Save Money by Buying These 10 Things at Costco

Save Money by Buying These 10 Things at Costco

There is more to Costco than mega rolls of toilet paper and enormous buckets of laundry detergent. Check out the 10 things below that you are not buying at Costco but very much should for the savings and quality.

1. Gas

Costco took the top spot in 2017 for low prices among the Fuels 50 brands, a ranking of the most effective fuel brands by market efficiency or market share. If you drive a car to work every day, this is a sweet deal you should not miss.

2. Mortgage

Surprised? Check out the Costco Mortgage Program to keep your costs down when buying or refinancing your home. You save big on loan origination fees, thanks to Costco’s cap set at $350 for Executive members and $650 for Gold Star and Business members.

3. Meal Subscription

For days when you cannot be asked to cook, skip the usual fast-food delivery and use Blue Apron or Nutrisystem. You can buy gift cards from Costco at big discounts.

4. Dried Fruit

Keep your granola bars and smoothie bowls as colorful as ever by buying dried fruit in bulk at Costco. It is so easy to split up the large bags into smaller containers at home and always have a healthy snack or mix-in.

5. Frozen Fruit

If you make a lot of smoothies, you can make serious savings at Costco by buying large sealable bags of organic frozen fruit. Smaller bags are available everywhere but these will cost you more money, not to mention plastic waste.

6. Store-brand Products

Kirkland Signature is Costco’s store-brand. While other generic products are doubtful at best, Kirkland offers good quality and good prices on a huge host of items that equal or better national brands.

7. EVOO

Boost your healthy lifestyle by stocking up on EVOO. You can buy a lot because the price is low and more important, EVOO does not expire!

8. Manuka Honey

Are you in love with this New Zealand health product? The real deal is sold at Costco and at a cheaper price.

9. Nuts

Whatever you are after – walnuts, pecans, pistachios, or pine – you can get them at Costco in bulk. Milk them, add to salads or toast with your granola. You get so much value out of nuts.

10. Pre-cut Vegetables.

Whole is always cheaper, but if you want the convenience, the next best thing is the large bags of pre-cut vegetables from Costco. They are less expensive compared to the prices from the grocery store.

Ian Schindler