. I need to try them. The scallions are such a great deal. You did great at Costco too. We've bought that Skinny Pop a lot. It's so good!! I like Cera Ve products and have been wanting to try the tinted moisturizer. That stainless steel cleaner looks so good! Must try. Thanks for sharing!


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