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free-range nuts - are you nuts?

July 5th, 2011 at 12:37 pm

ytd = April 1 2011 - March 31, 2012
Coupon total ytd = 584.98
RX total = 179.64
Discounted Gift Cards = 207.19
Total = 971.81

I went to King Soopers this morning to get a few groceries. I had a survey offering me $5 if I returned it. They wanted to know why I transferred a prescription. So I got another $5 put on my card. I got 8 free candy bars (4 milky way and 4 3 musketeers). I hope to give them all away to either my mom or nieces before eating one. I also got 2 bottles of Lipton tea for free, which will go to my dad.

The main thing I went for is vitamins. They had CoQ10 BOGO and I had some $2 coupons. These are really expensive vitamins. I'm really trying to get my diabetes under control and the numbers have been very good lately. If I can drop them another 20 points, I will be in the normal range for fasting blood sugar. I read that this supplement helps, so decided to try it out for awhile.

My blood pressure has been spectacular lately too - 110/60's. I plan to see the dr in August and see if I can go off some of the meds, if not all.

While in the store I saw they were advertising free-range nuts (walnuts and almonds). How ridiculous, am I supposed to believe these nuts come from trees that freely range about? Just another stupid marketing ploy that adds about $2/lb to the cost.

I finished reading the library book Caine's Reckoning by Sarah McCarty. Western/Romance - very good. A new author for me, I put some of her other books on hold at the library.

6 Responses to “free-range nuts - are you nuts?”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    LOL! Oh yeah, I hate how factory farmers cruelly contain nut trees in wire cages. That is truly outrageous.

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Yes, as ceejay74 is getting at, it's just an abomination when they clip the wings of almond trees (Hey, there are winged elms!) to keep them from flying away.

  3. marvholly Says:

    Personally, I thing the whole organic, free range....has gotten WAAAY out of hand, esp since their are NO real rules or official organizations to monitor and give blessing/pull license like there are for most foods.

    We seem to like a number of the same reading genres. I am currently reading Jeffry Deaver (lincoln Rymes series) newest 007 Carte Blanch & LOVING it.

  4. momma23 Says:

    My son is diabetic and he is going the natural route also. He takes CoQ10, Bittermelon pills, cinnamon pills, and just recently started taking Multi-Betic. His fasting reading has been around 105.

  5. retire@50 Says:

    marvholly - I really like the lincoln rymes series too. I kind of lost track of them, since he wasn't writing fast enough for me to remember to look for the newest one. I read all the old 007 books 20 years ago and then didn't read any when the new authors picked it up.

  6. retire@50 Says:

    momma23 - that's great, I'm hoping I get some good results. The natural pills are more expensive than the prescriptions for me, but I think they are healthier.

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