Costco Natural & Organic Price List Update

Costco_Wholesale Price Updates @ practical-stewardship.com

Updated 10/13.

I have researched at our local Costco and listed over 140 natural and/or grocery items.  Personally, I am excited to have this as a resource to access on my phone when I am shopping at different stores and wishing I could do some quick price comparing.

January 2013 when I first started putting this list together, I had the opportunity to conduct a phone interview with a Costco employee of 29 years.  She informed me of a few interesting facts about Costco, some of which I didn’t know.

First, Costco doesn’t have sales.  Any deals they offer is because they have worked and gone to bat for its members with the vendors.  The vendors are the ones who offer the discounts, and Costco passes those discounts along to its members.

Secondly, Costco has members.  Because Costco has a HUGE member base, with that buying power they are able to negotiate some outstanding deals.

Thirdly, Costco is not a store, but a warehouse club, so you get warehouse prices.

Here are some other facts:

  • Costco will FULLY refund your membership should you be dissatisfied for whatever reason.
  • Costco has an easy return policy.  There is a 90 days to return policy for select electronic products, so go here to read more about their return policy.  I personally have returned many items over the years (a least once a year) from a broken Shark (electronic mop) to bad produce and have had no problems.
  • Costco has less employee turnover than other companies in their industry, as they pay their employees the best wages.
  • Costco has a Concierge Service that assists with set up, warranty issues and gives technical support for most electronics.  Their phone number is 1-866-861-0450, available 5am-10pm (PST) 7-days a week.  I had to use them once because we had a faulty video camera and it was beyond the 90 days to return the product to Costco.  A lady at the return desk directed me to the Concierge Service, and they were able to help me get a brand new video camera.  This is a great resource!

I have listed below some selected natural and organic grocery prices.  The organic items are in bold.  For whatever reason Costco doesn’t always give a cost breakdown that is easily compared to other stores, so where I thought it would be valuable I have included ounce, pound, and liter cost breakdowns.  I broke up the grocery items into four separate categories:

  • Pantry Items, which includes baking items, canned goods, and snacks
  • Fresh Fruits and Veggies
  • Frozen, which are fruits and veggies, and
  • Refrigerated Perishables, which includes dairy, eggs, and meat items.

I included a column that says “Price/Quantity You Receive”.  That is the price Costco sells the item for with the quantities you get.  To clarify, let’s look at a few products like baking soda and organic black beansCostco sells a 13.5 pound bag of baking soda for $6.49, which is indicated: $6.49/13.5 lbs.  Costco sells eight cans of black beans that are 15 ounces each packaged together for $6.79 which looks like this in the spreadsheet: $6.79/ 8-15 oz.  So for $6.79 you will get eight cans of black beans, and each of those cans are 15 ounces.  I hope that makes things crystal clear.

Unfortunately these prices are subject to change without notice, so these deals were valid Wednesday, 10/10/13 and 10/16/13, at the Marysville, Washington Costco and it will, at least, give you an idea of prices and what products may be in your area.

