Costco Coupons – March 8 – April 1, 2012

Some sick sale is about to happen next month.  I see good stuff.

Actually, things I would like to buy don’t require coupons, they are instant savings items.  I’m going to stock up on good treats.  Oh! I can’t wait.

  • $2.50 – Jarlsberg Norwegian Swiss Cheese Wedge – Limit 2
  • $3.00 – Kirkland Signature 31-40 Raw Tail-on Shrimp – Limit 5
  • $3.50 – Oberto or Pacific Gold Beef Jerky – Limit 3
  • $4.00 – Coenzyme Q10 100mg 150ct – No limit (thanks to


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Costco Shopping – February 3, 2012

(Late entry, to be refiled)

I went to Costco on February 3, 2012. 

Kirkland Signature Black T-Shirts – (4 pack) $15.99
Kirkland Signature’s black t-shirts are back.  I bought these T-Shirts on my Costco shopping July 24, 2010.  They were $12.99 for 4 pack back then.  Now they are $15.99.  I’ve been wearing these T-Shirts every day at work for last year and half.  I wanted to buy some more before, but they were just not available  I was happy to finally see those black t-shirts.

I should have bought the butter at a supermarket.  That’s a lot of butter.  They will last 2-3 years.

Lobster Tail (mistake)
The last lobster tail I bought was about 1/2 pound ($10.79).  I wanted to treat myself with another $10 lobster tail.  But, when the guy handed me the bag with a sticker, I was shocked to find out that the tail was almost one whole pound ($18.19).  I wanted to take it back, but I was a little embarrassed.  Lobster was amazing, I had a really good dinner.   But, it was super expensive, yikes…

I bought a pack of computer papers, Doritos, Coffee, soaps, eggs…

It was a good shopping experience.  Good time.

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Feel Good Story – NBA Player Jeremy Lin

* I wrote this so non-sports watchers will enjoy the story (hopefully).

People talk about Jeremy Lin all over the world.  This is a feel good story.

Jeremy Lin is a natural born American with Asian parents. He played basketball at Harvard without scholarship.  Then he joined NBA for a few years basically as a bench player.   On a normal game, you would not see him playing at all.  Over the years, number of NBA teams traded him because they didn’t need him.  He ended up in New York Knicks, still totally unknown.

As of this very moment.  He doesn’t own a house.  He sleeps in his brother’s couch.

A few weeks ago New York Knicks was talking about getting rid of him.   Then The Knicks’ super star player got injured.  And their secondary player had a death in his family.  Knicks, out of desperation, called on Jeremy Lin to start the game.

FYI: Knicks is a struggling team.  They lose more than they win.

Back to game: Jeremy Lin played a good game and Knicks won the game.  Knicks fans were like "Wow, who is that guy?".  Then he won the next game, and the next game.  All this happened in a few days.  By this time Jeremy Lin couldn’t walk down the street because of the fans.

Some people said this was just a fluke that he needed to be tested more.

Then he played against LA Lakers, man to man with Kobe Bryant.  There, Jeremy Lin played the best game by any Knicks player of this season (38 points).  He played better than Kobe and Knicks beat LA.

I am a fan.

Below is last night’s game’s highlight against LA Lakers.  Remember, he was totally unknown just a week prior to this game.   By this time, he played 3 games.

Before this game Kobe said, "I know nothing about him."  Now he knows.

Update: After this game, The Knicks flew to Minnesota for another game in 24 hours.  And they won 5th straight game (all 5 games without 2 top players, all under Jeremy Lin’s leadership) This is an incredible story.

Another update: Knicks won again (6th straight game).  Jeremy Lin made a game winning shot at the last seconds.  It was an away game at Toronto.  When Jeremy Lin made the game winning shot, the whole place erupted.  Toronto fans were cheering for The Knicks.  Check out below video.  This is like a movie. 

Final update: New York Knicks’ winning streak came to an end after winning 7 straight games.  Jeremy Lin legend still lives on, however.  Currently, Jeremy Lin is the top selling jersey in NBA.  There are number of endorsement deals going on with Jeremy Lin.  And Nike is coming up with Jeremy Lin shoes.

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Tyson’s Wings of Fire is Back. No More Foster Farms

Costco brought back Tyson’s Wings of Fire.

On my December 23, 2009 Costco shopping, I bought a bag of Foster Farms’ Hot’n Spicy Wings.  They didn’t have Tyson’s Wings of Fire.  From that time, for 2 years, there was no Wings of Fire.  We had Hot’n Spicy Wings.  But, I like Wings of Fire better.  As Dos Equis man woud say.  "I don’t always eat hot wings, but when I do, I prefer Wings of Fire."

I was disappointed that Costco took away Wings of Fire.  Then around December 2011, I saw Wings of Fire back at Costco.  As of February 2012, Costco is still promoting Wings of Fire by sampling them.  People stop by to eat those wings.   As much as I love Wings of Fire, I wouldn’t eat there standing up with my hands.  It’s not my style.  But, I tell ya, I wanted to talk to people who just ate those wings up close, so I can smell their greasy upper lips.

Costco replaced Wings of Fire with Hot’n Spicy Wings for exactly 2 years.  There has to be some kind of inside story (2 years contract, etc…).  Anyway, this is a pleasant news to me.

* Yes, I took a picture of an empty bag of Wings of Fire 2 years ago.  I know it’s crazy.  But, you should know me by now.


Below: Older Package of Tyson’s Wings of Fire – Sold by Costco
Photographed December 2009
Costco stopped selling Wings of Fire from this point

Costco Wins of Fire Old Design

Below: Foster Farms’ Hot’n Spicy Wings – Sold by Costco
Photographed December 2009
Costco carried Hot’n Spicy Wings for 2 years, until December 2011

Costco Hot's Spicy Wings - Foster Farms

Below: Tyson’s Wings of Fire – Sold by Costco
Photographed January 2012
Package now have new design

Costco Hot Wings - New Design