Costco is a magical place where you walk in, and leave without two or three hundred dollars that you had one hour before. Am I right?! Costco is definitely not always the most cost effective way to shop, but I still love Costco. I mean, who doesn't?! You have to be careful not to fill your cart up to the ceiling, or you'll end up spending your whole month's food budget (or more) in one trip! These are the things I regularly buy at Costco because I think they are a pretty dang good deal!
Dave's Killer Bread, $6.99 for two loaves. This bread is awesome. But awesome doesn't come without a price tag when it comes to this bread. At Smith's this is over $5 a loaf (Yikes!) So because I love it so much, I splurge and get this at Costco. Then I go to Smith's and buy my kids the yucky $1 a loaf kind of bread. I'm such a good mom. 😉
Papa Pita Greek Pita, 12 ct., $2.79. My kids are obsessed with these pitas. When they aren't using them as Frisbees, they make really yummy individual pizzas! I put sauce, cheese, and pepperoni on them and stick them in my oven on broil for a couple minutes. This makes a fast and tasty lunch. They also make yummy pita sandwiches too. 🙂 These sell for about $2.99 for a 6-ct. pack at other stores, so $2.79 for 12 is a definite score!
Kirkland Signature Organic Coconut Oil, 43.3 oz. (Pack of 2), $25.99. Coconut oil is growing in popularity, and it's no wonder because of the many health benefits it offers. And it is also versatile. There are so many things you can do with it! From skin care to cooking, this oil has it all. Costco used to sell the Nutiva Extra Virgin Coconut Oil for the same price as the Kirkland signature brand, but I haven't seen it lately. That is the one I usually would go for. A 54 oz. of Nutiva coconut oil sells for $31.49 on Amazon, so for over 86 oz. of coconut oil for the Kirkland Signature brand, and for $6 less, that is a super deal!
Kirkland Signature Organic Maple Syrup, 1 liter, $12.99. I hated real Maple Syrup until I tried this kind. It's definitely not the same flavor as the sugar-loaded fake kind, but I actually love it now! The fake stuff now just tastes fake to me. The cheapest comparison I could find, was $24.89 for a 32 oz. bottle on Amazon. That makes this WAY cheaper!
Chosen Foods 100% Pure Avocado Oil, 33.8 fl. oz., $9.89. I love this oil. I have gone through almost 5 bottles of it within the last nine months. I love cooking with it, since it is a high-heat oil. I also love baking with it AND adding it to my green smoothies because it has high amounts of poly and mono-unsaturated fats. It is also high in antioxidants! This same oil sales for over $26 on Amazon. Wow! I hope Costco never raises the price because I love it!
Four Monks Distilled Vinegar, 2 L, $3.89. I love buying this vinegar because I do a lot of cleaning around my house with vinegar. I also clean with baking soda (that I also buy at Costco for $6.99 for 13.5 lbs.). Mixing vinegar and baking soda makes a fizzy paste that cleans, sanitizes, and scrubs surfaces without scratching them. I clean my tub, toilet, and sinks with a vinegar/baking soda mixture. Mixing vinegar, water, and baking soda also is a nice cleaner to neutralize odors, especially vomit. Regular stores sell one gallon of vinegar for around $1.99-$3.00. Because I use so much, this is a nice price for me!
Better than Bouillon Organic Chicken Base, $5.99. This stuff is the bomb.com. It makes over 19 quarts of chicken broth or 76 cups! You simple dissolve a teaspoon of it into one cup of water and BAM- you have 1 cup of chicken broth! This is also yummy to add to your rice or mashed potatoes while they're boiling. Chicken broth is about $1.50 a can, so this clearly is the price winner.
Red Star Active Dry Yeast, 32 oz., $4.19. You cannot find yeast cheaper than this. It is easily double the price at regular grocery stores. I have had this same yeast for over a year, and still have half the package left. I make lots of homemade pizza crust too! Just a tip, put it in a glass mason jar and store it in your fridge. It stays way fresher that way!
Kirkland Signature Mayonnaise, 64 oz., $4.99. Although this isn't like a killer deal, I still like to buy it because I have a hard time keeping mayo in my stockpile. This lasts my family quite a while! Depending on the store you go to, the Kirkland Signature kind may be a great price in comparison. Sometimes, mayo can be as expensive as $5 for a jar half this size!
Homai Calrose Rice, 25 lb. bag, $13.79. This made my list because you can easily spend double on Calrose rice at the store. It's common for a 10 lb. bag of calrose rice to be $12. This is a great cost effective alternative because it works out to only $0.55/ lb.!
Kirkland Signature Bath Tissue, $15.99. Did you know this is Costco's single best selling item in their stores? It's true! This toilet paper is a stock-up price (learn what a good rule of thumb is on how to know a good “stock-up price” on toilet paper) without even having to use coupons. Before I stocked up on Scott toilet paper last month at Smith's, I would regularly buy this toilet paper. It's a great everyday stock-up price which is nice because toilet paper is hard to stockpile!
Kirkland Signature Mexican Blend Shredded Cheese, 48 oz., $7.79. This cheese is a great price because it beats almost every store on their everyday price for cheese. I regularly pay $6.99-$7.99 for 32 oz. of cheese at Smith's, so for only $0.80 more for the Kirkland Signature brand, I get one extra pound of cheese. Winner!
Kirkland Signature Salted and Unsalted Sweet Cream Butter, 4-1lb. blocks, $7.69. Only $1.92/lb. without coupons. Nuff said.
Milk, 2 gallons, $3.39-$3.89 per gallon. When is the last time you paid $1.69 for a gallon of milk? You can also use Ibotta at Costco, so you can get an extra $0.25 from the milk Ibotta offer that has been coming around a lot lately!
Bananas, 3/lbs., $1.39. That's only $0.46 per pound! You should celebrate by downloading this free Chiquita banana ringtone! 🙂
Kirkland Signature Rotisserie Chicken, at least 3 lbs., $4.99. The oh-so-popular rotisserie chicken is popular for a reason. It's an easy dinner and it's $5. It's like the $5 hot and ready Little Caesars pizza, except it's chicken, and yummy. And can be used in countless recipes!!
Here are some other things I regularly buy that I did not get a picture of:
Earthbound Farm Spinach, 1 lb, $3.99
Berries, all varieties- When they are in season, Costco has the best price!
Frozen Strawberries, 4 lbs., $6.99
Frozen Pineapple, 4 lbs., $6.99
Frozen Mixed Berries, 4 lbs., $12.99
Oranges, 13 lb. box, $9.99
Kirkland Signature Frozen Tenderloin Chicken, 6 lbs., $16.49
Kirkland Signature Plain Greek Yogurt, 32 oz.pack of 2, $6.99
Kirkland Signature Pesto, 22oz., $6.99. – This makes for easy and yummy pasta recipes, and more!
I hope you like my list! What do you buy at Costco that you think is a good deal? Please, do tell!
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