Grocery Geek Presents: Costco and Then Some

Knowing that we’d be gone all weekend and that I wouldn’t have time for bigtime shopping, I made a trip to Costco to stock up on some basics. Costco has great deals, if you stick to the basics:

romaine lettuce $2.79/6 heads
organic spring mix $3.79/large tub
baby carrots $4.49/5#
olive oil $18.99/2 large bottles
ginormous can of tomato sauce $2.25
ginormous can of crushed tomatoes $2.69
chocolate syrup $5.99/2 giant bottles
hummus $4.99
18 eggs $1.85
milk $1.57/gallon
cheddar cheese $2.32/#
mozzarella cheese $8.59/5#
turkey breast $3.99/#
vinegar $3.29
baking soda $5.59
bagels $4.99/dozen
flour tortillas $3.25/30 ct
corn tortillas $3.59/6 dozen
english muffins $6.49/4 boxes
bread $2/loaf

While Costco has great deals on most things, it doesn’t usually have the best price on meat. This week I found all natural, hormone- and antibiotic-free ground chuck at Albertsons for $1.99/#. It was marked down because it was near the sell-by date. I just threw it in the freezer for future meals. I got superb quality for my regular target price.

Did you score any good deals this week?

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  1. Jennifer Medlock says:

    What great deals! I love shopping at Costco because it allows me to stock up on items that don't spoil quickly so that my grocery store visits are just for the little stuff each week.

    Your Grocery Geek posts are always fun to read and give me ideas for my upcoming shopping trips.

  2. Jessika says:

    I took advantage of the mix-and-match sale at Vons this week and along with all my coupons and sales on produce I saved 50%! Yeah for a cart overflowing for less than $75. I also introduced the checker to printable coupons 🙂

  3. UnfinishedMom says:

    I'd love to hear what you have planned for those ginormous cans of tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes. Do you separate them out into smaller containers to freeze?

  4. Melissa says:

    Thanks for posting the prices from Costco. I haven't been there in ages due to the crowds, but it looks like maybe I should renew and start again! I can't ever get those prices at my grocery store (Stater Bros.). Thanks!

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