Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Costco, out!

Very slow morning. I said I'd try to meet Vickie at Pickleball this morning (Google it) at 8:30am but since I didn't get up until 9am... Hey, don't judge - Brad didn't get up until 11am! He was up in the night again which has become unusual since we've been living in the RV.

Anyway just as he got up and was making a coffee we heard a noise, we both wondered what it was but figured it was the neighbour moving something around. Coffee made Brad always opens the door to get some fresh morning air blowing through the place, who should poke her head around the corner but The Vicster (Vickie aka Trouble Maker). They came to get their bikes which we borrowed just prior to arriving at this resort.

She really enjoyed the Pickleball and I said I'd try again tomorrow to make it to the court. I have my alarm set for 6:30am tomorrow so hopefully I will actually get up in time to have a coffee and a smoke (yes, I'm weak) before getting in the phone booth and revealing my beauty to the world.

Around 1pm we decided to hell with it we'd go shopping, at least to Costco. We'd alternate (we've done this before) shopping while the other waits in the car. I spent an hour wandering Costco for gifts for Brad in Xmas shopping hoards.... get to the til and my card won't work. Costco doesn't take MasterCard, only Visa! You have got to be kidding me!!??!!!

Silly bugger put my 'Princess' hat on

I was so agitated I returned to the car almost in tears. Brad wanted to cheer me up so when we stopped at Ralph's to get his coffee fix (Starbucks again), he took forever. Returning to the car with a dozen roses and a bottle of Crown Royal - and a vase to put the flowers in.

I had finally decided to buy myself a bottle of Crown while at Costco. I don't buy the Crown I like because I can drink the Jack Daniels he likes so I do rather than waste money on a bottle I'll hardly ever touch. Obviously, I didn't get the Crown because they discriminate against MasterCard users...

My hubby rocks!

On the way home we also stopped to get the mail. Turns out the Surge Protector was sent to the USPS office instead of to the site like the rest of the order. I don't know why. A Xmas package from Brad's Mum was there also so we now have even more prezzies under the tree. The dash is filling up.

Once back at the rig, I pulled out the Instant Pot and got a Roast on the go. Put Yorkshire Pudding in the Convection oven and gravy on the stove top. Delish!!!

Not too bad for a 5 ft kitchen!


  1. A reader (leaving name out, just in case) left this comment on Google because he was unable to attach it here:

    That's funny, when we were in Canada Costco was discriminating against VISA card holders. They only take MasterCard.
    Sorry for the comment here, but no matter what I do I can't post on your blog.
    I'm a Google user and Blogger.
    And since I'm married to a Canadian, you think they would give us privileges.

    1. And my reply:

      Haha, took me forever to figure out how to get to your comment on the laptop, but I found it I've heard about Costco's discrimination of Visa's users in Canada but as a MC user I didn't experience it until we got here and found it reversed. Believe you me Costco is now on my list! LOL Did you try commenting as 'Anonymous'? That seems to work for others. Regardless, I appreciate the comment.

  2. Just FYI

    If you are a Costco member they will also take cash or a check. They switched from using American Express a couple years ago and issued Citi Visa credit cards with a lot of benefits.

    1. Well my cash was in the car with the wallet. I didn't know how much I was going to spend so just took the credit card with me. Wasn't about to hold up the line to run out for it -especially at Xmas, so just said to hell with it. As for Cheques? Never would have occurred to me since Canadians haven't used cheques for almost 2 decades since Debit came along. With debit if there is money in your account you don't need to write a cheque so most places refuse to take them.

  3. Yeah Infuriating pay system at Costco and your right about using cheques.
    But at all Costco there's an ATM right at the checkout area. They will wait patiently while you grab some cash for your purchase with whatever card they don't take. To hell with the people in line.
    Doncha love the booze aisles in USA Costco!!!

    1. Nobody told me about an ATM! We're not big drinkers but yes there is a ton of options and bigguns too! We did get ourselves some stuff before when we paid with cash... not realizing.

  4. We went to a US Costco for the first time as we were passing thru Vegas. I got some great wines a wonderful prices but fortunately I had cash with me.


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