This Week at Costco – Feb 24 2008

February 28th, 2008 · 4 Comments

I was having a bit of a sweet-tooth when we went to Costco this week, I think I didn’t have breakfast first. And we all know how bad it is to shop in that sort of state. I think my purchases definitely reflect it and I’m a little ashamed. In any case, there were several good things this week at Costco and of course, there was the recent coupon book that I was able to take advantage of this week to pick up some things that we always use.

Kirkland Gourmet Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Kirkland Gourmet Chocolate Chunk Cookies – I’m going to get the worst of my sweet-toothedness right up front. But really, have you tried these? It’s hard to say no to a good chocolate chunk cookie. You’ll notice I said ‘chunk’ instead of ‘chip’ because these cookies are made with big pieces of delicious milk chocolate, no silly little chips that get lost in the dough. These are great cookies. They’re soft and have the big pieces of chocolate in them that make them so delicious. 2 dozen cookies for $5.99

Ghiradelli Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix

Ghiradelli Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix – These brownies are beyond excellent. They are what you always want a brownie to be but it rarely is – super chocolately, rich, and moist. The mix has 3 different types of chips in it (thus the name): semisweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, and bittersweeet chocolate chips. Yum! I’m getting hungry for some just writing about them. In the giant box from Costco you get 6 pouches of mix, which they estimate to be 96 brownies. All you’ll have to do is add some water, vegetable oil, and an egg and you’ll end up with the best brownies. Seriously, I’ve converted everyone in my family to these! I’ve used this mix to make brownies, cup cakes, and even a cake. And every time, people love it, no matter what the form. 6 pouches for $9.19

Fresh Nectarines

Nectarines – This was the fresh fruit purchase of the week. They looked so good, and smelled even better, that I had a hard time walking past them. My husband really loves nectarines and it is so hard to find really nice ones that haven’t been all beaten and bruised at the grocery store. What makes the Costco ones travel so much better? They’re in this little plastic cocoon where each nectarine is cradled in its own little protective plastic bubble. This keeps them from getting mangled before you buy them. If you’ve ever bought the Asian Pears at Costco, this is the same way they package them. The nectarines are great and just what my husband was hoping for – sweet, juicy and not so ripe that they’ll all go bad before we can get them eaten. 8 nectarines for $5.99

Asparagus – I pick up asparagus from Costco whenever they have it and I can find a nice bag. You really can’t beat the price and the quality is usually very good, certainly as good as the local grocery store. Asparagus is certainly the favorite vegetable at my house and we will eat it with just about anything. Our favorite way to prepare it is baking – quick, easy and requires little prep. All we do is mix some spices and oil with the asparagus to coat it and then put it on a cookie sheet in the oven for about 10 – 12 minutes at 350 – 375 and it comes out perfect every time. If the asparagus is that really big stuff you need to keep it in there a little longer, obviously. I think this works much better than boiling it. Also, if you’re making something else in the oven you can usually throw them in together and have like a one pot meal. 2.25 lbs for $3.99

So, now for my coupon tally (want more info on the Costco Coupon Book, check out my post last week). Obviously, as you can see below, the Electrasol coupon is the big winner for value.

Kirkland Free & Clear Laundry Detergent: $11.69 -$ 2.00 coupon $9.69
Clorox 2 Bleach for Colors: $ 9.69 -$ 2.50 coupon $7.19
Ziploc Freezer Quart Bags: $ 7.85 -$ 2.00 coupon $5.85
Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwiches: $ 9.49 -$ 2.50 coupon $6.99
(2) Electrasol 3-in-1 Tabs: $21.30 -$10.65 Get one Free $10.65



-$19.65 saved


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4 Responses so far ↓

  1. 1 This Week at Costco - May 3, 2009 // 2009.05.09 at 9:15 am

    […] getting a corner piece everytime; obviously, his favorite part.  They are as good as using the Ghirardelli triple chocolate brownie mix that I love love love at Costco.  I couldn’t believe that a store bought brownie could be […]

  2. 2 Dave // 2009.04.29 at 6:15 pm

    Costco doesn’t usually list the prices online for the merchandise available in the stores. This is because it is not consistently set across all stores. Optimistically, this is because they don’t want to charge more than they need to cover the cost of bringing the item to your store. Pessimistically, it lets the local store manager adjust prices to “optimize” profit margin.

    But you should be able to find all prices for the online store in the online store pages, though sometimes you have to add an item to your cart and then lookup the price in the cart.

  3. 3 karuna // 2009.04.29 at 12:07 pm

    I canot seem to find all the prices for costco products online… i not looking!!!!!!, whr can i find all the pricing? specially for prduce and all. thanks

  4. 4 Costco Coupon Book - Summer 2008 // 2008.06.18 at 11:30 am

    […] And with the coupon the price is fantastic! For more detail about how great these are , read my previous post. $2 off coupon from July 14 – July 20, […]

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