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Old 06-25-2015, 01:17 AM
 
Location: Finally Seattle!
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Or if you are like me, the will to pay the $200 for that 20 lb roast.
There's also that! lol I had to stop in the other day and saw they had Brisket on sale for $2.88/lb. The smallest one I could find was 15lbs and really, that's cheap, but where in the world would I put it?!
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Old 06-25-2015, 08:48 AM
 
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There's also that! lol I had to stop in the other day and saw they had Brisket on sale for $2.88/lb. The smallest one I could find was 15lbs and really, that's cheap, but where in the world would I put it?!
My suggestion would be get it home, use a good knife to cut it into reasonable (for your family size) pieces and individually freeze what you don't use today for convenient use later. If you can't fit 15 lbs total of beef in 2 pound bags in your freezer, you either have no freezer or you probably have a lot of stuff in there that is too old anyway. Are you really going to eat those lean cuisine meals that were on sale two years ago?
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Old 06-25-2015, 08:53 AM
 
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Chicken thighs - $0.99/lb - best deal in town
Some bulk paper goods (TP, towels, tissues)
Frozen org veggies
WW bread
Detergent on coupon, or Kirkland brand
Occasionally - shoes, socks, pants, jackets

The local Market Basket house brands when on sale are about as cheap as Costco, and in more convenient sizes. I clip coupons from the Sunday paper (it's long since paid for the subscription) and use them to pick up discounted items at the MB. Costco doesn't accept 3rd party coupons, although BJ's does.

I had a BJ's 60 day membership deal from Groupon that cost $10 and included a $15 credit, so in effect they paid us $5 to try them out. It's approximately as good as Costco -- slightly different inventory. Costco is overall better I think. Now BJ's offers me a $20 deal to renew for a year, and I'll probably do it just for the convenience; we often drive past the BJs, whereas Costco is out of the way.

Costco has great stuff, especially if you're shopping for 3 or more people. For a single person, it's probably not worth it unless you are a binge shopper with a good size pantry storage and a large freezer!
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Old 06-25-2015, 08:58 AM
 
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I load up on frustration. People seem to develop the shoppers' equivalent of road rage in Costco. They block the aisle with their carts, block the aisle with their bodies while sexting on cell phones or just doing nothing, run up on people with their carts, cut in front of everyone else in line, and I won't even go what a hassle it is to try to find a parking space. And although there are some good deal, many things aren't a bargain. What a mess! I have convinced my wife not to renew our membership next year.
Not sure what this means. I've been to at least 15 Costco locations around the country, and every one of them had enough parking places to host the Super Bowl. Now if you mean find a CLOSE parking space, my suggestion would have been to be there any day when they open, or M-Th for the last hour or so, much less crowded, sometimes to the extent of being a little spooky. These times pretty much eliminate the rest of your problems as well.
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Old 06-25-2015, 09:17 AM
 
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We are going soon and I can't remember the favorites. It's too big to go aisle by aisle so I thought I'd ask what are your favorites. We only go about once every year and I want to make this trip worthwhile.
Many thanks.
My wife feels the same way, and misses a lot of products that she WOULD use if she realized they were there.

The 20' tall shelves with canyon style aisles can be intimidating, as well as the mountain of each product down the main aisles. Try to focus on the signs over each product, they put the size of the store into perspective. Don't waste time looking at any shelf above eye level, that's all warehouse stock and not for you to buy.

There are only 30 or 40 products down many of the aisles, less selection than you find in a 5' section of shelves in a regular supermarket.
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Old 06-25-2015, 09:19 AM
 
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Old 06-25-2015, 09:30 AM
 
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Debt
This ought to be good.....so why does shopping at Costco for groceries equal debt?
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Old 06-25-2015, 09:35 AM
 
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Debt
They do accept cash, so no debt involved.
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Old 06-25-2015, 10:14 AM
 
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I haven't bought any produce at Costco lately because most of the stuff they have aren't that cheap and not the best quality.

They have probably the worst selection of eggs, the farm they picked eggs from here in the NorthEast is terrible. Those eggs are way too runny and doesn't taste flavorful at all.

Not much selection of sliced cheeses or cold cuts.

I ended up spending way more money at BJs than Costco. I have both memberships for years and only buy Costco Kirkland stuff.
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Old 06-25-2015, 10:19 AM
 
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They do accept cash, so no debt involved.
Not just cash, you can use your debit card no matter what logo is on it...and they are changing their exclusive deal with Am Ex...soon they will take any credit card if you are one that gets reward miles. ( I have a friend that pays sll her bills with a card...then pays if off right away. She travels all sorts of places for free.)
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