THE REASON WE RE-JOINED COSTCO YESTERDAY
April 20, 2017 10:17am CST
It's been two years since we belonged to Costco. It just got to the point where we really couldn't be bothered going because we were beginning to find what we wanted cheaper elsewhere! Yesterday was different. We are updating our kitchen for resale purposes and the man that came to measure our counter tops said that his company couldn't compete with Costco when it came to the price of taps because of their buying power. We had our expired card and that got us in the door so, we went to check out the price of kitchen taps and he was right. We bought the tap and the savings more than covered our membership. Now, for the coming year, I'm going to save every receipt to find out exactly how much we spend and add notes to the file about the costs of other items that we had to buy elsewhere that were more expensive... Buy the time we need to renew our membership, I should know whether or not to bother! So what do you guys think of Costco. Are you getting good value for what it costs to join???
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• United States
We don't have Costco here but I do belong to Sams Club (which is probably the same). I find I need to be a savvy shopper to know what's a good deal and what isn't. I do buy my meat at Sams club and divide it and package it and stock up my freezer about once a month. As for Costco, guess it pays to join to get a cheaper price on your taps. I do know they have very good prices on prescriptions that are hard to beat.
• United States
I have never patronized Costco. Went with my sister, who is a member, and found it quite overwhelming. We do not buy in bulk, so we have little use for Costco. Glad you will be getting some good deals for things you need at Costco.
Over here, the warehouse concept never quite takes off. For one thing, our apartments here are very small, so it does not make sense to buy in bulk. Another reason is that fresh vegetables, fruits, and meat are available all year round. There is no need to stock up on frozen food either.
• Riga, Latvia
No Costco here but we do belong to a store called Promo and they are also for businesses like bars and restaurants. So you can get stuff in bulk and just regular but their prices for everything from groceries to other items always make for very good savings.
• Winder, Georgia
We don't have a cosco or Sam's Club near us. It's never been worth the expense to get the card. We did use SIL's mother's card once. I didn't like rat bathing was bagged everything pitch asks was in there original boxes. I can understand that. We shop at Ingles for the gas points and he pays under $2 a gallon. It's a dollar submerging, I get paid the 3rd of every month so I spend almost $600 in there, that subtracts 60 cents off each gallon of gas to fill the truck up. It's 10 cents off every $10 spent.