Monday, January 3, 2011

New Costco Membership!

My husband and I are resolving to get out of debt this year so we can buy a house.  This is leading me to look into new ways to save money.  I decided that I was going to get a Costco membership.  I really wasn't sure how much money a family of 2 could save at Costco, but it looks very promising!

Here is what I bought and how it breaks down. I figured out the per day cost of the different L&G options.

I got 29 lean servings = $38.67
11 days of green servings = $11.87
Salsa & Taco Seasoning for Taco Salad for over 50 salads = $9.68

I spent $60.22 and figure I will spend about $25 or so on the remaining green portions for the month. When I am in a financial pinch, I eat 1 can of green beans for my 3 green servings for the day. A 5 oz hamburger patty grilled with some seasoning salt mixed with a can of green beans is actually pretty tasty, cheap & easy.

Real Eggs
$8.99 - 6 cartons of 2 cups
6 leanest serving or $1.49 per serving

Kirkland Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
$15.99 - 6.5 lb bag
Estimated 13 leaner servings or $1.23 per serving

Kirkland 91% Ground Beef
$13.69 - 5 frozen 1 lb rolls
Estimated 10 lean servings or $1.36 per serving

Spring Mix Salad
$3.99 - 1 lb
9 green servings or $1.29 per meal (3 green each meal)

2.5 lb bag of Spinach
$3.99 - 16 cups
and
Whole Mushrooms
$3.99 - 8 cups
Salad with 2 cups of spinach & 1 cup of mushrooms each day is 8 servings
or .99 per meal

Kirkland Organic Salsa
$5.99 - 63 2TB servings
.09 per serving

McCormick Taco Seasoning
$3.69 - 54 2 tsp servings
.06 per serving

I also already broke down the cost of Medifast & the cheapest way to order food here.

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