Just bought my Costco membership

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jcbigler, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. jcbigler

    jcbigler Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Had the day off today. Running around doing some errands. Stopped by the Costco membership off today and bought an Executive Membership. $110 per year, but you get a $20 Costco gift card and 2% cash back.

    I figure I'll be spending enough each year on brisket alone that I'll get enough back to get a free brisket per year.

    Store opens next Thursday. I'm sure it will be packed for the first few days so I may wait a week or so to go in and buy my first couple prime briskets. It's the first Costco in the entire state of Oklahoma.
  2. lancep

    lancep Master of the Pit

    Wow! We left OK a year and a half ago so we were stuck with sand. People always looked at me funny when I slipped up and called it Costco. Now we have a costco up the rd and I've been seriously contemplating getting a membership simply for meat.
  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The new Costco card, out in June I believe is 3% cash back....  and it's a visa card...
  4. narcolepticpug

    narcolepticpug Fire Starter

    Awesome! We spend enough there to get a free membership basically. 
  5. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Congratulations on that move, JC. You will really enjoy your Costco. Be sure to check out the Swifts Premium baby loin back ribs. They are very meaty and the membrane is already removed. Usually get mine for $3.99#.

    Good luck. Let us know how you come out. Joe
  6. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I always get more than I paid for it back every year.
  7. jcbigler

    jcbigler Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Just drove the wife by the new location. She said "Oh my God!". :sausage:
  8. Today at our closet Costco (40 miles away)  Kirkland "Prime" packer briskets were $2.89/lb. I piked up a real nice 19 lb'er.  I forgot to check but that should put the case price at around $2.40 ish /lb.  Meat dept. guy told me that they adjust the meat prices(either up or down) on Monday's and Friday mornings.

    I'm not a flat guy but, they also had Prime  flats for $4.99/lb.  They were huge and thick 11-14 lbs. I had never seen flats that large before. If a person wasn't  careful, one could  mistake them for full packers by the size of them. 
  9. jcbigler

    jcbigler Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Holy crap, that is cheaper than the selects and choice they sell at Wal-Mart. 

    Do they have smaller ones? I usually like to buy in the 12-13lb range. 
  10. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I don't know about Oklahoma Costco, but up here they sell the biggest, best, and cheapest whole loins you can find anywhere.

  11. Ya same here. At our Wal-Mart and GFS they have been $2.68-2.97/lb.  Most at Costco were in the 12- 15 lb  range.   I normally buy that size also, but this big one was marbled really well.

  12. jcbigler

    jcbigler Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Less than 24 hours to go now! :yahoo:

    I'm debating on whether I want to get up early and go in for the opening before I go to work tomorrow just to look around.
  13. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I'm suffering serious envy!  [​IMG]

    The nearest Costco to us is an hour and a half drive each way.

    Sam's is an hour.

  14. jcbigler

    jcbigler Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I'm an hour drive from this Costco also. But I drive an hour into Tulsa for work 5-7 days a week, so I'm used to it.
  15. Remember the first rule of the Costco shoppers club... [​IMG]

    Never purchase less than 300 items each visit... [​IMG]

    They make the carts the size of a full sized SUV for a reason...

    Have fun!!!
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2016
  16. narcolepticpug

    narcolepticpug Fire Starter

    We are about an hour or so away from ours, but we go twice a month and stock up. It's not to bad of a drive for us. There isnt much on the mountain. So every two weeks we go down the hill and buy stuff we need.. So we would be making the trip anyways.
  17. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I really feel your pain. My Costco is about 10 minutes on a bad day. We are getting a Restaurant Depot in a couple of months that will be less than 5 minutes. The bad part of all this is that we're about 3 minutes off of a major retail artery and traffic is usually terrible. Oh well, I can still remember the country and woods and cows and creeks and all the good times as a youngster growing up.

    Good luck with your Costco. I really like their Swifts ribs, Joe
  18. jcbigler

    jcbigler Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Well, I went down to the Costco after work today. 

    Kind of a bust. They were sold out of brisket. Had tonnes of different kinds of ribs though. 

    I'll have to wait until the initial surge dies down a bit and see if they get them back in stock. 
  19. smokindeer

    smokindeer Fire Starter

    one word..... BELLIES!
  20. jcbigler

    jcbigler Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Oh heck yeah, they had whole raw pork bellies for $2.89/lb. Not sure if that is good or not since I've never seen them sold anywhere before.

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