6 Best Costco Items to Stop You from Getting Too Bored This Winter

Bring a little adventure to your winter with affordable Costco bargains on everything from gaming consoles to hot tubs.
Updated May 16, 2024
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Keeping winter interesting can be a challenge, especially once the holidays are over. That’s doubly true if you live somewhere cold and love the outdoors but despise winter sports.

Fortunately, making the most of your winter doesn’t have to be expensive if you already have a Costco membership and know some of the best shopping tricks.

When you feel winter boredom starting to creep in, check out these 12 Costco deals guaranteed to get your post-holiday season back on track.

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SaluSpa Laguna AirJet Inflatable Hot Tub

Courtesy of Costco SaluSpa Laguna AirJet Inflatable Hot Tub

Want the luxuries of a hot tub without the associated expense and frequent maintenance?

The SaluSpa Laguna AirJet Inflatable Hot Tub costs $599.99 at Costco, holds more than 177 gallons of water, and comes with a water filter, energy saver, and digital temperature control panel.

It even has jets which, according to user reviews, are pretty mighty for a small inflatable hot tub.

Stag Pacifica Table Tennis table

Courtesy of Costco Couple playing tennis table outdoors. Stag Pacifica OUTDOOR Table Tennis with Rackets, Balls and Storage Pouch

Ready to cure your boredom by learning a new sport? Table tennis is the ultimate indoor game.

The Stag Pacifica model comes with four rackets, ten balls, and a setup option for solo play so you can perfect your game whether you have a table-tennis partner to play with or not.

This model is weather-proof and built specifically for the outdoors, with all-terrain wheels for easy outdoor transportation, and is priced at $899.99.

So, if you feel like braving the elements or live in a more temperate climate, a ping-pong table gives you a great excuse to go outside without straying too far from your home ground.

Nintendo Switch OLED Bundle

Courtesy of Costco Nintendo Switch OLED Bundle

Take your Switch game to the next level with a seven-inch Nintendo Switch OLED screen.

An OLED screen gives you much sharper visuals on a larger screen than your current Switch, and it works with Joy-Con controllers and all of your existing Nintendo Switch games.

Costco’s bundle includes a one-year Nintendo Switch Online family membership, a Nintendo Switch case, and an SD card with 128GB of external storage space for $399.99.

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Samsung 32" Odyssey G5 Gaming Monitor

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If a seven-inch screen isn’t enough for you, the Samsung G5 gaming monitor has incredible screen resolution (2560 x 1440), a one-millisecond response time, and a refresh rate of 165Hz.

That’s enough speed to keep you on top of the leaderboards and a high enough resolution for a fully immersive visual gaming experience.

Artis Monograph Collection Powder Eyeshadow Quads Portfolio + Brush

Courtesy of Costco Artis Monograph Collection Powder Eyeshadow Quads Portfolio + Brush

If you’ve been dying to try makeup tips from your favorite health and beauty YouTube or TikTok creator, treat yourself to an at-home makeover with one of Costco’s many makeup kits.

The Artis Monograph collection includes eight color palettes with four shades of eyeshadow each for $129.99.

It only includes one brush, so you’ll want to have your own beauty tools at home to get the most out of it.

Xbox $25 Gift Cards Digital Download (4-pack)

Courtesy of Costco Xbox 4 x $25 green Gift Cards

Hopefully, you’re already taking advantage of Costco’s discounted gift cards. After all, they’re easily among the best perks of your Costco membership.

Just as it does with every bulk item, Costco sells gift cards in bulk so it can pass savings along to you. That means you can often get a pack of gift cards worth $100 for just $89.

That’s the case with Costco’s current Xbox gift card deal. If you want to get a new console or buy some new games, swing by Costco to get a gift card first so you can save up to $25 on whatever you purchase.

Bottom line

monticellllo/Adobe laptop computer displaying logo of Costco

The next time you find yourself running low on winter activities, one of these Costco items could be just what you need to get through the next bout of boredom.

And if you’re not interested in the items we listed here, just keep an eye on Costco’s frequent sales combined with your best Costco shopping hacks for additional savings.

After all, we’re talking about Costco, so you know something affordably adventurous and perfectly suited to your style will turn up sooner rather than later.

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Michelle Smith Michelle Smith has spent a decade writing for and about small businesses. She specializes in all things finance and has written for publications like G2 and SmallBizDaily. When she's not writing for work at her desk, you can usually find her writing for pleasure near large bodies of water.

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