The Best Food Items to Buy at Costco

by TTMK on November 14, 2017 · 0 comments

The following post is from Melissa Batai

There are so many reasons why I love my Costco membership, including all the many ways I can save on prescriptions, toiletries, vacations, car rentals and more.

However, there is also the simple fact that many foods are cheaper at Costco than at the grocery store.  In fact, there are some foods that I routinely buy that are so much cheaper at Costco, the savings cover the cost of my membership in just a few shopping trips.  Here are my favorite frugal food steals at Costco:

Organic Virgin Olive Oil.  You may have heard of the scandal that some olive oils sold at grocery stores are not really pure olive oil.  That’s not the case at Costco.  Not only is it pure olive oil, but it’s available at a fabulous price of $14.99 for 2 liters.

Chips.  If the kids like potato chips in their lunches, you can’t go wrong with Costco’s bulk bag.  For instance, Boulder Canyon chips are $5.79 for 24 ounces.  Or, you can buy 40 ounces of organic corn tortilla chips for $4.39.

Corn Tortillas.  Corn tortillas aren’t that expensive at the grocery store, but Costco takes the savings to a whole new level.  They sell 100 corn tortillas for $3.19.

Rice Milk.  If you can’t or choose not to have dairy, most of the dairy free milk options can be expensive.  A container of 32 ounce rice milk at a local grocery store costs $1.99 to $2.99 or more, but at Costco, I can buy a 12 pack for $12.79, making each container just $1.07!

Frozen Organic Strawberries.  Organic frozen fruit is so pricey at a grocery store.  Recently, I bought 10 ounces of frozen organic cherries for $2.49.  That comes out to $3.98 a pound, and that’s only with a fabulous sale.  At Costco, you can buy 4 pounds of frozen strawberries for $10.59.

Organic Greens.  Tired of the little bags of greens the regular grocery store sells?  You’ll never be short of greens if you buy them at Costco.  You can get a one pound bag of spinach for $3.79 or a one pound package of spring mix lettuce for $3.79.

Organic Carrots.  Our family of 5 goes through a 10 pound bag of organic carrots every week or two.  At Costco, that sets us back $4.49, meaning we’re getting our organic carrots for .45 cents a pound.  That’s a great deal!

Yeast.  If you make your own bread, don’t waste your time with those little, expensive packets of yeast that you buy in the grocery store.  Costco sells a large two pound block of yeast for $4.39.  When I used to make bread for my family regularly, I found that the savings in yeast alone throughout the year was enough to recoup the price of my yearly Costco membership, not including all of the other food items I bought for steep savings at Costco.

Our family eats organic as much as possible and also has some food intolerances like dairy, so I don’t know how much cheaper most conventional foods are at Costco.  However, I have shopped at Costco for years, and I know if you stick to a list and know your local prices, you will definitely save money.

Do you belong to Costco?  If so, what are your favorite grocery items to buy?

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