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Costco friends, I won’t lie to you… You may be missing a small handful (10-12, I think mostly cereal and a few dry food items) of sales this week, I will explain shortly. (lots of pictures to follow, don’t want to see ’em??? Skip it!) But first I’ll toss out a few sales to whet your appetites.
There are a ton of sales happening here, lot’s of electronics from T.V.’s to ipads, the usual suspects with food and dried goods, a bunch of toys on clearance. It’s a great time to be a shopper (except at 8:33pm I guess) That being said, there wasn’t too much I really needed this week. I stocked up on Toilet paper and paper towels, laundry detergent and dish detergent, yogurt, coffee, kitty litter… The usual suspects were all well stocked at home, so I didn’t have a cart full of goodies this time. Just a few stragglers like Cat food, cheese, a cooking magazine, protein bars and some cherry tomatoes. Very light trip, though I suppose if I wasn’t being rushed for the last 10 aisles (more on that below), they may have held more of a bounty. Oh well.
Kirkland Basil Pesto is on sale for $9.49, I do really enjoy that one but I just got one last week (or was it the week before???) so perhaps get one and freeze it? I think that’s probably a good call.
Castello “tickler” cheese is on for $6.99 and while the name is suspicious, I think the cheese is great. So I got some of that.
Duracell batteries are all on sale for $5.50 off, from “AAA” to 9Volts and even the forgotten about “C” and “D” cell batteries. So you can fire up the old Speak and Spell for a few more decades!
EA sports NHL 19 (PS 4) is on sale for $23.00 off at $38.99! If that is on anyone’s Christmas list that is a steal! Get Get Get! If I had a PS 4 I would get it, however I don’t, I also don’t think I would have time to play anything until the new year anyways… I’ll stick to playing kibble hockey with Ewok, way more entertaining! (Dexter overheard my think that and has come over for attention now)
The Ninja blender is on for $20 off at $59.99, that’s a decent chunk off the price and from what I know they are fantastic blenders!
After eight mint chocolates…. These, these are an issue for me. I have a serious control issue with eating these, 1 is never a number of these that are consumed at one time. This massive box would not last the week, as I would destroy it. So delicious, but a bad choice for me to bring home.
Some Meat sales at the Kingston, ON. location.
Vizio “55 4K smart T.V.’s are on sale for $200 off!!! Making the price $639.99! That’s almost low enough for me to justify a new T.V. Though the bathroom reno… right, priorities I guess. Speaking of which…
…It started I suppose 9+ months ago when the bathroom reno was given the green light, at which point I think it must have taken us 4 months to kind of decide on what we wanted to see from it and then argue over the small details…Obviously… Zoom ahead to Sept. when this was all supposed to begin (but didn’t) then again to October when it was looking good (but still didn’t happen) and again to Nov. 9th/10th when it was scheduled to happen (yet again, didn’t happen…) This brings us to now, or a few days ago when the tear out began. (Also bear in mind we only have the one bathroom)
So at this point (Friday, early evening) I’ve got the old drywall ripped up exposing the lath & plaster, well, exposing the creepy old wallpaper covering up the lath & plaster. By the Friday night We were at this point.
Then by about 12:30am (whoops, sorry neighbours!) we found ourselves here.
As you can tell, it’s a small bathroom, and by ripping out the old drywall and the lath & plaster I think we gained about an inch and a half of space on the walls, which doesn’t seem like much, but man ‘o man it really does make a difference in the end. Today was still a little bit more clean-up here and there, a few missed pieces of lath, the bottom part of the window trim and then we got down to the insulation. Why would you go that far and not insulate? I’ve never done it before, so it was a little slow at first and yes, messy.
Not too bad huh? It’ll sound odd, but I can’t wait for some of those really really cold nights so I can walk into the bathroom and not feel like I stepped into a freezer, that’ll be satisfying!
Next step was the drywall (thankfully my partner’s Dad is in town to help with these shenanigans) so while I was messing around with the insulation, he was getting the drywall. By the time he got back and we got the truck unloaded it was already getting late but we were determined to get some action going. Which we did.
Still lots of work to do, mudding, sanding, fixing the ceiling joints and the door frame (unexpected fun project, NOT! Thank you Wayne’s World) However we can now at least use our bathroom and not feel like we’re living in a horror movie house. The coming days will also have other fun activities like floor prep, ripping out the old shower, wall prep… We still need to get our new toilet… ANYWAYS…. The point of that whole thing was that by the time I’d gotten changed and driven out to Costco it was 7:30pm, little did I know (I don’t know how I missed this detail) they close at 8:30?!?! So halfway through my night I’m basically getting chased down the home stretch by employees giving me the stink-eye trying to rush me out. So… From the cereal aisle down, I know that I missed a few things. But fear not, I will update this post or give you all a mid-week update with the missing ingredients. I’M SORRY!!!
On that note, I think now is a good time to end it this week. My computer was doing all manner of odd things to me a minute ago so I had to do a restart, I also have to get up for work in 6 hours and then have much to do after that. I will get another post out this week so we can catch up though, but for the time being I think it’s best I go to bed… Also Ewok has decided it’s time to distract me and circle my laptop like a shark, he knows as well.
Night night folks.
Hope you all survived Black Friday/Cyber Monday!
The price at your local Costco takes precedent (or precedence) over the prices listed on this blog.
Costco liquidation/Manager’s Special items (ending in .97) vary from store to store.
An asterisk (*) on the price tag means the item is not being re-ordered.
If there is something you really want, ***double check the expiry date*** as some Costco sales items do end mid-week.
The food brands available can differ from region to region. Pictures are taken at a store in Ontario. Sale items should apply to Costco locations in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Nova Scotia, if the item is in stock at your store. There will likely be a few deals not shown here in your store. If this blog has helped you save money, consider sharing www.cocoeast.ca with your friends and family! If you see deals at your store that aren’t on this blog, post them in the comments and help spread the money saving love!