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But, we needed a place for Costco shoppers to say hi.
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Thank God there is a coupon for Q-Tips this month.  I was almost out of them tips.  What a timing...

One thing about Q-Tips.  It says not to use them on ear canal, but we (especially men) use them to clean nothing but ear canals.



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Costco Shopping - February 2, 2013


Getting ready for Super Bowl.

What you don't see is a Take and Bake pizza and eggs.

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Costco Executive Membership Reward


I received my annual Costco 2% executive membership reward check, amount of $96.36.  Costco's executive membership is $110/yr.  So, I pay $55/yr more than a regular membership.

With $96.36 check, my executive membership pays for itself and it pays $46.36 extra.  That's not all.  I have Costco/American Express membership.  I will receive about $160.00 cash back check from AmericanExpress as well.

And I live alone, AND I don't shop a lot (do I?).  If you have a big family, then your check must be huge. Surprised

So, as far as I am concerned, the evidence is clear.  Everybody should sign up for Costco executive membership (also American Express).  :)

Happy Costco Shopping~!

FYI: I received 2% rebate check of $96.36.  This means I spent $96.36 x 50 (= $4818.00) in Costco last year.  That seems a lot.

Costco Executive Member Reward Check

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Costco Black Friday 2012 Event (Warehouse and online)


Hi, you might want to check this out.
Costco's warehouse (& online only) Black Friday event is coming up.
It's valid November 23 - 25, 2012.

*Thanks to

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Costco Out of Gas - In California At Least


Hey~! Costco is in the news this morning..
But it's not a good news. They are running out of gas.
Today was my Costco gas day.. hm.. :(


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Sensible Dinner - Costco Style


I try to eat good Monday to Friday.  I use Vitamix three times a day.  Vitamix is perhaps the most valuable item I bought from Costco.  I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables because of Vitamix. If you care about your well being, please buy Vitamix and use it.

I always start my dinner with a tall glass of Vitamix juice.  Today's juice contained:

  • Apple (1/2)
  • Carrot (1)
  • Orange (1/2)
  • Tomato(1/2)

Remember, Vitamix is not a juicer.  There is no pulp to throw out.  You eat the entire fruits and vegetables.  With this juice, I am already half full that I don't feel like eating much more.


Today I grabbed some items I bought from Costco, and came up with a quick soup.  I used following Costco food items:

  • Healthy Choice chicken soup (1 can)
  • Crushed Tortilla Chips (a handful)
  • Egg whites (2) - No yolk (I love yolks, but they say yolks are bad)

I seasoned the soup with some green onions, salt, and pepper.

I don't usually eat dinner out of cans.  But I have no problem eating can food for dinner when I feel like it.


After dinner I ate some strawberries and grapes.

I feel pretty good about how I eat.  I can make quick dinner with staple items from Costco.  I always keep frozen vegetables, grilled chicken, fish, eggs, cans of tuna, & etc...  It's easy to make sensible dinner, fast... Costco style.

When it comes to cooking, a little creativity goes long way.  You better enjoy cooking if you live alone.  Or your bad diet can mess you up. And before you know it, you are in irreversible course to early death.

What I take for granted is that I buy these food items at one location at good price.   Without Costco, I cannot imagine myself shopping for frozen vegetables, fish, and etc.   I would check supermarket fliers and drive around the town.  It will consume my free time.  To me, Costco is the only way to go.

I try to tell them... I don't go to Costco to save money.  I go to Costco to enjoy higher class of life-style.  And Costco happens to save me money.   It's a win-win situation.

Later, I changed my mind and put 2 egg whites (no yolk)

Costco Soup served in a Costco bowl

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Happy Sunday Morning - Costco Coffee & Christmas Cookies


Happy Sunday morning everyone.

I am enjoying my Sunday morning routine.  I love my Sunday coffee with Christmas cookies.  I drink Costco's Cubita Organic Coffee on weekend.

Costco sells these cookies only on Christmas season.  I bought 3 cans last year.  I still have a half of can left.  It's been 1 year already.

I shall buy 3 more cans next month.

I will not buy any more Chocolates of the World.  I still have 2 full jars left from last year.  I am officially sick of Chocolates of the world. Frown

OK, I'm getting ready for a pan cake breakfast.   I hope you guys will have a sweet nap today.

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My First Halloween Decoration - Costco Style


This is my first Halloween decoration ever.

I went to Wal*mart and bought a $1 jack-o-lantern bucket.

Inside the bucket, I put a solar powered lawn light I bought from Costco.  So the pumpkin lights up at dusk.

Happy Halloween.

Don't blink, 2012 will disappear before you know it.  Please slow down and have fun.

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Costco Capital One High Yield Savings Account


Costco's Capital One Bank will discontinue Costco member benefit.

So.. I have no reason to stay with Capital One Bank.  I will make sure to close this account to make my statement.   I am not angry or anything.   I just want to let them know I was here because of Costco. 

Below is official letter from Capital One Bank


High Yield Savings Accounts & CDs

As of June 1, 2012, Costco will no longer be offering the High Yield Savings Accounts & CDs program through Capital One.

If you are a current Capital One accountholder who opened your account through the Costco program, your account will continue to function as usual and you will receive the benefits of the Exclusive Costco Member rate until the end of 2012. Capital One will continue to service your account and provide support via phone and email.

Log in at to access your existing account. If you have any questions about your existing account please contact Capital One at 1-866-654-4712.

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New Blogger Introduction


Hi Everyone,

Thanks to John, I can blog along with the big boys (and girls!).  I have been following this blog for some time now, and I hope that I can contribute in a way that is helpful...or at least entertaining.  So, just a quick intro...

I live in California's beautiful central valley, with my husband, pets and baby on the way.  I have going to Costco virtually my entire life (back with it was Price Club).  My home is Costco-ed out, in fact I am writing this blog from the comfort of our reclining sofa we purchased there at the beginning of the year.

We love Costco.  It is kind of embarrassing...but its true.  From my point of view, Costco is not cheap (at least my trips are not lol), but I do feel like it is money well spent and the quality of product we can get there exceeds what we would get elsewhere for the same or less money. 

The Kirkland products are my dirty little secret.  Years ago, I would have laughed if you suggested that I wear Kirkland brand products--I mean The K is good for toilet paper…but I never would have dreamt about Kirkland clothes or even shampoo or body products, someone might see the label and KNOW I purchased a store brand (oh horror of horrors), but my experience with their sheep skin boots a few years back turned it all around for me.  Like a lot of women, I got swept up in the Ugg craze and I had a pair that I really liked but at 100 bucks a pop (or more!), I was limited to the one pair.  On a whim I tried the Kirkland sheep skin boots and they have held up as good…perhaps even a little better (because the soles are more substantial) than the name brand, and for less than forty bucks.  Now it is on, I wear the Costco brand make up, shampoo, and expanded into their women’s dress shirts.  This spring Costco came out with ¾ sleeve dress shirts that were really exceptional…a little stiff but they are well designed and hold up well to my washer.  Alas, shortly after I bought them, my belly popped so the dress shirts are on hiatus until I can wear normal clothes again.

Other than that I am a Costco every other week, or sometimes every week for staples such as milk, eggs and veggies.  Our Costco carries cage free, organic eggs and their organic milk is sourced from a dairy farm not too far from us, I really like that I am still able to buy semi-locally.  I learned from this month’s Costco magazine that their processing plant for organic beef is also located in the Central Valley.

So, count me in as another very happy Costco customer.  Thanks again to John for allowing me space here and thanks to everyone who makes this blog a nice little community.  Have a great weekend!

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