Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Costco is here

Well, ever since I moved to Roseburg in 2002, I have been hearing how "Costco is coming." The day is finally here. Tomorrow at 8:00 am the doors of the Roseburg Costco will be officially open. I am sure it will be crazy! I myself am going to wait a few days/weeks to check it out. I just wanted to let you know a few rules and things to think about while shopping at the warehouse stores.

1) They don't except manufacturer's coupons. Only there own Costco coupons.
2) Quantity of item you are getting, be sure to compare unit prices or price per ounce to make sure you are still getting a good deal. Check expiration dates, a lot of time you may not use the whole thing before it expires. You will probably be able to find better deals using coupons at grocery stores on many items.
3) You have to factor in the cost of membership, although I am sure there will be lots of promos and maybe even trial memberships, remember to factor in the cost of the membership in your budget to make sure it is still a good deal for you.
4) Costco is a danger zone for will never leave with one item, and since the items are higher priced since they are so large, it becomes very easy to spend hundreds of dollars quickly!

*And remember I have read more than once on other coupon blogs that coupon divas have "let their membership lapse"....

Do you use Costco? What do you think?


  1. Costco brand baby wipes are my favorite. Pretty much the only thing I ever go there for. That and vanilla frozen yogurt from their cafe.

  2. Yea! I love Costco. We go about once a week, partly just because it's fun. FYI, Costco's return policy is awesome.

  3. Browsing is half the fun of shopping anywhere, but especially warehouse stores! I will also have to try those famous wipes!