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    Default Who has a Costco membership???

    Tell me about Costco.... it it worth it. Thinking about joining so when dp is home (he works fifo) we can go and do a stock up shop.... things that will last me while he is away I'm thinking toilet paper, laundry powder, school snacks. Its about a 40 min drive from where I live.

    Tell me whats the best buys at costco???

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    Oh - great thread idea, I'd love to hear also

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    I really want to check it out.

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    There's been threads in the past if you search them. In summary: yes you can save money but you would probably save more money by working the Coles/woollies specials.

    The things I buy there are lamingtons, giant garbage bags, and baby bell cheese. Think toilet paper is popular too.

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    Nappies any cheaper?

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    I buy dishwashee tablets, toilet paper, baby wipes, Ayam coconut cream and milk, coconut oil, avocado oil, quinoa, coconut sugar, bakers flour, frozen blueberries, frozen mango, hershey's cocoa powder, chocolate chips, coffee beans, chia seeds, almonds, lamb packs, tinned tomatoes.

    Do I make enough savings worth the membership? Unsure. Maybe break even. But the whole family loves a costco trip so I think its worth it.

    Oh and their petrol is cheap apparently. I havent fueled up there as we have fuel cards but once they expire I'll start filling up whenever I am out that way (20 mins from home).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdez View Post
    Nappies any cheaper?
    They can be. A box of Junior Huggies nappies pants will be on sale for $25. As opposed to $30-33 at Coles and woolies.

    The fuel is definitely worth the membership if your Costco has one and is not too far away. We're about 15 minutes away and diesel is on average 11-16 c per litre cheaper.

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    Default Who has a Costco membership???

    We have a business membership and go every 2 months and regularly buy:
    Toilet paper
    Paper towels
    Mineral water
    Washing detergent
    Cleaning products
    Deoderant
    Toothpaste
    Coconut milk
    Chia seeds ( organic)
    Quinoa ( organic)
    Coconut oil ( organic)
    Champagne ( Moet or Veuve)
    Babybel cheese
    Dry dog food ( wheat free Costco brand)
    If we have parties coming up I'll also get chips, chocolates and nuts , I've also bought some Kate Spade wallets and handbags and a kitchen aid food processor

    it's brilliant at Halloween and Xmas time as they have heaps of American stuff I've never seen in our shops - decorations, toys, books, kitchen stuff - I bought real cabbage patch dolls last Xmas for $20 ( retailed at target for $49) I've bought heaps of Disney stuff ( toy story, Cars, Avengers, Star Wars toys, clothes and towells ) and they have 50m rolls of Xmas wrap for $15 !
    Every time you go they have random new stuff that you may never see again , mum and I went the day before good Friday this year ( not the intention but just happened to go on that day) and they literally had a truck turn up from the fish markets unloading thousands of kilos of just caught Yamba king prawns they were selling for $27 a kilo ($44 before Easter at my seafood shop) so we bought 4 kilos and they were the best we've ever had and dad usually gets them straight from the fish markets!

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    Fuel... I've noticed that there isn't a difference anymore

    There big cakes are great $26 and serves 48 people
    Even there regular cakes $20 you can't go wrong, there laminations are yummy.

    Mince meat is cheap, other meats I find Cheaper at my local butcher.
    Lamb pack is really AWESOME value

    I buy the Huggies baby wipes.
    Toilet paper
    Viva paper towel

    I don't find many things cheaper than my local supermarket.

    You need to know your prices....

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    I buy school snacks - fruit sticks, rice rolls that my girls love and are soooo cheap.
    Babybel cheese
    Grated cheese and tasty cheese slices.
    I usually buy a lamb pack which I get 7 meals out of it for a family of 6 (2 roasts, shanks, chops, stew,) for around $70.
    All the health food is cheap like coconut oil, cacao, quinoa etc.
    I can never go home without buying the pre made Caesar wraps and cooked chicken legs.


 

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