I went to Costco’s opening day because of the lure of free eggs. I figured we’d paid our $60 joining fee so we might as well get a freebie and I was hoping that 8am on Friday would be more manageable then the expected craziness over the weekend. It was great- I was in and out in under an hour and I spent less then $150. I was strong and didn’t buy kilos of Reeces Pieces or anything else we wouldn’t use/didn’t need. I didn’t look at the electrical or homewears or booze etc because by the time we had done the food the bub was ready to go.
I was genuinely surprised at some of the prices. It is cheap. Sometimes seriously cheap. I can’t see how we could do a weekly shop there and get everything we need but for non-perishables and frozen food etc, this will be where I go. One thing that didn’t see much value in was the fresh fruit and veg- I think the Farmers Markets are still unbeatable for that. I didn’t spend much time in the meat and fish area because that’s where my son had a dummy spit but I was impressed at the quality and variety.
Armed with my camera phone I clicked away at the prices so that I could nerd it up and write them down for anyone who is curious. This is just a tiny fraction of what is there- I concentrated on the stuff we eat and use but it gives you a good idea.
!! indicates my perceived bargain finds.
4 pack of Colgate Total toothpaste $9.79 ($2.44 each) !!!
Rexona or Dove deodorant $18.59 for 6 ($3.09 each) !!
48 rolls of Sorbant TP $22.48
Pack of 4 colgate toothbrushes $13.99 ($3.49)
Pack of 3 Olay Total Effects Moisturizer $65.89 ($21.96)
Mega box of Huggies nappies 148 (Toddler size) $57.99
704 Kirklands babywipes $21.99
720 Huggies wipes $31.79
6 lunch sized bowls of wonton soup $13.89
Blueberries $6.29kg (!!!!)
6 Salmon Steaks (1.2kg) $17.99 (!!!)
Big quiches $8.99
Sliced cheese tray 900grams $10.29 !!
Chicken breasts $8.49kg !!
Diced Beef $9.99kg !!
500grams sliced ham $5.99
18 eggs $2.89 (didn’t realise they were caged eggs until we got home because they were giving them away for free)
1kg bucket of bocconcinni $12.99 (!!!!)
2kg bucket of feta $15.69
1kg Philly cooking cream $7.39
Yoplait 12 pack $5.49 (!!!!)
2kg Greek yoghurt $5.49
1kg Jalna yoghurt $4.19 !!
800ml jar of Korma sauce $7.89
3 tins of beans $2.99
1.3kg peanut butter $5.69 !!
2x Abbots bakery loaves of bread $6.59 ($3.29)
3x corn thins $9.49 ($3.16 pack)
1kg Tahini $8.79
1L Maple Syrup $15.89 !!
2.2kg canned tomatos $2.69
1.8kg Quinoa $10.99 (!!!)
10kg rice $29.99
1L Mayo $8.99
Huge jar of pickles $4.69
860g Seeded mustard $8.39
4 bottles of Fountain tomato sauce $7.49 ($1.80each)
Big bottle of Tabasco $5.99 !!
3 jars of pesto $10.49 ($3.49)
1.5kg Reeces pieces $14.99
1kg coffee beans $20