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's Steak Dinner Deal May Not Be Worth It. Here's Why
By Stacie Adams
The combination of steak and potatoes is a down-home, hearty meal sure to satisfy even the most famished person in your family. That's probably why Costco thought it was a stellar idea to offer a prepackaged meal consisting of New York steak and creamer potatoes.
While you can't beat it when it comes to convenience, the price of this dinner option is a little off-putting. With a unit price of $10.99 per pound, some packages can cost more than $40 and only feed two to three people.
Purchasing the items individually would save you way more money, since some Costco locations offer six 6-ounce frozen top sirloin steaks for $25.99 and some spuds for $1 to $2 per pound. That means you can afford an entire meal for your family for less than what Costco's prepackaged option goes for, making it another item to avoid in order to keep under budget.