You guys, I had no idea my mom was such a Costco fanatic. All I did was mention I was thinking of getting a Costco membership, but wasn't sure all the bulk purchasing made sense for my small household of two. It was the kind of random, off-hand comment one makes to one's mother on the weekly Sunday afternoon phone chat. But in response, I received a lecture on financial planning and budget shopping — the likes of which I hadn't heard since I left for college.
And so it came to pass that on a recent trip back home to Minnesota, my mother and I filled the trunk of her car with cloth grocery bags and hit up the local Costco. I was about to see my mom's smart shopping in action.