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12 Things at Costco You Shouldn’t Be Without

On your next trip to Costco, take some time to venture out of your regular aisles. There are lots of great deals you may not be aware of, so grab a cart and look for these 12 things at Costco you shouldn't be without.

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Costco is a great place to stock up on bacon so you’ll always have some on hand for crowd-pleasing breakfasts, brunches, and BLT sandwiches. Check out Costco’s Kirkland Signature brand, which consistently gets high marks. These are the other Kirkland items you should always buy at Costco.

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If you use a lot of batteries for all those remotes, controllers, and toys, you can get a deal at Costco. Kirkland batteries, according to Kiplinger, cost less than name brand batteries when purchased in large quantities.

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If you have a Costco membership, put it to good use and fill up on gas while you’re there. You’ll likely find the gas is cheaper at Costco than it is at nearby competitors. Find out bizarre things you can buy at Costco.

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A mortgage

Did you know that you can get a mortgage or refinance your home at Costco? According to the retailer, members could save an average of $5,972 over the life of the loan!

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If you have a prescription, check out Costco. As a member, you may find you’ll pay less than you would at the drugstore. You can even check the Costco website to see how much you can expect to pay for your prescription drugs. Here are 25 things Costco employees won’t tell you.

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FOLSOM, CALIFORNIA, USA - OCT 3, 2017: Costco wholesale warehouse shopping aisle for coupons and discounted gift cards, a members only club.

Movie and restaurant gift cards

If you like to go out, check Costco for deals on movie and restaurant gift cards. The Costco website shows how you can find deep discounts on gift cards, which make for a great way to save money when you go out (or when you need a gift for that hard-to-buy-for relative). This is the best time to go to Costco.

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Cooking spray

Stock up on cooking spray the next time you visit Costco. According to the Krazy Coupon Lady, you’ll pay ten cents less per ounce than you would at Walmart.

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Laundry detergent

It also pays to stock up on laundry detergent while at Costco. Consumer Reports says the Kirkland brand is just as effective as name-brand varieties and costs much less. Here are some more things you haven’t been buying at Costco (but should be).

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Plastic wrap

You’ll not only pay less when buying the Kirkland brand plastic wrap at Costco, you’ll find it’s just as durable as name brands. Stock up and you’ll be ready for baking season.

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Pet supplies

Buy your pet supplies in bulk at Costco and you’ll save money on the products that make your pet healthy and happy. Whether you’re looking for cat or dog food or cat litter, you’ll likely save per ounce when buying it from Costco.

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Construction paper

If you have kids or like doing crafts on a rainy day, hit up Costco for construction paper. You’ll pay less than you would at a craft store and you’ll always be prepared for days when you’re stuck inside. These are 10 more things DIYers should always buy at Costco.

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It may seem like a big bottle, but that vanilla extract from Costco will last you a long time. Pure vanilla extract is pricey, so you’ll not only find a good deal at Costco, but you’ll always be ready to bake a batch of cookies for the bake sale. Next, find out the Costco shopping tips frequent Costco shoppers keep to themselves.

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