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About John: Southern California resident, male, straight, executive Costco member, lives alone, busy, tired, bored. (about me)

Leftover turkey from Thanksgiving 2016

Jul
25

Because I live alone, I have to vacuum pack and freeze most of my turkey meat on Thanksgiving night.  I vacuum pack them as soon as possible.

I thawed the meat yesterday (July 25, 2017) and took a short time to fix this dish.  It was amazing good.

Turkey from last year

 

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Music Choice Killed Classic Christmas

Jul
14

(Grumpy old man)

I love Christmas.  Christmas is coming to Costco in about 3 weeks.

Music is very important for us Christmas lovers.  Along with decorations and smell of pumpkin spice, music is the element that will hold Christmas together.  I like classic Christmas tunes that will make me feel happy and sentimental.  Classic Christmas music takes me back in time.  I own 70+ Christmas CD's.  I bought my first Christmas CD from BMG CD Club 20-30 years ago. Remember BMG? Columbia House?  I used to buy records from them. Good times.

Every Christmas season I tune my cable TV channel to Sound of the Seasons, a part of Music Choice channel line-up.  They play commercial free Christmas tunes.  I enjoyed that channel every year.  Then something happened.

They started to play Christmas songs by young artists such as Brittany Spears, One Direction, In Sync...    Then last year, they rarely played classic tunes, but most of the songs they played were teeny bopper, hip hop Christmas tunes, some songs with deep heavy bass - as if I'm at Run DMC concert.

YO BABY, YO BABY YO~!!  SOME-BODY SCREAM~!!
NO~!!!

So, I stopped listening to that God awful channel.

Look at this abomination. Britney Spears is a beautiful and talented young lady.  But, that's not christmas.

But wait...

Currently, Music Choice is playing Christmas in July playlist.  But, this time, they are playing a lot of good old Christmas tunes.  They rarely play teeny bopper Christmas songs.  If they play new tunes by young artists, I actually like them.  Something has changed.  I wish they keep that up in November & December.  I am enjoying this channel again.

For example, they played this song below.  She's Jane Monheit. She's young, but I like her.  The song was released in 2007 when she was in her late 20's (?).  I like her version just as I like Kay Starr's.

To sum up - Christmas music should sound like Christmas.  Christmas music should NOT make me feel like I'm in the middle of break dance battle.  Don't drop the bass on yule log.

 

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Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver - Costco Shopping July 7, 2017

Jul
07

I wrote about keeping Costco spinach fresh , December last year (2016).  I put 3 sheets of paper towel on the bottom of food containers hoping that will keep Costco spinach fresh.

Today, I found this containers, yet another Rubbermaid product, that may change my life.  It's FreshWorks Produce Saver by Rubbermaid .  Each container comes with a crisp tray (sits at the bottom) and ventilation system. They will keep produce fresh up to 80% longer, it claims.  These Rubbermaid containers are doing what I've been trying to do but better.  I am excited to try them out.  I have a high hope.  I just found out about these, thanks to Costco.  I wonder how long they've been available.

Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver

Note: 3 days later, on July 10th, I went back to Costco to buy one more set of containers.  But, this time, there was no more $6 discount.

Buy from Costco:

Costco is currently selling set of 3 containers for $13.99 after $6.00 coupon.  The set contains 1 large container and 2 small containers. 

Price comparison:

  • eBay - one medium size container is about $10
  • Walmart - one medium size container is about $8
  • Amazon - 2 piece set containing 1 small and 1 large containers is $19.99 (you must spend $25 to qualify for free shipping)
  • Bed Bath & Beyond - One large container is $14.99 - with a $5 coupon, it's $10.00
  • 3 piece set, exactly as Costco (1 large, 2 small) can be found at $30+ elsewhere.

You can go on and on... and on and on... searching for better price so you can save $1.  Or you can just buy from Costco and enjoy your free time.  Because, chances are, you cannot find better price than Costco. 

Below is rest of my Costco shopping (July 7, 2017)

Coupon saved $20.70.  Dog treats are for my friend's birthday.  I don't have a pet of my own.  But I can make any cat purr (guaranteed).  Also dogs love me.  Children like me, I used to teach long~~ time ago (25 years ago?).  Senior citizens love me also.   Basically, everyone loves me except girls...

