MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 04: A general view of Costco signage in Docklands on August 04, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia.  Retail stores across Melbourne will close to customers as further stage 4 lockdown restrictions are implemented in response to Victoria's ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The new rules, which come into effect at 11:59 on Wednesday 5 August, will see the majority of retail businesses like clothing, furniture, electrical and department stores will be closed to the public for the duration of the stage 4 restrictions. Businesses will be able to operate click and collect services with social distancing and contactless payments. Supermarkets, grocery stores, bottle shops, pharmacies, petrol stations, banks, news agencies and post offices will remain open during the lockdown. Melbourne residents are subject to a curfew from 8pm to 5am, must stay within a 5km radius of their homes along with limits on hours of exercise, while all students will return to home learning and childcare centres will close. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)
Costco Fans Say The Brand's 3,000-Foot Plastic Wrap Lasts Decades
By Elizabeth Pak
Costco's signature brand, Kirkland's, has a 3,000-square-foot Stretch-tite plastic food wrap priced at $20, which not only saves you money but also helps you avoid extra trips to the grocery store. According to some members of a private Facebook group called "Costco meal ideas for busy moms," the item has successfully lasted an entire decade for some shoppers.
When the group posted about the oversized plastic wrap, the post received more than 1,200 likes and 83 comments within the first 24 hours. Among the countless positive responses about the plastic wrap, one comment read, "Happy 10th birthday to this baby! You were with us when we were just two new homeowners and still with us now as a family of 4."
Several others reported that the product lasted just as long for them, with some lasting 15 to 20 years, and one person went as far as to say they inherited their Costco plastic wrap from their grandfather. Based on the Facebook comments, the shortest time one person had their plastic wrap was five years, which still comes to about only $4 per year.