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I don't like either
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Re: Costco food court
« Reply #210 on: June 04, 2022, 03:08:15 PM »
Their hot dog/drink combo is the best budget lunch in existence afaic
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« Reply #211 on: June 04, 2022, 06:42:28 PM »
Won't argue that. Though I am displeased they no longer offer fresh chopped onions for the hot dogs - at least mine doesn't.
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« Reply #212 on: June 05, 2022, 02:56:22 PM »
Sounds like a good deal, but every time I've had a warehouse club membership, I've ended up buying a bunch of stuff I otherwise wouldn't have bought.

Plus, I HATE auto-renew stuff.  I've had a Sam's Club membership for the past few years to buy stuff for my kid's marching band, and last time I renewed it (at the checkstand), it automatically did auto-renewal.  Initially, I thought it was one of those things where you had to make a phone call to cancel, but I was able to do it online.  I also had a "VIP" thing with a shoe store when I got some special walking shoes, and that was a "must call to cancel" thing.  Fortunately, I had to cancel my debit card because of some specific fraud, so I ended up not having to deal with it.
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« Reply #213 on: June 05, 2022, 03:25:01 PM »
Sounds like a good deal, but every time I've had a warehouse club membership, I've ended up buying a bunch of stuff I otherwise wouldn't have bought.

Plus, I HATE auto-renew stuff.  I've had a Sam's Club membership for the past few years to buy stuff for my kid's marching band, and last time I renewed it (at the checkstand), it automatically did auto-renewal.  Initially, I thought it was one of those things where you had to make a phone call to cancel, but I was able to do it online.  I also had a "VIP" thing with a shoe store when I got some special walking shoes, and that was a "must call to cancel" thing.  Fortunately, I had to cancel my debit card because of some specific fraud, so I ended up not having to deal with it.

I hate that some places can access the new card info when the old one gets cancelled.
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Re: Costco food court
« Reply #214 on: June 06, 2022, 06:18:56 AM »
Well, I decided to bump this thread. So I saw a Groupon where they were offering one year of a Costco Membership card for $60.00 (and added an incentive where after you get the card and set it up for renewal, you also get a $40.00 gift card and a promo for $40.00 off for orders over $250.00). 

So, I guess I'm off to Costco today see what's up with the food court and everything else that they have there.

How was your experience?

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« Reply #215 on: June 06, 2022, 08:32:16 AM »
It was pretty good.  I had the chicken bake and a coffee drink.  Good value.

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Re: Costco food court
« Reply #216 on: June 06, 2022, 10:53:31 AM »
We were Costco members, but the closest one was about a 30 minute drive.

They just recently opened a new one 10 minutes down the road.  WIN
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Re: Costco food court
« Reply #217 on: June 06, 2022, 12:48:10 PM »
That groupon deal is great.  I did it a couple years ago.  However, I think this may be dfifferent for different costcos, but the ones here in NJ you don't need a membership to eat at the food court. 

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« Reply #218 on: June 06, 2022, 12:55:33 PM »
It may have been something that applied to California as far back as March 2020.  No matter, what's done is done on my end.

https://www.latimes.com/food/story/2020-03-03/costco-food-court-membership

Interesting quote in that article.  "The change will not affect Costco’s policy allowing non-members to purchase alcohol in its stores or use its pharmacy, which are mandated by state and federal law."

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« Reply #219 on: June 06, 2022, 08:41:11 PM »
Sounds like a good deal, but every time I've had a warehouse club membership, I've ended up buying a bunch of stuff I otherwise wouldn't have bought.

We go to Costco maybe once every 2 months, and it is usually for toilet paper, paper towels, and a few other bulk items. But we cannot go there without my wife spending 30 minutes in the clothing section.
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Re: Costco food court
« Reply #220 on: June 06, 2022, 09:56:22 PM »
We were Costco members, but the closest one was about a 30 minute drive.

They just recently opened a new one 10 minutes down the road.  WIN

Pfft. For almost 2 years, we were making a 40 minute trip. Nov 2020 one opened 20 minutes away.
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« Reply #221 on: June 06, 2022, 10:25:58 PM »
We were Costco members, but the closest one was about a 30 minute drive.

