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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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Shopping with a Coupon Book

Jul
18

I love Costco coupons.  Today I saved $31.50 with Costco coupon book. 

Everything I bought was something we absolutely needed, except for the M&M candies and the wicked long pillow in the back.  Today was Friday so I treated myself with a bag of M&M.  After working 70 hours (or more) this week, I think I deserve something sweet.

Costco Shopping Coupon

I was tempted to buy some sodas (Pepsi) with the coupon.  But I decided not to.  I try not to drink soda.  Also, I do not have that kind of money.  Sodas are bad for you anyway.

I was especially happy with Gillette Mach3 disposable shavers.  They have the same Gillette Mach3 blades, except the whole bodies are disposable.  The price on this 10 pack was better than buying 10 pack of identical razors (heads only, per item cost calculated).

I don't have any work this weekend.  So, I'm going to relax and enjoy M&M as I work on my websites.  I don't think I will use the razors 'til Monday morning. Smile 

After shopping I went to El Pollo Loco to eat (next story).

Good day everyone.

 

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Shopping at Costco - July 13, 2008

Jul
14

I had two meetings with customers today (Sunday).  I was in the neighborhood, and today was the last day I could use $10.00 coupon for Brita water filters.  After picking up Brita Filters, I picked up some food items as well.

Saving Money with Brita Water Filter:
Box of Brita Filters was $32.00 (after $10.00 coupon).  These 10 filters will last well over 1 year.  With this, I have a guaranteed supply of good tasting water.  I don't buy bottled water.  I do not have a reverse osmosis water purification system. I believe Brita is the cheapest source for clean and tasty water.

Oh, and there is NO WAY I am buying water from one of those vending machines in front of supermarkets.  I don't know about you, but I woudn't drink that water if you pay me to.

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American Express card never arrived

Jul
12

I applied for TrueEarnings Card from Costco & American Express about 6 months ago.

I thought it was odd that they didn't get back to me for all this time.  I may not be a rich person, but my credit is immaculate.  I had absolutely no reason why they might not approve me for their card.

After about 6 months, I received a letter from Costco - basically saying "I hope you are enjoying your new card"

Then I've noticed that they didn't have a correct address on the letter.  My address number was missing one digit.

Let me make it clear on this.  I didn't give them a wrong address.  The application itself had my address pre-typed with my address.

So I called the American Express.  They said the card was mailed out 4 months ago.  Luckily the card was never activated.. never used.

Anyway, I will receive my new Costco/American Express card in a few days. 

TrueEarnings Card from Costco and American Express gives you all kinds of cash back bonuses for purchase in and outside of Costco.  I think this will become my main card.

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Christmas here we come

Jul
10

I remember this clearly.

Two years ago, in 2006, I saw Christmas decorations at Costco on July 30.

Last year (2007) they were much slower on bringing out Christmas products.  I think I started to see Christmas items around September.

But, never the less, we are coming very close to start seeing Christmas items at Costco.

Get ready.  It's going to be fun.

My Christmas-Costco memory:
Last Christmas season, I bought $200.00 worth of candies from Costco for my nephews.  My goal was to give them the biggest stack of candies they will ever see in their life-time.  When I unloaded all the candies on the carpet, my nephews went crazy.  They were trying to grab as much candies as possible, but there were much more candies than they can handle.  Then the youngest one became hyper with sugar and started speak in tongue. He was keep saying he is a king of a candy castle. good time. 

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July 3 shopping

Jul
04

Another Costco Blog.

I bought some booze, cake, ribs, and such to celebrate 4th of July.

Bamboo cutting boards were $15.99 for a set of two.  This is an incredible price.  I know the price of bamboo cutting boards.  You cannot find this kind of value anywhere.  I don't know why I like bamboo boards at the first place. They tend to split in half.  Maybe because the ones I bought were too thin.  Maybe I don't know how to properly maintain them.  These boards from Costco are pretty think.  I hope these will last.

PS. Later, I found out that I need to use some kind of oil to clean these bamboo boards.  Screw oil treatment, I will just buy new boards next time.

There are three bags of Jose's coffee and syrups.

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After 2 years, got 3 bags of butterscotch toffee coffee

Jul
04

I've been waiting over 2 years for Jose's Coffee sales team to make a round at my Costco. 

About 2 years ago, I bought a bag of Butterscotch Toffee flavored Coffee when there was a special coffee booth at Costco.  I normally do not tolerate flavored coffee.  I believe coffee should taste like coffee, not like candy.

Butterscotch Toffee Coffee from Costco
Jose's Butterscotch Toffee Coffee from Costco, and Syrups

But this particular coffee tasted like Christmas.  It's quite enjoyable and cozy.  So I bought a bag.  Then I finished the bag pretty fast.  Since then I've been looking for Jose's Butterscotch Toffee Coffee.  But I couldn't find it anywhere. 

For last 2 years, every-time I go to Costco, I would check coffee aisle very carefully for butterscotch toffee coffee. 

Finally, today, I saw Jose's Coffee booth at my Costco.  This time I asked a few questions to find out more.  They normally make round to our Costco about twice a year.  I must have missed them last two years.  They also have a mailing list that I can mail-order the coffee.  I also found out that their coffee products are Costco exclusive.

Anyway, I bought three bags of butterscotch toffee coffee and two bottles of syrups.  I spent roughly $50.00.  $50.00 seems like a lot of money for coffee.  But, considering a cup of coffee is over $2.00 at any coffee shops.. I am actually saving a lot of money this way.  I bet I spend a lot less in coffee than most people.

I can't wait to enjoy Butterscotch Toffee coffee with Caramel Syrup.

Costco spoils me.  This is the point.  I spend less money, but I enjoy exclusive, high quality products.  It's a good thing.

Joses Gourmet Coffee

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Shopping at Costco - June 26, 2008

Jun
27

It was a quick shopping trip.  I spent 41 minutes in there, in and out. Total bill was $145.55

Interesting new item was Arizona Iced green tea mix at $5.79.  It's a new item.  I have a feeling I will love this tea mix.

So far, I bought about 12 of these short sleeves shirts (some at $15, some at $10.  There are different brands).  You can't go wrong with these shirts.  They look proper to wear at work.  They are very comfortable that I wear them when I play or visit my mother's house.

Wings of fire is my special treat.  I always fight my urge to buy Wings of Fire whenever I go to Costco.  I only buy them as a special treat about 2-3 times a year.  If I can, I would buy them about 10 times a year.

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Heart Rate Monitoring

Jun
26

I just bought a heart rate monitor.

I wore it when I went to Costco today. This is so much fun.

Below graph shows that I spent 41 minutes at Costco and walked .7 miles...  I'm trying to find the way to show how much calories I burned.

As you can see, I am a cool customer at average heart rate of 78bpm (I don't know if that's good or bad). 

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Heart Rate Monitor

Jun
25

I wanted to replace my old Heart Rate monitor with a newer model.  My current heart rate monitor is pretty old.  It's not fun anymore.  I wanted to have more functions with more accuracy, so I would better understand my physical fitness and well being.


Polar RS400sd - one that Costco doesn't carry

I really wanted buy a new heart rate monitor from Costco.  In fact Costco does carry a good heart rate monitor, but it's missing some minor features that I was looking for.

So I had to turn to Ebay for this major purchase.  I bought Polar RS400sd package.  It comes with a foot pod to calculate distant.  I can transfer data to home computer so I can keep record.

I understand Costco doesn't carry everything in the world.  So, we must make purchases at somewhere else.  But it's all good.

Sorry Costco.

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