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Old 11-07-2017, 10:06 PM   #11
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Our closest Costco is about 90 miles from here...a whole day trip away and a lot more than my Camry can hold.
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Old 11-08-2017, 08:33 PM   #12
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I buy a lot of health and beauty care items there. My favorites are Kirkland branded claritin, and flonase, these are so ridiculously cheap compared to anyone else.

The Kirkland branded Stretch-tite and Kirkland branded Reynolds heavy duty foil, they are great and that's the only place that I buy plastic wrap and foil.

Butter, it's nothing special, about the same as any other store brand butter but usually very well priced. Same goes with bacon, excellent price, great quality.

I'm wearing Kirkland underwear. Nothing special, but has proven durable and priced right.

They've done such a good job curating Kirkland products that I pretty much trust anything with that brand on it to be good and top quality.
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Old 11-08-2017, 09:24 PM   #13
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Our closest Costco is about 90 miles from here...a whole day trip away and a lot more than my Camry can hold.
If my MINI can handle a trip to COSTCO, surely your Camry can.

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Old 11-08-2017, 10:25 PM   #14
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I used to be able to drive the 2OO round mile trip or so down there in my Camry to Costco and come home happy with all kinds of supplies for 6 months or so.....now I have to depend on my daughters to come pick me up in their SUV's and head down there for a fully loaded trip back home. Fun lunches are always included.
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Old 11-08-2017, 10:40 PM   #15
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I buy a lot of health and beauty care items there. My favorites are Kirkland branded claritin, and flonase, these are so ridiculously cheap compared to anyone else.

The Kirkland branded Stretch-tite and Kirkland branded Reynolds heavy duty foil, they are great and that's the only place that I buy plastic wrap and foil.

Butter, it's nothing special, about the same as any other store brand butter but usually very well priced. Same goes with bacon, excellent price, great quality.

I'm wearing Kirkland underwear. Nothing special, but has proven durable and priced right.

They've done such a good job curating Kirkland products that I pretty much trust anything with that brand on it to be good and top quality.
Same here, bakechef. I love their large pump bottles of shampoo, rinse, and the Kirkland face cleanser towelettes. I have enough of those for the next couple of years, along with the mouthwash, toilet paper, paper towels, mouthwash, and vitamins to last for the next couple of years or so.

My fave (so far) sweatpants and sweatshirts are from Costco. Love them.
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Old 11-08-2017, 10:52 PM   #16
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I do buy and like
- EVOO
- Parchment Paper
- plastic wrap
- nuts
- bacon
- "reactine"


One thing I have bought and liked is the vanilla. However, last time I looked, here in Canada the bottle was $35.00. That is a little too pricey, even for this baker. I remember buying it for about $15.00 and thought that was getting up there.
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Old 11-08-2017, 11:31 PM   #17
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I do buy and like
- EVOO
- Parchment Paper
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- nuts
- bacon
- "reactine"


One thing I have bought and liked is the vanilla. However, last time I looked, here in Canada the bottle was $35.00. That is a little too pricey, even for this baker. I remember buying it for about $15.00 and thought that was getting up there.
My local COSTCO sometimes has vanilla beans on the spice isle. I use them to make my own vanilla extract. I keep a little for myself, and give most of it away to my family and friends who bake a lot.

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In addition to the rack of lamb, we buy steaks and beef roasts, pork tenderloins, bacon, butter, pot stickers, chicken (both rotisserie and raw). We buy many OTC med there such as the KS versions of allarest, claritin, centrum silver, etc.

We have bought various articles of clothing-socks, sweats, shirts, shorts.

You can always get great deals on books, wine and in some places booze.
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My local COSTCO sometimes has vanilla beans on the spice isle. I use them to make my own vanilla extract. I keep a little for myself, and give most of it away to my family and friends who bake a lot.

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I do that with beans as well, or I use the seeds in my baking and steep the pods in milk or water. I also like buying paste at the gourmet store when she has it on sale. But for most of my baking, I use good quality pure vanilla extract and Costco has always been one of the best places to buy it...until lately!
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In addition to the rack of lamb, we buy steaks and beef roasts, pork tenderloins, bacon, butter, pot stickers, chicken (both rotisserie and raw). We buy many OTC med there such as the KS versions of allarest, claritin, centrum silver, etc.

We have bought various articles of clothing-socks, sweats, shirts, shorts.

You can always get great deals on books, wine and in some places booze.
I buy the Kirkland chicken parts in the six-paks of vacuum-sealed meat. It stores well in the freezer, , it's not "enhanced," and tastes good, but it looks like it was butchered with a chain saw. I always have to do a significant amount of knife-work on it to clean it up. I don't end up with a lot of waste, but I trim off a lot of little stuff.

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