Monday, April 27, 2009

Bargain Huntress Faves: Costco

For all-around bargain hunting, Costco is my favorite place to go. I love to wander up and down the aisles looking for treasures. It's also conveniently located right across the street from my gym, so I'm there a LOT. Here's a blog post by my niece describing Costco-induced emotion.


And here are some of my favorite finds:





I regularly visited this red vase on the shelf at Costco until the price came down to Bargain Huntress level.







The HP G60 was originally priced by Costco at $699 (around $1000 at other stores offering comparable specs). When the price dropped to $649 at the same time Costco offered $100 off, I made my move.









Pretty much the same story as the red vase. I just waited until the price was right.







That's right! $1.50. I happened to get lucky today. This container, which is enough to feed my family of 7, was priced incorrectly at $4.56. It should have been around $14. On top of that, Costco issued a coupon for $3 off this dish.



Other items I regularly buy:
  • Milk, eggs, cheese are consistently cheaper than the grocery store.
  • Shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste.
  • Diapers and wipes.

Tips:

  • Know Costco's pricing. An item ending with .97 is on sale. One ending with .00 is a closeout. I once got cartons of 24 yoplait yogurts for $1.00 each. When they want something to go, they price it to fly off the shelf.
  • Don't wait too long, if you have to have it. It may never go on sale and Costco might not carry it again. It's part of Costco's marketing strategy to encourage the consumer to buy NOW.
  • I have nothing against Sam's. Costco just hooked me first. I'm sure Sam's is great, too.

3 comments:

  1. BE STILL MY BEATING HEART. I love Costco! I can't wait for unlimited Costco access ALL SUMMER LONG!

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  2. Can one freeze yogurt? Great deal on that computer-wow.

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