The average Costco customer saves about $20 a week on groceries compared to major grocers in their market areas. That comes to $2600.
$55 to save $2600?
Stand outside a Costco and watch the carts.
Especailly since Walmart and others have raised shelf prices, more customers are getting smart about comparing prices per pound, per ounce ESPECIALLY ON NON-PERISHABLES such as paper products, soaps, juices, sodas, canned goods, and toiletries/personal care, books, electronics, and small appliances.
1. $20/wk x 52 weeks = $1,040, not $2,600 2. The average customer doesn't use Costco exclusively for groceries. They pick up a few bulk items but still go to other grocery stores. Your $20/wk. savings is substantially overstated. 3. Many Costco customers are sporadic shoppers and will find that $55/yr. isn't worth the hassle of shopping at Costco. Parking hassles, rude employees, massive bulk purchases, etc.