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What you don't know about Starbucks

If you use Bing to search you can sign in and earn points to redeem for $5 Starbucks card.

You can also get your coins counted for no charge at Coinstar if you choose a Starbucks card instead of cash.

Jun 05, 2014
knowspicker in Chains

What you don't know about Starbucks

A great use for rewards it to find a store that has clover and try one of the reserve coffees you might not normally buy. I would not generally spend the money to get Jamaica Blue Mountain but when I can try it for free with a reward it's great.

May 31, 2014
knowspicker in Chains
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Costco Food Finds - 2nd Quarter 2014

At the Seattle and Shoreline they have some commercial-ish cookware and knives in one section. I think made by Tramontina. I haven't tried these though.

May 30, 2014
knowspicker in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 2nd Quarter 2014

On a related note. I bought an 8 inch filet knife from Montana Knife Works at the Lynnwood Costco business center to filet the $9.99 Costco halibut roasts. This knife was about $7 and it is an excellent filet knife.

May 30, 2014
knowspicker in Chains

Decent White Wine in Splits or Small Boxes?

Late to the game but Piccola Winery has wine totes of good wine. http://piccolawine.com/tote/

A tote is a bag that you could have put in a box so same idea but better wine than I have found in any box. 1.5L so 2 bottles worth but it will keep well in this format.

The un-oaked chardonnay is good enough to drink or cook. The Pinot gris is good, too. Either would be nice for cooking.

You can buy online but they do have a limited number of states for shipping.

May 27, 2014
knowspicker in Wine

Costco Food Finds - 2nd Quarter 2014

I don't remember noticing the labels until maybe last year. This is at the Seattle and Shoreline stores.

May 27, 2014
knowspicker in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 2nd Quarter 2014

It's a little hard to say since I'm not comparing side by side. These steaks are very good and seem to be a little more tender and flavorful though I'll admit it could be partly expectation. At this price though they are close enough to the choice in price that I'm happy with them. I also like how when you by the vacuum packed meat at Costco and cut it yourself you don't get the blade tenderizing they seem to do on everything on a foam tray.

May 26, 2014
knowspicker in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 2nd Quarter 2014

These are great. Much better anything else you can get in most stores and pretty close to homemade taste but so easy for lazy people like me. This will definitely be a staple.

Apr 23, 2014
knowspicker in Chains
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Costco Food Finds - 2nd Quarter 2014

They were in the meat case between the prime and choice.

Apr 23, 2014
knowspicker in Chains

Costco is starting to get more gluten free foods

Last time at the Seattle Costco they had large signs near gluten free displays which was nice. They also had more products that are gluten free. The Tortillaland uncooked corn tortillas, Glutino products and some others. They also have a gluten free Sriracha from Sky Valley that is very good. My wife is GF [I'm only sort of GF] but this will be very helpful.

Apr 22, 2014
knowspicker in Special Diets

Costco Food Finds - 2nd Quarter 2014

Possibly great new find that I have yet to try but will cook tomorrow... Tortillaland uncooked corn tortillas. I had been hoping to find something like this and now it is finally there. If they are as good as the flour I will be happy.

Apr 22, 2014
knowspicker in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 2nd Quarter 2014

Seattle and Shoreline have Wild Planet albacore tuna packed in extra virgin olive oil for $9.99 [$5 off]. First time I have seen it but had to try it since we love the other Wild Planet. Haven't tried a can yet.

Apr 22, 2014
knowspicker in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 2nd Quarter 2014

In Seattle and Shoreline Costco had vacuum packed top sirloin cap and top sirloin in prime grade for $5.89 per lb. I tried the sirloin cap and it was very good though not as tender as sirloin it had great flavor as steak and also in a stewed dish. At that price I would definitely buy again.

Apr 22, 2014
knowspicker in Chains

Costco--Paisley Farms Three Bean Salad

I had a sample at the Seattle store on Sunday, 3/30

Mar 31, 2014
knowspicker in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 4th Quarter 2013

You can track your rebate here https://inmarrebates.com

It's easy as you just enter info from the form.

