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Chinatown
Sep 11, 2001

~*Problematic Poster*~

Fun Shoe

Inspector 34 posted:

That's weird, I've only ever redeemed mine for cash. I went in last week and got a case of water + a few hundred bucks. The cashier told me I should have printed off the full email instead of just the certificate part but he still handed me a wad of cash so it all worked out.

The Citi Visa card reward is straight cash. Fun getting paid a STACK of 20s at the membership counter in front of the line of people checking out.

The mailed executive reward said it was not redeemable for cash, but didnt say anything about the balance after a purchase being paid out. The cashier clearly had done it many times before.

Anyways I love Costco. We are very blessed to have lives where we can go spend and do our thing and post about it.

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Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007

My friends are just out of frame, agreeing with me and thinking that I'm entertaining.

My enemies are just out of frame, laughing too.

Chinatown posted:

The Citi Visa card reward is straight cash. Fun getting paid a STACK of 20s at the membership counter in front of the line of people checking out.

The mailed executive reward said it was not redeemable for cash, but didnt say anything about the balance after a purchase being paid out. The cashier clearly had done it many times before.

Anyways I love Costco. We are very blessed to have lives where we can go spend and do our thing and post about it.

I need good credit before I can get one of those

and I guess a house

Jingleheimer
Mar 30, 2006


Chinatown posted:

Hello thread. Been awhile.

Today was a good day. Went in and bought a few things I needed and used my Executive rebate. It says you can't redeem it for cash but they gave me the remaining $150 balance in cash!

Then I went to the counter to get even MORE cash from my Citi VISA Rewards card annual cash-back. Walked out with what I needed and around $600 bux. :homebrew:

P
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There's been some fraud with the executive rebates lately so they're not letting people just cash them out right now without buying anything. The workaround for this is to get one super cheap item like bananas and pay with the certificate and then get the difference back in cash.

The Citi Visa rebates can still be straight up redeemed for cash though.

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.



Costco is great.
There was a special on tires, $110 off your order of BF Goodrich, wow! Amazing! Because I essentially put the white-letter KO2s on everything we sell like this:

(pictured: Set of Costco-bought tires)

I of course put in an order online for four of them since I expected a truck we have coming to be here when the were ready to be installed. Ship was delayed and unfortunately I won't have the truck till the middle of March, when I expected to have it in the middle of February. Get a message the tires are ready to be picked up but I don't have the truck they go on. During our weekly trip I went into the tire place and the guy behind the counter (who I recognize) says "Hey (my real name), what's up?". A bit startled, I told him what was up with not having the vehicle for 3~ weeks even though they have the tires already. He says it isn't a problem at all and because it's me he knows I'll be back to actually pick the tires up. Just let them know when I'm ready.

In closing, I might buy too many tires at Costco.

Chinatown
Sep 11, 2001

~*Problematic Poster*~

Fun Shoe

hoo boy that land cruiser.

the graphics...rhd...

*tugs collar*

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007

My friends are just out of frame, agreeing with me and thinking that I'm entertaining.

My enemies are just out of frame, laughing too.

KakerMix posted:

Costco is great.
There was a special on tires, $110 off your order of BF Goodrich, wow! Amazing! Because I essentially put the white-letter KO2s on everything we sell like this:

(pictured: Set of Costco-bought tires)

I of course put in an order online for four of them since I expected a truck we have coming to be here when the were ready to be installed. Ship was delayed and unfortunately I won't have the truck till the middle of March, when I expected to have it in the middle of February. Get a message the tires are ready to be picked up but I don't have the truck they go on. During our weekly trip I went into the tire place and the guy behind the counter (who I recognize) says "Hey (my real name), what's up?". A bit startled, I told him what was up with not having the vehicle for 3~ weeks even though they have the tires already. He says it isn't a problem at all and because it's me he knows I'll be back to actually pick the tires up. Just let them know when I'm ready.

