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Important Reminder - Your AmEx card will stop working tomorrow

Jun
19

This is important.  I wanted to double check with some of you.

Starting tomorrow, your AmEx/Costoco card will stop working PERIOD. Don't get confused and think you can still use your AmEx/Costco card at other places outside of Costco. 

Your card will stop working completely.  According to AmEx website, you cannot even access your web account starting tomorrow (June 20, 2016).

Good luck.

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Garage Sale - June 11, 2016

Jun
15

This is one of the top reasons why people enjoy garage sales.

It was past 10AM.  I was coming home from garage sales.  By 10AM, every garage sale had 100+ visitors checking out their stuff.  So, you can't expect to find anything significant.

When I was almost home, I saw my neighbor having a garage sale yet again.  I didn't buy anything from them last 2 times.  But, I stopped by anyway, because you never know...  That's the whole game, you never know.

Then I found this solid 925 (Sterling) silver earings with Turquoise (?).  I believe they are vintage.  I still need to clean them.  They were 50 Cents!  My educated guess is that I can sell them for $15-$20 (plus shipping) on eBay.  But, I'm not going to sell them on eBay.  It's too much hassle.  And I don't want to pay fees to eBay & PayPal.

I would rather sell them to my website visitor for $6.  Let me know if you want to buy them. :)   (* plus $3 shipping).

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Too Much Free Time - Columbo

Jun
15

On Sunday, I watched a few episodes of Columbo (70's TV show).

One of the episodes showed a building in LA. So, I got online and looked for that building.  I am pretty sure I found the building.

Then I took a nap.  ZZzz....   Crazy good timez.  :)

From Columbo (70's)

What I found online. 40 years later.

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Costco Coupons June 9 - July 3, 2016

Jun
12

Click below to view coupons. Thanks to Adamcos

http://www.adamcos.com/Costco/20160609.php

 

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Keep using AmEx until 19th - Start Using Citi at 20th

Jun
09

Keep using your American Express Costco card through June 19th (Sunday)
Start using your new Citi card on Monday, June 20th. 

Your Costco rewards will be carried over to your Citi card automatically (according to Costco).

If you received your new Citi card, activate/check-in your card.  You can do so by calling or getting online.  It took me about 5 minutes (or less) to check in online.

I don't know about you, but I have absolutely no reason to use American Express card anymore.  I've alway thought American Express was hoity toity.  Costco was the only reason I opened the account.

Enjoy~!!

PS. Oh, Christmas is coming to costco in 7 weeks.  :) 

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Golden Island Jerky

May
31

Company website: www.GoldenIslandJerky.com

*Your jerky preference may be different than mine.

Have you tried jerkies by Golden Island? I see them occasionally at Costco.  I usually see one flavor at a time. They sell jerkies with exotic & unique flavors such as Kung Pao Beef & Korean Barbecue Pork.  They are tender and rich in flavor.

Their jerkies are handcrafted in small batches - according to their website. 

I wondered about how they tasted.  Then I received these samples.  I can't describe taste with words - but they are all good.  My favorite is Kung Pao beef.  If I see them at Costco I will buy some.  I thought may be close up pictures can show the textures.  They may give you some idea.

Most jerkies in the market have a similar taste.  They have a common theme going on.  But, Golden Island sells jerkies with unique taste that if I have a craving for Kung Pao beef,  there will be no substitute for it. Maybe this kind of jerky is common in China Town.... (?) I don't know.

If you are a jerky lover who likes Asian & ethnic taste, these may be a special treat for you.  You can see them occasionally at Costco.

Look below for pictures and my quick reviews on each product.

Grilled Barbecue - Although I enjoyed it, this tasted more "Common" to me.

Korean Barbeque (Pork) - Very nice and exotic (different)

Sriracha (pork) - Very nice and exotic (different)

Kung Pao (Beef) - Perhaps my favorite of them all.  It's exotic, spicy (not very spicy), and has rich ethnic taste.  Look at all that peppers.  It doesn't taste like anything I've tasted before. I liked it a lot.  I want some more.

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Pen 15 - Exclusive Club

May
25

My favorite coworker at work is exactly 20 years younger than I am.  I call her my "Little buddy".  I think I am her favorite coworker as well.  Sometimes she declines lunch dates with young guys so she can have a fun and relaxing lunch with "Uncle John", that's what she calls me.

One day we were talking about how old I was - like we often do for fun.  Then she told me about this exclusive club named Pen 15.  "Either you're in or out.  But, I think you are too old to even know about it" she stated.

"10-15?" I asked.   "Nono.. Pen15" she said...  "Ah~ let me show you.  give me your hand."  So I gave her my hand.

This is what she wrote on my hand (below)

"You suck!" I yelled at her.   "Hahaha!  I owned you!"  she laughed.

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Garage Sale - May 14, 2016

May
15

I spent $3 today on this compass. 

FYI: I decorate my guest bathroom with nautical theme.  I live somewhat close to the ocean, but  never go to the ocean. Anyway I enjoy nautical theme in the bathroom.

The owner asked for $5 for this.  I haggled it down to $3.

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RECALL (Important) - Costco Frozen Vegetable and Fruit Products

May
06

I trust most of you already received a phone call from Costco.

Some of Costco's frozen vegetable fruit products are on recall.  Please read if this concerns you.

Below is from CRF Frozen Foods, LLC's press release

"We are performing this volun tary recall in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The organism can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems."

Please click here for a list of Costco items on recall and a complete press release.

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I received a phone call from Costco.  They played a machine recording to my machine.  I was instructed to stop eating them and to take them back to Costco for a full refund.  This is a hassle. 

  • If they know enough to call my house about it, why don't they just give me the refund without having me taking food back to them?
  • Can I just dump all the food and bring the package wrappers for a refund? 
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Costco Coupons May 5 - May 29, 2016

May
04

Click below to view coupons. Thanks to Adamcos

http://www.adamcos.com/Costco/20160505.php

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