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What is on your shopping list for Costco?

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Feb 6, 2007
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What is on your shopping list for Costco?

I know there are a few threads on Costco food, but I thought I'd start a general thread about what food you buy the most/what you can't live without/what are good prices/food only found at Costco, etc. Everytime I go to Costco, I find myself browsing almost every aisle, looking for something new, different or overall good prices on food. I'm sure I'm not the only one, so if anyone would like to contribute, this could be very helpful to all of us.

Here are a few of my items:
- TruRoots quinoa - a 3lb bag for just under $9 - cheapest I've seen anywhere
- pure maple syrup
- chicken broth
- prepared rotisserie chicken
- baby potatoes
- sliced portobello mushrooms
- Kirkland spices and seasonings
- half and half
- milk
- Kirkland baby wipes
- Kirkland sencha & matcha green tea
- Stonemill multigrain bread (made with absolutely no preservatives)
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I buy their pre-cooked bacon ( $11.99 ) often . Other than that i browse as you do .
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i actually buy very little from costco because it's only two of us in our home -- and most of the stuff goes bad (or we get bored of it) before it can be finished -- so we'd save no money

I think costco caters more to an obese suburban family
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Sauga
Some things I tend to buy there:
- cherry tomatoes
- Que Pasa tortilla chips
- Garden Fresh salsa
- Shalimar naan
- multigrain english muffins
- Innkeeper's maple loaf bread
- White Linen pasta sauce (or Newman's Own, sometimes)
- Wild Alaskan frozen cod
- maple syrup
- almonds
- Fruitsations freezies

No obese people in this suburban family.
shopper_holic wrote: - TruRoots quinoa - a 3lb bag for just under $9 - cheapest I've seen anywhere
$2 off this week. I bought some and now I need to figure out some ways to make it to try it out...
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Whitby
Moishe's Coleslaw
Moishe's Pickles
It's pronounced Throat Wobbler Mangrove
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Etobicoke
Their inhouse Hot Italian Sausages. I think we keep the membership strictly for that reason.
Baby wipes are a great deal there as well.
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Stuff we buy on the regular (not every week because we don’t go through this that fast)

- Hummus – rotate between the brands
- Almond butter
- Rotisserie chicken
- TruRoots quinoa
- Sunmaid raisins
- Nature Valley Granola Bars
- Green Tea
- Sausages
- Seasonings (roasted red pepper etc)
- Chips
- Eyedrops
- Toothbrushes
- Razors

+ We always browse and buy other things…
LOVE COSTCO!
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ssainani wrote: i actually buy very little from costco because it's only two of us in our home -- and most of the stuff goes bad (or we get bored of it) before it can be finished -- so we'd save no money

I think costco caters more to an obese suburban family

Haha. I live alone so I definitely understand -- I would never buy certain things from Costco (such as a bucket of mayo!) but there are still plenty of good deals to be had.

Personally I regularly buy:

- milk (though Canadian Tire is actually cheaper here in Ottawa! :lol :)
- granola bars and other such snacks
- La Fontaine hummous and Stacey's Pita Chips (mmmm)
- bags of chips when I have parties
- cargo pants and merino wool socks
- movies and TV box sets
- bottled water (when on sale)
- cereal (Harvest Crunch, Mini Wheats, etc.) when on sale
- Kirkland Gardenburgers (best veggie patty ever)
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Mississauga
-milk
-eggs
-chicken breasts
-beef sirloin/tenderloin
-salmon
-almonds
-almond butter
-natural peanut butter
-omega 3 capsules
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The big ass jar of sundried tomatoes is the best value around. If you like sundried tomatoes.
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Peppercorns
Cinnamon
Vanilla
Cheese
Beef
Pork Back Ribs
San Marzano style tomatoes
Frozen fish, salmon, tuna, breaded halibut, cod loins,
Broccoli salad
Whipping cream
TP
Books & magazines
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Mississauga
Bottled Water
Chicken Thighs
Puppy Training Pads
3M Stainless Steel Cleaner
A Book
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cheese!
crackers (fav ones!) can't remember name..rosemary & olive oil about $8
roast- can cut into 3-4 nice pieces
bottled water
milk
huge pack of eggs
honey
franks red hot sauce
aguave syrup

