Shopping at Costco

@BelleStarr (32032)
Portland, Connecticut
November 19, 2017 8:05pm CST
First, let me say, I don't have a membership, I can't imagine with just the two of us buying in bulk makes any sense. But today, my daughter took me with her to Costco and I enjoyed myself. First, for $3.99 I bought the biggest brie I have ever seen, I see baked brie in my future. Then I bought a rotisserie chicken for $4.99 and it was ginormous. I then bought 2 loaves of whole grain bread still warm from the oven for $6.99 and lastly a bag of baby multi-color potatoes of $6.99. I am going to roast them for Thanksgiving. I was pretty impressed with what I got for my money and when I got home I made us chicken sandwiches on the whole grain bread and they were phenomenal. I am not convinced that it is worth my while to get a membership but I did find some bargains on my visit. Are you a member of one of the warehouse clubs?
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@jaboUK (50691)
• United Kingdom
20 Nov
No I'm not, though I do believe they have them in England. It sounds as if you got some real bargains, though the bread doesn't seem particularly cheap to me.
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
20 Nov
For fresh loaves of bakery bread here it would normally be more like $5 a loaf so $10 for the two loaves.
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@jaboUK (50691)
• United Kingdom
20 Nov
@BelleStarr I wouldn't expect to pay more than £1.25 for a similar loaf here.
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
20 Nov
@jaboUK I love the bread in England and obviously it is better priced than ours.
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@Fleura (6199)
• United Kingdom
20 Nov
Glad you got some good deals on things you wanted, although I agree with @JaboUK that the bread seems really expensive!
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
20 Nov
Bread is expensive here especially good fresh baked bread without preservatives. I pay between $5-7 for my loves of sourdough or a Boule when I buy at the bakery.
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@Fleura (6199)
• United Kingdom
21 Nov
@BelleStarr That's a lot, have you considered getting a bread maker?
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
20 Nov
I can get better deals at Winn Dixie or Walmart for the same stuff, so see no need to pay for a membership.
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
20 Nov
The Brie is twice the size of a normal brie and at $3.99 way cheaper than Walmart where I live and while the chickens may be the same price they are not the same size. But I agree one must deduct the price of the membership.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
20 Nov
@BelleStarr I can do better at other stores. It works for some people and doesn't for other
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@JudyEv (100918)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Nov
We're not. I don't think we'd make use of it enough for it to be worth our while.
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
20 Nov
That's what I figure but of course, you can buy TVs and appliances and jewelry etc. Some of the toys were very well priced.
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@amnabas (9927)
• Karachi, Pakistan
20 Nov
Well the chicken sandwiches are driving me crazy really.. Craving.
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
20 Nov
They were delicious lol and really worth the whole trip to Costco.
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@db20747 (661)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
21 Nov
Costcos is great. But you have to be careful. Buying in bulk could use up your money quickly. One bulk pack of gravy, rice and bread could wind up costing 200.00 of your food budget for the week and you didn't even get any meat.
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
21 Nov
As I said, I spent a little over $20 for 4 items. None of the packages I saw was so large as to sabotage my budget. My daughter bought bulk protein pancake mix that they use a lot and lots of blueberries.
@maezee (27805)
• United States
20 Nov
Nice. I am single so like your traun of thought I have no real need for bulk anything. But I have heard some people find great deals.
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
21 Nov
Yes and the TV prices actually looked very good.
• United States
20 Nov
We don't have Costco here but we do belong to Sams Club and it's just my daughter and myself. I find the membership to be worthwhile and we don't necessarily buy a lot on each trip. I find the meat better and less expensive than the supermarket and I just take the big package and divide it up and freeze it. Even a huge bag of potato chips is less than what you can buy in the supermarket for a bag half the size.
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
20 Nov
We have Sam's here too and BJs but Costco seems to be a little better at least so my kids tell me.
@Shellyann36 (8618)
• United States
20 Nov
We have a Sam's Club and a BJ's in our area and I am not currently a member of either of them. In the past, I have been a member of Sam's Club. With a large family like ours, it does come in handy. I never seem to have the money to pay the club membership though.
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
20 Nov
We have all three here so I have choices but I am cheap and I hate paying a membership fee. Though my kids tell me it is worth it when you need tires for your car.
@sallypup (21904)
• Moses Lake, Washington
20 Nov
I'm not a fan of those stores. I did go to Win-Co this past week, though.
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
20 Nov
I don't know Win-co. My son the teamster thinks Costco is one of the best companies in the country to work for and all my kids shop there. I did go once before with one of my friends. I will go again with my daughter I think.
@Elizaby (3405)
• Pensacola, Florida
20 Nov
NO, but I have gone with a friend to Sam's Club and since I don't need bulk it would not be a good use of funds to buy a membership as I can get some of the same items for near the same price at Walmart which is part of the same company
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
20 Nov
I have been to Sams in the past, Costco seems to be more upscale to me. I am a bargain hunter so the things I bought I thought we a good deal.
@fishtiger58 (30737)
• Momence, Illinois
20 Nov
I don't but my sister has a membership to Sam's Club so I go with her now and then.
@TRBRocks420 (62184)
• Banks, Oregon
20 Nov
No but we really should be, probably the reason why is we never go over that way.
@cahaya1983 (9597)
• Malaysia
20 Nov
We're members of the supermarket and hypermarket we often buy groceries from. They do offer pretty good deals for members.
@Courtlynn (50834)
• United States
20 Nov
We have a membership for BJs. Only $50 for a year. We use it every month to get deli meat, big 2 pack of hershey syrup, 10lb bag of potatoes for $3 ish. We used to use it more often and for way more things but stopped buying so much there about 1 year or 2 ago.
@andriaperry (33114)
• Anniston, Alabama
20 Nov
No, I can do better buying from the smaller stores and using coupons
@YrNemo (8553)
20 Nov
A good friend invited me to go with her once, but since she is terribly forgetful, I guess that will happen in the next 3 years. (Someone said Costco and buying bulk there is the reason why many people got obese, how do you think?)