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Old Yesterday, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Yep. That's us. Sucked into saving money? Oh no! If we think we need it, who is to say we don't? I'm pretty sure we are the best judge of that.
Yeah, it's great to have a year's supply of shampoo and soaps and who knows what sitting around....good luck, maybe some buying in the huge bulks give to the poor too, how dumb of me not to think that.

Just so much money today and the bulk people know that. How ever did my folks raise 3 kids a family of 5 and no bulk buying,,,,shame on them.
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Old Yesterday, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Asheville NC
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Yeah, it's great to have a year's supply of shampoo and soaps and who knows what sitting around....good luck, maybe some buying in the huge bulks give to the poor too, how dumb of me not to think that.

Just so much money today and the bulk people know that. How ever did my folks raise 3 kids a family of 5 and no bulk buying,,,,shame on them.
Why so snarky?? We have a lot of storage capacity. We buy non-perishables , paper products, hand soap, dish detergent, etc. from Costco as well as great cuts of meat. It not only saves us money, it saves us time and effort. Not so many trips to the store. There were four kids in my family, and for sure my mom purchased the ďfamily sizeĒ or ďeconomy size,Ē whenever she could to save money.
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Old Yesterday, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Rust'n in Tustin
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Toilet paper, laundry soap, paper plates... Never goes bad.
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Old Yesterday, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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Yeah, it's great to have a year's supply of shampoo and soaps and who knows what sitting around....good luck, maybe some buying in the huge bulks give to the poor too, how dumb of me not to think that.

Just so much money today and the bulk people know that. How ever did my folks raise 3 kids a family of 5 and no bulk buying,,,,shame on them.
Let's see... if I have a year's supply of things that don't go bad... I saved money on the item, I saved time by not going to store every year, and I save gas. It's a win/win/win.

Sure, I COULD spend more money on it and go to the store more often, but why in the world would I if I don't have to?
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Old Yesterday, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Rust'n in Tustin
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Plus Costco hotdogs and Costco pizza ain't too bad either. Talk about a cheap lunch.
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Old Yesterday, 05:28 PM
 
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Plus Costco hotdogs and Costco pizza ain't too bad either. Talk about a cheap lunch.
Those are the only two things I miss about no longer shopping at Costco.
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Old Yesterday, 05:33 PM
 
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Costco has pretty cheap Medications. No need to be a member to use their pharmacy but they'll insist on escorting you to the pharmacy
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Old Yesterday, 05:43 PM
 
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I'm sorry if this has been covered before and I imagine maybe it has and I'm sure parts of it has, like with the cutting cable thread. There are many pretty well known things like senior discounts at restaurants. (I don't qualify for all of them yet)

I'd be interested in programs that those who are retired can take advantage of to pay out less. I already cut cable and I've started on the process of cutting cell phone costs. (anything cheaper than $100 a month for 4 phones unlimited)?

There has to be a lot of things I've not even considered yet.
I find grocery shopping at Aldiís, instead of our local Publix saves us about $300/ month. Groceries at Publix for two people, could run us easily $150 a week. And includes pet supplies and sundries. A weekly trip Aldiís runs about about $75 for the same items.

Costco didnít work out for us, we ended up buying stuff we didnít need, specially since itís only the 2 of us, we donít need to buy in bulk.

When I was still working, iím really enjoyed shopping for clothing, shoes and accessories. I have been going through my closet and donating business items but I will not wear again. I have kept some items for church and outings. I mostly live in jeans and T-shirts now and frankly both DH and I have enough clothes to probably last us for the rest of our lives.

Shopping for entertainment is out for us. Weíre on a budget and have cut out some items. For example we donít have more than one streaming system at a time. Weíre right now really enjoying British mystery and TV shows so we are streaming quite a bit on Prime and let go of Netflix.

We enjoy going out, but itís expensive so unless itís a special event, we try to eat at home. Plus I cook better lol.
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Old Yesterday, 05:52 PM
 
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Fortunately for me, I've never enjoyed shopping, especially for clothes. I'll buy something if I need it and even then, I'm in and out of the store in a few minutes. It's the same thing for groceries. I make a list, buy what I need and check out. I never understood how people find enjoyment in lingering inside of stores, but that's me.

I'm going to correct myself because the exception to this was shopping at Costco. You never knew what new products they brought in week to week which made shopping more fun, but more expensive as well for me.

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Old Yesterday, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Rust'n in Tustin
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Those are the only two things I miss about no longer shopping at Costco.
One of the Costco's by me has an outdoor food court. No membership required.
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