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ILoveCostco.com is a place for Costco Shoppers or anyone who enjoys shopping. A lot of people follow my blog because my stories are extremely boring and ordinary. This is my struggle to save money, enjoy life alone as a single man, and trying to ultimately become a family man. I will shut down this website when I have a family of my own. Let's see if I will get there.

Costco is for everyone - Even if you live alone like me, Costco will help you elevate your life-style so you can enjoy more while spending same amount of money.

About John: Southern California resident, male, straight, executive Costco member, lives alone, busy, tired, bored. (about me)

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Garage Sale - April 30, 2016


I spent $2.75 today at garage sales.  After returning home, I like to look up online to see how much these itmes sell for. 

I am fully aware that people try to sell stuff for x amount of money, but they may never sell at that price.

Vintage spice rack with 10 jars was 25 Cents (2 jars missing).  This spice rack is beautiful and practical.  I will be using it all the time. I found this exact rack on eBay for $30-50.

6 pack of brand new Ikea steak knives was $2.  I found them on eBay for $27 - $46.  When I saw these steak knives, I thought about buying all 4 sets she had, so I can sell them on eBay.

I bought Dale Earnhardt magnet (number 3) because I like Dale Earnhardt.  I watched the race when he died.  I paid 50 Cents for two magnets.  I was going to stick them on my refrigerator and such.  Then I found saw this same magnet on several websites, including Welmart.  They were all selling them for $15 or more.  I may try to sell them.

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Ellen Tracy Hospitality Bath Towels - I don't like it.


I bought these towels on September 21, 2013.  This is a late review.  I am NOT giving you a review after using them for over 2 1/2 years.  But, this is a review I should have written 2 years ago.

I do not like these towels.  I will never buy them again.  These towels are pretty bad. When I was poor I spent more money and bought better towels.  I bought Ellen Tracy Hospitality Bath Towels with blind faith, because it was from Costco.  I spent over $40 and I am not very happy about it.

The towels feel soft brand new. But, at the first wash, my dryer collected a massive amount of lint.  Without squeeshing them, my lint ball was about the size of a baby's head.  Then I observed massive amount of lint every single time I washed.  And the towels quickly lost its softness  After 2 1/2 years, they still lose massive amount of lint every single time I wash them.  Now they are rough and hard on my skin. 

These are clearly inferior products.  Unless you are a struggling college kid with many friends taking shower at your place all the time, I wouldn't recommen this to anyone.

I don't know if I will ever buy any bath towels from Costco anymore. I liked Grandeur towels Costco used to carry.  But, they stopped carrying them.

Ellen Tracy Towels, Costco

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Computer Desk - Left Legs


I recently bought a computer desk for $30, and a 7up crate for $5.  Of course, I bought both of them at garage sales.  I used 7up crate to hide massive amount of clutter.   Inside the crate, I put two external hard drives, a fan to cool the hard drives, extension cord, 3 AC adopters, and a lot of wires.

*The black box on top of the 7up crate is a battery backup system for my computer. 

Oh my God, this is a boring blog..  ZZzz....

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Bathroom #1


Here's a picture of my master bathroom, AKA bathroom #1.  :)

I only buy Q-Tips and body lotions from Costco.  3 pack of Q-Tips last about 3 years.  It takes me about 10 minutes to put the Q-Tips neatly in the container as pictured.

I bought that Essenza reed diffuser several years ago from Costco as well.  It smells good.

I got colognes over the years for various reasons, and my collection is getting larger.  The oldest bottle of cologne is Tuscany.  I received it about 27 years ago from a girl who had a crush on me.  Bottle of Gucci is about 20+ years old.

I rarely wear colognes.  Sometimes I wear cologne on Sunday when I'm home alone.  Colognes are like music.  Some people will love your smell.  And it will make a lot of people gag. So, please think twice when you wear perfumes or colognes to work.  I guarantee you some of your co-workers are talking about your smell behind your back.

Sometimes, I wear colognes when I'm with a female companion, but ONLY after she approves the smell.

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Garage Sale - April 9, 2016


One lady picked up this bed sheet set and I quickly realized that I just missed something I desperately needed.  The fitted sheet I bought from Costco is worn out.  I needed a new one.

The lady asked the seller how much it was, but she asked in Spanish.  "Siete" the seller replied.   I don't speak mush Spanish, but I know siete meant seven.

She decided not to buy it and put in back.  So, I picked it up and asked the same guy how much it was, but this time in English.  "Fifteen" he replied.  I stuck to my routine and didn't show my emotion.  I said "I thought you said seven to that lady" - and he corrected himself.  Seven it was.

So, I bought 2 sets.  I washed and dressed my bed with the pink one.  It's hard to tell how they feel, because pima cotton gets softer over time as we wash them.  So far, it's not bad for Siete Dolares.

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Takeya Thermoflask Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle 40 oz (Twin Pack)


You pay less at Costco for 2 bottles, compared to a sinlge bottle from Amazon.

If you are lucky enough to find these Takeya Thermoflasks at your local Costco, just so you know, these are really good price.  This twin pack was $34.99.  Usually a single canister goes for $35.  These high quality canisters keep cold drinks cold for 24 hours, and hot drinks hot for 12.  I haven't used it yet, but I believe this is a good buy that will not be repeated.

I bought the twin pack and gave one to my boss that made him very happy.  I know, I have no shame.  So, I bought a thermo canister I've always wanted AND kissed my boss' ass at the same price.

This is why I shop at Costco frequently.  I never know what I'm going to find. 

Amazon is selling the identical bottle for $32.18 (plus shipping). 
So, you pay less at Costco for 2 bottles, compared to a sinlge bottle from Amazon.

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Thanksgiving Turkey


Last Thanksgiving Day (2015) I ate 10% of the turkey and vacuum freezed the rest.

Almost 5 months later, I thawed the turkey for dinner.  It was very good.  It was like I baked the bird yesterday.

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Costco Coupons April 7 - May 1, 2016


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Keep Using Your American Express TrueEarnings Card


If you are an American Express TrueEarnings member, replacement card (Citi Visa) will be delivered to you by June 20, 2016.  We can start using the card on June 20, 2016.

There is nothing we need to do.  All process will be taken care for us.

Most of all, keep using your current American Express TrueEarnings card.  The reward Dollars will be transferred your new card automatically.

I stopped using my American Express card because I thought I would lose my rewards.  I shall use my AmEx card for a couple more months.

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