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Fancy Treats Made Possible By Costco

As you know, times are tough, especially for me.  But, thanks to Costco, I manage to treat myself with some fancy stuff now and then. 

Without Costco, I will not enjoy stuff like this.  Maybe I will find similar products.  But, I'll have to look everywhere and shop around.  that's a lot of time and effort.  Costco put stuff together at low price.  Costco makes it possible for me to use my small paychecks and enjoy good (fancy) stuff.  Costco elevates my life-style.  Hence, I love Costco. 

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Last month, I bought a can of Starbucks' Hot Cocoa (2.5lb).  They had a $2.50 (?) coupon at that time.  This is a good stuff.  I tell ya, Starbucks is a brand name I hate to love.  I try to avoid Starbucks products, because people who like starbucks seem rich and phony.  But, I have their coffee, coffee mug, and now hot cocoa.  Hot cocoa is slowly becoming my weekly routine.  It gives me a cozy feeling, especially during the holiday season.

Check out the picture below, you can see my basil plants.  :)

Starbucks Hot Cocoa - Costco

On my last Costco shopping, I finally bought a lobster tail.  I only bought one tail, but this tail was over half a pound ($10.79). 

I boiled it for 10 minutes; and ate it with lemon, butter & salt. 

Oh my God! It was so good. I can't believe rich people eat like this whenever they want.  I should eat 1 lobster tail every other month or so.

Costco Lobster

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Costco will be closed on Thanksgiving Day

FYI: Costco Wholesale will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 24th, 2011.

Warehouse Hours & Holiday Closures

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Costco Diamond Ring

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Costco Shopping - August 3, 2011 / Christmas~!!

I had a busy day.

I woke up so late I went to work without taking a shower.

On my lunch time, I came home to take a shower and did three loads of laundry.  Yes, it was a long lunch.

I went to Costco after work.  I didn't buy anything fancy.  I am so poor.  I am trying to be careful with money.  But, look!  Christmas time is here.  I saw a lot of toys and Christmas ribbons at Costco.  "Here we go..." one lady said.

I ate a hotdog and filled the gas tank.

After Costco shopping, I drove to Bed Bath and Beyond for some bargain hunting.   I bought a Yankee Candle (Christmas scent).

I came home past 9pm.

2 minutes after I got home, I got a phone call from The Marijuana Girl. She was putting her hamster cage together.  She wanted some help.  I was at her apartment for 1 hour. 

I came home and ate dinner.  Now it's 1:30AM Friday.

I will be happy if I get good 5 hours sleep. ZZzzz...

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Coffee Grinder Broken - 1 1/2 Years Old

I bought this Cuisinart coffee grinder on December 17, 2009 (at Costco) - Two Christmases ago.

This machine is broken.  It's making different sound now.  And I smell something burning. Coffee is not coming out.

I used this machine almost every day for 16+ months. It has 18 months manufacturer warranty by Cuisinart.  I didn't save the box.  But I have a scanned image of Costco receipt that I can print out.

Mm.. this is a hassle.  I'll have to make an unplanned trip to Costco soon. 

Little things like this distract me such way that I cannot sleep well at night.  I am like that.   The fact that it has 18 months warranty AND I bought it 17 months ago makes me feel like I'm defusing an explosive device.  Does anyone empathize what I'm talking about?

I should juggle my plan and visit Costco ASAP. 

Update:

I went to Costco today on my lunch break.   They refunded without asking any question.  After receiving a refund, I looked for new coffee grinder to buy.  But they didn't have any.  So now I only have 2 coffee grinders at home.

 

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American Express Rebate Check 2011

I received a $215.34 rebate check from American Express (Costco).

I am going to put entire amount to savings account like I promised to myself.

Compare to my last year's check ($170.63) I received $44.61 more this year.

But, I am not too happy about this.  I have a problem with this big check.

Every year, I promise myself that I would spend less money.  Every year, I make less money.  But, my rebate check shows that I spent more money last year.

I am a grown man who doesn't own a house.  I really need to get my priority straight and spend less.  I must try harder.

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2% Executive Membership Rebate Check

I received 2% executive membership rebate check on January.  I am not sure if Janurary is the official month for rebate checks.  Some people haven't received the checks yet.  There has to be a reason why some people haven't received the checks yet.  Maybe Costco will send more checks later.  I am not sure.

Then American Express sends out their rebate check on February.

I upgraded my Costco membership to executive on August 13, 2010.  Last year, I was an executive Costco member for 4 1/2 month.

So extra $50.00 on executive membership pays itself in 5-6 months. I should have upgraded a long time ago.

This check is redeemable only at Costco.

But, this year, I promised myself that I will put all my rebate checks to savings account.  So, I transferred $40.32 from checking to savings.

*This month, I put $330.00 to savings account.

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Costco Coupon, Cookbook, Costco Connection

I got a copy of Costco cookbook. They were passing them out as we left the warehouse 2 days after Thanksgiving, Saturday 27, 2010.

These 236 glossy pages have a lot of pictures and recipes.

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December 2010 issue of Costco Connection can be downloaded here

www.costcoconnection.com/connection/201012

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Coupon Book is here

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Costco's 27th Birthday Today

Costco turned 27 years old today.

Costco opened its first warehouse in Seattle, Washington, on September 15, 1983.

Happy Birthday Costco.

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Got Costco Executive Membership

I would like to announce that I am now an executive member at Costco.

Thank you, thank you... Cool

The lady looked up my account and said "This membership will pay for itself, because you spend so much money here"...

I didn't get the black membership card.  Because I use American Express card as a membership, there was no need to take picture & etc...

Whole process took only several minutes.

 

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