I made a quick run to Costco this weekend (after joining a few weeks ago they sent me a few special coupons in the mail), and while I know this isn't a normal trip that everyone could get, it was too fun not to share! I was able to stock up on a ton of ground beef thanks to a $6 off meat purchase coupon that they mailed me, as well as a few freebies.
(Note: these coupons were sent because I just joined, so I don't think these come out normally!)
Here's what I bought:
- 40 pack Kirkland Water Bottles $3.89 – free after coupon
- 2 half gallons ice cream $10.99 – free after coupon (note: I think that is normally a really high price on the ice cream, and wouldn't have purchased it there without the free coupon!)
- 2 pack bagels $5.49 – free after coupon (again, I think that price is a little high for bagels, but definitely worth free!)
- 5.80 pounds ground beef $19.13, used $6 off coupon to make it $16.13 (the coupon made it $2.26/lb., which is a great price for beef right now!)
- 1 watermelon $3.99
- Total = $17.12
As always, it is so important to walk into Sam's, Costco, BJ's or any other warehouse store with a very specific budget in place, as it is EASY to go over budget there. I do think they have some good prices on produce, meat, and dairy items (as well as a few other items especially when they offer a sale!), but be careful to stick to your plan so you don't spend too much.
While I was there I did some quick price checking, and saw a few deals worth watching for! My favorites were the kids costumes priced at $12.99 – these looked like they were high quality, and perfect for Halloween.
This month you can get 220 loads of Kirkland fabric softener for $7.59 with their instant coupon – makes it $.03 per load and a great price!
Kirkland Laundry Detergent is also on sale after coupon, but I missed the price. It should make for a decent deal though, and I've heard good reviews on Kirkland brand detergent!
Also watch for Pedigree Dog Food priced at $19.49 for a 55 lb bag – I have no idea how this compares price wise to coupon shopping, so if you know, please leave a comment to share!
Kellogg's 72 ct Eggos $6.99 after instant coupon or $.09 per waffle
Propel Bottles 24 pack $8.99 after instant coupon or $.37 each
Windex cleaner 32 oz + 172 oz refill $9.19 after instant cleaner or $.04/oz
Gatorade 28 ct bottles or $.37 per bottle after instant coupon
Ground beef was $3.49 per pound
They also have mums for $15.99 at our local store – this seemed a little pricey to me, but I haven't seen the prices on them here at local nurseries, so maybe it's a decent price?
Curious how Sam's Club & Costco stock up? See more about who's got the best prices, and let us know what deals you've found at your local warehouse store if you shop them as well!