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Linens'n Things insults my intelligence

Aug
19

My favorite Linens'n Things store is closing.  I knew about Linens'n Things filing chapter 11, but this hit me personally.  I shop here all the time.  They have quality products.  They have fun household items... and they take expired coupons - I collect their coupons, even the expired ones, so I always get 20% off from Linens'n Things.

They said the entire store was on sale.  But I don't get excited over this kind of sales gimmicks.  I had to investigate more.  So, I went inside...

Linens 'n Things closing

Linens'n Things is well known for their 20% off coupons.  They even take expired coupons.  Bad Bath and Beyond also takes Linens'n Things coupons, even the expired ones.  So, I have a collection of 20-30 Linens'n Things coupons all the time.

I looked inside the store.  As I imagined, most of the items were only 10% off from their normal price.  10% didn't do much for me.  But I still have my 20% off coupons.   

I spent about thirty minutes looking for a few kitchen items.  I got my coupons out and went to the cashier.  I was ready to make another record breaking bargain. 

However, when I got to the counter, the cashier said "You cannot use coupons anymore".  That's right, you cannot use coupons.  So, instead of getting 30% off like I anticipated, I was only going to get 10% off.  I was extremely angry and felt insulted.  I just wasted 30 minutes of my life I will never get back.  I can go to Bad Bath & Beyond and get a better price with a better selection (since their stores are not closing).

"Wow~! that makes everything REALLY expensive".  I said loud so other people can hear.

I put down my items on the counter and walked away.  The cashier didn't appreciate my attitude.  But who cares.

The store is closing.... instead of my usual 20% off, they are now giving me only 10% off.  That's an insult.  Of course, there were some items with 30% off.  But those are the items people don't want. 

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Guinness Beer from Costco

Aug
09

Costco doesn't always carry Guinness in my area.  I don't normally see Guinness at my Costco, but I see them occasionally.

18 cans of Guinness sell for $20.99 at Costco.  That's $1.17 a can.  Considering a cup of coffee is $2.00, I think it's a reasonable price.  Still, Guinness is priced two times more than cheaper domestic beers.  Guinness is imported beer from Ireland.

I favor expensive beers because I am not a drinker.  I rarely drink any alcoholic beverages.  I drink maybe 1 can of beer a month. 

Also, I don't like the taste of beer.  All beers taste bitter to me.  Expensive beers tend to taste less yucky, so when I drink beer, I go for expensive ones. 

Costco beer, Guinness

I bought the beer mug from Bed Bath & Beyond for $5.00.  Cold frosty mug makes beer drinking experience more enjoyable. 

- Cheers -

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Best price on Sony DVD

Aug
08

I never buy blank DVD's from Costco.  Blank DVD's at Costco don't have good price.  Costco sells spindles of 100 blank Sony DVDs at $29.49 each. I can easily find the exact same Sony DVD's for $23.00.

This time Costco had "Buy one, get one free" coupon on these Sony DVD's.

So, they come out under $15.00 each spindle (100 pack).  Now that's a pretty good price on blank DVD's.

PS. I forgot to use this coupon the other day.  I dropped by today when I was on my way to meet somebody. 

I have a BS degree in computer.  But I don't know the difference between -R and +R.  They all work for me  But I always mix -R's & +R's just in case.

Sony DVDs Costco

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Shopping at Costco - August 5, 2008

Aug
07

Today's treat was the shrimps.  I look at these shrimps everytime I go to Costco.  I thought I've waited long enough to enjoy some. 

I also had a hotdog.  and I put gas in the car. (3.99/gal)

costco shrimps
Oops!  I ate this at Costco with a Costco Hotdog
At first, I was going to get a taste or two.  I hate myself. Smile

Costco Receipt

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Hotdogs

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Gas

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Guitar Practice :)

Aug
01

This blog contradicts my prior blog about Karaoke Machine at Costco.  Because now I am becoming that annoying person.  But it's cute when I do it - Smile

Last few months, I've been practicing guitar.  Next time when I see electric guitars at Costco, I would like to play it.

I will not play some Mickey Mouse songs either.  I will play something very difficult and technical.

One of the songs I practice is  Mr. Crowley by Ozzy Osborn (Original Guitar arrangement by Randy Rhodes)

I will not play if I cannot play right - it has to be good.

Mr Crowley

 

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Costco Breakfast

Jul
29

This was today's breakfast. 

Everything you see in this picture is from Costco. I try to eat good, but it's not easy.  I often eat really bad lunch (with fries and all...).

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Karaoke Machine at Costco

Jul
28

Karaoke is fun.  I personally don't enjoy Karaoke, but I understand it is entertaining to many people around the globe.

Last two times when I went to Costco, there was a Karaoke machine on the floor.  It was turned on for anyone to enjoy.

I don't know about you guys, but I hate it when peoeple sing at Costco.  It's embarrassing.  

You can tell that they are trying to impress a bunch of strangers at Costco.  You cannot hide twitches on their faces.

Then they get into their own groove (spacing out).  It's not good...  It's embarrassing.

There are some of you thinking "I am different. It's cute when I sing".  Surprise, I am talking about you.

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Costco Shrimps at the Wedding

Jul
26

I went to a wedding today.  They had dinner catered from Wood Ranch.  Good stuff.

Anyway.
I was presently surprised to see some Costco shrimps on the kitchen table.  I had to grab some.   Costco shrimps completed my dinner.   Good stuff.

Costco Shrimps
Costco Shrimps at the Wedding

It was an incredible dinner.  I loved it.

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First time using American Express Card

Jul
26

I used my new American Express card for the first time today.  After shopping, I even put gas in the car.   There was absolutely no line at the gas station.  Gas was $4.159 a Gallon.

The price on eggs was pretty good at $5.49 (5 dz).  This is a lot cheaper than $9.29 I paid 4 months ago. ($6.59 in April)

We are in grape season now.  So enjoy fresh graps while they last. 

Costco Coupon Book (what's left from my last shopping) saved me another $10.00.  So my total savings from this Costco coupon book is now $41.50.  Smile

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American Express Costco

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