Costco Time!

It’s been awhile since I’ve stepped inside a Costco … I’ve been trying pretty hard to reduce our grocery spending lately and have been fairly successful so even though this was an expensive trip, I’m ok with it.

Granted, there were a few things NOT on my list that was picked up and a few things that I left behind … because, you know, Costco is not always the best price on some stuff. ::Gasp!:: I know.

I dropped Hubby off at the airport bright and early, got stuck in a major traffic jam that left me fuming for a good half hour after I got home … I just needed to chill out before I headed to Costco … the Boy was here so he came along with me for the ride which is probably a good thing in that he keeps me from straying down those random aisles 😉

Here’s what we got:

Kirkland Paper Towels $15.69
Kirkland Toilet Paper $15.99
4 pack variety of Ziplocs $13.59 (season print, was the cheapest)
152 count Tide pods $29.99
2 pack Crest White Strips $39.99
Gatorade $14.99
6 pk ceramic really cool ombre bowls $14.99

2 pk Ammo Box $18.99 less $4
2 twin pack stainless steel water bottles $12.99 each pk

variety pack of coffee x 2 $33.99 less $6 each
40 count zephyrhills water bottle $4.69
2 dozen eggs $3.59
5 pk avocados $5.99
box of Kiwis $6.99
Italian Sausage $13.99
granola bars $12.29
6 pk Japanese veggies/noodle bowls $11.59
3 40 oz containers of greek yogurt $4.79 each
Caveman Protein Bars $17.99
320 count Aleve $18.49
Downy Unstoppables $14.49 less $9
2 pk Sara Lee Artesano bread $4.69
large bag of spinach $5.99
twin pk oatmeal $7.99
3 pk chunk Guacamole $12.99 (meant to grab individual servings!)
2 pkgs of fresh green beans $5.99 each (4 pounds total)

2 boxes (18 count each) of hard boiled eggs $8.99
bag of Asian Chopped Salad $4.99
4 pounds of low sodium bacon x 2 $12.99 each (4 pounds each package)
4 pk butter lettuce $4.99
rotisserie chicken $4.99

Total Spent $472.98. Holy crap. That was too much … but now I have some food in the fridge and freezers and I’m ready for the week ahead without Hubby here … this is when I fall down the rabbit hole and eat out a LOT more than normal so I’m aiming to NOT go there this week!

There’s going to be some heavy meal prep going on for the week ahead! I’ll try to get a post up of the menu plan and meal prep!

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8 thoughts on “Costco Time!

  1. Hi! I just found your blog so first time responding. I too go to Costco but now that my kids are grown and there is just my husband and I, I find that the trips to Costco are fewer. There are fewer and fewer things that make sense for us to buy there in such large quantities. I do like to buy certain things there that I know are cheaper than the supermarket like a large box of tea, the detergent (clothes), dish soap, swiffers, etc. Alot of cleaning products have good prices too. As far as the actual food, I buy cereal and I love their rotisserie chicken. I think their prices are still better than the regular supermarkets but I know things have gone up in price. We used to buy the cashews and they are now outrageously priced even for Costco!


  2. You know, I haven't even considered shopping at Costco since the kids left home. I didn't think that bulk shopping was worthwhile for just the two of us. Your shopping trip may have me rethinking. Thanks


  3. Used to be the two animals (now 20 and 22) would load the house up with others, especially the Boy with his band mates … but now it's Hubby, me and the Princess … but we do alot of cooking and entertaining with friends so alot of food still gets consummed.


  4. Certain things I only buy from Costco … and because we generally host dinner for friends every weekend, we do go through a LOT of food … so even with just the 3 of us now, it's still worth it for some things … and you are right, the price of nuts have gotten out of control in the past 6 months or so …


  5. I stopped buying Costco eggs because there were always broken ones. Cheryl


  6. OUCH!!!! I usually spend about $200 on stuff each month at Sam'sClub but that is meat and frozen veggies. I usually buy my other paper goods and stuff elsewhere.


  7. Hi, I have cut way back on Costco these days. There's just the two of us living here now and some of the items are just too much for us. I also have noticed that the prices have gone up here (NJ). Don't know if that's true in other parts of the country. Just curious – why do you buy presliced apples? Do you have a specific recipe in mind for them? Do they stay fresh?


  8. Ours has remained pretty stable here in East TN. But I haven't gone in the last few weeks due to traveling between here and FL. So, I'll be making a trip soon. I'm sure since it's Spring, there will be some juggle — there always is! BTW, I LOVE that tuna!


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