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Costco - any tips or bargains please

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LIZS Sat 08-Aug-09 12:24:03

Hoping to join this pm (payslip and utility bill at the ready !). What should we particularly look out for while we are there.

GrapefruitMoon Sat 08-Aug-09 12:29:18

Depends on what you like to eat really! I find a lot of stuff is not particularly cheaper than a normal supermarket though....

Things I have found good value are:

Large tubs of olives & feta (if you like them or are having a party)

Large packs of sausages - can split & freeze

Boxes of 30 croissants & pain au raisins for £3.99

Washing powder

Large tin of hot chocolate

Swedish meatballs


Look out for a leaflet in the trolley as you go in - often have discount coupons...

esselle Sat 08-Aug-09 12:33:05

Costco is opening here in Melbourne in a couple of weeks time and I cannot wait!! grin

MadameCastafiore Sat 08-Aug-09 12:35:07

Normal Meatballs - in the fresh meat counter - you can make theminto smaller ones for the DCs - a tray does about 10 meals for the kids at £5.99 so a complete bargain.


Ham - we buy a couple of big packs, package them up into smaller portions and freeze.

Salmon - again we portion it up and freeze it.

Diet coke - the cans are very cheap.

They do a few nice Pinot Grigios that are reasonable.

lizziemun Sat 08-Aug-09 13:28:52

If you have children I find their baby wipes are very good value and also i find they do not give my children a reaction.

As others have said their meat is good quality.

Dh like their photo paper for printing our photo's.

I usually make a list of what i am looking for from the usual suprermarkets (prices and quality) to compare.

LIZS Sat 08-Aug-09 17:14:17

Thansk for that . Didn't buy much this time but at least have a feel for what and how much for next time. Obviously stock comes and goes, how do you get updates as to what is coming in - do they email, mailshot or via website ?

BloodshotEyeballs Sun 04-Oct-09 16:22:39

I finally joined yesterday after many months of trying to find a way in and I was walking round like Charlie in the Chocolate factory! Didn't buy much although was very pleased with my catering size tub of marmite <<mmmm>> and loads of cokes but I need to really sit down and work out what would be worthwhile buying bulk of, such as washing powder etc. Very exciting though It's very easy to get carried away and buy creates of Haribo and KitKats...

CaurnieBred Mon 05-Oct-09 11:27:17

We buy:

Toilet Roll
Kitchen Roll
Nappies (Huggies make the Costco own brand ones)
Dishwasher Powder
Washing up Liquid
Fabric Conditioner
Washing Powder
Lamb steaks/chops
Chicken breasts
Sirloin steaks
Bin bags
Ziploc Bags

Our house and garage is full of it all! But would rather do this than have to buy it everytime I go to the supermarket.

The meat we break up into smaller portions and freeze.

BloodshotEyeballs Mon 05-Oct-09 12:01:45

Thanks, that's really helpful although no garage . Didn't know that about the nappies. I bought enough Huggies to see dd through till the potty when I was there on Saturday.

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