Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Little Love for My Dog

After eating lunch at Costco, polish sausage and a drink, I picked up dog food. The 50 pound bag of Iams large breed was $39.99.

While looking around I came across the Jerky Treats advertised in the mail piece. It is a BOGO offer, no coupon needed. This comes out to 7 pounds (2 x 3.5 lbs containers) of dog treats for $9.99. Since I tear these up into smaller pieces, this should last into next year. It's a good thing the expiration date on the treats is in 2013.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012

July 21 Gas Price Update

Costco Regular Unleaded $3.409

Speedway Regular Unleaded $3.409

Friday, July 13, 2012

Costco's Least Controversial Product?

Who doesn't like a 53" stuffed bear? Maybe some parents when their kids are crying for one.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Portable Chairs for Summer

These Director's chairs are a different animal than the typical portable chairs. For instance, they don't spill a drink every time you get up or sit down and they will hold a plate and other items on their folding side table. This can be especially useful when dodging an errant football while tailgating.

The price is about what I've seen them for elsewhere, but I haven't directly compared the quality of the products. Usually this gives an edge to Costco.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


I finally got a chance to stop in for lunch and browse around the store at an off time. The result is a hot dog with deli mustard, ketchup and sauerkraut. They keep sauerkraut behind the counter. I finished off with an ice cream bar dipped in chocolate and almonds. 1200 calories later, I'm done with lunch.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July America!

I hope everyone enjoys a day off Costco is closed today.

Quick note on gas prices, Costco is at $3.279 and Speedway is at $3.579. An unfair comparison since Costco is closed today, but I thought I would throw it out there.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Lobster Tail Review

The tails were served with mashed potatoes and a corn salad with a shrimp ceviche style soup with avocado to start. The smaller cold water lobster tails (~12-16 oz. instead of the nearly 3 lb. tails) were seasoned with salt and pepper, then baked in the oven. The simple preparation allowed the lobster flavor to come through. We had butter on the table but not many people used it.

The meat was tender and pulled out of the tail carapace easily. This made for large chunks of perfectly cooked lobster meat. The meat wasn't tough or chewy or rubbery flavored which can happen when overcooked. I would say Costco's lobster tail are worth it considering the price. While whole lobster will be cheaper, the front half of the lobster has more shell which accounts for more of the mass which equals less meat per pound.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Costco Gas Price Drops to $3.29/Gallon

Costco's price $3.29/gal
Speedway's price $3.59/gal

After the Costco opening, Speedway dropped their prices by $0.10/gallon. Since then Costco has dropped their prices by $0.04 and Speedway has raised their prices $0.10 back to $3.59.

Another Golfer's Special

I picked up these three Cabretta leather golf gloves for $13.99 this past weekend. Typically I wear a cadet medium due to the shorter fingers and the Kirkland medium gloves fit great. There's a sizing chart on the back of the packaging, but I was still concerned about the length of the fingers. The leather is soft and the Lycra inserts add a bit of flexibility. Overall, I'm very satisfied with the purchase. I'll report back on how long these last.