Costco Shopping – November 3 & 7, 2018

47th Costco shopping in 2018 – $16.72 (today) / $3194.89 (this year)

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48th Costco shopping in 2018 – $6.21 (today) / $3201.1 (this year)

It was fun visiting Costco in different cities. In the Midwestern US, buildings were ready for cold weather.  They were selling Winter products such as snow scrapers.  I saw a nice jacket at Chicago Costco for $70.  They were gentlemen’s long coats that goes with dress-shirt and tie.  I regret I didn’t buy that jacket. Jackets like that are not available online.

Gas was cheap compared to what I normally pay in California.  In California, I pay $4/gallon for cheapest grade gasoline.  In Indiana a gallon of gasoline was $2.56.

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Merrillville, Indiana

Costco Shopping – October 17, 2018

 46th Costco shopping in 2018 – $119.67 (today) / $3178.17 (this year)

Both roses and lint rollers were for a friend who is a pet owner.  Both of them were on sale.  Girls like that kind of stuff, so… bada bing, bada boom.  Who loves you, baby?

I had to buy more frying pans.  I bought The Original Green Pans at Costco 2 years ago – those pans quickly became unusable. I am bitter that Costco sold me The Original Green Pans.  Those pans are not good at all.  I hope these will perform better.

I started to chew sugar free gum, because I started to wear invisalign.  You should never chew gum while wearing invisalign.  I chew gum after food or drink, especially when I’m at work or outside.  This makes it somewhat ok to put my invisaline back on temporarily.  And I try to properly brush on my earliest opportunity.

And, candies for Halloween. 🙂

Costco Shopping – October 10, 2018

 45th Costco shopping in 2018 – $77.39 (today) / $3058.5 (this year)

European Cookies are back.  I call them “Christmas Cookies”, and they are my 10 years old Christmas tradition.  Every Christmas season, I buy these cookies and make them last until the next Christmas season.  I only eat these cookies on Sunday morning with coffee.  My idea is that I enjoy little bit of Christmas all year. Eating these cookies with Sunday morning coffee – using my Sunday coffee mug is the highlight of the day.  I enjoy that moment very much.

Jarlsberg cheese was on sale.  It’s ridiculously cheap when it’s on sale.  To me, it is a luxury item, but I cannot pass it when it’s on sale.

Peanuts are so good. Unsalted is the way to go if you are grown up and watch blood pressure.

Memory foam slippers are for my work.  I have a cozy and private cubicle at work that I decided to wear these slippers at my cubicle.

Costco Shopping – August 14, 2018

44th Costco shopping in 2018 – $109.45 (today) / $2981.11 (this year)

This is a late post.

I bought 15 pairs of English Laundry pants 2 months ago in August (2018).  I had a high hope, but these pants were different than their last batch. The fabric and colors were different.  Some people may like them, but they weren’t for me.  So I kept 5 pairs and returned 10.

Costco Shopping – September 17, 2018

 43rd Costco shopping in 2018 – $30.05 (today) / $2871.66 (this year)

I bought a pair of Puma pants (French Terry Jogger).  Then I changed my mind and returned it the next day.

That’s about it.  I am still saving money.

Costco Shopping – August 31, 2018

42nd Costco shopping in 2018 – $31.70 (today) / $2841.61 (this year)

I have never purchased anything from sampling food at Costco until today.  Hawaiian Style Chicken was SOOO good that I had to buy it.  I shall buy it one more time.

I bought St Louis Style Ribs to celebrate Labor Day.  The ribs were… OK.  I like the oven cooking instruction on the package (picture below).  I shall use that cooking technique but with different seasonings.  I used a baking pan that’s about 1/2 inch high.  You don’t have to use 2 Inches deep pan .  I don’t know why it asks for 2 inches high – it scares people who don’t know how to cook.

 

Costco Shopping – August 26 & 29, 2018

40th Costco shopping in 2018 – $7.99 (today) / $2800.43 (this year)

August 26, 2018.  Carwash on Sunday morning (lost my receipt)

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41st Costco shopping in 2018 – $9.48 (today) / $2809.91 (this year)

August 29, 2018.  Greens (below)

Boring… in and out..

Costco Shopping – August, 1 2018

36th Costco shopping in 2018 – $19.44 (today) / $2727.96 (this year)

And

37th Costco shopping in 2018 – $4.49 (today) / $2732.45 (this year)

I went for normal boring stuff.. they didn’t have celery, so I went back a couple of days later.  I saw a first hint of Christmas at Costco.

Costco Shopping – July 27, 2018

35th Costco shopping in 2018 – $41.68 (today) / $2708.52 (this year)

I looked everywhere, but I didn’t see any sign of Christmas at Costco today.  But Christmas is coming to Costco very soon, I promise.

I really like Kirkland Signature Basil Pesto, so I bought one more jar while it was still on sale. They freeze well. I guess they will last well over a year in freezer.  If you take it out of freezer they quickly become soft that you can scoop it out while pasta is getting ready.

I shall always keep this Basil Pesto along with pasta at home.

I bought Jose’s Chocolate Raspberry coffee to get ready for Christmas. I will enjoy this coffee on Thanksgiving day when I bake turkey, and when I watch Polar Express on Christmas Eve.

2 dozen roses were $13.99.  I couldn’t think of a reason NOT to buy them.

Costco Shopping – July 22, 2018, Organic Cherries

34th Costco shopping in 2018 – $76.22 (today) / $2666.84 (this year)

I went out for Sunday morning Costco shopping.

Sunday morning Costco shopping is special to me.  I have to make a special plan and get up earlier than usual. It’s a hassle because I want to enjoy lazy Sunday morning.  But, it’s fun once I’m out and about.

Costco is crazy busy on Sunday, so I arrived there exactly at 10 AM and left before 10:30AM.  There was no fooling around.  I just focused on my shopping list.  As a shopping list, I use Costco APP’s “Lists” feature.

Cherries are amazing good. I have tried both organic and non-organic cherries from Costco.  Organic cherries are much better (tastier) than non-organic cherries.  I will only buy organic cherries from now on.  Before Costco, I used to buy Cherries from local farmers market.  Costco’s organic cherries are as good as those from farmers market, except I get more at Costco.

I went to Walmart after Costco.  I came home at exactly 11am.

Costco Organic Cherry

 

Costco Shopping – July 20, 2018

33rd Costco shopping in 2018 – $28.93 (today) / $2590.62 (this year)

I took a day off and took a relaxing drive.  I washed my car and put gas.

But, I felt so sleepy that I changed my plan and came right back home.  ZZzzz…

Don’t get old…

Costco Car Wash Receipt

Costco Casoline Gas Receipt

Costco Shopping – July 13, 2018

32nd Costco shopping in 2018 – $35.43 (today) / $2561.69 (this year)

I made a quick stop at Costco Friday after work.  I didn’t buy anything exciting.  I didn’t see my favorite sample lady today.  I didn’t see my little buddy at optical department.

I picked up two dozen roses.  They were only $13.99.

I almost walked out… then I went back for a hot dog.