Costco Shopping – June 12, 2010 (with a friend)

I went to Costco with a friend.  After walking by the pet section, she called her mother in Arizona.  Then she went back to pick up three of those doggie beds.

‘Mental note. Get separate carts next time’

I spent $170.00 (back to old habit Frown).
But I had to get these items, especially the sandals & duffel bag.

Coupon saved about $27.00

It was nice shopping at Costco with a friend, because we bought each other coupon items.  For example, $8.50 Red Bull’s coupon had 1 item limit.  So, she bought 1 extra case for me.  And I bought her 2 kitty litters.

We shopped for a long time.  It was fun.
We had a hot dog before start shopping (we saved the soda cups for later).  After shopping I got hungry again, so I had a slice of pizza before going home.  There were a lot of crazy people today at Costco.  We had fun making fun on them.  (It’s mean, but no harm done Innocent)

Costco Margaritaville Sandals
I love these Margaritaville Sandals. It was a limited time sales event.
Wheeled duffel bag is very nice and very cheap ($39.99)

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Hot Sauce. Really Hot Sauce

Finally, I found a hot sauce that meets and exceeds my expectation.

I like spicy food.  When I go to Thai restaurant, I say "Extra, extra hot, please"  Then I say "Remember, I said extra twice".

Sometimes I say "Give me Thai spicy, Not American spicy"

Tabasco, Valentina, Tapatio, and Cholula are cute.  But those are made for general public.  I don’t find them remotely spicy.  Spicy food lovers would agree with me.

I accidentally found this, Blair’s After Death Sauce, at Cost Plus World Market.  This is really hot.  I am not able to taste this straight.  I have to tone it down by mixing it with some other hot sauce (Tapatio).

Blair’s After Death comes with a skull key chain.

I love this stuff.

 Blair's After Death Hot Sauce

Better Than Costco (?) – SimpleHuman Trash Can

Don’t get  me wrong, I love Costco.

I honestly believe Costco is the best store in history, period.

But, I am here to be realistic.

Costco cannot beat all retail stores and their super sales.  Sometimes some other stores will have better deals than Costco.  So, it’s up to us consumers to keep our eyes open and maximize buying power.

Here is one example

Costco sells 35L trash can by Simplehuman.  It also comes with a bonus "mini" trash can.  Costco’s price is $79.99

Below is the trash can I bought a few months ago from Bed Bath and Beyond. 

I bought a 30L trash can by Simplehuman, it came with a bonus "mini" trash can.  Retail price was $39.99.  With 20% coupon, my final price was $31.99. (Remember. Bed Bath & Beyond takes expired coupons, so keep collecting those coupons.)

Costco Shopping – June 6, 2010

* 18th Costco Shopping this year, 1st time this month.

Nothing special today…

That’s a lot of strawberries for one person… I better finish them.

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