I'm a big fan of Costco, it works for our family.
Homeschooling Mom to Two Boys, 13 & 9. Baby Girl Arriving April 2013!
|They also have some new environmentally friendly dish soaps, laundry soap and some other natural products.|
Midwife (CPM, LDM) and homeschooling mama to:
13yo ds 10yo dd 8yo ds and 6yo ds and 1yo ds
I have gotten in the habit recently of going often- like every week or 10 days- as my kids are eating more and more (they are now drinking at least 2 gallons of milk a week). Ironically I find by going more often I don't get as sucked in by the "extras" that can easily drive up the Costco bill because I can say "I'll think about that and get it next week if I need it"- and of course when next week rolls around I usually decide I don't need it after all.
presliced apples (too expensive IMO...I don't mind cutting them up )
soups (in the aseptic containers...roasted red pepper, free range chicken broth)
coffee (i think?)
ground beef (I can buy cheaper locally, and it is grassfed)
organic whole chickens, organic chicken breasts, organic boneless thighs
frozen veggies like green beans (watch out, as at our store the frozen organic veggies are all imported from China, which I'm not comfortable with personally)
eta: organic pasta sauce, organic canned tomatoes
they also have some stuff that isn't organic but is hormone free, etc. like:
Tillamook cheddar (was 6.50ish for 2lbs, now up to 8 something for 2lbs. Still a decent deal IMO)
Kerrygold cheeses and butter
various imported cheeses
Our store was carrying Coleman hotdogs (antibiotic/hormone/nitrate/nitrite free). Not sure if they'll be getting more. They carry antibiotic free chicken sausage at our store regularly as well.
We don't have organic half and half, organic eggs, etc. at our store.
eta: not everything is a great deal. Know your prices, etc. so you can determine what is a good deal for your family.
One other random thing to add is that they also carry big containers of vinegar and baking soda (great for natural cleaning on the cheap!). I've also seen Giovanni body products recently (many Giovanni body lotions, etc. get good reviews on the EWG Skin Deep website. Not all, but many of their products are paraben-free, etc. Our store was carrying Giovanni shampoo and conditioner for a good price but I don't think they have it anymore)
We always buy the org. frozen brocolli and I have never checked where it come from... I will have to cry if it is from China.
They also have organic sharp cheddar- I have only ever seen sharp though.
Annie's mac & cheese
Gardenburgers (not organic, but veggie!)
Odwalla Superfood juice
sausages (in the deli section)
I know there's probably more that I'm not thinking of..... Also, as previously mentioned, you can get big containers of vinegar and baking soda for cleaning cheap!!
Not mentioned above:
Did anyone mention the oatmeal?
Not organic but you can't beat their pizza from the food court!! I'm in MT and its the closest thing to east coast pizza out here and $8 for a big pie!!
Also though not organic(they do have organic) Olive oil, I get 2-2 liter bottles for $25, the og is more expensive and it is something I use so much of, so I get the regular because it is a bargain.
Mama to 9 so far:Mother of Joey (20), Dominick (13), Abigail (11), Angelo (8), Mylee (6), Delainey (3), Colton (2) and Baby 8 and Baby 9 coming sometime in July 2013. If evolution were true, mothers would have three arms!
Costco is also much friendlier to their employees then Sam's.
= Pariah, Super Mom + The Amazing Wiggy (1/06) + (6/08) 52 Projects: 0/52 Decluttering Challenge: 37/2013