| by Kenneth Chase | 100 comments

Costco Shopping Tips: 26 Things You SHOULD & SHOULDN’T Buy!


Ashlee Newhouser

Oct 10, 2018, 8:54 pm Reply

Cheaper is not always better. The quality at Costco most of the time will be better. Especially produce and meat.


Oct 10, 2018, 6:19 pm Reply

Only buy organic…Costco has great prices for organic foods… don’t waste time and gas running all around..


Oct 10, 2018, 4:22 am Reply

Maybe you run on a budget we don’t if we want something I buy it money Isn’t a prob for us


Oct 10, 2018, 9:13 pm Reply

Actually I do want to watch an hour of that

Diane Price

Oct 10, 2018, 11:34 am Reply

Part 2 pretty please?

MLP 89

Oct 10, 2018, 4:43 am Reply

Have you ever heard of the Flipp App. It is like a digital version of all store ads. Love it. You should download load it.

Lori Haley

Oct 10, 2018, 11:23 pm Reply

You look just like Nikki Dinki! Food Network. 😉

m p

Oct 10, 2018, 10:24 am Reply

Holy smokes is she nervous….. It really makes a lot of sense to drive 3 hrs to Costco to save 99 Cents on diapers…

Anastasia Tempest

Nov 11, 2018, 10:43 am Reply

I live in the ?? UK.

Keel He

Nov 11, 2018, 2:55 am Reply

My problem is I find too many deals at Costco and cannot get out without spending $200 but I always get a deal ??‍♀️


Nov 11, 2018, 11:02 am Reply

If the item goes on sale after you buy, within 30 days you can get a price adjustment, by just bringing in your receipt to the front desk.

gerry stalling

Nov 11, 2018, 10:40 pm Reply

Avocados are always the best deal . Especially quality.
To ripen put in brown paper bag.

Becky Nurse

Nov 11, 2018, 12:01 pm Reply

30 minues b/4 I watched this video, I ordered 200 Kirkland Tall Kitchen Trash Bags for 20.54 and then you showed Costo's price of same brand for 12.99. BIG difference. I hope I cancelled my Amazon order in time! Thanks

Judy Updyke

Nov 11, 2018, 11:46 pm Reply

The Costco rotisserie chickens have too many additives, I want only chicken, not chemicals. Sorry

tapenstein beer

Nov 11, 2018, 8:48 pm Reply

Say ""actually" & "literally" in your valley girl voice

Pretty Hands On

Nov 11, 2018, 11:01 am Reply

Thank you! Part 2 appreciated

Josie Smith

Nov 11, 2018, 7:39 pm Reply

I really want to do a Costco run now.

Lisa Thaviu

Nov 11, 2018, 12:01 am Reply

Dog food is something we always buy at Costco. Their Kirkland brand is really good and saves a bunch over buying the same type at Petsmart.


Nov 11, 2018, 2:48 am Reply

So have you figured out how much money you spend in gas running that big ass SUV around Salt Lake City to all the different stores to save a few cents. My aunt use to do that and she actually spent more in gas money and time just to save a few cents per item.

Some of us live in the country and don't want to run around to different stores. 1 stop shopping and you are done.


Nov 11, 2018, 6:52 am Reply

Wow . You wouldn’t want to have to shop in Australia. Our prices make me think we import from Mars !

kirstie d

Nov 11, 2018, 7:52 am Reply

If the hot dogs gross you out than you should really look into the those ingredients in those $4.99 chickens ?


Nov 11, 2018, 4:12 pm Reply

No, no, no on the Roasted Chicken. Just check out the ingredients list and if you are not grossed out, I would be surprized.

Clinco Brown

Nov 11, 2018, 8:14 pm Reply

I watched a few Vids similar to yours about Costco what to buy and not to buy, but I think this one is playing on peoples Stupidity, you are like the retailer of shopping as if people cannot figure out if things are a great deal or not, I am lazy so lets watch this Vid. You mention that Costco Rotisserie chicken is the best for price and taste, well look at the ingredients what it is pumped with and you will gag on your first bite of chicken (artificial ingredients) knowing what is really in it, plus the slimy feeling at it is going down. sorry?

Denny Smith

Nov 11, 2018, 12:06 pm Reply

The roast chickens are FILLED with chemicals you don't want!

Denny Smith

Nov 11, 2018, 12:08 pm Reply

BAD information!

Yen G

Nov 11, 2018, 7:29 pm Reply

Shop rite rotisserie is better; well cooked.

