Last night an errand took me to Covington so I decided to switch things up and visit a new-to-me Costco store for this month’s installment of Stuff I didn’t know I needed… until I went to Costco. And let me say – WOW. You guys in Covington have one beautiful Costco store! I called my husband and gushed to him on the phone how awesome it is… and that parking lot? Just WOW. If you don’t live in this area, I encourage you to make a trip!
Now, back to my post. In case you’re new to these parts, each month I make a trip to Costco and simply highlight the awesome things that stand out to me. Some of these are deals, yes, but many are just sparkly things that catch my eye. Because really, where else can you leave with a huge box of pancake mix, sweat pants, outdoor lighting, an Instant Pot cookbook and a recliner all in one trip?
OK, a couple months I go I put this movie on Netflix because I wanted to see what the hubbub was all about. Oh. My. Goodness. I was a huge ball of stress from start to finish. I don’t think I’ll be reading the book, but if you’d like to… Costco has it.
I ended up buying this 3-pack cotton stretch camisole for $9.99 only to find my package had been tampered with and there were only 2 inside. Grrrr. (Yes, I’ll be exchanging mine.)
I’ve been hearing everyone rave about these chicken taco kits and I finally found them! I was shocked to see they were only $5.59. Sounds like a great deal.
Two frogs on a bench, drinking coffee, ready to set out in the garden. $68.99.
These garden gloves are back! They are $7.99 after instant rebate for a 10 pack (through 3/3). That works out to $0.79 per pair, in case you needed help with the math.
Halls Cough Drops for $7.49 after instant rebate (through 3/3). In this kit, you get 2 X 160 ct Lemon & Cherry flavor bags and a Honey Vanilla, 30 ct. I think a normal bag that you’d get at the store is about 30 ct, so this is likely a pretty darn good deal.
I freaked out when I saw this! (If you follow me on Instagram, you saw me gush about this last night!) I adore these handsoaps and they are just $9.99. For the last couple years, Costco has offered a set like this or similar about this time of year. But, in my experience, they don’t restock it much. Given that, I bought three sets.
Blueberry Kodiak Syrup for $8.99. I totally bought this and had some on my waffles this morning. YUM! They also sold apricot and forest berry (like blackberry/strawberry/etc), for the same price.
Pack of 2 women’s leggings for $11.99 after instant rebate (through 3/3).
Happy Tails Plush Pet Toys for just $7.69 after instant rebate (good through 3/3). That works out to just $2.56 per pet toy!
These picnic blankets are back, too! These are one of my favorite Costco items and I recommend you snag one. It’s a thick picnic blanket (not sure how you’d describe the material?), that folds up and has a carrying handle. I bought one on a whim a couple years ago and it’s gotten a lot of use. In particular, I like to bring it to soccer tournaments and picnicking on sandy beaches.
Motion Sensor Trash Can just $39.99 on instant rebate through 3/3. I also bought this… we had one, but the sensor had broken years ago and I missed that feature. It does require 6 “AA” batteries (these also happen to be on sale right now at Costco!).
Two-pack of Olive Garden Italian Dressing for $7.49 (works out to $3.75 each).
Outdoor Fountain for $249.99.
Puget Sound book for $18.99. I love how Costco oftens has books related to local stuff!
Speedo goggles are back! Right now, they are $15.99 (works out to little more than $5 per pair).
Two small step trash cans for $15.99 after instant rebate (through 3/3).
Girls’ swimsuits for $11.99. I’ve bought these for my daughter in years’ past and I think this price can’t be beat. The styles are super cute, too.
Set of 2 ThermoFlasks for $15.99 after instant rebate (good through 3/3). This is such a great price! I’m kicking myself for not picking up some as we have track about to start up again soon!
Trekking poles for $29.99. These collapse down.
Starbucks VIA Instant Coffee, 26 ct for just $9.49 after instant rebate (through 3/3). That works out to just $0.37 per pouch and is definitely a stock-up worthy price for coffee! I *wish* that they would offer darker roasts at Costco. I find the Colombia is just too medium for this tired Mama’s caffeine needs.
I thought these were cute! It’s 2 complete sets of Write & Erase Jot Pockets. Maybe good for road trips?
All told, I spent a lot on this trip – $191 (including tax). I bought a couple fire alarm/carbon monoxide alarms (that sadly won’t work and we’ll be returning), the motion sensor garbage can, the camisoles (which also need to get returned… grrr!), more cherry juice (so good and so cheap!), 3 boxes of the hand soap packages, and a pack of 40 “AA” batteries.
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What’s been tempting you at Costco lately?