Saturday, February 13, 2010
$3.89 for 32 oz of yeast = Costco lifetime member
32 oz of yeast elsewhere? $71.92!
How can grocery stores sell it at $8.99 for 4 oz??? Highway robbery!
And Costco tortilla chips, so wonderful. $3.09 for 48 oz!
Grocery store prices? Scandalous. $2.99 for 14 oz.
48 oz of tortilla chips would cost $10.25 at the grocery store.
I estimate I go through 77 ounces of yeast a year. That's a rough estimate based on the last time I bought yeast at Costco and how long it's lasted me.
$11.67 at Costco for a year's supply + three months.
$179.80 at my grocery store for a year's supply + HALF a month.
I eastimate I go through 28 ounces of tortilla chips a month (again, roughly). 336 ounces/year. Again...
$21.63 at Costco for a year's supply of tortilla chips.
$71.76 at the grocery store for a year's supply of tortilla chips.
That means that even if I were to ONLY buy tortilla chips and yeast at Costco, my membership would STILL be more than paid for by the difference I save not buying those things at a regular grocery store! The difference in tortilla chips alone covers the cost of membership. The difference in yeast leaves me $168.13 to put somewhere else in my budget!
Isn't that awesome?
There are so many things at Costco that save time and are convenient, but what do you buy at Costco that saves you money? I'm all ears!
P.S. - I also love that I can buy two churros for $2.20 and split them four ways for myself and three girls to eat in the car on the way home.