The Best Food and Drink Bargains at Costco (Slideshow)

How to get the most out of your Costco visit


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. 

Beer and Soda

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!

Costco Prices: Varies on order

Frozen Foods

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.

Costco Prices: Varies on item  


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.

Costco Prices; Varies on order

Case Meats


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

Olive Oil


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

Rotisserie Chicken

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!

Costco Prices: $4.99 a chicken