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Old 11-19-2011, 07:34 PM   #1
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Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, It's Off To Costco!

We will be doing our annual pilgrimage. Following the usual in-the-door hyperventilation and unmedicated ADHD overstimulus, what do YOU get at Costco?

We usually get the Kirkland marinated artichoke hearts, Kirkland chicken broth, bulk pack of Rotel, and Lindor Truffles. And we always try to score two free Costco cookbooks (give away one as a gift to another Costco deprived friend.)

Since it's a long drive away for us, what are some other Costco must-haves? We will have a large cooler in the car.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:01 PM   #2
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OMG! Costco must haves...there are so many. Give me a bit to come up with a list. Let me just start with the Kirkland Trail Mix and the bacon wrapped scallops. We always get the TP and paper towels too. Those paper towels are tougher than any other brand. Love the croissants and muffins too.

Only once per year? Is there a budget? We buy Kirkland batteries too, and things like cat litter and dog stuff are WAY cheaper there.
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OMG! Costco must haves...there are so many. Give me a bit to come up with a list. Let me just start with the Kirkland Trail Mix and the bacon wrapped scallops. We always get the TP and paper towels too. Those paper towels are tougher than any other brand. Love the croissants and muffins too.

Only once per year? Is there a budget? We buy Kirkland batteries too, and things like cat litter and dog stuff are WAY cheaper there.
Our nearest one is 3 hours away! I have Costco envy, Alix. Thanks for the list! Keep 'em coming!
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I'm heading out to a movie, but I'll be back with lots of thoughts!
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I'm heading out to a movie, but I'll be back with lots of thoughts!
Thanks Alix!
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Cat litter
Dishwasher detergent
10% cream
whipping cream
walnuts, pecans, almonds for cooking
salted cashews for munching
real vanilla, both extract in a 500 ml bottle and beans
large bottle of Worchestershire
Frozen, "stir fry" vegis
big box of Twinnings Earl Grey Tea
3 L container of kalamata olives

Depending on the quality of the particular Costco bakery: croissants

Roasted chicken.

If you need it: 5,000 sheets of paper for your printer.

That's all I can think of at the moment.
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Cat litter
Dishwasher detergent
10% cream
whipping cream
walnuts, pecans, almonds for cooking
salted cashews for munching
real vanilla, both extract in a 500 ml bottle and beans
large bottle of Worchestershire
Frozen, "stir fry" vegis
big box of Twinnings Earl Grey Tea
3 L container of kalamata olives

Depending on the quality of the particular Costco bakery: croissants

Roasted chicken.

If you need it: 5,000 sheets of paper for your printer.

That's all I can think of at the moment.
Oh my. Will hitch up the trailer!

Thanks, TL!
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Oh my. Will hitch up the trailer!

Thanks, TL!
Trailer sounds like a good idea if you only get to go once a year.

BTW, the Kirkland dishwasher detergent is only so-so. I meant get a big container of the brand you like.

Just remembered: garlic powder, onion powder, whole black pepper, bay leaves, oregano, and parsley all come in a container about 10 inches tall.
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I like the big packs of things like garlic powder, peppercorns, the bacon. butter, and DH loves the big packs of hot dogs, , packs of cibbata rolls,crossants, boxed bags for Christmas, kids cloths, probiotics, bottles of Vitamin C, two packs of artichokes, coffee beans, ,Lots more but you need to stroll up and down the aisles slowly and pick carefully. Enjoy your trip.
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