We joined Costco last November because we bought our house and wanted to buy the package stainless steel appliance package that they had. Their normal membership was $50 but if you upgraded to the Executive membership for $100 you earned 2% back on all your purchases for the year. We knew we were buying the appliances so that was a big start on the 2% back so we went ahead with the Executive membership. Through the year we also bought our double vanity, compost bin, and just a few other things. It is about a 20 mile drive so it is not very convienient for me- I pass Sams at the 6 mile mark from my house- and I did not find prices to be better or the selection as good as Sams on food.
We got our yearly check today for our 2% of all our purchases this past year. It was $80.00. You have to use it on store purchases so I went to use it up. We aren't renewing our membership, and since the drive is so long I wanted to use it all tonight so that I could be through with them. I decided to photograph the food in the back of my car so that I did't have to take it all in then back to the freezer in the garage. My boys were dying to be in the photo.
For my $80.00 I got:
two gallons of milk for $2.99 each
Hot pockets $11.99
6 1/2 lb chicken boneless breasts $15.99
breaded chicken tenders $12.59
12 albacore tuna-$12.39
25 lb rice-$13.99
4 can spray starch-$3.99
and shhh! don't tell my husband okay? I got this...
It was $4.89. I had a solar calculator and put in $80 and was deducting the price of items that I put in the cart trying to use the whole amount but not go too much over since I didn't think the prices were very good. Around the end I kept walking around trying to find something to use my last $14 and went down a lot of aisles again. I wanted powdered milk but could not find any anywhere. My calculator turned itself off since I didn't touch it for awhile. Well, I finally got the Hot Pockets and knew I needed to spend around $3 more dollars. So, what is a magazine/book hog to do? Buy something like food that would feed your family? Are you crazy. I knew I could bring a magazine into the house and my husband would never know the difference. I could just stick it with the others and it would blend right in. I am so sneaky. So, shhh don't tell on me. I love love love these storage themed books.