Did you know that there is a special way to spend your money at Costco? Being a member of these elite warehouses surely has its benefits. You will see customers lining up with full shopping cars at any time of day.
You may be thinking that Costco has the most unbeatable deals, but that’s only if you know how to work the system.
Don’t Buy- Kirkland Laundry Detergent
If you are searching to save some cash than Kirkland laundry detergents what you need. However, you will also need to buy new clothes because they will most likely ruin everything. Not only is it horrible for your jeans, but it can also cause many health risks like allergic reactions and respiratory problems.
On top of everything, it’s not eco friendly at all!
Buy- Maple Syrup
Likely, your favorite brunch spots don’t even use the real maple syrup and use another form of corn syrup. Thankfully, Kirkland has created its own official Pure male Syrup at an affordable price.
Don’t Buy- Books
If you are there just to look, then go ahead and check out the book aside at Costco. The prices are a bit less than normal book stores, but Amazon has better prices by far.
Even better, some bookstores offer used books.
Buy- Toilet Paper
One of the best things about Costco is that you can buy in bulk. While you can get a 30 pack of toilet paper there, this also takes up quite a bit of space in your home. You may be contemplating your purchase because of this detail.
However, you should trust us because the price is unbeatable.
Buy- Olive Oil
The olive oil you can use in any dish you want. It is recommended to have always had it handy because you never know when you’ll need it Costco has huge bottles that you can stock up on at home. It’s inexpensive, organic, and the best quality you can find.
Don’t Buy- Ground Coffee
For us, coffee is the first thing we add to our grocery list. We can never manage throughout the day without a hot cup of joe first thing in the morning. If you feel the same then pay attention. Don’t choose your coffee based on the size, here you need quality!
If you want fresh coffee go with a smaller size.
Whether the warehouses are closed, with a Costco membership you will always have access to their gas stations. With unbeatable prices, you can never go wrong.
Just don’t forget to show your membership card!
Don’t Buy- Kirkland Light Beer
Even though Kirkland has its own beer brand, you are better off with well-known brands like Budweiser, Corona, and Guinness. Unfortunately, Kirkland doesn’t know how to brew their own beer just yet so be careful before trying their light beer.
Buy- Frozen Fruits
You may be inclined to purchase a second freezer when it comes to this product because Costco has crazy deals that will make you want to stock up. You can buy frozen fruit and frozen veggies too!
Don’t Buy- Fresh Fruits And Veggies
Okay, don’t be fooled with this one. It may be intriguing to purchase fruit in bulk at Costco but actually you can find it cheaper at another store.
Your nearby store will probably have lower prices, especially for fruits not in season.
Don’t Buy- Spices
Most spices don’t expire but they do lose flavor when they have been on your shelf for a long time. If you usually cook for around two or four people then smaller jars are your best option. Buying in bulk is better for restaurants where they are cooking for many people.
Vanilla is special because unlike other spices, this flavoring does not lose its flavor. Buying a large bottle of vanilla extra is a great use of your money. Take this product and get baking!
Don’t Buy- Tissues
While ordinary tissue paper is fine for an every day sneeze but when it comes to a cold, you usually will benefit from strong or better quality tissue paper. While you can definitely save money when you purchase a large amount.
Just remember that Kirkland’s product is not very soft and are extra thin.
Costco’s tire center has everything you need from discounts to impeccable service and everything in between. Most people depend on Costco when they need new tires and even individuals without memberships can benefit.
Don’t Buy- Soda
While you may think its logical to buy soda at Costco while you are already shopping for food you may want to think twice. It can be a hassle to go to more than one location, but the grocery store has even better deals.
You can always find sales marks so just look out for them.
Don’t Buy- Diapers
Being a parent is expensive and you go through diapers faster than you think. You probably think it’s smarter to buy in bulk, but this item is super heavy to take home and you will go through them faster than you think. With Amazon, you can receive excellent discounts and they offer free delivery.
Buy- Breakfast Cereal
Everyone loves to eat cereal whether you are an adult or toddler. Costco is the best place to buy this item from. They have all the brands you want, at lower prices. Even better they are sold in huge boxes and stay fresh on the shelf. However, if you don’t plan to open them right away then wait before opening because at the end of the day this product will go stale wherever you purchase from.
Buy- Plastic Wrap
When you visit Costco to make sure to buy a giant supply of plastic wrap because this warehouse has all the brands that you need. You can keep as many boxes as you need for as many years, and the price is undeniably great.
Don’t Buy- Shampoo Or Soap
Just like soft drinks, shampoos and soap products are always on sale at the supermarket. Don’t waste your money buying them at full price even from Costco. Make sure to check out the deals at other stores first.
You can never go wrong with stocking up on oatmeal, and if you are going to do so then you can benefit from Costco’s 60-package items. There is no deal like it at the normal grocery store and you will save around $10! Just make sure to clear out your shelf, this item takes up quite a bit of space.
Buy- Healthy Bite-Sized Snacks
Unfortunately, healthy food doesn’t come cheap. This makes eating healthy difficult because you can’t always afford these high prices. Thankfully at Costco, you can! For just $12 you can get 32 pieces of Aussie bites.
When it comes to snacks, nuts are delicious but expensive! The best solution we have for you is to buy them in large amounts. Also at Costco, they come in a great jar that keeps them staying fruit for the long run.