Sandy Sandoval

Nov 11, 2018, 4:10 pm Reply

The Costco brand wipes has other ingredients that are not necessary

Essentially This

Nov 11, 2018, 1:43 pm Reply

Do you REALLY have to call us GUYS every five seconds. So unprofessional.

Lili Cameron

Nov 11, 2018, 6:33 am Reply

Sprouts usually offers better deals for fruits and greens. Costco’s fruits are so tasteless!!

John Lupo

Nov 11, 2018, 8:25 pm Reply

What's So Funny!!!!!!!!!!!

Taya Fontaine

Nov 11, 2018, 7:11 pm Reply

Check the ingredients in the Costco rotisserie chicken… They are not good

Manan Patel

Nov 11, 2018, 8:44 am Reply

Part 2 should be made???

Pearl bo Parks

Nov 11, 2018, 8:04 pm Reply

Thanks!I'll do.the same thing as you did!I look around which is a better deal !


Dec 12, 2018, 3:12 am Reply

Best chicken ? in world? ???

Bonnie Robinson

Dec 12, 2018, 6:02 pm Reply

Hype. Are you representing Costco?

Kathleen Bentz

Dec 12, 2018, 12:43 am Reply

Great information. Love the site, keep it coming. Thank you.

Jess S.

Dec 12, 2018, 12:50 am Reply

Batteries, invest in rechargeable batteries
Trash bags, buy decompostable, if it is in your budget and/or care about the Earth

David Morgan

Dec 12, 2018, 3:04 am Reply

Kirkland brand booze is the best price – their Christmas gift packages (booze) sometimes is unbelievably cheap.

Lululu Poopoopoo

Dec 12, 2018, 9:21 am Reply

I go there

Coreen Evans

Dec 12, 2018, 9:07 pm Reply

This has to be American half of what she’s showing isn’t in any Canadian Costco I’ve been in.

Chileshe Zulu

Dec 12, 2018, 10:19 am Reply

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Chileshe Zulu

Dec 12, 2018, 10:19 am Reply

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Griselda Ceballos

Dec 12, 2018, 10:32 am Reply

You are pretty much wrong on the soda it’s actually cheaper at Costco

Elizabeth R

Dec 12, 2018, 1:59 am Reply

I agree with the comments on quality of meat. My local grocery store can’t compare to Costco’s meat, so I will pay more at Costco. Produce, you are again not comparing same quality, apples at Costco are far better, bigger, and fresher than the grocery store. One more thing, don’t like something you bought, then take it back to Costco and get your money back, try that at Safeway.

Tanner Herzman

Dec 12, 2018, 11:01 pm Reply

I wonder how many meth cooks or serial killers go to Costco?

Alex T

Dec 12, 2018, 8:42 pm Reply

3.49 for a 12 pack of pop is a steal where I’m from. Usually the sale is $4 but usually I wait till I can get it for 3.49 cuz at certain stores but will only do the $4 if I desperately need pop for an event and there’s no sale any where but will never pay the original m $6-7 for a 12 pack cuz poor

Working Hard!

Dec 12, 2018, 2:34 am Reply

Was this video made in 1996??? there are not that much product, deals, quality products anyone, not in CHICAGO!!! Our town sucks, its soo expensive, & paying 12% in sales taxes in Schaumburg, IL is total rip off….!

Jeanie Delgado

Dec 12, 2018, 1:10 pm Reply

Please do a part two! Very helpful!

Jason Richardson

Dec 12, 2018, 9:51 am Reply

please look into a vegan diet. live longer and healthier for all.

A Tragedy

Dec 12, 2018, 1:19 pm Reply

guys, do your body a favour and never drink soda. PERIOD

Jill Pritchard

Dec 12, 2018, 5:53 pm Reply

I just saw a video about the Rotisserie Chicken at Costco which I agree is fantastic, HOWEVER, you need to look at the ingredients and see if you can pronounce them other than Water of course. I was shocked myself but will not buy it again.
Please just take a look at the ingredients for yourself and decide. I am not a health nut or anything like that but why does anything have to be added to This chicken to begin with?
Have a great day,
A new watcher, Irish ☘️Jilli

Sandra Smith

Dec 12, 2018, 12:10 am Reply



Dec 12, 2018, 10:12 am Reply

I've never seen a grocery store locally sell super lean ground beef for $2.99 a pound, most meats there are much higher quality and better priced.

Chris Reher

Dec 12, 2018, 3:31 am Reply

You're feeding our family an awful lot of junk.

Brett Doyle

Dec 12, 2018, 1:59 am Reply

You should never buy ink at Costco. You can buy generic ink cartridges online at a fraction of the price. A $60 ink cartridge might cost $6 to buy the generic.

