I love Costco. LOVE it! I get a thrill at seeing how much money I save! Yes, I'm one of those dorks who sits there and calculates my savings.
Here's today's calculation:
Strawberries (6 lbs) $6.99 = $1.17/lb v. Grocery $2.99 (1 lb) = $1.82/lb or 10.92 total savings!
Blueberries (18 oz) $6.49 v. Grocery (4.4 oz) $3.99 = 55 cents/ounce or $9.84 total savings!!!!!
Eggo Homestyle Waffles (60 ct) $7.49 = 12 cents/waffle v. Grocery (10 ct) $2.99 = 30 cents/waffle = 18 cent/waffle or $10.80 total savings!!
Mott's Apple Juice (2 gallons/256 oz) $6.59 v. Grocery (64 oz) $3.00 = 2 cents/oz. or $5.60 total savings!
Tropicana OJ (192 oz) $7.49 v. Grocery (89 oz) $5.99 = 3 cents/oz or $5.24 total savings!
Organic Milk (1/2 gallon) $3.20 v. Grocery (store brand) $3.99 = 79 cent savings per 1/2 gallon.
Breakstone Cottage Cheese (48 oz) $4.29 v. Grocery (16 oz) $2.50 = 6.5 cents/oz or $3.18 total!
Shredded Mexican Cheese (40 oz) $5.59 v. Grocery (store brand, 8 oz) $2.79 = 21 cents/ounce or $8.40 savings!!!!!!
Organic Eggs (2 doz) $6.99 v. Grocery (store brand, 1 doz) $3.99 = 50 cent/dozen, $1 savings
Bananas (8 ct) $1.29 v. Grocery (8 ct) $3.12 - $1.83 savings
Ok, this is just a sampling, I have more, but that probably would just bore you!
These days, I buy almost everything from Costco. Most things you can freeze (we have a deep freezer in the basement), and we rarely let anything go to waste. I buy meats bulk and then separate them out in freezer ziploc bags. I buy bread there and throw one loaf in the freezer. I buy the 3-pk of organic milk (we buy 2% for Carter and whole for Bennett), and throw the extra 2 in the freezer. I think one of the biggest savings we get is with BERRIES. My kids loooooove berries. They are quite expensive from the grocery store! If you can't use all of them before they spoil (and I swear Costco produce lasts longer...), then freeze them and use them in smoothies!
Yay for Costco! I get a high off saving money!