let my membership lapse though, can't afford anymore.
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Southwestern Ontario
Brisket for BBQ or home cure smoked meat (I ask the meat cutters to prepare one with good marbling)
Rib eye steaks, I look for good marbling
$.97 clear outs: I got the $140 Breadman machine for $39.97 when they cleared it. If you see a price ending in $.97 with an asterisk, they are clearing it.
Ipods. Apparently Apple cut them off for discounting, so they brought in a grey market supply, which they warranty.
The $10 bags of Russet potatoes may not be the cheapest, but they are the largest.
Cheese. They had a prizewinning aged Gouda, I delayed purchase, and it was gone next time in.
Guerande Fleur de Sel, crystal salt from France.
Kikkoman soy sauce.
Basmati rice
Olives, olive oil. I'm not a pickle fan but they have lots.
Seafood seems to be best in class, but I still buy elsewhere to avoid the quantity.
Clothing is always worth a once over glance, ditto books, which are 40% off.
Onions are a large sized Ontario product, at a good price. It's odd that they don't have fresh garlic.
Wine making juice (I think it is on sale now) Have had good luck with it.
Kraft PB is $2.50/kg and almond butter $7/kilo. Nuts seem to be a good buy, as is flour and sugar, but they are all rising now.
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jayt90 wrote: Brisket for BBQ or home cure smoked meat (I ask the meat cutters to prepare one with good marbling)
Rib eye steaks, I look for good marbling
$.97 clear outs: I got the $140 Breadman machine for $39.97 when they cleared it. If you see a price ending in $.97 with an asterisk, they are clearing it.
Ipods. Apparently Apple cut them off for discounting, so they brought in a grey market supply, which they warranty.
The $10 bags of Russet potatoes may not be the cheapest, but they are the largest.
Cheese. They had a prizewinning aged Gouda, I delayed purchase, and it was gone next time in.
Guerande Fleur de Sel, crystal salt from France.
Kikkoman soy sauce.
Basmati rice
Olives, olive oil. I'm not a pickle fan but they have lots.
Seafood seems to be best in class, but I still buy elsewhere to avoid the quantity.
Clothing is always worth a once over glance, ditto books, which are 40% off.
Onions are a large sized Ontario product, at a good price. It's odd that they don't have fresh garlic.
Wine making juice (I think it is on sale now) Have had good luck with it.
Kraft PB is $2.50/kg and almond butter $7/kilo. Nuts seem to be a good buy, as is flour and sugar, but they are all rising now.
I sure hope so. *rimshot*

Thanks guys I'll be here all week. Try the hot dogs!
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Here are a few of the things we buy at Costco regularly,

Quinoa
Chicken broth
Multigrain crackers
Cheese
Fresh chicken wings
Steaks
Whole Chickens
Back ribs
Frozen cod/haddock
Produce, springmix/asparagus/spinach/cauliflower
Milk
Coffee (saltspring)
Oatmeal
Juice
Toilet paper
Prescriptions
Books
Magazines

Its my favourite place to shop! :)
That's my 2cents worth
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street fighter II arcade machine.
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meats
chips
rye bread
tomato sauce
chicken broth

paper towel/TP
laundry detergent
pasta/quinoa
cereal

then browse for good deals :) always walk through the whole store

sure do miss Deal tho :(
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Pickering
Twin pack of extra large multigrain loaves of bread
Three pack of steaks (I have very good luck with the cheapest ones as they have three grades)
One Pack Chicken thighs
One Pack Chicken Breasts
One Pack Sausages
Loooong pork loin
Big Piece of Salmon
Big Hunk of Parmesan Reggiano
Chicken Stock (Six Pack)
Big @ss Pie (apple Caramel)
Huge pineapple
Bundle with 4 Packs of Bacon
Light bulbs
Finish Dish washer detergent
Peanut butter
Mayonnaise
Twin Packs of Heinz Ketchup
Huge Urn of Frenchs Mustard
Big Box of Splenda
Big box of shrink wrap
Nexxus Humectrus shampoo and conditioner
Mach 3 Razor blades
Toothpaste
Dogfood
Daily Vitamins
any unique special product they have that I like and....
Hot dog and drink for 1.99

Many naysayers out there towards Costco but a some of the stuff on the list, I buy every two years. The urn of mustard for example is like $5. If you buy the smaller no name ones and buy 5-6 in two years, you are spending around $20 minimum. The quality can't be beat. Some of the products cannot be found anywhere else. My membership is paid for by it's second use. Every trip after that is saving money.

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