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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12-07-2016 18:12 #1
Who has a Costco membership???
12-07-2016 18:33 #2Senior Member
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- Jan 2014
Oh - great thread idea, I'd love to hear also
12-07-2016 18:35 #3
I really want to check it out.
12-07-2016 18:39 #4
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.
12-07-2016 18:45 #5
Nappies any cheaper?
12-07-2016 19:22 #6
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).
12-07-2016 19:30 #7
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.
12-07-2016 20:05 #8
Who has a Costco membership???
We have a business membership and go every 2 months and regularly buy:
Chia seeds ( organic)
Quinoa ( organic)
Coconut oil ( organic)
Champagne ( Moet or Veuve)
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!
12-07-2016 21:01 #9
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.
Viva paper towel
I don't find many things cheaper than my local supermarket.
You need to know your prices....
12-07-2016 21:34 #10
I buy school snacks - fruit sticks, rice rolls that my girls love and are soooo cheap.
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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