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Costco Shopping - January 5, 2017

Jan
05

Happy new year

It was my first Costco shopping of 2017.  I didn't buy anything special.  Coupons saved $29.40.  Protein bars are for work.  Apples and green blends are for juicing.  I freeze naan bread which they will last about six months.  I am not quite sure if Focus Factor works.  But, at the same time, I am afraid to get off it.

Toilet papers at the bottom of the cart.

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Keeping Costco Spinach Fresh - Rubbermaid Containers

Dec
24

Mery Christmas!

I still live alone.  And I still buy food in bulk at Costco. 

I can make a big bag of Costco spinach to last solid 7 days.  I keep them crispy fresh until I finish the whole bag.  Recently I improved my vegetable storage system with a new set of 3 Rubbermaid containers at Costco.  I am not sure if they are still available at Costco. They were $15 or less for 3 containers (6 pieces).  That's a pretty good price.  They will pay for themselves in a few month.

For a large bag of Costco spinach, I need all three containers.  I put 2 sheets of paper towels at the bottom of each containers.  This system keeps my Costco spinach (& other vegetables) last a lot longer.

This saves my time and money - and elevate my life style.

Merry Christmas, everyone.  Now I get back to massive eating.

Costco Rubbermaid Premier Containers

Costco Rubbermaid Vegetable Containers

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Costco Shopping - December 22, 2016

Dec
24

I have a ham for Christmas dinner. 

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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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Takeya Thermoflask Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle 40 oz (Twin Pack)

Apr
09

You pay less at Costco for 2 bottles, compared to a sinlge bottle from Amazon.

If you are lucky enough to find these Takeya Thermoflasks at your local Costco, just so you know, these are really good price.  This twin pack was $34.99.  Usually a single canister goes for $35.  These high quality canisters keep cold drinks cold for 24 hours, and hot drinks hot for 12.  I haven't used it yet, but I believe this is a good buy that will not be repeated.

I bought the twin pack and gave one to my boss that made him very happy.  I know, I have no shame.  So, I bought a thermo canister I've always wanted AND kissed my boss' ass at the same price.

This is why I shop at Costco frequently.  I never know what I'm going to find. 

Amazon is selling the identical bottle for $32.18 (plus shipping). 
So, you pay less at Costco for 2 bottles, compared to a sinlge bottle from Amazon.

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Keep Using Your American Express TrueEarnings Card

Apr
05

If you are an American Express TrueEarnings member, replacement card (Citi Visa) will be delivered to you by June 20, 2016.  We can start using the card on June 20, 2016.

There is nothing we need to do.  All process will be taken care for us.

Most of all, keep using your current American Express TrueEarnings card.  The reward Dollars will be transferred your new card automatically.

I stopped using my American Express card because I thought I would lose my rewards.  I shall use my AmEx card for a couple more months.

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Costco Shopping for Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov
22

Oh boy, I am excited about the turkey I'm going to bake in a few days.  I decided to take a short-cut on side dishes - I bought them all pre-made.  I am not done shopping yet.  I still need some snacks, a pie, and drinks.

The turkey is 20 lb.

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Costco Dylan George T-Shirts - Bought 40 of them.

Nov
15

I know this will sound crazy to some people.  But, this will make perfect sense to some others.  I bought 40 shirts at Costco (Dylan George).  3 different colors, but same design.

About 3 years ago I bought 29 Calvin Klein T-Shirts.  For 2 years those Calvin Klein v-necks were "my look" that I truly enjoyed.  Costco brought back the same shirts earlier this year.  They were the same design as before, but they used entirely different (stupid) material that they couldn't pay me enough for me to wear them.

After two years I wore out all my CK shirts, so I had to throw them out,  I spent over a  year looking for my new shirts with no luck.  Then I finally found these Dylan George T-Shirts at Costco.  It's the brand name I have never heard of.  They were only $9.99 each, and they fit me well.  They are slim fit.  The sleeves are shorter than conventional t-shirts - I like that.  It has a small pocket that separates these shirts from most t-shirts that are basically undershirts. I really like these shirts.  I found my new look. So, I bought 40 of them.

$400 is a lot of money, but, to me, this was a smart investment.  I wish had I bought 70 Calvin Klein shirts 3 years ago, instead of measly 29.  What was I thinking??  x_0

Anyway, I've been hearing random compliments about my shirt.  Some dude even asked me if I work out.  It's good to know they like my shirts, because they will see them for a few years.  Haha.

Stack of 28 shirts

40 shirts in the closet.  After washing them, I hang my shirts on the right side. I wear whatever that's hanging on the left side.  So the shirts will slowly rotate from right to left.  It will take 40+ days to complete a rotation.  It will rotate 9 times in one year.

* The picture shows 1/3 (33%) of the closet.  I also have a coat closet,

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Woolite Darks

Jul
19

*June 2015

Woolite Darks is the perfect example why you should shop at Costco regularly and keep your eyes open.

Costco doesn't stock Woolite Darks all the time.  After they are gone they may not come back for several months.  So, get them while you can.

I never knew such thing as Woolite Darks existed.  They are laundry detergent for dark clothes.  This makes perfect sense. I felt stupid that I didn't discover Woolite Darks sooner.

Check out the features. (from official website)

  • Dark colors stay vivid and bold for longer
  • Keep your clothes looking like new longer
  • Clothes like new even after 20 washes
  • Does not cause fading, shrinking or stretching
  • Ultimate protection for clothes with refreshing Midnight Breeze scent

After several months of waiting, I finally saw Woolite Darks at Costco.  I was getting sick of waiting for them, so, I bought 5 jugs.  Each jug was $12 after $3 instant coupon.  That's a pretty good price.  Both Target & Wal*mart sell 100 Ounce bottles for $14 each.  Costco's jugs are 133 Ounces each.

I still have a few full jugs of regular laundry detergent for regular colors. 

From this point, I shall separate my laundry in 4 different categories; darks, colored regular, whites, and towels.

I'm ready to make some bubbles.

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Visiting Atlanta, Georgia Costco - March 2015

Mar
30

I went to Costco in Atlanta Georgia!  And I stayed somewhere in Georgia for the weekend.  How cool is that?

More coming..

I miss Cracker Barrel, Waffle House, Mrs Winner's, Piggly Wiggly... and Southern hospitality.

I wish to retire in Georgia.

More coming.  ZZzz....

Landing in Atlanta, Georgia

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