When you can get your canned diced tomatoes for $.25/can with coupons, free toothpaste, or cereal or crackers for $1 a box, you just can't beat that at Costco! There are certain items I buy at Costco that either are just great values or items that I rarely see coupons for. I wanted to show you some of what I might buy when I make a trip to the warehouse.
Feta Cheese in big blocks- usually around $6- depends on the weight. I love the Feta like this because it doesn't contain the "anti-caking agent".. Not only that, but it is the best price around. I cut it in blocks the size I would normally use in a salad or with gyros and individually bag and put in the freezer.
Organic Spinach- a big tub for $3.99. Unless you have coupons for your normal grocery store, this is a fabulous deal. We usually steam and eat it, but you can also steam and freeze it for spinach artichoke dip, calzones, etc.!
Romaine Lettuce- 6 heads of lettuce for about $3.79- can't beat it!
Baby Carrots- organic- usually around $5 for a 5 lb bag.
Artichokes (marinated)- a big jar (I don't know the ounces, sorry)- usually around $6. This is a GREAT deal and they last forever!
Whole Chicken- you can get 2 for about $7. Take those bad boys home, cook them up right away to end up with chopped chicken in your freezer and some great soup- you'll get a bunch of meals out of those 2 chickens!
Printer Ink- Unfortunately I have a printer that doesn't like refilled ink... so I buy mine at Costco. I save about $20 buying it there as opposed to a regular office store, or even Walmart.
Palermos frozen pizza (w/ all natural crust)- 4 pizzas for about $10.
Spices- cinnamon, garlic, minced onion, etc. There are usually McCormick coupons out, but they don't usually cover all of the spices. Costco offers a pretty good price on most.
If there are no coupons out I have found that these items are good deals:
- juice boxes
- string cheese
- seasonal fruits/veggies
- some of the snacks- like organic animal crackers and fruit leathers
What do you buy when you visit a warehouse store? Are there items you used to buy, but don't anymore because of coupons? I'd love to hear!