Why is it that you can never go to Costco and spend any less than $100? It doesn't matter if you only buy 3 things. The total will still be over $100.
We went to Costco today and admittedly needed a lot of stuff ranging from household necessities, like toilet paper, to more "luxury" items like food. I knew before we even set foot inside that our total would be high. I was bracing for it. I do realize that overall it is a good deal. Especially if you shop at Costco once every 3 to 5 months like we tend to do. It's just the sticker shock. Forking over all that cash at one time about sends me into cardiac arrest. Even though I prepare for it.
So nervously I approached the cash register, quickly scanning my cart trying to decide if we really needed all that stuff. Unfortunately, the answer was yes. Around here toilet paper and food tend to be high priority items. Total damage done was 350 big ones. It was almost a game of tug-o-war as I handed over the cold, hard cash. I desperately wanted it back, but I also wanted my cart of "goodies."
As if one trip to Costco in a day wasn't enough we decided we needed to go back. There was a truck that we wanted to get our son for Christmas and as with all things sold at Costco if you don't buy it when you see it the next time you go back it is gone. Then of course once we got there we found all sorts of other items we needed. Socks, underwear, night lights, dress shirts for my husband, and a few books. Total damage was another $150. FIVE HUNDRED FREAKING DOLLARS in one day at Costco.
I have already gone through all our purchases trying to figure out if I can return anything. The sad reality is that it has been so long since we have been to Costco we were out of almost everything. There's not really anything that can go back minus the books and honestly once you are over a couple hundred bucks what's another $20?
So, if you'll excuse me I have to go return to the fetal position I've been in all day as I realize that between today's little Costco trips and all the clothes I bought this week I could have used those funds and bought a new car.