I believe I’ve mentioned before that I follow a blog of a woman that is all about savings, making things from home, and pretty much just living life. Well she does this once a month post about her trip to Costco. Her goal is to not go over $100. It intrigues me and I look forward to it each month.
She shows some of what she bought as well as her receipt, and each time I see it I think “how the hell does she get out of that place for under a hundred dollars?”. Seriously that place sucks you in with all kinds of crap you NEED!!! So I decided to show my trip to Costco, a Real Housewife with a minimal amount of restraint…
First, let me say I was clearly off my rocker to go to Costco the Saturday before Thanksgiving.
This time of year Costco has even more stuff that you know will be gone in a few short weeks, so you are already in this buy it now or never see it again state of mind. Seriously, they must pump something through in the air because as soon as you walk in your eyes get big and you suddenly feel the need for two carts…. The list of ten items, out the window.
So what did I buy? Some of the needed items were for all the holiday baking I do like sugar and flour as well as some staples I like to keep in the pantry all year such as my favorite Better Than Bouillon (this stuff is the greatest). Mr. Housewife needed some of his usual purchases as well. The combo of that alone was a bit spendy.
Pine nuts are not cheap, but at Costco you can get this 1.5 pound bag for $23.99. No, it’s not exactly cheap, but for organic it’s a very good price. Next time you are at the store take a peak at how much they are, you will totally understand.
It’s definitely not melon season so they are a bit higher priced than in the summer months, but the kids and chickens love them so you know….
Then came a few things that always get added to the cart when you go a little hungry….
Their soups are really good, and such an easy quick lunch, $10.99 for two containers is a steal in my opinion so into the cart it went.
And the cheese…. I showed a little restraint and only came home with these. The Le Delice De Bourgogne, to die for!!!
How the heck did these two items get in the cart? Oh yeah, I tossed them in. Definitely not something for all palettes, however, at $59.99 the caviar was a great price to what I normally pay at my favorite caviar shop downtown. The truffle mousse, it was just ok, won’t buy that again.
Costco will sometimes carry my favorite makeup, Bobbi Brown, so when they do I like to grab it. This was priced at $39.99, which is lower than at the store.
Of course there were other things that went into the cart, but you can see how it’s freaking impossible to stay under $100, unless you go a couple times a week. There are times we go and don’t get as much stuff, but on average we get sucked in. And looking around at the other people in there with their overstuffed carts, we aren’t the only ones.
So in the end we went a little over $100, but I sure got some cool stuff!!