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OXBALLS DOT COM
Sep 11, 2005

by FactsAreUseless


Young Orc

Fellis posted:

I was in costco today and they had whole lambs hanging in the halal freezer section for something like $3.00/lb.

if only I had a huge freezer to store it

Wait but passover is over and ramadan is next month

is it just leftovers?

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Chinatown
Sep 11, 2001

~*Suck My Balls*~

Fun Shoe

Fellis posted:

halal freezer section

what

Peachfart
Jan 21, 2017



Fellis posted:

I was in costco today and they had whole lambs hanging in the halal freezer section for something like $3.00/lb.

if only I had a huge freezer to store it

The Business Costco near me has these, and while I have the freezer space I could never eat that much lamb.

Prokhor Zakharov
Dec 31, 2008
Good luck with your depression!


if you ain't never got yourself a big rear end wheel of kirkland brie for four loving dollars then you are missing out.

Chinatown
Sep 11, 2001

~*Suck My Balls*~

Fun Shoe

Prokhor Zakharov posted:

if you ain't never got yourself a big rear end wheel of kirkland brie for four loving dollars then you are missing out.

they actually have great cheeses imho. not a ton but what they got is good

Spoondick
Jun 9, 2000



$4.99 for a perfectly cooked rotisserie chicken is pretty loving amazing, i buy 1 or 2 every time i go, pull all the meat off and make soup/curry/tacos/whatever with it then save the bones for stock

Haverchuck
May 6, 2005

the coolest

Chinatown posted:

they actually have great cheeses imho. not a ton but what they got is good

mine has a stand up cold case with two sides, both full of cheese. cabot black wax cheddar brick, big wedges of parm reg, delice de bourgogne, manchego and others are on one side and the other side is utility cheeses like feta crumbles and sliced swiss

Squashy Nipples
Aug 18, 2007



The Kirkland branded Manchego is really loving good. Better then some I've bought that were a LOT more expensive.

Fellis
Feb 14, 2012

Kid, don't threaten me. There are worse things than death, and uh, I can do all of them.



I'll return to costco today (like im not there everyday for that $1.50 dog lol) for pictures

Pittsburgh Fentanyl Cloud
Apr 7, 2003

Ask me why I voted Hillary in 2016 and 2020


Kelp Me! posted:

Ok so I'm trying to justify the cost of just owning up and buying my own drat membership. The thing is, meat and cheeses and produce are great but it's just me and my wife and even supermarket produce has a tendency to go bad because we wait too long. So I'm trying to compile a list of non-perishables that justify the membership cost. So far I've got:

-Frozen veggies & chicken for stir fries
-Paper towels/TP/Kitchen wipes
-Bar and hand soap
-Laundry detergent
-Those microwave veggie bowls
-Olive oil

Any other major items worth stocking up on?

Get a chest freezer and buy your meat at Costco. Your membership pays for itself right there.

Test Pattern
Dec 20, 2007

Keep scrolling, clod!


Kelp Me! posted:

Ok so I'm trying to justify the cost of just owning up and buying my own drat membership. The thing is, meat and cheeses and produce are great but it's just me and my wife and even supermarket produce has a tendency to go bad because we wait too long. So I'm trying to compile a list of non-perishables that justify the membership cost. So far I've got:

-Frozen veggies & chicken for stir fries
-Paper towels/TP/Kitchen wipes
-Bar and hand soap
-Laundry detergent
-Those microwave veggie bowls
-Olive oil

Any other major items worth stocking up on?

Underwear and socks (men and women, whatever style you prefer)
Any footwear other than dress
Athleticwear
If you eat any granola/snack bars ever, a box is worth it. We take over a year to go through a single box, but that's 10% of the membership in savings right there.
Vanilla extract (real Madagascar poo poo for like 20% the price of buying the little bottles in the supermarket)
Beer for parties (if you ever go/host)
Holiday gifts for coworkers/grab bag parties/whatever
Bedding

BaconCopter
Feb 13, 2008

:coolfish:

:coolfish:


Fellis posted:

(like im not there everyday for that $1.50 dog lol)

FogHelmut
Dec 18, 2003

Your authority is not recognized in Fort Kickass.