In closing, I might buy too many tires at Costco.

Is there an AI thread about what you do? I’m assuming it involves rehabbing/importing decades-old/foreign market 4x4s and selling them to the types of dudes who want to give the impression that they overland in something like a manual transmission milspec G Wagen.

Chinatown posted:

hoo boy that land cruiser.

the graphics...rhd...

*tugs collar*

“you can trust a Jeep to get you to the bush, you can trust a ‘Rover to get you into the bush, but you can only trust a Cruisah’ to get you back out of the bush”

Ok Comboomer fucked around with this message at 06:36 on Mar 1, 2021

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.



Chinatown posted:

hoo boy that land cruiser.

the graphics...rhd...

*tugs collar*

Yeah this is a special one for sure.

Ok Comboomer posted:

Is there an AI thread about what you do? I'm assuming it involves rehabbing/importing decades-old/foreign market 4x4s and selling them to the types of dudes who want to give the impression that they overland in something like a manual transmission milspec G Wagen.


Yep! My wife and I have been at it for a while now, though some other AIers have also imported things as well.
It's less rehabbing though and more just plucking nice examples out of Japan, cleaning them up and doing needed maintenance. I spend a ton of time trawling the auctions and their used car lots but I truly enjoy it. Then when they get here, I deeply enjoy making them nice as daily drivers, then enjoy selling them to people that are stoked to have them. We too daily drive these things, we don't have USDM cars of our own.
It's less selling to tactilol dudes but it is absolutely selling image, think more Radwood-bright colors though. Nobody we sell these to will use them as they were designed, it's all fluff. Including me, I love the things but I usually just hop in a fanatically over-built, indestructible diesel Toyota, then go to Costco :v:

fizzymercury
Aug 18, 2011


KakerMix posted:

I usually just hop in a fanatically over-built, indestructible diesel Toyota, then go to Costco :v:

Can I borrow your car? I promise I'll bring it back. Swear.

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.



fizzymercury posted:

Can I borrow your car? I promise I'll bring it back. Swear.

How much is your Costco rebate check and can you drive stick?

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007

My friends are just out of frame, agreeing with me and thinking that I'm entertaining.

My enemies are just out of frame, laughing too.

KakerMix posted:

How much is your Costco rebate check and can you drive stick?

I drive stick “very very very good” and the idea of trying to do it lefty without stalling a gorillion times just made my head hurt

fizzymercury
Aug 18, 2011


KakerMix posted:

How much is your Costco rebate check and can you drive stick?

I haven't seen my rebate but I'm going to say "an embarrassing amount" and yes extremely well and I'm better at right hand drive.

Thank you I'll bring it back in excellent condition full of fuel.

Also if you're sitting on any Wagon Rs, I will take one for free thank you.

Inspector 34
Mar 9, 2009

DOES NOT RESPECT THE RUN

BUT THEY WILL


Chinatown posted:

The Citi Visa card reward is straight cash. Fun getting paid a STACK of 20s at the membership counter in front of the line of people checking out.

The mailed executive reward said it was not redeemable for cash, but didnt say anything about the balance after a purchase being paid out. The cashier clearly had done it many times before.

Anyways I love Costco. We are very blessed to have lives where we can go spend and do our thing and post about it.

Yeah I get both and always exchange them for cash. One comes in Feb and the other in Sept/Oct I think. Never had an issue with getting cash for either. Maybe it's not supposed to be that way but yeah, the cashiers always have seemed pretty cool with it. You're also right about it being kind of fun to have them pay you out as you leave the store. Feels like cashing out at the casino even though I know it's just money I already spent.

Enos Cabell
Nov 3, 2004




Inspector 34 posted:

That's weird, I've only ever redeemed mine for cash. I went in last week and got a case of water + a few hundred bucks. The cashier told me I should have printed off the full email instead of just the certificate part but he still handed me a wad of cash so it all worked out.

