3rd Costco Shopping in 2023 – $170.2 today / $438.86 this year
I wore a fancy cardigan I bought from Mr Porter. I like my new cardigan a lot. After all, it is from Mr Porter. I realized this cardigan looked feminine when I bought it. But it was that European look I couldn’t resist. Anyway, today I was called ma’am twice at Costco. I get called ma’am a few times a year. Twice a day was a record.
I didn’t buy anything special today. Boring, boring… I needed some coupon items. Instant savings saved $19.10.
The hotdog is always good. I never get sick of Costco hotdogs. They are just amazing good times.
2nd Costco Shopping in 2023 – $64.34 / $268.66 this year
This is your last chance to order flowers for Valentine’s Day delivery. Costco has a good track record on flower delivery as far as my experience is concerned. The flowers look good, and they last a long time.
I never request them to be delivered on Valentine’s Day, February 14. It’s the busiest day for flower delivery, and I don’t like to risk it. So, I always schedule it to deliver a few days earlier. Actually, there was one incident when delivery was delayed by one day. But, it worked out fine because I asked for delivery a few days earlier. My friend never complains that she receives flowers early. I mean, I refuse to be a friend to anyone who complains that I sent flowers too early. That would be against my philosophy (Avoid drama. Boring is the best).
1st Costco Shopping in 2023 – $151.93 today / $151.93 this year
Costco Cart Cam (3:30 long YouTube)
I went to Costco mainly to buy eggs. But, I didn’t know we were suffering an egg shortage. So, no eggs…
And, yes, I have noticed that prices have increased on many items recently. But, I guess we should not expect prices to stay still forever. People will always talk about the good old days. But, in the good old days, people died young. I’ll take expensive eggs any day over death. – This is how I tried to convince myself that everything is OK, but, it is not OK! It sucks!!!
3 bags of chips better last through the Spring. The big bag of Doritos is an incredible value, especially with the instant savings. Anyway, I shall stock up on snacks and eat them slowly. Just like anything in life, I shall practice discipline and enjoy it in moderation. I hope the shaving gels don’t smell too strong. You know what I feel about smelly personal hygiene products.
The hot dog was enjoyable. Mocha Freeze on my drive back home was a delight. I came home and ate some warm chicken. The chicken was amazing. I had a good day today. After all these years(15), Costco shopping is still fun, and it still relaxes my soul.
Happy new year to me and to everyone.
Charmin bath tissues $20.69 (After $5.80 saving)
Bottled water $6.19 (After $2 California Redemption)
Snap’d – $4.99 (after $2.50 saving) x2
Doritos – $4.99 (after $1.70 discount)
Costco rotisserie chicken – $4.99
Kirkland Signature Sharp Cheddar Cheese – $6.39
Season sardines in olive oil – $7.69 (after $3.30 discount)
Costco Next (CostcoNext.com) is an official Costco members-only shopping concept where you get to shop directly from Costco’s partnered vendors.
I assume this is an early phase of the project. There are currently about 50 vendors, and the page layout seems temporary to me. Let’s see if this idea will stick.
They DO have good prices (I think). But, below is my opinion as a savvy shopper. So, don’t read below, really.
I checked out a few stores, and they did not impress me (as a savvy shopper).
I visited Dearforms store. I saw below prices on men’s fuzzy slippers. Their prices ranged from $40 to $60. Maybe they are OK prices, but they don’t strike me as “Costco deals”. Because I can go to Amazon and find the same pair at the same price, some cheaper, and get free shipping as well. (FYI: Amazon has their own fuzzy slippers for $22).
As a savvy shopper, I would like to see a decent pair of fuzzy slippers for $10-$15. Maybe I’ll take a pair for $20 with free shipping. Or they should ship to my local Costco warehouse for free.
Now, below is a pair of Deerforms slippers I bought at Costco in 2018. I paid $9.99. I assume what they sold at Costco were cheaper versions of their in-store slippers. But, $9.99 was a Costco deal. I still own that pair. Dearforms offer free shipping on orders over $45 – so, sucks for you if you buy that $44.99 pair in the middle.
Next, I visited the Invicta store – they only had 4 watches listed. 3 of them were the “Venom” series. Below are two examples. These are huge 51mm watches. We know Invicta for their big fashion watches, door-knobs, as they call them – and you are seeing the door knobs below. Their prices are lower than the street price of $245.
I doubt they will list Pro Diver watches here (their popular model).
To give you a better idea, check out the YouTube video below. This may not be the EXACT watch, but it’s the same model. These watches are for big men or possibly for rappers(?).
I was hoping to see some dress watches at Costco Next.
Oh God, what a waste of time this is. Hahaha.. but this is fun. Costco shopping is fun, and learning video is fun. This is my first try, and I am learning as I go. I try to spend as little time as possible. So my video will be sloppy and choppy. I can make better videos if I get paid. But, I am a grown man with a grown man’s job. I refuse to spend too much time on YouTube.
I spent $240.65. Instant savings saved $27.90
About the 5 cans of European Cookies – I buy these cookies and enjoy them every weekend until the next Christmas season. This is my ritual, and I’ve been doing this for over 10 years now.