Yes, Everything at Costco comes in Huge sizes, and everything seems to be $10.00 because of a package of 3, but sometimes when you do the math, purchasing in bulk helps save you money and can help save you money.
Knowing your Prices is a god sent when it comes to spotting a deal at Costco – Having your Price Book is handy if you already don’t know the prices of your regular purchases. I
I don’t know how many times I’ve had a complete shock at the register because my total was $400 or something silly. But Savings is Savings regardless of how much you stocked up on purchasing in bulk.
10 Things That You Should Buy from Costco Canada
Having a Costco Canada membership can lead to big savings in your household budget. But, just like anything else, you have to be strategic because the shop’s alluring shelves with eye-catching products will make you end up with a spilling shopping cart while you popped in just for a carton of milk.
We’ve rounded up 10 Costco items that are worth spending your money on:
Spices & Seasoning & Baking
Another great buy offered by Costco is spices and seasoning. Their giant containers of these items are often cheaper than the small containers at grocery stores. Spices last forever if you don’t get too high of humidity. You can also purchase huge containers of Baking Powder that will last you a year or so for the price of two small ones in your local grocery store. Still, if you are not brand fussy at all – I actually find the Red Apple or a true dollar store will have small containers for $1.00, which works out better for me, so the spice gets used up in a turnaround.
Gift Cards – Especially Cineplex Movie packs
Purchasing Gift cards in Bulk ( usually 2-4 per package) always works out to save 10% usually; there are many other gift cards Costco sells like Itunes where you can purchase 4 x $25.00 gift cards for $90.00 ( a savings of $10.00) so its always a great idea to see what they offer, and see if you can save. You don’t need to gift cards for presents; there’s no harm in keeping them for your spending.
Dried Fruits & Nuts
It is hard to beat Costco’s price on things like dried fruits and nuts. Whether you buy dried cherries and organic dates or nuts such as whole almonds and walnuts, you’ll get high-quality products at comparatively low prices.
I always purchase the Duracell packages of batteries. It seems expensive as you are buying bulk, but when you compare to your other shopping places for Duracell batteries, it works out to saving over $10.00 in the long run. And Don’t fear the Kirkland brand of batteries either; if you are wondering, they seem to work just fine.
Who doesn’t like to add some frozen berries to their homemade yogurt? Well, Costco gives you a competitive price on frozen fruits, especially on berries. They also sell frozen veggies at low prices.
Unless you are making your vanilla, Costco offers you vanilla at the best price. The plus point is you get real vanilla at a bargain price, not the imitation vanilla available at grocery stores.
Having good quality wine at a comparatively low price is a dream bargain, and you can thank Costco Liquor Store for giving you that opportunity! Along with selling its own signature Kirkland labels produced by many prominent wineries, the retailer has a reputation for selling high-quality wines at extensively lower prices than other retailers.
Kid’s clothing, especially of the Carter brand, is cheap at Costco. The quality is excellent too. So, you can easily stock up for 2-3 months if you have kids.
Buying gasoline from Costco Canada is always a good deal, especially if it has a gas station adjacent to the pump. You can save 6%-12% per gallon than the market price. So, fill your tank up whenever you find a Costco on your way!
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Costco offers super-quality frames and lenses at highly competitive prices. Contact lenses are also available at low prices, which can get from other retailers only if there is a first sale coupled with a coupon.
Costco offers fair prices on drugs and the lowest prescription dispensing fees. The fantastic thing is you don’t have to have a membership to buy prescriptions at Costco and take advantage of their pharmacy.
Top Costco Kirkland Brand items Canadians Purchase!
I recently asked my Canadian members what they believed to be the best Buys when it came to Costco, and here’s the List of What they purchase!
Kirkland Toilet Paper (Bathroom Tissue)
If you don’t use coupons at other grocery stores – I think per meter, Kirkland has the best bang for bathroom tissue! A roll goes a very long way. This also goes for Paper Towel as well if you don’t use coupons and our Canadian Members also agreed with Me on this one!
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Bacon including Pre Cooked
- Chocolate chips
- Parchment paper,
- Bird Seed
- Contact Lens
- Olive oil
- Kirkland Garbage bags, recycling bags
- Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
Costco Canada is an excellent stop for buying many things at competitive prices, but a bunch of bad deals are there, too. Knowing what to buy and what to avoid will help you save a lot on everything. If you have a strategy and shop with a list and a budget, you’ll be able to get the most of your Costco shopping.