Printed? They can scan that right off your phone!

canyoneer
Sep 13, 2005


I only have canyoneyes for you


Chinatown posted:

hoo boy that land cruiser.

the graphics...rhd...

*tugs collar*

Those graphics are blowing my mind. I love it

FogHelmut
Dec 18, 2003

Your authority is not recognized in Fort Kickass.


Don't go to the Costco in Palm Desert, CA unless it's an emergency. The parking lot is the worst I've ever been to in terms of design and clientele.

binge crotching
Apr 2, 2010



FogHelmut posted:

Don't go to the Costco in Palm Desert, CA unless it's an emergency. The parking lot is the worst I've ever been to in terms of design and clientele.

Based upon how often my covid denier step mom and her sister fly to Palm Desert, I'm guessing masks aren't a thing there.

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005
free av


Anyone see vaxxing at Costco yet

pnumoman
Sep 26, 2008

I always get the last word


The raspberry crumble cookies are fantastic; I didn't get to try the raspberry crumble bars people here seemed to like, but if they were anything like these, I totally get it.

Inspector 34
Mar 9, 2009

DOES NOT RESPECT THE RUN

BUT THEY WILL


Enos Cabell posted:

Printed? They can scan that right off your phone!

Yeah to be honest I don't know why I still do it that way. Maybe because one of the vouchers comes in the mail so I'm used to taking a piece of paper in there.

Can someone remind me about the return policy on computers? My wife is thinking about buying a laptop at the 'stco and it's a little more expensive than buying on Amazon but the return policy makes us willing to spend a little more. From what I can tell online it looks like we get effectively 4 years of warranty, 2 from the manufacturer + 2 from Costco. Have I got that right? I know there are different rules for certain devices, not sure if computers fall into those categories though.

Chinatown
Sep 11, 2001

~*Problematic Poster*~

Fun Shoe

Alan Smithee posted:

Anyone see vaxxing at Costco yet

Getting the COVID vax and immediately walking over to get a slice of pizza would be a supremely good day.

Ok Comboomer
Oct 20, 2007

My friends are just out of frame, agreeing with me and thinking that I'm entertaining.

My enemies are just out of frame, laughing too.

Chinatown posted:

Getting the COVID vax and immediately walking over to get a slice of pizzahot dog would be a supremely good day.

MrQueasy
Nov 15, 2005

Quit shakin' me, kid!

Ok Comboomer posted:

Chinatown posted:

Getting the COVID vax and immediately walking over to get a slice of pizza, a hot dog, and a churro would be a supremely good day.

Anaxite
Jan 16, 2009

What? What'd you say? Stop channeling? I didn't he-


Alan Smithee posted:

Anyone see vaxxing at Costco yet

Only 5 states + PR so far. Those of us working here are really, really looking forward to it coming to our state.



In other things... months ago there were some people raving on Instagram about cocoa bombs they found at Costco, and we actually had people calling us or stopping us while shopping, asking where they could find them. One person even claimed she'd seen them at our store just a while ago. The problem: they were only in a handful of stores around SW United States, Texas or such.

Lo and behold, somewhere along the line we were eventually planning on getting cocoa bombs to more stores, with the first delivery to our depot scheduled around the end of February. But then that date got pushed back. And it got pushed back again. So no cocoa bombs for now. :shrug: There's a part of me that wonders if it'll pan out.

BONGHITZ
Jan 1, 1970

how can i listen to my pirated albums? oh wait.





Can you look in the back please? I really need the cocoa bombs.

Gaius Marius
Oct 9, 2012



Someone called my mom asking her to ask me about those loving cocoa bombs. Lunacy

BONGHITZ
Jan 1, 1970

how can i listen to my pirated albums? oh wait.





I bet you're saving them for yourselves!

Renegret
May 26, 2007

THANK YOU FOR CALLING HELP DOG, INC.

