Costco is one of my go-to shopping destinations. From almonds, pantry staples to cheese (sliced and blocks) you aren’t going to find better deals for a lot of the things there are no coupons for. There are a fea fantastic non-food deals too, things that will help you to cut the budget (more than 50% in some cases) for the everday things we purchase.
Here are four Kirkland Costco items that are a great deal:
Kirkland Toilet Paper
Price: $15ish (36 rolls/425 sheets)
You could calculate the price per roll – or you could calculate the price per square foot. You could calculate the amount of toilet paper for your money a number of ways. For us? I prefer to calculate the amount of money that I’m spending on toilet paper. I know that the package of Kirkland branded toilet paper is going to last approximately three months. I purchased a package in October (and just purchased it last month) so sometimes, it lasts even longer. Calculating that, it’s under $50/year spent on toilet paper. I don’t think I could reduce it to that even using coupons. Plus, buying Kirkland reduces the need for excessive packaging with the multiple other rolls purchased.
Price: $6.99 (700)
We’ve all been guilty of running out to the store if you need something for that headache and paying full price for Tylenol or store branded Acetominophen, right? I know that we have. Buying the package of two bottles of Acetominophen has taken care of those headaches just as good as any Tylenol and leaves us spending only $7/year (or less) on headaches. That makes cents to me.
Kirkland Dishwasher Packs
Price: $10.99 (90 packs)
Compared with the name brand that is double the price at Costco and performance that gets the dishes clean (actually performing better on glassware), switching to the Kirkland branded Dishwasher tabs was an easy, easy decision. Unless you can get free finish quantum, or find it for $1.50/box(20) – you’re best bet would be to use Kirkland Dishwasher Packs. Even when the name brand is on sale for $4-5 off in-store, you’re still saving about $5 buying Kirkland.
It’s hard to find diapers that are under fifteen cents each unless you find a great in-store sale. Most of the packages of diapers that are advertised every week can range upwards of twenty cents per diaper. This means the “sales” being advertised aren’t always the best price. Calculating the cost of diapers and comparing it with Kirkland diapers (when on sale) is going to save you money. When the diapers are on sale, we stock up on a few boxes to offset the buy one get one free and other offers we take advantage of in-store.
Anything else that you would add to this list?