I love my Costco Warehouse Club membership. Although organic coupons net big savings on organic products, I know I can always count on Costco to have organic products I love at an everyday low price. Indeed, they offer a great selection of organic products including milk, meats and produce. In addition, I try to take advantage of their monthly coupon booklet offers.
So is a Costco Warehouse Club membership worth it? Costco is not just about food. The warehouse club offers steep discounts on everything from tires to photo printing to home appliances. If your Costco is conveniently located, you may find that saving $2.00 to $3.00 dollars filling up your car with discounted gas every week easily offsets the membership fee.
The key to shopping Costco is to avoid the temptation to purchase items you otherwise wouldn’t. There is a reason for all of those free samples. Working from a meal plan, and knowing the cost of an item in comparison to what you would pay at your local grocers is key to avoiding this pitfall.
Storage of large Costco items is a problem. Before you even head out to Costco, I suggest looking through your available storage space to make sure you have enough room for the items you buy. If you live in an apartment or smaller home, you can easily become overrun with large packages of necessities.
You’ll also want to clear space in your freezer or refrigerator.
Did you know I have a 4 Week Costco Meal Plan? For 4 weeks I shopped exclusively at Costco. The meal plan includes all the recipes you need for the 4 weeks. These are the printable shopping lists and printable weekly menu plans.