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CLAYLADY001 Posts: 372
8/19/13 11:21 A

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Hello,Yes we too shop at Costco about twice a year!Only two of us but we love the Kirkland brand coffee and yesterday we loaded up on some meats we were out of.Busy store and huge but their prices cannot be beat for large quantitys,I also shop at all our local stores for the good buys and smaller amounts.



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8/18/13 2:43 P

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I shop for one, at Costco for the Kirkland brand of coffee several cans and paper products, plus cleaning products, every 6 months. Other than that I shop twice weekly at Save On Foods (Canadian store) mainly because it is walking distance and better savings and quality than other food stores . This way I don't buy anything I don't really need. I do shop at M&M Meats (Canadian store) for frozen individual meals. The quality is 100% better than any grocery store has.

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8/17/13 9:18 A

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No here isn't a Costco where I live..

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7/10/13 8:00 A

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When I lived in California and Washington it was always Costco but in the last 2 states I've lived in its been Sam's Club. I do prefer Costco by a mile and plan to sign up when I can deal with driving across town to get there. I only go once a month since it would be pointless to go any more than that. Paper goods and the like are good and the Kirkland brand I prefer. I'm careful with their prepared foods though since I'm sensitive to sugar and I watch the sodium but its true the fresh foods are much better overall!

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7/9/13 8:25 P

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their fresh fruits and veggies are the best, even in the winter months

lean ground turkey and pork are also good buys

some of the premade foods are very high in salt

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5/31/13 9:50 A

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I buy toilet paper, paper towels, dish detergent and laundry detergent there.

For the food items, I buy chicken breasts, separate them out into individual packages and freeze them. If I can find it, I buy the extra-lean ground turkey and do the same thing. Sometimes I can find my cereal there. I only look for the family size Multi-Grain Cheerios or the Spoon Size Shredded Wheat and Bran.

I do like buying in bulk when I can.

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5/31/13 12:06 A

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I buy their frozen chicken breasts - they have the lowest % of injected fluids I've found. The sodium content is much lower as a result. I buy frozen tilapia and shrimp. I buy large pork and beef roasts and cut them up into 2 person portions. In a toaster oven, a 3/4 pound roast cooks in 35 minutes - an easy after work throw together main dish. (I put different rubs on each of the mini-roasts before I freeze them so they all taste different.)

I buy the grocery store rotisserie chickens, too, because they are cheaper than buying a raw chicken to cook. However, I peel all the skin off and then set it up on a rack to drain all that fatty, salty extra stuff. I freeze the carcass and use it the next time I make chicken stock.

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5/29/13 9:21 P

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COSTCO is about 2 miles from my home and I go there once a week. I am sodium sensitive, so I have to watch the labels. Their fresh produce and fruit are excellent buys. I love their WW double fiber bread and their flatout bread. The milk is lower than anyone else. I also buy my litter and papergoods there as well.


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5/29/13 12:26 P

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costco is 44 miles away. i shop at sam's. my go to food is the rotisserie chicken. 4.88 for 3 pound chicken.

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5/29/13 10:46 A

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Bob shops at COSTCO. Love there frozen chicken breasts, very meaty. Bob brought home a B-B-Que chicken. His treat when he shops. We purchase a great deal of items there. My only problem is sometimes they change brands and you are not aware they have changed. I find this mostly with frozen foods. When you eat them, you realize they are not as good as what you previously had.

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5/29/13 10:35 A

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Thx I was trying to figure out what frozen protein would be good to get that you could recommend that would be good for cooking for one, would you recommend frozen chicken strips or something? I generally eat only 2 oz of protein per meal but Im sick of lunch meat

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5/29/13 10:26 A

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I practically live at Costco. I love it there. I buy toilet paper, paper towels, cat litter, peanut butter, sweetner, dried fruit, chocolate chips, soy milk, granola bars, trail mix, nuts, berries, cheese, roasted chicken, soap and laundry soap. Wow- that was more than I thought. I like buying in bulk since it saves money. My husband works there and loves it.

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5/29/13 10:07 A

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Since I live alone and don't have a car, I generally will walk to Costco then take a ride home. I usually try to buy in bulk so that I don't have to make a lot of trips. Does any one else do this and what are their favorite go to products?

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