you know they have a liquor store too, right? 7

Matt and I joined Costco a while back, after Colleen showed us the true way. Though many people have sung its praises over the years, we really didn’t think it’d be worth it for us. After all:

1) there’s only two of us

2) we’re out a lot, so we tend to plan and buy for a meal at a time, lest perishables spoil

3) I’m vegetarian, so I didn’t expect to find much in the way of alternative protein

4) we don’t eat a lot of pre-packaged foods

Could we possibly find enough there that would justify the $50 yearly membership? As it turns out, we can. Way too much, in fact.

I’m a careful shopper. I’m aware that very dollar I spend at Target means a dollar I don’t spend buying my bar in the tropics, or sending me on vacation. I pay attention to prices, and have even started using coupons occasionally. (You know the problem with coupons? At least 75% of them are for that same name-brand prepackaged food we don’t buy. I like coupons for staples and household stuff.) So I was very surprised at the prices at Costco… most of that stuff is actually a really good deal. It’s hard to have to pay a lot at once, though, so I was shying away from purchasing everything we needed.

Therefore, we decided to just go twice a month after payday and stock up on things. We already have a section of the downstairs shelving devoted to our stockpile, and it’s awesome to know we’ll probably never run out of trash bags again. Also, Costco sends out quarterly coupons, and I was beyond thrilled to realize that almost everything on my list was in the coupon book, too. WIN.

And their pizza’s good, too. Oh, and I can get premium gas for really cheap. And I need to check into what their contacts cost.  I suspect they may be an awesome deal.

Say you decide that you, too, should get a membership. You should let us know, because we all get free pizzas out of the deal.

7 thoughts on “you know they have a liquor store too, right?

  1. Reply WillisNo Gravatar Jul 15, 2009 11:05 am

    I hope they build a costco that isn’t a 45 min drive from my house. I really want in on that!

    • Reply jenniNo Gravatar Jul 15, 2009 11:06 am

      yeah, stephanie and i were just talking about how the closest one to your area is, like, eden prairie. yuck. i’m pretty sure they must have plans in the works for that.

  2. Reply WendyNo Gravatar Jul 15, 2009 11:21 am

    I wasn’t all that impressed with their liquor store, dude! Do they really have awesome prices?

    I probably wasn’t impressed, because they didn’t have much of a malt liquor section.

    • Reply jenniNo Gravatar Jul 15, 2009 11:24 am

      yeah, their liquor prices are pretty good. it’s mostly good for parties where you need to buy a lot, but it doesn’t have to be the greatest quality. then again, we do have a barrel of makers we got there…

  3. Reply DanNo Gravatar Jul 16, 2009 8:22 am

    “…it’s awesome to know we’ll probably never run out of trash bags again.”

    Until it comes time to dispose of all those body parts you’re keeping in the freezer.

    When you’ve got a drink called the “Mafia Hit” and one of the ingredients is a human finger, you’re going to need to dispose of the rest of it…or start developing new cannibalistic drinks.

  4. Reply JasmineNo Gravatar Jul 16, 2009 7:19 pm

    I have actually found that the deals on raw ingredients tend to be much better than the deals they have on pre-packaged stuff anyways. Chris and I are planning to get one probably in another month or so, do we just need to mention your name for you to get these free pizzas?

    • Reply jenniNo Gravatar Jul 16, 2009 8:15 pm

      i can’t find the form! we’re going this weekend, so i’ll stop by and ask the customer service people about it.

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