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Keep checking for holiday savings

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Nov
19

I am enjoying special holiday savings at Costco.  I am keep fining some good stuff this year.  It's been fun so far.

This hooded sweatshirt is very fancy for how much you pay ($15.99 after $4 off).  It's high quality and I am loving it.  They are by Buffalo David Bitton.  I guess they are somewhat of high end (-ish).

It's not baggy.  It hugs your body, that it will be fun to wear if you are a fit person.

I also bought 3 pairs of Buffalo brand jeans with $15 total savings.

Keep checking for holiday savings. Enjoy!

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Snail in Spinach. EW~!!!

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Nov
11

I FREAKED.

There is a snail in the bag of spinach I bought at Costco.  This is a sealed bag.  I shall take it back tomorrow morning (Sunday).  Gross.

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Costco Holiday Savings Book - 2017

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Nov
11

Holiday Savings Book is out and the sales have already started November 9.  They have a lot of good stuff on sale.

Check out Costco's Holiday Savings Book 2017.

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Winter Clothes

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Nov
08

I like this fuzzy shirt.  It's cozy and warm.  It was only $11.99 with $3 Holiday Savings.  Price will go up to $14.99 after November 16th.  But, $15 is still a super value.  I am thinkin about getting one more.

Last few weeks, I bought a few more Winter items at Costco.  Winter (trail) boots were $23.99 after instant savings of $6.  Insulated gloves were $16.99.

The boots are too cheap for my standard, and they smell rubber (very little).  But, It was $23.99, and they have leather tops.  It's a pretty good price for what they are.  So, I bought a pair just to keep it.  I may need them once or twice a year, but when I do, they will save my day.  Because I didn't have a single pair of Winter shoes (hiking boots).

They are really, really good price.  It's Costco.

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Costco out of multi grain bread

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Sep
15

* This blog was originally written in May 2008.  The blog came back to life recently (September 2017) due to recent outage of the bread.  If history repeats itself, the bread will come back to your location (I don't know when).  Maybe it has something to do with recent weather events.  We shall see.

Costco is out of Kirkland Signature Multi-grain Bread.  This is my favorite bread. 

Not all whole grain breads are created equal.  You see, you can have a pinch of whole grain in a loaf of bread and call it "Whole Grain Bread".

Kirkland Signature's bread is 100% whole grain.

Forget All Bran Cereal's 10 day challenge (watch video below).  Have a couple of slices of these bad boys.  You will feel the power in 24 hours.  At least that's what happened to me.  I'm a believer. 

Kirkland Signature multigrain bread
File photo of Kirkland Signature Multigrain Bread

Anyway, the bread was not in display when I went to Costco on May 5, 2008.  I asked to see if they have any in the back.  They said something about the grain supply - we may not have Kirkland Bread for few weeks.

All Bran Cereal's 10 day challenge

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Costco In News - August 2017

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Aug
12

Costco Adds Gift Registry To Its Customer Services To Gain Sales And Loyalty

August 7, 2017

Costco has added a new service by adding a Gift Registry for many occasions. The company has partnered with My Registry.com so that a bride or an expectant mother can list all items she wants at one universal gift registry

Read more at Forbes.com

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Costco has opened a new store in North Hollywood, but it’s not what you’re used to

August 9, 2017

A new 137,000-square-foot Costco Business Center opened its doors Wednesday in North Hollywood, catering to convenience stores, restaurants and small offices.

Read more at DailyNews.com

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Costco names chairman to replace late co-founder Jeff Brotman

August 11, 2017

Hamilton "Tony" James is president and chief operating officer of investment firm Blackstone. He's been a Costco director since August 1988 and was the board's lead independent director before his appointment to chairman.

Read more at bizjournals.com

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Costco's co-founder and chairman dies

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Aug
05

Costco co-founder and chairman Jeff Brotman has died, according to the company. He was 74-years-old.

Read more from CNN Money

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Costco Shopping - August, 3 2017

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Aug
04

Today was the first day of August Costco Coupon cycle, so I bought a few items.  It was just a quick in and out shopping.

I don't know if Focus Factor really works.  At this point, I am afraid to get off of Focus Factor to see if my work performance will suffer. I do computer work at a large company.  One error, one click can cost me hours of trouble shooting time.  Focus is very important for my job.  I have a coworker who often spends hours trying to troubleshoot his own work.  The guy never learns.  But, I will not tell him about Focus Factor.  "Hey, dude, take these, so you don't suck so bad"...

I don't remember seeing Costco Nut Bars in the past.  They are Kirkland Signature products, so you know they are good. They are not chewy like some other fancy bars.  But I like these Nut Bars.  They are tasty.  $16.89 for 30 bars is a really good price.  There was no coupon for these Nut Bars. But it was a special price.  Either these are temporary items (they will sell out) or they will raise the price next round. $16.89 is a good buy.  I may buy one more.

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Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver - Costco Shopping July 7, 2017

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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

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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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