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Old 06-24-2015, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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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.
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Old 06-24-2015, 08:24 AM
 
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My regular purchases are nuts, coffee, frozen domestic wild caught shrimp (we got a bad batch of the imported frozen shrimp, never again!), all meats, bagels, pita chips, paper towels, dog food, plastic wrap (the Kirkland brand 2 pack, lasts me years), and pimento cheese with jalapeno. Also contact lens solutions and sleep aids.

Everything else is an impulse buy, and there are plenty of them!
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Old 06-24-2015, 09:31 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.

Do you actually join for one trip? Or do you as many, twist the arm of a member to come with them?

I last belonged in 2005 but ... usually only buy salad greens and discounted clothing on the few occasions I have gone with friends.
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Old 06-24-2015, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Kirkland brand Keurig pod coffee, 100 pods for $30 when on sale. Those pods are EXPENSIVE so I buy Costco's brand.
Kitchen garbage bags
Contractor garbage bags to line the trash can.
Steaks
Dishwasher soap Cascade
Laundry soap Arm & Hammer
Advil
Claritin

Anything else is impulse, so thankfully I go only every 2-3 months
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Old 06-24-2015, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I have no idea what a Costco is. Not one anyplace close to me.
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Old 06-24-2015, 11:30 AM
 
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Too big to go aisle by aisle and you only go once a year?

Sheesh I'm there once at least every week and a half. Well I buy gas there so...

Ok let's get down to basics-

Household cleaning products, paper items, kitchen products- foil etc. basically all the hard good uneatable supplies you consume throughout the year. MAKE A LIST going room by room.

Food. Coffee, no better price anywhere for the quality albeit limited selection. All non pershiables in boxes and bags that you consume less than fresh foods. Peanut butter, jelly, crackers, all sorts of can goods, spices, rice, pasta, dried fruits etc......

Frozen foods foods for freezer- lasagne, OJ, pure beef patties, bags of chicken parts, ALL the fresh proteins.

Ok biggest item. CHECK on what you pay for each item by ounce, lb, or other measure sqft etc... At your regular store throughout the year. NOT ALL ITEMS AT ALL TIMES in Costco are the best value by quantity depending on sales, season etc...

Oh pet food. Every year or two Costco puts its top line dog food on sale for a ridiculous price and I'll buy a years worth 12 35lbs bags and put them in the garage. Saved 200bucks that way several times instead of buying them throughout the year even when on regular sale.

Ok I'm done.

Going to get some rotisserie chickens tonight for the next couple of days going to be real hot and we don't want to cook.

Don't forget to hit the food court on the way out. 1.50hot dog meal or 4.00 chicken panini are two of my favs.

Yeah I've had to much coffee today... Costco.. Italian roast.
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Old 06-24-2015, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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NOT ALL ITEMS AT ALL TIMES in Costco are the best value by quantity depending on sales, season etc...
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5 Secret Codes You Need to Know About Costco's Prices to Get Even Better Deals « Cons
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Old 06-24-2015, 11:39 AM
 
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Samples.
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Old 06-24-2015, 12:00 PM
 
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Kirkland Solid Albacore Tuna
Charmin Toilet paper
Kleenex
Marinated artichoke hearts
Samples!

Oh and always a hot dog and coke on the way out.
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Old 06-24-2015, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Utah
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Paper towels
Kitchen garbage bags
Soft Soap

3lb block of cheese (I shred myself & freeze it to save money)
Cooked, sliced ham
Sausage
Frozen salmon filets
Breaded chicken patties (I make my own Malibu chicken, chicken parmesan or add them to a salad)
Frozen hashbrowns
Romaine lettuce
Grape tomatoes
Raspberries
Croissants
Almonds
Pistachios
Cashews
Gum

I usually go once a month.
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