Yesterday, I shared with you some of the things that I do think are a good value to buy at Costco.
Today, I am going to share with you the things I don't buy at Costco.
Some of them might surprise you.
It's not hard to make a meal out of the samples at Costco if you time it just right.
Most people stop and try the sample. If you are shopping with kids, your kids will often try the sample too. I've been amazed at some of the samples my kids have willingly tried.
Samples at Costco are like casinos.
They aren't losing money on them.
Costco provides samples because people buy what they sample.
It's happened to the best of us.
I've even been coerced by my kids to buy an item that has been sampled because they promise they will eat it. They usually don't.
Most of the samples that are offered are convenience processed foods. These items rarely make it through my front door.
So while it's nice to try them once in awhile, I usually skip on the sample item.
If I really like the item I will make note of the price, compare the item at my regular grocery store, and if it seems like a better deal and I am still craving that item on my next Costco trip, I will pick it up.
Remember, Costco makes its money on your impulsivity.