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October 2014 Purchases. A few more items.

Nov
09

Here are a few items that didn't make it to my blog last month (October 2014 purchases)

I recently lost 1 inch on my waist, from 31 inches to 30.  So, I bought 2 Costco belts (1 black, 1 brown) to celebrate my new look.  They were about $18 each.  They are good quality belts, much better than stupid Calvin Klein bents I bought 5 years ago.

Security night was something I needed.  I still need to install them.  I can do this no problem.  They have mixed reviews.  I hope mine will work fine.  It was super cheap after $10 instant rebate. ($39 ?).

I loved the turkey jerky.  Yum...

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Flu Shot

Nov
07

I went to Costco on my lunch hour and got a flu shot.  This is my second year getting flu shot from Costco.

The process was little confusing just like the last year. But people at Costco took care of me as usual. I had to fill out the paper work at one window, get on the other line to pay, and wait for the doctor to call my name.

There was 20 minutes waiting time for the doctor to show, so I had a hotdog while waiting.  Yum~!

Then, when I got a shot? I didn't feel anything.  I mean literally - I didn't feel anything.  I kept looking at my arm at work.  I wasn't sure if I really had a shot or not.

The next day I felt something in my arm.   That confirmed I had a shot. 

If you are old like me, make sure to get your flu shot.

Flu shot is $14.99 at Costco.  But, my insurance paid a couple of bucks.  So, I paid $12.23.  My insurance paid for my hotdog. Haha..

Take care everyone.  Stay healthy.

* They offered free flu shot at my work last month, but I had a cold at that time, so they turned me down.

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(boring story) Waiting for Calvin Klein Jeans at Costco

Oct
15

* Warning, extremely boring story... BUT, a lot of my visitors love my boring stories.  So, here we go.

I am waiting for black Calvin Klein jeans at Costco.  I've been waiting for them for a few years now. I want size 30x30.

My waist size goes up and down, so I keep 30, 31, & 32 inch waist jeans.

I've been enjoying my 30" waist for last 3 months.   I think I look the best in 30" waist.  I look like a rock star.  I had 31 inch waist for last 10-15 years.  Did you know most professional body builders have 29" - 31" waist when they compete?

Sometimes I completely lose it and expand to 32".  It takes a few months to get back to 31" - it's not easy to lose 1 inch.

I have about 20 pairs of 32" waist dress pants.  I bought a whole bunch for my old job.  Now I don't work there any more.  Black jeans are fine at my new job.  It is so much efficient to wear jeans at work.  I can wear same pair of jeans for 3 days straight.  And I don't have to iron my pants.

So, below is my jeans breakdown / shopping list.

  • 30 Inches
    • Currently own - 1 black, 2 blue
    • Need to buy - 4 black, 0 blue
  • 31 Inches
    • Currently own - 3 black, 2 blue
    • Need to buy - 2 black (and trash old blacks).
  • 32 Inches
    • Currently own - 1 black, 1 blue
    • Need to buy - 0

 *Since Costco doesn't sell 31" waist jeans, I'll have to get them elsewhere.

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Happy Sunday - I Love Costco.

Oct
05

Sunday morning is always calm and glorious.  I enjoy my Sunday morning.

I am having Sunday coffee in my Sunday coffee mug.  Coffee is from Costco, of course. Chocolate cookies and Brie cheese are also from Costco. Smile

I truly enjoy my coffee and snacks from Costco.  They elevate my life-style.  I don't appreciate it often enough that I enjoy such nice products in my everyday life.  I wouldn't know what to do if there was no Costco.  Where else can buy these kind of quality products at low Costco price?  I mean, seriously, I would like to know.

When I used to live in the apartment, I would make my Sunday coffee and walk outside.  And I would say good morning to some of my neighbors.  I miss that story-book moments.  I miss that human interactions.

Of course, being in my own house is amazing.

Happy Sunday everyone. Take care... keep in touch.

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Havzee.com - Please check it out. He Needs Backers

Aug
04

Please check this out - this project is started by my regular visitor.

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..I wanted to let you know about a website I am working on. It is called www.havzee.com and basically the idea is for single people (like me) to be able to connect with other people to split big purchases at costco (ie 36 rolls of toilet paper, 18 rolls of papertowels, etc).

If you have any desire to check it out, I am doing a kickstarter campaign. I am looking to hire someone to work on some of the more technical parts of the build for the website.

http://www.havzee.com

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European cookies are back - $3 cheaper

Feb
08

European cookies are back at Costco

These are the cookies that I call "Christmas Cookies", because Costco usually sell them during Christmas season. 

Anyway, get this... they are $9.49 a can, $3.00 cheaper than 2 months ago.

I have 3 fresh cans of these cookies.  I am tempted to take them back for $9.00 refund.

February 6, 2014 (#181679)

 

November 11, 2013 (#181679)

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Costco Executive Membership (2%) Rebate Check

Jan
21

This is my Costco executive card 2% rebate check this year. 
$104.99 means I spent $5,249.50 at Costco last year.

Basic membership is $55.00/year
Executive membership is $110/year.

So, I need to receive $55.00 rebate check to cover my executive membership fee.  With this rebate check, I am getting paid $49.99 to be an executive member.

But, this is not the only check I will receive this year.  There is Costco/AmEx back check coming up.  I have about $270.00 there.

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Costco employee who didn't care

Sep
04

I picked up a box of yogurt today at Costco.  I got to the check out line and put the yogurts on the belt.  A female Costco employee picked up my box of yogurt and found the bar code on the bottom of the box.

Then she turned my yogurt box upside down and put it on my shopping cart so her partner would scan it.  I couldn't believe what I was seeing.   I was pretty pissed.

"Yogurt should not be upside down.  Thank you.  Sorry.."  I said.

She turned my yogurts right side up as we exchanged fake smiles.

I thought it was pretty messed up.  She's not stupid.  She knew what she was doing.  Basically she didn't care.  This was the first time in many years walking out from Costco feeling mis-treated.  It was a little thing she did that ruined my perfect image about Costco.

I still have a sour taste about today's experience. 

I don't think she will work at Costco for too long, not with that kind of rotten attitude.

You don't flip a man's yogurt cup.  You just don't.   If you do, we will whine about it.

Smile

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Chobani Pulls Yogurt Cups, Says No Recall

Sep
03

FYI: Costco sells Chobani yougurts

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Greek-style yogurt maker Chobani has reportedly asked various grocery retailers in the U.S. to pull its yogurt cups from shelves over “isolated quality concerns” stemming from customer reports of foul-smelling, sour yogurt, which some customers have alleged sickened them.

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Harvest Wreath Recall (letter)

Aug
23

Harvest Wreath is being recalled.

I bought it last month (July 30, 2013 Costco Shopping), and I haven't opened the package yet.  I would like to keep it, but I don't know anything about mold and how serious it is.  So I shall bring it back.

Harvest Wreath Recall Letter

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