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Old Yesterday, 08:41 AM
 
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seriously?

you go to Costco for free samples?...who does that?...and if you can get 20 servings from a Costco chicken you must be a mouse..
I have seen articles that sample dining is popular with some seniors.
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Old Yesterday, 08:49 AM
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Not at all. Are you financially comfortable spending that much? That is the important thing not what others spend. They donít have your taste or interest in food quality or type.

We spend a lot. Donít know how much as we have a savings based budget. Even my wife now prefers prime cut so when we shop for meats that is the target. Thank you Costco!
This is why I didnít answer this OP. We spend a lot, because we buy whatever we prefer, at what ever store we like. We also do go to Costco, and tend to buy their most expensive cuts. We also dine out often. We structured our retirement so that we can afford not to think about budgeting food.
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Old Yesterday, 08:55 AM
 
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This is why I didnít answer this OP. We spend a lot, because we buy whatever we prefer, at what ever store we like. We also do go to Costco, and tend to buy their most expensive cuts. We also dine out often. We structured our retirement so that we can afford not to think about budgeting food.
Another Bada Bing for you. To soon to rep again!
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Old Yesterday, 09:08 AM
 
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I have seen articles that sample dining is popular with some seniors.
I'm a senior and most of the samples are fatty or sugar-laden so I don't try them- but my granddaughters LOVE going to Costco! I try to make sure they get a "balanced meal" of samples.
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Old Yesterday, 09:24 AM
 
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This is why I didnít answer this OP. We spend a lot, because we buy whatever we prefer, at what ever store we like. We also do go to Costco, and tend to buy their most expensive cuts. We also dine out often. We structured our retirement so that we can afford not to think about budgeting food.
I answered because some people like to have an idea. We donít budget either. We buy most expensive cuts too. In fact, we shop at even more expensive place then Costco, where Iím feel like Iím back into Italy or Spain.
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Old Yesterday, 09:26 AM
 
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I'm a senior and most of the samples are fatty or sugar-laden so I don't try them- but my granddaughters LOVE going to Costco! I try to make sure they get a "balanced meal" of samples.
I don’t always go for the free samplers either. I know one poster posted that she even went to the soup kitchen. Over my dead body. However, she bragged about having high retirement account in the over the 1.7Million thread. I hope she was kidding. That is a line I draw.
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Old Yesterday, 09:36 AM
 
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I answered because some people like to have an idea. We donít budget either. We buy most expensive cuts too. In fact, we shop at even more expensive place then Costco, where Iím feel like Iím back into Italy or Spain.
Ahhhhhh, this current discussion reminds me of the good old days in this forum when it was really aspirational with a goal of a steak on every retirement table. Well at least in some threads
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Old Yesterday, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Haiku
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I have seen articles that sample dining is popular with some seniors.
I stay away from those samples. DW likes them though. I cannot imagine making a meal out of them. For one thing I like a salad which they never have. And they never offer shots of wine or beer to wash it all down with.
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Old Yesterday, 09:56 AM
 
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Ah, if we go back to prime cuts, I will eat more meat, until then... I mostly take a pass.
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Old Yesterday, 10:03 AM
 
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Ah, if we go back to prime cuts, I will eat more meat, until then... I mostly take a pass.
I can appreciate that as the expression goes "Once you go Prime you never go back"!


However if you look carefully you can sometimes find Choice that is almost as well marbled as a lesser prime.


I am afraid of going Wagyu as we may become addicted and that is expensive.
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