Feb 27, 2014
knowspicker in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 1st Quarter 2014 [OLD]

You could call it kalbi flavor if you wanted to... when I buy it I think never again it's too much jerky. Then when they have a sample I think it might be a really good idea to buy it. Must resist pork candy.

Feb 26, 2014
knowspicker in Chains
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Costco Food Finds - 4th Quarter 2013

I haven't... Inmar replied that due to high volume the rebates are taking longer than expected to process.

Feb 25, 2014
knowspicker in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 1st Quarter 2014 [OLD]

In Shoreline, WA Costco is now carrying Caveman Bars.

Jan 30, 2014
knowspicker in Chains
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Best GF spaghetti?

Sam Mills makes a corn pasta that if the best one I have tried. The spaghetti from Sam Mills is really good and we have served it to relatives who are not gluten free and they loved it too. We found it at a Seattle Grocery Outlet so I'm sure where it would be available.

Jan 09, 2014
knowspicker in Special Diets

Wheat free alternative for bread stuffing?

I made this for Thanksgiving and it turned out well. I baked cornbread [organic cornmeal, buttermilk, eggs, salt] then cut into cubes and toasted in the oven until dry. Then made a stuffing with gluten free sausage and the usual onion, celery, stock.

Jan 09, 2014
knowspicker in Special Diets
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Costco Food Finds - 1st Quarter 2014 [OLD]

Hail Merry Miracle Tarts at the Shoreline, WA store. They were delicious. They are gluten free and vegan. Dark chocolate ganache filling made with coconut oil instead of heavy cream. The crust is made with almond flour. I hope they keep these around.

Jan 03, 2014
knowspicker in Chains
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Apparently Olive Garden is for rich people ...

It really just shows that people who eat at Olive Garden lie about what they make on surveys and Darden believes them. Unless they are getting a bunch of people paying the Black Amex at OG.

Dec 19, 2013
knowspicker in Chains
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Holiday food shopping at Costco. .

Currently in the Seattle store they have a great sampler of 4 mini brie rounds from rouge et noir/Marin creamery. Excellent cheese and 9.95 for the sampler.

Other tempting Holiday items are the French cheese sampler and the Spanish cheese sampler. Nice to have the smaller size cheeses so you can have more variety at parties.

Dec 19, 2013
knowspicker in Chains

(My personal) Best chain pizza rankings

MOD pizza is pretty good chain for thin crust single price pies. Looks very much like Pieology who they sued. they are West coast only.

Dec 09, 2013
knowspicker in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 4th Quarter 2013

The real price Costco is selling is $5.66 per bottle but after getting the $48 mail in rebate the per bottle price comes to $1.67. Totally worth the stamp :)

Dec 09, 2013
knowspicker in Chains
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Costco Food Finds - 4th Quarter 2013

I didn't mention that it's the 2011 Beringer Founders' Estate.

Dec 08, 2013
knowspicker in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 4th Quarter 2013

The Seattle store had American Wagyu beef today. $29.99 a lb for rib steaks or New York. $18.99 [I think, not 100 percent sure] for tri tip. They looked really good. It was all I could do not to pick some up but we had other plans for dinner.

They also had cases of Beringer Cabernet or Chardonnay for $67 and change with a $48 dollar mail in rebate form attached bringing the per bottle price down to about $1.68. Not the best but for price I think it beats Charles Shaw.

They also had wild caught prawns at the Seafood Roadshow for $13.99 a lb. U15s I think they were big. First time I have seen wild caught there.

Dec 07, 2013
knowspicker in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 4th Quarter 2013

I found the Olio Nuovo olive oil from the Fall 2013 harvest at the Seattle store. This is a really good olive oil with a nice grassy flavor and only $7.99.

Dec 03, 2013
knowspicker in Chains

Costco Hot Dog Combo switching to Pepsi

Hot Dog only for $1.25?

Nov 20, 2013
knowspicker in Chains

Big Box Store Turkey

Wild turkeys can fly.

Nov 12, 2013
knowspicker in Chains
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