My family and I have shopped at Costco for decades. We were literally at the store in our home town when it opened and have shopped there at least once a week for the past 15+ years.
Over the years, we’ve learned which deals to snag the second you see them and which ones to pass by. If you haven’t joined a Facebook group for your local Costco yet, that’s another source of insider tips on when items hit the shelves and what the must have items at your local Costco are.
Spring Greens Salad
Shop for an organic spring greens salad at your local grocery store and you’ll easily pay $5+ for an 8 to 12 oz. bag. Shop for a tub at Costco and you’ll pay the same price for double or triple the amount of lettuce.
If you love salad or are even just planning to have it for dinner one night, this is an everyday item worth putting in your cart at Costco.
You might not think it, but Costco is one of the top pizza chains in the United States, being just outside the top ten.
Selection may be limited, but you can get a whole pie for $9.95 plus tax. If you don’t need that much, grab a slice for $1.50
Frugality often dictates to avoid bottled water. That’s not so at Costco. You can score their 40 pack for less than $0.20 per bottle.
That’s a fraction of the cost you’ll pay at a gas station or convenience store.
Several years ago the cost of vanilla was astronomical. That’s no longer the case. You can score a 16 oz. bottle for under $15 at Costco.
Compared to the grocery store, that’s a steal of a deal.
Raw honey can get pricey when you purchase it at the store. That’s not so when you buy the generic Kirkland Signature organic raw honey.
It’s a relative steal, and you get the same health benefits without the hefty price tag.
Cheese can get awfully expensive at the grocery store. That’s not necessarily the case at Costco. The retailer has a nice selection of premium cheeses at not so premium prices.
Just make sure not to overbuy so it doesn’t go bad on you.
Do you need a quick meal without spending $50+ to feed your family at a fast food joint? Look no further that the famous Costco rotisserie chicken.
At $4.99 it’s a tough deal to beat.
Olive oil can go bad if you don’t use it, so purchasing it bulk can be risky. However, the Kirkland organic offering is a great value and hailed by many chefs as high in quality.
If you don’t need a super premium olive oil, the Kirkland bottle is worth trying.
Costco loves themselves some wine, and it shows. They’re often ranked as the largest wine retailer in the U.S. You can often find a good bottle for $10 or $20, including a wide variety of private label offerings.
Organic Peanut Butter
Do you want healthy peanut butter for your family? The Kirkland organic peanut butter is for you. At $12.99 for two 28 oz bottles, it’s a tough deal to beat.
Just make sure to refrigerate it after opening and stir it on occasion.
Don’t go for a cheap knock off. The Kirkland maple syrup is 100 percent real maple syrup and significantly less than what you’ll find at your local grocer.
Save money and keep your pancake or waffle lovers happy.
Depending on who you ask The Kirkland Signature French Vodka is the same as Grey Goose. It really isn’t, but many people rank it just as good. And, you can get it for much less than the name brand.
If you don’t need the name brand, you can enjoy a drink and save money.
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