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Raffle: Youtheory Turmeric – USP Verified

Raffle has ended

3 winners will receive 1 bottle each of USP verified Turmeric (Costco item #1221450 or similar)
Low 48 US states only. Enter from the below form.

Youtheory’s Turmeric (Costco item #1221450) is now USP verified. The bottles proudly display USP symbols. To learn more about the USP verification read below and/or visit https://www.quality-supplements.org.


  • Look for the USP Verified Mark to trust that what’s on the label is what’s inside the bottle.
  • The USP Verified Mark means that what is in the bottle has been independently tested for the ingredients on the label, so that you can trust the quality of your supplements.
  • What does the USP Verified Mark mean? To put it simply, it means that you can trust the ingredients in your supplements:
  • Trust the USP Verified Mark when choosing supplements. It means that what is in the bottle has been independently tested for the ingredients on the label in the declared strengths and amounts.
  • Reference: https://www.quality-supplements.org/

The raffle has ended – Thank you!

1 bottle of Youtheory Turmeric (1,000 mg) – I will draw 3 winners in 2-3 weeks.

I am not a professional raffle person. I reserve the right to make mistakes. Turmeric will be shipped directly from the supplier. I do not take any responsibilities for the side effect of any kind (if there is any).

The only thing I guarantee is your privacy. I am paranoid about my own privacy. I guarantee I will not use your information for anything.

Good luck~!!!

Costco Shopping -July 9, 2021

12th Costco Shopping in 2021 – $197.19 today / $2068.39 this year

Hi, I am doing well. I am healthy and still have the same job (still working from home). A few weeks ago we thought my mother was gravely ill. I even packed my bag for 3-day travel. Then it turned out she was just fine. That was a little stressful.

Back to Costco. I didn’t take any pictures while I was shopping. I couldn’t focus, I forgot to bring a camera, etc… just tired…

I went to Costco with a friend. Her birthday was coming up in a few days, but I had nothing prepared for her. I’ve been busy and distracted. The time flew by, and I had absolutely nothing ready for my friend’s birthday. So, I did what most men do – I took care of it with money. I took her to Costco and paid for whatever she picked up, including 2 dozen roses.

I bought a case of Monster Energy Drink. I rarely drink energy drinks. But, when I need it, I need it desperately. For example, if I have a big project that’s approaching the deadline, energy drinks help me stay all night and work.

Since I work from home, I have time to prepare and enjoy Coach’s Oatmeal for breakfast ($5.99 after $2.00 off).

This is how I make my oatmeal – Southern style. Let me know if there is a tastier way to prepare oatmeal.

  • 1 part oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 part milk
  • 1 1/2 part water
  • Microwave 3:45 at 50% power. Let stand 2 minutes.
  • Add cinnamon, salt, & honey to taste.
  • No topping for me – (too much work)

After Costco shopping, I told her we can have dinner anywhere she wanted, and she picked Costco pizza (again). again, maybe she didn’t want me to spend any more money after paying for all her Costco shopping, or maybe she couldn’t resist the smell of Costco pizza.

This time the soda fountain was opened for the customers. It was no longer restricted. But they still had the sippy-cup lids instead of straws.

Life goes on. Please enjoy whatever you have, rich or poor. I had more fun when I was poor.

Costco Shopping – June 18, 2021

11th Costco Shopping in 2021 – $42.89 today / $1871.2 this year

I finally cleared out my front porch so I can enjoy sitting there. I installed an orange sunshade and even hung some phony-looking lights. The lawn furniture came with the house. I bought the baker’s shelf at a garage sale for $10. It still has a $20 sticker on it.

When I sit, I cover the chair with a Costco beach towel. The towel doesn’t cover the entire chair. I may have to buy a couple of extra-large beach towels. The cushion is also from Costco. I didn’t buy the lights from Costco because I wanted a solar-powered unit.

I thought, if I really want to enjoy sitting outside, I needed some kind of mosquito protection. So, I ordered a Thermacell MR450 Armored Portable Mosquito Repeller (item #1256904 – no longer available at Costco, but Costco sells similar Thermacell products). This can be one of those products that I may never know if they work or not (just like Focus Factor, Fat burner, male energy booster… ). I may never know if the product works or if there are no mosquitoes at all. And I am hesitant to experiment with no protection.

So, I will use Thermacell Mosquito Repeller whenever I sit outside sipping cold drinks, watch TV, read a cookbook, play games.. My God, my life sounds good on paper.

I really enjoy my new front porch. It’s a whole new experience as a homeowner. It’s a satisfying feeling. It’s funny that I feel like smoking and drinking when I sit there, even though I don’t smoke and I rarely drink. The previous homeowner left their wrought iron headboard. I brought it out on the porch for decoration. I like how it looks there.

When I bought this house, I told the previous homeowner to leave all the unwanted items in the house. And they did. I still use their couch, kitchenware, coffee mug, furniture, lawn furniture, hardware, mirror, chair, etc, etc.

FYI: Costco Will Close on July 4th

Just for your information: Costco will close on Independence Day, 2021.

I look forward to the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on the 4th of July. I will wear my official hot dog eating contest T-shirt when I watch the contest. The event will air on ESPN at 10:45 am ET (Sunday, 4th of July). I don’t have ESPN, so I’ll have to get a free trial from sling or YouTube.

Joey Chestnut will win the contest (again). I just would like to see somebody coming a close second (Carmen Cincotti or Matt Stonie). I hope Badlands Booker is competing this year. He looks worse every year (sucks getting old).

I will eat 2 Costco hot dogs for lunch to celebrate Independence Day.

Everything Bagel Seasoning

Olde Thompson’s Everything Bagel Seasoning – 11.5 OZ. At Costco

I knew nothing about Everything Bagel Seasoning until now. I bought it because it looked interesting. I have limited knowledge on this topic, so correct me if I’m wrong.

It’s called “Everything Bagel Seasoning” because there is a bagel called “Everything Bagel”. Somebody put all kinds of seasonings on top of the bagel and called it “Everything Bagel” and it became popular. It turned out, the seasoning worked with all kinds of food. So, the seasoning (without the bagel) became popular as well.

I don’t think Olde Thompson is the original creator of “Everything Bagel Seasoning”. There are many versions of Everything Bagel Seasonings out there. Mainly people associate Everything Bagel Seasoning with Trader Joe’s.

On the container it reads “Try on salads, avocado, toast, eggs, veggies, everything!” – so I tried it on both fried eggs and scrambled eggs. And yes, these are very good on eggs. It’s a game-changer. It gives me a totally different experience of eating eggs. I like it a lot. I will buy it again if I see it at Costco. I am not sure if I’m willing to pay the non-Costco price.

I can be wrong, but this is my educated guess: This product is likely to go “on and off” at your local Costco warehouse. You will find them if you find them. Some of you may have a hard time finding it at your local Costco locations. They are not available on the Costco website. They were available on the Costco Business website, but they have disappeared from the website.

Mine has an expiration date of 10/22 -16 months shelf life. Since it’s a dry good, I guess I can stretch it for 2 years if I don’t finish it sooner.

Talk to you later. Take care.