Pickles by Brian Crane for December 07, 2023

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    sirbadger  4 months ago

    Is their freezer big enough?

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    Limpid Lizard  4 months ago

    At $4.99 a chicken, that’s over 40 chickens.

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    carlsonbob  4 months ago

    This is one where we can completely relate. Go for a couple items and come back with two or three boxes.

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    dadoctah  4 months ago

    $5 for the chicken (Costco actually sells them at a loss) and $198 for everything else. To be fair, you get a lot of “everything else” for that price; as a comedian once said, you go to Safeway if you want to eat some cheese, you go to Costco if you want to build something out off cheese.

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    PraiseofFolly  4 months ago

    My wife and mother-in-law are Costcoholics.

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    Sanspareil  4 months ago

    Costco is great if you can spare the joining fee, which I can’t!

    So my wife and I never go to Costco!

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    Tra1nman2 Premium Member 4 months ago

    We’ve never joined either Costco or BJ’s for that reason. We’d go there for a couple of things and come home with dozens more. While we might save on each item, we’d spend more than we’re doing now at the supermarkets. Everyone we know that belongs to these “wholesale clubs” says the same thing. No, thank you. We’ll pass.

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    iggyman  4 months ago

    But Earl, everything was on sale!

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    nancyb creator 4 months ago

    She bought the rotisserie.

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    MRBLUESKY529  4 months ago

    That is a big rotisserie chicken. Are you sure it’s not a turkey?

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    jagedlo  4 months ago

    Looks like you got a lot of work to do, Earl!

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    sandpiper  4 months ago

    It can happen and without even straining a mental muscle.

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    sandpiper  4 months ago

    We buy about 3-4 items every few months to stock up. Usually consumable paper products. Most of the other packages of whatever contain way too much for us.

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    ladykat  4 months ago

    Of rotisserie chicken, or other stuff?

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    Prescott_Philosopher   4 months ago

    So the big complaint about Costco seems to be that the prices and offerings are too good.

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    ThreeDogDad Premium Member 4 months ago

    It’s those darn side dishes, like a 5-gallon tub of baked beans or a 25-pound bag of potato salad.

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    GumbyDammit223  4 months ago

    Thanks to inflation, it’s no longer the $100 Store

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    david_42  4 months ago

    If I go to Costco by myself, I get exactly what I came for, except when something is out of stock.

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    darthopper Premium Member 4 months ago

    I can’t afford all the money I save at costco! Our rule is , have a list and we each pick one item not on the list. Usually works.

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    Sprarklin  4 months ago

    The Costco optical department is the greatest.

    They also had joggers marked down to $5 each this week. I grabbed a couple of pair.

    By the time I was done, it was $204.

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    ANIMAL  4 months ago

    Go GET ’em boy…….

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    kaycstamper  4 months ago

    Be a gentleman, Earl, go out and bring them in.

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    Sir Isaac  4 months ago

    My mom said her war-time food budget was twenty bucks and she managed to build up a small savings by scrimping a bit.

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    hariseldon59  4 months ago

    Is Costco getting fee advertising here? Or does Brian Crane have some kind of deal with them. LOL

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    DatsunMan  4 months ago

    That’s what it costs to buy 2 bags of groceries at whole foods.

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    jconnors3954  4 months ago

    I have a mechanic friend who gives me his estimate in how big his Costco trip will be.

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    cracker65  4 months ago

    Sam’s club.

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    jrbooth3 Premium Member 4 months ago

    We have the issue throwing away so much, I like oranges but not a bag big enough to feed a small school.

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    Queen of America  4 months ago

    The line for the chicken is always REALLY long. Brad doesn’t need a chicken that bad.We go mostly for water. (no lectures about bottles of water, please. The water here is horrible and I won’t drink it OR put it in the water dish for the cats. We recycle everything we can)Brad runs in and out. If I went in with him, we would leave with boxes like Opal.

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    Angry Indeed  4 months ago

    One box contains the rotisserie and the other contains a chickens. Opal’s going into business. What a fascinating retirement hobby!

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    MontanaPhil50  4 months ago

    My comment about Costco is that they apparently allow the employee of the week to re-arrange the store, except the rotisserie chicken which is always at the far back end of the store

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    zeexenon  4 months ago

    Should always take the van to that place. It’s their perfect marketing strategy … seek and ye shall find.

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member 4 months ago

    I think there is a rule that you must spend at least $200 before they let you out.

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 4 months ago

    She is thrifty……..

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    Zebrastripes  4 months ago

    Of course there is…..LOL

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    rjarchuleta  4 months ago

    That about covers it!

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    Mike Baldwin creator 4 months ago

    You have to buy the chicken to offset the cost of the $20 toilet paper.

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    John Jechura Premium Member 4 months ago

    It’s very similar to going to Target. When checking out they’ll ask “Did you find everything you were looking for?” Heck, I didn’t come in looking for any of the stuff I’m buying.

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    mistercatworks  4 months ago

    Probably still spinning on a spit.

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  4 months ago

    “Well…. one thing led to another….”

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    wildlandwaters  4 months ago

    …and the semi will be coming by with the pallets

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    Flossie Mud Duck  4 months ago

    True, true. Shopping lists don’t work at Costco.

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    khjalmarj  4 months ago

    The checkout folks often ask, "Did you find everything all right? I usually answer, "Yes, indeed…plus about 250%!)

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    The Duke  4 months ago

    The chicken is a great deal and delicious. I can’t even buy a raw chicken cheaper. Also the hot dog and drink at the snack bar is a great deal for a $1.50. Be sure to ask for the fresh chopped onions.

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    CoffeeBob Premium Member 4 months ago

    Simple solution to over shopping at Costco – don’t take a cart & carry that 200°F chicken to the checkout in your hand. Did that. Once.

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    g04922  4 months ago

    Opal: “But, I saved $100 !” Earl: But you cost me $2l3.00"…. do the math, Opal. LOL

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    Bill The Nuke  4 months ago

    I was in Montreal a few years ago and went to Walmart to pick up a rotissire chicken. They were quite a bit more expensive than in the US. BTW, If you’re ever there you’ll find that the stores between 5 and 6, including Walmart.

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    soaringblocks  4 months ago

    hahahah! so true!!

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    be ware of eve hill  4 months ago

    Could be Earl’s furnace filters in one of those boxes. Good ones aren’t cheap.

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    Oh no Not Again  4 months ago

    In buy a 12 pack of canned tuna for the cats. This works better than a giant can made more for restaurants.

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