As consumers, we are always (or should be) looking for ways to save a dime. Many ways American families save money is to shop at a warehouse store. Costco is one of the popular warehouse stores where you can buy nearly all of your essentials if you’re willing to buy a large quantity.
If you want to know how to make the most of your Costco membership (and how to stop wasting your money while you’re there), you need to know about the things that you should buy at Costco.
Warehouse clubs are a source of some surprising finds, but we remind you to stay on task, oftentimes, it seems like absolutely everything at Costco is being sold for a great price, so it’s easy to fill your cart quickly and purchase things you hadn’t planned on buying.
However, whether searching for food, clothes or gas, there is no denying that Costco is the place to go.
Here are some of the best deals at Costco:
Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs
You can save a bundle on medicines at Costco. According to Consumer Reports, you can get your prescriptions filled at Costco without being a member and, not only that, but they’re typically offered at a discount.
For example, a bottle of 1,000 tablets of 200-milligram ibuprofen at Costco sells online for $8.79. The price for a comparable product at a large drugstore chain: $22.79. If you’re trying to save at the pharmacy, looking at your options at Costco could be one way to do so.
Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses
Costco has a wide selection of eyeglass frames, and you can get prescription glasses and contact lenses for less than what you’d pay your local optician. Costco also accepts most vision insurance plans.
Filling up at a Costco gas station can save you anywhere from $0.20-$0.30 per gallon. While not every single Costco location has a gas station, if the location you frequent does, you should consider buying your gas there.
Buying batteries in bulk from any big warehouse store will save you money compared to a supermarket, but Kirkland batteries have been given a “Best Buy” rating by Consumer Reports —that means it’s a high-quality product with an amazing price tag. Currently, one Kirkland AA battery works out to be $0.28, compared to $0.40 for one Duracell.
A lot of people get turned off by the membership fee at Costco, but many people don’t realize that you can shop online without being a member.
Want to get the best return on your Costco savings? Take your savings and park them in a CD account — a perfect place to park your cash and make your money work for you.
And with all of your savings, you can use that extra cash to invest in a new home. Call us today to start your mortgage application.
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