This Week at Costco – June 1 2008

June 4th, 2008 · 4 Comments

This was a great week at Costco! I picked up a great bargain and was able to use some of the coupons from the recent Costco Coupon book. Plus, I think the price of eggs and milk are coming down, and at least for this week the gas prices aren’t rising.

72″ X 36″ Natural Coconut Fiber Welcome Mat

72″ x 36″ Natural Coconut Fiber Welcome Mat – I had to put this one first because it is the best buy that I got at Costco this week. I’ve been looking for one of these to put by our front doors for over a year now, but I just couldn’t bring myself to pay the $100 – $150 price that I found everywhere for a welcome mat. And now I’m glad I waited because I was able to get the same thing for at least half, if not a third, of the price that I would have paid at other places. This mat is sturdy enough to take people actually wiping their feet on it and also heavy enough that I won’t have to worry about it blowing away like we did with our last mat. The only problem was getting it home…it was a bit of a chore to roll up the very stiff, very heavy mat and get it in the car with our regular Costco haul. Plus, it did a little natural coconut fiber shedding all over my back seat…but it is still worth it. $49.99.

Crystal Light On the Go PacketsCrystal Light On the Go Packets – Dave really likes these to add a little flavor to his water. They’re also a good thing to add to your filtered or treated water when you go backpacking to make the water have a little less of a funky taste. They do add a few calories to your water though, around 5, despite being sugar free. Each little On the Go packet is enough to flavor 20 ounces of water and will hopefully encourage people to drink a little more water than they might normally. At Costco, the box of 66 has two flavors, Raspberry Lemonade and Natural Lemonade (kind of a funny name for something that is artificial flavoring, huh?). 66 packets for $12.79.

Izze Sparkling JuiceIzze Sparkling Juice – Dave and I have been wanting to try this for a bit now, but thought that the regular price was a little steep for something we’ve never tried before. But with the $4 off coupon it seemed more reasonable. These drinks are fruit juice and sparkling water, so they’re actually not that bad for you with somewhere between 120 and 130 calories each depending on the flavor. In the case at Costco you get 12, 12 ounce bottles in three different flavors: clementine, pomegranate, and blackberry. The clementine has a nice, sweet orangey taste; the pomegranate has a great tart taste; the blackberry has a delicious sweet berry taste. All of the flavors are yummy and make for a really refreshing drink on a hot summer day. I like them and might get them again, however, I think you could concoct your own version with your favorite fruit juice or nectar and some sparkling water (Pelligrino is my favorite, and you can get it at Costco). 12, 12 ounce bottles for $11.49 ($4 off coupon).

Large KiwifruitLarge Kiwi – Who doesn’t love a nice kiwi when it’s 100 degrees outside? They’re great in smoothies, in a summer fruit tart, or my favorite way, just as nice slices. The worst part of eating a kiwi is getting the little furry brown skin off of it. If anyone knows a great way to do this, please share with me. I usually use a vegetable peeler and hope there are no super soft spots on the kiwi. For those of us that aren’t huge fans of oranges, kiwis make a great choice to get your vitamin C needs met. 4 pounds for $6.49.

Frozen Tail-On ShrimpKirkland Signature Frozen Tail-On Shrimp 31/40 – The frozen shrimp at Costco are great and you can get them in a variety of different ways: cooked or raw, shell on, or just tail-on. Plus, you can get a couple of different sizes too. We prefer the uncooked, tail-on, medium sized shrimp because they are so easy to use and eat. We like to thaw a few handfuls to add to pasta, put some on skewers for the grill to go with a nice steak, or just cook up a bunch and dip them in cocktail sauce. Yum! Anyway you cook them, they’ll be great. The one thing I would point out though, is that they really are much better if you don’t force thaw them (running cold water over them until they thaw) this makes them take on a bit of a rubbery texture. They’ll thaw in the fridge in about 24 hours and have a nice soft texture. 2.5 pounds for $11.89.

Costco Bakery Double Chocolate PieCostco Bakery Double Chocolate Pie – Okay, I know this isn’t a healthy choice but it sure is tasty. There’s a nice graham cracker crust with a chocolate mousse filling and then a layer of pure milk chocolate on top of it with a white chocolate swirly design. It is yummy, as are most things from the Costco Bakery. This would be great if you were having a bunch of people over for dinner because the pies from Costco are such a large diameter pie that you could easily get 12 to 16 pieces from this pie. And before anyone asks, no, i don’t have the calorie or nutrition information for this item. And honestly, I wouldn’t want to know. 🙂 $11.99.

Coupons – I finally got a chance to use some of the coupons out of the now expired Costco Coupon book. Unfortunately, there weren’t that many that I could take advantage of this time. We were able to stock up on a couple of things that had just incredible deals with the coupons, like the beef jerky.

  • Clorox 2 – $9.45 – $2.50 off = $6.95 (limit of 5)
  • Oberto Beef Jerky – $10.65 – $4.00 off = $6.65
  • Izze Juice – $11.49 – $4.00 off = $7.49
  • Oral-B CrossAction Toothbrushes (yes, I bought another pack of them) – $13.88 – $4.00 off = $9.88
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  1. 1 Costco Coupon Book – June 10 – July 3, 2010 | Addicted To Costco! // 2010.06.07 at 5:54 am

    […] and clementine; the same flavor combo that I wrote about previously.  Here’s what I wrote last time:  These drinks are fruit juice and sparkling water, so they’re actually not that bad for you […]

  2. 2 Kimberly // 2008.06.06 at 11:48 am

    Thanks for the advice & tips. I didn’t realize there was actually a special little spoon to use on your kiwis.

  3. 3 Meg // 2008.06.04 at 9:03 pm

    To get the kiwis out of their brown, fuzzy skins, I just cut them in half then scoop around each half with a spoon. The skin comes off, and you can slice the kiwi, or just eat the half.

  4. 4 Clue // 2008.06.04 at 8:13 pm

    HERE is a page which describes exactly the way that I clean kiwis and it works great for me! Hope you find it useful too.

    http://www.ehow.com/how_2094609_remove-kiwi-skin-making-mess.html

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