Want To Shop at Costco Only 3 Times a Year? Here’s What To Buy
Costco serves as a destination for those who love endless aisles of bulk buys. But for those who are less adoring of the all-you-can-buy experience, a Costco run can be a bit overwhelming — and these shoppers may want to space out their visits to, say, just three times a year. Joy Loving of Insider is one such savvy shopper, and here’s some of what she prefers to pick up (along with a few key items GOBankingRates found that fit the bill).
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Loving has sensitive skin and highly recommended Dove’s moisturizing beauty bar soap for sensitive skin. One can find this item in bulk at Costco, where 16 bars retail for $17.99. This same product retails for about twice the price ($34.20) on Amazon.
Loving is also a fan of Sensodyne toothpaste, which dentists recommend for sensitive teeth. At Costco, a 4-pack of Sensodyne advanced whitening toothpaste (6.5 oz) sells for $31.99.
Oral-B Glide Floss
Another dental product that Loving stocks up on at Costco is Oral-B Glide floss — a 6-pack sells for $12.99. Over at Amazon, this same product sells for $15.81.
Some suffer from allergies all year long, Loving among them. She relies on Kirkland Aller-Tec tablets — Costco sells 365 tablets for just $11.89. Meanwhile just 30 tablets of Claritin at Walmart will set you back $19.82.
Migraine Relief Tablets
They don’t require a prescription, but they get the job done, according to Loving. You can buy the Kirkland Signature Migraine Relief (which boasts 400 coated caplets) for around $19. You can get half as many (200) of Amazon Basic Care Migraine Relief for $15.40.
Heinz Tomato Ketchup
A 3-count of Heinz tomato ketchup sells for just $11.99 at Costco. Only two bottles go for $13.35 on Amazon.
Olive oil can be used for so many things when cooking and thus tends to go fast. A two-litre (67.6 fl. oz) bottle of Kirkland Signature organic extra virgin olive oil sells for $19.99. At Target, a much smaller amount (25.4 fl. oz) of olive oil goes for $25.49.
A 43.5 oz jug of Folgers coffee goes for $14.99 at Costco. On Amazon, a 33.9 oz container of the stuff retails for $24.99.
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Creamy and chocolatey hazelnut spread makes everything better — and at Costco, a two-pack of 33.5 oz jugs sell for $16.99. The same exact product goes for twice as much ($33.99) at Walmart.
Arm & Hammer Baking Soda
Another handy kitchen item is baking soda. A 13.5 lb pouch sells at Costco for $9.49. Over at Walmart, a 15-lb sack goes for a whopping $33.48.
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