...and the price of organic brown rice!
Well, what happens when you forget your phone in the car at Costco? I should have went back to the car because my list is on the phone but I did not. I checked my list when I returned to the car and was tempted to run back in but I park so far from the store and I wore wedges. Cute wedges, but not the best choice for a quick dash in and out of Costco of all places! So I went back a third time to Costco this month for the brown rice I forgot. Each week I drive by the store that an extra trip doesn't cost in terms of gas. Overall, I spent $157.08.
So on my third trip to Costco, I took advantage of the sales and stocked up on almonds. I spent $52.44, saving $13.90 off the Costco prices but more than $50.00 when compared to the prices at Aldi and Whole Foods for what I bought. However, the problem I have when buying some items, like nuts, in bulk is that we may eat more of it at a faster rate. So am I really saving money? Well after my oldest son inhaled the 28 oz. bag of almonds in a blink, I started dividing them in 16 oz. portions hoping to slow the rate of consumption. I use left over Talenti containers for that.
|Product||Costco Price||Size||Price at Other Store||Size||Overall Savings|
|Organic Brown Rice - On Sale||$10.49||12 lb./$0.056||$2.59 (Aldi)||28 oz./$0.093 per oz.||$7.27|
|Organic Brown Rice||$13.89||12 lb./$0.072 per oz.||$2.59 (Aldi)||28 oz./$0.093 per oz.||$3.87|
|Organic Almonds - On Sale||$10.89||28 oz./$0.389 per oz.||$7.99 (Whole Foods Market)||10 oz./$0.799 per oz.||$14.00|
|Organic Almonds||$14.89||28 oz./$0. per oz.||$2.59 (Aldi)||28 oz./$0.093 per oz.||$3.87|
|Vegetable Potstickers||$10.59||48 oz. or approx. 68 pieces/$0.094 ea.||$2.99 (Whole Foods Market)||8 oz. or 8 pieces/$0.374 ea.||$14.84|
Note: When calculating the savings for the Veggie Potstickers, I used the price of what I buy at Whole Foods Market. It is not organic but it is the one I like.