I bought a package of hanging hooks... wait until Christmas, you may see why I bought them.  Yes, I am planning for Christmas.

I bought a rotisserie chicken because they are yum.

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2 Kirkland Signature saucepans - $1 each

Jul
05

Happy 4th of July.  Congratulations to Joey Chestnut for winning 10th championship on hot dog eating contest.

These 2 Kirkland Signature saucepans (2 qt & 3 qt) were $1 each.

Kirkland Signature Saucepans

I found them at a garage sale, of course.  They came without lids. They look used.  But it doesn't matter to me.  Before these, I had a saucepan that I got for free.  Either a friend of mine gave it to me or I dug it out from a public trash bin (I used to be very thrifty).  I've been using that free saucepan for over 10 years.

I was excited to fine these 2 saucepans for $2.  And they are Kirkland Signature.  When I go to Costco, I always look at Costco cookware set. I've always wanted to have some of those Kirkland Signature kitchenware.  They are so good used, I can only imagine how good they are as a brand new set.

I shall enjoy these saucepans.

Kirkland Signature Saucepans 3 QT

Used Costco Saucepan

 
 
 
 
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Costco & Citi Visa Refund Checks

Jul
03

$37.07 is a Costco reward from having an executive membership.  I pay $110 a year, $55 more than standard membershp.  My executive membership paid for itself and it paid me $37.04.

$200.93 is Citi Bank's reward. $211.93 is a lot of money to get back, but sometimes I wonder if there are any other card (program) with a better rewards.

That's the beauty of Costco.  If you just stick with Costco, you are getting some of the best rewards available, if not the best. You don't need to do all the research.

I thought I never received this $200 check.  I had to request for a replacement. But, really... I was soo looking forward to this check.  I cannot believe I lost it without knowing.  I still think I never received it at the first place. 

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I never went away. Trying to get my mojo back.

Jul
02

Hi.  Are there any old time visitors still visiting me?

I am sorry I haven't upated my blog lately.  Nothing happened in my life.  I am just working, working..  But, mostly, I am slowly becoming a boring old man. I am losing my mojo.

I started my blog 9 years ago, I was in my 30's.  I had a lot of free time back then.  Compared to 9 years ago, I do better financially.  I am more comfortable. But... I am becoming an old man.

I will try to have fun with my blog one more time. I will try and see if getting connected with my blog will get my mojo back.

I still enjoy Costco a lot.  Do you realize, we will see Christmas at Costco in about a month? (early August) 

I would like to get excited about stupid and boring stuff just like before.  Now I think about home owners insurance, looking for broken roof tile, high blood sugar level... stuff like that.  Getting old sucks.

Let's not get old.  I will keep in touch. God bless everyone..

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Costco Coupons: June 29 - July 23, 2017

Jun
27

Click below link to view coupons. Thanks to Adamcos

http://www.adamcos.com/Costco/20170629.php

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Costco garden products

Apr
11
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Last week I bought 2 bags of flowers to plant: Dicentra (pack of 6) and Alcea ( 6 as well).

Dicentra had total of 4 roots ( not 6 as pack said) and what was a real surprise – Alcea, it had one root of one color ( supposed to be 3) and one –already rotten root of other color. Very disappointed. One instead of 6 I paid for.

Used to buy flowers from Costco for many years, sometime it could happened that one or two pieces out of 6 could be dried out or rotten but having  only 1 out of promised 6…..no, will not give Costco another try

Wharton NJ

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Sebamed Roadshows, Bundles at Costco.com

Apr
02

Sebamed, the experts in sensitive skin care, has updated a few of its cost-saving bundles, and I wanted to pass the savings along!

Besides the bundles at its in-store roadshows (the events calendar can be found here), Sebamed has several discounted bundles available for purchase on the Costco website.

Sebamed has become one of the biggest market movers when it comes to sensitive skin. The brand’s ultra-gentle formula is safe and effective. For more than 60 years, the brand has provided relief for those suffering from delicate skin conditions, including rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, acne, and dermatitis. Sebamed is even coveted by those looking to maintain healthy and glowing skin.

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