As much as we say we shop at Costco to save money, most of us end up leaving with a twinge of guilt as we scramble to justify to ourselves why it is we just spent $336 on 8 items. This year, I decided to launch a monthly feature called “Stuff I didn’t know I needed… until I went to Costco” to celebrate the love-hate relationship most of us have with this store.
As I shared in my February edition, one of the ways Costco works to get us to part with our money is by constantly shifting around their merchandise. This constant shifting confuses customers into wandering down strange, new aisles and finding strange, new wonderful things. Things they didn’t know they needed… until they went to Costco. (See how I came up with the idea for the title of this series?)
While it’s still rainy and dreary outside, Costco would have you believe it’s the middle of summer. Take a look at what I found at my store today and you’ll see what I mean…
Down the seasonal section of the store, you’ll find lots of bags of dirt, organic fertilizer, and Sluggo. I did grab two bags of this Cedar Grove Potting soil for $6.99 each to pot up some huckleberry bushes. In my defense, “dirt” was actually on my shopping list today.
I’ve been waiting for Costco to stock this double drum tumbling composter again! It is $149.99 and yes, it very awkwardly made its way into my cart (and even more awkwardly made its way into my car). I can only hope my husband will be excited to put this together for me tonight.
Look at all the pretty watering nozzles! Only $19.99.
Check this out – these are the SAME 6 pack of women’s garden gloves they were $6.99 after instant manufacturer’s rebate a couple months ago. They were also found towards the back of the store in January. I suspect they may sell more of these just because of the placement and time of year.
By the way, I did buy these gloves at $6.99 and LOVE them. I am notorious for losing garden gloves (or accidentally leaving them outside and having them go icky), so this was a great deal for me. At $8.99, they are still a good value in my opinion.
Also in the seasonal section, these pack of 4 Solar Dock & Deck lights for $26.99. I’ve been thinking of adding solar lighting to the garden, for those warm summer evenings that we have about 12 times a year.
This was the most tempting thing I found in the book section today – it’s a family recipe binder, and it was only $9.89. It included recipe cards, dividers, and page protectors. Wouldn’t this make a great bridal shower gift?