The way we write about Costco around here, you'd think it was strictly a supermarket. That's clearly not the case, so we wanted to take a minute to talk about our recent Costco purchases that have absolutely nothing to do with making dinner, serving snacks, or prepping for a party. You know, things that are worth checking out after you load up on giant packs of greens, pounds of bananas, and cases of almond milk.
Here are the five totally non-food-related items our editors just picked up at Costco.
1. Claritin Non-Drowsy 24 Hour, $32 for 105
"I need all of these pills — especially this time of year — and Costco's prices almost always beat out CVS and Amazon. I love getting more pills for less money. I buy one pack for the season and never have to restock." — Lisa Freedman, Lifestyle Editor
"Especially the DVDs for my kids that have the digital copy, so I can keep the hard copy at home and load the digital into my tablet. On a related note, TVs are ridiculously affordable — I seriously don't know how they do it. Oh, and tires! Always get your tires at Costco — free rotations!" — Patty Catalano, Contributor
3. Kirkland Signature Baby Wipes, $16 for 900
"Our baby class had a pack on every table and the instructor was raving. My daughter is five and we still use them today. They're just the best, strongest, largest sheets." — Christine Gallary, Food Editor-at-Large
4. Contigo Kids Water Bottles, $12 for three
"I love Contigo bottles, and they are a steal at Costco. In the store you can get a pack of three for $11.99 (at Target, they sell individual ones for $9.99 each). I stocked up on two of these three-packs and now we always have one for each kid while the others are being washed." — Meghan Splawn, Associate Food Editor
5. Feit Electric LED Flood Daylight, $60 for 12
"I love to get my light bulbs at Costco — I got a big pack of indoor flood lights because we have ceiling lights throughout the house and they all seem to go out at once. Also, batteries and big storage bins. But the best purchase I've ever made at Costco was a playhouse for my kids! It's real cedar and was only, like, $300 — about half the price of similar versions that I'd found online. It was a pain to put together, but they love it so much." — Ayn-Monique Klahre, Contributor
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What have you picked up — beyond the grocery aisles — lately?