10 Costco Items That Are Always Less Expensive

Maple syrup is expensive, but it doesn't always taste better. Costco's Kirkland Signature organic maple syrup costs $14.99 for 33.8 ounces, while Walmart's NOW brand costs $29.63 for 32 ounces.

1. Organic Maple Syrup

Unless you purchase at Costco, rotisserie chicken provides a quick, hot dinner, but it's expensive. A $4.99 fully cooked, hot chicken is available to members. Boston Market charges twice as much for a half-chicken with two sides.

2. Rotisserie Chicken

Thank god Costco has started providing this tasty treat at a reasonable price. The shop charges $16.99 for two large 33.5-ounce jars of Nutella.

3. Nutella

Mac & cheese has been a quick, cheap dinner in America for decades. "Cheap" is relative. A Costco 18-pack of 7.25-ounce Kraft Macaroni & Cheese costs $18.99. Walmart's 18-pack costs $27.

4. Macaroni and Cheese

The same weight and jar of McCormick Grill Mates Montreal steak seasoning costs $9.49 at Costco and $19.60 at Walmart.  

5. Spices

This amazing food court deal doesn't require Costco membership. A quarter-pound, all-beef hot dog and 20-ounce drink (with unlimited refills) cost $1.50. 

6. Hot Dog Meal

Cereal has been America's breakfast for years. Costco makes staples affordable. Costco charges $9.99 for a two-pack of 20.35-ounce original Cheerios. Target's largest item is a $4.99 one-count 18-ounce family size.

7. Breakfast Cereal

Luxury bath towels can transform your post-bath experience, but they're expensive. Costco lowers the price of this costly item again. Two 100% Hygro Cotton Charisma Bumpy Rib bath towels cost $22.99 at the shop. Amazon sells two-packs for $37.95. 

8. Luxury Bath Towels

Costco has a vast selection of pet goods, including classic dog bone treats. You'll pay 6 cents per ounce for Costco's Kirkland brand dog biscuits.

9. Dog Biscuits

Generations of families and college students have relied on instant noodles for quick, cheap lunches, just like macaroni and cheese for dinner. For convenience, they're microwaveable in cups. Costco sells Nissin Cup Noodles 24-packs for $13.99, or 58 cents per 2.5-ounce cup.

10. Instant Noodles

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