YOUR POSITION IN THE QUEUE IS *pbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbt*


Cat Army Sworn Enemy


BONGHITZ posted:

I bet you're saving them for yourselves!

*Thousand yard stare intensifies*

FCKGW
May 21, 2006



tf is a cocoa bomb?

Gaius Marius
Oct 9, 2012



Some dumb meme poo poo way of making hot chocolate

StormDrain
May 22, 2003

Thirteen Letter


Yeah when I can get that Costco Vax it's a time for celebration. Ice cold beer, Costco dog, ice cream, churro. Byob obviously.

Also, shockingly there was a pallet of Jamón on Sunday, $99.99, of course. Perhaps targeting the citibank refund splurge?

FogHelmut
Dec 18, 2003

Your authority is not recognized in Fort Kickass.


binge crotching posted:

Based upon how often my covid denier step mom and her sister fly to Palm Desert, I'm guessing masks aren't a thing there.

Also that.

The Living Desert Zoo is quite nice though this time of year. Everyone was wearing masks there.

Try to avoid it when it's 130 degrees however.

FCKGW
May 21, 2006



FogHelmut posted:

Also that.

The Living Desert Zoo is quite nice though this time of year. Everyone was wearing masks there.

Try to avoid it when it's 130 degrees however.

One of my fav zoos in SoCal.

Get there super early, most of the animals go to sleep by noon.

redreader
Nov 2, 2009

I am the coolest person ever with my pirate chalice. Seriously.



Dinosaur Gum

Are apples any good right now? Which kind are the best at Costco?

Fartington Butts
Jan 21, 2007




The ones that come in Mickey bags are alright. Kinda small.

MrQueasy
Nov 15, 2005

Quit shakin' me, kid!

Fartington Butts posted:

The ones that come in Mickey bags are alright. Kinda small.

I bought two bags of them because my 8yo is obsessed with apples. They're just the right size that he can help himself and he doesn't waste half the apple when he wants a snack. Good texture and flavor.

FogHelmut
Dec 18, 2003

Your authority is not recognized in Fort Kickass.


FCKGW posted:

One of my fav zoos in SoCal.

Get there super early, most of the animals go to sleep by noon.

They're selling tickets by entry time right now. Morning was sold out, so we got there in the afternoon. We got a pretty good show from the cheetas, leopard, and mountain lion, and just about every other animal as well. It was only 65 degrees on Sunday, so I imagine that helped.

poll plane variant
Jan 12, 2021

by sebmojo


KakerMix posted:

Nobody we sell these to will use them as they were designed, it's all fluff. Including me, I love the things but I usually just hop in a fanatically over-built, indestructible diesel Toyota, then go to Costco :v:

It's not like they're really designed for fun offroading so much as endless grinding hours of mining or logging etc "roads" anyway

Woodsy Owl
Oct 26, 2004


redreader posted:

Are apples any good right now? Which kind are the best at Costco?

The big non organic Fuji are clutch. We eat an embarrassing number of apples. 24 every three days. For two people.

Never go with the loose bag bullshit. They seem to come tenderized.

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005
free av


big fan of pink ladies personally.

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MisterOblivious
Mar 17, 2010


Renegret posted:

As far as the pizza thing, there's a split between people who think that NYC invented pizza, and people who believe NYC perfected pizza.

Source: I used to be this way until I got older and started having more important things to worry about. I used to be in the "perfected" pizza camp until I got tired of the whole thing and took a "who cares, just eat what makes you happy" stance. I've been to Italy, I've had the pizza there, you can't compare the two. They're different experiences altogether.


It's so good drat annoying. I once saw a really nice "bar pizza" posted and some big dick award winning NYC pizza restaurant chef came into the thread being all like "there's way too much cheese, too much sauce, the crust is too thin and it's overcooked for NY Style Pizza." Like, no poo poo, it's not NY pizza, it's tavern style you rear end in a top hat, and it's an absolutely flawless example of the style.

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