Don’t Buy- Condiments
Keep in mind that mustard, ketchup, and mayonnaise stay in good condition for a while. With that being said, you should also know that as soon as they are opened they need to be stored in the fridge so make sure you have enough room.
Don’t Buy- Salsa
Costco is the place to go when you need large size of salsa to serve your party guests. However, if it’s just you then we recommend the smaller size because you don’t want it to go rotten!
Packing lunches for your children just got easier with pre-made snacks. Whether you are looking for salty or sweet food items, Costco is your place. The large boxes have excellent deals and are very resourceful.
Medicines and probiotics or vitamins can become quite expensive and this is usually because of the brand name. But did you know that Kirkland’s products are just as useful? You can even buy a large bottle at half the price! Now that is a score.
Many products run by batteries and you never know when you’ll need this energy source. I know this isn’t what we like to hear, but the truth is that batteries can be very expensive. Be sure to stock up on Duracell batteries next time you are at the Costco location.
If your family is the type to finish milk quickly then Kirkland is exactly what you are looking for. When it comes to quantity, Costco is your place. But if you don’t need all that milk then better try somewhere else.
Buy- Coffee Cups
Individual coffee sizes are super cheap and easy to use. However, they are also terrible for the environment. The Kirkland brand has better quality and tastier options than most brands.
If you’re already gone ruin the environment may as well go with this option!
Buy- Rotisserie Chicken
Costco is known for the incredible $5 rotisserie chicken. It is their most famous product and everyone knows it. It is a ready-made chicken that is absolutely delicious! It’s large enough to feed the whole family and have for the next day!
Don’t Buy- Toothpaste
Don’t be tempted to buy toothpaste from Costco, when in reality its always on sale at any store. You will end up finding better deals at the pharmacy or supermarket nearby.
Buy- Peanut Butter
I don’t think we have ever met anyone who doesn’t love peanut butter, or if they don’t its usually because they are allergic! With the family jar, you can save so much money and never run out. Head to your local Costco and grab as much peanut butter and almond butter as you can!
At Costco, you can purchase bagels that are so tasty! You can buy just two at a great price with so many options to choose from. Even if you can’t finish them just go ahead and place them in your freezer for a later time!
Don’t Buy- Kirkland Almond Milk
If you have a problem with regular milk than Almond milk from Almond Breeze is exactly what you are looking for. Even though the Kirkland brand is organic, they could do better on their ingredients and taste.
Tahina can be the best salad dressing or even a snack spread on a rice cake. Unfortunately, the delicious sesame spread is not cheap, so you will probably benefit from buying in a large amount. just make sure to put in the refrigerator after use!
Buy – Bacon
Did you know that you can find great bacon even at Costco? Costumers are raving about it but the problem is you will need to purchase a lot at one time! Fortunately, it comes at a great price.
Buy – Bacon Crumbles
Sliced bacon is great but so is bacon crumbles! You can add them to any dish and they are the perfect addition to spruce up your meal.
You can certainly never go wrong.
Buy: Fresh eggs
Buying eggs from Costco can be great for two reasons. With amazing prices, there are so many options that you can never go wrong with what you choose to bring home.
Buy: Hot dogs and soda at the food court
While many believe that pizza is the all-round best item to buy at Costco’s food court, others would argue that hot dogs and soda are the best deal you can find. Even more, it’s known as the best hotdog in America!
Buy: The acai bowl at the food court
The Costco food court has so many food items to choose from and an acai bowl is just another wonderful product on the list. Even better, it’s just $5! People are raving about it so much that it was featured in the news!
Cheese lovers listen up, the cheese aisle at Costco is a safe heaven for you. There are incredible options to choose from at the absolute best deals. For just under $20 you can get a good amount of cheese platters for several dinner parties.
Skip: Signature gas grill
Costco has its gas grill for half of the price of normal grills but it’s important to keep in mind that it doesn’t work so well. Also, you usually can’t find replacements if parts stop working.
Buy: Organic berries
We know we said that you’re better off buying produce from other grocery stores, but blueberries are an exception. When they are in season, you can find them at Costco for incredible deals.
They are so tasty and delicious!
Skip: Flour, baking powder, and dried yeast
The unfortunate thing about baking products is that they can’t stay on the shelf for too long. Avoid buying items like baking powder, dried yeast, and flour in large amounts because they will just go bad.
Instead, purchase at small amounts at a time.
Buy: Kirkland organic coconut water
If you love coconut water then Kirkland’s 12 pack of organic coconut water is exactly for you! It is rated five stars and comes at a great price! You should be able to have enough for a long time!
Buy: Verka organic yogurt
At Costco, you can get a 64- ounce of Verka organic yogurt for just a bit more than a 16 ounce at the local store. It is extremely tasty especially compared to other whole milk products. It received a great review from an organization promoting family farming.
Out of all the Costco yogurts, this ones the best!
Skip: Las Fortunitas tortilla chips
While Costco does sell, Las Fortunitas chips, you should avoid them because they are so large there’s no way you will finish them. They also have so man hydrogenated oils that they are rated less than a B minus!
Buy: Kerrygold butter
Costco has plenty of butter brands to choose from and the Kirkland option is great! If you want higher quality you can also get Kerrygold. This type is made from milk from grass-fed cows.
Buy: Kirkland vodka
You should never go anywhere else when it comes to alcohol. They have the best deals and best house brand products that you may think you are drinking grey goose! Kirkland French vodka I an absolute favorite!