Remember EVERY time we go to the store we cast our votes.  Stores will stock the shelves with items WE buy.   The more we make better choices, the more we can make a positive change.I hope this list helps you!  You are welcome to “pin it “and share it on Facebook, if you like.
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. PANTRY ITEMS (BAKING/CANNED GOODS/SNACKS) Price/Quantity You Receive Price Breakdown Additional Price Breakdown
. Apple Sauce, Organic Tree Top $10.49/ 36-4 oz. containers $1.168/lb. .073/oz.
. Almonds, Kirkland Signature $12.99/3 lbs. $4.333/lb. .271/oz.
. Almond Butter $7.69/26 oz. $4.732/lb. .296/oz.
. Almond Flour, Blanched, Super Fine Ground $17.99/3 lbs. $6.000/lb. .333/oz.
. Avocado Oil $9.89/1 Liter Bottle (33.8 Fl Oz.) .292/oz.
. Baking Powder, Red Star $9.99/5 lbs. $1.998/lb. .125/oz.
. Baking Soda, Arm & Hammer $6.59/13.5 lbs. $0.488/lb. .031/oz.
. Beans, Black Organic S&W $6.79/ 8-15 oz. $0.912/lb. .057/oz.
. Beans, Pinto $18.99/25 lbs. $0.760/lb. .047/oz.
. Blueberries, Dried $8.99/20 oz. $7.192/lb. .450/oz.
. Bread, Dave’s Killer Whole Grain $6.99/2-27 oz. loaves $3.495/loaf .129/oz.
. Bread, Multi-Grain Gluten-Free Super Seeded Bread $7.99/2-17.3 oz. loaves $3.995/loaf .231/oz.
. Bread, 100% Whole Grain Kirkland Signature $4.39/2-28 oz. loaves $2.195/loaf .078/oz.
. Cashews, Kirkland Signature Fancy, Sea Salt/Peanut Oil $14.99/2.5 lbs. $5.996/lb. .375/oz.
. Cereal, Nature’s Path Flax Plus Pumpkin Granola $7.49/35.3 oz. $3.394/16 oz. .212/oz.
. Cereal, Qi’a Superfood, Organic Chia, Buckwheat & Hemp $14.59/22.88 oz. $10.208/lb. .638/oz.
. Cherries, Dried $7.99/18 oz. $7.104/lb. .444/oz.
. Chia Seed, Nutiva Organic $13.99/32 oz. $6.995/lb. .437/oz.
. Chicken Stock, Kirkland Signature Organic $11.99/6-32 oz. cartons $0.999/lb. .062/oz.
. Chips, Kirkland Signature Tortilla Strips $3.69/3 lbs. $1.230/lb. .077/oz.
. Chips, Tortilla Kirkland Signature Organic $4.99/40 oz. $1.996/lb. .125/oz.
. Chocolate Chips $6.99/56 oz. $1.997/lb. .125/oz.
. Coconut Oil, Nutiva Organic $21.99/78 oz. $4.510/lb. .282/oz.
. Coffee, Organic, San Francisco Bay Rainforest Blend $14.99/3 lbs. $4.997/lb. .312/oz.
. Crackers, Animal Kirkland Signature Organic Disney $9.69/64 oz. $2.423/lb. .151/oz.
. Craisins, Ocean Spray $7.79/48 oz. $2.592/lb. .162/oz.
. Curry Powder N/A 10/13 $5.49/16 oz. $5.49/lb. .343/oz.
. Dates, Sun Date, Certified Halal Pitted $5.79/2.5 lbs. $2.316/lb. .145/lb.
. Flaxseed, Premium Gold Cold Milled $5.79/3 lbs. $1.93/lb. .121/oz.
. Flour, All Purpose Ancient Grain Gluten-Free: Brown Rice, Golden Flaxseed, Quinoa, Buckwheat, Aramanth $12.69/5 lb. $2.544/lb. .159 oz.
. Fruit & Nut Medley, Kirkland Signature Wholesome $13.99/56 oz. bag $3.997/lb. .250/oz.
. Garlic, Minced Kirkland Signature $3.99/48 oz. $1.33/lb. .83/oz.
. Grain, Sprouted Truroots Organic Medley $8.99/3 lbs. $2.997/lb. .187/oz.
. Hemp Hearts, Manitoba Harest Food Raw Shelled Hemp Seeds $14.89/28 oz. $8.512/lb. .532/oz.
. Honey $12.99/5 lbs. $2.598/lb. .162/oz.
. Juice, Kirkland Signature, Newman’s Grape $7.49/2- 96 oz. bottles $3.745/96 oz. bottle .039/oz.
. Juice Boxes, Organic Tree Top Apple $12.39/27-8 oz. boxes $0.458/8 oz. box .057/oz.
. Juice Boxes, Kirkland Signature & Hansen’s Natural, 100% Juice $9.39/36-6.75 oz. drinks $0.261/6.75 oz. drink .039/oz.
