I promised I would share our Costco haul from yesterday. We really only go about once every 1-2 months and do not buy many food products there because of storage purposes. We mostly buy paper products, toiletries, and detergents. Our garage freezer recently bit the dust so I cannot stock up on a whole lot food wise. But I want to know what all of YOU shop at Costco for!? What deals do you love there? Do you shop for convenience there or are you actually saving? 💵
First off did any of you know that Costco closes at 6 pm?? On a Saturday…. Cause I sure didn’t…
We showed up at 5:32 giving us exactly 28 minutes to shop for my big list with a toddler in tow shouting “SNACKS SNACKS” the whole time 🤦🏼♀️😭 If you’re wondering if we survived…we did barely, and left at 6:03 $266 later and no cheap $1.70 hot dog and drink dinner like I had planned because well Costco closes at 6.. ON A SATURDAY (still shaking my head at this)
Here’s what $266 bought us at Costco:
- Bounty paper towels
- Charmin toilet paper
- Kirkland cat and dog food
- Skippy peanut butter
- Kirkland face wipes
- Oral b brush heads (I’m new to the power toothbrush game)
- Giant red solo cup package (if you thought this was a blog about going green..sorry it isn’t 🙈) Taylor is having a farm themed 2nd birthday bbq so insert all the red cups….)
- Vitamins for me and Dave
- Olay body wash
- produce-carrots, apples, and berries
- Kirkland shampoo/conditioner
- Kirkland Applesauce pouches
- ALL free and clear laundry detergent
*Disclamer… I do not buy name brand very often. I feel like Kirkland brand at Costco is just as good as anything, but I do shop their coupon book so I will get name brand like toilet paper and paper towels if there is a good coupon on it. Also I do not typically buy any produce at Costco, however I took the lazy route because I didn’t want to go to sprouts 🤷🏼♀️
We do also have a Sam’s club membership. I really love that on it’s busiest day it still isn’t as packed as Costco. We recently went there last week for diapers, trash bags, shrimp, goldfish, frozen chicken breasts, crackers, and almonds.
I HATE waiting in the huge Costco gas line… but in an effort to try and save money we are going to try and fill up both cars at Costco weekly.
Last night Costco gas was $2.69 (I’m local to phoenix, AZ) and that was a whole 30 cents cheaper a gallon than surrounding gas stations, so I can get over my complaining for that kind of savings. We were able to fill up my gas guzzler Mazda cx-9 for right at $40 from almost empty. This is a clear area where we can save money in our budget. Our current budget has $200 set aside for household items each month. This may be on the low side….considering this trip was $266 but we do not always go every month, so I could allow myself rollover. My budget is a giant work in progress.
As I write this during nap time….ahhh nap time. Toddler mommas you feel me. I feel like all I do now is try and keep her from injuring herself. all. day. long. All the stuff I bought is still piled on the stairs waiting for me to find places to put it. I need to talk storage and organization on here asap…because that is an area I am highly lacking in my life. Also watching The Water Boy..Adam Sandler anyone? I feel like this is one of his drastically underrated movies! Anyone agree?
Have an amazing Sunday! We are going tochip away at our eating at home Sunday-Thursday by grilling tonight…wish me luck! (I need it) I found this great little wellness planer in the Target dollar spot (actually $3..really shouldn’t be called the dollar spot if it still is 🤯) I am using to track all my wellness goals! I will make a post on that here this coming week because it is pretty awesome and I need all the motivational tools. 💪🏻#Costco#frugalliving#shopping#budget#cashenvelopesystem