An Introduction to Shopping With Dave!

Hey Folks!

Let me start by saying a big, “Thank You!” to John for letting me take up some real estate on this great blog!

My name is David Somerville and I would like to introduce you to my Costco fan site called “Shopping With Dave”!

I fell in love with Costco when they opened up a warehouse in Baton Rouge, Louisiana back in 2014. I was cooking for a pack of teenagers at the time and those Kirkland frozen pizzas were a life saver!

I started the Shopping With Dave website when I realized that people had a LOT of questions about the products at Costco and answers were hard to find. People wanted to know things like:

  • How long does it take to heat up the water in the inflatable hot tub?
  • How many calories are in the ready to bake Chicken Alfredo meal?
  • How do you freeze the stuffed peppers?

I have had a blast researching the products Costco sells and figuring out fun recipes for things like their canned roast beef. I try to write useful posts that document my recipes and reviews and share them with the Costco community.

Our teenagers have turned into adults and recently flown the coop. We miss having them in our house and at our table. It also means that we now approach shopping at Costco quite differently as shopping for two is quite the change!

If you are interested in reading some reviews, want some recipe inspiration or have guidance to share on how to shop at Costco for two then please swing by Shopping With Dave and say hello!

Heck, if you are ever in Baton Rouge then let me know and I can buy you a hot dog!

Costco Coupons, Member-Only Savings, January 2024

Valid December 27, 2023 – January 21, 2024

Scotch-Brite sponges (24 pack) – $4 off

I’ve always thought that these sponges were on sale way too often. Then I had a waking moment. They are not on sale too often, but I hold on to the dirty sponges for too long. I was poor all my life. I am still trying to adjust to my new lifestyle with bigger paychecks. The last time these sponges were on sale was August 2023. So, I should replace these sponges at least once a week (not once a month, hahaha.). I wonder if people with sharp eyes can tell that I grew up poor. I wonder how many of these telling signs I still possess – which I don’t mind. I am what I am. I was poor all my life and I am proud of it. Money comes and money goes. 🙂

hulu for 99¢ a month – 10 months or less for me

Today is the last day to subscribe to Hulu (with ad) for 99¢ per month for a year. This is a special Black Friday deal. I get to pay 99¢ every month for the next 12 months. This deal is only available for new or returning customers. In order to be classified as a “returning customer”, I had to cancel Hulu for 30 days or longer. So, I will cancel my service 2 months before Thanksgiving 2024. That way, on the next year’s Black Friday, I will be at “returning customer” status again. (keep reading below)

If Hulu doesn’t bring back the Black Friday special next year? I will not miss them a bit. Screw them. My money is more important than watching TV.

TV has its place. TV can be valuable to people. I would subscribe to more TV services if I were retired or immobile and my only enjoyment (reason for living) is watching TV. But, if you are young, trying to make something out of your life (make money, start a business, learn skills, be better…), then TV is a disease you need to avoid.

Anyway, I have Hulu now. I shall catch up on The Conners, Bob’s Burgers, To Catch a Smuggler, etc.. I leave the TV as a background while I work from home. Good times…

Sunday Driving – Video Greeting Card

I woke up at 4 AM and went to Santa Clarita (CA) before the Sunrise for this video. Below is a 12-minute video of me driving down Bouquet Canyon Road. It was a glorious Sunday morning.

This is my first greeting card in 15 years. Thank you so much for looking me up from time to time.

There are a handful of visitors who will enjoy this video. It’s not because the video quality is amazing, but they will enjoy seeing me, a little guy, enjoying a little moment. Some of you may even feel proud that I have made this much progress in 15 years.

I am a little guy, and I am proud of it. I don’t look at the mirror every morning and say “What will I do to change the world” – F that. I’m a little guy. I will not cure diseases. I will not compete in the Olympics. I pay taxes and do what they tell me to do. And no motivational speaker can make me happier than I am now. So step aside Randy Couture!

Talk to you later. Good times~!!!

12 Min Video: Driving Bouquet Canyon on a Sunday morning