Kelp Me! posted:

Ok so I'm trying to justify the cost of just owning up and buying my own drat membership. The thing is, meat and cheeses and produce are great but it's just me and my wife and even supermarket produce has a tendency to go bad because we wait too long. So I'm trying to compile a list of non-perishables that justify the membership cost. So far I've got:

-Frozen veggies & chicken for stir fries
-Paper towels/TP/Kitchen wipes
-Bar and hand soap
-Laundry detergent
-Those microwave veggie bowls
-Olive oil

Any other major items worth stocking up on?

Gasoline is like $0.10-$0.30 cents per gallon cheaper, depending on where your Costco is at. Then double down with the Costco Credit Card for an additional 4% cash back.

Meydey
Dec 31, 2005


Citizen Tayne posted:

Get a chest freezer and buy your meat at Costco. Your membership pays for itself right there.

They even sell the chest freezers

Huge_Midget
Jun 6, 2002

I don't like the look of it...

The membership is worth it for the cheap fuel + cash back alone.

Chinatown
Sep 11, 2001

~*Suck My Balls*~

Fun Shoe

Huge_Midget posted:

The membership is worth it for the cheap fuel + cash back alone.

I save ~$150 per year on gas alone. Not counting essential home stuff, and hot dog and a soda for only $1 frekin' .50!!!!

FogHelmut
Dec 18, 2003

Your authority is not recognized in Fort Kickass.


Meydey posted:

They even sell the chest freezers

Yeah, this might get me banned from the thread, but certain items aren't cheaper at Costco. I got a chest freezer on sale at Best Buy for about $100 less than Costco.

Nfcknblvbl
Jul 15, 2002



FogHelmut posted:

Yeah, this might get me banned from the thread, but certain items aren't cheaper at Costco. I got a chest freezer on sale at Best Buy for about $100 less than Costco.

There ain't no shame in buying a cheap freezer.

Dr. Tim Whatley
Jun 25, 2012

after an incredibly unsettling dream that involved my bf and a bat and subsequently waking up shaking. I'm done with this show.


FogHelmut posted:

Yeah, this might get me banned from the thread, but certain items aren't cheaper at Costco. I got a chest freezer on sale at Best Buy for about $100 less than Costco.

You touch on a good point friend! Costco is not always the cheapest, but I feel in my heart that if you buy only at Costco you will find the best life!

Xaris
Jul 25, 2006

Neigh

FogHelmut posted:

Yeah, this might get me banned from the thread, but certain items aren't cheaper at Costco. I got a chest freezer on sale at Best Buy for about $100 less than Costco.
You still have to consider quality though. Costco may not be the cheapest poo poo tier model ever like Walmart/BB, but their models/things are often higher end so you really get much better bang for the buck. also the god drat best return policy. Best Yuy return policy was pretty lovely

there are still legit times when the exact same sku/model is cheaper elsewhere for sure

Meydey
Dec 31, 2005


Also, sometimes it's nice not to have to wade through a pile of brands/models when you can just buy the single one that is in Costco.

Itchy
May 23, 2006


My city is getting a Costco! I foresee a lot of $1.50 dogs in my future.

Chinatown
Sep 11, 2001

~*Suck My Balls*~

Fun Shoe

Itchy posted:

My city is getting a Costco! I foresee a lot of $1.50 dogs in my future.

Welcome to the club....you could call it a price club. :grin:

Prude
Nov 28, 2010

by Reene


Chinatown posted:

Welcome to the club....you could call it a price club. :grin:

you could, but i just prefer to call it... home :kiddo:

Dr. Tim Whatley
Jun 25, 2012

after an incredibly unsettling dream that involved my bf and a bat and subsequently waking up shaking. I'm done with this show.


Welcome friend, enjoy a dog and a soda! Only a dollar fifty!!!!!!

Pennywise the Frown
May 10, 2010



Upset Trowel

BaconCopter posted:

But Milwuakee's Best is swill :shrug:

True, but The Beast is one of the better cheap swills.