Faye Faraldo

Dec 12, 2018, 10:11 pm Reply

I hate to differ with you, but the rotisserie chicken is the worst. It is full of fillers and you need to read the ingredient list and you will be surprised. Also, if you cut into it, you can't help but notice the globes of fat throughout the bird. Thanks for sharing everything else as you do help with other things.


Dec 12, 2018, 10:30 pm Reply

I go to Costco to buy quality products. I don’t mind spending extra dollar on products that are fresh, organic, and healthy. End of the day your health matters.

Khrishna Gossai

Dec 12, 2018, 2:29 am Reply

One question, how can you determine what I should buy or not.It is my choice AND money.It is very decent of Costco to allow you in the Warehouse to do this video. This not real time data. So sorry but no to influence my shopping habits.

Willie Pruefung

Dec 12, 2018, 4:57 pm Reply

Have you ever counted the amount of nervous laughs you do in one minute? Quite annoying! That aside, great tips and information. Keep up the good work and cut down you nervous laugh.

Greta P

Dec 12, 2018, 6:03 pm Reply

Anyone that would recommend that hormone loaded $5 chicken loses my respect.


Dec 12, 2018, 7:29 pm Reply

When shopping around to save a few cents at other stores, don't forget to add in gas and wear and tear on your vehicle and the value of your time.

Erik Stanleyson

Dec 12, 2018, 8:11 pm Reply

Which costco is this?


Jan 1, 2019, 6:47 am Reply

I feel so much smarter every time I watch your videos. I love Costco and their gas are the cheapest in town.

robert juker

Jan 1, 2019, 9:43 am Reply

i got a Costco card cus i was sick of the smelly refugees at my winco. literally they stink.


Jan 1, 2019, 6:29 pm Reply

Never buy that roasted chicken. Read ingredients

Ciara Stout

Jan 1, 2019, 7:36 pm Reply

Great video, thank you!

Imma Light

Jan 1, 2019, 9:19 am Reply

Cosco approach is OFFENSIVE. You shop there, pay HIGH PRICES for the products, as bargain price is an ILLUSION at Cosco, and then, on your way out, they TREAT YOU LIKE A CRIMINAL….. You just went through the cash, plunked a lot of money, and they have the nerve to treat you like a CRIMINAL…. This is UNACCEPTABLE. On top of that, of course, you pay them a yearly fee so that you can be overcharged and treated LIKE SHIT…. Wow…. People, we must be real idiots to consent to this type of treatment….. I had a membership for 1 year only, and NEVER AGAIN………. Love and Blessings to all good people…………………….

Ron Ridenour

Jan 1, 2019, 3:35 pm Reply

Folks, check the ingredients on the Rotisserie Chicken before you think it's such a great deal. 4.99 is a great deal, but not for the chemicals in the chicken.


Jan 1, 2019, 5:34 pm Reply

If u have to save at Costco ur cheap af

Homesick for Cali Army Wife

Jan 1, 2019, 9:16 pm Reply

Thank u. Good tips!


Jan 1, 2019, 9:33 pm Reply

I love costco

Dean Jewell

Jan 1, 2019, 6:47 am Reply

Our Costco has an optometrist and optician. The exam, lens, and frames prices were amazing. More than paid for the annual membership.

Jerry Schneider

Jan 1, 2019, 11:12 pm Reply

Not sold, I buy store brand at Winco, cheaper than bulk name brand.

Dianne Cocoleech

Jan 1, 2019, 11:19 pm Reply

That roto chicken is full of bad additives & preservatives.. check label

TNitro N

Jan 1, 2019, 5:18 pm Reply

Costco has better quality merchandise and food.
Sams sells old milk and bakery goods. Also almost outdated crackers and cookies all without letting you know. You MUST watch the freshness dates at Sams. I have both memberships just my tips and observations.

Kylie Loving

Jan 1, 2019, 9:15 pm Reply

Cheap isn’t always great. For example, diapers. The store-brand diapers don’t have enough of the powder that absorbs the liquid. Versus, the big brand companies such as Huggies are designed to have enough of that powder. Another example is MEAT! Just because it’s cheap, doesn’t mean it’s good quality. Quality over quantity always.


Jan 1, 2019, 1:58 pm Reply

get epson ecotank you will not need ink for 2 years.


Jan 1, 2019, 3:53 pm Reply

Cheap carbs = health problems!

