Monday, May 16, 2016

Costco vs. Whole Foods and Target

Why spend more money on your favorite products if you don't have to?
This past weekend I comparison shopped a handful of different items you can buy at Costco, Whole Foods and Target to find out who has the best prices.





GT's Kombucha Gingerade
Whole Foods sells single 16 oz. bottles for $3.29 each, or $.21 per ounce.
Target sells single 16 oz. bottles for $3.69 each, or $.23 per ounce.
Costco sells a six pack of 16 oz. bottles for the regular price of $14.99, or $2.50 per bottle, or $.16 per ounce. The Costco sale price of this item is $11.49, or $1.92 per bottle, or $.12 per ounce.
The Costco regular price is 24% LESS than the Whole Foods price and 30% LESS than the Target price, and the Costco sale price is 43% LESS than the Whole Foods price and 49% LESS than the Target price.




Kerrygold Pure Irish Butter (salted)
Both Whole Foods and Target sell a single 8 oz. block for $3.69, or $.46 per ounce.
Costco sells a package of three, 8 oz. blocks for $7.69, or $.32 per ounce.
The Costco price is 30% LESS than the Whole Foods and Target prices!!




Organic Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
Whole Foods sells organic chicken breasts for $8.99 per pound.
Costco sells organic chicken breasts for $5.99 per pound.
The Costco price 33% LESS than the Whole Foods price!




Organic Strawberries
Whole Foods sells 1 lb. containers of organic strawberries for $5.49.
Costco sells a 2 lb. container of organic strawberries for $6.99, or $3.50 per pound.
The Costco price is 36% LESS than the Whole Foods price!




Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Soap
(peppermint scent)
Whole Foods sells a 32 oz. bottle for $11.99, or $.37 per ounce.
Target sells a 32 oz. bottle for $15.99, or $.50 per ounce
Costco sells a 40 oz. bottle for $9.89, or $.25 per ounce.
The Costco price is 32% LESS than the Whole Foods price and 50% LESS than the Target price!





Egyptian Magic all purpose skin cream

Whole Foods sells a single 4 oz. jar for $39.99, or $9.99 per ounce.
Costco sells a two jar bundle made up of one 4 oz. jar and one 2 oz. jar for $39.99, or $6.66 per ounce.
The Costco price is 33% LESS than the Whole Foods price! And the Costco bundle gives you a bonus .25 oz jar :)




La Croix Sparkling waters
(assorted flavors)
Whole Foods sells a pack of 12, 12 oz. cans for $5.99 each, or $.50 per can.
Target sells a pack of eight 12 oz. cans for $3.69, or $.46 per can.
Costco sells a case of 24, 12 o.z cans for $7.39, or $.31 per can.
The Costco price is 38% LESS than the Whole Foods price and 33% LESS than the Target price!




The Honest Company Shampoo & Body Wash
(sweet orange vanilla scent)
Both Whole Foods and Target sell a single 10 oz. bottles for $9.99 each, or $.99 per ounce.
Costco sells a two pack of 17 oz. bottles for the regular price of $14.99, or $.44 per ounce.
The Costco sale price of this item is $11.99, or $.35 per ounce.
The Costco regular price is an astounding 56% LESS than the Whole Foods and Target prices, and the Costco sale price is a whopping 65% LESS than the Whole Foods and Target prices!!




The Honest Company Organic Healing Balm
Whole Foods sells a single 3 oz. tube for $13.99, or $4.66 per ounce.
Target sells a single 3 oz. tube for $11.79, or $3.93 per ounce.
Costco sells a 2-pack of 3 oz. tubes for $11.97, or $2.00 per ounce.
The Costco price is 57% LESS than the Whole Foods price and 49% LESS than the Target price!





Doctor Teal's Pure Epsom Salt
Target sells a 6 lb. bag for $4.99, or $.83 per pound.
Costco sells a box of two 6 lb. bags for $7.99, or $.67 per pound.
The Costco price is 19% LESS than the Target price!





As you can see from the examples above the Costco prices are consistently lower than the Whole Foods and Target prices.

To be specific, Costco's prices are 19-65% lower than Whole Foods and Target!
Just goes to show you that it pays to shop around, and to shop at Costco :)



Until next time,
the Costco Connoisseur

#GoingToAllTheCostcos


P.S. - Selections and prices listed above will vary from different Costco locations.

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3 comments:

  1. The cashews you list from Costco have peanut oil...is that a no-go? I ask because i saw them today and wanted them but put them back for this reason 😔

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    1. Hi! Thanks for your comment - I think you are referring to the "survive your whole30 with Costco" post.
      http://costcoconnoisseur.blogspot.com/2016/01/survive-your-whole30-with-costco.html
      To answer your question, NO peanuts and peanut oil are a NOT compliant if you are doing Whole30. (Good Catch!) Costco does carry dry roasted cashews that don't contain peanut oil, however the original picture I posted of Kirkland Signature cashews did list peanut oil on the ingredient list so I have removed that photo from the Whole30 post.
      I have come across several more Whole30 compliant products at Costco since originally posting it so I will be doing an update to that post shortly :)
      Thanks again for catching & pointing out my error and good luck on your Whole30!

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  2. Thank you so much for this List! I would love to see another list. I know the organic rainforest coffee is great in flavor and price compared to alot of other store.

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