. Juice, Apple & Eve Organic Black Cherry $9.89/2-96 oz. bottles $.824/oz. .052/oz
. Lara Bar Variety Pack $15.79/18 Bars $0.877/bar
. Lemon Juice, Real Lemon $5.79/2-48 oz. bottles $0.965/16 oz. .060/oz.
. Mango, Dried $11.99/30 oz. .400/oz.
. Maple Syrup, Organic $13.591/L $6.432/lb. .402/oz.
. Marinara Sauce, Prego $7.69/ 2-67 oz. containers $0.918/16 oz. .057/oz.
. Milk, Almond Breeze $8.99/6-32 oz. boxes $1.498/32 oz. box .047/oz.
. Milk, Rice Organic, Kirkland $13.99/12-32 oz. boxes $1.166/32 oz. box .036/oz.
. Milk, Soy Organic, Kirkland $14.59/12-32 oz. boxes $1.216/32 oz. box .038/oz.
. Mrs. Mays Natural Trio Bar Variety Pack $15.59/20 ct. $0.78 each
. Nuts, Mixed with Macadamia $14.69/2.5 lbs. $5.876/lb. .367/oz.
. Nuts, Unsalted Mixed $15.49/2.5 lbs. $6.196/lb. .387/oz.
. Olive Oil, Organic Extra Virgin $13.99/2 liters $6.995/liter
. Olive Oil, Extra Virgin $12.79/2 liters $6.395/liter
. Olives, Black Pearl X LG Pitted $7.79/8-6 oz. cans $0.974/6 oz. can .162 oz.
. Pasta, Truroots Organic Penne Gluten-Free $7.49/2.2 lbs. $3.405/lb.
. Peanut Butter, KS Natural $10.99/2-40 oz. $2.192/lb. .137/oz.
. Peanut Butter, KS Natural Organic $11.99/2-28 oz. $3.426/lb. .214/oz.
. Pecans, Kirkland Signature Halves $12.99/2 lbs. $6.495/lb. .406/oz.
. Pepper, Red Crushed $3.25/10 oz. $5.20/16 oz. .325/oz.
. Pepper, Tellicherry Grinder $4.89/6.3 oz. $12.419/lb. .776/oz.
. Peppercorn, Whole Tellicherry $5.99/14.1 oz. $6.797/lb. .425/oz.
. Pine Nuts $24.99/24 oz. $16.66/lb.
. Pistachios $14.99/3 lbs. $4.997/lb.
. Quinoa, Trueroots Organic $11.69/4 lbs. $2.923/lb. .183/oz.
. Raisins, Organic Sun Maid $8.49/2-2 lb. packages $2.128/lb. .133/oz.
. Rice, Lundberg Organic Short Grain Brown $13.49/12 lbs. $1.124/lb. .070/oz.
. Salsa, Kirkland Signature Organic $7.89/2-38 oz. containers $1.661/16 oz. .103/oz.
. Salt, Himalayan Pink w/grinder $3.99/13 oz. $4.911/lb. .307/oz.
. Salt, Sea, Fine/Pure $2.79/30 oz. $1.488/lb. .093/oz.
. Salt, Sea w/grinder, Medium $3.49/13 oz. $4.29/lb. .268/oz.
. Seasoning, Organic No-Salt, KS $7.99/14.5 oz. $8.816/lb. .551/oz
. Snacks, Annie’s Homegrown Bunny Snacks Variety $11.69/36-1 oz. packages $0.33/pack .325/oz.
. Soup, Amy’s Kitchen Organic Lentil/Minestrone Soup $11.99/8-14.5 oz. $1.50/can .103/oz.
. Spaghetti, Organic, Whole Wheat, Garofalo $9.95/ 8-1.1 lbs. 1.131/lb. .071/oz.
. Strawberry Spread, Organic $6.89/42 oz. $2.62/lb. .164/oz.
. Sugar, Organic Evaporated Cane $11.49/10 lbs. $1.149/lb. .071/oz.
. Tomatoes, Organic Diced or Stewed, Kirkland $5.99/ 8-14.5 oz. cans $0.745/14.5 oz. can .051/oz.
. Tomato Paste, Organic Kirkland $5.99/ 12-6 oz. cans .499/6 oz. can .083/oz.
. Tomato Sauce, Organic, Kirkland $6.99/ 12 pck-15 oz. each $0.583/15 oz. can .039/oz.
. Tuna, Chicken of the Sea Chunk Light in Water $15.9912-7 oz. $1.332/7 oz. can .190/oz.
. Vinegar, Balsamic Kirkland Signature $10.99/1 Liter $5.20/16 oz. .325/oz.
. Vinegar, Distilled White Four Monks $3.89/2-1 Gallon $1.945/gallon .015/oz.
. Walnuts, Mariani $17.49/3 lbs. $5.830/lb. .364/oz.
. Yeast, Red Star Active $3.99/32 oz. $1.995/16 oz. .125 oz.
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. FRUITS & VEGGIES
. Apples, Granny Smith/Gala Organic $8.79/5.5 lbs. $1.598/lb.
. Avocados, Large Hass $6.99/5 ct. $1.398 each
. Bananas $1.39/3 lbs. $0.463/lb.
. Blueberries $4.99/32 oz. $2.495/lb.
