Costco Coupons - August 08 - September 01, 2013


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*Notice below image.  It says "New! No more clipping coupons!"  With this, we are officially not required to clip coupons.  A lot of people haven't clipped coupons already.  Gray area is finally cleared with this announcement.

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Costco Shopping - August 2, 2013


I bought a few coupon items (razors and yogurt).  Dorco razor didn't work out.  To me, Gillette Fusion is the best.  Thank you, Wrngway, for ruining my life, hahaha~!!

I really like this queen size fuzzy (micro fiber) blanket by Calvin Klein.  I have 4 fuzzy (micro fiber) blankets, but they don't cover my entire body.  So, during the cold season, I use 2 blankets when I watch TV in the living room. It's about time they have bigger size blanket, cheap ($15.49).  I may buy one more as a backup (and for guest).

It was a quick shopping.  I also bought gas and ate a slide of pizza.

Good times...

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Costco Shopping - July 30, 2013


I went to Costco after work (Tuesday) to pick up a chicken for dinner.

It was supposed to be a quick stop. 

Then I saw some seasonal items - check these out.

Halloween LED candles were $14.99.  Take a look at the candles AND look below screenshot from Amazon.  You can tell Costco's Halloween LED Candles are better quality.  They look more pleasing to me.  And, of course, Costco is much cheaper.

* My friend texted while I was shopping.  Then she asked me to pick up a shrimp salad for her.  Shrimp salad wasn't for me.

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2 pictures from today (July 29, 2013)

A long time visitor (almost 4 years) Wrngway introduced me to this super cheap razor by Dorco.  You can only order from their website. And they are supposed to be super good quality. I will use it tomorrow morning.

*update: Dorco razors are good, pretty good.  But I like Gillette better. :(

And my lunch today.

Dorco Razor

Costco Hotdog

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Costco Shopping - July 19, 2013


It's a back to back Costco shopping.

Pictures for now..

There were instant $4 rebate on Toilet brushes.  I bought mine 3 weeks ago, but I never opened it.  So, I returned them and bought them again $4 cheaper.

I love those containers.  It's a lot better than the smaller ones I have. 

After Costco shopping, I went to Wal*mart to return the fan and got a smaller one. 

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Costco Shopping - July 18, 2013


I thought I would take care of shopping today (Thursday) so I would have Friday night free.

I bought 2 tickets to Lincoln The Exhibition at Reagan Library in Simi Vally, California.

I didn't have orange juice for several months and I had a HUGE craving for some fresh stuff.

I bought some coupon items and stable items as well. It was a nice shopping experience.

costco shopping cart


I went to Wal*mart after Costco shopping.  There was a gentleman at the parking lot who couldn't start his car.  His battery was dead.  His wife arrived in the van to help him, with three kids in the back.  But, they didn't have a jumper cable. 

I had a jumper cable.

His car was in the parking space.  There were cars all around him, and we couldn't push the car out from the parking space.  So, we had to wait until the parking space next to him was available.  Then his wife pulled in next to him.

His car started with a quick jump.  We had a nice chit-chat during the whole event.  It made me feel good and positive to have this kind of unexpected connection with random people.

At Wal*mart - I bought a box fan.  This fan was too loud for my work that I have to return it.   This 100' hose hideaway was $24.99.  The same day, I found the exact same product at Home Depot for $5 cheaper. :( I have to return this as well. 

I was (little) surprised that Wal*mart price was $5 more than Home Depot's every day price.  I have to know what I'm buying.  I cannot relax because I am in Wal*mart.  I cannot assume that Wal*mart has the best price.

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Costco Shopping - July 12, 2013


I used $2.00 coupon for Irish Spring (original).  I always use 2 soaps, Irish Springs (dry) and Dove (moisturized).  To me, it is important that I have two different kind of soaps.  For example, I want my face to be squicky clean, but I don't want my arms to get too dry.  With today's shopping, I don't have to worry about soap for next 2-3 years. 

What's in the bag is a lobster tail (small one - $7.20)

I was a little disappointed at the peanuts.  They were not as meaty as they were supposed to.  They were all in the dark side (color) and kind of dry, as if they were over-roasted.  It has a hint of bitterness in taste.  I am not really happy with this batch.  It will be a long time until I buy these peanuts again.

I bought gas, but I didn't eat a hot dog.  I will eat a slice of Take and Bake pizza that I freezed last week.

* I looked carefully.  I didn't see any Christmas item.

Costco Apples

* Wal*mart shopping (bonus blog)

I usually go to number of other stores after shopping at Costco.  I feel the need to share "after Costco" stories to some of the regular visitors. 


There was time I never shopped at Wal*mart.  I am ashamed of myself that I used to look down upon Wal*mart and Wal*mart shoppers.  I was wrong, and I apologize.  It was very recently that I started to find joy in Wal*mart shopping.  Wal*mart is a fun place.  You can save money.  But, you must know what you are buying.  There are some items you should not buy at Wal*mart.  For example, you are highly unlikely to find a HD TV with good picture quality. 

Wal*mart cart

I only use alcohol free mouthwash such as Therabreath. They are $7.50 at Wal*mart.  They usually go for $9 - $14 elsewhere.  Lysine (vitamin) was a good price.  I don't know any other store that sells Tabasco this cheap (under $3 for 5 oz)

I bought only 1 potato - That's a single life for you.  1 potato is all I need for my lobster dinner tomorrow.

What's different at Wal*mart (compared to Costco) is that people at Wal*mart tend to look at my cart (contents).  I saw number of female shoppers staring at my cart... like they were looking for Waldo. They shamelessly looked at my cart as I walked by.  I was not offended.  I found it fascinating if anything.

I bought French bread and Tortilla - which seems typical to most us.  But, I wonder how often we can see that outside of The US.  I will make tacos Sunday.

Have a nice weekend.

If you do a quick study, you will realize that using mouthwash contains alcohol doesn't make sense.


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Civic Duty


I served jury duty today.

I brought my reading material to pass time.

It was a drunk drive case.  I know three close friends who escaped death after getting hit by drunk drivers (2 separate accidents).  I got dismissed.

costco jury

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Costco Shopping July 5, 2013


*Late entry - to be re-filed.

It was a day after 4th of July shopping.  It was a Costco date (we did the car wash).

3 pairs of work gloves (medium):

I always use gloves when I work around the house.  I tried number of different gloves so far, and I was not happy with any one of them.  I tried all the cheap ones.  I also tried generic leather work gloves from local hardware store.  I wore them out pretty quick.  Some rubber coated gloves worked well on garden works, but they made my hand smell really bad that I just couldn't use them.  Yes, I like to smell my fingers Embarassed.

I am counting on these work gloves from Costco.  I did price check.  They are good price.

And I bought another shade sail - I bought 4 shade sails so far.  I plan to completely re-build patio in a few years.  Until then, these shades will do...

work gloves Costco


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Typical Lunch (at work)


This is how my typical lunch looks like at work. They don't smell, so I can eat at my desk (compared to some people eating hot dish).

Chicken, cheese, yogurt are from Costco.

I rarely eat out so I can save money.  I am saving to buy a car next Christmas (2014)

Costco Lunch

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