Bulk shopping can be harmful to your wallet!

This morning I went to Costco.  I don’t know of many people who can get out of that store without spending a few hundred dollars at a pop!  Well, I am proud to say that today I was able to succeed in spending less than $90!

Honestly, all I needed was eggs and k-cups!  But obviously, unbeknownst to me, I also “needed” a bunch of other items that I hadn’t even thought about until I passed them in the aisles!  How could I have not realized that I needed all the extra stuff that made its way into my cart?!

One thing I’ve learned … if you go first thing, when they are just opening, you usually can get in and out a lot quicker than later in the day.  But I also find that I spend less if I go early. Because those “product pusher” stations aren’t set up with the samples that people end up shoving past each other to get to the tray before the samples are all grabbed up. And usually the checkout lines aren’t as long.

But for some reason, when we got there today, the doors hadn’t even opened and there was a huge crowd waiting to get in.  I guess everyone has learned the same cost/time saving technique that I’ve known for a while now.

Oh well.  At least I can still save money by not being OVERLY tempted by French Toast Sticks, Apple/Cheddar Chicken Sausages or Mango Peach Salsa!  That is until the Costco people realize this and those pushers are ready to go when the doors open!

 

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