They just recently opened a new one 10 minutes down the road.  WIN

Pfft. For almost 2 years, we were making a 40 minute trip. Nov 2020 one opened 20 minutes away.
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Re: Costco food court
« Reply #222 on: June 07, 2022, 08:55:44 AM »
There's a costco very close to my house.  Probably less than 10 minutes.  But there's a costco about 30 minutes away that sells the alcohol.  I usually go every 3 months to that one to stock up and almost never go to the one closer bcause I just don't need to go to costco more than once every 3 months or so.  There's another costco about 15 minutes from work that I will go to just for lunch too.

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Re: Costco food court
« Reply #223 on: June 25, 2023, 12:08:54 PM »
https://mynorthwest.com/3902116/costco-members-leave-mixed-reviews-for-newly-added-sushi/

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Costco recently unveiled its newest item for the company’s famously-priced food court — sushi — which caused lines and wait times to grow nearly immediately as members wait to try the retailer’s latest cuisine.

Costco also unveiled a $9.99 roast beef sandwich earlier this year that appeared at a Costco store in Lynnwood.

I go to the Lynnwood store and don't recall seeing this on the menu last time I was there. I says "appeared" so maybe it was a temporary trial run.
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« Reply #224 on: June 26, 2023, 11:39:51 AM »
https://mynorthwest.com/3902116/costco-members-leave-mixed-reviews-for-newly-added-sushi/

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Costco recently unveiled its newest item for the company’s famously-priced food court — sushi — which caused lines and wait times to grow nearly immediately as members wait to try the retailer’s latest cuisine.

Costco also unveiled a $9.99 roast beef sandwich earlier this year that appeared at a Costco store in Lynnwood.

I go to the Lynnwood store and don't recall seeing this on the menu last time I was there. I says "appeared" so maybe it was a temporary trial run.
I didn't notice sushi at our Costco this weekend, but if I had seen it, no way would I have ordered it.

They did change out the Berry Smoothy for some kind of coffee drink.   :tdwn
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« Reply #225 on: June 26, 2023, 01:42:34 PM »
My local Costco sells pre-packaged sushi in the store all day everyday.  Only 2 different kinds of packs, and I've ordered it a couple of times.  It wasn't terrible.  It's fast, and it's inexpensive - which goes to prove the theory of that everyone has 3 service levels.

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« Reply #226 on: June 26, 2023, 01:49:44 PM »
I've tried one of their pre-packaged sushi.  It wasn't great.  It almost turned me off sushi for a good while, which sucks, because I really like good fresh takeout sushi.

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« Reply #227 on: June 26, 2023, 03:51:02 PM »
I haven't seen Costco sushi before but I also haven't looked for it. However, I did see a tiktok from one of the more popular sushi tiktokers that the frozen Kirkland salmon is pretty good and cheap to use for homemade sushi. I may try it one day with my gf.

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« Reply #228 on: June 27, 2023, 04:27:09 AM »
I haven't seen Costco sushi before but I also haven't looked for it. However, I did see a tiktok from one of the more popular sushi tiktokers that the frozen Kirkland salmon is pretty good and cheap to use for homemade sushi. I may try it one day with my gf.

I had an old friend that told me he did that once. While slicing those fillets, he thought "this looks good enough to eat as sashimi".  Told me he just drizzled a little soy on a tiny slice, and gulped it down.
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« Reply #229 on: June 27, 2023, 08:21:04 AM »
I haven't seen Costco sushi before but I also haven't looked for it. However, I did see a tiktok from one of the more popular sushi tiktokers that the frozen Kirkland salmon is pretty good and cheap to use for homemade sushi. I may try it one day with my gf.

I had an old friend that told me he did that once. While slicing those fillets, he thought "this looks good enough to eat as sashimi".  Told me he just drizzled a little soy on a tiny slice, and gulped it down.

Apparently you should give it a salt water bath and dry it out and let it sit for a few hours before eating. (this was all new to me, I'm no expert here but we may try this soon)