Costco

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Would you recommend a Costco membership?
    Yes : (128 votes)
    73 %
    No : (9 votes)
    5 %
    I don't have a membership, but I may get one in the future : (24 votes)
    14 %
    I don't have a membership and I'm not interested in one : (11 votes)
    6 %
    Polls are fun : (3 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    2355 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    We don’t have Costco here, but we use Sam’s. If they are about the same, I would say go for it as long as you don’t mind buying in bulk. It’s definitely cheaper for some things, though not so much for others.

     

    Post # 4
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    1102 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @angelinthesnowxo:  we go + it’s fun to eat the samples! 🙂

    Post # 6
    Member
    2696 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    i love me some costco!

    Post # 7
    Member
    2696 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    so thats a yes!Lol

    Post # 8
    Member
    11740 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Yes, absolutely, as long as you have the space to store things in bulk.  I live in a one bedroom, and the 30 rolls of toilet paper you buy at once gets tough to store sometimes!

    Post # 11
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    2627 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    For us the biggest value comes from buying vegetables in bulk. I can usually buy cheaper meats on sale at the grocery store, but vegetables and fruit, eggs dairy, etc which we eat a lot of is great.

    Also other items like TP, paper towels, saran wrap etc.  Even though its bulk not all things are super huge so even a two person household can find value there for some basics. 

    Post # 13
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    3250 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @angelinthesnowxo:  As just a couple we have a CostCo membership. Perviously we had a Sam’s Club membership, but with some research found that CostCo tends to carry more items that don’t have high fructose corn syrup and they also pay a decent wage to their employees.

     

    Post # 14
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    2627 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @angelinthesnowxo:  I am not the person who voted no, but there are some reasons you may not want to join that I can think of

    • space is really limited (IE small fridge, almost no storage etc, you can only fit the smallest size laundry detergent and not even a large one
    • You have to pay in cash/debit (or american express) so you have to have the available money in order to shop
    • If you are not careful and stick to a list, it can get really expensive. Things are cheaper per unit, but since you are buying more units each item/pack is more money. So you lay out cash now to save later.
    • You can not save money/spend more if you are not careful about how much you buy at once. dont let food go to waste and buy only what you really can use/need. It takes a little diligence. 
    • You say Costco above, but there are other warehouse clubs and each club brand (as well as individual locations) will carry different stuff. Some people find a particular warehouse brand (Sams vs Costco vs BJs) fits them better. They target different demographics and have different merchandise/food.

    Post # 15
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    23 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Costco is the best! What i love the most is that I can always trust the quality of the items they sell there. They also have really fun stuff sometimes. For example, last weekend I bought an at-home gel manicure kit that came with everything you need plus 6 nail polishes for $30! That’s how much one gel manicure costs at the salon. Love me some Costco!!

    Post # 16
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    562 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    We are just two people, but my FI and I love Costco!! We don’t buy everything there, but we save on the things we do buy. Here’s what we get:

    -Eggs!

    -Veggies and fruit (bananas, avocados, raspberries, strawberries, mushrooms, spinach, recently, nectarines!)

    -Frozen fruit, if you make smoothies, is a great deal at Costco, and they have organic

    -Almond milk

    -Greek yogurt

    -Toilet paper

    -Wet cat food

    -Protein powder

    -Quinoa

    -Cereal

    -GAS. In our area, we don’t really have cheaper gas stations. Most are within five cents of each other. Cost is usually 20 cents cheaper per gallon. Saves us ton of money over the year.

    From time to time we’ll buy socks, frozen food items, luxury cheeses, seafood, meat, get our photos printed. Today I bought a 220 dollar Nikon camera at Costco for 150! It’s great for deals on electronics, tires, kitchen supplies, and other various stuff. It’s completely worth it, in my book.

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