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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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Costco Pre-Thanksgiving. Christmas gift for myself.


I bought a Christmas gift to myself from Costco website. 

I saw this sound bar on Costco's Pre-Thanksgiving flyer. It was $199.99 after $80.00 discount.  I've been searching for some kind of audio system for my TV.   There are many cheaper options.  But, this unit caught my attention because it was right at my budget after a good discount.  When it comes to sound system, (usually) you get better sound quality as you spend more money.  So, you want to spend maximum amount of money within your budget.

This Visio sound bar does exactly what I want it to do.  It sits behind my TV that I can barely see it's there.  The subwooper is on the floor behind the TV.  My TV remote controls the volume of the sound bar.  Music channels sound amazing with this.  As a TV lover, this sound bar dramatically improves my life-style.  I am really enjoying this.

FYI:  I still haven't installed the satellite speakers.

Visio Sound Bar from Costco

Costco's Visio Sound Bar circled.  Sitting behind the TV.

I came a long way.  When I first started my blog, I had a 9 Inch TV in my living room.

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Ecoli Outbreak Linked to Costco Chicken Salad


Consumers who purchased rotisserie chicken salad from any Costco store in the U.S. on or before November 20, 2015, should not eat it and should throw it away

  • The product is labeled "Chicken Salad made with Rotisserie Chicken" with item number 37719 on the label.

Click for more - CDC official website

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Kitchen Towels Suck - all of them


I don't know why people buy, sell, & use kitchen towels like these.  yes, I own several of them myself (picture below).  But these towels SUCK!.  They don't perform well as I want them to. They are too small and thin that they quickly become soaking wet.  They need to be thicker and larger.  Dish towels have been around for many years... but am I the only person with this complain?  Are you guys happy with your dish towels?

I keep some of the dish towels just because I want to follow the tradition.  I may even use them when I have formal guests.  But what really works for me is bathroom hand towels (28 to 30 Inches long).

I don't know what kind of dish towels you guys use.  To me, nothing even comes close to bathroom hand towels, and I will continue to use them in the kitchen.

FYI: The towels I use in the kitchen are from Costco.  :)

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Costco Shopping for Thanksgiving Dinner


Oh boy, I am excited about the turkey I'm going to bake in a few days.  I decided to take a short-cut on side dishes - I bought them all pre-made.  I am not done shopping yet.  I still need some snacks, a pie, and drinks.

The turkey is 20 lb.

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Costco Dylan George T-Shirts - Bought 40 of them.


I know this will sound crazy to some people.  But, this will make perfect sense to some others.  I bought 40 shirts at Costco (Dylan George).  3 different colors, but same design.

About 3 years ago I bought 29 Calvin Klein T-Shirts.  For 2 years those Calvin Klein v-necks were "my look" that I truly enjoyed.  Costco brought back the same shirts earlier this year.  They were the same design as before, but they used entirely different (stupid) material that they couldn't pay me enough for me to wear them.

After two years I wore out all my CK shirts, so I had to throw them out,  I spent over a  year looking for my new shirts with no luck.  Then I finally found these Dylan George T-Shirts at Costco.  It's the brand name I have never heard of.  They were only $9.99 each, and they fit me well.  They are slim fit.  The sleeves are shorter than conventional t-shirts - I like that.  It has a small pocket that separates these shirts from most t-shirts that are basically undershirts. I really like these shirts.  I found my new look. So, I bought 40 of them.

$400 is a lot of money, but, to me, this was a smart investment.  I wish had I bought 70 Calvin Klein shirts 3 years ago, instead of measly 29.  What was I thinking??  x_0

Anyway, I've been hearing random compliments about my shirt.  Some dude even asked me if I work out.  It's good to know they like my shirts, because they will see them for a few years.  Haha.

Stack of 28 shirts

40 shirts in the closet.  After washing them, I hang my shirts on the right side. I wear whatever that's hanging on the left side.  So the shirts will slowly rotate from right to left.  It will take 40+ days to complete a rotation.  It will rotate 9 times in one year.

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Veterans Day 2015


Today was Veterans Day (November 11, 2015)

Two of my female friends are military veterans.  I thanked one person via text.  And thanked the other one in person.

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LED Tubes at Costco


The new technology is here.  And it's available at Costco.  This is quickly becoming an old news.  But, for now, I am excited about this new technology.

You can now replace 4 feet florescent tubes with LEDs without modifying internal wiring of the fixture.  You simply replace the tubes.  They are expensive, but not by much.  I replaced 4 tubes in the kitchen ceiling, and I am happy about how they perform.  They save electricity.  They will last 45 years.  So, I wrote down the installation date on the tubes.  If they stop working after only 44 years, I will take them back for a refund.

Technical Info

  • Uses 17 Watts (instead of normal 40 Watts)
  • Instant on
  • No humming (buzzing) noise.
  • Cool white 4100k color
  • 50,000 run hours (45 years in normal use)

(picture below) 7 months ago, In February 2015, I bought 2 LED light fixtures for my garage.  I've been dreading about installing them for 7 months.  Thanks to the new technology, I no longer have to replace the entire light fixture anymore (or modify wiring).   I took those lights fixtures back to Costco and bought the new tubes.  It took 5 minutes to replace the tubes in the garage.  My laziness paid up.  Now my garage is super bright that I can perform appendectomy.  Hand me the box cutter.

Below: "11-04" written by the prior home owner. 
This irritates me.  Did he mean November 2004? or April 2011 ?

Below: 2 LED fixtures for my garage that I returned 7 months later.


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That blows


I saw this super expensive hair dryer at Costco for a short time.  Then they were gone and I never saw them again.

At that time, I was wondering about its performance.  So, I texted a friend of mine who was a professional hair designer (for 20+ years).

It's a bad review.  Since Costco doesn't seem to carry it anymore I thought I share the conversation.

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