Good buy, but impulse buy – HP Laserjet P1005

I made an impulse buy last week.

This HP Laserjet P1005 printer was on sale at for $50.00 plus free shipping. This printer usually goes for $120.00 – $160.00.

Basically, I bought the ink cartridge, and they gave me the printer for free.

The problem is that my current printer works fine. It’s an older model, and it prints slower. But it works. 

(*update 2021 – I currently use this printer)

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My club card – 3 in 1

This is my club card.

I put three club cards in one.

It contains Vons, Ralphs, & Albertsons. I had this for about 6-8 years now. Vons club card is the oldest one. It’s about 10 years old.

(update many years later – I almost deleted this blog post. It’s stupid and embarrassing.)

Supermarket Club card

albertsons, vons, ralphs card

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Christmas shopping started – 2 nephews done

Christmas shopping has officially begun. I bought gifts for 2 nephews today.

I bought 2 RC cars from Costco; they were $49 for a set of two. I paid $34 after the $15.00 coupon.

Then I went to Wal*Mart and bought $100.00 worth of rechargeable batteries and a 15 minutes charger. I think my nephews will like the batteries more than the cars. With today’s electronic gadgets, you can never have too many batteries. And 15 minute recharging time is cool.

Now I have about a $70.00 allowance for my niece. 

RC Cars costco

Christmas is for the children. I spend all my Christmas budget on the youngsters. My grown-up family members understand I don’t buy gifts for grown-ups. We have fun watching the kids opening presents. 

For grown-ups, I bring cakes and shrimp cocktails from Costco. I can’t wait for Christmas. 4 months will fly by.

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Guinness Beer from Costco

Costco doesn’t always carry Guinness in my area. I don’t normally see Guinness at my Costco, but I see them occasionally.

18 cans of Guinness sell for $20.99 at Costco. That’s $1.17 a can. Considering a cup of coffee is $2.00, I think it’s a reasonable price. Still, Guinness costs two times more than cheaper domestic beers. Guinness is imported beer from Ireland.

I favor expensive beers because I am not a drinker. I rarely drink any alcoholic beverages. I drink maybe 1 can of beer a month. 

Also, I don’t like the taste of beer. All beers taste bitter to me. Expensive beers taste less yucky, so when I drink beer, I go for expensive ones. 

Costco beer, Guinness

I bought the beer mug from Bed Bath & Beyond for $5.00. A cold frosty mug makes the beer drinking experience more enjoyable. 

– Cheers –