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Costco Shopping - August 3, 2011 / Christmas~!!

Aug
05

I had a busy day.

I woke up so late I went to work without taking a shower.

On my lunch time, I came home to take a shower and did three loads of laundry.  Yes, it was a long lunch.

I went to Costco after work.  I didn't buy anything fancy.  I am so poor.  I am trying to be careful with money.  But, look!  Christmas time is here.  I saw a lot of toys and Christmas ribbons at Costco.  "Here we go..." one lady said.

I ate a hotdog and filled the gas tank.

After Costco shopping, I drove to Bed Bath and Beyond for some bargain hunting.   I bought a Yankee Candle (Christmas scent).

I came home past 9pm.

2 minutes after I got home, I got a phone call from The Marijuana Girl. She was putting her hamster cage together.  She wanted some help.  I was at her apartment for 1 hour. 

I came home and ate dinner.  Now it's 1:30AM Friday.

I will be happy if I get good 5 hours sleep. ZZzzz...

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Coffee Grinder Broken - 1 1/2 Years Old

Apr
26

I bought this Cuisinart coffee grinder on December 17, 2009 (at Costco) - Two Christmases ago.

This machine is broken.  It's making different sound now.  And I smell something burning. Coffee is not coming out.

I used this machine almost every day for 16+ months. It has 18 months manufacturer warranty by Cuisinart.  I didn't save the box.  But I have a scanned image of Costco receipt that I can print out.

Mm.. this is a hassle.  I'll have to make an unplanned trip to Costco soon. 

Little things like this distract me such way that I cannot sleep well at night.  I am like that.   The fact that it has 18 months warranty AND I bought it 17 months ago makes me feel like I'm defusing an explosive device.  Does anyone empathize what I'm talking about?

I should juggle my plan and visit Costco ASAP. 

Update:

I went to Costco today on my lunch break.   They refunded without asking any question.  After receiving a refund, I looked for new coffee grinder to buy.  But they didn't have any.  So now I only have 2 coffee grinders at home.

 

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American Express Rebate Check 2011

Feb
15

I received a $215.34 rebate check from American Express (Costco).

I am going to put entire amount to savings account like I promised to myself.

Compare to my last year's check ($170.63) I received $44.61 more this year.

But, I am not too happy about this.  I have a problem with this big check.

Every year, I promise myself that I would spend less money.  Every year, I make less money.  But, my rebate check shows that I spent more money last year.

I am a grown man who doesn't own a house.  I really need to get my priority straight and spend less.  I must try harder.

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2% Executive Membership Rebate Check

Jan
19

I received 2% executive membership rebate check on January.  I am not sure if Janurary is the official month for rebate checks.  Some people haven't received the checks yet.  There has to be a reason why some people haven't received the checks yet.  Maybe Costco will send more checks later.  I am not sure.

Then American Express sends out their rebate check on February.

I upgraded my Costco membership to executive on August 13, 2010.  Last year, I was an executive Costco member for 4 1/2 month.

So extra $50.00 on executive membership pays itself in 5-6 months. I should have upgraded a long time ago.

This check is redeemable only at Costco.

But, this year, I promised myself that I will put all my rebate checks to savings account.  So, I transferred $40.32 from checking to savings.

*This month, I put $330.00 to savings account.

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Costco Coupon, Cookbook, Costco Connection

Nov
30

I got a copy of Costco cookbook. They were passing them out as we left the warehouse 2 days after Thanksgiving, Saturday 27, 2010.

These 236 glossy pages have a lot of pictures and recipes.

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December 2010 issue of Costco Connection can be downloaded here

www.costcoconnection.com/connection/201012

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Coupon Book is here

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Costco's 27th Birthday Today

Sep
16

Costco turned 27 years old today.

Costco opened its first warehouse in Seattle, Washington, on September 15, 1983.

Happy Birthday Costco.

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Got Costco Executive Membership

Aug
14

I would like to announce that I am now an executive member at Costco.

Thank you, thank you... Cool

The lady looked up my account and said "This membership will pay for itself, because you spend so much money here"...

I didn't get the black membership card.  Because I use American Express card as a membership, there was no need to take picture & etc...

Whole process took only several minutes.

 

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OMG. No Costco Bags (Tote Bags)

Jul
30

They are out of Costco Grocery Bags (large reusable grocery bags)
I looked for Costco Bags at Valencia Costco & Oxnard Costco.
They didn't have them.

I always give out my Costco Bags - people love those bags.
I only have 3 in my trunk and I need more.
I don't know if they are going to re-stock them or if this is the end of it.

Update (January 2017) - Above blog is 7 years old.  Now I can tell you that Costco bags come and goIf you don't see them now, you will see them soon enough.  You just need to keep your eyes open.  You will find them sooner or later.

 Large Reusable Grocery Bags
Large reusable grocery bags from Costco

 

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