Ok, that's a big fat lie. But Costco is still pretty amazing.Remember how much it can save you to buy bulk? Really take advantage when you can! (P.S...my friend just told me that Target now has a bulk foods section and you can get two big boxes of cereal for $3 something! Great deal!)
Here are a few great deals I snagged while at Costco today:
- My son and I shared one of their foot-long (uber delicious) hotdogs + drink (with free refills!) for only $1.50. Cheapest lunch on the planet, I'm pretty sure.
- We took advantage of all the free samples, of course. Today they had spaghetti. My son was in H-E-A-V-E-N.
- We hit up the dairy section to get whole milk for my son. Why Costco? Because you get a box of 2 gallons for $3.96. NOT BAD.
- We grabbed a pepperoni take-n-bake Costco pizza. My family LOVES Costco pizza (because you have have as many toppings as you want and it's STILL only $9.99...plus they are huge...) and the take-n-bake ones are great too. This month they are $3 off so it's only $6.99 for a pepperoni! (No coupon needed.) I bought one to cook and one to stick in my freezer for a quick meal in the future.
- This last deal is THE BIG KAHUNA. By the meat section they were sampling deli turkey. I took a sample and told the lady, "Oh I love this stuff, I just bought a pack on Friday". Then I looked at the sign and the price said $2.
"So it's $2 for just one?"
She said the most beautiful words...
"Nope, it's $2 for the whole pack."
What?? I just paid $8 for the EXACT SAME THING 5 days ago! She said the date on the package was coming up in a few days so they had to sell them quick, today is the only day they are on sale before they throw them out.
Needless to say I grabbed 14 of them.
So basically I got 28lbs of quality turkey for, that's right, $28. Do the math. That's $1 per lb. That's AH-MAYZ-ING. Luckily I have a big freezer with space. Even though the meat "sell by" date is coming up in 2 days I'll just freeze it, and it's good as new once it thaws out!
One other perk:
I know some people are ANTI - credit card people. I, however, am very PRO credit cards. If you use them responsibly and only buy what you can afford to pay off, they have GREAT perks.
I have the Costco Amex card. I get cash back from Amex 1x each year, and I also get cash from Costco 1x per year. They are separate rewards.
I got my rewards this month, and it was $136.08 to spend at Costco! For doing nothing but using my credit card for groceries that I would buy anyway!
My total bill was $49.61(I bought other things not mentioned here)
I used my $136 Costco rewards money
I had $86.47 leftover
They don't let you only use part of your rewards cash, so they gave me REAL CASH for the rest! So I walked out of Costco with a (basically) FREE cart of groceries, and $86 dollars in my wallet that I didn't have when I got there.
God bless Costco.
Happy savings to you, hope your savings day is as good as mine has been so far! :)