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Costo membership - worth it? must-tries etc.

I have a love/hate relationship with the store. You don't need to buy bulk quantities of food to make the membership worthwhile, but you have to buy enough stuff there to justify. I am single and I think the membership fee is too high, especially considering you have to know your prices-some things I get cheaper at Target-you can't count on the prices being the lowest. I hate them b/c I think they are greedy-they could still be raking in the money without any membership fees, but they keep raising the fee and it's outrageous. I save money on medicine, tires, clothes, eyeglasses, electronics, wine, and buy salmon and simply cut it up and freeze it. It's best if you can pop in often b/c they get these great buys (seasonally), but they don't hang around long. Gas isn't cheaper for me-it's usually 2 cents less near my house, but that's in Tucson. There is virtually no help on the floor either-I asked a guy about if they still carried my favorite wine and he said he had no idea and I should go to the front of the store and ask so they can look it up! That would have taken about 15 minutes considering I was at the back of the store-who has time for that? Irritating.

Nov 27, 2009
TucsonTeacher in Chains

Best food finds at Costco? [old]

Just bought 2-1/2 lbs. of Harry & David's Moose Munch for $14 and the same amount is $30 on H & D website. Picked up a chicken but it wasn't cooked all the way through, so that was gross. How do they get them so big!? I got the most delicious chipotle tri-tip roast over the summer, but haven't seen it since. Anyone know the brand name? Also missing the marinated Foster Farms chicken breasts. Good cheesecake! Feta, salad greens, romaine, and Beringer's White Zinfandel are other things I like. You can get those chocolate truffles at Trader Joe's in a smaller package.

Nov 27, 2009
TucsonTeacher in Chains