Sam Nitkoffsky

Feb 2, 2019, 4:47 am Reply

Her basic idea to save money is just plain common sense==COMPARE PRICES??? 
Everyone who is thrifty already does this, so if you are already smart about your spending habits you really won't learn much from watching this vid because prices change often at every store including COSTCO. Buyer beware.

Faith Dad

Feb 2, 2019, 7:43 pm Reply

Guy's Beef IS rated here in the US and pretty strict control – everywhere.
Also. please be fair and honest & compare w/Sam's Club.
BOTH have pluses & minuses!

Thomas Fisk

Feb 2, 2019, 3:21 am Reply

I've been shopping at Costco since it opened and found both quality and price better than any grocery store. You do have to be careful with items, like produce, the quality can suddenly drop to zero. They use to have the perfect fresh peaches, but for several years they've been uneatable and do not ripen. The same is true with their melons. There is a lot more to Costco than you've mentioned about saving money. They have quality foods that cost more and well worth it.

I find it funny that the store is nearly empty, I've never seen that before. Also, I've seen people asked to stop videoing, but no one bothered you. Does Costco compensate you and/or tell you what you can and can't review? It is very common for video reviewers to work with the company. It makes for a very good income and benefits. I have to say, your video looks more like a commercial than a review. You have a great genre, but you need to go into more depth. This is way too superficial and provides very little information for new customers.


I Grew This! Girl 8

May 5, 2019, 10:56 am Reply

Costco suck ups trolls are all on here. ?
The meat IS EXPENSIVE, you idiots!
Shop and support your local butcher and fruit and veg shops for better value.

Fred Flintstone

May 5, 2019, 3:35 am Reply

But if it's all junk, it's still a ripoff!

Eileen J

May 5, 2019, 2:44 am Reply

I disagree about the sodas, a 12pack at the grocery is 5.99 when not on sale, so unless they are on sale at grocery for 3dollars a 12pk. I buy them at Costco.

Kelly S

Jun 6, 2019, 5:58 pm Reply

I can’t believe how much prices have gone up in 2 years ?

sumbal kasser

Jun 6, 2019, 9:56 am Reply

Do part 2 please

Tony Gruber

Jul 7, 2019, 9:23 am Reply

Hi, The closest Costco is still a long drive for me. I was wondering how much of their product can be ordered from their website and shipped to the customer? I would like to know this before spending the money on a membership. Thanks, Tony

Andrew Anderson

Jul 7, 2019, 4:58 pm Reply

I personally perfer Costco USDA PRIME beef , It's worth the extra cost.

Lorraine Levi

Jul 7, 2019, 8:03 pm Reply

WOW !!! you shouldn't buy eyebrow pencils at Costco's either


Jul 7, 2019, 5:57 am Reply

Blessed is the man who has married this woman

Tim Mills

Jul 7, 2019, 10:10 am Reply

Good content, need to be disciplined there.


Jul 7, 2019, 5:41 pm Reply

You didn’t post the comparison Apps you said you’d post below. Please share. Thanks.


Jul 7, 2019, 5:43 pm Reply

Lol. I like how you whisper about the items not so good of a deal. Hee hee ?

Krista Taylor

Sep 9, 2019, 2:12 pm Reply

What about giant fluffy Costco bears??

Joseph De St Aubin

Sep 9, 2019, 11:15 pm Reply

Cheese, it's the only chain in the country that has really high quality cheese for way less than the supermarkets.

Korie C

Sep 9, 2019, 11:54 pm Reply

LOL SODA $3.75 per 12 omfg we pay that for 1 600ml bottle of coke in Australia lol…. A case of soda is $25-40 😛

Nate S

Oct 10, 2019, 11:52 pm Reply

Hi, Sirena Loved the video, got inspired so I went on Amazon and found "whirl peace straw" its a collapsible straw that is cool and it's reusable to stop the use of plastic straws. Just type "Whirl Peace Collapsible Straw. Save the Turtles 😀

Learn from Lance

Oct 10, 2019, 4:11 pm Reply

Unfortunately produce is not a commodity like soda. So just b/c something costs less (ie. grapes) somewhere else, doesn't mean you're getting a better deal. Quality is a factor. And often the quality of Costco grapes is much higher (thus a better value) than cheaper grapes at the grocery store.


Oct 10, 2019, 9:17 am Reply

costco meat is good quality period. markets never are. and that rotisserie is not the best, not even close.

Magali Ortega

Oct 10, 2019, 12:34 am Reply

Here we are 3 years later and the sodas at Costco have remained about the same price while Walmart & H-E-B’s prices have gone up to almost $5 for a 12 pack at times. I love Costco. One thing you have to be aware of is the expiration dates (especially, if you have a small family).

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