If you have a Costco membership you know how many great buys you can find at that giant warehouse store. You may have heard this before but not EVERYthing is a better deal at Costco than say in a regular grocery store or a Walmart or Target. But there are a few items that I’ve found that are a super better deal than anywhere else! If you have other items you’d like to add to the list, please make a comment below! I’d love to know what your favorite Costco finds are too 🙂
Note: these prices were in my local store in April 2015, your local Costco may be different than mine. Also, these are only good deals if you actually consume the food before it goes bad! If you can’t do that then consider splitting with a friend or buying just the non perishable items or freezable items. Finally, please excuse some of the pictures, then aren’t the best. I felt like a nerd taking pictures with my cell phone and tried to do it as discreetly and quickly as possible.
1. Romaine Lettuce. You get 6 heads of romaine lettuce for only $3.29. When I shop at my local Smith’s or Walmart you get a 3 count for about the same price. We eat a lot of salads at our house so we can usually get through all 6 heads before they go bad. If you know you won’t be able to do that you may want to split the package with a neighbor. For our salads we love using a salad spinner*. You wash the leaves and then spin off any excess moisture. When you have the tools to eat healthier it makes it so much more likely to happen! Don’t you agree?
Recipes to make with romaine lettuce:
2. Milk. 2 gallons of milk for $3.79 is a darn good deal if you ask me! That’s only $1.89 a piece which is probably the very good sale price at a regular grocery store. If you can’t drink 2 gallons of milk before it goes bad I recommend freezing one gallon. About 3 or 4 days before you’ll need the second gallon of milk put it in the refrigerator and let it thaw.
7. Bread (sometimes). Sometimes you can find bread for a really good deal at Costco. For example this local Prairie Grain Honey Whole Wheat Bread is so yummy! But at a normal grocery store it costs around $5 per load. Expensive. But at Costco you can get 2 loaves for $5. And you can always freeze bread for later if you can’t eat both loaves quickly.
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