Today was our second “shopping trip” to Costco in North Lakes and like any good local should: “I ask myself is it worth the journey?“.
Depending on which exit one takes on the Bruce Highway the journey from Beerwah to Costco North Lakes is approximately 90km return, but when you get there the fuel is heavily discounted. (or so they say).
Travel to Costco: Is it worth it and are there saving to be made by shopping there? – (I hope so).
Todays unleaded fuel cost $1.39 / Litre at Costco. I know that because I filled up my tank. Later in the day when I phoned Woolworths to ask the price of fuel I was informed that they, (Woolworths) were not allowed to give out the price of fuel over the phone … so I drove in to check out the price myself and learned that the cost for Unleaded Fuel at Woolworths in Beerwah is $1.42 on the same day, that’s a savings for 3 miserable cents. … mmm not a very significant difference between Woolworths and Costco and certainly not worth the 90km journey today.
Did we save on other products? – Well todays attraction certainly wasn’t the discounted unleaded fuel, but I think we saved on a range of other products, like Milo, Toilet Paper, Washing Powder, Butter, “live culture”, drinks.
** please note ** The author of this post is not very price savvy, but as the keeper of a family of 6 I’m always keen to make my dollar work for me, and yes I still think it’s worth it and I’m planning a third trip.
Perhaps you (the reader) can help me out and and answer the question below.
Is there saving to be gained by traveling to Costco?
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