Don't judge me. <:mad:>

Pennywise the Frown
May 10, 2010



Upset Trowel

Haverchuck posted:

are they the real poo poo? to they squeak when you chew them? I was in switzerland years ago and we hiked up a mountain to visit a family that lives way up in a high saddle of the alps with no running water or electricity. they make cheese which they trade to the village below in exchange for money and supplies, all of which is transported on a ridiculous pulley system that goes all the way down the side of the mountain. we ate some of their cheese curds and they were the best gd curds of my life

That's mostly hit and miss. The squeakiness comes from how fresh they are or how much moisture was left in them. I actually drove to the Tillamook, Oregon cheese place and they had the squeaks, but it was at the factory. I'm sure Mars Cheese Castle here would have some good ones but I don't know how fresh they will be after a few days. They'll still be great but not amazing. When it comes to the curds I don't discriminate. I regulate....... the amount of cheese I can fit in my mouth at one time.

Gorman Thomas
Jul 24, 2007


Bad news 'stco bros, the new fruit smoothie kinda sucks. Dogs are still good tho.

Sexual Aluminum
Jun 21, 2003

is made of candy

Soiled Meat

Prokhor Zakharov posted:

if you ain't never got yourself a big rear end wheel of kirkland brie for four loving dollars then you are missing out.

Protip: Cut the top off a Kirkland brie, microwave for two minuites, instant cheesy dip for triscuits or crackers.

No bowl needed, the flour shell makes it's own container.

Sexual Aluminum fucked around with this message at 21:28 on Apr 20, 2017

Snow Cone Capone
Jul 30, 2003




Trip report: $3 for 2 pounds of ravioli :hellyeah:

$1.50 hot dog and soda and a $1.60 fruit smoothie to wash it all down :getin:

Cashier flat out told me "this isn't your card" but then rang me up as normal :shrug:

Costco is good. Costco is life.

Sticky
Jan 1, 2006

Pornhub. XTube. I know these names, better than I know my own grandmothers.

Hello friends,

I made a emergency trip to Costco tonight for 4 magnums of champagne, 2 chickens, a brisket and pool chemicals. Gonna be a big weekend.

Also one hot dog and drink for one dollar and fiddy cents.

Fellis
Feb 14, 2012

Kid, don't threaten me. There are worse things than death, and uh, I can do all of them.


Trip report:

Meydey
Dec 31, 2005


The dad in me really wants to make a lame duck joke.

Chinatown
Sep 11, 2001

~*Suck My Balls*~

Fun Shoe

Fellis posted:

Trip report:



do they have gyro meat? id eat myself to death

Mokelumne Trekka
Nov 22, 2015

Soon.


Had a hot dog with relish, mustard and onions then bought $100 in groceries. Even their Fuji apples own. Everyone who works there is cheery and relaxed. Oh Costco...

Pennywise the Frown
May 10, 2010



Upset Trowel

Fellis posted:

Trip report:



:trumppop:

Must be regional.

Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006


Fellis posted:

Trip report:



Are you in the Detroit/Dearborn area, by any chance? I've never seen halal meats at any Florida Costcos.

Xaris
Jul 25, 2006

Neigh

Fellis posted:

Trip report:



thats p cool. i love lamb at restraunts/gyros/whatever, but honestly i have no idea how the gently caress i would even prepare or cook that much lamb, let alone it wouldnt even fit in a normal fridge. my only attempts are cooking small lamb shanks was kind of a disaster

maniacripper
May 3, 2009
STANNIS BURNS SHIREEN
HIZDAR IS THE HARPY
JON GETS STABBED TO DEATH
DANY FLIES OFF ON DROGON


Big Bad Voodoo Lou posted:

Are you in the Detroit/Dearborn area, by any chance? I've never seen halal meats at any Florida Costcos.

Half of Florida still believes poo poo like this http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/halal.asp

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Fellis
Feb 14, 2012

Kid, don't threaten me. There are worse things than death, and uh, I can do all of them.


I'm in eastern pennsylvania. I always considered my region "lame rear end suburbs", I didn't know we registered a significant muslim population to have a specific halal section when other people don't.

Anyway, there were two fewer lambs today than yesterday so I guess they are selling? Probably to old PA dutch people who love buying in bulk to "save money" and have like six freezer chests full of meat at home already.

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