Should you shop at Costco for canned goods? After a simple price comparison, there are some canned goods you should definitely be purchasing at Costco to save you money and time.
You would have to buy 7 cans at Walmart to fit into 1 large Costco can. You save $1.87 by buying at Costco.
Canned Green Beans
You would have to buy 7 cans at Walmart to fit into 1 large Costco can. You save $1.57 by buying at Costco.
You would have to buy 5 cans at Walmart to fit into 1 large Costco can. You save $.09 by buying at Costco.
You would have to buy 7 cans at Walmart to fit into 1 large Costco can. You save $1.27 by buying at Costco.
Prego Pasta Sauce
You would have to buy 6 jars at Walmart to fit into 2 large Costco jars. You save $2.69 by buying at Costco.
You would have to buy 6 bears at Walmart to fit into 3 large Costco bears. You save $9.03 by buying at Costco.
Skippy Peanut Butter
You would have to buy 4 jars at Walmart to fit into 2 large Costco jars. You save $4.95 by buying at Costco.
The next question is what do you do with all that food once you open it?!
Pineapple: Drain the juice and freeze in pizza topping size portions
Corn: Drain and freeze in dinner size portions
Prego Spaghetti Sauce: Freeze in two cup portions
Honey & Peanut Butter: Whip up a few batches of Emily’s homemade Thick & Chewy PB Granola Bars!
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Don’t toss the juice! We use canned pineapple, including the juice, for smoothies all the time. You can also use it in these recipes.
http://fortheloveofgrub.blogspot.com/2009/06/grilled-hawaiian-chicken.html (uses two cups)
http://fortheloveofgrub.blogspot.com/2013/08/tropical-mango-smoothie.html (uses one cup)
http://fortheloveofgrub.blogspot.com/2010/05/luscious-slush-punch.html (uses 46 oz.)
http://fortheloveofgrub.blogspot.com/2009/06/tropical-salad.html (uses 1/4 cup)
When draining the pineapple- don’t throw away the juice, mix it with OJ for a great change with your breakfast juice( after taking out any fruit pieces, of course).
I don't shop at Walmart says
If person an occasional couponer, then Costco is the way to go. I do have membership and buy flowers, liquor (now in WA), garden soil and flower bulbs, salmon, charcoal among couple other things. If couponer is more committed, does not shop at Walmart, and has a stick pile, then waiting for sale at grocery store is the way to shop. My stock up price for canned tomatoes and vegies is $.50 or less and Freddies has them on sale often (and without MC), (misssed Doublers @ Albies), and it’s in manageable size.