. Broccolettes, Organic Earthbound Farms $5.79/2 lb. bag $2.895/lb.
. Carrots, Organic, Baby $4.99/lb. $0.998/lb.
. Carrots, Organic $5.69/10 lbs. $0.569/lb.
. Garlic $5.79/3 lb. $1.83/lb.
. Grapefruit $7.49/10 lbs. $0.749/lb.
. Kale, Organic Baby $4.79/1.5 lbs. $3.193/lb. .020/oz.
. Lettuce, Romaine Hearts $3.29/6 ct. $0.548 each
. Lemons $6.49/5 lbs. $1.298/lb.
. Limes $4.99/5 lbs. $0.998/lb.
. Onions, Red Sweet $6.49/8 lbs. $0.811/lb.
. Onions, Yellow $3.29/10 lbs. $0.329/lb.
. Oranges $13.99/12 lbs. $1.166/lb.
. Papaya, Golden Lrg $7.99/4 ct. $1.99 each
. Pineapple $2.99 each
. Potatoes, Baking Ex Lg $7.99/20 lbs. $0.400/lb.
. Potatoes, Sweet Organic $7.99/10 lbs. $0.799/lb.
. Spinach, Organic $3.99/16 oz. $3.99/lb. .249/oz.
. Spring Greens, Organic $3.99/16 oz. $3.99/lb. .249/oz.
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. FROZEN
. Beans, Green Bybee Foods Organic $6.19/5 lbs. $1.238/lb.
. Berries, 3-Black/Blue/Ra $11.89/4 lbs. $2.973/lb. .186/oz.
. Berries, Organic Sunrise Growers-Antioxidant $9.99/3 lbs. $3.33/lb. .208/oz.
. Blueberries, Kirkland Signature $10.99/5 lbs. $2.198/lb. .137/oz.
. Blueberries, Organic $10.39/3 lbs. $3.463/lb. .216/oz.
. Cherries, Organic Dark $9.89/3 lbs. $3.297/lb.
. Chicken, Organic, Free Range, Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts N/A updated 4/13 $18.99/3.5 lbs. $5.426/lb.
. Corn, Bybee Foods Organic $5.89/5 lbs. $1.178/lb.
. Fruit, Festival of Variety $9.59/6 lbs. $1.598/lb. .100/oz.
. Peas, Organic $6.19/5 lbs. $1.238/lb. .074/oz.
. Pineapple Chunks $6.59/4lbs. $1.648/lb.
. Strawberries $8.99/6 lbs. $1.498/lb. .094/oz.
. Vegetables, Kirkland Signature Normandy-Broc/Caul/Carrots+ $6.49/5.5 lbs. $1.18/lb. .074/oz.
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. PERISHABLE MEAT, DAIRY, EGGS, REFRIGERATED SECTION
. Beef, Ground Patties, 88% Lean $3.29/lb.
. Beef, Ground, Organic, Kirkland Signature $16.99/4 lbs. $4.248/lb.
. Butter $7.89/4 lbs. $1.973/lb.
. Butter, Organic $7.69/2-1 lb. portions $3.845/lb.
. Carrot Juice, Organic Kirkland Signature $6.99/3-32 oz. containers $1.168/lb. .073/oz.
. Cheese, Cheddar Tillamook Shredded $15.99/5 lbs. $3.198/lb. .200/oz.
. Cheese, Colby Jack $7.99/2.5 lbs. $3.196/lb. .200/oz.
. Cheese, Feta $6.89/24 oz. $4.592/lb. .287/oz.
. Cheese, Sliced Colby & PPRJack $7.99/2 lbs. $3.995/lb. .250/oz.
. Cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano $13.59/lb. $13.59/lb.
. Cheese, Pepper Jack, Tillamook $7.99/2.5 lbs. $3.169/lb. .199/oz.
. Cheese, Frigo String $10.69/60 ct.- 1 oz. $2.848/lb. .178/oz.
. Cheese, Kirkland Signature Mozarella, Shredded $11.49/5 lbs. $2.298/lb. .144/oz.
. Chicken Breast, Kirkland Signature/Foster Farms $3.19/lb.
. Chicken Breast, Organic, Coleman $5.99/lb.
. Chicken, Legs Organic $1.89/lb.
. Chicken Thighs, Coleman Organic $4.29/lb.
. Chicken, Whole $1.19/lb.
. Chicken, Whole Organic $2.49/lb.
. Eggs $7.38/5 dozens $1.476/dozen
. Eggs, Organic $6.99/2 dozens $3.495/dozen
. Juice, Odwalla $5.79/2-32 oz. containers $1.44/16 oz. .090/oz.
. Milk, Whole $4.94/2-1 Gallon Jugs $2.470/gallon
. Milk, Organic 1% $9.38/3-half gallons $6.272/gallon .049/oz.
. Turkey, Ground, 93% Lean $2.79/lb.
. Yogurt, Kirkland Signature, Greek, Non-fat $6.89/2-32 oz. $1.728/16 oz. .108/oz.
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