As a Costco member, I used to wonder if it was worth the cost of the membership. So I did some analysis of the cost of my "Executive" membership versus the benefits. I looked at items we regularly buy at Costco and the discount versus normal stores (grocery, wine store..).
|Yearly Analysis Costco|
|300 gals gas @ $0.20 discount||$60.00|
|Claritin D generic @$10 off, 24 units||$240.00|
|Bottled water @ $2 off, 26 cases||$52.00|
|Coffee @$3 off, 20 bags||$60.00|
|Wine@$2 off, 26 bottles||$52.00|
The main take-away is that if you can find things that you buy regularly and are heavily discounted at Costco, like generic Claritin-D, you get a big benefit.