Every month, I make a trip to my local Costco to scout out and report on the things that call out to me. As of today, it’s the most well-read series on the blog (so no worries, Costco lovers, I’ll keep the posts comin’!).
So my husband and I learned a painful lesson about Costco shopping this past month that I want to share before I launch into this month’s post. You might have recalled that we purchased a couple lights last month for the front of our house (pictured above). They were beautiful and a heck of a deal at $35 apiece. Well, after installing them, my husband decided he wanted a couple more… but we decided to wait a couple weeks to get them. I bet you can tell where this is going. My store is out. All the stores around us are also out (I asked Customer Service). I searched Costco.com and then any online retailer I could think of. Grrrrr…. I have a couple additional last-ditch efforts I’m going to try this week, but we may be completely out of luck here. So word to the wise folks: if you see something you like at Costco, BUY IT. And, buy it in the quantities you need. Costco is not a good store to just “buy one patio chair each month for six months until we have a set.” NO. Don’t do that. Rant over.
We decided to hop by on the Friday before Memorial Day. We had the kids with us, as they were on break. Believe it or not, it wasn’t as crazy as I thought it’d be for a holiday weekend. Here’s what I found:
We already own a pressure washer, but this one seems like a good deal to me at $269.99. I recently used ours to clean the weeds out of the cracks in our driveway. It’s a strangely satisfying feeling, I must admit. Do you like pressure washing, too?
But what sealed the deal? The sample! Yup, a bag went right into our cart! Be warned: this stuff is VERY good and VERY addicting. A serving size is also just 1/4 cup and contains 6 grams of fat and like 160 calories. YIKES!