5 Items You Should Always Buy at Costco

The experience of visiting a warehouse store can be overwhelming, especially if there is a crowd on the weekends, but it can also be fantastic when great deals are to be found.

In order to make the most out of your time when shopping at a warehouse store, it is very important that you are specific about what you want to buy.

However, there are some items that are almost automatic deals, if you spot them and take advantage of them. Here are five:

Seasonal items

If you are patient and can wait for prices to fall then you can take advantage of big discounts.

Summer beach-themed items, beach chairs, umbrellas, coolers, kayaks, and paddleboards are a good deal off-season, for instance. I was able to take advantage of the Body Glove Tandem 15′ Inflatable 2 Person Paddleboard.

This inflatable paddleboard, which previously had been available at Costco for $999.00, is currently available for $599.00.

Even if I use it only a few times the resale value would be high.

Fruits and vegetables

In regular grocery stores, certain fruits and vegetables can be pricey.

Costco usually has larger cartons for a fraction of the price.

Bananas at my local store are around $0.69 per pound, I can purchase a several-pound bunch of bananas at Costco for $1.69.

Rotisserie chickens

While the rotisserie chickens you might find at a supermarket weigh around two pounds, Costco’s rotisserie chicken is three pounds making the $5 price point an even bigger bargain and a great meal for the family.

For Costco, roasted chicken is a typical “loss leader” to get you into the store, much like the famously cheap $1.50 hot dog and soda deal at the snack counter.

Paper products

Large packages of bath tissue, facial tissue, napkins, and paper towels are great Costco buy!

Sure, you’ll have to lug them home with you, but you’ll get a lot more from your money buying these products in bulk.


Buying electronics at Costco is a solid way to save. The section is regularly filled with discounts that include hundreds of dollars off brand-name goods.

I frequently see huge savings on TVs, cameras, and laptops. One great example was the LG 29″ Ultra Wide Monitor I recently purchased.

Its advertised price was $299.00. However, one day when I happen to be walking in the store they had the same monitor marked down to $199. 

It wasn’t the holidays, it wasn’t an open box, there  just happened to be a special going on.

You never know when a flash sale or special price is going to happen, so when inside the store, pass by items you are interested in and see if they are priced right.