(sorry for the lack of photos in this post. I started prepping food right away when I got this stuff home, and decided later to blog about it!)
I went to Costco this past weekend to get some items for my freezer meal kits. It's the only place I can get, for example, 12 fresh chicken breasts at a time at prices that don't stop my heart (and for reasons having nothing to do with cholesterol!)
While there, I did manage to stick pretty well to my list, with only a couple minor detours
Although it never feels like it as I am paying the bill, this place really does save us $$ and is a big help with my freezer kit preparation. Some of their prices are truly awesome - for example, I got 5 lbs. of Cabot Pepper Jack Cheese (I like to grate my own for recipes) for $8 (sale price). For comparison, Publix's sale price on this cheese this week was $2/8 oz., which would have been $20 for the same 5 lbs. 3 lbs. of sour cream was only $3.79 (about the best price I find at Publix, with both sales and coupons, is 50 cents for 8 fluid oz., which is less than half a pound weight-wise). 3 lbs of almonds was $10.00 (this even beats Whole Foods' price).
Their produce is great, too if you can use the quantities (I usually buy mostly freezer meal items) - a bag of about 10 red peppers (usually close to $2.00 a piece at Publix) was $6.99. Gallon-size bag of sliced baby portobellos was 4.49. 5lbs. extra-lean ground beef: $14 (contrast $4.99/lb at Publix). I also find that their prices on condiment-type items are MUCH better - for example, I got a huge jar of sliced sundried tomatoes (equivalent to 4 of the size I usually get at Publix for $4 each) for $8.50. Three pounds of bananas were $1.32 (hubby is back to making smoothies and now I can't keep these in the house past about Wednesday each week!)
There were other deals too, but those were my favorites from yesterday. So all this to say, if you have a Costco near you and have been thinking of joining, I can recommend it wholeheartedly!