The Best Food and Drink Bargains at Costco (Slideshow)
Buying berries by the pint is an absolute money-suck. Grabbing a few pounds from Costco is totally worth it, as you can freeze and use berries in a multitude of dishes for both your parties and everyday snacks!
Costco Price: $13.75 for a four-pound bag.
Throwing a huge party or simply like to keep cans around just in case? Making a bulk buy at Costco is worth the investment. After all why lug those measly 2 liter soda bottles around when you know your friends can knock back a mix drink faster than you can pour the next cocktail!
Costco Price: $12.18 for 32 12 ounce soda cans
Not only does this wholesale giant have a ton of useful prepackaged foods, they also have fresh bakeries that can prepare made-to-order cakes for your next event. Trust us, a Costco sheet cake for a kid’s big birthday party is a total steal!
If you have room in your freezer, stocking up on frozen meals or frozen appetizers is the way to go. These delicious, prepared bites can last a long time in your freezer and come in handy if you are in a party-planning bind.
As a staple for many dishes, corn or flour tortillas are always great to have around. Since they keep well in the refrigerator — seriously, just reheat for 30 seconds in the microwave — without drying out, buying them in bulk is a great way to pinch a few pennies for a few decent meals. After all, an eight count pack can run as high as $5.19 comparatively!
Costco Prices: $6.86 per 20 count pack
Have you seen the price for small bottles of dried spices? As a cook who likes to use a lot of flavors, buying these items in mass quantities is a great way to save cash. Dried spices usually last a long while and will come in super handy for any necessary holiday cooking or baking sprees.
Whether you are hosting a barbecue or just have a knack for making great dishes with ground beef, buying meats at Costco is a wise choice. You can get more bang for your buck by separating and freezing meat. This will result in more dinner and fewer shopping trips!
Costco Prices: Varies on order
Since cooking with olive oil is a fabulous alternative to deep frying dishes in more fattening oils, having olive oil around is very useful. While it can get rather expensive in smaller bottles, Costco offers a variety of olive oil brands in much higher quantities for a much better price. Since it will keep well, this bulk purchase will help you save a ton of money in the long run.
Costco Prices: $27.90 per 101.4 ounces
This might sound strange, but these large, extremely cheap chickens are an absolute must for any Costco shopper. Not only do shoppers claim to get a few meals for their family out of one bird, you can also use the chicken in a variety of dishes and appetizers!