Buying a Freezer at Costco

June 12th, 2008 · 4 Comments

This weekend we bought something else at Costco that I thought deserved its own post. We bought a freezer…finally. We have known for a while now that the little freezer area of our side by side fridge just wasn’t enough space for all of the frozen things we want to keep on hand. However, it has taken us some time to finally breakdown and actually buy the freezer. My mom has been telling me we needed a little one for years; she was right. :-)

We knew that they had a freezer at Costco, so we thought we would compare their price with the local scratch & dent appliance place. Since the freezer is out in the garage we weren’t too concerned about it’s appearance and thought it would be cheaper. Anyway, it turns out that we were wrong; for the same 7.0 cubic foot freezer size they were actually $10 higher than Costco. And it was actually dented and scratched! So, we went back to Costco to buy their freezer. I was sure that we would be so unlucky that they would be out of freezers or decided to stop carrying them by the time we got our act together to get one. But we were lucky and they still had plenty there. Phew…

Whirlpool 7.0 cubic foot chest freezerAt Costco, we were able to get a 7.0 cubic foot Whirlpool chest type freezer for $199.99. It’s pretty energy efficient with the estimated yearly operating cost being just $29, which is at the low end for similar models. Since we wanted it in our garage we were also happy to see that it can be located in areas with a temperature range from 32 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit, and still operate efficiently. Whirlpool 7.0 cubic foot chest freezer - interiorThe price was actually much cheaper than any of the places like Sears or Best Buy that you might go to for an appliance. There are only a couple of features I wish that it had: a lock and a temperature alarm would have been nice. In any case, it is a nice little freezer that is the perfect size for us. And now I can buy even more frozen things at Costco!

The first thing we put in it was a giant box of the Foster Farms Giant Corn Dogs from Costco. I must admit I have a thing for corn dogs. I can’t explain it, I know it isn’t right, but I love them anyway. Plus, they make a great camping food since you can just wrap them in some tinfoil and throw them on the fire or grill for a few minutes and they come off all smokey tasting. Yum! Glad I’m going camping this weekend so I can have one. (More on the corn dogs and other cool camping things from Costco, next week.)

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  1. 1 Guest Post: 6 Tips for Buying Bulk Groceries at Costco | Addicted To Costco! // 2012.08.03 at 4:04 am

    […] – especially when you aren’t cooking for a huge family – is buying items that you can store in the freezer. If you have space, a chest freezer is a great investment because it will allow you to buy foods […]

  2. 2 Kimberly // 2010.10.29 at 4:34 am

    @Eva, when we bought ours, this was the smallest one they had, I think. It’s small but I don’t know if it fits the ‘mini’ freezer size.

  3. 3 Eva Taatte // 2010.10.29 at 4:14 am

    Hi
    We want to get a mini-freezer for grandma so she can store … yes! Costco items . Do they have mini-freezers?

  4. 4 Costco’s Customer Service is the Best // 2008.06.24 at 10:43 am

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