After attempting to buck the trend for (too) long, we joined Costco a little over a year ago.
That being said, the closet one to us is about 45 minutes away, so I only find myself there about once a month, sometimes less.
When I do go, I always look for my favorite staples and leave just a little wiggle room for impulse buys. They always seem to get me with their clothing, of all things. I’ve gotten workout gear that I love for both N and me, pajamas for the girls, and even a pair of Hunter boots. Around Christmas time, I found a few great deals on toys for the girls and made a mental note about their American Girl discounted gift cards. And don’t you just love their double-sided “sister carts” as my girls call them?
These are my favorite buys, in no particular order:
-Kirkland baby wipes. These are THE BEST baby wipes I’ve ever used. I like them because they are so big and textured.
-While I’m over in the paper goods, I always stock up on whatever is in low supply at our house: paper towels, napkins, foil, ziplocks, etc. the Kirkland brand is great!
-Nuts. We eat a lot of nuts in our house and they have bulk bags for great prices. I also love their dried fruit selection and prices for a boost to make trail mix
-Chicken packs, so much cheaper than the grocery store and high quality too. We buy all of our beef and pork from local farmers but I have had their steaks (delicious) and salmon (so good) too
-Their Gluten free flour blend is great and much cheaper than our grocery store
-Frozen blueberries, we go through this whole 3lb bag in a month. We add blueberries to our oatmeal, cereal, pancakes, and anything else we can think of
-Cheerios (finally gluten free!) and steel cut oats. The oats are such a good price and the container lasts us about a month, depending on how “into” oatmeal we are that month
-peanut butter, I love their natural peanut butter and we go through both jars in about a month.
-Kerrygold butter, this is my favorite butter and I love buying it in bulk here
-Tomato paste, we use this for so many things, especially homemade pasta sauce and pizza sauce. I love having a large supply on hand
-coconut oil, this is THE BEST place to buy coconut oil in bulk and it is great. We use it for cooking, baking, and sauteing (great butter replacement for MG)
-Maple syrup, another great bulk item and I love the consistency and quality of it.
(A lot of those things mentioned above are organic too, if you’re into that sort of thing)
No sponsorship here, just passing on a few tips for a place I’ve grown to love.
We are cold and wet over here, though the blizzard they called for (in our area at least) was a big flop. It’s supposed to be really warm again Sunday and I’ve got some new fabric and monogramming to tide me over until then.