Costco Grocery Hauls for August 2020

Updated: August 20, 2020

I been shopping for groceries every two weeks. That seems to be working for now. However, in the age of Covid-19, that may change at any time. If the schools go to remote learning only and stores cannot stock the shelves of certain items our grocery hauls will look different.


On our first August trip to Costco on August 5, I added a few items to the cart that increased our final total. Some of those items are for our oldest, heading off to college soon. Our final total was $191.22.  Of that total, $170.02 was on food and $19.99 plus tax was spent on a gallon of hand sanitizer. I saved over $95.00 on this trip, not including the hand sanitizer.   Click on the image below to view my shopping list for August 5. The list and the totals reflect our trip to Aldi.  

Costco Savings

Product Costco Price Size Price at Other Store Size Overall Savings
Udi's Gluten Free Multigrain Bread $8.99 2 loaves ($4.495 per loaf) $5.29 (ShopRite) 1 loaf $1.59
Dave's Killer Bread $7.99 2 loaves ($3.995 per loaf) $4.99 (Target) 1 loaf ($4.99 per loaf) $1.99
Organic Frozen Pineapple $7.99 4 lb. ($1.997 per lb.) $1.79 (Trader Joe's, non organic) 16 oz. ($1.79 per lb.) - $0.83
Goldfish $8.79 58 oz. ($0.151 per oz.) $7.79 (Target) 30 oz. ($0.259 per oz.) $6.23
Almonds $11.99 40 oz. ($0.299 per oz.) $7.99 (Whole Foods Market) 16 oz. ($0.499 per oz.) $7.98
Peanuts $5.59 80 oz. ($0.069 per oz.) $1.00 (DollarTree) 10 oz. ($0.10 per oz.) $2.41
Organic Oatmeal $7.59 80 oz. ($0.094 per oz.) $5.29 (Whole Foods Market) 42 oz. ($0.129 per oz.) $2.48 (2 @ $4.96)
Organic Mushrooms $4.99 24 oz. ($0.207 per oz.) $7.99 (Whole Foods Market) 16 oz. ($0.499 per oz.) $3.98
Organic Peanut Butter $9.99 2, 28 oz. ($0.178 per oz.) $6.49 (Target) 28 oz. ($0.231 per oz.) $2.98
Organic Animal Crackers $9.99 64 oz. ($0.156 per oz.) $3.99 (ShopRite) 16 oz. ($0.249 per oz.) $5.97
Sliced Havarti $5.99 on sale 32 oz. or 32 slices ($0.187 per 1 oz. slice) $2.29 (Aldi) 7 oz. or 10 slices ($0.327 per oz. or $0.229 per slice) $1.33
Nut Bars $15.69 30 ct. ($0.523 ea.) 4 for $23.00 on sale (KindBars/ShopRite) 4 boxes, 6 ea. ($0.958 ea.) $13.06
Organic Roasted Chickpeas $4.79 on sale 18 oz. ($.266 oz.) $4.49 $3.15 on sale (Whole Foods Market) 5 oz. ($0.898 $0.63 per oz.) $11.37 $6.55 ea. (3 @ $19.65)
Organic Spinach $4.99 16 oz.   ($0.236 per oz.) $4.99 (Whole Foods Market) 16 oz.   ($0.311 per oz.) $0.00
Sharp Cheddar Cheese $5.79 32 oz. ($0.18 per oz.) $1.69 (Aldi) 8 oz. ($0.211 per oz.) $0.97
Rana Organic Pasta $7.99 on sale 36 oz. ($0.221) $6.49 (Whole Foods Market) 22 oz. ($0.295 per oz.) $2.63
Ciabatta Rolls $3.99 16 count ($0.249 ea.) $2.99 (ShopRite) 4 count ($0.747 ea.) $7.97
Organic Frozen Blueberries $7.59 3 lb. ($0.158 per oz.) $8.49 (Whole Foods Market) 32 oz. ($0.265 per oz.) $5.15
Organic Tortilla Chips $4.99 40 oz. ($0.124 per oz.) $2.99 (Target) 12 oz. ($0.249 per oz.) $4.97
Subtotal Savings $92.99
Additional Savings $3.00 Veggie Bites on sale
Total Savings $95.99

I saved over $50.00 on my second shopping trip to Costco this month. It was my first solo outing since our oldest went back to college the previous Friday! Normally, my DH would come with me. Now I am meal planning for 5 until Thanksgiving, if the University doesn't send the students home before that. I went to 4 stores in less than 3 hours. There are no pictures for this trip but click here for my complete shopping list. Check out which items were placed in the cart and which ones were out of stock or left on the store's shelf. I spent a total of $267.35 on food for this 2 week period.

Costco Savings

Product Costco Price Size Price at Other Store Size Overall Savings
Udi's Gluten Free Multigrain Bread $8.99 2 loaves ($4.495 per loaf) $5.29 (ShopRite) 1 loaf $1.59
Dave's Killer Bread $7.99 2 loaves ($3.995 per loaf) $4.99 (Target) 1 loaf ($4.99 per loaf) $1.99
Black Bean Burgers $8.99 on sale 48 oz. or 12 ct. ($0.187 per oz. or $0.749 ea.) $2.69 (Aldi) 10 oz., 4 ct. ($0.269 per oz. or $0.6725 ea.) $3.92
Organic Frozen Pineapple $7.99 4 lb. ($1.997 per lb.) $1.79 (Trader Joe's, non organic) 16 oz. ($1.79 per lb.) - $0.83
Almonds $11.99 40 oz. ($0.299 per oz.) $7.99 (Whole Foods Market) 16 oz. ($0.499 per oz.) $7.98
Organic Peanut Butter $9.99 2, 28 oz. ($0.178 per oz.) $6.49 (Target) 28 oz. ($0.231 per oz.) $2.98
Organic Animal Crackers $7.49 on sale, Hot Buy thru 08/23/20 64 oz. ($0.117 per oz.) $3.99 (ShopRite) 16 oz. ($0.249 per oz.) $8.47
Sliced Havarti $8.29 32 oz. or 32 slices ($0.259 per 1 oz. slice) $2.29 (Aldi) 7 oz. or 10 slices ($0.327 per oz. or $0.229 per slice) $2.18 (per oz.) but - $0.96 (per slice)
Organic Roasted Chickpeas $3.99 on sale, Hot Buy thru 08/23/20 18 oz. ($.221 oz.) $4.49 $3.15 on sale (Whole Foods Market) 5 oz. ($0.898 $0.63 per oz.) $7.35 ea. (2 @ $14.70)
Organic Spinach $3.79 16 oz.   ($0.236 per oz.) $4.99 (Whole Foods Market) 16 oz.   ($0.311 per oz.) $1.20
Sharp Cheddar Cheese $5.99 32 oz. ($0.187 per oz.) $1.69 (Aldi) 8 oz. ($0.211 per oz.) $0.77
Organic Strawberries $6.99 2 lb. ($3.495 per lb.) $3.49 (Aldi) 1 lb. ($3.49 per lb.) - $0.01
Organic Frozen Blueberries $7.59 3 lb. ($0.158 per oz.) $8.49 (Whole Foods Market) 32 oz. ($0.265 per oz.) $5.15
Organic Tortilla Chips $4.99 40 oz. ($0.124 per oz.) $2.99 (Target) 12 oz. ($0.249 per oz.) $4.97
Subtotal Savings $55.06
Additional Savings $3.00 Veggie Bites on sale
Total Savings $58.06

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