Hubby and I had our first trip to Costco last Friday. After wandering around for nearly an hour and again being totally overwhelmed with it all, we walked out with this little lot:
There was one thing missing from that photo and it was the box with the Turbo Tax cd in it. We buy it every year to do our taxes. It was $34.99, we normally pay $39.99, so a savings of $5. All of the things above came to $55.05 (not including the Turbo Tax)
Everything I got was a bit cheaper than if I had purchased them in Wal-Mart. The 24 packages of yogurt were on for $5.49 with a mid-February expiry date. We go through a lot of yogurts and I pay that price for 16 yogurts. The cheese slices were $9.99 for 60. If I can get them for $3.99 for 24 I am doing well. The hummus was a good deal at $6.99 for 16 individuals tubs, I pay that for the 12 individual tubs. The bananas were $1.69 for I am assuming 3lbs which is the going rate. The 5 pack of deodorant was $12.99 again a good price. Finally the fruit snacks were $9.49. I paid 13% tax on the fruit snacks and the deodorant; and of course the tax programme.
Check out was a breeze, we went for 9am and I took your advise and checked prices before I bought. Produce was big quantities, so unless I am feeding the whole family, I won't be buying there. The milk was $5.69 (I think) which is what I would normally pay. However Shopper's Drug Mart quite often has it on sale for that price, so would rather pick it up there and get the points.
I was quite happy with what we got. I won't have to buy deodorant for quite a few months. The snacks and hummus will last a while; as will the cheese slices. Dh takes them as part of his lunch.
It's going to take a bit of getting used to but I can see us using it more and more.
Thank you again for all your advise.