11 Costco Items That Are Good Buys for Small Families

You can get a two-liter bottle of extra virgin olive oil for around $16 at Costco compared to over $20 at other retailers. These oils often stay good for one to two years, so you’ll have plenty of time to use them.

Olive oil

There’s nothing like a nice, fresh sponge — and let's be honest, if you buy them in bulk, you are going to use them.


Anyone who enjoys sparkling drinks like La Croix may be thrilled with Costco’s deal of $8.99 for a case of 24. Other retailers offer the same beverage at $5.99 for 12 cans.

Sparkling drinks

A lot of us simply don’t have the time or energy to devote to cooking, meal planning, and cleaning up fresh meals every day. If this is the case for your small family, Costco’s frozen section is definitely worth checking out.

Frozen foods

Oatmeal is another one of those items that can stay in your pantry for a long time. If you’re a fan of this breakfast staple, Costco sells a massive variety pack — 52 packs to be exact — of Quaker Oats Instant Oatmeal for $10.99.


Though this item is perishable, the resealable bag guarantees you can keep this snack in your pantry for a long time once nuts and M&Ms; can keep fresh at room temperature in your pantry.

Trail mix

Peanut butter is an excellent pantry staple that you can keep in your cabinet for several months, even after it’s open.

Peanut butter

If you use K-Cups to make your coffee, Costco could end up saving you a whole lot of money in the long run. The store offers bulk boxes of brands like Donut Shop, Tim Hortons, and even Starbucks.


You can pick up a pack of several deodorants for a shockingly low price at Costco, especially when you consider how much one stick costs at your typical convenience store.


If you’re the type to just grab whatever is nearby on your way out the door in the morning, Costco’s selection is definitely worth checking out.

Breakfast bars

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